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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Prosecutors, on Monday, laid out details of the desperate final week of life for Terrill Thomas, an inmate at a Milwaukee County jail, who, last April, died of dehydration in solitary confinement a week after prison officials turned off the water to his cell. Country prosecutors are now looking into whether the prison guards committed a crime in the death of the 38-year-old Thomas; the preliminary hearing into the guards' conduct began Monday. ... The administration of the jail falls under the purview of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a high-profile supporter of Donald Trump's campaign, whose cowboy hat and tough-on-crime bravado made him popular ally ...


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Of course, you can check out this great dynamic Google map of the path for yourself! But, we've taken the liberty of saving a few specific maps from that site. (Thanks, Xavier!)

In each case, remember: you want to be as close to the blue center line as possible. But definitely, you MUST be within the dark gray path of totality!


Friday, April 07, 2017

Just 11 weeks into office, President Donald Trump has bombed Syria.

The president announced Thursday that he had launched a missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapon attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. The chemical attack, carried out earlier this week, left at least 70 dead.

In 2013, when a sarin nerve gas attack left more than 1,400 dead outside Damascus, President Barack Obama went to Congress to get approval to strike.


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Don't be fooled by the Trump media's "But it's not his faullllllt" whine. Donald Trump and Paul Ryan were partners in the most painful political dance DC has seen in a very long time. There's plenty of blame to go around, but Trumpcare was as branded with the Donald's name as his steaks or his vodka the moment Ryan made its passage contingent on Trump's salesmanship. Trump owns it, and its failure is his failure.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

In a last-minute effort to sink the Republican health care bill, a powerful network of conservative donors said Wednesday it would create a new fund for Republican 2018 reelection races -- but they'll only open it up to GOPers who vote against the bill. The advocacy groups helmed by Charles and David Koch have unveiled a new pool of money for advertisements, field programs and mailings that would exclude those who vote for the health care bill they oppose on Thursday. "We want to make certain that lawmakers understand the policy consequences of voting for a law that keeps Obamacare intact," Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips said. "We have a history of following up and holding politicians accountable, but we will also be there to support and thank the champions who stand strong and keep their promise."


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"Great, then we'll see large numbers of new signups for obamacare ;)"

"Record number of Obamacare sign-ups on HealthCare.gov for 2017 health insurance coverage"

www.cnbc.com

"Federal health officials Wednesday touted a record 6.4 million customer sign-ups on the federal Obamacare marketplace HealthCare.gov so far this open enrollment season -- topping last year's pace during the same time period by 400,000 customers."

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