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Josh Barro / Business Insider:
Republicans lied about healthcare for years, and they're about to get the punishment they deserve  —  It's hard to decide which would be the more politically damaging outcome for Republican politicians: passing the American Health Care Act, and therefore owning the premium increases …
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Axios:
Why deductibles would rise under the GOP health care plan  —  Health care is complicated, as the president has discovered.  But here is one thing that is not so complicated: if people have modest means and limited tax credits, and coverage is expensive, they will mostly buy health plans with lower premiums — and high deductibles.
Charles Ornstein / ProPublica:
We Fact-Checked Lawmakers' Letters to Constituents on Health Care  —  When Louisiana resident Andrea Mongler wrote to her senator, Bill Cassidy, in support of the Affordable Care Act, she wasn't surprised to get an email back detailing the law's faults.  Cassidy, a Republican who is also a physician, has been a vocal critic.
Discussion: STAT and Vox
Aidan Quigley / Politico:
Biden on Obamacare repeal: 'This bill isn't going to pass'
Discussion: CNBC, Occupy Democrats and Daily Kos
Tim Sculthorpe / Daily Mail:
HOW PARLIAMENT HAS BEEFED UP SECURITY TO PROTECT AGAINST A TERROR ATTACK  —  Extra Metropolitan Police firearms officers are regularly put on detail around the grounds of the Houses of Parliament in the aftermath of terror attacks.  —  Following the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris two years ago …
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New York Times:
U.K. Parliament Attacker Is Shot; Panic on Westminster Bridge
Toby Melville / Reuters:
Assailant shot, policeman stabbed and several injured in UK parliament incident
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Daily Caller
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
While Gorsuch was testifying, the Supreme Court unanimously said he was wrong  —  Awkward.  —  About 40 minutes after Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began his second day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, all eight of the justices he hopes to join said a major disability decision Gorsuch wrote in 2008 was wrong.
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Democrats accuse Gorsuch of hiding his legal views
Mariam Khan / ABC News:
Neil Gorsuch emotional about right-to-die questions in Supreme Court confirmation hearings
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Wall Street Journal:
A President's Credibility  —  Trump's falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad.  —  If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?  Would the rest of the world?
Austin Wright / Politico:
Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration  —  Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November's election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday.
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Fox News:   Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mitch McConnell's Trumpcare Plan Is to Lose Fast  —  Trumpcare may or may not grind out enough votes to pass the House.  In the Senate, it's hopelessly short of the 50 votes it needs.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has laid out a wildly aggressive time frame, under which his chamber …
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Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
House Obamacare repeal DOA in the Senate
Discussion: Political Wire
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
Ex-Colo. GOP leader said only Democrats committed voter fraud.  Now he's charged with voter fraud.  —  The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud.
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Erin McPike / IJR:
Trump's Diplomat  —  “I didn't want this job.  I didn't seek this job.”
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: By 2 to 1 margin, registered voters reject Comey  —  FBI Director James Comey is unpopular across the political spectrum, according to a new poll that finds voters have a negative opinion of Comey by a more than two-to-one margin.  —  According to data from a Harvard-Harris Poll survey …
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New York Times:
Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes  —  House Republican leaders on Tuesday struggled to pick up votes for their ­ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, even after President Trump visited Capitol Hill to sell the plan.  —  With only a day before a scheduled vote on the House floor, the White House and Speaker Paul Ryan
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Current vote count: Obamacare repeal would fail
Jessica Schulberg / The Huffington Post:
Trump's Team Said It Didn't Ask For Military Vehicles At Inauguration.  Emails Show It Did.  —  “Such support would be out of guidelines,” one Pentagon official wrote.  —  WASHINGTON The month after Donald Trump won the presidential election, his staff asked the Pentagon to send photographs …
Discussion: Breaking News USA and Raw Story
Sage Lazzaro / Observer:
Exclusive: Trump Sics Lawyers on Teen for Making Silly Site Where Kittens Punch Him  —  Lucy is a 17-year-old from San Francisco who spends her spare time reading at coffee shops, splurging on guac at Chipotle and practicing her tech skills.  The high schooler dreams of working …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
White House jumper caught on fence: report  —  A man trying to enter the White House grounds late Tuesday was caught on a fence surrounding the building, according to a new report.  —  The intruder tried jumping a barrier on 15th Street around 10:50 p.m. when he became entangled, TMZ said Wednesday.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Approval wanes for GOP health bill  —  Support for the GOP proposal to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law is fading, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted just before an expected House vote on the legislation.  —  Voters are divided on the measure …
Washington Post:
New poll: only 3% of Trump voters regret their vote  —  Within weeks of the November 2016 U.S. presidential election, social media posts expressing voters' second thoughts began trending.  While some Donald Trump voters felt he was backtracking on initial hard-line positions …
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken House Republican from Texas …
Elizabeth Cohen / CNN:
Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Didn't Sign Trump's Ethics Pledge
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Eyeing Trump's Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’
Discussion: Daily Kos and Raw Story
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats gripped by special election performance anxiety
Susan E. Rice / Washington Post:
Susan Rice: When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe