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U.S. Congressional Talks Yield Deal To Fund Government Through September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunday.

The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013.

 The Washington Post reported that Congress was expected to vote early this week on the agreement that is expected to include increases for defense spending and border security.

The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown last Friday by voting for a stop-gap spending bill that gave lawmakers another week to work out federal spending over the final five months of the fiscal year.

Congress was tied up for months trying to work out $ 1 trillion in spending priorities for the current fiscal year. Lawmakers were supposed to have taken care of the fiscal 2017 appropriations bills by last Oct. 1.

Democrats backed Friday’s stop-gap bill a day after House Republican leaders again put off a vote on major healthcare legislation sought by Trump and opposed by Democrats to dismantle the 2010 Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, after Republican moderates balked at provisions added to entice hard-line conservatives.

Trump earlier bowed to Democratic demands that the spending legislation for the rest of the fiscal year not include money to start building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border he said is needed to fight illegal immigration and stop drug smugglers.

The Trump administration also agreed to continue funding for a major component of Obamacare despite Republican vows to end the program.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Tito Jackson’s Son Says A Relative Molested Him During Childhood

Taryll Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew, appeared on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” over the weekend to help repair his troubled relationship with his girlfriend, Breana. The two believed that Michael’s death and the murder of Taryll’s mother are what started their breakdown, but a conversation with Iyanla revealed that the real trouble began much earlier.

In a sit-down with Taryll, Iyanla tried to understand why Taryll was “punishing” himself by staying in a broken relationship. That’s when the father of two made a big reveal about his own childhood: He was sexually violated at a young age by a male family member.

“I want to be clear,” said Taryll, who is Tito’s son. “It was a relative, but it wasn’t any of my father’s brothers.”

Taryll revealing this sexual abuse, Iyanla said, was a huge step in his journey toward healing himself and his relationship. However, Taryll also harbored massive guilt that was standing in the way of his healing. That guilt was tied to two more family tragedies: the murder of Tarryl’s mother and the death of his uncle.

Speaking about Michael, Taryll tearfully explained why he struggled so much with the loss. “I don’t feel I was there … as much as he’s been there for me,” Taryll said. “I feel bad that he felt he couldn’t reach out to me.” 

Taryll also felt intense guilt over his mother’s murder. She was killed by her boyfriend, who Taryll says he had a “horrible feeling” about. However, Taryll kept his distaste to himself.

“He beat her up, because he wanted money,” Taryll said of his mother’s partner. “He wanted my mom to ask my uncle [for money], and she wouldn’t do it.”

This unprocessed pain and loss coupled with the pressures of being a Jackson is what Iyanla says has driven a wedge between Taryll and his girlfriend. But Taryll’s openness gave Iyanla hope for the couple, who later reported that they remain together today and continue to use what they learned to keep working on their relationship.

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Summing Up Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In A Trump-Like Tweet

WASHINGTON ― Given President Donald Trump’s incessant Twitter usage, HuffPost asked guests at comedian Samantha Bee’s “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” on Saturday to sum up the president’s first 100 days in a Trump-style tweet.

“You have to tweet from the toilet, obviously,” Bee said. “Whatever it is, it feels like it came from someone sitting on the toilet and shrieking an idea to an assistant nearby.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper theorized about Trump’s preferred tweet formula before thinking about his answer.

“Declarative statement. Declarative statement. Adjective,” he said.

Actress and comedian Retta, star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” put it simply: “Hot. Mess.”

Watch everyone’s responses in the video above.

Video by Will Tooke, Mike Caravella, and JM Rieger.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.

The researchers found that self-control and energy are not only intricately linked but also finite, daily resources that tire much like a muscle. Even though we don’t always realize it, as the day goes on, we have increased difficulty exerting self-control and focusing on our work. As self-control wears out, we feel tired and find tasks to be more difficult and our mood sours.

This exhaustion of self-control kills your productivity, and it makes the morning hours, when self-control is highest, the most important hours of the day.

But the trick isn’t just to spend your morning hours working; it’s to do the right things in the morning that will make your energy and self-control last as long as possible.

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

The Nottingham research has led me to uncover ways we can break bad habits in the morning and maximize our energy and self-control throughout the day.

Whether you naturally wake up feeling alert and productive or wake up with the brainpower of a zombie, these tips will help you transform your morning routine and set a positive tone that lasts the entire day.

