“Jimmy Kimmel Makes Another Emotional Plea For Children’s Health Care” Reply


HUFFINGTON POST

“Jimmy Kimmel has issued another emotional plea for viewers to get involved in protecting affordable access to health care.

While holding his 7-month-old son Billy, who underwent a second heart surgery last week after being born with congenital heart disease, the late-night host discussed the Children’s Health Insurance Program(CHIP) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night. The program is in jeopardy because Congress failed to secure funding in October. According to the Washington Post, CHIP provides low-cost health care to 9 million children across the country.” MORE

“McConnell: ‘There’s not going to be a government shutdown’ Reply


POLITICO

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he was confident there wouldn’t be a government shutdown when funding runs out at the end of the week.

“There’s not going to be a government shutdown,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked whether the Republican-controlled Congress could keep the government running. “It’s just not going to happen.” MORE

“Black lawmakers wonder why Conyers has to go — but not Franken” Reply


POLITICO

“Black lawmakers are hearing growing calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign and wondering why Sen. Al Franken isn’t getting the same treatment.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been privately airing concerns about a double standard within Democrats’ ranks since sexual harassment allegations against Conyers, the longest-serving House member and a founder of the CBC, first surfaced last week. Their concerns were thrust into the open Thursday when Conyers’ lawyer hinted that Conyers was being treated differently than Franken because of race.” MORE

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“Save Your Prayers, Republicans: It’s Time To Actually Do Something About America’s Gun Problem”


POLITICUS USA

People wait in a medical staging area on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

“Congress takes away insurance from 9 million kids”


SALON

“Lawmakers allowed a program know as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provided low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, expire over the weekend. Congress missed a Sept. 30 deadline to extend the Clinton-era initiative.

While some states will still have funding through 2018, states such as Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. are at risk of running out of CHIP money by the end of December, the New York Daily News reported.

CHIP cost the federal government $13.6 billion in 2016 and provided varying benefits in each state. Such benefits include routine checkups, doctor visits, prescriptions and other services.” MORE

“Lawrence: GOP should have zero confidence in Trump tax push”


MSNBC

President Trump unveiled the Republican tax plan, but immediately went off-script during his speech to share the dirty little secret of so-called tax reform when he told the crowd it was all about “massive tax cuts.”