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As lawmakers battle over health care, businesses and other groups are already gearing up, and taking to the airwaves, for the fight to come over taxes.
From: New York Times | By: ALAN RAPPEPORT | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California's largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Ana B. Ibarra and Heidi de Marco | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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States like Texas and Alabama are considering similar legislation targeting LGBT families
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes held a news conference on information obtained by his committee.
From: The Atlantic | By: Candice Norwood | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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With GOP leaders in need of votes, Trump reopened negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus to save the Obamacare repeal.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Why Trumpcare may make Americans less healthy
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This post It’s Time to Kill “Obamacare Lite” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. David Stockman shows you why “Obamacare Lite” must die tomorrow if America has any chance of returning to fiscal sanity. The time for half-measures is over. Read...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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From American evangelicals to Russian Orthodox, they're united against Islam. Is that enough to overcome all that divides them?
From: The Atlantic | By: Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The president wants to convert the GOP into a “worker’s party” for voters of all races. But it may be too late.
From: The Atlantic | By: Ronald Brownstein | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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In light of Tomi Lahren's abortion controversy, conservatives have finally noticed their own media exploits them
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Sheffield | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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As moderate House Republicans scrambled to shore up support for their ObamaCare replacement bill Wednesday night, Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price told Fox News that the legislation would let Americans "to the kind of coverage that they...
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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At the end of his career, John Szarkowski, the legendary curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, quipped that Arbus, Friedlander, and Winogrand sounded more like the name of a law firm than like the names of the artists he first exhibited...
From: New Yorker | By: Philip Gefter | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Intelligence agencies are going to find new ways to get access to information stored online
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Buchanan, The Conversation | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Supreme Court slaps down lower courts and gives workers a key bankruptcy court win in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A President who peddles falsehoods and dabbles in conspiracy confronts the challenge of governing in reality...
From: Time | By: Michael Scherer | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Experts explain whether bee pollen has any health benefits.
From: New York Magazine | By: Lisa Ryan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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While Trump’s nominee was on Capitol Hill trying to appear in the mainstream, SCOTUS ruled he may be more extreme
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Not every House Republican will be able to parachute into a safe district afterward.
From: Politico | By: Kevin Robillard | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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From: Politico | By: Dan Diamond | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Texans on both sides of the political spectrum say the Lone Star State is not going to fare well under GOP plans to replace the Affordable Care Act....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Ashley Lopez, KUT | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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“It’s challenging to see how it would not … jeopardize the entire [Medicaid] program,” a top health official said....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Casetext, a provider of artificial intelligence-based legal research technology for lawyers, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Canvas Ventures led the round with participation from backers that included Union Square Ventures, 8VC and Red Sea...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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For fans of whiskey and other spirits seeking a tour, here’s an assemblage of distilleries where inventive whiskey peddlers are tweaking grain profiles to fuel a new era of Colorado distilling.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Under the guise of "reform," Republicans are trying to destroy safety regulations for American workers
From: Salon.com | By: Elizabeth Grossman, In These Times | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that passwords can be compelled with All Writs Orders. Handing down a decision in the case of Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police officer facing child porn charges, the court finds the order lawful,...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Senate Democrats on Wednesday seized on what, for nominee Neil Gorsuch, was an ill-timed ruling from the Supreme Court – a unanimous decision that ended up tossing a legal standard set by Gorsuch nearly a decade ago....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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At Wednesday’s hearing, Democratic senators adopted a new strategy to press the Supreme Court nominee on abortion and campaign finance.
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Ford | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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It's tempting to assume that technology workers are intelligent enough to avoid email fraud, but that's not always the case. Both the FBI and the state of New York have charged a Lithuanian man, Evaldas Rimasauskas, with perpetrating a phishing camp......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Last autumn, before the election, a writer for Bloomberg asked to spend a day with me to interview me for a feature piece about my blogging on Trump, and my life in general. I could tell from the initial conversation that it was going to be a hostile...
From: Dilbert | By: Scott Adams | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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President Trump invited 15 moderate lawmakers to the White House on Tuesday to persuade them to vote for the Republican bill to replace Obamacare. The president positioned himself in a large chair by the Oval Office’s fireplace, flanked by House Majority...
From: Time | By: Sam Frizell and Zeke J Miller | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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For many years, we've written about the craziness of the so-called "border search exception" to the 4th Amendment, in which the US government has insisted that the 4th Amendment doesn't apply at the border, and thus it's allowed to search people at the...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Children. Pregnant women. Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Older Pennsylvanians. All of them are vulnerable citizens with specific health care needs, and all are covered by Medicaid. However, should the proposed American Health Care Act become law,...
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With a shrewdly calculated innocence, Judge Neil Gorsuch told a big fat lie at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Because it was a lie everyone expected, nobody called it that.
From: Denver Post | By: E.J. Dionne Jr. | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading groups, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced...
From: Time | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The trend of the law is clear: families will continue to grow in new and surprising ways.
From: Above the Law | By: Ellen Trachman | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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House Republicans’ latest plan to repeal Obamacare would give states flexibility in managing their Medicaid programs, but also some difficult decisions to make....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Phil Galewitz | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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From: Washington Monthly | By: Nancy LeTourneau | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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After getting stopped in the first round by Kelvin Gastelum two weeks ago, Belfort announced his intention to retire from MMA upon the completion of his contract with the UFC. With only one fight left on that contract, Belfort said he wants the opportunity...
From: MMA Fighting | By: Jed Meshew | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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House Intelligence Committee chair Devon Nunes, who is a huge Trump ally who helped Trump on his transition, has just gone public with what appears to be blockbuster news: US intelligence picked up communications involving the Trump transition. While...
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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In a ruling this week that will cheer up patent trolls, the Supreme Court said patent owners can lie in wait for years before suing. This will allow trolls to sit around while others independently develop and build technology. The troll can then jump...
From: Techdirt | By: Daniel Nazer, EFF | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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More than 1,200 people have shared their abortion stories through words and video since the 1 in 3 Campaign began five years ago. The post Abortion Storytellers Gather as Anti-Choice Gorsuch Gets Senate Hearing appeared first on Rewire....
From: RH Reality Check | By: Michelle D. Anderson | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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One of the main jobs of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee this week has been to deflect attacks on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by Democrats, who are trying to paint him as a tool of corporations and a foe of the little guy. To that...
From: Mother Jones | By: Stephanie Mencimer | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Police violence and interaction could be seen as particularly extreme forms of maternal stress. If one lives in a community that is frequently policed, the accumulative effects of these interactions can have health consequences more insidious than those...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Cynthia Greenlee | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Today’s blog post covers a very long opinion (70 pages!) involving a school principal effectively firing a successful football coach in football-crazed northern Mississippi. If you want a taste of how much angst that can create, try to wade through......
From: Eric Goldman | By: Eric Goldman | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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This post The Truth About Trump’s “Skinny Budget” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. David Stockman shows you why Trump’s “skinny budget” will end up blasting a hole in the actual budget. Ready for “fiscal carnage?” Read on... The post...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The Ed Hartwell vs. Keshia Knight Pulliam custody and divorce drama continues, and Ed is getting his ex-wife to vouch for him.  Deets inside... Now that Baby Ella Grace has been proven to be his (which everybody but Ed himself already knew), Keshia...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The April filing deadline (it's on the 18th this year) is less than a month away. So far, the tax season is running slow. The Internal Revenue Service says that fewer than half of the expected 153 million returns have arrived at its processing offices....
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political, socioeconomic roots,...
From: The Millions | By: Adam Boretz | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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