From the daily archives: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Senator Rob Portman has never been known for taking bold stances on important issues, or for bucking his party and standing up for what is right and just.

Today was no exception.

Despite constant pressure from his constituents in Ohio, Portman refused to disavow support for the super-secret, anti-Obamacare bill.

And when the Congressional Budget Office released a report saying the bill will cause 22 million Americans to lose their health coverage, Portman still refused to respond.

It wasn’t until everything went south for the GOP, and support for the bill finally got flushed down the crapper.

Earlier today Senate […]

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How soon history is forgotten when a governor tries to burn both ends of the candle at the same time without lighting themselves on fire in the process. But that’s exactly what Ohio Gov. John Kasich has managed to do and get away with as he weighs-in on what Republicans in Congress have in store for the nation on reforming healthcare.

As Democrats lineup to compliment Kasich for defending Medicaid by attacking his own party’s long-held ideological obsession to cut federal spending on key “entitlement” social safety net programs like expanded Medicaid – as the House has done and […]

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Donald Trump bellowed last year about an election system he said was “rigged” against him, even though he won both his adopted Republican Party’s nomination for president and then the presidential election.

If American democracy is a rigged system, as the New York billionaire who had never run for election claimed it is, who was it rigged for at the end of the day? After all, he defied the odds by beating each of his rivals in turn, from his closest intramural combatant, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, to his personal nemesis and political archenemy, Hillary Rodham […]

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