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Trump’s claim that he won’t work with Democrats until they drop investigations is being treated as empty threat on the Hill — including by GOP https://twitter.com/politicopulse/status/1131563291329871872
RT @ben_ippolito: This would be a pro-competitive move that builds on recent work by the Dept of Justice in North Carolina. https://t.co/UW…
RT @adamcancryn: Late-night drug price news: Nancy Pelosi outlined a plan today that would empower HHS to negotiate the price of *at least*…
RT @dariustahir: love a good HIPAA violation https://twitter.com/sangerkatz/status/1131310832338579456
There’s been a major uptick in outright abortion bans this year, @Guttmacher reports: Lawmakers have proposed 150 bans since Jan. 1, and 17 bans have already been enacted. https://www.guttmacher.org/article/2019/05/unprecedented-wave-abortion-bans-urgent-call-action
RT @JoanneKenen: kentucky gov… Bevin threatening to role back expansion if courts continue to block medicaid work requirements. He’s facing…
Congresswoman pressed Trump official on this in fiery Q&A today. @RepUnderwood: Children “keep dying…the evidence is really clear that this is intentional.” Acting DHS secretary McAleenan: “That’s an appalling accusation.” GOP voted to strike Underwood’s comments from record.
At least six migrant children have died in US custody in past eight months. 10-year-old girl on Sept. 29 7-year-old girl on Dec. 8 8-year-old boy on Dec. 24 16-year-old boy on April 30 2-year-old on May 14 16-year-old boy on May 20 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/guatemalan-teen-migrant-dead-us-border-patrol-custody-brother-interview-today-2019-05-21/
Economists in the Ag department who study climate change and food stamps — and have effectively challenged Trump’s policies— are being relocated outside of DC, @liz_crampton reports. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/22/usda-agriculture-economists-trump-policies-1340168
RT @burgessev: Why Pelosi is so good at infuriating Trump, prompting 3rd blowup in 6 months “She’s smarter than him, and she’s tougher than…
The largest nursing union — @NationalNurses, with 150,000 members — applauds today’s congressional hearing on Medicare for All. “We will continue to pressure our elected officials and to build the grassroots movement.”
RT @RachelE_Schwab: Writing about the launch of the ACA's marketplaces - can I describe states as getting their "A-Sea-A legs"? ...and is…
RT @JHWeissmann: The U.S. should really have a collective week off in the summer and call it "infrastructure week"
RT @mhbaskin: Children in Wards 7 and 8 are overwhelmingly diagnosed with asthma more frequently than their counterparts in Northwest D.C.,…
RT @SecAzar: Around the world, complacency among the public, coupled with misunderstanding and misinformation, is causing vaccination rates…
RT @aedwardslevy: ICYMI yesterday afternoon, some polling on the Alabama abortion law, abortion policy more broadly, and who might be most…
RT @zuckermans: New @urbaninstitute study shows 1 in 7 adults in immigrant families skipped public benefits in 2018 due to green card conce…
RT @ashishkjha: Thread: I testified yesterday @WaysMeansCmte about the health effects of climate change. Here is my written testimony. ht…
RT @KFILE: This like the dozenth time Fox News has taken something I've found this year and reported it without crediting CNN. This time Fo…
Why @BetoORourke doesn’t support Medicare for All. “We’ve got to work with the system that we have here today,” he said on CNN tonight.
Spotted at area restaurant.
RT @vcolliver: ‘A responsibility to say no’: Prosecutors vow not to bring charges under severe abortion laws https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/21/georgia-prosecutors-wont-enforce-abortion-ban-sim-gill-utah/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.d0d0c95177c6
RT @MarianneCMorris: This is amazing-the comparison between the two is astounding. https://twitter.com/ddiamond/status/1130955406333927424
RT @jenhab: Lawmakers who in recent days said they support starting an impeachment proceeding: @justinamash @RepJoeNeguse @RepAOC @RepM…
Compare then-HUD Secretary Julian Castro testifying in 2016 vs. Carson testifying in 2017 (part of a longer Q&A with @RepAlGreen) — specifically their facility with numbers.
California officials also maintain that Trump’s rule targets their state, mentioning them dozens of times. For instance, here’s a section of Trump’s rule that tweaks California for requiring insurers to include abortion coverage.
SCOOP - California will sue the Trump administration today over its religious-refusal rule in health care, per state official. Lawsuit is separate from suit filed by NY and other states. (California officials think it increases odds that Trump’s rule can be blocked in court.)
