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The GOP’s health care proposal is garnering so little support you’d think it was Donald Trump’s popular vote total. On the list of most overused things, the GOP tactic of stacking up a bill and showing off its size falls somewhere between “Jon Stewart’s wiseguy impression” and “Kevin McCarthy’s insight.” And, at this point,
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APPARENTLY NO ONE IS CALLING IT ‘ROMNEYCARE III’ – Ryan Grim and Matt Fuller: “The Republican Study Committee…called it ‘a Republican welfare entitlement.’ Conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks…put it simply: ‘This is ObamaCare-lite.’ Over at Breitbart News, the lodestar of the Trump administration, readers variously dubbed it ‘Ryancare,’ ‘Obamacare 2.0,” ‘Soroscare’ or, for the wonks, ‘unEarned Income Tax Credit II.’ The brewing conservative opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s reform of the Affordable Care Act centers on what Ryan calls ‘advanceable refundable tax credits’ that could be used to subsidize the purchase of health insurance. Conservatives are making the case ― quite accurately ― that such a payment is,
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MITCH MCCONNELL LOL NOTHING MATTERS’D SO HARD TODAY – Michael McAuliff: “There were just a couple of small details Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) couldn’t provide Tuesday about the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act ― how to pay for it and how he can pass it…. To
Men’s Nike Custom Baltimore Ravens Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey pass a replacement for Obamacare, the GOP would have to attract eight Democrats to join all of their Republicans. Asked how McConnell could satisfy his own members to try and move the legislation across the floor, the Senate leader instead chose to focus on just one complaint of some senators ― that the GOP bill doesn’t protect people who have health insurance, thanks to Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid. McConnell said the GOP approach had buy-in from some Republican governors. ‘We’re optimistic this is the best way to go,’ McConnell said….Similarly, when reporters asked about how the bill would be paid for if the Affordable Care Act funding was removed and some other taxes were not raised, McConnell demurred. ‘Well, It just got launched yesterday,’ he said,
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The president live-tweeted “Fox and Friends” this morning. We’re all going to die.

WIKILEAKS DUMP SHOWS CIA SURVEILLANCE TACTICS – Scott Shane, Mark Mazzetti, and Matthew Rosenberg: “WikiLeaks on Tuesday released thousands of documents that it said described sophisticated software tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions. If the documents are authentic, as appeared likely at first review, the release would be the latest coup for the anti-secrecy Youth Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey organization and a serious blow to the C.I.A., which maintains its own hacking capabilities to be used for espionage…. Among other disclosures that, if confirmed, would rock the technology world, the WikiLeaks release said that the C.I.A. and allied intelligence services had managed to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging services such as Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. According to the statement from WikiLeaks, government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect ‘audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.’”

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PENCE REFUSES TO BACK TRUMP’S WIRETAP CLAIM – *seventy bazillion Mike Pence shaking his head “no” GIFs* Samuel Levine: “Vice President Mike Pence struggled on Tuesday to defend President Donald Trump’s allegation that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Asked whether he thought Trump’s tweets were a ‘good move,’ Pence declined to weigh in. ‘I think the president’s tweet speaks for itself. He’s expressed himself on it. And we’re very pleased that the congressional committees have made it clear that they will look into that matter, just as they’re looking into every aspect of it,’ Pence said during an interview with Fox News Radio’s ‘Kilmeade and Friends.’ There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim, though members of Congress have said they will investigate it. FBI director Jim Comey reportedly asked the Department of Justice to deny it.”

UGH….. DRINK – Another Trump lie. Marina Fang: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely attributed the release of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to his predecessor Barack Obama. However, it was actually former President George W. Bush who released the vast majority of them. Continuing his habit of early-morning tweets while watching cable news, Trump, apparently responding to a Fox News segment, blamed Obama for freeing ‘122 vicious prisoners’ from the U.S. military detention facility who went on to engage in terrorism.” [HuffPost]

YOUR WALLET HAS WAYS TO SHUT THAT WHOLE THING DOWN – Hayley Miller: “Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is proposing a quick fix for low-income Americans unable to afford coverage under President Donald Trump’s newly proposed health care law: Don’t buy an iPhone…. But the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Tuesday that Americans who might struggle to afford insurance under the GOP plan simply need to make the choice to ‘invest in health care.’ ‘Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice,’ Chaffetz said Tuesday on CNN. ‘So
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In a Facebook post Monday, Maggiano’s Little Italy in Friendship Heights apologized for hosting the National Policy Institute, which it said booked the event under a different name.Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform.

