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These kinds of stories drive me up the wall. There’s nothing heartwarming or cute about this, but it’s the kind of thing people in this country slurp up like syrup. Nothing against the journalist who brought this grotesquerie to light, but my takeaway from this tragic tale is that we...

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  • March 1, 2021

Here’s some big news on health care: Sen. Michael Bennet is leading the drive for a public health insurance option in the U.S. The Colorado Democrat and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine first introduced their public option bill, Medicare-X, three years ago and reintroduced it on Wednesday. Under the bill, Medicare-X...

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  • February 18, 2021

The lawfare against the ACA now being heard in SCOTUS now resembles the attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Scorched earth and total lawfare, total landscaping. Schrödinger's ballots. Sources close to Trump described his unsupported accusations as a desperate way to save face x Memo to my...

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  • November 10, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 51% (+4)Trump 47%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+3)Tillis (R-inc) 44%@ppppolls/@ProtectOurCare (D) 10/26-27https://t.co/BAV0ZaJeQm— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 27, 2020 A new Public Policy Polling survey finds North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis trailing Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Montana courtesy of PPP: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Steve Bullock leading Republican opponent Steve Daines in the Montana Senate race by 1 point (48-47). Health care is a key issue fora majority of Montanans, with 64% considering it either the...

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  • October 27, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Texas: x 🚨New Poll – TEXAS🚨Biden 49 / Trump 48Hegar 46 / Cornyn 48https://t.co/OCRMOhwGdJ— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) October 26, 2020 Click here for the full results. Yesterday’s UT Tyler poll showed a tightening race: In his bid for a fourth term in...

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  • October 26, 2020

Donald Trump has been pretending he has a health care plan for at least four years — and it’s usually just two weeks from being unveiled. He has no health care plan. Never has. Other than risibly claiming he’s going to protect guaranteed issue for people with preexisting conditions —...

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  • October 23, 2020

Mother Jones has a great piece about the Alaska U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R. AK) and Dr. Al Gross (I. AK). But there’s a really good part of this piece that explains why Gross is making this race competitive and how his campaign strategy might...

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  • October 23, 2020

Combative Trump tried to bully Lesley Stahl, good luck with that Donald. The Trump release of the interview proves he just wanted a propaganda piece that repeated his stump speech’s talking points. The same fallacious logic and falsehoods appeared in the CBS interview, as did more Trump interruptions. It was no different...

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  • October 22, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Alaska courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NEW POLL: 86% of Alaska voters say health is one of the most important issues when deciding who to vote for in the #AKSEN race — this includes 78% of Republican voters and 90% of Independent...

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  • October 21, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Kansas courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NEW POLL: 45% of Kanas voters say they’re less likely to vote for @RogerMarshallMD due to his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement. #ProtectOurCare #KSSEN— Protect Our Care (@ProtectOurCare) October 21, 2020...

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  • October 21, 2020

The Huffington Post has a good piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), is repeating the same thing he did last time he ran for the Senate; campaign on empty rhetoric on health care: “My son has a preexisting condition … I will always fight to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video The anti-Trump GOP group the Lincoln Project launched an ad Tuesday targeting Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as her battle to keep her Senate seat ramps up. The group framed Ernst as a “yes woman” for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the ad and a press release, which come...

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  • October 14, 2020

Andy Borowtiz at The New Yorker strikes again: Calling the Supreme Court nominee’s testimony “worrisome,” Senator Susan Collins said that she is concerned that Amy Coney Barrett is too indecisive to sit on the nation’s highest court. “When she was asked a question, she often appeared hesitant, evasive, and wishy-washy,”...

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  • October 14, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham (T-SC) (T for Trump) spilled the beans in his opening statement at the Barrett confirmation hearing. Judges and justices are supposed to be vetted for their qualifications to serve, and for their positions on Constitutional theory, and things like that. They don’t get asked how they would...

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  • October 13, 2020
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Some very encouraging news today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+6)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+8)McSally (R-inc) 41%.#MIsen:Peters (D-inc) 49% (+9)James (R) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D) 50% (+10)Gardner (R-inc) 40%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/2-11https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 13, 2020 And in the presidential election: x COLORADOBiden 54%Trump 40%...

