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posted Feb 24

A funny thing happened on the way to repealing the Affordable Care Act….

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/23/support-for-2010-health-care-law-reaches-new-high/?wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1

As congressional Republicans weigh options to replace the Affordable Care Act, support for the existing law has reached its highest level on record.

posted Feb 24

The Trump administration exalts “states rights” when striking down protections for transgender teens, but it seems they have no similar concern for “states rights” when it comes to marijuana….

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/23/spicer-feds-could-step-up-anti-pot-enforcement-in-states-where-recreational-marijuana-is-legal/?utm_term=.96b51fcdad5e&wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1

The White House press secretary said President Trump sees “a big difference” between use of marijuana for medical purposes and for recreational purposes.

posted Feb 24

Political interference with a pending FBI investigation is a big, big deal.  This must be fully investigated, and there must be accountability for the growing number of serious ethical and legal transgressions we’re seeing from the Trump administration.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/fbi-refused-white-house-request-to-knock-down-recent-trump-russia-stories/index.html?wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1

The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.


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