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Read the secret Senate Republican health care bill

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After weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Senate Republicans released their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday. Among other controversial provisions, the measure would revoke federal funding from Planned Parenthood.

The Pelosi factor in Georgia

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I get tweets: This is a reference to yesterday’s election in Georgia, where Karen Handel ran endless ads linking Jon Ossoff to Pelosi. Here’s the thing. When you and I ...

States rejected federal help on Russian hacking during the election, says the former DHS head

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Appearing before the House intelligence committee task force investigating the Russian attack on the 2016 election, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson had a troubling message: During that campaign, he ...

Friday cat blogging

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Catblogging is a few minutes early this week because I have to drive Marian to the airport. She’s flying to Colorado via Phoenix, where it’s a balmy 112º today. Apparently ...

Republicans are mean

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Here’s a story for you. My mother grew up in a Republican family.1 When Herbert Hoover was on the radio, everyone listened. But later she became a Democrat. What happened?

The Supreme Court will finally hear the case about the Christian baker and the gay wedding cake

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The Supreme Court this morning finally decided what to do with one of the most controversial cases on its docket, Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The petition,

Here's the tl;dr version of the Republican health care bill

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Need a quick couple of quickie graphics to summarize the Senate health care bill? I’m here to help. First, the basics: Next, a comparison of premiums. It’s true that the ...

New Seattle study suggests ideal minimum wage of about $12

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By chance, another study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has just come out. And it comes to a different conclusion than last week’s study. Among jobs paying less than $19 ...

Senate health bill finally drops, and it’s a huge giveaway for the rich

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Thirteen senators have labored mightily and brough forth a mouse. The Senate version of Obamacare repeal dropped today, and it’s pretty much the same as the House version: It’s a ...

The Trump Administration Is Pulling a Grant From a Group That Combats Neo-Nazis

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The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it is restarting a $10-million grant program for “Countering Violent Extremism” but will no longer fund Life After Hate, a group dedicated ...

Trumpcare now has 6-month waiting period for slackers

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A new revision of the Senate health care bill is out, and as expected it adds a 6-month waiting period for anyone who hasn’t maintained continuous coverage: Can they get ...

Lunchtime photo

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Looking for cheap eats in Orange County? My go-to burger place is Duke’s, on the corner of Fairview and Warner in Santa Ana. The burgers are actually so-so, but the ...

Five ways the Senate health care bill raises the cost of insurance

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The Senate health care bill takes an axe to Medicaid, but it also does a ton of damage to private insurance purchased on the exchanges. It does this in five ...

$15 minimum wage in Seattle working fine so far

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Brad DeLong points to the latest study of employment in Seattle as it steadily increases its minimum wage to $15 per hour. As usual, what we want to know is ...

Donald Trump has no foreign policy

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The latest from our president: It’s pretty obvious to everyone except Trump that China did not, in fact, try. They were just playing Trump for a patsy. Here’s the score ...

Jared Kushner is bringing peace to the Middle East

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Ivanka Trump’s husband is on the move: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories for a whistlestop visit ...

Twitter is a cesspool, but it’s our cesspool

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Poor Bret Stephens. He’s the latest punching bag for the left among New York Times columnists, and apparently he’s getting sick of it. “Twitter is about the naked, grunting brain,” ...

Why oh why did Susan Rice become a Republican punching bag?

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Susan Rice, the right’s favorite new¹ punching bag over the past few years, talks about her experience of continuing to be a punching bag even after she left government service: ...

Lunchtime photo

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A field of California poppies at sunset, as the flowers start to close up for the night. You are getting sleepy, sleepy….

Lunchtime photo

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Last week I put up a picture of a guy cycling and texting at Santa Monica beach. That’s kid stuff. Here’s a guy cycling, texting, and holding a beer¹ in ...

Here’s how the Senate health bill will make the opioid crisis even more devastating

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On Thursday morning, Senate Republicans released their highly anticipated plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. The legislation quickly drew criticism from drug ...

Republicans: Comey is a liar

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NBC News asked Americans who they believe: Donald Trump or James Comey. The results are pretty much America in a nutshell: Democrats and Republicans live in different worlds. Democrats believe ...

Donald Trump, classy as always

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Let’s see. So far President Obama has (a) wiretapped Trump, (b) deliberately planned the destruction of Obamacare for 2017, (c) caused the Mike Flynn debacle by failing to properly vet ...

Over 50? Trumpcare will raise your premiums $4,500.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has figured out what the net premiums would be under the Senate health care bill for all 3,143 counties in the United States. For folks in ...

Liberals and immigration

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A couple of days ago I wrote a post responding to Peter Beinart’s recent article about Democrats and illegal immigration. It was a bit of a dog’s breakfast. I intended ...

Senate health bill would wreck the individual insurance market

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This is tentative, but…. I’ve just taken a quick look at the Senate health care bill. Neither preexisting nor continuous are anywhere in the bill. None of the section titles ...

Republican health bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance, CBO projects

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The stats on the Senate health care bill are in: The Republicans’ new plan to repeal Obamacare would leave 22 million more people uninsured in 2026 than under current law.

My thoughtful critique of Trumpcare

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Avik Roy has a request: OK, here’s my Top 5 list: Medicaid: The Senate bill slashes spending on Medicaid in order to cut taxes on the rich. This is a ...

Our score so far: Republicans 89, Democrats 1

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This comes via a 4th-grade friend, who got it from some guy on Facebook, who probably got it from Daily Kos, who got it from Wikipedia: In the criminal convictions ...

If Trumpcare fails, Republicans will continue to sabotage Obamacare

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This is unusual, but it’s actually worth paying attention to one of President Trump’s tweets today: If Democrats manage to defeat Trumpcare, that’s hardly the end of the battle. If ...

The UN Just Called Out New York for Its Dangerous Anti-Abortion Policy

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On Tuesday, the United Nations took a rare step and weighed in on a reproductive rights bill currently languishing in the New York state Senate and urged legislators to pass ...

Here’s the dashcam footage of the Philando Castile shooting

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I don’t know what to say about this. Philando Castile had been pulled over because he and his girlfriend “looked like” people who had been involved in a robbery. Nonetheless,

Support for gay marriage just keeps going up

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Let’s start the day off with some good news. You never know: it might be the last we get today. Here’s the latest on same-sex marriage from Pew Research: Everyone ...

Donald Trump's favorable ratings abroad are even worse than at home

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President Donald Trump may have successfully campaigned on the promise to restore the country’s greatness, but when it comes to America’s international standing, the president’s young tenure has accomplished precisely ...

Senate Republicans are ready to repeal Obamacare

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This is just a note about the Senate health care bill. Do not believe any prattle about Mitch McConnell “being OK with a loss.” Or about “moderate Republicans” who will ...

The truth about Medicaid

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With the Senate health care bill finally out in the open, a tediously familiar game is unfolding once again. The game is to defend massive Medicaid cuts by claiming that ...