1. Start with exercise. Researchers at the University of Bristol found that people who exercise during the workday have more energy and a more positive outlook, which are both critical to getting things done. Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a neurotransmitter that makes your brain feel soothed and keeps you in control of your impulses. Exercising first thing in the morning ensures that you’ll have the time for it, and it improves your self-control and energy levels all day long.

2. But drink some lemon water first. Drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes your energy levels physically and mentally. Lemon water gives you steady, natural energy that lasts the length of the day by improving nutrient absorption in your stomach. You need to drink it first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) to ensure full absorption. You should also wait 15–30 minutes after drinking it before eating (perfect time to squeeze in some exercise). Lemons are packed with nutrients; they’re chock full of potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants. If you’re under 150 pounds, drink the juice of half a lemon (a full lemon if you’re over 150 pounds). Don’t drink the juice without water because it’s hard on your teeth.

3. No screen time until breakfast. When you dive straight into e-mails, texts, and Facebook, you lose focus and your morning succumbs to the wants and needs of other people. It’s much healthier to take those precious first moments of the day to do something relaxing that sets a calm, positive tone for your day. Jumping right into electronics has the opposite effect—it’s a frantic way to start your day. Exercising, meditating, or even watching the birds out the window are all great ways to start the day.

4. Eat a real breakfast. Eating anything at all for breakfast puts you ahead of a lot of people. People who eat breakfast are less likely to be obese, they have more stable blood-sugar levels, and they tend to be less hungry over the course of the day. And these are just the statistics for people who eat any breakfast. When you eat a healthy breakfast, the doors to a productive day swing wide open. A healthy breakfast gives you energy, improves your short-term memory, and helps you to concentrate more intensely and for longer periods.

5. Set goals for the day. Research shows that having concrete goals is correlated with huge increases in confidence and feelings of control. Setting goals specific to the day puts everything into motion. Narrow your goals down to a few achievable ones that can easily be broken down into steps. Vague goals such as “I want to finish writing my article” are counter-productive because they fail to include the “how” of things. The same goal re-phrased in a more functional way would read something like this: “I am going to finish my article by writing each of the three sections, spending no more than an hour on each section.” Now, you have more than simply something you want to achieve—you have a way to achieve it.

Getting your morning started off right at home is important, but it’s only half the battle. If you fail to maintain that tone once you set foot in the office, your morning can lose momentum quickly. Here’s how you can maintain a productive tone once you hit the office:

1. First, clean your workspace. Even though it’s a pain to clean right when you get into work, it makes a big difference to your ability to concentrate. A Princeton University study found that people who worked in a clean workspace out-performed those who worked in a cluttered one because clutter pulls your attention away from your work. In fact, the effects of clutter on concentration are not all that different from the effects of multi-tasking.

2. No e-mail until you’ve eaten three frogs. “Eating a frog” is the greatest antidote to procrastination, and the most productive people know the importance of biting into this delicacy first thing in the morning. In other words, spend your morning on something that requires a high level of concentration that you don’t want to do, and you’ll get it done in short order. Make a habit of eating three frogs before you check your e-mail because e-mail is a major distraction that enables procrastination and wastes precious mental energy.

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain 

3. Keep morning meetings on schedule. Meetings are the biggest time waster there is, and they can ruin an otherwise productive morning. People who use their mornings effectively know that a meeting will drag on forever if they let it, so they inform everyone at the onset that they’ll stick to the intended schedule. This sets a limit that motivates everyone to be more focused and efficient. Keep your morning meetings on time, and your entire day will stay on track.

4. Don’t multitask. Multi-tasking in the morning—when you have lots to do, tons of energy, and it feels like you can do two or three things at once—is tempting, but it sets your whole day back. Research conducted at Stanford University confirmed that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

But what if some people have a special gift for multitasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers (those who multitask a lot and feel that it boosts their performance) were actually worse at multitasking than those who like to do a single thing at a time. The frequent multitaskers performed worse because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information, and they were slower at switching from one task to another. Ouch!

Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus adequately on one thing at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.

5. Finally, say no. No is a powerful word that will protect your precious mornings. When it’s time to say no, avoid phrases such as “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them while your mind is fresh. Research conducted at the University of California Berkeley showed that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Learn to use no, and it will lift your mood as well as your productivity.

Bringing It All Together

The right morning routine can make your day, every day. The trick is to be intentional about your mornings, understanding that a.m. hours are precious and should be handled with care.

