Seth Millstein
San Francisco native, coffee shop junkie and lover of all things political. I moonlight as a DJ and am morbidly fascinated with the Republican Party's arduous march toward self-destruction.

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Bernie Sanders Says Trump's Budget Plan Is "One Of The Cruelest"

In early March, President Trump unveiled his budget proposal for 2018. As you might expect, it does no favors for the environment, eliminates federal support for elderly and low-income Americans, defunds the arts, and slashes funding for medical research. In a new op-ed for USA Today, Bernie Sanders explained why he believes Trump's budget is a disastrous proposal that must be defeated. Before we get into Sanders' arguments, let's give him credit for thoroughness: I counted no fewer than 19 cite…

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Kansas May Expand Medicaid & Other States Should Too

It's been less than a week since President Trump and congressional Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, and one state has already responded in kind: The Kansas state Senate voted Monday to implement Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, bringing the state one step closer to providing health insurance to tens of thousands of uninsured people in the state. It's not a sure thing yet, as the state's Republican governor might veto the bill. Nevertheless, the fact is that Kansas might expand …

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Now You Can Contact Your Congressperson On Facebook

During President Trump's failed attempt to repeal Obamacare, members of Congress were deluged with phone calls, letters and emails opposing the Republican bill. That kind of civic engagement just got a little bit easier: Now, you can contact your Congressional representative on Facebook, thanks to a new tool the social media company unveiled on Monday. The feature is called Town Hall, and it's pretty straightforward: Just go to the Town Hall page, enter your address, and you'll be presented wi…

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Trump Wants $1 Billion From Congress To Start The Wall

After promising that the Mexican government would pay for his proposed border wall, President Trump will instead ask Congress for $1 billion to start building a U.S.-Mexico border wall, according to documents obtained by CNN. The money wouldn't be enough to pay for the entire project, which experts think would cost at least $12 billion, but it would begin construction on the wall and replace some existing fencing on the border. If built, a wall spanning America's southern border would have to be…

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Here's Where To Buy Hillary Clinton-Themed Whiskey

After facing an unexpected setback on Election Night, the Washington D.C. distillery Republic Restoratives has finally released Rodham Rye, its Hillary Clinton-themed whiskey. Crafted as a tribute both to Clinton and women in general, the whiskey will have a limited run of 4,652 bottles, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Emily's List, a PAC that helps put pro-choice Democratic women in office. This may have you wondering where to buy Rodham Rye, and thankfully, you won't have to look far.…

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This Lawmaker's Implications About Rape & Incest Are Unacceptable

Here we go again: After proposing a restrictive new anti-abortion regulation, an Oklahoma lawmaker implied rape and incest are "the will of God," and that pregnancies resulting from rape or incest are "beauty out of ashes." This time, the legislator in question was state Republican Rep. George Faught, who introduced a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions motivated by the presence of (or potential for) fetal abnormalities, with no exceptions allowed for cases of rape o…

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Trump Wants Jared Kushner To Head A New White House Office

According to The Washington Post, President Trump wants Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office aimed at overhauling the federal bureaucracy and infusing the executive branch with ideas from the "business world." The new office may also be responsible for privatizing parts of the American government, the Post reported. "The government should be run like a great American company," said Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and one of his most trusted advisors, in an interview with the Post. "Our hop…

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This Tweet About Obamacare's Burn Coverage Is Fire

Friday was a great day for Democrats, progressives and anyone who enjoys health care access under the Affordable Care Act. In a humiliating last-minute retreat, House Republicans yanked their Obamacare repeal bill less than an hour before it was scheduled to be voted on, because House Speaker Paul Ryan determined that the legislation didn't have enough support from Republicans (!) to pass the chamber. This set off a flurry of celebrations and snark from Democrats, and one politician's tweet abou…

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Obama's Photographer Is Trolling Trump Over Obamacare

President Trump suffered a staggering defeat on Friday afternoon when, despite years of promises and weeks of negotiations, Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled Trumpcare from the floor less than an hour before a scheduled vote after determining that the legislation didn't have enough votes from Republicans to pass. And as soon as that happened, a recent Instagram post from Obama's photographer, trolling Trump with a photo from the day …

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Donald Trump Didn't Want To Fail

On Friday, President Trump killed the American Health Care Act, reportedly ordering House Speaker Paul Ryan to shelve Trumpcare less than a hour before it was to be voted on. So, why was the AHCA killed? Because math, that's why. Amazingly, after spending seven years campaigning on a promise to repeal Obamacare, Republicans simply didn't have the votes to repeal Obamacare. So, rather than hold an embarrassing vote that was destined to fail, House Speaker Paul Ryan yanked the bill entirely. Repub…

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