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9:25 AM ET, June 27, 2017


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New York Times:
Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026.
CBO's Publications:
H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017  —  CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would reduce federal deficits by $321 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to current law.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Republicans eye billions in side deals to win Obamacare repeal votes  —  White House and Capitol Hill officials are exploring potential deals to divvy up billions of dollars to individual senators' priorities in a wide-ranging bid to secure votes for the imperiled GOP health care bill.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dylan Scott / Vox:
A critical mass of Republicans are rejecting the Senate health care bill  —  “You're either gonna get 50 or probably 35.”  —  Senate Republican leaders want to vote on their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in three days, but a critical mass of senators have already said they would block …
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Page 48 is the most important page in the CBO report  —  This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America's health care debate.  Like what you're reading?  Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here.  —  The Congressional Budget …
Discussion: Axios
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:   The Note: Will the real Donald Trump please stand up on health care
Jeanne Lambrew / The Hill:
Budget estimate shows GOP bill is about tax cuts for rich, not healthcare
Discussion: NPR, The Week, Vox and Hullabaloo
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article  —  Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted.  —  Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:   3 CNN Journalists Resign After Retracted Story on Trump Ally
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal
Discussion: Daily Wire and Mediaite
CNN:   Podesta lobby group did not disclose extent of work for Ukrainian campaign advised by Paul Manafort
Pew Research Center:
U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump's Leadership  —  America still wins praise for its people, culture and civil liberties  —  Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump's presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States.
Discussion: France 24, The Local and The Week
Washington Post:
Poll shows U.S. tumbling in world's regard under Trump … BERLIN — President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation's closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a wide-ranging international study released Monday.
Discussion: Pew Research Center
Jacob Poushter / Pew Research Center:
Around the world, favorability of the U.S. and confidence in its president decline
Discussion: The Local
Daniel Dale / Toronto Star:
Under Trump, a majority of Canadians dislike the U.S. for the first time in 35 years, likely much longer
Discussion: The Week
Mike Allen / Axios:
What's next if healthcare goes down  —  We hear that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans that there'll be a political and policy price to pay if healthcare goes down — that failure would have painful implications:  — Senators are being told it's not possible …
Discussion: Political Wire
Pence woos Senate conservatives in Obamacare repeal push
Robert Costa / Washington Post:   The Trump-McConnell bond is being tested. So is the GOP agenda.
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
6 Nobel Prize-winning economists announce opposition to Senate health bill
American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “bullsh*t” … CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN's Russia narrative.  —  He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings.  —  According to the CNN Producer, business is booming.
How paralyzed patients are able to stand again
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Daily Caller
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Project Veritas Undercover Investigation: CNN Producer Admits Network Hyping 'Mostly Bullsh*t …
Discussion: MILO NEWS
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show  —  Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family … More than 15,000 Americans were losing …
Discussion: Raw Story and Above the Law
White House Says Syria May Be Preparing Another Chemical Attack, Warns Assad Will “Pay A Heavy Price”  —  “The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.
New York Times:
Syria Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Another Chemical Attack, Trump Says
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
Planned Parenthood Still Believes It Can Win the Culture Wars  —  The United States Congress is trying hard to defund Planned Parenthood, once and for all.  For a period of one year, the proposed American Health Care Act would prohibit federal funds from going to non-profit organizations …
Discussion: Refinery29
WATCH|  Secret memos show Trump adviser roiled bureau by intervening in agent's discrimination case before he was targeted in Russia case.  —  The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled …
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show  —  WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency's chief of staff pressured the top scientist on the agency's scientific review board to alter her congressional testimony and play down the dismissal of expert advisers, his emails show.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Manu Raju / CNN:
Despite tweet, McCaskill attended reception at Russian ambassador's home  —  McCain questions Sessions about Russia meeting  —  Washington (CNN)In March, Sen. Claire McCaskill was unambiguous.  The Missouri Democrat said she never once met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
FBI has questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe  —  FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served.  Now it might help deport them.  —  The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows.
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend  —  Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz  —  (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs …
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Associated Press:
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Discussion: Politico
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Discussion: The Root, Hit & Run and Newsweek
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Discussion: The Root and Fusion
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
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Discussion: BuzzFeed, Axios and Talking Points Memo