What do you do in the morning to start your day off right? Please share your thoughts in the comments section, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

Want to learn more from me? Check out my book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

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Twitter Explodes Over Trump’s Surprise At The Demands Of Being President

After Donald Trump confessed to Reuters that he thought being president would be “easier” than it is, Twitter blew up with aghast responses from voters, people in politics and at least one former head of state, who pleaded with the president to please quit the White House and just stick to the golf links.

Trump’s remarks in an interview published Friday (”This is more work than in my previous life; I thought it would be easier”) drew a storm of comments expressing astonishment and derision, mostly delivered in the snarkiest way possible.

The comments were similar to Trump’s astonishing remark in February, when he observed: “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) laughed at first when asked about that comment but then got serious: ”Yeah, we got a clue. When you provide health care in a nation of 320 million people, yeah, it is very, very complicated.”

If anything, Trump’s latest comments were even more rattling, drawing a stunned response from former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada and a zinger from commentator Keith Olbermann.

Oxford political researcher Brian Klaas weighed in with shock, and Democratic political operative David Axelrod wondered at the reality of it.

A particularly relentless rat-a-tat-tat rant came from someone with major chops in the Republican Party, David Frum, George W. Bush’s speechwriter, who wrote no less than 14 tweets attacking the president’s comments. 

And the Twitter field was littered with those who just tried to make some sense of it all.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

This New ‘Compromise’ On Repeal Still Won’t Protect States That Like Obamacare

There’s a new argument circulating on Capitol Hill, as conservative House Republicans try to win over more moderate colleagues who oppose the GOP’s bill to repeal Obamacare.

It goes like this: Thanks to an amendment to the American Health Care Act introduced this past week, states would ultimately have discretion over whether to keep two of the Affordable Care Act’s most popular and important provisions: a prohibition on charging higher premiums to people based on health status and a requirement that all plans cover an “essential” set of benefits.

Conservatives argue that these provisions make insurance premiums more expensive. Moderates worry that without these requirements, people with pre-existing conditions would lose access to comprehensive coverage.

Under the amendment, the two requirements would technically remain in place, but states could seek permission from the federal government to waive them.

The measure was formally introduced by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who negotiated the terms with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), head of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus.

“If a governor of New Jersey wants to keep Obamacare just like it is, with the very few exceptions that were in the base bill, they can do that,” said Meadows on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday. “But a governor of another state, whether it be Texas or Nebraska or Florida, can waive out some of those things that drive up premiums. It’s the best of both worlds.”

In other words, states that like Obamacare would get to keep its best parts.

But could they really?

What’s Not Clear: Whether States Would Seek Waivers

In the old days, before Obamacare, only a small handful of states had laws prohibiting insurers from charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing medical problems. None mandated that all plans cover a set of essential benefits.

A big reason for that was a recognition that these requirements don’t work well on their own. They need generous subsidies (so lower-income people can afford coverage with reasonable benefits) and financial penalties for declining coverage (so people won’t wait until they get sick before they buy insurance). In states that introduced the requirements on their own (without the subsidies and penalties), premiums skyrocketed ― leading states like Kentucky to abandon the reforms and others like New York to end up with deeply dysfunctional insurance markets.

That experience loomed large in the minds of the Affordable Care Act’s architects. It’s why the law introduced both an individual mandate to obtain insurance and a set of subsidies that offer the most help to people who would otherwise struggle the most with insurance costs. The GOP replacement would eliminate the mandate, while shifting financial assistance away from people with low incomes or high insurance costs. And it would do that in all states, not just the ones seeking waivers.

The cumulative effect of all these changes is far from clear-cut. Chris Jacobs, a former Heritage Foundation analyst who is now CEO of Juniper Research Group, is among those experts who doubt that many states would even try for waivers from the pre-existing conditions and essential benefits requirements. But other analysts believe states would find it difficult to resist the pressure from insurers, who would fear a replay of what happened in Kentucky and New York.

If “you dramatically scale back subsidies and have no individual mandate to avoid adverse selection and keep premiums down,” said Edwin Park, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, then states would be under “immediate pressures to roll back more and more” of those protections.

What’s Clear: Millions Would Lose Coverage

More important, even states that didn’t seek waivers would be subject to the rest of the American Health Care Act’s changes ― which would be every bit as severe as they were a month ago, when support for the bill crumbled following a Congressional Budget Office estimate of its likely effects on health insurance.

