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Chuck Grassley's Quote on Repealing Obamacare is Incredibly Telling

(NBC2) "You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered," the Iowa Republican said. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign. That's pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill."


AARP: Older Americans to pay $16K more under GOP ObamaCare repeal

(The Hill) A new study from the AARP finds that older people could pay as much as $16,174 more per year for health coverage under the Republican bill to repeal ObamaCare sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

The bill “threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans,” AARP, which opposes the measure, writes in the report.

The study finds that on average nationwide, a 60-year-old making $25,000 per year would have to pay as much as $16,174 more per year for health insurance. That is a result of the possible elimination of two kinds of ObamaCare subsidies, which help people afford their premiums and out of pocket costs.


Just gotta brag for a moment - I'm featured in a VoteVets.org ad!

My mom always told me I was the prettiest little soldier boy in the U.S. Army Infantry, but I never expected to be on the TV!

Seriously though, it was a great experience being filmed and interviewed for a commercial. Votevets contracted the filming and production part out to a company that does political ads and they were great to work with. Every single line in the ad they had me say probably 100 times, each in a different way.

Anyways, I just had to show off!


Watch Jimmy Kimmel say Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face' about health care

(Nola.com) Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel spent almost seven minutes of his opening monologue Tuesday night (Sept. 19) slamming U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana, for Cassidy's latest proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face," Kimmel told viewers watching "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday.


Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay Russia probe legal bills: Reuters, citing sources

(CNBC) President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The U.S. Federal Election Commission allows the use of private campaign funds to pay legal bills arising from being a candidate or elected official.

While previous presidential campaigns have used these funds to pay for routine legal matters such as ballot access disputes and compliance requirements, Trump would be the first U.S. president in the modern campaign finance era to use such funds to cover the costs of responding to a criminal probe, said election law experts.


Congressman Raul Grijalva Arrested in Front of Trump Tower

(Phoenix New Times) A DACA protest in front of Trump Tower reportedly turned ugly when Tucson congressman Raul Grijalva was arrested for civil disobedience.

Grijalva, who has been a vocal advocate for DACA recipients and openly criticized President Donald Trump's latest plans to dismantle the Obama-era DREAM Act, was part of a large demonstration in New York City this morning.

Reports came out through Grijalva's campaign account that the Arizona congressman was taken into custody along with New York Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Illinois Congressman Luis V. Guiterrez. Espaillat and Guiterrez have also been vocal supporters of the DREAM Act.


GOP senator eyes ban on states single-payer systems

(The Hill) Republican Sen. John Kennedy (La.) is reportedly eyeing a ban on state single-payer health care systems in the new GOP ObamaCare repeal bill.

"I think a single-payer system is a bad idea," the senator said Monday in comments reported by The Washington Examiner.

"I think if you give a big chunk of money to California they're going to go set up a single-payer system run by the state and then come back and say, 'We don't have enough money, we need more.' I think the only way we are going to solve the healthcare problem in America is through the private sector."


Trump choice for Russia ambassador: 'No question' Russia meddled

(Reuters) Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Russia, said on Tuesday there was “no question” that Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, and pledged to bring up the issue with the Russian government.

“There is no question, underline no question, that the Russian government interfered in the U.S. election last year,” Huntsman, who has also served as U.S. ambassador to China, said at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.

“Moscow continues to meddle in the democratic processes of our friends and allies,” Huntsman said.

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