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  • 1:13 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink  

    Live Briefing: Trump Makes Pitch for Health Bill: ‘It’s Going to Be Terrific’ 


    Trump works to persuade reluctant Republicans.

    Ahead of his meeting with the House’s most hard-line conservatives, President Trump released a video pitch for the House plan to repeal and partially replace the Affordable Care Act. Bottom line: “Go with our plan. It’s going to be terrific.”

    But as Mr. Trump and House leaders focus on the Republican Party’s conservatives, they are losing House moderates.

    The most recent defection came from Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington. Her statement said, “But we can do better than the current House replacement plan, and I cannot support it in its current form.”

    Obama speaks out on repealing his health law.

    Former President Barack Obama has been remarkably quiet as Republicans in Congress and Mr. Trump work to dismantle his signature domestic achievement.

    On the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s signing, Mr. Obama released a statement.

    His bottom line: The health care law is working, but it could be improved if Republicans and Democrats work together.

    “The reality is clear: America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act. There will always be work to do to reduce costs, stabilize markets, improve quality, and help the millions of Americans who remain uninsured in states that have so far refused to expand Medicaid. I’ve always said we should build on this law, just as Americans of both parties worked to improve Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid over the years. So if Republicans are serious about lowering costs while expanding coverage to those who need it, and if they’re prepared to work with Democrats and objective evaluators in finding solutions that accomplish those goals — that’s something we all should welcome. But we should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans. That should always be our priority.”

    One poll finds public support lacking for health bill.

    A new poll by Quinnipiac University put support for the Republicans’ American Health Care Act at 17 percent, with 56 percent opposed and 26 percent undecided. Even support among self-described Republicans is not terribly high, 41 percent in favor and 24 percent opposed.

    Only 13 percent of women said they favored the health proposal.

    Pelosi denounces “a moral monstrosity.”

    As Republicans intensified their arm-twisting, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader, panned the health care measure as “a moral monstrosity” on Thursday.

    She also engaged in a little taunting, criticizing President Trump and Republicans for their 11th-hour efforts to bring party members on board.

    ”May be a great negotiator, Donald Trump,” she said with a smile. “Rookie’s error bringing it up in a day.”

    Senate Democrats are not in a cooperative mood.

    Even if the Republicans’ American Health Care Act can find its way through the House, the eye of the Senate needle is even narrower.

    Forty-three Senate Democrats put Mr. Ryan on notice in a letter that they had no intention of cooperating with Republicans to complete a remake of the American health care system. Mr. Ryan said the Republican remake will come in three “prongs.” The first will be passage of legislation through the budget process that guts the Affordable Care Act, protected by arcane parliamentary rules from a Democratic filibuster.

    The next “prong” would be regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. And the final “prong” would be substantive changes to the health care system that would require 60 votes in the Senate — and Democratic cooperation.

    That isn’t happening, Senate Democrats declared in the letter.

    “We are writing today to inform you that our caucus will not support any efforts that jeopardize the consumer protections our constituents rely upon when they purchase insurance.”

    Specifically, they said they would not tolerate the conservative push to eliminate so-called “Essential Health Benefits” mandated for insurance policies issued under the Affordable Care Act, which include maternity care, emergency services, ambulance services and preventive health care.

    “We will oppose any efforts to lessen our constituents’ access to basic preventative and primary care,” the senators said. “Undermining the value of insurance and requiring that insurance plans cover rudimentary health care services is simply shifting more costs onto patients and taxpayers.”

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  • 12:46 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink
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    Ashley Graham Says Her Bagel Bra is a Pro-Breakfast Message | TMZ 



    Ashley Graham made breakfast more fun for everyone when she used 2 bagels to cover up in a topless video, and it turns out … that was precisely her mission.

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  • 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink
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    Westbrook Notches 1st PERFECT Triple-Double In NBA History! | March 22, 2017 



    Watch Russell Westbrook’s triple-double (18 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds) which propelled the Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the 76ers. Russell Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double while also being perfect from the field (6-6 FG) and the free throw line (6-6 FT).

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    • Bruno López Nepote 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, but he doesn't care …

    • DeathlyAlive225 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      NBA still kinda lookin for new records wit dat'1st perfect…" wtfff otherwise Westbrook a fuckin monster !

    • Shaq Mil Grau 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      MVP

    • JOHN DARLING 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      its all about WHO you do it with. Dont ever let somebody say they do it with you, especially a couple. Dont ever let a couple say they do it, and that WHEN they do it… they do it WITH YOU.. this is once again WHO you do it with.. if you even do it ONCE even ONCE with the wrong person, it might ruin your life.. DONT DO IT.. dont let a couple of strangers say they did it with you, and now they talk about (how they do it)that they did it with you.

      Thats why nba Spurs fromSan Antonio are so good because they heard about Cupples in San antonio. Everybodys heard about Cupples Rd. in San antonio, its a facts of life just to get around

    • Jason Leung 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      So when is he getting a pink diamond card

    • melvin barnett 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      After this season players are going to want to play with Westbrook; anyone that is hating on him at this point is just a salty ass mf who hates excellence!

    • Suhaibab 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      you know you're great when people expect you to get a triple double, shoot perfectly from the field and from the line, and have no turnovers. haters gonna hate! #MVP

    • I Lost My iPhone 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      GOAT

    • Knight Wing 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Who Think Vince Carter Should Be Legend Cover Star For NBA2K18???

    • David Sevic 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      What is a "perfect triple double"?

    • kreglfromworld 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      perfect for me would be 0 turnovers, he had 5. An amazing accomplishment nonetheless.

    • Vedant Patel 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      MVP 2017-2018 season

    • Daniel 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      First thing first, "stat-padder" doesn't affect his greatness. WB AVG FGA this season is 24, but he only took 6 shots (4 layups and only 2 mid-range jump shots) last night without a single 3 attempt. Isn't that obvious?

