Author: Emily Love

Obamacare Lives! Major Setback for Trump Admin as Republicans Pull Replacement Bill

President Donald Trump has told House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the HOP health care bill. In what is the biggest crisis of his young presidency, Mr Trump was told by Paul Ryan that the bill would not pass the House. “We have given [Congress] every reason to fulfil the commitment they made to the American people,” Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman said on Friday. “Everything is out there. These members have to make a decision.” “You can’t force people to vote,” he added. “At the end of the day this isn’t a dictatorship.” The president had issued a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum...

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Media Matters Founder David Brock Suffers Heart Attack

Media Matters founder David Brock has suffered a heart attack but is expected to make a “swift recovery,” according to reports that emerged on Wednesday. David Brock, longtime Clinton adviser, super PAC guy & MMFA founder, suffered heart attack yesterday, spox says. Hoping for "swift recovery" — Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 22, 2017 Bradley Beychok, Brock’s chief of staff, released a statement saying, “David Brock suffered a heart attack while working in the Washington DC office early Tuesday”. He went on to say that Brock was “…quickly transported to a local hospital, received prompt medical treatment, and we are looking...

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Emails show close ties between new EPA head Scott Pruitt and energy firms

The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel interests including the billionaire Koch brothers has been highlighted in more than 7,500 emails and other records released by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office on Wednesday. Late Thursday night, February 16th, a judge in Oklahoma ordered thousands of letters between Pruitt and fossil fuel companies be made public. It’s a request he’s denied for more than two years until the judge said he must comply. Republicans rushed to get Pruitt confirmed on Friday by the Senate — before the release of his email records — despite Democrats’...

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Muslim Americans raise funds to Repair Vandalism of Historic Jewish Cemetery

A fundraiser by Muslim Americans to repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, has exceeded its initial goal today. An effort by a Muslim group to raise $20K to fix a badly vandalized Jewish cemetery met its goal in three hours. https://t.co/ZFDVx23BVL — Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) February 21, 2017 It was reported that Jewish Community Centers around the country have been bombarded by menacing phone calls including bomb threats. Jewish communities are struggling to deal with this new wave of intimidation. America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship...

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