After a post-midnight vote Saturday, the Senate took no action to extend or revise the National Security Agency's controversial phone data surveillance program. The program, along with other sections of the Patriot Act, will expire as planned on June 1.
King v. Burwell, in other words, threatens the individual health insurance markets in about three dozen states. The Senate Republican's proposed response to King, however, is to blow up the individual health insurance market in all 50 states.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is taking unprecedented steps to block climate action. But while his efforts can’t save the coal industry, which is “dead man walking,” he can make it much harder for Americans to save ourselves from Dust-Bowlification and the loss of our coastal cities.