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The Daily Countable: Breaking the Internet, Alabama & Kids Suing Trump

by Countable | 12.12.17

Greetings, Folks. Hope you're having a good Tuesday.

One Big Thing

No matter which state you vote in, you're probably aware of the Senate race in Alabama. Presidents - and former presidents - certainly are. Read our story about Donald Trump and Barack Obama recording robocalls for the Alabama Senate candidates.

On the Radar

On Thursday, the FCC will vote on repealing net neutrality rules. Which is why today there's a digital "Break the Internet" protest. Is your homepage joining the fight? Check out who's participating - and what they're doing - here.

Under the Radar

21 tweens and teens are suing the Trump administration, claiming its policies are endangering their, and future generations’, constitutional rights to a clean atmosphere. Will the case make it to court? Find out in our story.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president is signing H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
  • Post-lunch, Trump is meeting with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty.

The House of Representatives: In Session

  • Voting on a bill to give community banks relief from mortgage regulations under certain circumstances.
  • Voting on a bill to condemn the persecution of Christians and religious minorities around the world.
  • Voting on six other bills, plus an additional six bills that rename post offices.

The Senate: In Session

  • Possible confirmation vote on the nomination of Steven Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court.



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  • Jay
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    Do not repeal net neutrality. A free and open internet is important for Americans to have access to.

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  • Katie
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    Bc...that is literally one of the most ignorant comments I've ever heard. First of all, a lot of people who are 21 are in college, and probably have a job to help them. And if they're not in college, then they're definitely either working or trying to find a job. "Find a job that helps the environment" is such an idiotic thing to say, when our government is completely ruining the environment. Suing Trump is one of the most effective things I can think of, and it's certainly not lazy. He is endangering all of us, but especially younger generations that are going to have to live with the consequences of his actions. We will be fighting wars over water, not you. I'm assuming you'll be happily dead, as you seem to be much older, given the ignorance of your comment.

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  • Gerald
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    Tweens & teens sue Trump. I always find it hard to believe that anyone opposes teen involvement in politics. Democracy is a participatory activity. The Bush policies of exporting Democracy at the point of a gun failed because they didn’t take in to account the necessary requirements for a democracy to work. 1. an educated population 2. A deep respect for the function of law & 3. A tradition of democratic participation. We should be encouraging our young to learn about the politics and social issues of the day & to get involved early in their lives so that they develop a habit of social and political activism. Our democracy needs that to survive.

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  • John
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    The only way to make Corrupt Conservatives listen (other than through protest) is to Sue their Wealthy Overlords. The more Lawsuits filed, costing Conservatives money, the more they Stop acting like Idiots and Wake Up! Go for it, youthful Environmental Advocates ✅

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  • justintmcmahon
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    How fuckinnold and tired are the comments about “get a job”... these kids are working their asses off to make the whole world a better place. What did u do today?

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  • Bc
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    “21 tweens and teens are suing the Trump administration, claiming its policies are endangering their, and future generations’, constitutional rights to a clean atmosphere.” EXCUSE ME WHILE I THROW UP! Get off of your asses and get a job! It can be a job that supports a clean environment. I don’t mind!

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  • William
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    Just for the record, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is the poorest excuse for a human being I’ve seen outside of trump!!! He simply looks down on all Americans that work for a living!!! Trump - impeachment or Amendment 25 Section 4, NOW!!!!!

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  • Gary
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    Please protect net neutrality for the common people instead of catering to big business.

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  • Michele
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    I stand with the young Americans speaking out about what is important to them. Democracy is at risk and it will take each and every one of us to stop this momentum towards a constitutional crises. It appears this administration turned a deaf ear to what America and its people stand for. We must stop this tax bill, defend net neutrality, protect our planet and remember all people are created equal and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We are watching you as is the entire world.

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  • Mary jo
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    Please stand up to represent the best interests of your constituents and push to keep net neutrality

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  • Russell
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    There is no Constitutional right to a clean atmosphere. These kids should be sued for vexatious litigation and barred from future lawsuits.

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  • Brandon
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    Praying

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  • lachancp
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    "break the internet"? Don't look now, but Countable's left wing, authoritarian bias is showing!

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  • Wallace
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    I’m getting real tired of the lack of representation for most of us! Unless you’re rich, republicans don’t care about your problems! Trump only cares about himself!!!

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  • Joey
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    Excuse you Bc. You do not get to judge these “millennials”. They are their own community. Maybe if you were one and understood what they were trying to accomplish millennials would take your word into consideration. And from your tone I’m guessing you aren’t one. Just as you (baby boomers) would not accept judgement from the millennials. They will not accept any from you.

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  • AC-ount-W
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    I do not support any decision to repeal Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is essential to keep the internet fair for everyone and repealing it would be a mistake. I am not a voter in Alabama, but in my personal opinion, I think a Democrat is a lesser evil than an accused womanizer and accused pedophile.

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  • Emh
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    Please repeal the taxation and monopoly making scheme that the Obama administration suckered everyone into thinking was “Net Neutrality”. Ignore the bleating of the poor sheep who just don’t know better and force Congress to give us an ACTUAL Net Neutrality law. The current abomination has to go!

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  • Andrew
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    Please don’t let the FCC repeal net neutrality on Thursday!

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  • Susan
    12/13/2017
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    Do not repeal net neutrality

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  • Cheryl
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    Please keep CHIP net neutrality and fair taxes!!!!

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