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McCain to vote no
on ObamaCare repeal

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jordain Carney    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/22/2017 2:04:56 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced on Friday that he will vote against the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, potentially dooming the legislation. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said in a statement, referring to the legislation spearheaded by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C) and Bill Cassidy (La.). McCain´s announcement leaves GOP leadership with no room for error.

   

 

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Schumer praises McCain for
ObamaCare repeal opposition

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The Hill, by Nathaniel Weixel    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2017 4:05:46 PM     Post Reply
The Senate’s top Democrat offered praise for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after he said he would oppose the latest ObamaCare repeal bill, which narrows the chance that Republicans can get the legislation to President Trump’s desk. “John McCain shows the same courage in Congress that he showed when he was a naval aviator,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said an hour after McCain’s statement. “I have assured Senator McCain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we Democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan process.” McCain is the second Republican, after Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), to announce

Networks Could Lose $200 Million
if NFL Ratings Slide Continues

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Breitbart Sports, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2017 5:32:15 AM     Post Reply
If NFL fans continue to turn away from football, the TV networks could lose as much as $200 million in earnings, according to a new report. After ratings for Week Two crashed, adding to the angst already felt by a poor showing in Week 1, industry insiders and analysts are sounding the alarm. A new report claims that CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC could take a $200 million hit to their estimated $2.5 billion in NFL advertising earnings if fans continue to turn off the TV, the The Hollywood Reporter noted recently. The worries over earnings are not allayed by

Parents divided in opinion
after gender neutral teacher
sends note home with 5th graders

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Tallahassee Democrat [FL], by Ryan Dailey    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/21/2017 1:02:40 PM     Post Reply
A new fifth grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary is asking students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom. Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack sent the request home in a letter to parents headlined "About Mx. Bressack." “... my pronouns are ´they, them, their´ instead of ´he, his, she, hers.´ I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural,” the letter reads, “but students catch on pretty quickly.” The letter also asks that students use “Mx.," (pronounced ´Mix´) when addressing the teacher rather than Mr. or Ms. The note alarmed some parents. In a post written Tuesday night in the Facebook group

ABC greenlights sitcom about
undocumented family living in US

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Fox News, by Brian Flood    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/21/2017 5:18:29 PM     Post Reply
ABC has greenlit a new sitcom tentatively titled "Sanctuary Family" about an undocumented family living in the U.S. The network says the show will follow the pandemonium that unfolds when a married couple allows their undocumented nanny and her family to live with them. The guests put a strain on the marriage of the host family but they eventually learn that “the differences both families have aren’t as significant as their similarities,” according to the description provided by ABC. Undocumented immigrants are foreign-born people who don’t have a legal right to be or remain in the United States and the

Kimmel calls Louisiana senator
´inbred´ during latest health care monologue

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Fox News, by Edmund deMarche    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/22/2017 5:04:35 AM     Post Reply
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue Thursday to once again lambast supporters of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill -- and at one point called a Republican senator from Louisiana an "inbred." The host of ABC´s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has emerged as a strong celebrity advocate for universal health care since his infant son had to undergo open-heart surgery in April. Kimmel made an announcement about his son during a memorable monologue at the time and has taken up the cause ever since. Part of his goal is for every child in the U.S. to have the same access to

   

 

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Michelle Obama:
WH being led with fear

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Josh Delk    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/22/2017 3:16:54 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama said in a speech Thursday that the White House is currently being led by fear, comparing President Trump´s administration with her husband and former President Obama´s administration. (Snip) “It isn’t just us first,” she said, referring to Trump´s "America first" policies. “We live in a big country and a big world," she said. "You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they can go to the doctor when they’re sick.” Trump reiterated his "America first" doctrine in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, emphasizing that America would put

It’s Shocking How Empty The Stadium
Was For Thursday Night Football

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Daily Caller, by David Hookstead    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2017 11:39:05 AM     Post Reply
The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium. Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have more empty seats than fans. (Tweet/Photo/Video) ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that 63,500 tickets had been sold for the game, but of course, simply selling a ticket doesn’t mean the buyer will actually show up to the game. It’s hard to believe there are more than 30,000 people in the stadium, judging

Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take
A Bullwhip’ To People So They
Care About Civil Rights

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Daily Caller, by Liam Clancy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/21/2017 6:24:50 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence, but sometimes

NFL players lobby Roger Goodell
for formal league involvement
in racial justice causes

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Washington Examiner, by Emily Jashinsky    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/21/2017 9:36:47 PM     Post Reply
A team of four current and former NFL players is lobbying commissioner Roger Goodell to engage the league in fighting for the cause of social justice, even asking him to formally designate November as activism awareness month. Current players Michael Bennett (Seattle Seahawks), Torrey Smith (Philadelphia Eagles), and Malcolm Jenkins (Philadelphia Eagles), along with former player Anquan Boldin, sent Goodell and another executive a 2,800-word memorandum in August requesting the league invest significant resources in the cause. The memo, available in full here, is specific and thoughtful, but its requests would almost certainly prove divisive among fans, many of whom are

´It’s like being shot out of a cannon
while drinking from a fire hydrant blind´:
Michelle Obama talks about life in the
White House while giving a resounding
´no´ to ever running for office herself

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Daily Mail (UK), by James Gordon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2017 9:52:34 PM     Post Reply
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken about what life was like for her and her family during her eight years in The White House. Her candid comments came during a moderated discussion at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday evening. ´It´s like being shot out of a cannon while drinking from a fire hydrant blind,´ she explained as she told of how she got used to her new way of living. ´You have to tell The White House what kind of toilet paper you like. You don´t know where your forks are.´ (Photos) Mrs Obama

   

 

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Leaked: Watch MSNBC’s Lawrence
O’Donnell’s Unhinged Outtakes…
for Eight Crazy Minutes

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Mediaite, by Aidan McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 9/21/2017 7:51:53 AM     Post Reply
Lawrence O’Donnell had a really bad night on August 29, 2017.We draw that conclusion based on the above clip obtained by Mediaite, showing behind the scenes footage of a furious O’Donnell absolutely going bananas in what appear to be breaks in his show.The video, which lasts a full eight minutes, is a collection of clips from one evening (given O’Donnell’s consistent outfit) and show the MSNBC anchor fuming about earpiece malfunctions, blasting off obscenities and screaming at his staff. We were able to link it back to the August 29 show. After introducing a clip about President Donald Trump, O’Donnell pauses,

   

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