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Cut the cord day before yesterday...I just didn't want to pay

huge amounts for TV we barely watched...we have sling, Hulu,Netflix and because I buy stuff on Amazon ...amazon...we also subscribed to kindle unlimited (e-books) and I have multiple library cards...don't miss Spectrum at all. We still have internet of course.

You can call Senators using indivisible hub phone banks- Updated Link. Next 24 Hrs. crucial.

Register at the link below and and then start calling. Please, let's stop this before 16 million are kicked off of healthcare and premiums go sky high.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/act-locally/

Breaking!!!!!! Please call Senators listed below or use twitter. Stop Trumpcare!

This is a motion to proceed, if we stop it now,it will die. Please Please Please call. Millions are depending on you! Some on this list will not be swayed but call those who you think might vote against this monstrosity. Remind them, this bill has only a 17% popularity.

https://twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/870633107451510784

McConnell may have the votes. Use Twitter also. Portman's phones (all Ohio offices) mailboxes filled

Please call the Senators now...we may lose healthcare.

From the NYT- Parliamentarian nixes key Provisions of Trumpcare/now need 60 for repeal and replace.

I know a subscription may be needed by some...so here are the most important points:

"One provision questioned by the parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, and cherished by conservatives would cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood for one year. Another would prohibit use of federal subsidies to buy insurance that includes coverage for abortions. A third provision would penalize people who go without health insurance by requiring them to wait six months before their coverage could begin."

"...If formally challenged, the provisions could survive only with 60 votes, a near-impossibility in the partisan, narrowly divided Senate. The abortion-related provisions are important to many conservatives, not just in the Senate but also in the House..."
"...And Democrats made clear they would seize on the findings. “The parliamentarian’s decision today proves once again that the process Republicans have undertaken to repeal the Affordable Care Act and throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance is a disaster,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont..."






https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/us/politics/senate-parliamentarian-health-bill.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

What should the Democratic message be in 18? This article addresses all points of view.

"Ben Wikler, the Washington director for the progressive group MoveOn, believes that “Medicare for all, like Social Security and Medicare itself, would become one of the most popular measures in American history.” “Democrats should be fighting not just for a majority but for a mandate to enact bold policies that make people’s lives better and give them a reason to vote for Democrats in the future,” Wikler told me. “We’re not well-served if we elect a slate of Joe Liebermans who back away from progressive policies that would make people’s lives better.”

Some Democrats are more cautious, even if they don’t oppose Medicare-for-all as a policy. “With all do respect to single-payer, which may be a good idea, I have not seen a single poll that that’s the winning message in swing districts,” said Representative Jim Himes, who chairs the moderate New Democrat Coalition in the House. Ultimately, Buttigieg said, “I think every candidate’s going to have to figure this out for themselves.... I do think, politically, it will be very interesting to see whether Medicare-for-all appeals only in liberal areas or also to independents, because I think it might.”

The split on single-payer issue is largely about how soon Democrats should push the idea. “I think we do need to move towards a universal health care system. What does that look like?” said Symone Sanders, a Democratic strategist who was Sanders’s national press secretary last year. “I think there’s room for debate on that. I’m not locked into one proposal right now, and I wouldn’t encourage democrats to lock themselves into one proposal.” She hopes Democrats talk about building on the success of Obamacare, reducing health insurance premiums, and bringing more competition to the individual market. She envisions a “hybrid approach,” wherein Democrats push for small changes in the short term while moving toward a bigger overhaul down the road. “I think most people would agree that single-payer health care is not coming next month,” Himes said.






https://newrepublic.com/article/143901/democrats-dont-need-core-message-2018

Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified

Robert Muller asked for the name of the person!!!!!!

...'Balber said Tuesday that he received a phone call from a representative of Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the weekend requesting the identity of the Agalarov representative , which he said he provided. The request is the first public indication that Mueller’s team is investigating the meeting...'


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/eighth-person-in-trump-tower-meeting-is-identified/2017/07/18/e971234a-6bce-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html?pushid=596e3389f1dad71d0000002c&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.5a23df4a00db

The GOP's Obamacare repeal-only plan is already on the verge of stalling

Two Senators (Chechez La Femme) Collins and Capito have said that they won't vote for the repeal only bill...not even to bring it to the floor. And with John McCain sick, that means McConnell doesn't have the votes.


http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/18/the-gops-obamacare-repeal-only-plan-is-already-on-the-verge-on-stalling.html

Call your Senator...now. Names and phone numbers provided.

We can't assume this will fail. Call and call some more
https://twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/870633107451510784

For those who have a different Senator:

Call Your Senator By Telephone

Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

Trump Jr. admits he wanted info on Clinton from Russian...Breaking (holy shit!!!)

This is the smoking gun...

"A meeting between President Donald Trump's eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump's businesses, according to a participant in the talks. Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged Monday he made time for the meeting hoping to get information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The circumstances surrounding the meeting, and a report by The New York Times late Monday that Trump Jr. was told ahead of time that the source of the information was the Russian government, fueled new questions about the Trump campaign's possible ties to Moscow, which are being scrutinized by federal and congressional investigators.

The Times reported that Trump Jr., who was a key campaign adviser to his father, was told the Russian government was behind the information on Clinton in an email from music publicist Rob Goldstone. The Times cited three unnamed people with knowledge of the email."

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article160460014.html
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