Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is GOP-care defended:

Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - GOP-care defended

An Op-ed says good riddance to nonpartisan journalism.

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A dumb mistake. But it probably got 100x as much attention as it would have had it been correct. Was there a Sen. Capito banner flying over Las Vegas?

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These charts show who you will spend most of your time with as you age. Hint: Look in the mirror.

Resigning Rep. Jason Chaffetz says members of Congress should get $2,500-a-month housing stipend:

“I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was a housing allowance for members of Congress,” Chaffetz told The Hill in an interview in his Capitol office, where he sleeps whenever he’s in Washington. “In today’s climate, nobody’s going to suggest or vote for a pay raise. But you shouldn’t have to be among the wealthiest of Americans to serve properly in Congress.”

U.S. renewables surpass nuclear as electricity source in March-April:

The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through April 30) reveals that—for the first time since the beginning of the nuclear era—renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar—inc. small-scale PV, wind) are now providing a greater share of the nation’s electrical generation than nuclear power.

For the first third of this year, renewables and nuclear power have been running neck-in-neck with renewables providing 20.20 percent of U.S. net electrical generation during the four-month period (January to April) compared to 20.75 percent for nuclear power. But in March and April, renewables surpassed nuclear power and have taken a growing lead: 21.60 percent (renewables) vs. 20.34 percent (nuclear) in March, and 22.98 percent (renewables) vs. 19.19 percent (nuclear) in April.

Meanwhile, U.S. Conference of Mayors call for 100 percent renewables in their cities by 2035;

The United States Conference of Mayors, which includes both Republican and Democratic mayors from cities across the nation, adopted a series of resolutions that are far more assertive than federal climate policy, including a pledge supporting cities’ adoption of 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. […]

Cities have been pushing for stronger action on climate change for years, but the efforts have taken on new urgency since President Donald Trump took office in January. After Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, more than 200 cities joined with nearly a dozen states and hundreds of businesses to announce that they would remain committed to the goals of the agreement.

Three cases of the plague diagnosed in New Mexico.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, we don’t let Medicaid repeal distract us from Syria, nor let Syria distract us from Medicaid repeal. Armando joins in to round up the recent SCOTUS activity and comment on the procedure & the chaos, which he does entirely without resort to emojis of any kind.

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