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A hospital in the capital of the richest country in the history of the world hasn’t had running water for nearly one month. https://wjla.com/news/local/dc-hospital-enters-4th-week-without-running-water
In the WATCHMEN universe, White House press briefings are done in the style of Voxsplainers. https://www.hbo.com/content/dam/hbodata/series/watchmen/peteypedia/01/veidt-declared-dead.pdf
RT @ericgeller: Michael Lewis has done a stellar job chronicling the unsung civil servants who make America great. His profile of a retire…
RT @AliceOllstein: Tax the rich? Make employers pony up? Slash the Pentagon's budget? Make health benefits more like other countries? Here…
RT @rachel_roubein: ↓ @SusannahLuthi 's first story on http://Politico.com about the 11th-hour opioid settlement & how plaintiff attorn…
RT @LennyMBernstein: An hour--yes an hour--before opening arguments were scheduled to begin in the landmark opioid trial in Cleveland, four…
RT @atlblog: Judge Dies From Opioid-Related Overdose http://bit.ly/2MXHQxv
That’s from this POLITICO Pulse Check podcast that we posted last week. https://politicos-pulse-check.simplecast.com/episodes/when-immigration-and-health-care-collide-with-mark-greenberg-and-scott-lloyd-Wo1PyGI5?t=50m0s (The specific exchange is around the 50-min mark.)
I asked the Trump appointee in charge of refugee office why he didn’t do more when staff warned about these separations in 2017. He said it seemed like a “tempest-in-a-teapot-type thing” + DHS reassured him that policy wasn’t happening. “I think we did everything we needed to.” https://twitter.com/CourthouseNews/status/1185367058323836928
— Luther Strange was a GOP senator and attorney general from Alabama — Over the past year, he’s pressured GOP attorneys general and criticized their opioid lawsuits — At the same time, Strange was also working for the Sackler family, @BrianMannADK reports https://www.npr.org/2019/10/20/771364817/partisan-divide-grows-over-opioid-settlement-plan
RT @CourthouseNews: Feds Admit 1,250 More Immigrant Children Were Separated From Parents http://ow.ly/nRab30pK9AH @BiancaDBruno https://t.co…
RT @michaelcrowley: never seen anything quite like this https://twitter.com/mutludc/status/1186064262298587136
RT @maggieNYT: The president has been casting around for possible replacements for Mulvaney, even asking Nick Ayers if he'd come back to DC…
RT @jdawsey1: Admin officials do not believe Esper has said this anywhere publicly and are confused by tweet. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1185934502906007552
RT @nycsouthpaw: @ddiamond I like the idea of asking toddlers “what are you working on these days?”
RT @ScottGottliebMD: “That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse…
RT @onceuponA: A few days late to this, but this is an important, discomfiting listen—well worth an hour of your time this week. Kudos to D…
RT @burgessev: @ddiamond Outside of DC they ask what color you like or if you like to play but here’s it’s strictly business
To be fair, “how old are you?” is the little-kid conversational equivalent of “so, what do you do?”
My friends’ little kids always rush to tell me how old they are — which, at my age, is starting to feel like an insult.
RT @VeraMBergen: A lot going on here Mulvaney: “That’s not what I said that’s what people said that I said.” Wallace: “Let’s play what y…
RT @caitlin__kelly: death, taxes, 4+ hour yankee alcs games
Mick Mulvaney was sent out last week to deliver an unpalatable message — that Trump’s Doral resort would host the G-7 — and instead he unexpectedly made comments on Ukraine that fueled the impeachment inquiry, and now Doral won’t even host the G-7. https://twitter.com/politico/status/1185739801502322689
I knew local news was disappearing, but didn’t realize it was so literal
Here’s the full episode on Trump’s immigration-health agenda, which includes interviews with two former HHS officials — including Trump’s refugee chief. https://twitter.com/politico/status/1185299614607560709
Thank you for listening. We thought it was important to focus on Trump’s order, since it was quietly issued on a Friday night and quickly overlooked. (And it was fun to bring listeners inside a press conference.) https://twitter.com/SusanHouckClark/status/1185168628628512768
RT @seungminkim: Who are these people https://twitter.com/benpershing/status/1185534539294220288
RT @mmcassella: Come be my boss!! @politico is hiring a deputy trade & agriculture editor. There's a *bit* of trade/ag news happening these…
