Mar 25, 2017

WSJ editorial names the "Obamacare Republicans"

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The WSJ editorial board is pretty upset about the failure of Trumpcare, and they're naming names:

  • "The critics assailed the bill as "ObamaCare Lite," but the result of their rule-or-ruin strategy will now be the ObamaCare status quo..."
  • "...Mark Meadows (North Carolina), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Louie Gohmert (Texas) and the rest own all of its problems... The grand prize for cynicism goes to Senator Rand Paul..."
  • "Legislative compromises don't help Heritage Action raise money for its perpetual outrage machine. ... Heritage was joined in opposition by the Club for Growth and the Koch brothers' political machinery..."
  • "In business Mr. Trump liked to 'get even.' He's got some scores to settle with the Freedom Caucus."

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Bloomberg denies telling a pregnant employee to "kill it"

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Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the debate stage Tuesday denied telling a former employee to terminate her pregnancy.

Catch up quick: Per the Washington Post, a former saleswoman has alleged workplace discrimination against Bloomberg and his company and says Bloomberg told her to "kill it" when he learned she was pregnant. Bloomberg denied the allegation under oath and entered a confidential settlement with the woman.

Debate night: Candidates' last face-off before Super Tuesday

Sanders, Biden, Klobuchar and Steyer in South Carolina on Feb. 25. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to keep his momentum after winning New Hampshire and Nevada, while former Vice President Joe Biden hopes to keep his own campaign alive. The other five candidates are just trying to hang on.

What's happening: Seven contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are in Charleston, South Carolina, for the tenth debate, just days before the South Carolina primary and a week before Super Tuesday. They're talking about health care, Russian interference in the election, the economy and race.

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Sanders to Putin: You won't interfere in any more elections if I'm president

Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the debate stage Tuesday, stating, "If I'm president of the United States, trust me, you're not going to interfere in any more American elections."

The big picture: It was unveiled last week that Russia has been interfering to boost Sanders' campaigns in an apparent attempt to strengthen President Trump's bid for reelection. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that "Vladimir Putin thinks that Donald Trump should be president of the United States, and that's why Russia is helping [Sanders] get elected.