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The group was in town for its annual conference and was celebrating Donald Trump’s presidential victory, according to its website.

Maggiano’s slammed the gesture as “extremely offensive to us” and vowed to
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“We want to sincerely apologize to the community of Friendship Heights for
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In a statement posted to Facebook, the ADL thanked Maggiano’s “for joining us in
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Tequila has since had her Twitter account suspended. Last week, Twitter similarly suspended a number of white nationalist accounts, including the NPI and its founder, Richard Spencer. Spencer is also the informal leader of the “alt-right” movement, which has allowed white nationalists and anti-Semites to
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel isn’t always a club-hopping, $100 bill-signing, side-arm-slinging quarterback.

The Browns say there’s another side to Manziel only they witness: Johnny Focused.Youth Nike Custom Baltimore Ravens Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

A day after Manziel played perhaps his best all-around game as a pro,Customized Ravens Jersey Browns coach Mike Pettine, who seemed to have run out of patience with his young QB just a few weeks ago, said the 23-year-old is doing everything the team has asked. Manziel may not fit the prototypical mold of an NFL starter, but he’s not lost the trust of his teammates.

The Browns say they have his back.

”Here’s a guy that shows up to work every day excited,” Pettine said. ”He puts in his preparation so he grinds in the meeting room. He asks great questions. He brings up good points. Guys respect that.”

Making his first start since Pettine benched him, Manziel passed for 270 yards and a touchdown as the Browns (3-10) beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-10 to snap a seven-game losing streak. Manziel only had one glaring mistake,Men’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Customized Elite Alternate Black Football Jersey, throwing an interception late in the first half that he followed up by bashing a tablet into his head.

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Pettine said he made good adjustments and had command of the huddle.Youth Nike Custom Baltimore Ravens Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

”He made good decisions. He was accurate with the football,” he said. ”When he could stay in the pocket, he did and made plays.”

Talk about running a reverse.

It was only days ago when Pettine expressed his disappointment in Manziel for defying the team’s wishes and becoming a distraction during the bye week. Pettine demoted him to third string, and there was a growing sense that Manziel had finally worn out his welcome in Cleveland.

But there’s evidence Manziel has learned from his mistakes.

Granted, he faced a 49ers defense missing some key pieces, but Manziel, who was captured by TV cameras signing ”Money Manziel” (his nickname at Texas A&M) on a $100 bill for a fan before the game, showed poise completing passes from Men’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey the pocket. And when he felt pressure, Manziel bought time the way only he can and scrambled to make throws or first downs.

Browns tight end Gary Barnidge, who caught a 2-yard TD pass from Manziel, said his teammate is understanding the necessary commitment to succeed.

”I definitely think he is starting to see it,” Barnidge said. ”I think it has shown in the way he is playing on the field, in practice and in the game. He is going to keep learning and keep maturing. We are going to be behind him no matter what, too.”

The Browns have warned Manziel that his promises to work hard will ring hollow if he doesn’t act on them.

Pettine said teammates are responding to his competitiveness and work in practice.

”They see him in game, in the huddle, his presence and what he’s been able to do. That gets our guys going,” Pettine said. ”When they see him frustrated after throwing a boneheaded interception and get after himself a little bit,Custom Baltimore Ravens Jersey there’s some respect there because they see how competitive he is.”

Stringing good games together will be much tougher. The Browns visit Seattle this week, where the Seahawks have some of their Super Bowl swagger back.

Manziel will face one of the league’s most hostile crowds and defenses. Pettine said the Browns won’t be intimidated.

”We’re going to go up there and cut it loose,” he said.

NOTES: With his future being feverishly debated by outsiders, Pettine said his only focus is on the next three games and that ”however it falls out, it falls out.” … Pettine said WR Brian Hartline will likely have surgery Tuesday to fix his broken collarbone sustained Sunday. Hartline had eight catches for 107 yards before Women’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey getting hurt. … WR Taylor Gabriel is expected to be back this week after missing three games with a concussion. He returned to practice last week.