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News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, September 2017

We have 10 days to stop TrumpCare. How you can stop TrumpCare from a blue state. (Indivisible). Bipartisan health care talks shut down amid rush to repeal. The bill would eliminate the mandate that even healthy people buy health insurance, end the subsidies that...Read more

NEWS YOU CAN USE: The Left’s National Nervous Breakdown, and How to Exploit it Ruthlessly….

NEWS YOU CAN USE: The Left’s National Nervous Breakdown, and How to Exploit it Ruthlessly.

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It’s Wednesday, and everyone knows that the first Wednesday after Talk Like A Pirate Day is Take A Vacation Like Ivanka Day, which is why we’ll be without Joan McCarter today. But Greg and I are rule-breakers by nature, so we’re here, defying Trump’s vacation order. Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Too bad he lacks spine. “The Republican Senate Health Committee Chairman is now downplaying the chance of crafting a bipartisan deal to stabilize the insurance markets, a nod to the chamber’s shift back toward partisan health care policies. ‘I know how to get bipartisan results,’ Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said. But ‘I’m not a magician, and it […]

Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press onShow More Summary

Trump fires back at ‘Crooked Hillary’ over N. Korea criticism

President Trump is taking aim at Hillary Clinton, blaming the former secretary of State for North Korea’s nuclear advances after she ripped Trump’s debut speech at the U.N. “After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill … Continued

Who is Right and Who is Wrong About Manafort, Trump, and Wiretaps

Imprecision of speech may be annoying, but it’s commonplace. In Donald Trump’s case, it’s practically currency. He trades in imprecision, invests in it, profits from it. It is both a weapon and a shield. And it makes everyone else get into impossible arguments. Show More Summary

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BETSY WOODRUFF: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing. Rohingya people trying to…

BETSY WOODRUFF: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing. Rohingya people trying to use social media to share information about the attacks on them tell The Daily Beast they have had their posts removed and their accounts shut down, and that they hope Facebook stops silencing them. A Facebook representative told The Daily Beast the […]

DEAN AT SAN DIEGO LAW EXPRESSES HIS SUPPORT FOR “DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION” BY MAKING CLEAR THAT “dive…

DEAN AT SAN DIEGO LAW EXPRESSES HIS SUPPORT FOR “DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION” BY MAKING CLEAR THAT “diversity” doesn’t include different ideas, and conservatives aren’t included. I’m happy to see that Larry Alexander, despite his sin of promoting bourgeois virtues like hard work, got a letter of support from numerous colleagues. The dean, meanwhile, should be […]

China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump. … Click to Continue »

CAUTION: SPEED BUMPS AHEAD. Latest Push for a Health-Law Repeal Picks Up Speed in the Senate. Mr….

CAUTION: SPEED BUMPS AHEAD. Latest Push for a Health-Law Repeal Picks Up Speed in the Senate. Mr. McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate leadership was “in the process of discussing” whether to hold a vote on the latest bill, which would unwind much of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. “If we were […]

Patten urges China not to see Hong Kongers as dissidents

Hong Kong's last British governor urged Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday not to treat the city's residents like dissidents. Chris Patten's comments came amid flaring tensions over calls for … Click to Continue »

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