Another Europe trip for Melania Trump means forging new relationships

July 6, 2017

(CNN)First lady Melania Trump is back in Europe. “This trip, for me, has been very special, and I will never forget the women and children I met,” the first lady said at the end of the visit, speaking to American troops and their families in Sicily. “As one of the kids at the hospital that I visit said in a picture he drew for me: We are all the same.”…


Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.

July 5, 2017

Indiana Republicans called for people to share Obamacare horror stories on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress. Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place. Obamacare means that my baby who fought leukemia and won cant be denied coverage for a pre-existing…


Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

July 3, 2017

Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor…


GOP Senator Explains To His Colleagues How Babies Are Made

June 29, 2017

Some GOP lawmakers have insisted that men shouldnt have to foot the bill for such services since men dont get pregnant.But Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who is a gastroenterologist, has a different take. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is urging his colleagues to keep maternity benefits in all health care plans. You know, Im a doctor, and I know that might be med school. So, do you want a coverage that…


Rand Paul Just Compared Nationalized Health Care To ‘The Gulag’

June 28, 2017

Paul said buying insurance as an individual was expensive, but suggested allowing individuals to join group policies to get a way out of that individual conundrum.A big group he said, had the leverage to demand more complete coverage at lower prices. Socialisms not a good idea, Paul responded. Socialisms an utter failure. But you did just make a great argument for nationalized health care, Burnett said. You said the bigger…


Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill

June 27, 2017

(CNN)As lawmakers push to get a health care bill through the Senate, one New Jersey mom is speaking out. On Friday, she tweeted her son’s latest hospital bill and it went viral. “It seems fitting that, with the #TrumpCare debate raging, I got this bill in the mail today from Ethan’s most recent open heart surgery,” she wrote Chandra also added up what their bill would have been without insurance:…


Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview…


In Georgia, close isn’t nearly good enough for Democrats

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Winning isn’t everything in politics. It’s the only thing. Both candidates’ messages were entirely nationalized as well. Ossoff sought to cast Handel, who had served as secretary of state in Georgia and run unsuccessfully for governor and Senate in recent years, as a tool of Trump. Handel similarly sought to link Ossoff to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Although Ossoff was heavily funded by liberal donors outside…


YouTube went offline worldwide, and internet had no chill

June 17, 2017

Image: Getty Images UPDATE: June 16, 2017, 10:16 a.m. EDT YouTube is back up, and life is ALL GOOD again. Carry on! The original story follows below. The world’s largest online video platform is not loading… and ahhhh… what the heck are we gonna do? YouTube went down on Friday morning and sent the internet into a tizzy. Instead of seeing the familiar YouTube home page, users were greeted with…


Uber board member resigns after making ridiculous, sexist joke

June 15, 2017

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Update, Tuesday June 13, 6:30 pm PST: An Uber board member who made a misogynistic remark in a meeting to address the company’s systemic sexual harassment resigned late Tuesday, an Uber spokesperson confirmed. David Bonderman reportedly caused a stunned silence at an all-hands meeting earlier in the day when he joked that a company board with more than one woman means “it’s more likely that there will…


Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda lands own Radio 4 show – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Daliso has previously co-created and starred in Radio 4’s drama When the Laughter Stops in 2014 and he also appeared on The Now Show earlier this year. The comedian has lived all over the world with his refugee-turned-diplomat father, and now frequently performs in both Africa and the UK. Last month, he finished in third place in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, behind pianist Tokio Myers and eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson….


EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. The inspector generals move comes in response to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on…


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the…