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Kentucky Governor Holds Medicaid Patients Hostage After Court Rules Against Him Kentucky Governor Holds Medicaid Patients Hostage After Court Rules Against Him

Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is throwing a temper tantrum because a federal judge struck down his plan to add work requirements to Medicaid. His response? Taking away dental and vision benefits from nearly 500,000 people.

How the Media Would Cover the Apocalypse How the Media Would Cover the Apocalypse

On July 27 in the year 2018, the moon will be dripping with rivulets of blood during what is set to be the longest lunar eclipse of this century. According to the British tabloid The Daily Mirror this could be a big “Oi! Mate!” wake-up call for all of us as doomsday preachers are predicting that the event will bring…

Jeff Sessions’ New Proposal Could Be Disastrous for Asylum Seekers Jeff Sessions’ New Proposal Could Be Disastrous for Asylum Seekers

Ever-vigilant in his quest to fuck over immigrants, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s DOJ is drafting a proposal that would severely clamp down on asylum seekers, which was reported by Vox’s Dara Lind on Friday. According to Lind, the draft regulation as it currently exists would amount to a “sweeping and thorough…

We Don't Just Need More Democrats, We Need Better Ones We Don't Just Need More Democrats, We Need Better Ones

It’s hard to overstate the significance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset primary win over 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. She is a working-class Latina who was bartending less than a year ago. She is an unapologetic socialist who called for abolishing ICE back in February.…

Elaine Chao to Protesters: Leave My Demon Husband Alone! Elaine Chao to Protesters: Leave My Demon Husband Alone!

Videos posted to Twitter show Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao heatedly defending her trash husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to a crowd of protesters at Georgetown University on Monday night.

A Dispatch From the Martha Stewart Trial, Almost 15 Years Later A Dispatch From the Martha Stewart Trial, Almost 15 Years Later

“Sometimes in the awkward moments before a party begins, when authorities say you should be relaxed and enjoying a drink and I am not, I remind myself that I, too, am going to a fine dinner, designed specifically by me, in the company of good friends, selected specifically by me. Then I head upstairs to dress for such…

Intrepid Fox News Reporter Covers Closed Red Hen Restaurant for Days As the World Burns Intrepid Fox News Reporter Covers Closed Red Hen Restaurant for Days As the World Burns

Doug McKelway, intrepid Fox News reporter, has been working his friggin pants off every day, bravely traveling to and covering the Red Hen restaurant, where the owner politely asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave on Friday.

Call Stephen Miller a White Nationalist Call Stephen Miller a White Nationalist

As we fall into this hellish loop of debating whether or not it’s okay to make White House officials uncomfortable for targeting and abusing immigrant families, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the arbiters of civility have no idea what the word even means.

Separated Children Reportedly Forced to Recite Pledge of Allegiance Separated Children Reportedly Forced to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

Horrific stories of separated immigrant children held in detention centers proliferate almost daily and they are unlikely to end anytime soon. Donald Trump may have walked back his family separation policy, but his new plan is to detain both parents and children together. As the country is consumed with debates about…

Fox & Friends: Who Cares About These Kids, They Aren't Ours  Fox & Friends: Who Cares About These Kids, They Aren't Ours 

Just when you thought that Fox & Friends couldn’t spell out their xenophobic stance any more clearly, here they are with another vile and heartless clip, days after straight-up selling White House lies.

The New York Times Can Fuck Right Off  The New York Times Can Fuck Right Off 

As Donald Trump’s administration tears children from their parents and houses toddlers in cages, The New York Times has decided to publish a piece about “the contagion of incivility” that is spreading across the nation:

Look at How Employable All These Trump People Are  Look at How Employable All These Trump People Are 

In a just society anyone associated with Donald Trump’s administration would be immediately shoved into a deep, wormy hole in the ground kept at a puzzling (but punishing) 100 degrees and full humidity, rather than absorbed back into the private sphere and reintegrated into society. They should be yelled at during…

Incredibly, Jeb Bush's Son Is Lamer Than Jeb Incredibly, Jeb Bush's Son Is Lamer Than Jeb

Is each successive generation of Jeb Bush’s line doomed to be even lamer than the last? Is Jeb the dominant gene? Does Jeb-ness only get more compounded over the ages, perhaps like a Baltic herring that is buried in a can so that it ferments in its own rotting brine for months?

Stop Covering Family Separation Like a Political Horse Race Stop Covering Family Separation Like a Political Horse Race

As public vitriol intensifies over Donald Trump’s policy of ripping immigrant children away from their parents, a number of Republicans have come out of the woodwork, about six weeks too late, to denounce the practice.

As White House Communications Staff Falls Apart, Steve Bannon Protege Julia Hahn Rises As White House Communications Staff Falls Apart, Steve Bannon Protege Julia Hahn Rises

Staffers on the White House communications team are jumping ship like rats, leaving behind a hollowed-out operation. But as people are quietly pushed out or leave for better gigs, one woman has quietly risen through the ranks: Julia Hahn, Steve Bannon’s 27-year-old protege.

You May Have Noticed That Trump's War on Immigrants Is Getting Worse

Welcome to What In Tarnation, where Splinter writers Isha Aran and Clio Chang unpack the truly absurd and endlessly punishing hellfire that is the news each week!

The Government Can’t Even Study The Effects of Getting Hammered Without Corruption Fucking It All Up The Government Can’t Even Study The Effects of Getting Hammered Without Corruption Fucking It All Up

Is it just me, or is it the season for unscrupulous ethical behavior in D.C.? The latest incident may have flown under the radar, what with literally every breath Scott Pruitt has taken over the past year, but the Washington Post reported on Friday that the National Institutes of Health had to cancel a 10-year, $100…

The GOP Immigration Bill Is Just Offensive Political Theater  The GOP Immigration Bill Is Just Offensive Political Theater 

If Republicans wanted to stop Donald Trump from ripping children out of the hands of their parents at the border, they could do it by passing stand-alone legislation that addresses the issue, such as the bill that has already been introduced by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Paul Ryan Is Full of Shit on Immigration Once Again Paul Ryan Is Full of Shit on Immigration Once Again

Paul Ryan, a man who has defiled two perfectly fine first names for people everywhere, told reporters on Thursday that he is not comfortable with the practice of tearing immigrant children away from their parents at the border. “We don’t want kids to be separated from their parents,” Ryan said, a practice for which he…

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