Tuesday, June 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has many people longing for the good old days of George W. Bush - Houston Chronicle


President Donald Trump has many people longing for the good old days of George W. Bush - Houston Chronicle: "President Donald Trump hasn't had much of a presidential honeymoon, with approval ratings dipping from a historically low 45 percent starting point to 41 percent in the latest week of Gallup data"  'via Blog this'

AMA Says McConnell's Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Principle

AMA Says McConnell's Trumpcare Bill Violates 'Do No Harm' Principle: "The American Medical Association Monday blasted U.S. Senate Republican leadership’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, saying its rollback of Medicaid and skimpier benefits for those with subsidized private individual policies are sure to raise costs for more than just those losing coverage."  'via Blog this'

U.S. Bishops: Senate Health Care Bill Is ‘Unacceptable’ - The Daily Beast

U.S. Bishops: Senate Health Care Bill Is ‘Unacceptable’ - The Daily Beast: "U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned the Senate’s health care bill in a statement on Monday. “This moment cannot pass without comment,” the organization wrote after the Congressional Budget Office released a report indicating that 22 million people would lose their health insurance under the bill. "



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Friday, June 23, 2017

WATCH: ‘Blood on the floor’ as Capitol police drag Trumpcare protesters from outside McConnell’s office


WATCH: ‘Blood on the floor’ as Capitol police drag Trumpcare protesters from outside McConnell’s office: "Demonstrators gathered outside his Senate office to protest the health care reform bill crafted in secrecy by McConnell and his aides, but Capitol police broke up the protest.

Video and photos shared on social media showed protesters, some in wheelchairs or wearing medical devices, being dragged away from McConnell’s office, where they had planned to stage a “die-in” protest as a draft of the bill was finally circulated among lawmakers." 'via Blog this'

Video Shows Minnesota Police Beating Driver - NBC News


Video Shows Minnesota Police Beating Driver - NBC News: "The Minnesota branch of the ACLU on Thursday released a police dashcam video showing what they termed "a textbook case of excessive force" and called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 2016 arrest.

The video shows Agent Joe Joswiak of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, pulling over a motorist, identified as Anthony Promvongsa, 22, on July 28 of last year."  'via Blog this'

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ohio coroner's office out of room for overdose deaths - CNN.com

Ohio coroner's office out of room for overdose deaths - CNN.com: "An Ohio coroner's office is running out of room for bodies because it can't keep up with deaths caused by drug overdoses.

The Montgomery County Coroner's office, which encompasses cities like Dayton, already processed 145 overdose-related deaths in 2017."  'via Blog this'

Amped-up heroin blamed in 75+ overdoses in 2 states


Amped-up heroin blamed in 75+ overdoses in 2 states: "Authorities in Indiana and Ohio are on high alert after a supercharged form of heroin is suspected of causing 50 overdoses in the two states since Tuesday and more than 75 total since Friday.

Cincinnati saw a spike in overdoses over the weekend when the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition reported more than 30 overdoses Monday. Since Tuesday, 33 more people have overdosed in Cincinnati, including three fatal overdoses."  'via Blog this'

Seattle Storm Take Progressive Tack With Planned Parenthood Partnership - The New York Times


Seattle Storm Take Progressive Tack With Planned Parenthood Partnership - The New York Times: "Professional sports teams work with other businesses and organizations all the time. But the W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm announced on Thursday that they were wading into the current political climate in a way that contrasts with the practices of many other sports teams: a partnership with Planned Parenthood."

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Monday, June 12, 2017

White Man Charged After Going On Racist Tirade At Starbucks | HuffPost

White Man Charged After Going On Racist Tirade At Starbucks | HuffPost: "A white man is facing charges after going on a racist tirade, physically attacking a black man and repeatedly referring to two other black men as “slave” and “vermin.”

A WLS-TV photographer captured William Boucher, 23, on video as he physically and verbally attacked three people after someone spilled coffee on his light-colored suit at a Starbucks in downtown Chicago, according to police. "  'via Blog this'