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Video: Samantha Bee Enumerates the Many Bad Things

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:45:50 PDT

Don't let summer distract you from the fact that the news is still bad! Here's your weekly nightmare roundup.

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The Bob Cesca Show: Ratf*ckery

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:37:51 PDT

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/062217/BCS_062217.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Ratf*ckery: Kimberley Johnson from the Start Me Up podcast is here today; The Trump Crisis Day 154; Trump's Iowa Rally; Trump said there aren't any tapes; Did Trump destroy the tapes?; We dig deeply into whether Russians changed the results of the election; 21 state election systems targeted by Russians; GOP data firm leaked the names of 200 million voters; Putin's fake video; The Senate healthcare bill is an atrocity; and much more.

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The Day Before House Intelligence Demanded an Answer From Trump, He Admits He Didn't Record James Comey

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:40:11 PDT

Make no mistake, folks. Today our so-called president Donald Trump admitted openly on Twitter that he was trying to intimidate former FBI director James Comey out of testifying, when he sent the following tweet last month:

Because today, one day before the deadline the House Intelligence panel had set on getting an answer from the yammering yam on whether he secretly recorded his conversations with Comey, Trump got on Twitter and admitted he did not record the conversations.

Of course, he tries to absolve himself of any blame by claiming he was only referring to other people's recordings.

Once again he's subverting his own legal case, because this is just more evidence of his attempt to obstruct the investigation into his dealings with Russia.

Also see:
Trump Says He Doesn't Have Tapes of Conversations With Comey - Bloomberg

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Senate Finally Unveils Their Vicious, Heartless Trumpcare Plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:34:58 PDT

The Senate has finally released their draconian, heartless, vicious "health care" plan after concealing everything from the public and Democrats and refusing to hold hearings about it -- and it's every bit as awful as their weaselish behavior would lead you to think.

Greg Sargent sums it up pretty well at the Washington Post: Here comes the Senate GOP’s health bill. It’s a cruel and cynical shell game.

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Seth Meyers: Republicans Don't Know What's in Their Own Health Care Bill

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:16:02 PDT

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Republicans trying to vote next week on the health care bill they've written behind closed doors without telling anyone what's in it.

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A Beautiful Harp Guitar Piece From Alex Anderson: "Tree of Life"

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:12:19 PDT

Tree of Life - CDs, Harp Guitar Tabs, and Downloads available at:
http://www.candyrat.com/artists/alexanderson/

itunes: http://www.candyrat.com/artists/alexanderson/
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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0hZxJC47pURZswZXM3B2je

Visit Alex Anderson at https://www.alexandersonharpguitar.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AlexAndersonHarpGuitar/

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The Bob Cesca Show: Chimp With a Machine Gun

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:50:15 PDT

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/062017/BCS_062017.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Chimp With A Machine Gun: Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here today; The Trump Crisis Day 152; Stephanie Miller in LA Weekly; Jon Ossoff and the Georgia special election; Sean Spicer in trouble; Trump's lawyer confirms and denies Trump is under investigation; Mike Flynn worked for a company that sold spyware; Jared Kushner speaks; Witness flipping expert added to Mueller's team; Claire McCaskill hammers befuddled Orrin Hatch; and much more.

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Video: Seth Rogen and Stephen Colbert Hilariously Troll Donald Trump Jr.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:46:25 PDT

Twitter users can exchange direct messages to anyone that follows them. Well, let's just say 'Preacher' director Seth Rogen and Stephen have a follower in common: Donald Trump Jr.

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And Now, Baghdad Sean Spicer Bites the Dust

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:08:03 PDT

That's right, folks. According to US News and World Report, we won't have Sean Spicer as Press Secretary to kick around any more.

Ah, Sean. We hardly knew ye. But what we did know we really didn't like very much. Bye now.

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New From Olbermann: Trump Appears to Be Self-Destructing

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:54:53 PDT

And you know what? Better Trump, than our country.

