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Paul Waldman: Republicans suddenly realize burning down the health-care system might not be a great idea 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not going well, in large part because it turns out that making sweeping changes to a system that encompasses one-sixth of the American economy turns out to be rather more complicated than they imagined. Their backtracking has an interesting character to it, in particular how they’ve been gobsmacked by the transition from shaking their fists at the system to being responsible for it. Up until November, they had been pursuing a strategy th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Decoding the Doublespeak of FCC Chairman Pai 23.2.2017 American Prospect
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images FCC commissioner Ajit V. Pai testifies during the House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday July 10, 2012.  Michael Flynn, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephen Miller aren’t the only Donald Trump surrogates who’ve had a very bad couple of weeks. Ajit Pai, the president’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, was pilloried by The  New York Times  and  Washington Post  editorial boards last week after his agency released  a rapid-fire series of rulings  in a move that resembled Trump’s  rush of executive orders . Chairman Pai’s directives, which he issued with zero public input, undermine the open internet and undercut the agency’s Lifeline program, which is designed to make the internet more affordable for families with low incomes.    Pai’s attack on Lifeline drew a swift response.  A series of letters  from  dozens of Democrats on Capitol Hill ...
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Affordability: Seattle’s weakness 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

I share Jon Talton’s hope that Seattle’s downtown continues to thrive [“Seattle’s downtown is thriving; let’s hope that continues,” Feb. 19, Business]. Our density allows for vibrant cultural experiences that enrich us. We pride ourselves on our smaller carbon footprint, and look with judgment toward sprawling cities. But his comparison to Phoenix shows a weakness […]
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California voters could make it easier to raise taxes to build transit, low-income housing under new legislation 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 12:29 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...
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Republicans suddenly realize burning down the health-care system might not be a great idea 23.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Republicans suddenly realize burning down the health-care system might not be a great idea
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The Republican Bid to Kill the ACA Is a Trojan Horse 22.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Julie Chinitz

In his last five years, my grandfather used Medicaid to cover his nursing-home care. He spent those years in a wheelchair and needed professional help for his most basic needs. Thanks to Medicaid, he got that help.

Now House Speaker Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans want to gut the program, as Ryan revealed in a set of talking points that received shockingly little press coverage.

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Republicans are facing the ire of the anti-Trump movement this week. Will it last? 22.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Test for Democrats is whether they can convert the energy and anxiety into electoral gains in midterm elections.
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GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests. While 100 people crammed into her town hall gathering about 30 miles from Nashville, another 100 […]
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Republicans Moving Fast to Block Retirement Security 21.2.2017 American Prospect
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise meet with reporters on Capitol Hill.  On February 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 231-193—one Texas Democrat voted for and three Republicans voted against—to take a step backward on retirement security. And, in the first weeks of March, the Senate will take up the question of whether to rescind a late-in-the-game Obama Department of Labor rule—“Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees”—that provides legal support to cities and states that enacted or are considering plans to provide retirement accounts to private-sector workers, the majority of whom do not have a retirement plan at work. If Republicans succeed in rolling back the DOL regulations, they will destroy the best chance 63 million American workers have to get access to a retirement plan. These states took the responsible first step to save their residents from ...
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Eugene Robinson: Obamacare has staying power 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • What’s the holdup, House Republicans? During the Obama administration, you passed literally dozens of bills to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act — knowing that none had any chance of being signed into law. Now that President Trump is in the White House, why can’t you seem to pull the trigger? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Republicans see that they have two choices: They can snatch health insurance away from millions of people, or they can replace Obamacare wit...
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In Ohio’s Trump country, a House conservative gets an earful 21.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Protesters bring signs and questions for Rep. Jim Jordan.
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Obamacare’s enduring victory 21.2.2017 Washington Post
Obamacare’s enduring victory
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Why home values are growing faster in some farther-out suburbs than closer-in ones 20.2.2017 Washington Post
Why home values are growing faster in some farther-out suburbs than closer-in ones
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House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate 20.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor. The plan “ensures more choices, lower costs and […]
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This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand 18.2.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
THOUSAND OAKS, California ― Maryann Hammers is likely to die from ovarian cancer someday. But she hopes someday won’t come anytime soon. Hammers, 61, received the diagnosis in late 2013, and doctors told her that it was stage 3-C, which meant that she could live for many years with the right treatment and a little luck. So far, she’s had both. She’s in remission for the second time, and her last course of chemotherapy ended a year and a half ago. But recent blood tests detected elevated levels of a protein associated with tumors, she explained when we met a few weeks ago. “Maybe it’s a fluke,” she said. “I hope so. I kinda feel like the clock is ticking.” If the cancer is back, Hammers said, she may need surgery similar to her two previous operations — “gigantic surgeries, gutted like a fish and hospitalized for many days.” Chemotherapy would likely come next, plus medication, hospitalization, and home care. But Hammers considers herself lucky because she’s been able to get treatment at City of Hope, a ...
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Why not give Betsy DeVos and school vouchers a try? 18.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I found Barbara Miner’s article slamming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to be hysterical — not only funny, but also prone to hysteria. She accuses DeVos of having a passionate desire to replace our system of “democratically controlled public schools” with a universal voucher program....

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'Death spirals,' deceit and pampering the rich: The Republicans face high noon on repealing Obamacare 18.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Congressional Republicans who have visited their home districts over the last few weeks have gotten a faceful of constituent rage about their plans to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act, which brings health coverage to more than 20 million Americans. If past is prologue, those heading home now...

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Ryan's health-care plan will be hard to defend 17.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Ryan's health-care plan will be hard to defend
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Republican health care proposal would cover fewer low-income families 17.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The plan that House Republicans discussed Thursday would replace Affordable Care Act subsidies with tax credits and cut Medicaid funds to the states.
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California lawmaker takes aim at anti-growth ballot measures like L.A.'s Measure S 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles lawmaker wants to make it harder for cities and counties to slow development in their communities, a response to decades of local ballot measures in Los Angeles and across California that have tried to restrain growth.

Assembly Bill 943 from Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago...

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