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Friday, January 06, 2017

Multiple people were killed in a shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.
The gunman is in custody and was a lone shooter, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN on Friday.
"We have no evidence at this time that he was acting with anyone else. He is currently in custody and we're investigating," Sharief said. Investigators are looking into the suspect's motive, she said.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Former Republican Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh tweeted that he would be "grabbing his musket" if Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump in the election. He later made the dubious claim that he wasn't calling for armed insurrection against the U.S., but instead was referring only to civil disobedience. Trump's constant claims of a rigged election as he trails bigly in most polls have increased this kind of rhetoric. Walsh, a Tea Party candidate, served only one term in Congress, where he once called on President Barack Obama to secure the border with "moats and alligators." read more


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Democrats should not cooperate in any way on a replacement. Republicans made no attempt whatsoever to reach across the aisle on improvements to what even Obama has acknowledged is not a perfect law. Not only that, but Republicans like Marco Rubio pushed through legislation that intentionally pulled the rug out from funding for the "risk corridors" that would have helped insurance cooperatives weather the first few years of claims from higher-risk people who hadn't previously had access to basic healthcare.

The irony, of course, is that the ACA was based on principles in Mitt Romney's Massachusetts healthcare law, which in turn grew out of policies propounded by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
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But once they saw the uppity Kenyan making affordable healthcare a cornerstone of his presidency, all Republican support for the idea vanished. They had to distance themselves from the pagan interloper at all costs, so they called the law "Obamacare" and intentionally deceived voters into believing that it was the ACA that was suddenly making healthcare expensive - despite the fact that premiums and co-pays and prescription costs were already rising dramatically long before the ACA was enacted.

So I would say to these Republicans, "I must respectfully decline your request for assistance on a replacement. You broke it. It's all yours. Success or failure is on you now."

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