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Video: John Oliver Takes a Deep Dive Into Coal Mining and Trump's Fakery

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:11:18 PDT

John Oliver continues doing some of the best long-form comedy-analysis on television with this fascinating look at the issues and personalities related to Donald Trump's favorite environment-destroying pollutant: coal.

(Language possibly NSFW.)

We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it.

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Donald Trump Silent on Terror Attack Against London Muslims

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:58:23 PDT

We all know that Donald Trump is recklessly quick to try to capitalize politically on terror attacks by Islamic extremists anywhere in the world.

Yet, for some odd reason, he also consistently fails to even mention it when right wing extremists commit acts of terror and mass murder -- like yesterday's van attack on a London mosque.

A man has died and eight others have been injured after a van ploughed into a group of people near a north London mosque in an attack police are treating as terrorism.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two people hit by the van were said to be “very seriously injured”.

[...]

Witnesses said the driver then got out of the van and shouted “I want to kill Muslims” before onlookers pinned him to the ground.

[...]

Abdulrahman said the driver shouted “kill me” as he held his head on the ground.

“I said, ‘Tell me why did you try driving to kill innocent people?’ When he went into the [police] van he made gestures, he was laughing. He deliberately did this. He caused this incident.”

Also see:
Finsbury Park attack: Suspect named as Darren Osborne, 47-year-old who lives in Cardiff – latest updates | UK news | The Guardian

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Amazing Video by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister: "Venus"

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:15:52 PDT

Video by Sufjan Stevens.

'Venus' by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister. Taken from the album 'Planetarium', released 9th June on 4AD: http://smarturl.it/planetariumalbum

http://planetariumalbum.com
http://facebook.com/planetariumalbum
http://instagram.com/planetariumalbum

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Tear the Roof Off: "Cumberland Gap"

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:35:00 PDT

Muscle Shoals, Alabama band Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performs 'Cumberland Gap' in TV Studio A at KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri.

90.9 FM The Bridge | bridge909.org | kcpt.org | eightonesixty.com

@909TheBridge | @KCPT

Live in studios and interviews from local and national music artists: The Bridge, 90.9 FM KTBG, listener supported public music radio in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Colbert: Is Sen. Kamala Harris 'Hysterical' or 'A Woman Doing Her Job?'

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:31:52 PDT

A Trump surrogate labeled Sen. Kamala Harris 'hysterical' after her questioning of Jeff Sessions during Tuesday's Senate hearing.

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An Awesome New Song From Banda Magda: "Coração"