Carson takes today’s blunder and double-stuffs it. Arguably no recent Cabinet member has made more gaffes than Carson — a low bar to clear. https://twitter.com/SecretaryCarson/status/1130922949060571137
RT @adamcancryn: New nominee for top Hill lobbyist: This disabled rescue dog
RT @KatyODonnell_: Carson today confused the real estate term REO with an Oreo cookie -- https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/21/an-oreo-carson-clashes-with-freshman-congresswoman-1461555
Today: New York‘s @TishJames leads lawsuit of 23 cities and states, seeking to block Trump’s religious refusal rule. Court filing: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/state_of_new_york_v_hhs_complaint.pdf
RT @tweyant: Ugh, I chatted with @jesusrodriguezb yesterday without even realizing he was a big celebrity. So glad he happened upon our sid…
RT @jdawsey1: News: Johnny DeStefano, one of Trump's longest-serving aides, is leaving the administration Friday. He'll be advising Juul, t…
RT @onceuponA: Interesting new finding: Hospital consolidation is associated with worse measures of patient satisfaction, but insurer conso…
RT @brianmrosenthal: The AG is probing the lending practices. The mayor is investigating the brokers. The speaker is drafting legislation.…
RT @pw_cunningham: Is it compassionate or philosophically inconsistent to let rape victims get abortions? Republicans are divided on this q…
Porter’s situation was especially surprising because even as her appendix was bursting, she deliberately picked an in-network hospital — and got hit with $2,800 anyway.
Why @RepKatiePorter is testifying at a hearing today on surprise medical bills: After her appendix burst last year, she got hit with unexpected costs too. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-congress-surprise-medical-billing-bipartisan-bill-20190521-story.html by @jenhab
RT @RonaldKlain: Just going to note that I was a "czar" that led a team that helped tame an epidemic, and I did it with 24/7 access to my o…
RT @ATabarrok: Robert Smith the billionaire who paid off the debt of Morehouse College’s graduating class? Three to seven times a year he i…
RT @jbarro: So I’ve never watched this show before but I do like where Peter Dinklage picks up the illuminated manuscript like it’s POLITIC…
RT @vcolliver: The Obria Group, which the Trump administration awarded Title X family planning $ even though the group is against all forms…
Buddy @billkuchman reminded me today that GoT gave up seven episodes — cutting S7 short by three eps and S8 short by four eps — which is nearly a season’s worth of potential plot development. Imagine how differently the show plays if key events were spaced out a few weeks.
RT @charlesornstein: Behind the scenes, @VP has developed his own sphere of influence on @HHSGov. It’s the agency in which he can fulfill o…
It was special to sit down with May. My only regret is not having a similar conversation with Uwe before he passed. https://twitter.com/biancafrogner/status/1130504878340448257
MACPAC — the Medicaid advisory commission — names Georgetown’s @TriciaBrooksCCF and @FoleyHoag’s Thomas Barker as new members. @cityblockhealth’s Melanie Bella is the new chair.
MACPAC — the Medicaid advisory commission — names Georgetown’s @TriciaBrooksCCF and @FoleyHoag’s Thomas Barker as a new members . @cityblockhealth’s Melanie Bella is the new chair. https://www.gao.gov/about/press-center/press-releases/read/gao_macpac_may_2019.htm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pa
RT @jburcum: More on why this would be a good step forward to reduce MN's uninsured rate: 178,000 Minnesotans are eligible for state run he…
RT @bijans: Johns Hopkins Hospital sues patients, many low income, for medical debt https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-hopkins-sues-patients-20190516-story.html
RT @sangerkatz: Please read @abbygoodnough distressing, moving story about a key factor driving the drug overdose crisis: In many places, h…
Cap, Thor, Tony Stark - fans came to understand them. Many of the best MCU moments are character payoffs. GoT was a cynical story. Fans might’ve been disappointed no matter what. But it also lost track of its characters. Regardless of the finale, that was the biggest betrayal.
Update: San Francisco’s attorney has filed suit over Trump’s new religious-rights rule in health care. Attorney’s claim: San Francisco is at risk of losing nearly $1 billion in federal funds if city doesn’t comply. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/2019/05/02/herrera-sues-trump-administration-to-protect-health-care-for-women-lgbtq-community-and-others/
 
 
 
 
 
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