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Heidi Heitkamp - Claire McCaskill appreciation thread.

Thank you for your service, Senators!

The Oscar Meyer Holiday Hostess Tree...

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


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:


Jeff Toobin to Kobach: You've Devoted A Career to Stopping Black People & Poor People from Voting

Via Mediaite:

During a discussion on voting laws on Wednesday, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin did not hold back on his thoughts about Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

In fact, he said Kobach has made it a career of “stopping black people and poor people from voting.”

And he said it right to his face.


Funny how we're hearing today from the media that we are "stronger together"

and that "love trumps hate". What an inspirational message, but it's a little late.

The media and press need to take responsibility and apologize for their part in enabling and normalizing Trump's America.

Were the ratings and the revenue worth it?

Hillary Tribute --- Happy Birthday, Madame Secretary--- October 26

Adapted from an excerpt of the speech "Citizenship in a Republic", given by Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, 23 April 1910.


You can see more at the link.

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