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The Daily Countable: Healthcare and IQ and Fights — Oh My!

by Countable | 10.10.17

What's new and in the news for this Tuesday, October 10, 2017? Let's have a look!

Today's Stories

Mudslinging Matters

A feud's afoot between President Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). While jabs and jibes are nothing new for politics, this particular fight has escalated quickly. Take a look at why this matters and what it means at this link.

Upending Obamacare

President Trump reportedly plans to harness "the power of the pen" in an executive order to make significant changes to Obamacare. See the tweet, get some perspective, and share your own thoughts right here.

Are You Smarter Than A President?

President Trump has a long-standing fascination with IQ tests, according to a roundup of his public comments compiled by the Washington Post. So in the interest of increasing public knowledge, we bring you Fact Tuesday: IQ Tests.

Your Gov at a Glance

The White House: Trump in Washington

  • Meets with Dr. Henry Kissinger
  • Lunches with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis
  • Welcomes the Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Stanley Cup champions, to the White House.

The House of Representatives: In Session

The Senate: Out – will return Monday, October 16.

Keep in touch, Countable folk. We have many exciting developments to report — so stay tuned.

— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

Keep in touch with Countable and Andrea via Twitter.

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  • Truly
    10/11/2017
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    I assumed that calling him 45 was referring to his IQ.

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  • NoHedges
    10/10/2017
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    If Trump and his puppeteers only had a brain AND a heart we might not be in this mess ❗️A little integrity and humanity wouldn't hurt either. If Trump is intelligent, he sure doesn't use it for the good of the American people.

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  • Joel
    10/11/2017
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    Trump’s Twitter comments sure don’t suggest a high IQ. When’s the last time anyone ever heard or read Stephen Hawking brag about his IQ?

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  • IamAdlr
    10/10/2017
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    45 qualifies most things by size and/or number “bigly”, “largest crowds ever”, “highest IQ”, “little rocket man” etc... it seems he’s incapable of more complex thoughts. This is why he has had “little” legislative success even though his party has the numbers. This is a good thing for those of us who don’t want walls, mass deportation and no healthcare. With that said, if he starts a nuclear war because he’s too “small” minded to understand that behavior like his is unacceptable in the eye of nations that we have to work with, then we’re all stuck with a “big” problem. It is my wish that this president redirect his BS to the Republican Party only and leave the work of diplomacy to the “big” boys.

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  • Vanessa
    10/11/2017
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    Anyone with intelligence knows up ending Obama Care is a last ditch effort to try and save a dwindling base. (Only a MORON would continue to try and bullshit that base with daily bouts of chaos..)

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  • Jeremy
    10/10/2017
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    If Obama had a brain or heart we wouldn’t be in this mess

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  • Azrael
    10/11/2017
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    Stop the infantile and juvenile bull💩 Get to work Is there at least one adult left in Washington to lead ?

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  • Laura
    10/11/2017
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    These are just distractions! Perhaps, the POTUS is feeling the heat from the Mueller investigation and who is being summoned for questioning.

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  • Michael777
    10/11/2017
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    If someone has to repeatedly say that they have a high IQ, then they likely do not have a high IQ.

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  • William
    10/10/2017
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    I believe trump can’t even spell I. Q.!!

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  • S
    10/11/2017
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    The more Trump blathers on, the more moronic he appears. There doesn’t have to be an IQ test given. He is a moron and Tillerson is light years ahead of him. There is an old saying “It is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool than open it and remove all doubt.”

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  • Christine
    10/11/2017
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    BOYCOTT facebook & twitter.

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  • Sandra
    10/11/2017
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    Let's see...the "president" called it "Two Corinthians"...thought Frederick Douglas was still alive...seemed REALLY surpised that Puerto Rico was "an island in the middle of an ocean...a really BIG ocean"...I wish he would take an IQ test...the results would be hysterical....S. Daenzer

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  • Marc
    10/11/2017
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    These are distractions, real shit is happening and people will die!!!

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  • Judith
    10/11/2017
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    The Republican Party is responsible for this moron, they own him and his disaster of an “administration”, and they are complicit in his denigration of the Office of the Presidency which is now, sadly, a joke. They are abdicating their responsibility as a co-equal branch of the government. No American should be fearing nuclear war, but we are because these pathetic Republicans running Congress refuse to step up and do their jobs! It is Congress’ responsibility to declare acts of war, not the President’s. It is Congress’ duty to provide checks and balances and they are failing miserably! Every last one of these grifters needs to be removed from office and removed from the lifetime benefits associated with being a member of Congress because they are not earning those benefits. Shame on every last one of them allowing this farce of an “administration” to continue! This is our country, not a freakin’ reality show!

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  • VSB
    10/11/2017
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    Sabotaging the ACA does not benefit the working American. I have worked in health care and offering up health plans that cover catastrophic care will lead to unpaid emergency room visits because people don't understand the true cost of preventative care and that will ultimately cost all of us more. By the way offering health care across state lines doesn't make it affordable because providers still have to join the plan's network. Why are they going to do that when there aren't enough providers as it is and they have full panels. This is just a sales pitch for the uninformed or ill informed and uneducated.

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  • Claude
    10/11/2017
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    How do we know when Trump is making a joke or just fabricating a “fact”? When his lips are moving. Republican congressman need to hold him to what he says

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  • Ticktock
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    IQ test are a projection of potential not a prediction of success. Many of the greatest inventors in history weren’t geniuses but had a greater capacity to use what they possessed. Likewise many geniuses never succeed for one reason or another or are very successful in one field but are a disaster in another. We see the later in President Trump. Yes, he does have the ability to serve himself and make himself richer but he’s a disaster as a President.

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  • RadicalModerate
    10/12/2017
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    Baba Vanga was right when she said Obama would be the last acting potus

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  • Loretta
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    I’ve often wondered about this ! Up to this point it’s been a non-issue, but leave it to mr. t. To make an issue. In general when he calls others names, or calls others out it really is about him. He is the guilty party! Think... Hillary and her emails/Donald Jr, Ivanka,Jarod, and others in the White House using private servers, drain the swamp/he fills the swamp,taking a knee is disrespectful to the flag/defending Nazis carrying theirs is not!calling Hillary crooked/he won’t release his Tax returns or let go of his business interests. He challenges the intelligence of others. I for one would love to see his grades, especially in US History. Go ahead take the Mensa test

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