    • Aveté 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Perfect should also include 0 TOs

    • True Smith 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      banter with the travel

    • Carson Davis 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!

    • Alpha Sapphire 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Russ for MVP!

    • Patrice Chery 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      People acting like this is a big deal against the Sixers. What happened against the Warriors again? Oh yeah, they got blown out. I don't care about these stats against garbage teams

    • ogbmt 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Perfect?, does that mean 0 turnovers lmao?

    • Udig entertainment 12:32 pm on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      best in the game

  • 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink
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    NBA Daily Show: Mar. 22 – The Starters 



    On Wednesday’s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Serge Ibaka-Robin Lopez altercation, Paul George to Philadelphia rumors, and Hassan Whiteside’s injury. In Crossfire, they debate LeBron James’ comments about resting players, the best NBA brothers, and technological advancements. All that, plus they drop a new edition of the Meme Team! Watch The Starters weekdays at 700ET on NBATV and get more of them on their website: http://nba.com/thestarters

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    • elMiguuu 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Skeets intro is the most annoying thing ever

    • Thane Garman 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I need gorge to go to the Lakers and lonzo ball

    • ectional 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I don't think PG is worth Ingram and potentially Lonzo Ball.

    • Antoni Pisonic 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      say package one more

    • 808 Fino 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      good shit fellas

    • DeAlcaraz94 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      No way will the Lakers trade for PG, he'll come for FREE

    • schubaltz 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      the starters are raptor fanboys and love to shove it in our faces – is this news?

    • Leonardo La Leonardo 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      whitest show ever.

    • darius jones 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      let that be demarcus cousins he would be suspended for the rest of the season

    • Justin Gimena 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Dat Debo and KLOE poster in the middle… LOVE IT!

    • John Tabar 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      His ugly ass sons better be as good as everyone is making them out to be,
      Other wise the old mans just being an opportunist to cash in on his jumping dunking spermatozoa's..

    • BlazeMasterGaming 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      BEEF

    • PotatozMuncherz 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Big Daddy Branson

    • riley Klemm 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      How tall are all of the starters?

    • oddmanox1 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Will you guys discuss your opinion the BIG3 thing that going to happen?

    • TDH 2K 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Chris Paul is the goat

    • papa suzk 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      enes kanter and ricky RUBIO spotted at 21:55 hahahaha

    • Niko Dejarme 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      …beef

    • citraptor _ 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Ingram and a top 3 pick would be a steal for the Pacers, yeah George is a consistent All Star, but you take the risk when hoping Ingram and whoever the pick is to both turn into All Stars

    • Fernando Aquino Mayi 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      liesii

    • The Truth is Real 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Curry scored 17 points in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, got blocked by Lebron SIX times, and needs KD's help to win a ring.

      Hold this L

    • Gurp Vlogs 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      It'syeboi sub to me

    • Leo Angelo 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Serge nudged Lopez because Lopez questionably "stumbled" into him when nobody was around to make him be off balanced. Lopez did have to pay more then Ibaka but definitely Lopez started it all.

    • Lavar Ball 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Once my boys get to the league their shots will always be recreated.

    • Kaimana Aquino 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I would like to see Vince Carter dunk over Fredic Weis in the Olympics again.

    • apoxapex 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      The NBA is so weak. You've got analysts talking about a little tiny one punch each scuffle, breaking it down for no reason.
      There's so much basketball to talk about, and you guys gotta talk about this shit.

    • Fishy Swishy 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      lmao you know if someone like boogie got in a fight like that he'd be out for way longer

    • Clutch City Fan 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Why does everyone think Paul George wants to sign with the Lakers? He clearly says he wants to compete for a championship…

    • Kenny the Jet Smith 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Audio channel with swear words that's what I want

    • GSB BLEW A 3-1 LEAD 3-1 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I think the real controversy is why the NBA is testing the Starters? No video Friday????

    • Meeks Man 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      starts at 2:10

    • Kenny the Jet Smith 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Top 3 teams in the league rest MULTIPLE star players. Lebron thinks it's all about him.

    • Wavvy.Damian 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Please Donate Guys In Need paypal.me/Rivera670 Thanks

    • Henry Berry 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I see some good moves and good shot lopez

    • The Nekomancer 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Baron David 89 foot shot guarded

    • Gohitha NV 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      umm what's the point of putting this on TV when u can watch it on YT

    • Matt The Knicks Fan 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      ik lbj is a cryborg but obviously its bc he sat, duncan was boring af. YOU ARE LAAAABRAAAAWWWWNNNN JAAAAAAMMMMMEZZZZZZZZ!!!! THE BEST PLAYER ALL TIME

    • VrQz Silent 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Ray Allen's shot needs to be recreated. You know which one I'm talking about.

    • Reuben Mathew 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Can we pleaseeeeeee see a Leigh vs Trey crossfire segment!

    • EA Cheese 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Skeets has a cold?

    • Tobinator 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      My boys won't need bodyguards because no one can guard them- Lavar Ball

    • gurveer chahal 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Raps are so underrated they beat celtics 3 times they are 2-1 against wizards I believe they beat both teams once without Lowry but people still doubt them ….

    • Mitt Mittens 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Lopez is a thug. If the NBA has a brain they will ban him and Shitcago from the league for LIFE.

    • GR33N-MACHlNE 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I wanna see Vince Carter recreate that insane putback dunk he missed

    • jhon leiner lopez sanchez 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      wow wow wow

    • sun thapa 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      21st

    • Hafidzan Sahab 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I was about to go to school but then this happened.

    • Moe Money_100 11:31 am on March 23, 2017 Permalink

      Notification squad stand up!

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