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  • October 13, 2020

Kudos to Josh Israel at The American Independent for catching this: In an interview with a local radio network, Perdue seemed to suggest that cutting funding to the popular entitlement programs — which provide health insurance and benefits to American seniors — would help reduce the national debt. “This is...

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  • October 8, 2020

Fox News Poll has Joe Biden leading Trump 53% to 43%. Last month the same poll had Biden with a 51% to 46% lead. http://www.foxnews.com/… Twice as many voters want to keep ObamaCare in place as want to repeal the health care law (64-32 percent), and voters who prioritize health...

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  • October 7, 2020

Saturday as I watched 10 white coats appear in front of a mic looking professional  I began thinking about equal justice as  I thought this.   How can anyone vote for a 10 to 0 medical care in America and feel any moral pride or anything but selfish and ashamed?  As those doctors...

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  • October 4, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

From The Kansas City-Star: The bulk of Kansas Republican Rep. Roger Marshall’s Senate campaign team have health insurance because of the law their boss and other Republicans have repeatedly sought to repeal. Marshall’s campaign staff are independent contractors rather than employees. It means that the campaign does not have to...

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  • October 1, 2020

Some big news out of Mississippi: The Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans opposed to President Trump, plans to support Democratic Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy against incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the final month of a race that has otherwise seen scant national attention or outside spending....

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  • October 1, 2020

Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) has been kicking Trump’s ass lately. First, there was this: A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau...

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  • October 1, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of South Carolina courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: Republican incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are locked ina dead heat in the race for U.S. Senate, 48 – 48 percent, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack)University poll of likely voters, which...

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  • September 30, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: “This is a state that perhaps better than any other understands the costs and consequences of Donald Trump,” O’Rourke said during a pre-debate press call hosted by the Texas Democratic Party. “And it’s a state by the way — not unrelated to that — that is...

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  • September 30, 2020

morningconsult.com/… A Morning Consult Poll of voter’s opinions of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, shows that support for the health insurance program is continuing to grow. Some 55% of Americans supported it in March 2020 and 62% support it today. The survey shows that 85% of Democrats, 59% of Independents...

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  • September 29, 2020

The Houston Chronicle highlights how the Supreme Court vacancy is reigniting the health care debate in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) and veteran MJ Hegar (D. TX): The Supreme Court vacancy stands to alter the Senate race more than just about any other...

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  • September 27, 2020

int.nyt.com/… According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, 59% of likely American voters support granting statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, while 20% were opposed and 15% were undecided or gave no answer. The survey taken September 22 to 24 comes from the pollster rated A+...

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  • September 27, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from health care activist, Ady Barkan, and his Super PAC, Be A Hero: Ady Barkan It's official. Just moments ago, the NYTimes reported that Trump will be nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Amy is a notorious, ultra-conservative...

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  • September 26, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), recently did an interview with Q Magazine and vowed to be an unwavering ally for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. Senate: “There’s no place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” Ossoff said. “Those should not be merely a...

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  • September 9, 2020

Wow: North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis — viewed as one of the most vulnerable GOP senators in 2020 — has found himself in an uncomfortable situation after a staffer's excessively honest comments to a constituent were caught on tape. As first reported by WRAL, Bev Veals of Carolina Beach,...

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  • September 9, 2020

Of course he would: In some of his most candid remarks to date about the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner told a conservative crowd that public health advice and science have been politicized in recent months, causing an erosion of public trust. Gardner, a Yuma Republican, spoke in person to the Steamboat Institute’s...

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  • September 6, 2020

Today, Joe Biden appeared in front of the press and did his best impression of a non-senile presidential candidate who’s about to dropkick Donald Trump’s traitorous ass back to Trump Tower — preferably the one he’ll end up building in Moscow. (Of course, having squeezed all the juice out of...

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  • September 4, 2020

The Denver Post has a great piece out about many of the U.S. Senators from the class of 2014, including Cory Gardner (R. CO), were elected in a very good year for the GOP when the Affordable Care Act wasn’t popular. But in 2020, the tables have turned: Public sentiment...

