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June 26: Healthcare, Election Interference & India

by Countable | 6.26.17

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MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

Good morning, CountaFriends!

Today is likely to be a busy day of behind-closed-doors politicking and media speculation as we sprint ever closer to the expected vote on the Senate Republican healthcare bill Thursday.

Following an extended piece by the Washington Post last week outlining all the previous administration knew and didn’t, did and didn’t, about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election they’ll be the usual plethora of finger pointing today. What there won’t be, even from President Trump (hopefully) are any denials that it actually happened.

And Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is not retiring, according to folks who attended a gathering with him this weekend. Don’t let anybody waste your time saying otherwise.

The President: IN WASHINGTON

  • President Trump will lunch at the White House with Vice President Mike Pence and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley

  • This afternoon President Trump will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for a meeting and the issuing of joint statements.

  • This evening the president and First Lady will have dinner with Prime Minister Modi.

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

  • Voting on four suspension bills, including making it easier for veterans to get commercial driver’s licenses, having FEMA provide technical assistance to communities eligible for disaster assistance, and reorganizing the Coast Guard's administration.

The Senate: IN SESSION

  • Considering the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

What to Watch

  • Joint Statements with President Trump and Prime Minister Modi will air at 5:15 PM EDT. Watch it here.

  • Supposedly CSpan will air a press briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer at 1:30 PM EDT. That should mean cameras AND audio, which is increasingly rare. Watch it here.

Be skeptical, CountaBuddies! It’s the only route to sanity in Washington.

"The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation." — James Freeman Clarke

— Asha Sanaker

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  • Nancy
    06/26/2017
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    This is a tax cut bill not a health care bill. Offensive! We are watching the votes!

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  • Gary
    06/26/2017
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    The Healthcare bill is a death notice for many people and an unforgivable tax break for the rich. How can anyone with a conscience or religious upbringing support such an atrocity?

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  • Tim
    06/26/2017
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    No on Trumpcare

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  • Djramos
    06/26/2017
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    All I see here is the GOP and the tRump trying to free up money for tax cuts for the rich. Hey GOP, we are watching.

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  • KYvoter
    06/26/2017
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    I'm so glad we have one Senator with common sense and will not vote for this travesty of a Healthcare bill (Rand Paul.) People need healthcare and I'm sorry but Medicare and Medicaid are needed for so many. We need to work on ways to restructure but not take away. We need more jobs with affordable insurance or make companies with thousands of part employees to cover insurance for them! You can make this right and make employers cover their employees!

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  • Michele
    06/26/2017
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    I HOPE that the Senate will be the adults in the room and slow down this Healthcare bill process! Just because Trump/Bannon want to check it off the white board....it doesn't mean Confreas should shove this sausage through the grinder at break neck speed! Insanity begets insanity! WHO is going to be the ADULT?!!!

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  • OlderNWiser
    06/26/2017
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    The health lack of care bill being proposed by Republicans is an assault on the poor and middle class to give even more money to the wealthy. Nothing about this makes sense unless you believe those without wealth should die. What Republican will speak for us? No person or party is perfect but I trust Senators Harris and Feinstein to protect us from this classist assault.

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  • M
    06/26/2017
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    Do not support the Health care bill as is, giving huge tax cuts to wealthy while cutting services for the most vulnerable Americans, the elderly, the chronically ill, women and children. The bill is in reality a "Republicans Don't Care About Your Health Care" bill and Americans are going to suffer and die because of it. This will kill far more people than any foreign terrorist!

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  • Bee.Charmer
    06/26/2017
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    This is senseless and needs to be stopped along with the illegitimate administration. This group is trying to hurt Americans not help them. They are acting as a foreign country and being guided by russian agents. All bills and acts of this fake administration need to be stopped until they are removed from office. The vote was hacked. Every vote needs to count and the electoral college is archaic and need to be tossed with this whole hacked election. Fix ACA and toss everything trump has touched since he is not our legitimate president

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  • Claude
    06/27/2017
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    Get serious for the people or get out. Suspend your Healthcare until you get something for the people. Stop being self serving.

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  • Henry
    07/01/2017
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    Urge the NJ State Secretary not to comply with the request to supply voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

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  • Henry
    07/01/2017
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    I have yet to hear from any Senators or Congress members any justification for shifting 40 Billion dollars from Medicaid to tax cuts that will primarily benefit the wealthy. What is the logic? I think the American people deserve an explanation. Please reply with an explanation.

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  • Isabel
    06/27/2017
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    Obama told the American ppl & told the senate & Congress. Obama threw out all Russian ambassadors, closed their mansion in upper NY, & put sanctions. While Obama was doing this McConnell & other Republicans didn't think this was important. In fact many believe it's a witch hunt. Trump himself hosted Russians at the request of Putin bragged how he fired Comey a "nut job" & gave secrets to Russians about israel. Including telling the Turkey president where are nucleus submarines are situated. Trump has never supported the idea that 17 of our intelligence agencies that Russia did in FACT interred in our elections & hit 31 states. Who do we believe Obama who is the most ethical president ever or trump who lies all the time including that Obama wasn't a us citizen

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  • Claude
    06/27/2017
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    Forget about Draining! Trump is adding more critters to the Swamp! There's money to be made! Mo money Mo money!

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  • Joan
    06/27/2017
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    What kind of person takes healthcare away from people who need it? And how can you defend targeting poor women in particular?

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