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Yes, Your Calls Are Working In The Fight Against Trumpcare

The Senate is locked in a vote-a-rama over the future of Obamacare that could stretch well into Thursday night. As Republicans try to bring a majority of Senators on board a plan to overhaul President...
By Erin Delmore

Twitter Is Pissed McCain Got All The Glory While Collins & Murkowski Did All The Work

In the early morning of Friday, July 28, a trio of Republican senators voted no on the Senate's so-called "skinny repeal" bill aimed at undoing the Affordable Care Act. And, at least for the time bein...
By Chris Tognotti

Murkowski & Collins Fought For Obamacare — Now, They Have To Fight For Their Jobs

John McCain's dramatic no vote on the skinny repeal on Friday morning may have garnered the most attention. But Twitter did its utter best to credit Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, the two Republica...
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

Here's What The Senate's Late-Night Health Care Failure Means For Millennial Women

In a huge, groundbreaking victory, the "skinny repeal" was voted down in the Senate in the early hours of Friday morning. And it certainly was dramatic. The voting was tight until three Senators made ...
By Lea Rose Emery

North Korea Just Fired A Missile & It Landed In Japan's Territory

On Friday evening Japan time, North Korea fired a ballistic missile that landed in Japanese territory, according to Al Jazeera. Earlier this month, North Korea launched its first intercontinental ball...
By Jenny Hollander

Two Women Actually Saved Obamacare, But Here's Why A Man Is Getting All Of The Credit

Early Friday morning, in a stunning moment that saved millions of Americans from losing access to health care, the so-called "skinny repeal" of Obamacare failed in the Senate. The loss leaves Trump's ...
By Jenny Hollander

Here’s How You Can Thank Murkowski & Collins For Saving Obamacare

After seven years of trying, and despite constant promises otherwise, Republicans failed at their quest to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate voted down a measure, 51-49, with just three Republi...
By Jon Hecht

These #FailureFriday Tweets About Trumpcare Are Savage

Friday morning, just before 2 a.m., Republicans in the Senate failed to pass the "skinny repeal" bill that would begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare. The vote was the latest in a se...
By Madeleine Aggeler

Trump Is Blaming Anyone And Everyone For His Health Care Failure

A frequent occurrence these days, President Trump made his feelings known via Twitter after the Senate failed to pass the "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. And this time, he turned to what h...
By Jon Hecht

Ivanka Turns A Blind Eye To Health Care Failure In One Bizarre Tweet

If you didn't stay up to watch the light go out on the Republicans' final effort to kill Obamacare in the Senate, you likely woke up the next morning to news about it. But if there's one person who di...
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

What Cecile Richards Said About The Skinny Repeal Bill Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman

The vote on the "skinny repeal" in the Senate on Friday morning effectively killed the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare — for now, at least. Among the many people who stayed up to wat...
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

2 Women Killed The Senate Vote, Not Just John McCain

The most dramatic moment of the Senate vote on the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare was no doubt Sen. John McCain's no vote — it will be the moment people will remember when thinking back on the wee hours...
By Lani Seelinger

The Senate Might Be Out Of Options On Health Care

Following the failure of the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare, there's a looming question for Senate Republicans: What happens to health care now? Now that they've tried pretty much every trick in...
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Didn't Scare Susan Collins Into Changing Her Mind On Health Care

Early Friday morning, the Senate voted on the skinny repeal of Obamacare or the Health Care Freedom Act, as it was officially called. Both the initial Senate repeal and replace bill and the full repea...
By Lani Seelinger

Here's The Senators Who Refused To Give In To Trump's Health Care Demands

President Trump laid down his demands about health care, but not all of his party's senators thought it right to follow them. Now, the senators who voted against the skinny repeal are putting themselv...
By Lani Seelinger

John McCain Voted No On The Skinny Repeal

In the early hours of Friday morning, the Senate voted on Republicans' Health Care Freedom Act, the so-called "skinny" plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The overnight vote was the cu...
By Alex Gladu

The Senate Failed To Pass The Skinny Repeal, Too

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to pass a bill, any bill, as long as it offers some semblance to a repeal of Obamacare. The repeal and replace plan was shot down, and so was the repeal on...
By Joseph D. Lyons

These Senators Are Trying To Make Sure Trump Can’t Fire The Russia Special Counsel

In the midst of the ongoing debate over health care reform, there is an unexpected beacon of bipartisanship in the Senate. Next week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker rep...
By Alex Gladu

Man Heading A Gender Equality Effort Blames Women Who "Let" The Pay Gap Happen

Less than a week after women at BBC took their complaints about the network's apparent gender pay gap public, a man tasked with helping establish government efforts to increase the number of female bu...
By Morgan Brinlee

The Full Text Of The Skinny Repeal Bill Has Actually Been Released

Your senators no longer have to wonder about what they're voting on next; the full text of the Senate "skinny repeal" bill was released. Granted, it was released just before 10 p.m. ET, which sets up ...
By Joseph D. Lyons

You Missed Your Chance To Spend $29K On A Trump Drawing That Looks Like Middle Fingers

On Thursday, a "very rare" sketch that President Trump once drew for charity was sold at an auction, with a miminum bid of $9,000. The sketch showed the New York City skyline, with Trump tower at its ...
By Alex Gladu