John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in New York City, and is the cofounder of TimeToResign.com. Bio, .

Mike Pence

URGENT: Pence says GOP has Obamacare repeal votes. Contact Congress now.

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The Center for American Progress is reporting that Vice President Mike Pence says House Republicans have the votes to repeal Obamacare. We need you to contact the swing votes now in ...
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Trump blames Obama for Trump hiring Michael Flynn after Obama fired him

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On Fox News last night, Donald Trump again defended his embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and then blamed President Obama for not sufficiently vetting Michael ...
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New evidence says top Trump aide Bannon found school “too Jewish” for his kids

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The New Yorker’s Connie Bruck reports on new evidence that top Trump White House adviser, Steve Bannon, took issue with his daughter’s potential school because, in Bannon’s ...
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Congress exempts self from Obamacare repeal — add your name to stop them

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The new compromise Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) contains a provision exempting members of Congress and their staff from the repeal. Yes, you heard ...

O’Reilly replacement makes sexist joke about Ivanka Trump on the air

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Fox News host Jesse Watters, whose show was moved into primetime as a replacement for the O’Reilly Factor, after O’Reilly was fired/resigned following repeated sexual harassment ...
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Hey Jeff Sessions: Alabama is 2 to 3 times more dangerous than NYC

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Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who spent years as the Senator from Alabama, accused New York City cops last week of being “soft on crime.” While I ...
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100 Chechen gays kidnapped, tortured, arrested in growing Russian pogrom

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The NYT has a blockbuster story today about the growing anti-gay pogrom in Russian Chechnya. Chechen authorities, who claim that homosexuality doesn’t exist in Chechnya — ...
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Trump threatens govt shutdown if Americans don’t pay for wall Trump said Mexico would pay for

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Donald Trump is demanding that the American people fund the “wall” with Mexico, or he may shut down the entire government and cut off Obamacare payments for poor Americans’ ...
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Obamacare repeal is back: New Trump plan guts pre-existing conditions, basic benefits

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Donald Trump and conservatives in the US House have reportedly come up with a new compromise to gut the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Under the new Trump/Ryan plan, states would ...
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Resistance works: Trump’s first 100 Days have been an unmitigated disaster for the GOP

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Think back to the night of November 8, 2016. Democrats weren’t simply shocked and demoralized, we were terrified. Republicans controlled the presidency, the Congress, and would ...

Lurid Trump dossier used to get FISA warrant on Carter Page. Why weren’t we told?

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CNN is reporting that last year’s lurid dossier about Donald Trump — the one written by the former British spy — was successfully used by the FBI in order to get a ...
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Trump’s potential flip-flop on climate is good and bad

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My friend Greg Sargent at the Washington Post has a nice write-up of the latest news that Donald Trump may, or may not, be preparing to flip-flop on climate change. You’ll recall ...
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Trump forgets to put hand on heart for National Anthem

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Today’s White House Easter Egg Roll started with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. This being the Trump White House, there was a bit of a glitch. Trump apparently forgot ...
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