“Obamacare keeps working: New data puts repeal-happy Republicans like Paul Ryan in a tough spot”


SALON

Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., speaks at a news conference following a House GOP meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan told GOP lawmakers that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate, an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., speaks at a news conference following a House GOP meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan told GOP lawmakers that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week’s end as their consensus candidate, an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“POLITICS Nikki Haley Is Giving The GOP’s State Of The Union Response. This Is Her Record.”


THINK PROGRESS

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“Jeb Bush’s Obamacare Replacement Scraps Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions”


THINK PROGRESS

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“Study Documents The Transformation of Women’s Legal Status From Persons To Birthing Vessels”


POLITICUS USA

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“Planned Parenthood President Rips GOP For Political Grandstanding During Marathon House Hearing”


HUFFINGTON POST

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“ How the Media Gave Carly Fiorina a Free Pass to Lie About Planned Parenthood”


THE NATION

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

“Trump skirts around specifics of immigration plan”


MSNBC

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“New Democrats plan ‘assertive’ new presence in House”


POLITICO

US President Barack Obama, surrounded by Cabinet officials and lawmakers, signs H.R. 1295 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes assistance for Americans who lost their jobs to foreign outsourcing, during a bill signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2015. Obama also signed H.R. 2146 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, which includes fast track trade promotion authority (TPA) that allows Obama to negotiate trade treaties, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama, surrounded by Cabinet officials and lawmakers, signs H.R. 1295 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes assistance for Americans who lost their jobs to foreign outsourcing, during a bill signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2015. Obama also signed H.R. 2146 Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act, which includes fast track trade promotion authority (TPA) that allows Obama to negotiate trade treaties, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

“A $153,000 snake bite”


MSNBC

The shockingly high hospital bill of a man who was bitten by a rattlesnake provides a window into the dysfunctional way the U.S. health care system prices drugs and services.

The shockingly high hospital bill of a man who was bitten by a rattlesnake provides a window into the dysfunctional way the U.S. health care system prices drugs and services.

Bobby Jindal? President? Not!


PLEASE RE-TWEET

This is a tough time of year for Democrats, because we have to stare down the most ludicrous characters in the GOP, and come to terms with the reality that any one of them could be elected president of the United States.

Here’s what we’re saying: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is officially running for president, and Bobby Jindal could win.

Take a look at our Bobby Jindal primer:

  • He’s one of the least popular governors in the country: Under his failed leadership, nearly 1 in every 5 people in Louisiana lives in poverty.
  • He’s one of the architects of the scheme to turn Medicare into a voucher system.
  • He will say anything to please the Tea Party base, like denying climate science and championing extremists like the guy from Duck Dynasty.

But make no mistake, the fact that Bobby Jindal is a preposterous politician doesn’t mean he’ll take himself out of the race. We have to do that, and that starts with all of us getting the word out to voters.

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