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The confirmation process has shed little light on the philosophy of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court or on what kind of justice he will be.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Defeat of the Republican health-care bill in Congress has given new momentum to the push to expand Medicaid in several states, including deep-red Kansas.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Yes, the attack on Obamacare failed and millions will keep their health care. But Trump and the GOP still rule
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Freedom Caucus gets in the way of the Republican health care bill, much to our president's dismay
From: Salon.com | By: Bill Moyers, BillMoyers.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Government involvement in healthcare drives prices up.
From: Reason | By: John Stossel | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Unethical Appeal may be used to lie, rile, and show contempt for the very reaction it seeks. It longs to drink “Liberal tears.” Recent, though hardly unfamiliar, the Unethical Appeal is the primary rhetorical style of the new administration....
From: The Millions | By: M.C. Mah | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Suddenly, Democrats are in demand.
From: Politico | By: (Bill Scher) | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It’s even worse than you thought.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What started as unreasonable criticisms of the ACA became unreasonable expectations for the AHCA.
From: Washington Monthly | By: swaldman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump's climate order, the GOP agenda, the private sector in government, and more
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If Neil Gorsuch believes Obergefell v. Hodges is not settled law that's a problem for the LGBT community
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What it does, what comes next
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you’re a fan of TLC shows, family drama, or just good old reality television, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the the Duggar family. And if you’re not, you’ve probably heard of them anyway, but why? Who is the Duggar Family from 19 Kids and Counting?...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Ruth Kinane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump's order would overhaul the Clean Power Plan crafted under President Obama to control carbon pollution from power plants and is expected to open the way for leasing rights to mine coal on federal public land.
From: Denver Post | By: Bruce Finley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Europe, a reproductive rights issue yields an unlikely partnership.
From: The Atlantic | By: Anna Momigliano | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) singled out PBS' "Independent Lens" docs "The New Black," "Baby Mama High" and "Kumu Hina" as not appropriate for funding....
From: Indiewire | By: Michael Schneider | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order” at the Environmental Protection Agency.
From: Politico | By: Matthew Nussbaum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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ESPN’s Mike Golic is used to talking sports and game drama on his radio show Mike and Mike in the Morning. Now, he's discussing a more serious topic, type 2 diabetes. Since being diagnosed with the disease, Golic is on a mission to raise awareness...
From: Fox News | By: Lindsay Carlton | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Trump and Scott Pruitt aim to gut the EPA's climate regulations — but environmentalists promise to battle in court
From: Salon.com | By: Amanda Marcotte | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A majority on the Supreme Court lets states know it is serious about barring executions of the mentally disabled.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Does he wash the cars too? Kushner apparently does everything in the Trump administration — when he's not skiing
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As expected, President Trump issued an executive order today to dismantle the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan -- a policy designed to curb carbon emissions from new and existing power plants by accelerating the adoption of lower-polluting energy...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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California last week resolved to push full speed ahead with its greenhouse-gas emissions standards and zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) program for 2022 through 2025. Some see this as strong pushback against the leadership of the federal EPA, which is signaling...
From: Car and Driver | By: Bengt Halvorson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As Women Writers Week continues at RogerEbert.com, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has just announced the winners of the 2017 Gracie Awards, honoring the achievements of female luminaries in new and traditional media platforms. This...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Chaz Ebert | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Immaculately dressed with his tie worn loosely around his neck, William Eggleston certainly doesn’t fit the image of a typical photographer. His speech is slow and considered and he is seldom seen without an ice cold drink in his hand. Yet despite...
From: Selectism | By: Charlie Haywood | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Women who have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have a baby than women who have to pay entirely out-of-pocket for fertility treatments, a U.S. study suggests....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Republicans insisted they had no "Plan B" for their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. But a few days later, after crashing into what might be the new third rail of American politics, Republicans are talking publicly and privately about ... Plan B....
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The most important part of Trump's new rules is what isn't included.
From: Washington Monthly | By: Nancy LeTourneau | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Not all losses: Democrats are rejoicing and gloating over the GOP’s recent failure to pass a health care bill that would replace Obamacare. But Democrats should also remember that Trump’s power lies beyond legislation and that on many counts, the...
From: Slate | By: Molly Olmstead | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has launched an investigation into some of the country's leading prescription drug manufacturers, demanding documents and records dating back the past five years which indicate just what the companies knew of the drugs'...
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common partenting mistakes. What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually...
From: LilSugar | By: Fatherly | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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For many employers, paid parental leave is difficult to offer, and low-income households are not only the least likely to receive an employer benefit, but also the least equipped to overcome a job or income loss.
From: The American | By: Jon Rodeback | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Paranoia rules on today’s college campus.
From: New York Magazine | By: Laura Kipnis | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Menlo Park, California-based Ayasdi, a provider of machine intelligence software, has appointed Robert Griffin as CEO. Griffin is the former general manager of IBM's Safer Planet and Smarter Cities division. Ayasdi is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Today, Donald Trump will sign an executive order that will rescind crucial climate change provisions enacted by President Obama. Valerie Volcovici at Reuters reports:The decree, dubbed the "Energy Independence" order, will seek to undo former President...
From: Shakesville | By: Melissa McEwan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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But it's a risky maneuver because the GOP might be blamed for the resulting chaos.
From: Politico | By: Paul Demko | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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This is as close to must-win as it gets for President Donald Trump and the GOP after last week's health care debacle.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Andrew Garfield is headed to the battlefield once again, EW has confirmed. Two months after scoring his first Oscar nod for leading the cast of Mel Gibson’s WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, Garfield will again enter dangerous territory, this time playing...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Joey Nolfi | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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House GOP leaders and the White House are already negotiating with conservatives, despite Trump’s vows to move on
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The failure of the American Health Care Act last week was obviously great news for Democrats. But it wasn’t just because a remarkably bad health care bill died in the House before it got the chance to die in the Senate. The GOP loss was also confirmation...
From: Slate | By: Jim Newell | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President signs four more Congressional Review Act rollbacks, bringing total number to seven…or six more than all his predecessors combined
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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“Eighteen days does not a final product make.”
From: Reason | By: Eric Boehm | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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While I was at the grocery store the other day, I got a massive craving for chocolate milk. It legit came out of nowhere, but I immediately bought a carton of skim milk and a bottle of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup (because yessss) and went home and...
From: We are not Martha | By: Sues | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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They said they'd try to get along, but imminent battles over the Supreme Court and government funding will test that proposition.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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