Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos Sitting in a barge on a pond in northern Oklahoma, on a weekend away, Troy Stevenson took a phone call about the news from Washington. He resigned himself to a busy…

Clinton may have taken performance-enhancing narcotics before debate- Trump

Republican suggests medication exams before next showdown and recurs distrust of rigged election at New Hampshire rally Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that Hillary Clinton might have taken performance-enhancing drugs to prepare for their presidential debates, and that both candidates for president should be tested before Wednesdays final debate. Were like athletes, the Republican nominee…

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

Hastily passed House bill which some members said they hadnt read before voting on it would improve on previous version by a mere 1 million people The hastily redrawn Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare would leave an extra 23 million people without health insurance over the next decade, the first official independent analysis of the…

‘You’re kidding, right? ‘ WaPo’s The Fix suggests GOP do what to court minorities?

You might wanna settle in, then. It’s gonna be a while … Mkay. Well, perhaps it’ll make more sense if we read it 😛 TAGEND Theres evidence that pollution is substantially worse in black and Latino neighborhoods, and yet its hard to recall any presidential candidate from either party speaking about this directly. With the…

Republican push ahead with plans to hinder insurance coverage for abortions

A proposed bill would enforce a far-reaching prohibit on private insurance coverage for abortions under Obamacare, and could see tens of thousands lose out Republicans in Congress are advancing a bill that imposes a far-reaching prohibition on private insurance coverage for abortion services for as long as the Affordable Care Act remains in effect and…

Is Trump moving to the centre on handguns? Don’t hold your breath

The president seemed ready to take on the NRA but experience should construct us wary of his inconsistency and inability to master detail Donald Trump stunned Washington this week by espousing a series of gun control measures long opposed by the National Rifle Association and most Republicans on Capitol Hill. The predominating question remained how…

READING BREITBART FOR 48 HOURS WILL CONVINCE YOU THE WORLD IS TERRIBLE

I spent two days ingesting news exclusively from the rightwing website and observed its genius lies in the clever packaging of far-right narratives When Donald Trump hired Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon to lead his presidential campaign, many immediately wondered: what can we expect from the new Bannon-led campaign? And what is Breitbart News?…

Sally Yates firing and Trump cabinet cause partisan ‘bad blood’ to boil over

Republicans hurry-up to defend chairwomen travel forbidding and decision to fire acting attorney general as Democrats boycott Tom Price and Steve Mnuchin votes A dirty political battle roiled Washington on Tuesday as allies and officials rallied around Donald Trump and his controversial travelling outlaw, while opponents intensified their tactics to thwart his administration at every…

Republican senators return to work on healthcare bill amid resistance

At least one Republican senator predicted a consensus was still several more weeks away, and few senators have been willing to defend the bill publicly Republican senators left Washington more than a week ago without voting time a long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act or their unpopular plan to replace it. The GOP lawmakers…