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A Republican effort to sabotage Obamacare was just rejected by the Supreme Court

A Republican effort to sabotage Obamacare was just rejected by the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to reject a Republican effort to sabotage parts of the Affordable Care Act. The upshot of this decision is that health insurers will receive payments owed to them under Obamacare’s “risk corridor” program. Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s majority opinion in Maine Community Health Options v. United States, relies on…
A top Republican wants to hold off on additional coronavirus aid

A top Republican wants to hold off on additional coronavirus aid

Days after President Donald Trump signed into law a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has begun to argue additional congressional aid may not be necessary — even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is eyeing “phase four” of coronavirus relief. “I’m not sure you need a fourth package,” McCarthy…
The Alabama Republican Senate runoff is bad news for Jeff Sessions

The Alabama Republican Senate runoff is bad news for Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions held an Alabama Senate seat for 20 years — and now he’s trying to take it back. The problem is, he’s got a bit more competition this time around, not to mention the ongoing hostility he faces from President Donald Trump. Sessions, who left the Senate in 2017 for a year-and-a-half stint as…
Mitt Romney is the only Republican who voted for Trump’s conviction 

Mitt Romney is the only Republican who voted for Trump’s conviction 

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney just voted to convict the president on one article of impeachment: abuse of power. The Utah senator stands in stark contrast to every other person in the 53-member Republican conference, who all voted to acquit President Trump on both articles. Romney was also one of just two Republicans to vote in…
Study: Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative than those of past Republican presidents

Study: Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative than those of past Republican presidents

President Donald Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative, on average, than those nominated by former Republican presidents, according to a new study commissioned by liberal activist group Demand Justice. The study, which was conducted by progressive think tank Data for Progress, found that Trump judicial appointees were, on average, 20 percent more conservative than George…
What the Republican tax bill did — and didn’t — do, one year later

What the Republican tax bill did — and didn’t — do, one year later

In October 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin forecast that “the stock market will go up higher” if Republicans passed a tax cut bill. Both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are now down from where they were on December 22, 2017, when President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The…
Trump says Pelosi deserves speakership, offers Republican votes

Trump says Pelosi deserves speakership, offers Republican votes

President Donald Trump waded into the Democratic House leadership battle again Saturday morning, throwing his weight behind the woman he’s spent the last few months demonizing: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Trump tweeted that he could get the longtime leader of the Democratic caucus “as many votes as she wants in order for her to be…
Katie Hill Just Conquered One Of California’s Last Republican Strongholds

Katie Hill Just Conquered One Of California’s Last Republican Strongholds

That was 19 months ago. Hill ran on a platform that includes support for affordable healthcare, common-sense gun laws, criminal justice reform, affordable childcare, and defending reproductive rights. But she also emphasized the need for bipartisan collaboration in Washington and approached these issues with a straightforward middle-of-the-road Democratic lens. Like other insurgent candidates this election…
Vermont governor race: Christine Hallquist faces incumbent Republican Phil Scott

Vermont governor race: Christine Hallquist faces incumbent Republican Phil Scott

If Hallquist wins, she would become the US’s first transgender governor. Contributors: Vox Staff Image credit: Hillary Swift/Getty Images Democrat Christine Hallquist made history in August when she won her primary race for governor of Vermont and became the first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee in the country. The former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative is…

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