Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Phil Is Out

NY Times: Phil Jackson Is Out as President of New York Knicks By SCOTT CACCIOLA

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Mai Thu

Lawrence O'Donnell - George Will, GOP Asked To Walk The Plank With Health Care Bill

Rachel Maddow - Manafort Files Retroactively As Foreign Agent

Down Down Down

  I like the Palmer Report mostly because the headlines themselves are so compelling. However, read it with a grain of salt and remain skeptical, but do enjoy the headline. This one is perhaps the most appealing yet.

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump is going down for Russian money laundering, and now there’s nothing he can do to stop it

Gianforte

Guardian UK: Greg Gianforte got over $116,000 in donations after assaulting Guardian reporter - Filing shows congressman’s campaign saw surge in donations after attack - Twenty-five donations consisted of the maximum amount allowed

The Big Thirteen

Guardian UK: Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women? Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health

McConnell

NY Times: McConnell’s Reputation as a Master Tactician Takes a Hit By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
...when he assembled a group of senators to cobble together a health care bill last month, he seemed to go out of his way to exclude some of the most knowledgeable members and moderate voices on health care...

Manafort

NY Times: Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MIKE McINTIRE and BARRY MEIER
...his (Manafort's) consulting firm had received more than $17 million over two years from a Ukrainian political party with links to the Kremlin.

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. It is 66 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley, the forecast predicts a mostly sunny day with temperatures in the 70s this afternoon. We like the 70s, that is the temperature that really does the trick. The longer range forecast predicts warmer temperatures in the 80s as we head into July and there's lots of rain coming too.

  At 9:10 a.m. ET DOW futures are +33 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

  Flipping through the headlines we see that Sarah Palin is suing the NY Times. Sarah must be starving for attention, poor dear.

CNN: Ransomware attack; Trump setback; Stress tests by Ivana Kottasová

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

'Outra Vez'

Bola Sete and The Vince Guaraldi Trio

Delayed

NY Times: Vote Delayed as Republicans Struggle to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and THOMAS KAPLAN
...Mr. McConnell decided he would delay consideration until after the Senate’s weeklong July 4 recess.

Seth Meyers - Senate Trumpcare Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured

Progressive

Salon: Elizabeth Warren: It’s time for Democrats to run on single-payer health care - Elizabeth Warren suggests that the Democratic Party adopt the progressive agenda, including single payer by Taylor Link

The Onion - Secretary Of Interior Announces $400 Million Initiative To Preserve Self For Future Generations To Enjoy

The Onion: Secretary Of Interior Announces $400 Million Initiative To Preserve Self For Future Generations To Enjoy

Light

Science Daily: One billion suns: World's brightest laser sparks new behavior in light
summary - Using the brightest light ever produced on Earth, physicists have changed the way light behaves.

Trump Supporter Moans The Loss Of Obamacare

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Mai Thu

Rachel Maddow - New Details Make Kushner Meeting With Russian Bank Even Weirder

Morning Joe - Rural Health Care Would Be Savaged By This Bill

Defense

Talking Points Memo: Reports: Kushner Adds Defense Lawyer To His Team For Federal Russia Probe

Bombshell

The Palmer Report: James Comey’s friend hints at impending bombshell in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal

From The Right

Guardian UK: Republican healthcare bill: view from West Virginia Trump country
“I know it’s risky, at my age (58)”, not to have health insurance, he said, but his premiums tripled to about $1,200 per month when the ACA went into effect. Rather than pay for health insurance, he opted to sign his family up for a Christian medical-debt-sharing ministry.

Jay Walking

Guardian UK: Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show - Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family

C.B.O. Takeaways

NY Times: The C.B.O. Did the Math. These Are the Key Takeaways From the Senate Health Care Bill.
Even though average premiums would decrease, the amount that many Americans spend on health care over all would increase as deductibles rise and plans cover fewer benefits in many states.

22 Million

NY Times: Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
“It’s worse to pass a bad bill than pass no bill,” Mr. Paul told reporters.

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is cloudy and 61 degrees here in the Upper Hudson Valley, the forecast predicts a rainy day with temperatures in the 70s this afternoon. The long range forecast has rain all week and weekend except for Wednesday. It is very lush in this part of the country.

  At 9:10 a.n. ET DOW futures are -11 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open slightly lower.

  The monstrous Trump no care health bill remains a focus of attention. This mess will kick 22 million off their insurance. Meanwhile it may very well get steam rolled into American society. What a mess.

CNN: Google fine; Central bankers speak; Brazil's crisis by Ivana Kottasová