Another challenge for the government: The rule relies on a set of old polls, which the pollster (Kellyanne Conway!) said weren’t intended to be representative. https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/1126467463640768515?s=21
The rule — which would allow religious health workers to reject patients or procedures — is part of a broader Trump admin push to crack down on abortion and roll back LGBTQ protections. https://www.npr.org/2018/01/25/580622864/reporter-says-anti-abortion-anti-lgbtq-activists-are-shaping-federal-policy
Federal judge grills HHS lawyer over Trump’s “conscience” rule, suggesting that the government’s evidence for controversial rule — hundreds of religious/moral complaints — in reality is much smaller. https://www.law360.com/articles/1211277 by @frankrunyeon
RT @anniekarni: Senior administration officials had expressed reservations about Pence going to Turkey at all, arguing that sending him to…
Cc @dylanlscott @fordm https://twitter.com/Gizmodo/status/1185332068462612482
RT @politico: The Trump administration's next big immigration move: barring immigrants who are "health burdens" 🎧 http://bit.ly/33K3Lz0
At @RonanFarrow event, discussing his reporting on #MeToo and Weinstein, he says that when reporters accomplish something meaningful, “you do it on the backs of — and because of — the bravery of the sources.” (Too true.)
On quick skim, @RonanFarrow’s CATCH AND KILL seems to be more generous toward the NYT reporters (while honest about his competitive feelings) than their book was to him.
RT @roseperson: @ddiamond I happened to catch this story about the winning photo on NPR the other day-- striking how much of wildlife photo…
Former HHS official brought in to help put families back together → https://twitter.com/chrismeekins/status/1185301252185427968
RT @rachanadixit: To recap: The Trump administration hasn’t gotten a single legal victory over the controversial effort to tie Medicaid cov…
RT @rachanadixit: Arizona is SUSPENDING its Medicaid work requirement, citing ongoing litigation that has blocked the rules in multiple sta…
These award-winning wildlife photos are incredible. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2019/index.html
RT @libbycwatson: "More than 2,500 physicians have received at least half a million dollars apiece from drugmakers and medical device compa…
RT @marianne_levine: ‘Mulvaney needs to learn when to stop talking’: Mick on thin ice after bungled briefing from @nancook https://t.co/1mx…
RT @POLITICOPulse: Trump’s former refugee chief defended the “zero-tolerance” policy of separating migrant families on POLITICO’s Pulse Che…
Big Tobacco is preparing to wait out the firestorm over vaping that could shutter smaller outfits, @owermohle writes — which could leave companies like Altria and RJ Reynolds with more market share than before. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/17/e-cig-tobacco-fda-050357
Mark Greenberg of the @MigrationPolicy Institute says that Trump’s vague order to limit immigration to people who aren’t “health burdens” — set to take effect in two weeks — could block two-thirds of visa-seekers. Listen: https://politicos-pulse-check.simplecast.com/episodes/when-immigration-and-health-care-collide-with-mark-greenberg-and-scott-lloyd
RT @Hadas_Gold: I turned off my Twitter alerts for Trump the other week and haven’t turned them back on. It made me realize how walled off…
RT @ddiamond: NEW: Scott Lloyd, who led the HHS refugee office that took custody of thousands of migrant children separated at the border,…
RT @rking_19: While the House moves closer to giving Medicare drug price negotiating power, Seema Verma touts value-based pricing and not…
Trump’s former refugee chief, re: family separations → https://twitter.com/escottlloyd/status/1185199214155964418
RT @carlzimmer: Kurds say Turkey is violating hours-old 'ceasefire' in northern Syria https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/18/middleeast/syria-turkey-ceasefire-violations-intl/index.html
RT @ddiamond: The front page of the NYT website — on day 1,000 of the Trump administration — reads like a parody prediction from 2016 of wh…
RT @ddiamond: The front page of the NYT website — on day 1,000 of the Trump administration — reads like a parody prediction from 2016 of wh…
There’s so much I loved about SHE SAID, but one question I’d have for the authors: Why does Ronan Farrow’s work get such short shrift? (This is effectively the book’s only reference to Ronan’s breakthrough Weinstein story.)
 
 
 
 
 
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