Protestors At McConnell’s Office Dragged Out Of Capitol Building

Protestors At McConnell’s Office Dragged Out Of Capitol Building Just as Senate Republicans released their secret Obamacare repeal bill, a group of protestors assembled outside of Mitch McConnell’s office.  Under orders from Republican leadership, Capitol Police dragged protesters, many of them in wheelchairs, out of the Capitol. Here are photos and videos of the disturbing event: Tense situation outside McConnell's Russell office as protesters gather. Capitol Police blocking off hallway pic.twitter.com/48H3KUipfK — Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) June 22, 2017 Capitol Police are physically removing protesters who are staging a "die-in" in front of McConnell's office pic.twitter.com/8BU0dW63VI — Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC)...

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New Poll Finds Even Less Support For Republican Health Bill

New Poll Finds Even Less Support For Republican Health Bill Support for Republican health bill just got even lower. Just 16 percent of Americans think the Republican health bill is a good idea. According to a brand new poll by NBC News, support for the Republican health care bill is dropping fast. In May, 23 percent said they thought the bill was a good idea. But in the new poll, that number is down to 16 percent of Americans saying the GOP bill is a good idea. As the chart above shows, by a 3 to 1 margin, Americans have...

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Bernie Sanders: Senate Health Bill ‘Worse Than Expected’

Bernie Sanders: Senate Health Bill ‘Worse Than Expected’ Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday blasted the Senate Republican plan to repeal Obamacare saying the legislation “is even worse” than he expected. “The bill Republicans announced today is even worse than expected and by far the most harmful piece of legislation I have seen in my lifetime,” Sanders said in a statement. “This bill has nothing to do with health care. It has everything to do with an enormous transfer of wealth from working people to the richest Americans.” “Our job now is to rally millions of Americans against this disastrous...

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The Senate Republican Health Bill Is Finally Out. Here Are The Details:

The Senate Republican Health Bill Is Finally Out, Here Are The Details Senate Republicans on Thursday finally released a draft of their long-awaited Obamacare repeal bill. Here is what we know: Summary: Wealthy and healthy will do very well. Poor, middle class and sick people get crushed. Medicaid: The Republican bill includes massive cuts to Medicaid. Obamacare has extended Medicaid coverage to about 11 million people in 31 states. The Senate bill’s dramatic cuts to Medicaid are actually harsher than the House bill. States would also be able to impose work requirements for people on Medicaid. Tax cuts for...

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Democrats Press White House Over Kushner Security Clearance

Democrats Press White House Over Kushner Security Clearance Dems Blast Trump White House Over Kushner Security Clearance Concerns.  House Democrats on the Oversight Committee are demanding answers from the Trump White House about why Jared Kushner still has a security clearance despite his failure to disclose meetings with Russian officials while he was seeking clearance. Congressman Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the committee, sent a letter signed by the committee’s Democrats to Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus requesting documents related to Kushner’s security clearance by July 5. The letter also discusses the White House’s “failure to...

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Senate Republican Health Bill Lowers Taxes On Wealthy, Cuts Insurance For Poor: Report

Senate Republican Health Bill Lowers Taxes On Wealthy, Cuts Insurance For Poor: Report   Any indication that Senate Republicans would make the House health care bill more moderate just got chucked out the window. According to a new report by the Washington Post, the Senate Republican bill would lower taxes on wealthy individuals while dramatically cutting insurance for poor and middle-class Americans. The Washington Post notes that the Senate bill “largely mirrors the House measure that narrowly passed last month.” Importantly, the Senate bill would make deeper long-term cuts to Medicaid than even the House bill did. The bill...

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Congressional Black Caucus Rejects Trump’s Invite To White Hose

Congressional Black Caucus Rejects Trump’s Invite To White Hose The Congressional Black Caucus has declined an invitation from Donald Trump to visit the White House. The 49-member group rejected the White House meeting citing his unresponsiveness on previous attempts at policy engagement as proof that Trump isn’t interested in working with the members beyond a photo op. “Through an objective assessment, we have seen no evidence that your Administration acted on our calls for action, and we have in fact witnessed steps that will hurt the Black community,” the letter stated. Despite repeated attempts to communicate with the White...

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Maddow Makes Bombshell Revelation About Trump-Russia Money Laundering (Video)

Maddow Makes Bombshell Revelation About Trump-Russia Money Laundering (Video)   Maddow continues her great coverage on the Trump-Russia story. [watch the videos below] On Tuesday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, we learned about a new potential bombshell story in the Trump-Russia saga. Maddow revealed the details of a new report by Tim O’Brien of Bloomberg News, that details a connection between Donald Trump’s real estate business and “money connected to Russian President Vladimir Putin.” Maddow walked through the relationship between Trump and a shadowy Russian mafia figure named Felix Sater. Sater was involved in a large stock...

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Republican Karen Handel Defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff In Georgia Congressional Race

Republican Karen Handel Defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff In Georgia Congressional Race Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The race has been the most expensive House race in history, after the seat that has been in the hands of the Republicans since 1979 was being challenged on the left. In the primary on April 18, Ossoff came in first place with 48.8 percent – just shy of the 50 percent threshold to win the race outright. Handel’s predecessor won in November by 23 points, while she won tonight by only five points. The contested...

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Flynn Received CIA Secrets Despite Concerns Of Russian Blackmail

Flynn Received CIA Secrets Despite Concerns Of Russian Blackmail Michael Flynn was given CIA secrets despite serious concerns among senior officials that he could be vulnerable to blackmail from Russians, according to a new report. The New York Times on Tuesday reported that officials at the FBI, CIA and the Justice Department considered Flynn to be at risk of being blackmailed. However, Flynn continued to recieve highly classified information. The New York Times report noted, “At the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence — agencies responsible for keeping American secrets...

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