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Trump lashes out at FBI over its handling of school shooting suspect tip: ‘Very sad’ 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Trump Finally Addresses a Lack of Gun Control After the Florida Massacre 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
President Trump is finally talking about gun control three days after a mass shooting that left 17 people dead and injured at least 14 others at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The president was silent about the issue in a speech at the White House on Thursday, where he offered condolences to the families […]
Stoneman Survivor Makes Passionate Speech At Anti-Gun Rally: 'We Call B.S.' 18.2.2018 Crooks Liars
Emma Gonzalez, one of the survivors of this week's latest school shooting, addressed an anti-gun rally in Ft. Lauderdale today. It was heartbreaking -- and powerful. "We are going to be the last mass shooting," she vowed. "Just like that, we are going to change the law. That's going to be Marjory Stoneman Douglas in that textbook and it's going to be due to the tireless effort of the school board, and most importantly the students. The students. The students who are dead, the students still in the hospital, the students who are now suffering from PTSD. The students who had panic attacks during the vigil because the helicopters who wouldn't leave us alone, hovering over the school 24 hours a day," Gonzalez said. She addressed Trump’s tweet about notifying authorities, saying they had alerted the authorities about Cruz time and time again and that for students who had known him over the years, “it was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was the shooter.” "Since he was in middle school, it ...
5 things to watch in Minnesota's 2018 legislative session 17.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A 12-week tug of war over the destination of tax dollars, the scope of government regulations and the way public services are delivered starts Tuesday in St. Paul. Here's your guide.
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That “I Approve” Tagline on Political Ads May Have Precisely the Opposite Effect of What Congress Intended 17.2.2018 Mother Jones
I’m Rowan Walrath, and I’m an editorial fellow at Mother Jones. Did that make you more likely to trust this article? Try this: I’m Rowan Walrath, and I approve this message. New research shows that putting the latter type of tagline on a candidate’s advertisement—as required under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (a.k.a. McCain-Feingold)—actually […]
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13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Will Trump voters turn out for an election with no Trump on the ballot? The answer could determine control of Congress 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Will Trump voters turn out for an election with no Trump? The answer could determine control of Congress 16.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

Dan Karr had little use for politics until Donald Trump came along. He captivated the small business owner with his wrecking-ball candidacy and Karr has grown even more supportive since Trump became president.

“He’s actually doing what he said he would do, which is unusual,” the rangy 57-year-old...

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Today: Horror in a Florida High School 15.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A school shooting in Florida leaves 17 people dead and a nation, again, wondering why.

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Horror in a Florida High School

“Kids were freaking out. Some kids froze; some were on their phones. Some were trying to Snapchat because they thought it was a joke, and it wasn’t.” That’s how one...

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The Finance 202: Gas tax divides Republicans 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it's one way of paying for the infrastructure package.
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The Health 202: Alex Azar's first big test: Will he enforce Obamacare? 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Idaho presents the new HHS secretary's first big test.
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A Climate Caucus Has Turned Into a Magnet for House Republicans. Wait, What? 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
Matt Gaetz, a freshman congressman from Florida, would like to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. Known for attacking the FBI’s Russia probe and inviting a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union, the House Republican earlier last year introduced a one-sentence bill to terminate the EPA. He’s also heralded Trump’s “strong leadership” for the withdrawal of the US from the […]
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White House continues to struggle with domestic abuse vetting scandal 15.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

President Trump broke his silence on the subject of spousal abuse Wednesday, declaring publicly that he is “totally opposed to it” — but spoke out only as a scandal continued to fester over the White House handling of domestic violence allegations against a former top aide.

For more than a week,...

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Save My Care: 'Block Gov. Otter’s Attack on Health Care' | Campaign 2018 14.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Save My Care, a group that supports the Affordable Care Act, is airing an ad to pressure Idaho to only allow health insurers to sell plans that comply with ACA regulations.
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The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive 14.2.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive
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Trump's budget plan offers little more than a Band-Aid for soaring drug prices 13.2.2018 LA Times: Business

President Trump repeatedly has declared his unwavering commitment to improving healthcare and lowering drug prices.

On Monday, he unveiled a $4.4-trillion budget plan that pointedly avoids taking meaningful steps to accomplish those goals. Instead, it offers tepid half-measures that are little...

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The Finance 202: Trump plans to roll out budget and infrastructure plans. Neither may be relevant. 12.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The deficit is growing.
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The Health 202: Here's the one real change to drug pricing being ignored by Congress 12.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There's staunch opposition by PhRMA to the CREATES Act.
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After Las Vegas massacre, Congress has failed to act on 'bump stocks.' But states and cities are taking the lead 12.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

For once, a mass shooting seemed to create a bipartisan consensus — rare in the polarized debate over gun control — that something had to change.

In the days after a gunman killed 58 people at an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in October, members of Congress set their sights...

States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports 11.2.2018 AP National
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as they strive to balance budgets without knowing for sure what their government's share of the tab will be....
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