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Felicity Huffman’s $15,000 is chump change — America’s biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse 17.9.2019 Raw Story
The American media world—both social media and “news” media—is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter’s way into college. But a much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It’s the way billionaires […]
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GOP plan to cut Social Security to offset Paid Parental Leave would weaken retirement security 15.9.2019 Raw Story
Two recently introduced bills allowing workers to trade part of their future Social Security retirement benefits for parental leave benefits after the birth or adoption of a child would undercut Social Security’s benefits and structure, weakening the retirement security it offers workers. The United States needs paid leave, but it should not be financed by […]
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AP Fact Check: Dems draw link between Trump, El Paso murders 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tripped over some details Thursday night as they sparred in a debate thick with policy and personal stories. Several made provocative accusations that President Trump inspired the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month.
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New St. Thomas dean ready to take on region's diverse health care needs 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MayKao Hang’s life experiences were vital to her as CEO of the Wilder Foundation. They’ll be equally important as she prepares to take over as founding dean of the University of St. Thomas College of Health.
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Vaccines: Trends, mistrust and consequences 12.9.2019 Raw Story
Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives but immunization rates have stagnated in recent years due in part to fake news stories claiming vaccinations can cause measles, autism or sterility. Here are some key facts about vaccinations: – Trends – Immunization prevents two to three million deaths every year, and could prevent another 1.5 […]
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Opinion: Even with 'Medicare for all,' we'll still need Medicaid 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Universal health coverage won't necessarily fill Medicaid's public health functions.

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‘It was more than I could bear’: North Carolina Democrat reveals why she gave speech that went viral 12.9.2019 Raw Story
North Carolina state Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover) spoke about the powerful speech she gave on the floor of the state’s General Assembly on Wednesday. The Republican majority in the body used the occasion of the 9/11 anniversary to ram through legislation while Democrats were attending memorial events. The state’s largest newspaper, the Charlotte Observer, […]
The Myths Of The 'Genius' Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign 12.9.2019 Crooks Liars
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On the evening of May 30, Brad Parscale, the campaign manager of Donald J. Trump for President Inc., gave a speech to a gathering of the faithful. Parscale is a striking figure: 6-foot-8, with a trademark Viking beard and a penchant for bombast. He was a phenom of the 2016 election, rising, in a matter of months, from an anonymous web designer in San Antonio to the Trump campaign’s reputed digital savior. Parscale has become a frequent warmup act at Trump rallies and a prized attraction in GOP fundraising circles. On this occasion, he was speaking to the Miami Young Republicans. Parscale regaled the audience with his litany of Trump’s achievements, according to a recording of the speech (provided by Palm Beach Post reporter Christine Stapleton). He warned of the “crazy socialist Democrats” who want to “slaughter” babies in the third trimester; admit “all of ...
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The myths of the ‘genius’ behind Trump’s reelection campaign 11.9.2019 Raw Story
On the evening of May 30, Brad Parscale, the campaign manager of Donald J. Trump for President Inc., gave a speech to a gathering of the faithful. Parscale is a striking figure: 6-foot-8, with a trademark Viking beard and a penchant for bombast. He was a phenom of the 2016 election, rising, in a matter […]
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U.S. Census Bureau reports poverty rate down, but millions still poor 11.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While the poverty rate finally fell to prerecession levels in 2018, the number of people without health insurance increased, and about 1 in 8 Americans still lived below the poverty line.
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Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade 10.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The data suggest that the economic expansion, now the longest on record at more than 10 years, is still struggling to provide widespread benefits to the U.S. population.
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Elimination Round: Your absurdly complete guide to the next 2020 Democratic presidential debate on ABC and Univision 10.9.2019 Raw Story
The next Democratic debate is Thursday, Sept. 12, starting at 5 pm Pacific time and airing on ABC and Univision. George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Jorge Ramos will moderate. The culling has begun. Jay Inslee is out. So are Kirsten Gillibrand, Mike Gravel and John Hickenlooper. A version of this article first appeared […]
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Poverty is down, but more people have no health insurance, census data show 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

New census data show poverty dropping again, but more Americans lack health insurance.

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New Abortion Laws Contribute To Sexist Environments That Harm Everyone's Health 8.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Protesters in New York City on May 21, 2019 express their opposition to restrictive abortion laws. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo Patricia Homan , Florida State University Nine states have passed laws in 2019 alone that restrict abortion at the earliest stages of pregnancy. Those of us who study public health are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for negative health consequences of these kinds of policies on ...
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Letters to the Editor: Raising awareness of addiction to prescription antidepressants 8.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Yes, you can be addicted to prescription medications like antidepressants, and it's important for people to talk about it.

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Economic hardship tied to increase in U.S. suicide rates, especially in rural areas 7.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

An analysis of suicide rates throughout the U.S. found that counties with more gun shops saw a steeper increase in suicides between 1999 and 2016.

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New abortion laws contribute to sexist environments that harm everyone’s health 6.9.2019 Raw Story
Nine states have passed laws in 2019 alone that restrict abortion at the earliest stages of pregnancy. Those of us who study public health are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for negative health consequences of these kinds of policies on women. That’s because research has shown that laws limiting reproductive rights and services put […]
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How Kansas’ GOP leaders kept thousands from getting health insurance 5.9.2019 Raw Story
This was supposed to be the year Medicaid expansion finally happened in Kansas. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, elected in November, had run on the issue. She triumphed in a state that had gone for Trump in 2016 by more than 20 percentage points and replaced a Republican governor who had vetoed a previous expansion bill. […]
When Religious Ideology Drives Abortion Policy, Poor Women Suffer The Consequences 1.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Abortion rights supporters in Missouri take part in a protest, after state lawmakers passed rules aimed at closing Missouri’s only abortion clinic, May 30, 2019. AP Photo/Jeff ...
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Wooing Rural Voters In North Carolina With Progressive And Populist Policies-- Meet Jason Butler (NC-02) 29.8.2019 Crooks Liars
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