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Sometimes making fun of Republicans is like shooting fish in a barrel. Actually, no. They’re not fish so much as some kind of animal that can’t swim … or crawl out of a barrel. It’s like watching a drunk, elderly orangutan drown in a barrel. Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. I...

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  • May 13, 2021

Apparently, most congressional committees are as boring as Texas during a devastating winter storm, because Ted Cruz doesn’t want to stick around for any of them. He just wants to be caught on camera pretending to care. If you want to draw Cruz like a fly to your picnic, you don’t need...

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  • May 11, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

An advisory panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration has unanimously recommended emergency approval of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine which virtually guarantees its acceptance and rapid deployment to vaccination centers. http://www.msn.com/…The nonbinding decision, which was adopted 22-0, by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee...

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  • February 26, 2021

Howie Klein writes that Katie Porter was denied a waiver in order to serve on the financial services committee. There certainly will be plenty to do on the Oversight and Natural Resources committees, especially with post-Trump excesses and the climate initiatives, but she will be missed. On Thursday evening, I...

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  • January 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D. MA) on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee which is supporting his re-election campaign: x YouTube Video This is U.S. Senator Ed Markey. My neck-and-neck election is in just 38 days. I’m reaching out to ask you to support...

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  • July 26, 2020

From Lachlan Markay at The Daily Beast: As Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) proclaims her exoneration from allegations of insider trading, she’s simultaneously building a campaign fundraising system that imagines her campaign as a Wall Street-style investment opportunity. The Georgia Republican is offering donors and fundraisers benefit packages to support her re-election...

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  • June 13, 2020

Kudos to Julia Conley at Common Dreams for capturing this: Three weeks after government watchdogs demanded the resignation of U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and Richard Burr following reports that both responded to briefings about the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic in late January by selling millions of dollars in stocks, critics slammed...

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  • April 18, 2020

“When our country returns to calmer times and stronger leadership…” MSNBC and CNN are now broadcasting it live. WATCH IT LIVE: @HouseJudiciary to Markup Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump. https://t.co/ce5LRfkpPt — House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) December 11, 2019 WATCH LIVE: The House Judiciary Committee is debating the articles...

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  • December 12, 2019

So many stunts, and so little GOP improvement in discourse aside from bullying, and disinformation regarding process. But yet it was informative about how little some representatives prepare for such hearings. And there were distortions and lies. Four legal scholars were witnesses, and the argument for impeachment because much clearer atop the...

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  • December 4, 2019

Received this e-mail today from actress and activist, Ashley Judd, on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: I’m Ashley Judd. You may know me as an actress, a basketball fan, an activist, or as my mother Naomi Judd’s daughter. Or, you may know me for speaking out about sexual...

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  • December 3, 2019

Oh, you crazy, Devin, just not crazy enough: BREAKING: Republicans consider moving Jim Jordan to House Intelligence Committee https://t.co/2qdwDArfJq pic.twitter.com/vDQG4IYCTs — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 4, 2019 CBS News “Washington — As the impeachment inquiry enters its public phase, top Republicans in the House are weighing whether to temporarily assign...

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  • November 5, 2019

The protest is over, after delaying the hearing for five hours. Laura Cooper of the DoD is testifying. The sit-in was held by GOP House members not on the relevant committees in the SCIF facility. PIzza was ordered and apparently no one was arrested. Republicans forming a literal mob to obstruct...

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  • October 23, 2019
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