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Rep. Barbara Lee blasts ‘meaningless’ Obamacare repeal vote

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) slammed House Republicans on Tuesday for planning to vote for the 31st time to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“I rise in strong opposition to the GOP’s Patients’ Rights Repeal Act,” she said on the House floor. “Here we go again Mr. Speaker, wasting the American’s people time by voting on this bill.”

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Barbara said the “tea party majority” in the House was “disconnected from reality” because they continued to vote on “meaningless” bills “that have no chance of becoming law.”

The bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law is expected to be passed by the Republican-led House on Wednesday. But like the 30 bills before it, the legislation has no chance of surviving the Senate.

“Let’s call this what it is, Mr. Speaker,” Barbara continued. “It’s a politically motivated waste of time because Republicans have no serious jobs plan.”

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If people of color showed up to a Capitol protest heavily armed — Trump would call them terrorists: commentator

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Legal analyst Areva Martin explained in a CNN panel discussion Sunday that the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has historically been a day in which white supremacists rear their ugly heads with racist protests and other public displays of bigotry. Monday's expected rally of racist gun nuts expected at the Virginia capitol is no different.

Colorblind author Tim Wise said that it's a whole different level with pro-gun activists. He noted that there was a message from the NRA that former President Barack Obama was going to take everyone's guns away. Of course, that never happened, but it was part of the narrative to scare sensible gun owners. Now, President Donald Trump is employing the same idea, saying that the rally of racists in Virginia is being spun by the president as another Democratic power-grab. Wise called it a kind of "front-lash" instead of "backlash."

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Farmers refuse to cheer for Trump as he lies that he’s fighting for them to keep their land

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President Donald Trump appeared in Texas Sunday to speak to the Farm Bureau conference. Among the things he promised was that he was fighting for them to have their water rights and rights to control their own land usage.

As one viewer noted, there was noticeable silence when Trump mentioned land usage. It could be due to the fact that Trump is suing in court to take the land of farmers and ranches so he can build his border wall. For some, the land has been in their family since the founding of the state of Texas.

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Watergate’s John Dean thinks Trump wrote part of his legal team’s brief — because it’s so terrible

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Former White House counsel for Richard Nixon, John Dean, explained that the legal brief out of President Donald Trump's White House was so bad that it had to have been dictated by Trump himself.

Saturday evening, Trump's legal team, chaired by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow and White House counsel Pat Cipollone, filed their own form of a legal brief that responded to the case filed by Democrats ahead of Tuesday's impeachment trial.

The document called the proceedings “constitutionally invalid” and claims House Democrats are staging a “dangerous attack” with a “brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election.”

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