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  • August 29, 2020

From Ian Silverii at The Denver Post: Sen. Gardner’s record is not in dispute when it comes to his votes to eliminate the ACA without a replacement that protects people with preexisting conditions. He voted for every single repeal bill the Trump administration put forward, none of which protected people...

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  • August 20, 2020

Add him to the list: U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s latest ad opens with a direct-to-camera assertion from the Republican: “Health insurance should always cover pre-existing conditions for anyone. Period.” It’s his latest attempt to play to the middle of the electorate in a tight race against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Libertarian...

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  • August 13, 2020

Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast has another great piece about U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) trying to run away from his record trying to kill the Affordable Care Act. But there’s something else that Tillis is trying to do: Tillis is taking it a bit farther. The North...

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  • August 3, 2020

At least that’s what he promised two weeks ago when challenged by Fox News’ Chris Wallace over his attempts to scuttle the Affordable Care Act. And, as we all know, Trump always follows through and never, ever lies. This interview aired two weeks ago. Turns out Trump was lying about...

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  • August 2, 2020

One of the strongest arguments for including a public option to the Affordable Care Act would not only provide millions of Americans health care, it’s also a huge step from having to rely on your employer to provide health care. U.S. Senate candidate, Dr. Al Gross (I. AK), sat down...

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  • July 27, 2020

So U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) was busted doing this: x YouTube Video Sen. Martha McSally has a new campaign ad featuring a cancer survivor who talks about how her “path collided” with McSally, whom she describes as a champion for protecting those with pre-existing medical conditions. The emotional...

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  • July 25, 2020

From High Times Magazine: The Yale-educated former aide to Rep. James Clyburn, Jaime Harrison, is challenging Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham for a US Senate seat in South Carolina. Harrison is a vocal supporter of cannabis legalization, and recently highlighted the disproportionate way that cannabis laws are enforced upon black...

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  • July 18, 2020

This is the second time she’s done this: x YouTube Video The camera pans across pictures of a woman in the hospital before Whitney from Queen Creek begins telling viewers about her rare blood disorder that requires monthly chemotherapy. In the 30-second ad that began airing last week, Whitney says...

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  • July 16, 2020

From The Colorado Times Recorder: Three years ago this month, after the downward-pointing thumb of John McCain put an end to the last of three Republican attempts to kill Obamacare, the Arizona senator issued a statement with ideas on how America could move forward to improve its health care system. Among McCain’s...

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  • July 16, 2020

Kudos to Emily Singer at The American Independent for capturing this: x After several positive ads, Montana U.S. Sen. @SteveDaines (R) re-election campaign with a contrast ad against @SteveBullockMT (D) on health care. Links Bullock to Biden and Pelosi. First aired this AM in Butte-Bozeman per @Ad_Analytics. #mtsen #mtpol pic.twitter.com/4em1fy8Zhe—...

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  • July 10, 2020
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She can’t stop getting caught lying: Sen. Martha McSally released a TV ad for her campaign in which she says, “Of course I will always protect those with preexisting conditions. Always.” Well … It boils down to this: McSally has been a proponent of abolishing the Affordable Care Act, which...

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  • June 29, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: In the midst of an out-of-control pandemic, insurance industry-backed GOP officials just filed legal briefs asking the Supreme Court to DISMANTLE the Affordable Care Act. This would END health care protections for women, young people, and tens of...

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  • June 27, 2020

As most surely know, Trump and the Republicans have filed their initial brief before the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the entire ACA, arguing that the elimination of any tax penalty to enforce the individual mandate renders the original constitutional justification (Congress’s taxing authority) a nullity and that — under something...

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  • June 27, 2020

He is so fucked: With Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner on record as saying nothing about Obamacare since well before the pandemic hit America–and Republicans in Washington pressing their case in the U.S. Supreme Court to have the national health care law overturned–activists stood outside of Gardner’s office in downtown Denver...

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  • June 26, 2020

Donald Trump is barely even pretending to care about the novel coronavirus anymore, even as new cases spike in the U.S. All along, he’s treated the crisis as if it’s dozens of women accusing him of sexual assault: Claim it’s all a hoax and wait for it to go away. Unfortunately,...

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  • June 25, 2020
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