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Hometown: NE New York
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Journal Archives

Stephen Colbert Monologue: Repeal Now, Replace Later, Reelect Never - 7/18/17

With the Senate's healthcare bill now dead, Stephen tries to find the words to describe how miserably Republicans are failing.

Kermit The Frog's Very Ugly Contract Negotiations

The Late Show landed some exclusive footage showing just intense the fallout around the recently-fired Kermit the Frog actor has gotten.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:49 AM (4 replies)

Seth Myers - The Check In: The Environmental Protection Agency - 7/18/17

Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on why President Trump's EPA has been quietly implementing big changes to benefit a select few.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jul 19, 2017, 12:50 AM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: How the Republican Health Care Bill Came and Went - 7/18/17

While the Republican health care bill collapsed in the Senate before going to a vote, President Trump was too busy kicking off "Made in America" week to help his party.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 11:55 PM (4 replies)

Democrats take their turn at improving Affordable Care Act

The revised, Republican-drafted U.S. Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has garnered much media attention but you probably didn't hear much about a proposal released last week from a group of 10 House Democrats to fix problems in the act.

The Democratic proposal seeks to protect people with pre-existing conditions and tackle rising premiums and deductibles. It also seeks to provide more insurance choices for consumers and encourage more people to enroll in ACA, according to its drafters, the New Democrat Coalition Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force.

The plan, which drew an initial favorable response from Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, calls for creating a $15 billion reinsurance fund to provide payments to insurers enrolling people with serious illnesses. It also calls for the continuation of cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers to help them offset the costs of offering discounts to low-income people.

Uncertainty in the industry about the payments is leading to fewer consumer choices and driving up premiums, task force representatives stated when they unveiled their plan.

More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-knowles-column-st-0718-20170717-story.html

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the Republicans' health care bill holding a rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 07:58 AM (0 replies)

How different things are now...

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 06:42 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Al Gore Received Illegal Campaign Materials In 2000 (And Reported It) 7/17/17

The 45th Vice President and 'An Inconvenient Sequel' documentarian Al Gore once found himself at a moral crossroads eerily similar to Donald Trump Jr.'s.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:57 AM (4 replies)

Chrysler rescuing Sesame Street

Congress is set to drop funding for the long-standing educational children’s show Sesame Street — but Chrysler is taking their place, by sponsoring the half-century-old show and using its “Muppet” characters in promotional videos.

Tim Kuniskis wrote, “As a trusted family brand, we were looking for a like-minded partner who possessed a thoughtful and engaging approach.” The Sesame Street partnership will show off the Chrysler Pacifica’s “unprecedented 115 safety, security and technology innovations.”

Steve Youngwood, Chief Operating Officer of Sesame Workshop, wrote, “We’re thrilled to work with a brand that stands for a deep commitment to families and children.”

Chrysler will both sponsor the PBS show and use Sesame characters in ten co-branded videos for parents which launched today.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:40 AM (0 replies)

Seth Myers - Team Trump's Absurd Defenses for Don Jr.'s Emails: A Closer Look 7/17/17

Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration's excuses for their behavior amid bombshell revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 01:29 AM (8 replies)

The Daily Show: Even Republicans Hate the Republican Health Care Bill - 7/17/17

Trevor breaks down the fate of the Republican health care bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stalls a vote on the contentious legislation.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 12:08 AM (4 replies)

Stephen Colbert - One Week Older, July 16 - Highlights of the Week

While Donald Trump Jr. did his best to play it cool this week, Joe Scarborough hit The Late Show to announce his exit from the GOP, and Stephen showed his appreciation for Kellyanne Conway's hilarious 'Fun With Words' bit.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jul 16, 2017, 02:39 AM (2 replies)
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