July 4th

In honor of the day, let’s all read the absolutely epic Twitter thread that begins with this post here:

Joy Ann Reid rocks, and that is all.

Trumpcare for all

Via ThinkProgress

Wheelchair users dragged away from McConnell’s office for protesting health care bill

Dozens of disability rights activists were arrested.

This is important

From Talking Points Memo, quoting James Comey at today’s Senate Intelligence hearing:

“There should be no fuzz on this whatsoever. The Russians interfered in our election during the 2016 cycle. They did it with purpose. They did it with sophistication. They did it with overwhelming technical efforts. And it was an active measures campaign driven from the top of the government. There is no fuzz on that,” Comey said.

“It is a high confidence judgment of the entire intelligence community — and the members of this committee have seen the intelligence — it’s not a close call,” he continued. “That happened. That’s about as unfake as you can possibly get and is very, very serious, which is why it’s so refreshing to see a bipartisan focus on that. Because this is about America, not about any particular party.”

Asked if it was a “hostile act by the Russian government,” Comey replied, “Yes.”