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Twitter's best reaction to President Trump pulling the health care bill

Due to a shortage of votes Friday, the vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was postponed, after President Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the "Obamacare" repeal bill from the House floor because it lacked enough votes to...



SPICER: Trump 'left everything on the field' for GOP Obamacare replacement

President Donald Trump has done all he can, and the fate of the GOP healthcare bill is up to the House lawmakers, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday. During his daily press briefing, Spicer said Trump has worked...



Thoughts on the failure of Obamacare reform

I don't buy the conventional wisdom that says that this is a failure of leadership. Leadership alone cannot fix Obamacare. A solution to the problem of Obamacare is going to be extremely difficult, and it can't and shouldn't be done...



No-op: The case of Case and Deaton

In responding to some recent blog comments I noticed an overlap among our two most recent posts: 1. Mortality rate trends by age, ethnicity, sex, and state 2. When does research have active opposition? The first post was all about the fascinating...



Links for 03-24-17

When Britain turned inward - VoxEU Evidence That Regulators Value Profits Over Consumer Welfare - ProMarket Can market based regulation reduce greenhouse gas emissions? - Micro Insights What kind of fiscal policy works best at the ZLB? - Equitable...



Trump starts healthcare judgment day by attacking 'pro-life' Freedom Caucus

President Donald Trump started Friday off with a Twitter tirade aimed at the conservative House Freedom Caucus as Republicans prepare for an uncertain vote on their healthcare legislation.'No deal': Hardline conservatives threaten to sink...



FINGER-POINTING IN LONDON INTENSIFIES ...

FINGER-POINTING IN LONDON INTENSIFIES ... (First column, 1st story, link) Related stories:Khalid Masood once stabbed man in face... ...



Member Of Congress Warns Of A 1,000 Point Stock Market Crash If Obamacare Lite Does Not Pass

Are we going to see a dramatic stock market plunge if the effort to get “Obamacare Lite” through the U.S. House of Representatives ultimately fails?  On Thursday, a vote on the Republican healthcare bill was postponed once it...



George Will's Dream Health Insurance Reform: Policies for Cancer Patients that Cost $200,000 a Year

When we have a guy in the White House who imagines that millions of non-citizens are illegally voting and going undetected and that the former president tapped his phones, we know we are in the crazy season. Therefore it is not surprising to see George...



Nunes apologizes to House Intel Committee for meeting with Trump, public statement

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has reportedly apologized to committee members, one day after he went to the president and press, saying the Trump transition team may have been surveilled during former President Barack Obama's...



Apple’s drops AIDS charity branding for its red iPhone in China

 iPhone enthusiasts the world over were given a new slab of glass to lust over yesterday after Apple unveiled a red colored version of the iPhone 7 in its latest move to support HIV/AIDS charity [Red]. The (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition...



The Worst Retail Cataclysm Ever: Sears Warns It Is On The Verge Of Collapse As Payless Prepares To File For Bankruptcy

More than 3,500 retail stores are going to close all across America over the next few months as the worst retail downturn in U.S. history gets even deeper.  Earlier this week, Sears shocked the world when it announced that there is...



10 Things You Should Never Use to Clean Your Car

Washing and waxing your car regularly will help protect it from the elements when done properly. | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet Suds and water hose at the ready, millions of car owners take to their driveways on any given Saturday, looking to do...



10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, DB)

Here is what you need to know.  UK inflation surpasses the Bank of England's target. Consumer prices jumped 2.3% in February, surpassing the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time since in almost three and a...



A President's Credibility

Trump’s falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and...



Well, This Was the World's Easiest Chart to Make

CBPP has calculated how much tax money you'll save if Obamacare is repealed. Behold: You know what really gets me? Even among the millionaires, repeal will only earn them about $50,000. That's like finding spare change in the sofa cushions...



A legal complaint about Thinx says things were way, way worse than just corporate feminism

Thinx founder Miki Agrawal was once a feminist darling of the startup world.  Hints that all was not as it seemed were confirmed this week when a former employee filed a complaint claiming Agrawal was guilty of sexual harassment at the period...



‘The Walking Dead’: 10 of Maggie’s Greatest Moments

Glenn and Maggie in The Walking Dead | AMC Fans of The Walking Dead love to talk about the series’ most kick-butt characters. From Daryl’s skills with a crossbow and Michonne’s awesome command of her katana, to...



What the Stars of ‘The Walking Dead’ Look Like in Real Life

The zombie show tries to be realistic while telling its story, but like most shows, it’s not always successful. There are several things about The Walking Dead that don’t make any sense. However, things like makeup and costumes make...



FBI Probe Looking Into Far-Right Websites

“Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s...



Keep Your Eye on Real Rates

From John Melloy at CNBC: The bears believe that low interest rates have been the primary driver of this bull, allowing companies to borrow cheaply to buy back their own stock and making ballooning multiples acceptable on a relative basis. Now that the...



Asian shares near 15-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares clung to their 15-month highs on Tuesday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields were on the back foot on the prospects of a less-hawkish Federal Reserve policy trajectory. ...



