Republican Governors Don’t Want Full Obamacare Repeal

While Donald Trump and the Republican leaders in Congress remain absolutely fixated on repealing Obamacare at the earliest possible moment, especially those aspects that involve taxes and spending, Republican governors are warning them that this will create a disaster at the state level. … [Read more...]

Trump Continues to Display Total Cluelessness on Foreign Policy

With each passing day it becomes more and more obvious that Donald Trump lacks the first clue about foreign policy in general and about the need for tact and discipline in public statements about foreign policy controversies. All of these are from a single interview: … [Read more...]

Connecticut Republican Models Trump’s Sexual Assault Behavior

A Republican local official in Greenwich, Connecticut apparently thinks that now that Donald Trump is in office, it's perfectly acceptable to sexually assault women. After a brief argument with a woman, he followed her into her office and grabbed her by the crotch. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Housing Policy Adviser is a Game Show Host

Game show host and world-class douchebag Steve Harvey met with Donald Trump in Manhattan this weekend. Why would he do that? Because he wants Harvey to consult with the equally unqualified Ben Carson on inner city housing policy. I wish I were making that up. … [Read more...]

Staver: No Constitutional Right to Sexual Freedom

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, reacted to a decision by the Loudon County, VA School Board rejecting a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the district's anti-discrimination rules. His response was predictably inane. … [Read more...]

GOP Alternative to Ban on Preexisting Condition Denials? High-Risk Pools

A week or so ago, Baghdad Kellyanne Conway assured the country that no one will lose health insurance when the Obamacare replacement plan is passed. That was a lie. And about the only thing that the various Republican plans have in common is high-risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions. Bad idea. Very bad idea. … [Read more...]

Meet Mike Pompeo. Trump’s Choice to Lead the CIA

With all the attention paid to Donald Trump's menagerie of terrible choices for cabinet positions in his administration, little attention has been paid to Mike Pompeo, his choice as CIA director. Turns out he's quite a piece of work himself. He's a serious Christian right culture warrior, for example: … [Read more...]

Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon

Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement for half a century, said the other day that he doesn't consider Donald Trump a legitimate president. Naturally, Trump fired back on Twitter in the most ridiculous way possible. … [Read more...]

Arizona Wingnut Wants to Outlaw Social Justice Events in Schools

Rep. Bob Thorpe, a member of the Arizona state legislature, has submitted a bill that would ban any class or event in both secondary schools and on college campuses that advocates for social justice for a particular group of people. HB 2120 is the most astonishing bill I've seen in as long as I can remember. … [Read more...]

Chaffetz Threatens Head of Office of Government Ethics

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, one of the douchier of the Republicans in Congress (and that's saying a lot) is quite upset that Walter Shaub, head of the Office of Government Ethics, is, you know, doing his job. So much so that he is openly threatening both his job and his entire agency. … [Read more...]

Justice Clarence Thomas to Swear In Mike Pence

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court issues the oath of office to each incoming president, but the vice-president gets to pick someone else to do it. So who is Mike Pence's pick to swear him in? Incredibly far right Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. … [Read more...]

Trump Keeps Repeating Ridiculous lie About Unemployment

Donald Trump continues to tell the same lie he told throughout the campaign, that there are almost 100 million people looking for a job who can't get one. This is a remarkably simple lie -- he just counts anyone who isn't employed as wanting to work. … [Read more...]