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American Dream Deferred. Wonkagenda for Thurs., August 3, 2017

Trump's unveils his immigration policy, McMaster fires another Flynn spy, the Senate tries to make an Obamacare band-aid.

We’ve Seen Trump’s Education Budget, And We’re Really Gonna Miss Public Schools

Huh. Guess we don't need no education, for reals.

Tennessee Senator Schmuck Full Of Supreme Court Chootspah! Gesundheit!

Bubbe has a few words for you Mr. Senator Lamar! Sit right down, Boychik!
Same clusterfuck time, same clusterfuck channel

Conservatives React To TrumpCare, Call For … Wait, Single Payer?

Just a small sample of the great minds weighing in on the issue of the day.
Hope you've been making regular contributions to your health savings account...

Senate Dems Skip College Sportsball Game To Talk All Night About Obamacare. Is That Even Legal?

Senate Democrats held a talkathon to call attention to how Americans will be hurt if the ACA is repealed. Now get talking to your own senators and representatives.

Chuck Schumer Announces Plan To Grow Spine On Obamacare, Let GOP Hang Itself

Democrats with a spine? WHOA IF TRUE!

Everybody Hates Ted Cruz And His Stupid Foreign-Born Face

Do you know how hard it is to write yet another post about how much everyone hates Ted Cruz? Not because it makes us sad to write it, or because it is difficult to write. Hating a face like...
fuck no

Senate Republicans Spent Their Sunday Being Dicks To Ted Cruz

Everyone hates Ted Cruz, right? Right. And his Republican colleagues in the Senate are no exception: Cruz, a Texas senator who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, drew the ire of his colleagues for claiming the top Republican in...
Now sit up straight and learn some stuff

Fine, Here Is Today’s Elizabeth Warren Video For You To Fap To

So Senate Republicans have a shiny new thing they're calling the Congressional Review Act on Ambush Elections (S.J. Res. 8), and it's terrible and dumb because of course it is. The resolution would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from...
Packed by weight, not volume

GOP Pinky-Swears They Will ‘Fix’ Obamacare, If We Just Let Them Smash It To Bitses

Just in case the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare's subsidies for people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange, three Republican senators have written an important Op-Ed in the Washington Post to reassure Americans that "We have a...
Our brave and noble Senate

Senate Almost Unanimously Pretends To Believe In Climate Change

Big news, everyone: The Senate did a thing! But wait, there's even bigger news than that. The Senate did a thing on climate change. Kind of. Sort of. In a way. A symbolic non-binding basically meaningless way. But still! Are...

Obama Proposes Free Community College; Will Terrify Wingnuts With Educated Populace

Now here's a nice thing if you're into "education" and "free stuff," which of course you are, because you're an over-educated socialist liberal. President Obama is heading to Tennessee today to announce a program that would provide qualified students...
On a day like today, only a crying eagle and an American flag will do.

Victoria Jackson, Stacy Campfield Fare Worse In Tennessee Elections Than Confederate Army At Vicksburg

Sad, sad, sad news out of the great state of Tennessee, where two Wonkette favorites went down to defeat on Thursday in their campaigns for public office. Get out your hankies, people, for today we weep for comedy and for...

Union Thugs Get Greasy Hands On College Sportsball

The National Labor Relations Board handed down a 24-page decision saying Northwestern University sportsball players are employees of the university and may form a union. Quarterback Kain Colter has been the face of the pro-unionization campaign. It's no surprise...

Lamar Alexander’s Aide And The Lighter Side of Child Porn Allegations

Oh, damn, Wonkers, you know what the adorable kittens mean, don't you? The adorable kittens mean we have a story about something terrible and we're going to try to buffer it with something sweet and cute. Does that work,...

Republicans Decide Socialism Is Awesome After Obama Proposes Privatizing Tennessee Valley Authority

If you’re looking for an example of how government can help people and businesses by spending money and making stuff happen for them (aka socialism), you could do a lot worse than the Tennessee Valley Authority. Created in 1933...