It’s gotten a bit lost in the last few weeks, with all the focus on pre-existing conditions, but the most consequential part of the GOP bill is arguably the way it yanks financial aid away from people who can’t get health insurance simply because they can’t afford it on their own.

This includes the proposed change in the formula for calculating tax credits, which currently offer much more assistance to people with lower incomes, higher insurance costs or both. It also includes a massive cut to Medicaid that, according to the CBO, would reduce federal spending by $ 839 billion over 10 years ― and drive up the number of people without coverage by 14 million.

These cuts would devastate not just poor people who, without Medicaid, have no way to pay their medical bills. They would also devastate hospitals, which depend on those Medicaid dollars to finance care for the poor.

Consider how this would play out in a state like New York, where the number of uninsured residents fell by 259,000 because of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. New Yorkers might think their state officials could protect them from the worst effects of the GOP bill. But they couldn’t. The state would lose the federal support it gets for expanded Medicaid, forcing it either to come up with a lot of extra money or (more likely) to cut the program, so that many more people would end up uninsured.

Meanwhile, New Yorkers buying coverage on their own would face total annual costs ― that is, premiums plus out-of-pocket costs ― that were $ 2,708 higher on average, according to a report from the Center on American Progress. That’s because of the way the GOP bill’s changes to insurance regulations and financial assistance would interact with each other: There would be savings for some people, particularly the young and the healthy, but big new costs for others.

Earlier this week, when Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) appeared on CNN to defend his support of the GOP bill, he said, “Some aspects of this are troublesome to a few of our members ― not me, because this would not impact New York in the least.”

It wasn’t clear whether Collins was speaking specifically about the new amendment or the bill as a whole. But the idea that people in districts like his could avoid serious pain from the American Health Care Act is fanciful ― as he and his fellow Republicans will discover if it becomes law.

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Donald Trump’s Art Of The Retreat

WASHINGTON ― Just three months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s bestselling The Art of the Deal might be due for a sequel: The Humility of the Failed Bluff.

The boastful businessman who claimed that his negotiating skills were unsurpassed appears to have met his match a number of times already.

Trump went from accusing the Chinese of manipulating their currency to agreeing that they didn’t. He has not made any visible progress in forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall. He was talked out of abandoning the North American Free Trade Agreement by the leaders of Mexico and Canada. And he was unable to bully Democrats into working with him to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“He has folded like a lawn chair at the slightest hint of pressure, and he’s getting played like a violin by enemies like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un,” said Adam Jentleson, former deputy chief of staff to retired Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

In Mexico, the country Trump has vilified since the start of his campaign nearly two years ago, a senator told The New York Times that political leaders there have started to see Trump primarily as a “bluffer.”

“In front of a bluffer, you always have to maintain a firm and dignified position,” Armando Ríos Piter told the Times.

Some Trump supporters challenge that view. Michael Caputo, a western New York political consultant who worked for Trump’s primary campaign last year, said Ríos and others who underestimate Trump will be sorry.

“Bluffers win. And they win big,” Caputo said. “At the end of the poker game that the senator is speaking about, we’ll end up with more chips. The senator is going to be awful surprised and out of the game early.”

But other Trump allies, including radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, are starting to fret about Trump’s strategy. “I’m not happy to have to pass this on,” Limbaugh told his listeners earlier this week. “But it looks like, from here, right here, right now, it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $ 1 billion in the budget for his wall on the border with Mexico.”

On the campaign trail, Trump marketed himself as the ultimate closer, a tough-talking businessman who could renegotiate trade deals and international agreements to better benefit the American worker. He regularly disparaged “weak” and “stupid” leaders in Washington for failing to accomplish what someone who had actually sat at a boardroom table could easily do once in the Oval Office.

“I’ve watched the politicians. I’ve dealt with them all my life,” Trump said in 2015. “If you can’t make a good deal with a politician, then there’s something wrong with you. You’re certainly not very good.”

Nearly 100 days into his presidency, however, Trump appears to be finding the job is much tougher than he imagined. He has issued bold ultimatums in negotiations on health care, immigration and trade only to have to back down. While his predecessor once said he never bluffed on the world stage, Trump has embraced the risky tactic on both foreign and domestic fronts ― with little to show for it.

“People put in for the TV character of Donald Trump, a hyper-confident negotiator, a wheeler-dealer mogul,” said GOP strategist Rick Wilson. “The real Donald Trump is a 70-year-old man who inherited a bunch of money who’s been bankrupt four times and who basically turned into a branding company.… He’s intellectually sloppy and temperamentally unsuited for the job.”

