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Friday, September 22, 2017

Kim Jong-un's latest attack in an escalating war of words with Donald Trump sent people across the world to their dictionaries. The North Korean leader branded the President a "mentally deranged US dotard" in a scathing speech delivered personally through state media. Pyongyang is notorious for the bombastic, derogatory and often awkward English phrases it uses to lash out at enemies. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word as "an old person, especially one who has become weak and senile."


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mark Morford: Graham-Cassidy, rest assured, is one of the most frightening versions of Trumpcare yet. It would again strip basic health care from millions, erase all protections for pre-existing conditions, halt all Medicare expansion, give enormous power back to insurance industry and, in so doing, very much let thousands die and Trump's base high-five each other in their lonely little basements. So again, why else but hate would [Lindsey] Graham implore a bunch of white supremacists to help him destroy the smart black guy's legacy? What is the true goal here? Will it matter? It might not matter. Even if this awful bill fails, Trump is doing everything in his nefarious power to choke off funding for Obamacare, eliminate signups and destabilize the insurance markets. Obamacare is far too successful, popular and helpful to millions to fall on its own. They'll kill it -- and you (or your sick child, your cancer-stricken friend, your ailing mother) -- one way or another.


The city of Flint saw fewer pregnancies, and a higher number of fetal deaths, during the period women and their fetuses were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, according to a new research study that reviewed health records from Flint and the state.

Fertility rates decreased by 12% among Flint women, and fetal death rates increased by 58%, after April 2014, according to research by assistant professors and health economists David Slusky at Kansas University and Daniel Grossman at West Virginia University.
The problem, however, wasn't acknowledged by Gov. Rick Snyder and state health and environmental officials until late September 2015 -- months after Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency manager Miguel Del Toral alerted state and federal officials of their concerns


Sean Spicer, on a press tour now that he's left the Trump administration, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday that he never "knowingly" lied as White House press secretary.
"I don't think so," Spicer told ABC News when asked if he lied during his White House tenure.

"I have not knowingly done anything to do that, no," he added when pressed again.

He also said that President Donald Trump never asked him to lie.

Spicer notoriously berated reporters in January for reporting that fewer people attended Trump's inauguration than in past years, based on aerial photographs showing larger crowds at former President Obama's inauguration.

"This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period," Spicer said at the time.


A South Dakota state representative has apologized after posting a meme on Facebook that showed a cartoon car ramming into stick figures and the words "All Lives Splatter," the Rapid City Journal reported.

Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto shared the image on Sept. 7 in an apparent play on "All Lives Matter," a slogan used in resistance of the Black Lives Matter movement. The image also read: "Nobody cares about your protests. Keep your ass out of the road."
Below the post, DiSanto also commented, "I think this is a movement we can all support," according to the Argus Leader.


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