Jul 14, 2017

Sen. Markey: health bill is "the debate of our lives"

Erica Pandey, author of @Work

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Sen. Ed Markey called health care "the debate of our lives" while speaking at a rehabilitation center in Boston. He also argued the nation's opioid crisis is not getting enough funding in the GOP's health care bill. Obamacare allocates $91 billion to opioid treatment, compared to the GOP bill's $45 billion.

Why it matters:

Additional opioid funding was one of

yesterday's changes

to the GOP bill aimed to please moderates. Markey is saying the money is still not enough.

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Trump lashes out at governors, urges them to "dominate" protesters

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President Trump berated the nation’s governors in a video teleconference call Monday, calling many of them "weak" and demanding tougher crackdowns on the protests that erupted throughout the country following the killing of George Floyd, according to multiple reports.

The big picture: Trump blamed violence on the "the radical left" and told the governors, who were joined by law enforcement and national security officials, that they have to "dominate" protesters and "arrest people" in order to bring an end to the unrest.

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Putin sets referendum that could allow him to rule until 2036 for July 1

Putin has not seemed to enjoy governing by video conference. Photo: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin has set July 1 as the new date for a constitutional referendum that could allow him to remain in power through 2036.

Why it matters: Putin was forced to delay the referendum from April due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has set the date despite Russia's continued struggles to contain its outbreak. Putin's popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid his response to the pandemic and its economic repercussions.

A busy week for IPOs despite upheaval from protests and pandemic

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This week is expected to be the busiest for U.S. IPOs since February, with Warner Music leading a group of four companies that could raise over $3 billion.

Why it matters: This shouldn't be happening, under any traditional rubric for how markets work.