Democratic Governors Make Last Ditch Effort to Save Obamacare

Democratic governors around the country are quietly making appeals to Republican members of their state’s congressional delegations. Their goal is to slow down or fully stop the repeal of Obamacare. The governor’s message is simple: Repealing Obamacare now, would cause massive disruption in the healthcare markets and cost their constituents dearly. [AdSense-A] According to the Huffington Post, California Governor Jerry Brown’s  office confirmed that he had been in “close contact” with lawmakers in Washington DC, to discuss “potential challenges ahead” on health care. Simultaneously, Pennsylvania  Governor Tom Wolf is drafting a letter to Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and the...

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New York Times Calls for End to Electoral College

The New York Times Editorial Board on Monday called for an end to the Electoral College. The New York Times joins a growing coalition that is calling to get rid of the Electoral College since Donald Trump won the presidency despite losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. [AdSense-A] NY Times calls for end to Electoral College From the New York Times piece: “…for the second time in 16 years, the candidate who lost the popular vote has won the presidency. Unlike 2000, it wasn’t even close. Hillary Clinton beat Mr. Trump by more than 2.8 million...

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Obama shows Trump How Deal with China, doesn’t involve tweeting

On Saturday, the Pentagon announced that China had agreed to return an underwater drone it had seized a day earlier in international waters. [AdSense-A] Pentagon press secretary said, “Through direct engagement with Chinese authorities, we have secured an understanding that the Chinese will return the U.U.V. to the United States.” Mr. Cook said the deal had been reached after the United States “registered our objection to China’s unlawful seizure of a U.S. unmanned underwater vehicle operating in international waters in the South China Sea.” The incident highlights the obivious differences between President Obama and his successor Donald Trump. While Trump...

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Donald Trump Misspells Tweet Blasting China’s ‘Unpresidented’ Seizure Of U.S. Drone Ship

Donald Trump has awkwardly inserted himself into the growing diplomatic dispute regarding China’s seizure of a U.S. drone ship.In a bizarre Twitter rant on Saturday, the Donald Trump slammed China for its seizure of a U.S. underwater drone ship in the South China Sea two days earlier. [AdSense-A] “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented act,” he wrote, misspelling the word “unprecedented.” The post was later deleted and replaced with one in which he spelled the word correctly, but not before others on Twitter...

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Obamacare deadline extended because of overwhelming demand for insurance

The Obama Administration on Thursday announced it is extending the midnight deadline for Affordable Care Act insurance by four days because of the overwhelming demand by consumers who logged onto Healthcare.gov and called into the call center operators to buy insurance that takes effect Jan. 1. [AdSense-A] “Nearly a million consumers have left their contact information to hold their place in line,” Healthcare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan said in a statement late Thursday. “Our goal is to provide affordable coverage to everyone seeking it before the deadline, and these two additional business days will give consumers an opportunity to come back...

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Hillary Clinton Says Putin Played A Role In Election Loss

According to a New York Times report, Hillary Clinton told a group of donors she believes Russian President Vladimir Putin played a role in her presidential election loss. [AdSense-A] In a meeting with top donors to her campaign, Clinton said that Russia attempted to “undermine our democracy” by hacking into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and her former campaign chairman John Podesta. “Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of outrage by his own people, and that is the direct line between what he said back then and what he did in this election,” Clinton said, according to...

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BREAKING: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election

On Friday news broke that FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have now backed the CIA assessment that Russia interfered with the 2016 election order to help Donald Trump win the presidency. [AdSense-A] James Comey’s support for the CIA’s conclusion indicates that the leaders of the three agencies are now in agreement on Russian’s intentions. CIA Director John Brennan said in a message to CIA staff, “Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of...

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John Podesta Unleashes On ‘Deeply Broken’ FBI

On Thursday, John Podesta published a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post – blasting the FBI for its “lackadaisical response” to Russian hacking during the 2016 election, particularly compared to its investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server. [AdSense-A] John Podesta, the former chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign also had his own emails hacked and leaked by Russian hackers. unleashed on FBI Director James B. Comey in an Podesta was particularly unflattering when it came to FBI Director James B. Comey – Podesta said the FBI director felt so strongly about Clinton’s emails that he devoted...

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Audio: Barack Obama Vows Action Against Russia For Election Hacking

On Thursday, President Barack Obama Barack Obama vowed action against Russia for election hacking. In and an interview with NPR, the president called for retaliation against Russia in response to the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails that U.S. intelligence agencies and federal authorities believe was intended to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. [AdSense-A] “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action,” Obama said in an interview with NPR. “And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it...

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California Governor Jerry Brown stands up to Trump on Climate Change

California Governor Jerry Brown Thursday vowed that California will fight any backtrack in climate change policies. Brown told an audience of scientist that California, the nation’s most populous state, will press forward with efforts to reduce emissions that lead to climate change. [AdSense-A] “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers and we’re ready to fight,” the California governor said to thousands of scientists. “And we will persevere, have no doubt about that.” Governor Jerry Brown’s remarks help to reinforce California’s status as a political counterweight to Donald Trump and the Republicans—and the likely leader in the resistance to a...

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