In the health care debate, Trump has been all over the map. He first warned Republican lawmakers that he would leave the Affordable Care Act in place and move on to other priorities unless they approved a bill to repeal and replace it. The ultimatum failed to sway skeptical conservatives in the House, and lawmakers bolted town for a two-week recess without voting on the measure. He and his aides then threatened to reach out to Democrats to resuscitate his stalled agenda, but that too went out the window. This week, the administration is once again pushing for a party-line vote on an Obamacare repeal bill.

Trump’s bluster toward Democrats also fell flat. Earlier this month, he threatened to sabotage Obamacare if they didn’t agree to proposed changes regarding the law. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney announced Wednesday that the administration was considering cutting off crucial payments to health insurance companies ― a move that would be devastating for people who buy coverage on their own, rather than through employers. Later that day, less than 48 hours before a crucial government funding deadline, Trump backed down and said he would honor the payments after all

People put in for the TV character of Donald Trump, a hyper-confident negotiator, a wheeler-dealer mogul.
GOP strategist Rick Wilson

Trump didn’t fare any better on funding his proposed border wall, either. Facing likely odds of a government shutdown, the president on Tuesday backed off demands that Democrats agree to fund the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border ― the same wall he said Mexico would pay for on the campaign trail. Trump maintained that the wall remained a priority and that it would eventually get built. But it’s hard to see what more he could do to persuade Democrats to vote to fund the wall between now and the next round of budget talks in September.

That issue, because it was a promise repeated throughout his campaign, could do Trump serious damage if he doesn’t deliver, said Ari Fleischer, a press secretary to former President George W. Bush.

“I think Trump must demonstrate this year, not necessarily now, progress toward building the wall or his base will be disappointed,” Fleischer said. “He went too far in saying Mexico will pay for it, but I believe his base cares far more about it being built and a lot less about who pays.”

Trump’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement may yet bear fruit. His threat to pull the U.S. out of the agreement brought Canada and Mexico to the negotiating table this week. But it’s less clear what kind of concessions he’ll be able to wring out of them. Even Trump admitted that withdrawing from the trade pact would amount to a “shock to the system.”

“If I’m unable to make a fair deal for the United States, meaning a fair deal for our workers and our companies, I will terminate NAFTA. But we’re going to give renegotiation a good, strong shot,” he said at the White House on Thursday.

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We Know How To Curb Epidemics. Can Alzheimer’s Be Next?

I travel a lot, which means I spend much of my time in airports waiting to catch a flight. I use most of that time to work or catch up on email, but sometimes, when it’s really early in the morning or really late at night, I just sit at the gate and watch the people go by. And not too long ago I saw something that broke my heart.

It was a couple my age, maybe a few years older. They were making their way to the gate. They were ordinary-looking folks, but as I looked at them closely I noticed that something wasn’t quite right. The man seemed confused, disoriented, distressed. The woman seemed stricken, sad. She was holding his hand, leading him to a chair. He was asking her questions, softly at first and then more and more loudly. She was speaking softly, begging him to calm down. She kept telling him again and again where they were going and why. Little of it seemed to make sense to the man, though, and eventually he gave up, sat down, and closed his eyes. The woman sat down next to him. Tears were rolling down her eyes.

As a physician who has seen many similar cases, it wasn’t too hard for me to figure out what was going on. It was most likely Alzheimer’s, robbing this relatively young man of his memory, his mind, and his life. And it was taking a great toll on his wife, who was no longer just partner and spouse but caregiver as well.

According to the Alzheimer Association, an American develops the disease every 66 seconds, which means that while we have five million Alzheimer’s patients now, we may have as many as 16 million by 2050. Last year, families of patients spent an estimated 18.2 billion hours caring for their afflicted loved ones, care valued at $ 230 billion. By 2050, the toll care for Alzheimer’s patients takes on the economy may be as high as $ 1 trillion. It’s clear, then, that we’re looking at a crisis.

Can we stop this disease? Can we help that man I saw at the airport, and his family, and the millions who suffer from the same terrible disease? Recent scientific and medical history suggests that we can. When the AIDS epidemic first broke out, not that long ago, the virus was considered a death sentence. Today, the disease is a manageable condition, a breakthrough that was achieved by bringing together smart people from a wide array of disciplines and starting conversations that, we hope, will lead to innovations in research and to new and life-saving discoveries.

