Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MID-WEEK READING (March 7, 2017)

Father died 'after downing a whole bottle of Tequila for a bet' (Yahoo!).

Creationist Ken Ham: Dinosaurs fought gladiator battles against humans and giants (Raw Story).

U.S. judge finds that Aetna deceived the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare (LA Times).

Bernie Sanders takes another swing at big pharma with bill to allow drug imports (Washington Post).

While you were sleeping, Trump pushed a wiretap conspiracy into the Red Zone (Esquire).

President Trump accuses Obama of 'wire tapping,' provides no evidence (NPR).

Trump wire-tapping claims 'simply false' - Obama spokesman (BBC).

'You're in deep sh*t': Lawmaker alerts Trump if phones were 'tapped' a judge found 'probable cause of crime' (Raw Story).

Republican Senator: Trump causing a 'civilization-warping crisis' for U.S. with wild wiretapping charge (Raw Story).

THE GOP'S HEALTHCARE PROPOSAL (and you thought Trump was a joke)
The American Healthcare Act: The Republicans' bill to replace Obamacare explained (Vox).

Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare (Washington Post).

[Late Add] Conservative groups blast GOP healthcare plan (The Hill).

Across the country, a Republican push to rein in protesters (NY Times).

Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories (Washington Post).

White House briefing bar: Media groups condemn exclusion (BBC).

Plan a protest, lose your house: Arizona Senate passes SB 1142 charging 'provocateurs' with racketeering (Phoenix News Times).

Donald Trump is going to publish a list of crimes committed by immigrants. Hitler did the same (Independent).

Gold Star father Khizer Khan's travel privileges 'under review' (McClatchy).

IT'S NOT ABOUT SECURITY, IT NEVER WAS (Trump's just a punk and a coward)
The president's silence after an attack in Kansas speaks volumes about his priorities (Upworthy).

Yes, mass deportations are coming. And we know why (Bloomberg).

Leaked DHS doc says Trump's seven countries aren't very dangerous (Mother Jones).

Trump-backing town angry after ICE detains beloved local Mexican restaurant owner (Raw Story).

Voices: How violent are udocumented immigrants (USA Today)?

Authorities arrest 22-year-old dreamer after she speaks to media (Huffpost).

"Decade of Betrayal": How the U.S. expelled over a half million U.S. citizens to Mexico in 1930s (Democracy Now!).

Despite Trump's speech, immigrants commit far fewer crimes than native-born Americans (Business Insider).

Sikh community asks for hate-crime probe after man is told 'go back to your own country' and shot (Washington Post).

NRI businessman Harnish Patel from Vadodara shot dead in South Carolina (The Indian Express).

Rick Santorum: 'millions of Americans' with preexisting conditions are scammers stealing health care (Raw Story).

It's time to start calling evangelicals what they are: The American Taliban (Medium).

Hate in the age of Trump (New Republic).

Paul Wolfowitz: 'The American people need to know the truth' (Spiegel Online).

Bush talks Trump, describes 'pretty ugly' political climate in pair of interviews (NPR).

Former President Bush says SNL impressions never bothered him a bit (NPR).

Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say ["because the terrorists are, quote, 'un-Islamic'."] (The Guardian).

John Kasich admits protesters are affecting Obamacare debate (Huffpost).

Republicans vote to give police powers to arrest people planning peaceful protests: 'Wouldn't you rather stop a riot before it starts?' asks senator (Independent).

McCarthy's call for Sessions' recusal was too sane to be true (Bakersfield Californian).

Kevin McCarthy displays his clout, for good and ill (Sacramento Bee).

DeVos called HBCUs 'pioneers' of 'school choice.' It didn't go over well (Washington Post).

When ICE comes for SF immigrants, new hot line team fights back (SF Examiner).

'The sickness of this man': Michael Moore blasts Trump for 'record applause' boast as grieving widow wept (Raw Story).

America's 'complacent class': how self-segregation is leading to stagnation (KUOW).

Jeff Sessions needs to go (NY Times).

- Mark

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