#NoBillNoBreak: Good Trouble




102 Responses to “#NoBillNoBreak: Good Trouble”

  1. 1 MadameSoph
    June 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm


  2. 2 vcprezofan2
    June 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm


  3. June 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you for your excellent converate of #NoBillNoBreak, NW

    My final comment for the evening ….


    Good night TOD ….

  4. June 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    “coverage” not “coverate”!!!

    good night ….

  5. 7 0388jojothecat
    June 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Congrats on being FIRST! not third MadameSoph 🙂

  6. 9 MadameSoph
    June 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Bringing this over 🙂

  7. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    June 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    • 11 MadameSoph
      June 22, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you Nerdy for the excellent coverage and your awesome Tweets!

    • 12 desertflower
      June 22, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      I thought it cost $24 Billion….worse than you thought

      • 13 desertflower
        June 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm


        $24 billion.

        That’s according to an estimate from Standard & Poor’s. The financial services company said the shutdown, which ended with a deal late Wednesday night after 16 days, took $24 billion out of the U.S. economy, and reduced projected fourth-quarter GDP growth from 3 percent to 2.4 percent.

        Here’s a breakdown of some of the economic cost by our calculations:

        About $3.1 billion in lost government services, according to the research firm IHS
        $152 million per day in lost travel spending, according to the U.S. Travel Association
        $76 million per day lost because of National Parks being shut down, according to the National Park Service
        $217 million per day in lost federal and contractor wages in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area alone

  8. 14 0388jojothecat
    June 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I can’t believe the media is showing the Democrats taking over the House of Representatives and not IL Douche. So glad his pack of lies speech was a total black out by the DEMS. They showed he dutifully read from the teleprompter…..wonder what Shame Hannity has to say about that?

  9. 15 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 11:47 pm

  10. June 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    OT –

    Today among all this action, another GITMO prisoner was released. That leaves 79 still there.

  11. 20 vcprezofan2
    June 22, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    G’Night TODobots; I am signing off with ❤

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2016 at 12:34 am

      VC – Your response to Walker’s tweet is absolutely brilliant. Needs to go viral. Brava!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. June 22, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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  14. June 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    This is CNN…

  15. 31 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 11:56 pm

  16. 32 MadameSoph
    June 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm

  17. 34 Dudette
    June 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    • 35 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2016 at 12:26 am

      It’s been a whole damn day of watching, and I never quite thought of it that way! This is why I love liberals – we spell it all out for each other.

  18. 36 MadameSoph
    June 23, 2016 at 12:02 am

    O.k. gotta go eat some dinner. BBL What a day! Go Reps!

  19. June 23, 2016 at 12:05 am

  20. 38 Dudette
    June 23, 2016 at 12:07 am

  21. 39 CEB
    June 23, 2016 at 12:11 am

    “Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now.”. The revolution’s happening in DC! History is happening DC in the greatest city in the world!

  22. 43 Dudette
    June 23, 2016 at 12:14 am

    TODers who went on the Hop On Hop Off will remember booing the Trump project to renovate the Old Post bldg into a hotel as we passed it. Surprise, surprise some more Trump crookedness going on there! Who woulda thunk it?

  23. 46 desertflower
    June 23, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Debbie Dingell is kicking ass.

  24. 48 Diane Helland
    June 23, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Nerdy, THANK YOU for the great coverage! The last couple of weeks I’ve been soo proud to be a Democrat!

  25. June 23, 2016 at 12:40 am

    God, these people are STUPID! This is not about any procedure!!

  26. 54 Dudette
    June 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

  27. June 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

    OMG, I’ve been watching this for nearly 10 hours and I can’t stop.

  28. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2016 at 12:53 am

    It’s not a publicity stunt, Ryan.

  29. June 23, 2016 at 12:55 am

  30. June 23, 2016 at 12:56 am

    OMG, now the Republicans are trying to pull of move to have another vote on a sham Zika bill and then shut down for recess. This is freakin’ CRAZY.

    • 59 desertflower
      June 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

      I’m watching with you. Holy Moly…..I’m tired, and I have to be somewhere very early, but can’t stop listening….

    • June 23, 2016 at 1:04 am

  31. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2016 at 12:59 am

    House is back in session, and being covered by C-Span … trying to get back to Ryan’s personal publicity stunt aka regular business … being shouted down by Democrats.

    • 66 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Democrats are saying they are not going anywhere, even if Ryan orders the chamber closed in the early morning hours.

  32. 67 desertflower
    June 23, 2016 at 1:04 am

    You know what the REAL stunt is?? Those Republicans not doing the business of the people and taking their damn paychecks!! VOTE THEM OUT!!

  33. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Luke Russert has been covering the sit-in so long, he’s grown a beard during the day. Could be a first.

  34. 70 desertflower
    June 23, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I’m off to bed…I’m thinking they will be there in the morning:) SO proud of them. Proud of everyone that’s taken a stand for common sense. Night all….

  35. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    June 23, 2016 at 1:13 am

    My 2 thoughts about #Brexit:

    – Let the record show that I despise the former mayor of London Boris Johnson =>coz? recalling what he wrote about PBO & now doing his best at fear mongering about how UK has lost its independence …. and all manner of bigoted innuendo he has engaged in;

    – I think that the PM of UK did not have much sleep tonight (uncertain about the future/referendum; he has probably been regretting the decision to call the vote;

    in a few hours we will have some clarity

    • 72 99ts
      June 23, 2016 at 3:00 am

      I doubt he regrets the call linda – if he hadn’t done it he would look just like Paul Ryan – refusing to bring requests to the floor. I think it will fail – just like the Scotland exit.