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:09:51 PDT

One of my favorite bands has a new album coming out soon, and this track from it, with a fantastic video, is a real gem. Banda Magda - Coração From Banda Magda’s upcoming album "Tigre", to be released September 2017 on Verve Label Group/GroundUP Music. ***Please set to HD (or at least 480p). Pre-order for "Tigre" is available now: Physical: https://store.groundupmusic.net/collections/banda-magda Digital: http://smarturl.it/Tigre_iTu Music by Magda Giannikou Lyrics by Magda Giannikou & Sofia Ribeiro Coração Uma cama de algas feita de seda e cetim E Nesta festa de águas chove assim, chove assim Estrelas jogam um jogo, neste céu sem fim E nesta festa de fogo, chove assim, chove assim Ondas cruas deste mar, que é que sabem de levantar? Meus pés nus neste chão, que é o que sabem do meu Coração que cai, confundido Coração, uma gotinha Cheio de dor, chove ilusão Lua, rainha das aguas, feita de seda e cetim Lua, em minha estrada chove assim, chove assim Quem é que deu à madrugada este céu sem fim? Não sei quem foi, não sei nada, chove assim, chove assim Ondas cruas deste mar, que é que sabem de levantar? Meus pés nus neste chão, que é o que sabem do meu Coração que cai, confundido Coração, uma gotinha Cheio de dor, chove ilusão Coração que sai, cristalino Coração, uma rainha Cheio de luz, chove emoção Chove assim, meu coração English Translation Bed of seaweed made of silk and satin In this feast of waters it rains like this, it rains like this Stars are playing a game on an endless sky In this feast of fire it rains like this, it rains like this Raw waves of the sea, what do you know of rising? My bare feet on this ground, what do you know of my Heart that falls, confused Heart, a raindrop Full of pain, it rains illusion Moon, queen of the waters, made of silk and satin Moon, on my path, it rains like this, it rains like this Who gave dawn this endless sky, I don’t know who it was, I know nothing It rains like this, it rains like this Raw waves of the sea, what do you know of rising? My bare feet on this ground, what do you know of my Heart that falls, confused Heart, a raindrop Full of pain, it rains illusion Heart that soars, crystalline Heart, a queen Full of light, it rains emotion That’s how it rains in my heart. FILM CREW Andy LaViolette: Cinematography Magda Giannikou: Producer / Director / Artistic Decorator / Set Designer Megan McDermott: 1st AC / Scenic Artist / Grip Jon Schlowsky: Best Boy / Scenic Artist Mika Mitamura: Make-up / Hair Styling Amanda Tuiran: Scenic Artist / Production Assistant Ana Tuiran: Prop Master / Scenic Artist / Playback Engineer Declan Saint-Onge: Production Still / Photographer Gabrielle Vigueira: Scenic Artist / Production Assistant Ed Viguiera: Production Assistant Juni DiStasio: Set Designer Assistant Maria Zaharenia: Research and Style Guide Director Ira Senak: Grip / Playback Engineer / Production Assistant Tom Beuchel: Production Assistant John Muller: : Production Assistant Filmed at Flux Studios NYC and the GroundUP Music Offices. MUSIC CREW Magda Giannikou: voice Jordan Perlson: drum set Marcelo Woloski: percussion & vocals James Shipp: percussion & vocals Keita Ogawa: percussion & vocals Andres Rotmistrovsky: electric bass & vocals Bob Lanzetti: electric guitar Justin Stanton: vocals Chris Bullock: flute, alto flute Mika Mimura: vibraphone & marimba Maeve Gilchrist: lever harp Ricardo Vogt: guitar Juan Andres Ospina: vocals Featuring the Banda Magda String Orchestra primi: Maria Im & Curtis Stewart secondi: Brooke Quiggins Saulnier & Sami Merdin[...]



And Now, the Great Tommy Emmanuel Live: "The Mystery"

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:52:48 PDT

Live! At The Ryman was recorded live at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on 27 February 2016, except “Eva Waits” which was recorded on 8 December 2016 at the Big Room in Chico, CA.

This is a genuine “had to be there”…no fix ups…no frills recording. Each of my guitars has pickups and microphones that are included when you buy them, so the sound you hear from this recording is exactly as it sounds in the hall. Grab the new album Live! at the Ryman here https://wmbg.lnk.to/NewAlbumID

Credits are:
Camera Operators:
James Southard
Amanda Young
Jaime Lewis
Jeremy Dylan

Editor:
Alex Aitken

All songs produced by Tommy Emmanuel
Executive Producer Brian Penix
Live Audio by Stephen Law
All songs recorded and Mixed by Brad Benge except Eva Waits, recorded and mixed by Marc De Sisto
All songs mastered by Marc De Sisto in Luke's Room Studio, LA

[Subscribe] http://goo.gl/nkSgxf
[Like] https://www.facebook.com/tommyemmanuel
[Follow] @tommyemmanuel
[Official Web Site] http://www.tommyemmanuel.com

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Mind-Blowing: Jacob Collier Live: "Don't You Worry" - Live From Lincoln Hall

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:28:14 PDT

After another week of Donald Trump's batshit insanity, I need some great music. What about you?

Jacob Collier performs "Don't You Worry" filmed live at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on February 14, 2017.

