Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview Sunday on CBS that he hasnt yet decided how he will vote …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… presidency, told HuffPost by phone. The test for standing is not too draconian, so I think most courts would let Patagonia in. Trump could attempt to reduce the monument through an executive order, but he could also appeal to Congress to vote to change Bears Ears status, which Zinke has suggested they may do. That would face tough opposition, however. I dont believe Trump has the legal authority to rescind or shrink the monument, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), who has a national monument in his own …


How A Carpetbagging Confederacy Fan Nearly Became Virginia’s Republican Nominee For Governor

June 16, 2017

… Politics. There are a lot of moderate, white-collar workers in Northern Virginia who might at one time have been moderate Republicans or independents, but now vote Democratic because they have become functionally Democrats, Skelley said. but Trump may have been the final straw for some. The Washington Post/Getty Images At the same time, if those former Republican primary voters opted to participate in the Democratic primary, they likely boosted the fortunes of the more moderate candidate, …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… squeezes. Many commentators, on the left and right, who had written Jeremy Corbyn off as vote-losing liability have had to eat their words since the election. Just about everyone underestimated his appeal, once he was given a chance to air his views unmediated by a largely hostile press. 5) Manifesto policies Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnna Soubry has given a frank assessment of her party’s campaign The turning point of the campaign, according to …


Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

… the club is one of a tiny handful left in the UK that does not admit women. “Your wife can’t chase you in here,” says one regular, looking up from his racing form. He doesn’t want to talk about politics. Mrs May won 28% of the vote in North West Durham – a score that has not been beaten by a Conservative candidate there since – but although one local poll put the party in with a chance of winning on 8 June it is not high on their target list. There was …

May 22, 2017

Hope You Don’t Expect The Senate GOP To Be Transparent About Obamacare Repeal

… the most severe medical problems think aggressive cancer that requires chemotherapy and surgery, or genetic disorders that require long stays in neonatal care. By the time a article on the subject brought the possibility to national attention, the vote was just hours away too late for new information to have an effect. Of course that was precisely what House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his allies were trying to accomplish to avoid public scrutiny, to get legislation through the House …

May 15, 2017