      I agree with you on Boris – I really liked Ken Livingstone – sad he was replaced by Boris – but now it is even more interesting with their current Mayor. Quite the melting pot of people is London.

      • 73 globalcitizenlinda
        June 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

        It has been a few weeks of uncertainity. Glad to have the British voting

        • 74 99ts
          June 23, 2016 at 6:48 am

          I just can’t believe they will exit – will know in a few hours

          I do remember when they joined the “common market” – Australians thought they had been deserted – a large % of our trade was with the UK. It all worked out in the long term

  36. June 23, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Good for you spending most of your day watching/reading. Good night.

  37. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Ari Melber just mentioned Ryan’s in a “wider pickle” now. Love how their vocabularies aren’t quite the same late night.

  38. June 23, 2016 at 1:38 am

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      June 23, 2016 at 1:50 am

      Good one. They probably left a long time ago. I’m thinking all kinds of cuss words right now, but I’ll refrain.

  39. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2016 at 1:47 am

    He (Rep. Ellison) listened, too. Damn straight.

  40. June 23, 2016 at 1:52 am

  41. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    June 23, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Okay, TODville – Gonna go horizontal, with the bedroom teevee on, and will try to listen a bit more (but no longer can keep my eyes on the latest!). Go, Democrats! You surprised us today, and we loved it. Proud of you all.

  42. 85 amk for obama
    June 23, 2016 at 2:22 am

    The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has landed in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.

    Pilot Bertrand Piccard made swift progress over the ocean after leaving New York on Monday.

    The flight was the 15th stage in Solar Impulse’s bid to circumnavigate the globe.

    Mission managers will now plot a route to Abu Dhabi where the venture began in March, 2015.

    The project had hoped to end the Atlantic leg in Paris, to echo the pioneering flight in 1927 of Charles Lindbergh.

    Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis aircraft was the first to make the solo crossing.


    It’s bfd. Human spirit.

  43. 87 Zekke LyDonna
    June 23, 2016 at 3:17 am

  44. 88 Linda
    June 23, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Luke Russert is an ass.

    He just said ” Even Kim Kardashian ” is ” tweeting ” about this “.

    Go to bed Lukie

  45. 89 Zekke LyDonna
    June 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

    He sounded punch drunk.

    Steve Kornacki asked ‘will it make a difference?’ Dear Steve YOU will make the difference. MSM will make the difference. Do Your JOB.

  46. June 23, 2016 at 6:18 am

  47. June 23, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    Bevin Dis-Kynects Medicaid In Kentucky
    And so seven months after taking office, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin makes good on his threat to wreck the country’s most successful Medicaid expansion under the ACA and replace it with Indiana’s broken plan where everyone pays a monthly premium for Medicaid “out of dignity”.

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Wednesday he’s seeking a Medicaid waiver from the federal government.
    If the Medicaid waiver is approved, Bevin said it will result in $2.2 billion in taxpayer savings.
    Bevin announced his “transformative and sustainable program” called Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health, or HEALTH. Under the plan, Kentucky would impose premiums on able-bodied adults from $1 to $15, depending on their income levels.
    Bevin said requiring Medicaid expansion users to pay for their own premiums will give them “dignity and respect.” The program is about teaching people, he said, emphasizing it is a “learning experience.”

    One catch though, for people who have been on Medicaid for “years” it seems that $15 a month may not “fully cover” benefits. Also, it seems that Gov. Bevin will “use health care dollars” to address the state’s opoid addiction epidemic, but he doesn’t say how. On top of that, there are several things that will no longer be covered by HEALTH that Medicaid in Kentucky covers now, like “non-emergency transportation”. Also, Bevin says that the program will go statewide but start as a “trial” in “select counties” first, by which I’m betting he means Fayette and Jefferson counties. You know, Lexington and Louisville. Where those people live.

    That’s how he’ll get away with it with the voters until after he’s up for re-election in 2019.

    Oh, and finally, he’s taking 400,000 hostages.

    Bevin said if the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services does not grant the waiver, he will still move ahead with his plan to repeal Medicaid expansion in the state.

    • 92 99ts
      June 23, 2016 at 6:52 am

      The only way he saves $2.2 billion is by having less people on the program – which of course, is his goal. I gather he is doing what he said he would do – seems some folks keep thinking GOP politicians just couldn’t be that bad – until they are.

  48. 93 99ts
    June 23, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Good to read that Bill Kristol now predicting Trump can win. I was worried when he was ranting that Trump cannot win – cause Bill Kristol is ALWAYS on the wrong side with his assertions.

  49. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    June 23, 2016 at 7:25 am

    The Democratic sit-in bounced the garbage from DT

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  53. June 23, 2016 at 7:51 am

    And, with that, GOOD MORNING TOD 🙂

  54. 100 jackiegrumbacher
    June 23, 2016 at 8:04 am

    What an emotional day and night! Just watching and listening to John Lewis is like watching greatness. He’s now the moral center of the Congressional Democrats and I believe him when he says he will not stop and will take this up again and again for as long as he has to. I think what the Democrats did today will inspire courage in people at all levels and underscore in the starkest possible terms how important it is to vote for a Democratic House and Senate. Next time the crowds outside will be larger and louder and their voices will be echoed in state capitals across the country.

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