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Boehner: Republicans won´t
repeal and replace Obamacare

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Politico, by Darius Tahir    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/23/2017 12:04:07 PM     Post Reply
Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.” Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest. “[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said. Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are facing angry constituents

   

 

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San Jose drowns: 50,000 people are told to
leave their homes as entire neighborhoods sink
under water after worst floods for 100 years

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Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by Jennifer Smith & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2017 10:11:59 PM     Post Reply
Entire San Jose neighborhoods were submerged by water on Wednesday during the worst floods for 100 years. 50,000 people were told to flee their homes after evacuation warnings were issued in the early hours of the morning. Most were issued a flood warning but for 14,000 the order was mandatory. The flooding began when Coyote Creek, which runs through Silicone Valley from the San Francisco Bay, burst its banks on Tuesday night. It sent dirty water pouring in to the towns below it at frightening pace. On Wednesday, residents complained that the alert had not been sent out fast enough. Some

Mexican man kills himself
after being deported from US

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BBC News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/22/2017 9:31:31 AM     Post Reply
A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States. Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time. He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later. His death came as the Trump administration issued new guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US. (Snip) Mr Olivas was a native of Sinaloa, one of Mexico's most violent states and the stronghold of the cartel formerly led by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Mika Brzezinski: Media’s Job Is to
‘Control Exactly What People Think’

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Washington Free Beacon, by Chandler Gill    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2017 11:51:03 AM     Post Reply
(Video) MSNBC´s Mika Brzezinski criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for undermining the media´s message by creating his own facts, adding that the "job" of the media is to "control exactly what people think." Brzezinski made the comment on "Morning Joe" after co-host Joe Scarborough said that he agreed with a panelist´s view that Trump supporters are wondering why people are so upset over what the president is doing since he is implementing exactly what he campaigned on. "What Yamiche [Alcindor] said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to, who were Trump voters and

Found: The star system with SEVEN Earth-
like planets - three of which could support
alien life just 39 light years away

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Daily Mail (UK), by Harry Pettit    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2017 3:51:27 PM     Post Reply
Astronomers have spotted a star system with planets that could support life just 39 light years away. Seven Earth-like planets have been discovered orbiting nearby dwarf star ´Trappist-1´, and all of them could have water at their surface, one of the key components of life. Three of the planets have such good conditions, that scientists say life may have already evolved on them. Researchers claim that they will know whether or not there is life on any of the planets within a decade, and said ´this is just the beginning.´ No other star system discovered before has been found to

Maxine Waters Says
the Darndest Things

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Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Kugle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/22/2017 5:27:20 PM     Post Reply
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D., Ca.) says the darndest things. Since President Trump won the election, Rep. Waters has not hesitated to be an outspoken critic of his administration. She refused to go to his inauguration, stated publicly that she doesn´t want to work with him, called him a dictator, and even called for his impeachment less than a month into his presidency. Here are some of the unusual things Waters has said since the election: (Snip) 3. When she called Trump and his aides a bunch of ‘s*umbags.´ "This is a bunch of s*umbags. That´s what they are." 4. Waters

   

 

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Trump administration revokes Obama-era
transgender bathroom guidance for schools

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Fox News & Associated Press, by Shannon Bream    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/22/2017 7:45:01 PM     Post Reply
The Trump administration Wednesday revoked federal guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama that allowed public school students to use restrooms and other facilities corresponding to their gender identity. A document submitted to the Supreme Court by the Solicitor General´s office said that the Obama-era directive issued this past May did not "undergo any formal public process" or explain how the directive was "consistent with the express language of Title IX," the federal law outlawing sex discrimination in education and activities. "Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue,"

State rep hopes to rename
I-55 for Obama

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Chicago Sun-Times (IL), by Sam Charles    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2017 10:18:59 PM     Post Reply
State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) said he is drafting legislation that would rename the majority of Interstate 55 in Illinois as the “Barack Obama Expressway.” According to a statement from his office, Ford will propose renaming the stretch of the expressway from the Tri-State Tollway to East St. Louis. “Renaming I-55 for President Barack Obama would not only be an honor for America’s 44th president, but it will be the right measure we should approve for Illinois’ very own state Senator and U.S. Senator,” Ford said in a statement. Between the Tri-State and Lake Shore Drive, the expressway bears

Why Trump´s immigration crackdown
could sink U.S. home prices

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Bloomberg News, by Prashant Gopal    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/22/2017 10:45:55 AM     Post Reply
In San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And, in Mesa, Arizona, a 24-year-old son of undocumented Mexican immigrants won the trust of a bank -- a green light for a mortgage -- but now fears deportation. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies threaten to crack a foundation of the American economy: the residential real estate market. Legal and otherwise, immigrants, long a pillar of growth in homebuying, are no longer feeling the warm welcome and optimism

Oscars Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Can´t
Name One Best Picture Nominee

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Hollywood Reporter, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2017 4:56:46 PM     Post Reply
A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how little the average moviegoing citizen knows about this year´s Oscars. Yes, you read that headline correctly — come hell or high water, six out of 10 Americans could not name a single best picture nominee, according to a new poll commissioned by The Hollywood Reporter that canvassed moviegoers on both sides of the political fence. But, hidden in the figures, there is some good news for the Academy: Seven in 10 respondents say they’ll be watching the Oscars anyway. (Video) THR’s poll — conducted by the National Research Group, which in

CBS: Trump Immigration Order Creates
‘Climate of Fear’ for Illegal ‘Citizens’

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NewsBusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/22/2017 6:09:12 PM     Post Reply
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday openly fretted that Donald Trump’s new immigration orders “could create a climate of fear” for illegal “citizens.” (Yes, co-host Gayle King used the word “citizen.”) Talking to USA Today bureau chief Susan Page, Anthony Mason worried, “This could create a climate of fear in the immigrant community, if it hasn´t already.” Page agreed, “I think it has.” She justified, “Remember that two-thirds of illegal immigrants have been here at least a decade. So, they´re really part of the fabric of our life. Although, admittedly, they´re here illegally.” King insisted, “But they´ve been

   

 

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Lesbian falls in love with man,
becomes world´s first lesbian
heterosexual

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American Thinker, by Ed Straker    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/22/2017 10:43:55 AM     Post Reply
A lesbian named Ash Fisher surprised herself by falling in love with a man! Even though she is in a relationship with him, however, she still maintains she is a lesbian. I have a femme tattoo on my arm, which was sticked-and-poked by a fellow queer on another queer´s couch during Pride. I run a queer feminist comedy show called "Man Haters." Much of my standup act revolves around my queerness. Basically, I´m super gay. Before meeting him, I identified not just as queer, but as a dyke.

   

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