Links for 03-21-06

Robot Geometry (Very Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Market Power Probably Contributes to Inequality - ProMarket 1965: The Year the Fed and LBJ Clashed - FRBRichmond Is the Internet Causing Political Polarization? - NBER The Mechanical Turn in Economics and...



Face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle roll theft...

Face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle roll theft... (Third column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Real-life Robocops will soon replace human police... ...



6 Reasons People Stay in Bad Relationships (but Shouldn’t)

Though all couples have their fare share of arguments that can test both partners’ compromising skills, sometimes the odds just aren’t in their favor. Perhaps one person feels smothered while the other feels they’re not...



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Conservatives Pan as 'Welfare'...

Conservatives Pan as 'Welfare'... (Third column, 7th story, link) Related stories:SHOWDOWN: Key Republicans say they will oppose Obamacare repeal if leaves millions uninsured... ...



Trump Voters Stand to Lose Big Under Trumpcare

CNBC: “Exit polls showed that just 10 percent of Trump’s votes came from Americans earning $200,000 or more. Yet those voters would derive all benefits from the repeal of the two individual tax hikes targeting them: a 0.9 percent tax...



10 Trucks and SUVs That Get the Worst Fuel Economy

The trucks and other big vehicles with the worst fuel economy do not break 20 MPG | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Fill it up?” If you drive a truck or SUV, you’ll hear those words a lot, but there have been some...



Ivanka Trump Products Selling Briskly

“Despite a boycott and a decision by Nordstrom to no longer carry the brand, Ivanka Trump’s fashion line soared in online sales of individual items last month,” USA Today...



The 17 Greatest NFL Running Backs of All Time

Barry Sanders is a true Hall of Famer | Christian Petersen/Getty Images In the NFL, as in everything, there are the good players, the bad players, and the greatest players to ever step foot on the gridiron. Top feature backs are tasked with rushing...



23 Cult-Favorite Beauty Products You Can Get for Less Than $25

One of the best ways to find great beauty products is to figure out what everyone else has tried and tested. Many cult-favorite beauty products are expensive purchases, but just as many are surprisingly affordable. In fact, we’ve found a few...



‘This Is Us’: 9 Spoilers We Just Learned About Season 2

This Is Us | NBC NBC’s This Is Us has quickly become the biggest breakout hit of the year. Case in point? In addition to nabbing stellar ratings, strong reviews, and several award nominations in its freshman run, the show has also been preemptively...



During his political rise, Stephen Bannon was man with no fixed address...

During his political rise, Stephen Bannon was man with no fixed address... (Third column, 1st story, link) ...



Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War

Iran just conducted another provocative missile test, more U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East, it was just announced that the U.S. military will be sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to South Korea in response to North Korea firing four missiles...



The Favorite Foods of Trump, Obama, and 12 Other American Presidents

We all have our favorite foods. Just as our parents and our grandparents have theirs. Tastes change over decades and generations. So what modern presidents like to eat is very different from what our founding fathers had on their dinner tables....



Every New Amazon and Hulu Show Coming in 2017

Z: The Beginning of Everything | Amazon 2017 is set to bring a slew of exciting new TV shows to the small screen. While Netflix has a bunch of freshman comedies and dramas headed our way, it’s not the only streamer that has several great...



Hedge funds love these 4 bank stocks and you should too, Goldman Sachs says

Goldman Sachs says financial stocks have the 'highest positive correlation' with rising interest rates and...



The Best Draft Pick in Every NFL Franchise’s History

Tom Brady reacts to scoring yet another touchdown. | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The NFL draft is where consistently great teams, year in and year out, build the majority of their rosters. It goes seven round deep, and while you’re much more likely...



10 Celebrities Who Played College Basketball

Denzel Washington attends the NBA Finals | Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images The NCAA tournament is about more than just upsets, buzzer-beaters, and the occasional Cinderella. It’s really about togetherness. While not everyone considers themselves...



The 7 Highest-Paid College Basketball Coaches

Tom Pennington/Getty Images We’re still a few months away from the 2017 NCAA Tournament. But what we do know from the teams that made it to the big dance back in 2016, they all had one significant thing in common: great coaching. You can...



Revisiting the paradox of capital

After intensifying through the 2000s until the Global Crisis, the ‘uphill’ flow of capital from poor to rich countries decelerated and has recently reversed. This column documents that saving shifts by China, commodity-exporting emerging and...



‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 24: Everything We Know

Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars starts in March, so the cast has been announced. It looks like it will be another great season considering that the cast includes many celebrities we haven’t seen in years, but love. There is...



Washington Post's Mind Readers Tell Us the Real Goal of Republican Appeal of Obamacare

In an article on the main features of the Republican replacement for Obamacare, the Post told readers: "At the same time, the shift to take income into account could create a potentially difficult ripple effect for Republicans, who regard a...



Finding Jeans That Fit: The Most Important Things to Look For

Jeans are among the most important items in your closet. Most men wear them several times per week, if not nearly every day. Denim coordinates with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. But no matter what you wear on top, from a T-shirt to a...



6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

You’re exercising and trying to eat healthier foods, starting with cooking at home instead of eating out or buying processed foods. If you’re not careful, though, some easily made mistakes could be sabotaging your efforts to lose weight. 1....