Flippin’ Heller: Heller Voted for Trump’s Budget Priorities

Dean Heller says Donald Trump’s budget would be “anti-Nevada” because it cuts Medicaid by billions and funds the Yucca Mountain project.

But Dean Heller voted to cut $1.35 trillion from Medicaid in 2015 and he voted to cut federal funding for Medicaid in half in 2011 despite the fact that Medicaid provides care for over 625,00 Nevadans.

Just as bad, Heller has voted to eliminate and undermine Medicaid expansion dozens of times — despite the fact that it provides essential care to over 200,000 Nevadans.

Heller has even voted for a spending plan that funded the Yucca Mountain project, because he was too weak and lazy to get the funding removed.

“How dumb does Dean Heller think Nevadans are? After voting […]

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Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act costs the people of North Carolina

Donald Trump is overtly sabotaging insurance markets as he pushes Trumpcare on the country, and it’s now costing North Carolina. Today, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina announced that as a result of Trump destabilizing the market, they will seek a rate hike of 23%.

The news comes after Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to unilaterally cut-off ​Affordable Care Act funding that ​is critical to 7 million working Americans having health insurance, which is roiling markets.

​”Donald Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act marketplaces and now the people of North Carolina are going to pay the price. Trump’s efforts to deliberately undermine the insurance markets are hurting people right now, and his reckless behavior is unconscionable,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “North Carolinians deserve far better. It’s time for Donald Trump and Republicans in North Carolina to side with the majority of the American people who  Read more after the jump.

What You Missed Last Night: More Evidence Of Trump/Russia Collusion

While everyone was rightfully distracted by Greg Gianforte news last night, more Russia bombshells continued to drop. In the past 24 hours, we learned that last summer, top Russian officials boasted of their various ways to influence Donald Trump through former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In addition, it was also reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose his meetings with Russian officials on his security clearance form.

“For an administration that claims they’ve got nothing to hide, they do an awful lot of hiding and lying,” said American Bridge spokesperson Sabrina Singh. “It’s now looking more and more like people in Trump’s orbit may have colluded with Russian officials to rig our election last year, and the FBI must get to the bottom of this immediately. Anyone who broke the law must be held accountable.”

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Putin Is Watching Trump’s Speech On NATO

Vladimir Putin will be watching closely as President Trump addresses NATO. The address comes against the backdrop of multiple investigations in Congress, the FBI, and now a special prosecutor working to get to the bottom of the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russian hackers to rig our election. A key question to be answered by those investigations is why Putin would invest so heavily in Trump. The answer very likely includes Trump’s dangerous position on NATO.

Putin views NATO as both an “existential threat and a personal insult” and is squarely focused on undermining the 70-year alliance between the United States and our key western allies. As the Kremlin has been quick to praise Trump for criticizing NATO, our European allies have reacted with fear and confusion.  

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New CBO Score Confirms It: Trumpcare Remains Dangerous For America’s Health  

American Bridge Vice-President Shripal Shah released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an updated analysis of the pain Trumpcare would cause for American families in order to benefit the wealthiest Americans: 

“​The leading ​health ​and patient ​organizations in America have warned ​that ​Trumpcare would cripple coverage for people with conditions like cancer or heart disease and now the CBO  ​has confirmed that grim reality. Taking health insurance away from 23 million and putting one out of every six Americans at risk of losing essential health benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs – just to cut taxes for the rich – is a recipe for disaster. Only Republicans could piece together something so reckless and call it “healthcare policy” with a straight face. 

“It is increasingly obvious why Speaker Ryan rammed this bill through the House before this analysis was complete. Even he knows just how toxic this plan really is.  […]

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Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act costs the people of Missouri and Kansas

Donald Trump is overtly sabotaging insurance markets as he pushes Trumpcare on the country, and it’s now costing Missourians and Kansans. Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced that as a result of Trump destabilizing the market, they will no longer offer Affordable Care Act health insurance plans in a 32-county area across both states.

The news comes after Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to unilaterally cut-off ​Affordable Care Act funding that ​is critical to 7 million working Americans having health insurance.

​”Donald Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act marketplaces and now people in Kansas and Missouri are going to pay the price. Trump’s efforts to deliberately undermine the insurance markets are hurting people right now, and his reckless behavior is unconscionable,” said American Bridge Vice-President Shripal Shah. “Missourians and Kansans deserve far better. It’s […]

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Foreign Governments Own Trump

“Of course Donald Trump isn’t tracking or donating the foreign profits at his hotel as promised. The man is a pathological liar who is ignoring the fact that the Constitution bars the President from accepting gifts from foreign governments. Trump’s priority is cashing in on the Presidency, even when it means selling out our economic and national security to the highest bidder.” –Shripal Shah, American Bridge Vice President

NBC News: Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at his Hotels

By Ari Melber, Meredith Mandell, and Diana Marinaccio, 5/24/17

Just before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury.
 
But MSNBC has learned the Trump Organization is not tracking all possible payments it receives from foreign governments, according to new admissions by Trump representatives. By failing to track foreign payments it receives, the company will be hard-pressed to meet […]

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