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McCain a "NO" on Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal/replace bill

“As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority.

“I would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered by my friends Senators Graham and Cassidy were it the product of extensive hearings, debate and amendment. But that has not been the case. Instead, the specter of September 30th budget reconciliation deadline has hung over this entire process.

“We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009. If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do. The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach.

“Senators Alexander and Murray have been negotiating in good faith to fix some of the problems with Obamacare. But I fear that the prospect of one last attempt at a strictly Republican bill has left the impression that their efforts cannot succeed. I hope they will resume their work should this last attempt at a partisan solution fail.

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.

“I take no pleasure in announcing my opposition. Far from it. The bill’s authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country. So am I.

“I hope that in the months ahead, we can join with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to arrive at a compromise solution that is acceptable to most of us, and serves the interests of Americans as best we can.”
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Anyone else seem to have less speaker volume on an iPad w/ iOS 11?

I have an iPad Air 2 and every night I listen to a loop of ambient noise on full volume. It isn't that loud of a recording but since 11 it seems quieter.

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Forcing tech companies to remove "terrorist" posts within 2 hours would have serious negative side effects

Trolls could "report" your posts as "terror" related and the companies would have to remove them until they get around to checking them out. People would be abusing this like crazy, nuking the feeds of persons they dislike or with whom they disagree with false reports.

That's just the first concern that comes to mind.

The next one is what is a "terror related" post exactly?

What is "hate speech" exactly?

And on and on...
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Wow, he must have really pissed off someone in the control room

(It's actually not that bad as leaked rants go. This has nothing on O'Reilly.)
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This is awesome. A text only "lite" version of CNN. Nice to see someone looking out for us Sprint users!

http://lite.cnn.io/en
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Wow, you really can buy anything on Amazon
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The environmentalists have won. I'm cutting up my six-pack holder before tossing it into the Pacific
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I'm doing about 60 and this thing lands on my neck. Not cool. There's one less wasp in Warren County.
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Good ad
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Here is a live stream of tonight's Ben Shapiro speech at Berkeley and the police/protesters

Starts at 7pm PDT/10pm EDT.

Live Updates: http://www.dailywire.com/news/21098/live-berkeley-all-updates-shapiro-hits-campus-daily-wire

Background: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-free-speech-in-spotlight-over-super-tight-12196062.php

Alternative Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elqhp99Fz0I
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