But before we can begin, we need to know exactly what it is we’re trying to do. What is brain health? How do we propose to study it? Let’s begin with the term itself, brain health. Because our brains and our bodies work together to keep us healthy, we cannot really talk of brain health without talking of body health and vice versa. We already know about how sleep, say, impacts our ability to learn, about how emotional pain and physical pain rely on the same exact regions in our brain, or about how our brains use prior knowledge and experiences to make future predictions. The more we study the brain, the more we learn about the factors impacting our health, and the better we can be about disease detection, intervention, and prevention.

Here, then, is our first marching order: We ought to be infinitely curious, not just about the narrow confines of our highly specialized research but about anything and everything that may give us some clue and some insight into the ways our bodies and our brains work in tandem. There’s no better way to do this than collaboration, and I’ve been very fortunate, in my own career, to enjoy some of the most wonderful partnerships I could imagine. A few years ago, for example, when working to help a young man named Ian with quadriplegia become the first person in history to regain motion in his arms, I had the pleasure of partnering with Battelle, an organization I had not previously worked with even though their headquarters are less than half a mile down the road from my office here in Columbus. Together, our teams helped Ian control his arms with his mind, using a brain implant and a neuro-sleeve that allowed his brain to bypass the damaged neural circuitry and communicate directly with his muscles. I hope that similar partnerships will be struck here this weekend.

And when I say “partnerships,” I mean it in the broadest sense possible. A few weeks ago, the popular press was giddily reporting that Elon Musk, America’s favorite billionaire inventor and the man behind the Tesla electric car and behind SpaceX, was entering the field of brain research to focus on brain-computer interaction. Similar interest is taking place by other the Silicon Valley giants and other major companies worldwide. We welcome the Silicon valley giants and what they bring to the table and we look forward to the energy, the skills, the brilliance, and the resources that Elon Musk and others will bring forward —such audacious and groundbreaking research isn’t the future but very much the present in Ohio and the Midwest, and we look forward to the innovators like Musk joining us in the heartland, and inviting private enterprise, academia, government, and the non-profit world to all come together and come to task.

The challenges that face us are greater than any one disease. They include anything from addiction to depression to the sinking understanding those of us who study it have that the human brain is struggling to process the torrent of cognitive stimuli it’s receiving anywhere from non-stop cable news to social media to a plethora of screens and smart devices. To grapple with these challenges, we need the scientific equivalent of the Avengers, a heroic team of committed scientists, each with her or his own outlook and expertise. If we work together, maybe the next time we see a person suffering from some previously incurable brain condition, we could successfully do what we’ve dedicated our lives to doing and offer them a cure and some hope.

This piece is part of a special brain health initiative curated by Dr. Ali Rezai, Director of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance. For more, visit The Huffington Post’s Brain Health page.

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Trump Wants To Open America’s Monuments To ‘Tremendously Positive Things’

WASHINGTON — It could have been an attempt to avoid public backlash, or he might not be totally clear about what his boss expects. Whatever the reason, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke downplayed the threat President Donald Trump’s executive order poses to at least two dozen national monuments.

The order, signed Wednesday, tasks the Interior Department with reviewing monument designations made under the Antiquities Act of 1906. The order applies to all federal monuments 100,000 acres or larger that were established after Jan. 1, 1996.

Let’s be clear,” Zinke said Wednesday. “This executive order does not remove any monuments. And this executive order does not weaken any environmental protections on any public lands. Under President Trump’s leadership, I’m looking forward to working with and being an advocate for local, state and tribal representation, and to review the designations and provide recommendations for action where appropriate.”

Zinke was careful not to overstate what the executive order calls for. Trump, on the other hand, made it clear at Wednesday’s signing ceremony that he’s looking for more than a simple review.

Trump, standing below a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt — Zinke’s hero and the president who signed the act into law more than a century ago — boasted that he was ending “another egregious abuse of federal power” and “putting the states back in charge” of their lands.

By using the 111-year-old law to extend federal protections to millions of acres of land and ocean for conservation, the Obama administration had eliminated the ability of people in states to decide how best to use them, Trump said. He took particular issue with President Barack Obama’s designation last year of the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. 

