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I saw them on my way into a restaurant in Brentwood and thought they looked odd. A 40ish woman sleeping beneath an outdoor heater at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night. Beside her were her two teenage daughters, young women slumped...
From: The Wrap | By: Sharon Waxman | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.
From: NPR | By: Brakkton Booker | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.
From: NPR | By: Brakkton Booker | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Why do Republicans seem intent on hurting the most vulnerable among us?
From: Salon.com | By: Neal Gabler, Bill Moyers | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Trump Watch: ——————- Trump couldn’t get enough idiots stupid enough to vote for his TrumpCare bill, so it has failed, but in an insane mistake, the republicans still ran ad’s celebrating its removal. ————- Detroit man: I almost...
From: The Sietch Blog | By: The Naib | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent
From: Salon.com | By: April M. Short, Alternet | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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While President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the collapse of the Republican health care plan and others point fingers at the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Sanford has his own theory about the failure: too much testosterone....
From: CNN | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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The South Carolina senator said the President should reach out to Democrats to fix health care, and fought back against the idea that he wasn't doing enough to investigate Russian meddling.
From: NPR | By: Laurel Wamsley | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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An old idea is gaining traction: Should Americans be allowed to cross borders for lower cost drugs?
From: Salon.com | By: Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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A day after President Donald Trump labeled the Democrats the ultimate losers in the failed Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Lindsey Graham urged bipartisanship on the issue moving forward....
From: CNN | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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House Republicans have backed away from the American Health Care Act. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, breaks down what this means for the current health care law
From: NPR | By: Michel Martin | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Conservatives once warned that Obamacare would produce the Democratic Waterloo. Their inability to accept the principle of universal coverage has, instead, led to their own defeat.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Friday, March 24, 2017
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This is not just a disparity of disabled and non-disabled — it is also one determined by state of residence
From: Salon.com | By: s.e. smith, In These Times | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Readers compare America’s for-profit system with that of Finland and other countries with universal, government-run care.
From: New York Times | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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“The Trump approach to health care was never going to be repeal and replace, it was always bait and switch,” Bill Maher said on HBO’s Real Time Friday night. Earlier in the day, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pulled the GOP-dubbed American Health...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nick Romano | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Over lunch at Cipriani, V Shankar explains why he would rather invest in fast-food buns than in some high-tech stars. The former regional head of Standard Chartered is in private equity now and takes a wide view of the world from his base in Dubai.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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If Trump’s real agenda is to sow disorder and undermine democracy, even his dreadful last week might be a win
From: Salon.com | By: Andrew O'Hehir | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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He is now tasked with defending not just his leadership abilities but his very brand of conservatism in a party fitfully searching for a coherent policy identity.
From: New York Times | By: MATT FLEGENHEIMER and THOMAS KAPLAN | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Here’s Nika Knight at CommonDreams looking at the new Quinnipiac poll: Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired. They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research, after-school...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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I am aware of all internet traditions (with notably rare exceptions) and I think this might be another classic. In a generally very good article in Politico Tim Alberta wrote “Ryan is poor salesman with a great grasp of policy” [skip] “After he...
From: Angry Bear | By: Robert Waldmann | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Ross Kaminsky attacks the Medicaid expansion of health care under Obamacare because it is not free, and because it does not make its recipients healthier.
From: Denver Post | By: DP Opinion | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Much like with Rachel Maddow and her big “Trump Taxes” scoop, it is very obvious that whatever Judge Jeannine Pirro may have is most likely to be totally irrelevant, at best.
From: Mediaite | By: John Ziegler | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Admittedly, I was more than pleasantly surprised when Judge Neil Gorsuch was chosen by President Trump to be his nominee for Supreme Court justice. Gorsuch was chosen almost a year after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and following an intense and divisive...
From: Red State | By: Kimberly Ross | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Valeant's debt load is huge. But it's not as great as what Pfizer and AbbVie owe.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Keith Speights | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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I have been a faithful reader of New Yorker for about 40 years, but I am wonder if it is time to let my subscription lapse. They are no longer content to have ideas big enough to justify waiting a week so they email readers every day. Here are some subject...
