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Ivana Trump Says US Needs Immigrants: Who's Going To 'Clean Up After Us?'

Well, at least she's pro immigration!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ivana-trump-immigrants-clean-up

Megyn Kelly On Trump Feud: I Worry About Someone Hurting Me In Front Of My Kids

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/megyn-kelly-trump-cbs-sunday-morning

Well, she has to bring the kids into it because she is not exactly sympathetic on her own.

We should all apolgize to everybody...

and then we can all stop posting apology demands!

Kelly: Was 'Dark Moment' When O'Reilly Let Trump Attack Me After Blowing Off Debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly is taking notes on who she feels has been supportive in her feud with Donald Trump, and colleague Bill O'Reilly and CNN are both on her list.

Kelly, in an interview with Charlie Rose to air on CBS' "Sunday Morning" this weekend, said she wished O'Reilly had done more to defend her when he interviewed Trump before a January debate that the Republican skipped because he wanted Kelly removed as a moderator. She also wishes CNN hadn't aired portions of a Trump rally on the night of that debate.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/megyn-kelly-trump-cnn-oreilly

Yes, because O'Reilly is usually such a stalwart supporter of women.

In the book, I recounted certain allegations of sexual harassment (offensive phone calls to a female coworker in 2004), and he was understandably embarrassed by her lawsuit. It was the kind of story he would have covered on his show with glee if he weren’t a principal part of it. The news went viral.

It turned out O’Reilly was hypersensitive about the subject. In his opinion, sex problems did not have a place in exhaustively researched biographies. I disagreed. Omitting it would be like not mentioning Monica in a definitive biography of Bill Clinton or omitting Watergate from a book about Nixon.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/what-i-learned-from-writing-a-book-about-bill-o-reilly

Marco Rubio is right! Alaska is one of those "Untied States"

Marco Rubio Misspells 'United States' In Letter To Alaska GOP

It's been a rough month for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

After dropping out of the Republican presidential race after his home state primary, Rubio sent a letter asking the Alaska GOP not to release his bound delegates before the national convention.

There was just one thing amiss: he referred to the delegates he won running for the highest office in the "Untied States."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/marco-rubio-delegates-misspells-united-states

There is absolutely no physical connection to the other 48!

Donald Trump, Revoking a Vow, Says He Won’t Support Another G.O.P. Nominee

Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday night that he no longer vowed to
support the Republican nominee if it isn’t him, despite a loyalty pledge that all
Republican primary candidates signed last year.

“No, I don’t anymore,” Mr. Trump said at a town hall forum on CNN when
prompted by the moderator, Anderson Cooper. “No, we’ll see who it is.”
When Mr. Cooper pointed out that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Mr.
Trump’s chief rival for the nomination, had walked up to the line but not
crossed it in terms of saying he wouldn’t support the nominee, Mr. Trump
replied, “He doesn’t have to support me.”

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/03/29/donald-trump-says-he-no-longer-vows-to-support-the-republican-nominee/?emc=edit_th_20160330&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=70251688


Looks like this Republican nomination process just got more fun!

GOP House's 'fetal issue' inquiry threatens research into Parkinson's, Zika

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/3/28/1507286/-GOP-House-s-fetal-issue-inquiry-threatens-research-into-Parkinson-s-Zika

This is of no concern to Republicans. They're already a bunch of pinheads.

Was the Capitol attack another Christian terrorist incident?

Should we surveille Christian neighborhoods to prevent similar incidents? why are we seeing no photos of the atacker?

Right Wing Talk-- Xpost from Hillary Group: Vermont's Single-Payer Dream Is Taxpayer Nightmare

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110783378

Of the plans that states have hatched for the Affordable Care Act, none has been bolder than that of Vermont, which wants to implement a single-payer health-care system, along the lines of what you might find in Britain or Canada. One government-operated system will cover all 620,000 of Vermont's citizens. The hope is that such a system will allow Vermont to get costs down closer to Canada's, as well as improve health by coordinating care and ensuring universal coverage.

Just two small issues need to be resolved before the state gets to all systems go: First, it needs the federal government to grant waivers allowing Vermont to divert Medicaid and other health-care funding into the single-payer system. And second, Vermont needs to find some way to pay for it:

Now comes the big challenge: paying for it. Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017. But the state hasn't drafted a bill that spells out how to raise the approximately $2 billion a year Vermont needs to run the system. The state collects only $2.7 billion in tax revenue each year, so an additional $2 billion is a vexingly large sum to scrape together.
Vermont is a middling-tax state, as states go. And that's not an accident; its population consists of longtime Vermonters, some of whom vote Republican (at least for governor) and are not super-tax-friendly, and transplants from Massachusetts and New York state, who, last time I looked, had moved to Vermont partly because the taxes were lower. Paying for this program would likely make Vermont the highest-taxed state in the nation, by quite a lot.

Now, you can argue that people should be glad to make this trade-off, not just for peace of mind, but because they will trade higher taxes for lower (no) insurance premiums. You can also argue that poor people in America should be laughing and dancing and singing all day because every one of them is economically better off than starving farmers in drought-ridden regions of Africa. Neither argument will do you much good, however, because that's not how people think.

Especially when you consider that estimates for this plan's cost are likely to err on the optimistic side, because, well, people drawing up proposed budgets for their pet ideas tend to be a little optimistic. Yes, yes, there may be fabulous cost savings from using the government's monopoly buying power to bargain prices down with providers. But Vermont is already the beneficiary of significant monopoly buying power: One insurer has 74 percent of the state's small-group business. It's a Blue Cross/Blue Shield, so don't count on fabulous savings from squeezing out profits. The large group market is even more concentrated, though on a for-profit insurer.

Nor can you get much administrative saving at the provider level, because they still have to deal with out-of-state insurers quite a bit. And the once-vaunted fabulous savings from preventative care have mostly turned out not to exist.

So this is going to be expensive. So expensive that I doubt Vermont is actually going to go forward with it.

This should be instructive for those who hope -- or fear -- that Obamacare has all been an elaborate preliminary to a nationwide single-payer system. It isn't. The politics are impossible, and even if they weren't, the financing would be unthinkable.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont_health_care_reform


In 2011, the Vermont state government enacted a law functionally establishing the first state-level single-payer health care system in the United States. Green Mountain Care, established by the passage of H.202, creates a system in the state where Vermonters receive universal health care coverage as well as technological improvements to the existing system.

On December 17, 2014, Vermont Democrats abandoned their plan for universal health care, citing the taxes required of smaller businesses within the state.
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Corinthian College ordered to pay over $1 billion for misleading students

A California judge ordered a now-defunct for-profit college chain to pay more than $1 billion Wednesday over claims the company misled students and investors.

The judgment is the latest step in a suit filed against Corinthian Colleges and its California subsidiaries by California Attorney General Kamala Harris in 2013. In the more than 20 page document, Judge Curtis Karnow ordered the school to pay $820 million to affected students and more than $350 million in civil penalties.

It’s unlikely former students will get that money from Corinthian’s pockets, though. The company filed for bankruptcy in May and listed assets of $19.2 million. A judge later approved a plan for the company to liquidate its assets.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/for-profit-college-ordered-to-pay-over-1-billion-for-misleading-students-2016-03-24

Another entreprenurial Republican style free market scam!
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