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  1. Anyone Can Teach. It's Easy! (At Least That's What Republican Legislators and the Governor Tell Me.)

    Tucsonweekly.com - Tucson 05.27 / 04:00 www.tucsonweekly.com
    Here's an idea. Let's have all those legislators who voted for the new teacher certification rules teach in some of the Arizona's public schools until Winter Break, in classrooms where the district hasn't been able to find…
  2. Republican Gov. Scott Walker seeks drug testing for Wisconsin Medicaid applicants

    Press-leader.com - Oklahoma (OK) 05.27 / 03:14 press-leader.com
    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker’s plan, which needs federal approval, comes as he prepares to run for a third…
  3. WATCH: Republicans urge Trump to stop tweeting

    Thehill.com - Headlines video 05.27 / 00:36 thehill.com
    GOP lawmakers are praising President Trump's relatively quiet presence on Twitter during his first trip abroad this month - a trend they hope continues when he returns to…
  4. Senate Republicans Try to Balance Lower Premiums Against Pre-Existing Conditions

    Breitbart.com - Politics 05.27 / 00:16 breitbart.com
    Senate Republicans want to balance state waivers for Obamacare regulations with more funding for Americans with pre-existing…
  5. Republican lawmaker alters UW free speech proposal

    SFgate.com-Education 05.27 / 00:05 sfgate.com
    (AP) — A Republican lawmaker wants to alter a contentious bill designed to clamp down on campus protesters by spelling out the behaviors that disrupt free speech and could lead to suspensions and expulsions. An amendment Kremer circulated Friday would limit punishable behavior to violence or other disorderly conduct, require a formal investigation after two complaints and clarify other aspects of the proposal. The original bill proposed including representatives from each of the UW c…
  6. Utahns React To CBO Score Of Republican Health Care Legislation

    Kuer.org - Utah (UT) 05.26 / 23:25 kuer.org
    This week the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican health care bill known as American Health Care Act. KUER looked into what the CBO score could mean for…
  7. Greg Gianforte won. Now what do Republicans do?

    Cw39.com - Houston 05.26 / 23:13 cw39.com
    (CNN) — Greg Gianforte, less than 24 hours removed from being charged with assault for “body-slamming” a reporter, won the Montana special election on Thursday night. So, now what? We know two things for sure. 1. Gianforte will appear in court sometime between now and June 7 to find out whether he will be convicted on a misdemeanor assault charge. 2. Republicans, even if they wanted to, couldn’t refuse to seat him. This was litigated in the late 1960s in…
  8. Rutherford County draws Republican contenders for governor’s race

    Wkrn.com-TN 05.26 / 23:11 www.wkrn.com
    The event billed as a "kickoff" to the 2018 governor's race, drew four of the top Republican contenders Thursday night with questions…
  9. Melania Trump’s $51,500 jacket was no Pat Nixon ‘Republican cloth coat’

    Mynewsla.com - Los Angeles 05.26 / 22:39 mynewsla.com
    TV pundits have been drawing comparisons between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. Time to contrast spouses as well. Pat Nixon was no Melania Trump in the outerwear department. Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan wrote about the outrage over the first lady’s Dolce & Gabbana floral coat with multicolored silk flowers (retailing for $51,500). “No [&#…
  10. Republican Senators want out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, spearheaded the signing of a letter sent to President Trump on Thursday urging the…
  11. Connecticut Sen. Murphy: Republicans are like 'the dog that caught the car' with Affordable Care Act

    Nhregister.com - Connecticut 05.26 / 22:03 nhregister.com
    HARTFORD >> Connecticut's U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act."Republicans are clearly in a box," Murphy said at a Legislative Office Building press…
  12. Blumenthal, Murphy Say 133k In Connecticut Would Lose Insurance Under Republican Bill

    Courant.com - Connecticut 05.26 / 22:03 courant.com
    Connecticut's two U.S. senators blasted the Republican healthcare bill Friday, saying that the measure would eventually cause 23 million Americans to lose their coverage nationwide by 2026. In Connecticut, an estimated 133,000 residents would lose their care, which advocates say would also…
  13. Republican lawmaker alters UW free speech proposal

    WashingtonTimes - Economy 05.26 / 22:00 washingtontimes.com
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker is refining his bill that would punish students who disrupt speakers after critics said it was too vague. Rep. Jesse Kremer amended his bill Friday to limit punishable behavior to violence or other disorderly conduct that disrupts free speech. The original bill would've…
  14. Republicans Push For 'Ringless Voicemail' Spam -

    Dslreports.com - Technology 05.26 / 21:09 dslreports.com
    The GOP s leading campaign and fundraising arm, the Republican National Committee, is throwing its support behind a push that could let robocallers spam your voicemail inbox -- without your phone ever ringing. As it stands, annoying consumers (you) with robocalls currently violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). More specifically, the law bans any non-emergency calls made with auto-dialers, computer-generated or prerecorded voices without the "prior express consent of the…
  15. ‘Sick and tired of you guys’: Montana Republican who lost his temper with reporter wins anyway

    Worldtribune.com - Politics 05.26 / 20:26 worldtribune.com
    by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2017 Is there a place in a PC world for pushy Republicans? A Montana Republican who allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter is the winner in the special election to fill Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, President Donald Trump shoved the leader of Montenegro at a NATO photo [&#…
  16. Patrick Saunders: Gay Republicans and grudging respect

    Thegavoice.com - Georgia (GA) 05.26 / 20:23 thegavoice.com
    It was May 10, the morning after we went to production on our last issue. I was a little groggy-eyed from spending the previous two days with the staff putting the issue together and getting it off to the printer when my phone kept pinging with notifications. People were leaving Facebook comments left and right […] The post Patrick Saunders: Gay Republicans and grudging respect appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta…
  17. The good news is that fewer U.S. bees died last year, the bad news is ... the Republican Party

    Dailykos.com - Environment 05.26 / 20:05 dailykos.com
    Over the past decade, the United States has seen a huge decline in the country’s honeybee populations. Between 2014 and 2015 a reported 42 percent of honeybee colonies died. USA Today is reporting that this past year’s numbers are better than previous ones, but they still don’t look that great. The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017. The decrease is small compared to the survey's previous 10 years, when the…
  18. Connecticut Senator Says Republicans Are Like ‘The Dog That Caught the Car’

    Ctnewsjunkie.com - Politics 05.26 / 19:07 ctnewsjunkie.com
    HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care A…
  19. Some Republicans Are Holding Trump’s Rhetoric Directly Responsible for Gianforte’s Assault

    Politicususa.com - Politics 05.26 / 18:18 politicususa.com
    Some Republicans can see the reality behind the rhetoric and are blaming Trump Greg Gianforte's violent assault of a…
  20. New Poll Finds 57 Percent of Voters Disapprove of Republican Health Care Plan

    Ctnewsjunkie.com - Politics 05.26 / 18:01 ctnewsjunkie.com
    A new Quinnipiac University poll found that 57 percent of voters disapprove of the Republican health care plan that passed the House last month. That’s one percent more than the 56 percent who disapproved of the plan in a May 11 s…