From: Philip Greenspun | By: philg | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Opponents of Donald Trump's failed healthcare bill got a big, meme-filled laugh yesterday. But fans of both basketball and the Affordable Care Act? Well, they got perhaps the biggest laugh of all. According to a report from Deadspin, a PAC called American...
From: Mashable | By: Chloe Bryan | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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August Alsina and Trey Songz are back to R&B beefin’! And August is down to throw them hands if need be. Get the latest inside… The beef between R&B singers August Alsina and Trey Songz has been reignited. Why? Well, the New Orleans singer...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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There was a moment during the Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS hearing last week that was more revealing than any other as to the character of the man who will very likely be confirmed, even if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is forced by Democrats to change...
From: Red State | By: Sarah Lee | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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That's what some source said, causing the anti-Trump media to blurt out headlines like "Trump unhappy Jared Kushner took a powder on the ski slopes as health care bill floundered."*Kushner was on vacation until Thursday, skiing with family in the posh...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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This post was originally published on Medium. Don't want to live in a society like the one that Atwood illustrates in The Handmaid's Tale? Then stop telling women that their health only matters on your terms. Have you read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's...
From: TresSugar | By: Meghan Bausone | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter. Comments, criticism or suggestions for future...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Eagles' CEO challenged us to think differently. "What unites Americans is far more negative." The jarring words of Jeffrey Lurie's TIME editorial in which the Philadelphia Eagles owner broke form from his peers in making a strong political statement...
From: Bleeding Green Nation | By: Ben Natan | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The Obama years left Republicans with excellent ratings from the Heritage Foundation, and no idea how to whip a vote.
From: The Atlantic | By: McKay Coppins | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the GOP’s new health-care legislation, after Republicans didn’t have the votes to pass it.
From: The Atlantic | By: Elaine Godfrey | Friday, March 24, 2017
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NPR's Audie Cornish talks to political commentators Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Guy Benson of Townhall.com for the about the controversy surrounding the House Intelligence Committee, the debate over the GOP health care bill and Democrats'...
From: NPR | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Mnuchin may have violated ethics rules for encouraging people to watch "Lego Batman"
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Friday, March 24, 2017
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In the business world, a catastrophic deal can be forgotten. The president may find it’s not that easy in politics.
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Social-service organizations are reporting a drop in enrollments in food stamps and other programs.
From: The Atlantic | By: Annie Lowrey | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Republicans in Congress were très busy this week trying to make a health care bill comprised of as little actual health care as possible. A Quinnipiac poll found that 13 percent of women support the bill, no doubt persuaded by the room full of entirely...
From: Slate | By: Christina Cauterucci | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Events that won't cost more than $10 for March 23-26, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Just because you haven't planned your weekend far in advance doesn't mean you can't still go out and have a good time. This weekend, there are plenty of options...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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White House Budget Director Mitch Mulvaney says if you're nervous about Trumpcare cuts, just change your state
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Senator Cory Booker just totally decided to shoot his shot at actress Mindy Kaling...on Twitter.  At least that's what it looks like to the rest of the world.  The cute deets inside... Looks like Mr. Booker was taking a little break from the healthcare...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Driven by an obsession for a quick win and failing to grasp the complexities of an issue that has bedeviled politicians for generations, President Trump learned last week that the negotiating tricks and power plays he honed in business don’t translate...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Noah Bierman | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Policymakers face three challenges - maintaining regional economic security, keeping up the pace of reform and maintaining stability.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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From the Comey testimony to Devin Nunes' weird tricks to the near-death of the ACHA, it's been a wild ride
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Eagle Pharmaceuticals all look like solid choices for the year ahead.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Brian Feroldi | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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TRUMPCARE GONE GINA RAIMONDO Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement on the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives: “Rhode Islanders can breathe a sigh of relief following today’s...
From: My Backyard News | By: Jim Hanley | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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AP Photo/Andrew Harnik House Speaker Paul Ryan pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017.  The following article, which appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect under the title “The Republican...
From: The American Prospect | By: Paul Starr | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Today we are witnessing one of the most important events in political history. But you probably can’t see it because the news is talking about healthcare, and how Ryan and Trump totally failed to get enough votes.The real story is happening in parallel...
From: Dilbert | By: Scott Adams | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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