Subscribe to Audiotreetv: http://bit.ly/1LLy4ur

Watch more sessions, music videos, and live performances at: http://www.audiotree.tv/

Fueled by Lagunitas. Find out more information at https://lagunitas.com/

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The Smell of Desperation Gets Even Stronger, as Trump Rants Again on Twitter

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:31:25 PDT

This is becoming a daily event; it's clear that our so-called president is feeling the jaws closing in as the investigation into his obstruction of justice continues to widen. First, a string of four rage-tweets with Trump's trademark random capitalization: After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians," nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017 ReplyReply w/ Quote The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017 ReplyReply w/ Quote Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017 ReplyReply w/ Quote I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017 ReplyReply w/ Quote Followed by a pathetic boast about a Rasmussen poll showing him at 50% approval. Rasmussen is well-known as a very right-leaning pollster, but even if we accept this number (when other polls show his approval down around 35%), if half of the country disapproves of your job performance that's really nothing to brag about. Great news! #MAGA pic.twitter.com/pirHR7lAyT — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017 ReplyReply w/ QuoteImage Vice president Mike Pence has now hired an outside lawyer, Richard Cullen, who was involved in some rather infamous scandals previously -- such as Watergate and Iran-Contra. And while it would make sense for anyone to hire a lawyer in a situation like this, it's pretty clear that Pence has been involved in much more of the corruption than he's admitting. He has something to hide.[...]



The Bob Cesca Show: A Really Clever Fascist

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:04:38 PDT

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/061517/BCS_061517.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

A Really Clever Fascist: Cliff Schecter from The Majority Report podcast is here today; The Trump Crisis Day 147; We discuss the shooting in Alexandria and whether it'll change any GOP minds on gun control; The NRA and Mental Health; The NRA is here to sell as many guns as possible; Bombshell articles confirm Trump is under investigation for felony obstruction of justice; Trump keeps walking into his own propeller; Trump still doesn't believe the Russia story is real; Magoo does it again; and much more.

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New AP Poll: Majority of Americans Think Trump Doesn't Respect US Institutions

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:29:07 PDT

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but Donald Trump is finding it harder and harder to fool anyone at any time. A new survey from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for public Affairs Research shows that not only has Trump's approval rating dropped to just 35%, 60% of Americans now believe Trump doesn't respect America's institutions.

Which is exactly right. The only question is: why isn't that number even higher?

The new survey, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found more than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, and nearly half strongly disapprove. The poll was conducted before a shooting spree at a Washington-era baseball field on Wednesday left a congressman wounded and renewed calls for more civil political discourse.

“We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country,” Trump said Wednesday, responding to the shooting.

The survey suggests Trump faces considerable challenges as he seeks to position himself as a unifying figure.

Two-thirds of Americans, or 65 percent, think Trump doesn’t have much respect for the country’s democratic institutions and traditions or has none at all. Just a third of Americans, or 34 percent, thinks he has a great deal or even a fair amount of respect for them.

Overall, 64 percent disapprove and just 35 percent approve of his job performance.

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Trump Rages on Twitter About Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice, Thus Confirming WaPo Report

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:41:03 PDT

As usual, our so-called president got on Twitter early this morning and rage-tweeted up a storm about being investigated for obstruction of justice.

Thereby confirming the Washington Post's report that he's being investigated for obstruction of justice.

If there's one thing this guy has been terrific at since invading the White House, it's shooting himself in the foot.

Related:
WaPo: Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Also see:
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

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Stand Back! Tommy Emmanuel Burns It Down: "Tall Fiddler"

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:10:16 PDT

That's all I have to day: stand back and be ready to catch your jaw before it hits the floor.

Live! At The Ryman was recorded live at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on 27 February 2016, except “Eva Waits” which was recorded on 8 December 2016 at the Big Room in Chico, CA.

