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Day 1062

1/ Mitch McConnell rejected Democrats requests to have four White House witnesses testify during Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. McConnell called the request to have Mick Mulvaney, John Bolton, and two others to testify a "strange request" and said the Senate will not volunteer its time for a "fishing expedition." McConnell's remarks came in response to a letter from Chuck Schumer, who outlined several procedural requests that he said would make an impeachment trial more fair. McConnell later said he's "not an impartial juror […] I'm not impartial about this at all." (New York Times / Washington Post / Politico / Axios / Bloomberg)

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A reminder with everything else going on that HHS is due to enact some really horrific changes tomorrow.

Please read her full thread, linked above. It tells how you can lodge your complaint and add your voice against this heinous policy.


The day of impeachment…someone’s not watching (much)


WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a linchpin of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the requirement that people have health insurance was unconstitutional. But the appeals panel sent the case back to a federal district court in Texas to determine whether other provisions of the law could continue to exist without the mandate.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


So, there’s a term you’re likely to be seeing a lot more of: Groypers. If you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s my thread on what it means, with links:

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