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Heidi Heitkamp - Claire McCaskill appreciation thread.

Thank you for your service, Senators!

The Oscar Meyer Holiday Hostess Tree...

NRDC: Rep. Castor an Outstanding Leader for New House Climate Panel

WASHINGTON (Dec.20, 2018) – According to news reports today, the House Democratic leadership has asked longtime environmental leader Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to chair a new select committee on climate change in the next Congress.

John Bowman, Senior Director for Federal Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made this comment:

"Rep. Kathy Castor is an outstanding choice to help lead the House’s renewed focus on climate change. As a longtime environmental champion, few are better suited to help shine a bright light on the threats Americans face from the climate crisis and advance the solutions we urgently need.

“We look forward to working with her, and other congressional leaders, on measures that slow, stop and reverse dangerous climate change, and create economic prosperity for our future.”


Trump tweeted this video shortly before he signed the farm bill.


I'm from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, and I'm a progressive.


Happy Thanksgiving DU...both to those who drive me crazy and keep me sane!

Judge Strikes Down Mississippi's Awful Abortion Ban, Calls It 'Pure Gaslighting'

From New York Magazine's The Cut:

“The record is clear: States may not ban abortions prior to viability,” said U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves in his ruling striking down the ban. The rest of his opinion was blistering, laying bare the hypocrisies at the heart of abortion restrictions that claim to be concerned with women’s health.

The state of Mississippi insists that the 15-week ban “was passed in furtherance of the State’s legitimate interest in protecting the health of women,” Judge Reeves wrote. But, given the sobering reality of maternal care in the state, “the Court concludes that the Mississippi Legislature’s professed interest in ‘women’s health’ is pure gaslighting.”

“The State ‘ranks as the state with the most [medical] challenges for women, infants, and children’ but is silent on expanding Medicaid,” he continued, citing a Newsweek article from earlier this year. “Its leaders are proud to challenge Roe but choose not to lift a finger to address the tragedies lurking on the other side of the delivery room: our alarming infant and maternal mortality rates.”


“The real reason we are here is simple,” he wrote. “The State chose to pass a law it knew was unconstitutional to endorse a decades-long campaign, fueled by national interest groups, to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.” He concluded the opinion by writing that men deciding the fate of women’s right to reproductive health is a “sad irony.”

Read the full take down and the ruling here:



Sinema remains in the lead.


Why is there so much concern about 538?

Those are real time projections that update as results come in. As per Nate:


Donna Shalala wins FL 27.

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