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  1. Jamison Foser‏ @jamisonfoser 2h2 hours ago Paul Ryan: “This is how governing works when you’re in the majority.” Nancy Pelosi: Nah.
  2. Joy Reid‏ @JoyAnnReid 1h1 hour ago Trump says he "never said repeal and replace Obamacare in 60 days." True. He said he'd do it on day one. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-presser-obamacare-repeal-replace-233479
  3. The Hill @thehill 56m56 minutes ago Sanders: "Defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan healthcare bill is a major victory for working families" http://hill.cm/SoeFT47
  4. There is plenty of time for that. Even if she had said everything you want to here, it would be lost in all the coverage of the TrumpCare debacle. As it is, there will be a few seconds of her and the Democrats response to the bill being pulled but that will be about it. Too many things for the media to cover today and only so much time. Trump ran on this and with a Republican controlled congress there is no way this should lost if it had gone to a vote. It was a humiliating defeat for the GOP and Trump - so Pelosi should take as many victory laps as she wants to today.
  5. Pelosi deserves to take a victory lap, she unified the Democrats and helped put pressure on the Republicans who would have had to face their constituents if they had voted on it. (Below article was before vote was pulled). Republicans who vote for Trumpcare 'will have this vote tattooed to their foreheads,' Pelosi says Nancy Pelosi is not mincing words as Republicans face trouble in their efforts to take health insurance from tens of millions of Americans. As speaker, the current House minority leader worked long and hard to pass Obamacare, so she knows just what’s at stake for all those people who could end up without coverage—and what’s politically at stake for members of Congress. “What is happening today is a lose-lose situation for the Republicans,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of the legislation during a press conference with party leadership. “It’s a lose for the American people, that’s for sure," she continued. "But the people who vote for this will have this vote tattooed to their foreheads as they go forward.”
  6. True dat and expensive too. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/24/1646941/-EPIC-FAIL-Trumpcare-vote-pulled [...] Seven years they had to come up with some kind of bill to replace it. Seven years they had every conservative policy wonk (the real ones, not Paul Ryan) providing advice and offering ideas. In seven years they did squat. Well, not entirely squat. They had over 60 votes to repeal Obamacare in part or in whole. Every one of those votes was estimated to cost $1.45 million dollars—each vote—of taxpayer money. That's not counting all the staff time, the committee time, the opportunity cost of everything that was postponed or just not done because of their single-minded obsession on this one thing. Billions of dollars spent—just on votes—not on all the campaign ads for this. [...]
  7. Chris Matthews‏ @HardballChris 11m11 minutes ago The Trump presidency today lost its new car smell.
  8. From Media Matters but quoting/links to CNN, Geraldo on Fox and Univision: https://mediamatters.org/research/2016/10/20/why-donald-trump-s-bad-hombres-comment-offensive-latinos/213995 [...] Why Donald Trump’s “Bad Hombres” Comment Is Offensive To Latinos [...] Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Refers To Immigrants As “Bad Hombres” [...] Media Figures Explain: “Bad Hombres” Is An Offensive Smear And Stereotype Of Latinos CNN’s Van Jones: Trump “Spoke A Spanish Word Only To Insult And Smear And Stereotype Latino Immigrants.” During CNN’s post-debate coverage, CNN political commentator Van Jones explained that Trump saying “we have some bad hombres here” in the context of immigration was offensive because it was used “to stereotype and smear” Latino immigrants in particular. From CNN’s October 19 post-debate coverage: VAN JONES: There’s one thing we haven't talked about, and we need to talk about it, which is, for the first time Donald Trump used Spanish. He spoke a Spanish word only to insult and smear and stereotype Latino immigrants, and no other immigrants. He said “we have some bad hombres.” The only time this man has used Spanish in the entire election was used to stereotype and smear Latino immigrants. Not all immigrants, but Latino immigrants. I thought that was horrible and if you look at Twitter, that’s going to be another reason that he -- that the Republican Party is going to have a very difficult time being a party for all of the country. [CNN, Debate Night in America, 10/19/16] Fox’s Geraldo Rivera: Saying “Bad Hombres” Is Like Saying “Drunken Irish Or Greedy Jew.” While appearing as a guest on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera said Trump’s “bad hombres” was a “dumb remark,” comparing it to other stereotypes like "'drunken Irish' or 'greedy jew.'" From the October 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Geraldo Rivera, known to be a bad hombre at some point. GERALDO RIVERA: The baddest of hombres. Baddest of hombres. KILMEADE: Are you insulted by that? RIVERA: I love Trump, but what a dumb remark. KILMEADE: Really? STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Why? RIVERA: Really. I mean, seriously. How do you like "drunken Irish" or "greedy Jew"? I mean it seriously. Bad hombre? I understand. The reason -- people ask me why don't I hate him with some of these positions. I don't hate him because I don't think he has a malicious bone in his body. I really don't. He's of my era, the Mad Men era. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 10/20/16] Univision’s Ezequiel Hernández: Bad Hombres Had A “Racist Tone.” Univision legal contributor Ezequiel Hernández said “there was a racist tone” in Trump’s remarks because he blamed the “Mexican man” for the problems of “undocumented immigration and crime.” Translated from the October 19 edition of Univision’s post-debate coverage: [...]
  9. Maggie Haberman‏ @maggieNYT 25m25 minutes ago TRUMP tells me in interview this is now the Democrats' fault, and that he anticipates that when Obama(care) "explodes" they will be ready to deal
  10. Dylan Byers‏ @DylanByers 13m13 minutes ago First calls from Trump — who says you can’t trust media, media is enemy — go to Washington Post’s @costareports & New York Times’ @maggieNYT
  11. No because the IRA didn't really have much of an issue with the United States, their ire (so to speak) was pretty much exclusively directed at Britain. If the IRA had started a series of bombings here, then there might have been some response as far as Irish immigration (which was pretty meager at that point anyway) was concerned.
  12. Joan McCarter‏ @joanmccarter 7m7 minutes ago Trump wants a Trumpcare vote, he wants his enemies list http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3/24/1646894/-Trump-wants-a-Trumpcare-vote-he-wants-his-enemies-list
  13. The Situation Room‏ @CNNSitRoom 17m17 minutes ago GOP source: Paul Ryan is telling Trump they don't have votes on health care bill http://cnn.it/2n27H98
  14. He is my congressman and to date has shown no interest in anything but holding his congressional seat. He may just be a little too low key to run for higher office, so I think a presidential run is not in the cards. However I would like to see him take a shot at Feinstein's seat when her term is up.
  15. After rereading it, I can see your confusion,. There was a typo, it should have read: In this country more than 4% believe Obama was not born in the USA, I wish it were closer to less than 1%. Which was a response to your comment: The 96 percent not sympathizing with suicide bombers is ok I guess. I wish it were closer to 99.9 It was just a commentary on percentages and what they may or may not mean and was not too articulate.