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News Republican senator thinks $150,000 is a middle-class income in Ohio

Republican senator thinks $150,000 is a middle-class income in Ohio

By Alison R. Parker   | October 15, 2017 GOP Sen. Rob Portman’s assessment of what “middle class” means in terms of income is further proof of how out of touch the Republican Party is from the reality of most Americans’ lives. Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman has a rather grand view of what “middle class” means …

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Federal GOP senator admits Trump’s heartless sabotage of health care will hurt Americans

GOP senator admits Trump’s heartless sabotage of health care will hurt Americans

By Alison R. Parker   | October 15, 2017 Sen. Susan Collins did not try to avoid or sugarcoat the hard truth: the Trump administration’s reckless attacks on Obamacare and the health care system will bring untold harm to a lot of people. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine CNN It’s no secret at all how much …

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Federal The Rule That Broke the Senate

The Rule That Broke the Senate

Once a tool to ease partisan gridlock, reconciliation has become part of the problem, used to reinforce the very problems it was designed to help fix. By JEFF DAVIS October 15, 2017 This month, as congressional leaders ready their various budget and tax proposals for fiscal year 2018, Republican hopes hinge on the use of …

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Federal GOP Lawmaker Drafts Bill Requiring Journalists To Be Fingerprinted And Licensed By Police

GOP Lawmaker Drafts Bill Requiring Journalists To Be Fingerprinted And Licensed By Police

By Guardians of Democracy Staff Published on October 13, 2017 A Republican state lawmaker is drafting a bill that would require all journalists to be fingerprinted and licensed by the police in order to practice their profession. Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas said he is taking aim at journalists for what he says is “irresponsible” …

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Federal House Releases $4 Trillion Budget, Turns Medicare Into Voucher System, Huge Cuts

House Releases $4 Trillion Budget, Turns Medicare Into Voucher System, Huge Cuts

Republicans in the House released their budget plan on Tuesday, and it calls for tremendous cuts to food stamps and other social safety net programs, as well as turning Medicare into a voucher-like program, which would be a complete overhaul of the program. Republican leaders say the $4 trillion budget plan will move the government from …

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Federal Senate Republicans Plan to Sneakily Gut Major Consumer Protection Rule

Senate Republicans Plan to Sneakily Gut Major Consumer Protection Rule

David Dayen, Ryan Grim September 25 2017, 10:35 p.m. In the middle of a consequential week for the future of American health care, Senate Republicans are hoping to sneak through a controversial nullification of a key rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Republican leaders are whipping to secure the votes to overturn a rule CFPB …

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Federal Medicaid Directors Come Out Against Latest GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

Medicaid Directors Come Out Against Latest GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters The National Association of Medicaid Directors has cautioned Republican lawmakers against passing the Senate’s latest Obamacare repeal bill in its current form, warning that it would “undermine” efforts to improve the country’s health care. A statement issued by the NAMD’s board of directors late Thursday said the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would repeal …

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Video “It’s Back” Another GOP Attempt To Kill The ACA! (Video)

“It’s Back” Another GOP Attempt To Kill The ACA! (Video)

It's Back! Another GOP Attempt to Kill the ACA It's back again! Another GOP plan to kill the ACA. Time again to pick up the phones and keep calling your senators! (855) 999-1663 Posted by MoveOn.org on Monday, September 18, 2017