No action today, I just wanted to make sure you knew that Fox News has finally pulled Bill O'Reilly and the O'Reilly Factor (it's flagship show for nearly 20 years) off the air after losing more than 50 advertisers amid even more reports of sexual harassment and some good investigative reporting showing the lengths the network has already gone to to silence the many women who've accused O'Reilly over the years. Good work, people!
More details about Bill's demise here.
In other happy news, official jerk and Chair of the House Ethics Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah (the one who continued his rabid investigation of Hillary Clinton's email non-scandal AFTER the election but has declined to investigate Trump and was booed for an entire town hall during the first Congressional recess...) has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018. He's probably trying to avoid a loss to preserve his ability to run for Governor of Utah down the road but still, we will certainly not miss his smug face and hideous politics.
More details on Chaffetz here.
Also, Democrat Jon Ossoff narrowly lost winning the April 18th special election for Republican Tom Price's vacated House seat in the Atlanta, Georgia suburbs. Ossoff managed to win a truly impressive 48.1% of the vote in a district that has not elected a Democrat to Congress since the Carter administration. Now Ossoff will advance to a run-off election in June against Republican Karen Handel who received just under 20% of the vote in a crowded Republican field. Ossoff's strong showing has bolstered Democratic organizations and progressive groups and thrown the fear of God into Republicans. If you have not already donated to his campaign, you're not too late! Make a gift of any size right now.
More on Ossof's results here.
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