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Republicans aren’t voting for Graham-Cassidy. They’re just voting for Obamacare repeal.

"Apparently no one cares what the bill actually does."
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Nicaragua Joins Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord, leaving the U.S. and Syria as the only two nations left refusing to support the landmark deal to fight global warming.
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Zuckerberg Hires 'Gang of Eight' Pollsters To Skew DACA Amnesty Polls - Breitbart

Zuckerberg Hires 'Gang of Eight' Pollsters To Skew DACA Amnesty Polls
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A Lot Of Americans Don't Know That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Too | HuffPost

With a dangerous hurricane slamming into the island, it'll need help from the mainland to recover.
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Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill - The New York Times

The health insurance industry, which has been cautious about previous bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act, came out sharply against the latest version.
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Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Cassidy "either doesn’t understand his own bill or he lied to me"

The late-night host responds to Republican blowback over his health care bill criticism, doesn’t back down.
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Has asset forfeiture gone too far? Truck seizure case sparks outrage, a call for change

Critics argue that civil asset forfeiture program's abuses outweigh its benefits.
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Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech Did Not Go Down Well | HuffPost

"Start with your husband."
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Trump Doesn't Seem To Know What's In The Health Care Bill He Wants To Pass | HuffPost

The president, praising the "great bill," claimed it protects coverage of preexisting conditions. It doesn't.
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Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say

Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was 'unmasking' at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 – and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.
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Spicer Claims He Never 'Knowingly' Lied To The American People | HuffPost

He also gave a bizarre explanation for his much-maligned comments on the inauguration crowd size.
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Philadelphia finds hundreds of illegal voters

Dozens of people who are not U.S. citizens were allowed to register to vote due to a glitch in Pennsylvania's electronic driver's license system, a Philadelphia election official said Wednesday.
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"I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical."

Other Republican plans create a poorly funded version of Obamacare. This one blows the law up entirely.
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Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President - The New York Times

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is interested in Mr. Trump’s firing of his F.B.I. director and national security adviser and other events.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Looks Back On Her Career As ‘A Flaming Feminist Litigator’ | HuffPost

At an event for first-year law students at Georgetown University, the Supreme Court justice also predicted that the upcoming term would be "momentous."
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George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House' | HuffPost

"There’s obviously collaboration. They’ve got to stop denying that."
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Macron Uses UN Pedestal to Rebut Trump on Iran, Climate Deals

French President Emmanuel Macron used his inaugural appearance at the United Nations General Assembly to offer an almost a point-by-point rebuke to another first-timer: U.S. President Donald Trump, who spoke two hours earlier.
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NBC Politics Today

Trump's Approval Rating Ticks Up — With the Help of a Bipartisan Deal

The newest NBC/WSJ poll has good news and bad news for President Trump.
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Muhammad Is Top English Baby Name for Fifth Year Running - Breitbart

Muhammad is the top name for baby boys in the English regions of London and the West Midlands in 2016 and across England and Wales.
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Basically The Entire Health Care System Hates The New Obamacare Repeal Bill | HuffPost

Groups representing doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies and more are lined up against the GOP bill.
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NBC Politics 2 days

Obamacare is suddenly in grave danger. Here's why

A last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare picked up steam as a key senator opened the door to supporting the bill. Here's what you need to know.
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NPR Politics 1 day

These GOP Senators Could Block Republicans' Obamacare Repeal : NPR

Republicans are very close to having the votes to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the Senate next week, and it has come down to the votes of three undecided GOP senators.
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Manafort Working on Kurdish Referendum Opposed by U.S. - The New York Times

President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.
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CNN Politics Today

North Korea likens Trump to 'barking dog'

North Korea's foreign minister has delivered a scornful response to US President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the hermit kingdom, likening it to the sound of "a dog barking."
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CNN Politics 1 day

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up SCOTUS term

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg looked out at the first year law class she was about to address at Georgetown Law on Wednesday and smiled broadly after being told the majority of the class were women.
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NBC Politics Today

President Donald Trump said Thursday North Korea will face additional sanctions

President Donald Trump said Thursday North Korea will face additional sanctions.
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Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy - The New York Times

Threatened by President Trump with destruction, North Korea likens the American leader to a yapping canine and worries for his aides.
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The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard. - The New York Times

Every state would need to make political choices and build brand-new systems in only two years. Remember what happened with HealthCare.gov?
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CNN Politics 3 days

US government wiretapped Trump campaign chair

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN.
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CNN Politics 1 day

Read Obama's speech at Gates Foundation

Former President Barack Obama delivered this keynote address Wednesday during an event sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates' organization.
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Melania Trump Tells UN Leaders To Be More 'Accountable' For What Children See Online | HuffPost

Social media content from her husband, President Donald Trump, would be a good place to start.
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The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord | HuffPost

Nicaragua, which refused to sign in protest of a weak global climate agreement, says it’s now joining.
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Trump Shares Doctored Image of His Golf Ball Hitting Hillary Clinton - The New York Times

In a series of eclectic Twitter posts, President Trump also appeared to refer to Kim Jong-Un, North Korea’s leader, as Rocket Man.
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Tom Price Needs Private Jets Because He's Very Busy, Trump Administration Says | HuffPost

Waste on a plane: Iffy reasons for extravagant air travel by several Trump Cabinet members.
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Obamacare Repeal Depends On 3 GOP Senators Breaking Their Word | HuffPost

What will Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski do?
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Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees - The New York Times

A draft report by the Department of Health and Human Services contradicts a central argument made by advocates of deep cuts in refugees.
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Vox 1 day

Where you can donate to help with hurricane and earthquake relief and recovery

Some starting points on how to help.
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The bait and switch at the heart of the new Obamacare repeal bill

Graham-Cassidy is being sold as giving states flexibility. But it hugely cuts health care spending.
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Bill Maher Asks Donald Trump's Supporters: 'You Know You’re Being Conned, Right?' | HuffPost

"The only prescription Trump has for unrigging the economy is tax cuts" that "almost exclusively benefit the people who are doing the rigging."
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CNN Politics 3 days

Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election

In interviews over the last week surrounding the release of her 2016 memoir "What Happened," Hillary Clinton has been hugely critical of President Donald Trump. She's suggested he is a misogynist and said repeatedly that she fears for the country with Trump in charge.
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CNN Politics 1 day

US to provide $32 million in aid to Rohingya

The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth nearly $32 million to Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakine State, the State Department says.
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Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Care Bill, Says It Fails the 'Jimmy Kimmel Test' : NPR

After GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy invoked the late-night host's name, Kimmel went after him and the Republican health care bill, pulling it apart point-by-point for an audience that might not normally care.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening

The Facebook founder on Trump’s America and those annoying presidential rumors.
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Cake Is His ‘Art.’ So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple? - The New York Times

A Colorado case that pits a gay couple against a baker who refused to serve them will mostly center on the protections of free speech.
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Hillary Clinton’s What Happened sold a record-breaking number of copies in its first week

Clinton’s new book had the best hardcover nonfiction debut since 2012.
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