This is a genuine “had to be there”…no fix ups…no frills recording. Each of my guitars has pickups and microphones that are included when you buy them, so the sound you hear from this recording is exactly as it sounds in the hall. Grab the new album Live! at the Ryman here https://wmbg.lnk.to/NewAlbumID

Credits are:
Camera Operators:
James Southard
Amanda Young
Jaime Lewis
Jeremy Dylan

Editor:
Alex Aitken

All songs produced by Tommy Emmanuel
Executive Producer Brian Penix
Live Audio by Stephen Law
All songs recorded and Mixed by Brad Benge except Eva Waits, recorded and mixed by Marc De Sisto
All songs mastered by Marc De Sisto in Luke's Room Studio, LA

[Subscribe] http://goo.gl/nkSgxf
[Like] https://www.facebook.com/tommyemmanuel
[Follow] @tommyemmanuel
[Official Web Site] http://www.tommyemmanuel.com

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WaPo: Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:44:44 PDT

Another shoe drops for the Trump clown show, as the Washington Post reports that Trump himself is now being investigated for obstruction of justice.

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

Dare we hope this is the beginning of the end for the sleaziest, most corrupt bastard ever to reside in the Oval Office?

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What We Know About the Belleville Shooter So Far

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:40:23 PDT

Another terrible incident of gun violence today, this time directed at Congressional Republicans at a practice session for a baseball game.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is reportedly in critical condition after being shot in the hip.

And it looks like the shooter was a Bernie Sanders fan.

The accused shooter who was killed during gunfire at practice for a congressional baseball game Wednesday morning was from Belleville.

The shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”

[...]

Hodgkinson is a member of a number of anti-Republican groups on Facebook, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”

▪  “The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans”
▪  “Donald Trump is not my President”
▪  “President Bernie Sanders”
▪  “Illinois Berners United to Resist Trump”
▪  “Boycott the Republican Party”
▪  “Expose Republican Fraud”
▪  “Terminate the Republican Party”

[...]

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he is “sickened” by reports that the man who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice had volunteered on his presidential campaign.

“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign,” Sanders said in a statement. “I am sickened by this despicable act.”

I can't help recalling a tweet last year by Sen. Rand Paul, who was on the scene during this attack.

I'm pretty sure this isn't what Sen. Paul had in mind.

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The Bob Cesca Show: Detestable Lie

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:37:34 PDT

http://bobcesca.com/podcast/061317/BCS_061317.mp3?_=1

Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Detestable Lie: Kimberley Johnson from Liberals Unite is here today; We recap Jeff Sessions' testimony while it happens; Sessions can't recall anything; Sessions and The Lord; Trump disapproval hits 60 percent; Bombshell Bloomberg story about Russians attacking election computers; Trump might fire Robert Mueller; Politico reports that 2,300 American officials were hacked by Russians; Snowden and the Russians; and more.

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After Boasting About How Great It Is for Months, Suddenly Trump Thinks Trumpcare Is "Too Harsh"

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:41:53 PDT

After boasting over and over for months that the Trumpcare bill created by evil heartless Republicans was the greatest thing for America since the Manzanar internment camps, and after holding a party with House Republicans in the White House Rose Garden when they passed it, suddenly today Trump is calling it "too harsh."

President Donald Trump directed Senate Republicans to pass a generous health care bill at a meeting with more than a dozen GOP senators on Tuesday, arguing that the austere House health care bill is difficult to defend, according to people familiar with the meeting.

The president also said Republicans risk getting savaged in the 2018 midterms if they fail to repeal Obamacare after a seven-year campaign against the law.

But he made clear that the Senate needs to pass a bill that Republicans are able to more easily defend and is not viewed as an attack on Americans from low-income households, as the House bill has been portrayed by critics, the sources said. He also advocated more robust tax credits for people who buy insurance on the individual market, a move that would increase the bill’s cost.

Everybody realizes this is just another scheme to trick people into supporting this nightmare health care legislation, right? Health care legislation that the Republican Party hasn't even released to the public? Health care legislation that's really nothing more than a massive tax cut for the richest Americans?

But if the Senate Republicans modify it, now Trump can brag that he got them to "improve" it. This is a bait-and-switch con on the national level.

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