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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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  Erik McGregor/Sipa via AP Images Health-care justice advocates and other grassroots groups gather outside Trump Tower to protest against President Trump's pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  This is the second part of a two-part article. Part...
From: The American Prospect | By: Paul Starr | 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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It is not on track to meet NATO commitments, but Germany argues it is paying in other ways
From: Salon.com | By: The Globalist | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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by Jami Attenberg Jami Attenberg will appear in conversation with Maria Semple on Thurs, March 23 at Elliott Bay Book Company. Her sixth (and finest) novel, All Grown Up, is available now. Zack Smith Photography Ten days ago, I left New Orleans on a...
From: The Stranger | By: Jami Attenberg | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Paul Ryan has dreamed of slashing Medicaid since his keg-party days — and that blithe hostility is widespread
From: Salon.com | By: Chauncey DeVega | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee, went through three days of hearings that left the Senate Judiciary Committee about where it began.
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Why Trumpcare may make Americans less healthy
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Many economists have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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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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Slashing the State Department and the U.N. is preparation for Bannon's "clash of civilizations"
From: Salon.com | By: Jefferson Morley, Alternet | 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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A CEO actually learns from mistakes.
From: Reason | By: Steve Chapman | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Nearly three years after the Sewol sank, killing 250 teenagers on a school trip and dozens of others, it was lifted from the depths, with families hoping for closure.
From: New York Times | By: CHOE SANG-HUN | 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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With the chamber set to vote on Thursday, conservatives said a Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act still lacked support.
From: New York Times | By: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Senate Democrats made an issue of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that rejected the approach Judge Gorsuch had taken in a different case.
From: New York Times | By: ADAM LIPTAK and MATT FLEGENHEIMER | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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We Gotta Talk to Each Other. Wednesday I blogged The Ship of State is Taking on Water. This morning vtdigger.org was kind enough to run the post. The mainly civil thread of comments it attracted makes me very hopeful that we can steady the ship by talking...
From: Fractals of Change | By: Tom Evslin | 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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Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.
From: New York Times | By: JOHN WILLIAMS | 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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How the first daughter can get her dad to listen.
From: Politico | By: (Bill Scher) | Thursday, March 23, 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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The company has been struggling for a decade, but its most recent SEC filing paints a grim picture of the future.
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced another round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee in day three of his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faced questions from senators during the third day of his confirmation hearing.
From: NPR | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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"The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born, when we die."
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | 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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A reader says hearings should not be held for the nominee of a president under a cloud of suspicion. Another suggests not fighting the nomination.
From: New York Times | Wednesday, March 22, 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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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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Gorsuch answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee for nearly 12 hours Tuesday, and Wednesday is scheduled to be his last day of testimony.
From: NPR | 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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The court rules in favor of love. Now, you two kiss.Yesterday was Neil Gorush's Supreme Court nomination hearing, and boy, was it exciting. It's not every day you see a Supreme Court nominee vying for a stolen seat. But aside from the insane-o politics...
From: FAIL Blog | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Overshadowed by health care, Russia and the Supreme Court
From: The Daily Caller | By: Ted Goodman | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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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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Brazile’s assistance to the Clinton campaign while pretending to be a neutral political analyst tells a larger tale
From: Salon.com | By: Jordan Chariton, The Young Turks | 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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Expats must pay a minimum deposit of 25 per cent of the purchase price for properties sold for less than Dh5 million.
From: Khaleej Times | 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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“You can’t build a health-care network and a safety net and a robust family planning program if you’re trying to contract with people who have never done the work before and who have no experience doing it,” Blake Rocap, legislative counsel at...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Teddy Wilson | 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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