“The Antiquities Act does not give the federal government unlimited power to lock up millions of acres of land and water, and it’s time we ended this abusive practice,” Trump said. “I’ve spoken with many state and local leaders, a number of them here today, who care very much about preserving our land and who are gravely concerned about this massive federal land grab. It’s gotten worse and worse and worse. And now we’re going to free it up.”

Free it up for what, Trump didn’t say. But environmentalists were quick to speculate that his vision involves energy development.

Zinke and the Trump administration want to gut the power of the Antiquities Act to shore up the fossil fuel industry,” May Boeve, executive director of environmental group 350.org, said in a statement. “On top of all the attacks on our climate, now we’ll have to defend our parks and monuments from Big Oil as well.”

Trump’s implication is that the government somehow stole these lands away from the American people. The reality, however, is that these monument designations typically take years and involve numerous stakeholders. Perhaps more important, the monuments are made up of public land already managed by federal agencies and are designed to preserve and protect special, significant areas for future generations. 

In a letter Wednesday to Zinke, members of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, which co-manages the Utah monument, said the designation was “a long overdue moment in the protection of our cultural and spiritual heritage” and that any change would undermine years of effort and “disrespect our deep and enduring connections to this place.”

It is clear that a change is exactly what Trump and Utah’s Republican delegation are after. In his comments Wednesday, Trump praised Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), two vocal opponents of the monument, for their “never-ending prodding.” In December, Hatch, who had hoped to allow for some of the land to be developed, called Obama’s designation an “egregious abuse of executive power” — a phrase parroted Wednesday by Trump — and “an attack on an entire way of life.

Addressing Hatch, Trump said he was signing the order because it “is the right thing to do.” The Bears Ears designation, Trump added, was done “over the profound objections of the citizens of Utah” and “should never have happened.” 

“Tremendously positive things are going to happen on that incredible land, the likes of which there is nothing more beautiful anywhere in the world, but now tremendously positive things will happen,” he said. 

Even though Trump’s speech made it sound as if the monument reversal were a done deal, Zinke had told reporters Tuesday that such a move was “untested.” 

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The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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9 Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

You probably know that you shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages close to bedtime, or use your electronic devices when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. But even if you diligently follow those rules, there are a host of ways your bedroom ― yes, the way you set up your room decor ― could be keeping you up at night.

If you’re ready to make some design and lifestyle changes, read on for some common problems and advice on how to combat them, from the doctors and interior designers who know best. Your brain, which needs good, solid nightly sleep to keep itself functional, will surely thank you.

1. You can’t keep your bedroom free of clutter

If you have a tendency to keep stacks of mail and newspapers on the kitchen table, or to throw your clothes onto that chair at the end of the day, it may be time to focus your energy on keeping at least your bedroom free of clutter if you want to sleep better at night.

Dr. Emerson Wickwire, assistant professor of psychiatry and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he directs the insomnia program, says his sleep patients are most surprised when he says clutter could be keeping them awake. But, he explains, “Physical clutter causes mental clutter, which activates the brain and negatively impacts sleep. After all, think about it — would you pile dirty clothes or paperwork in your place of worship?”

2. Your wall color is too bright, or your wallpaper is extremely busy

Even if you keep your bedroom clean and tidy, your wall colors or decor choices could be disrupting your sleep. Wickwire says bold wall colors, such as hot pink, should be avoided in favor of more monochromatic earth tones and calming hues. Like clutter, bright colors and bold patterns excite the mind and encourage activity, rather than rest, which can keep your brain buzzing and interfere with sleep.

San Francisco-based interior designer Cynthia Spence agrees. She recommends using texture, rather than patterns and colors, to make the space more interesting.

3. There’s light coming from your phone or through your windows

Research has consistently found that blue light from devices can disturb sleep, so minimizing electronics use before bedtime is key, as is keeping your phone away from your bed. Spence notes that even if the sound is off on your phone, the light from a text or other notification can wake a light sleeper.

Wickwire explains that light from devices can disturb your sleep by preventing your body from producing melatonin, a hormone that sets the stage for sleep.

“A recent study conducted at Harvard Medical School demonstrated that using lighted e-readers delayed sleep onset by one hour, which is striking,” he says. “At minimum, turn down the brightness on your mobile device. Better yet, leave it in the kitchen overnight.”

The positioning of your light source can affect your sleep, too, says interior designer Kayla Hein of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She notes that downward-facing fixtures can be harsh on your eyes, making the transition to sleep more difficult. “When possible, choose fixtures that use upward-facing lights or have a diffuser that softens downward light,” she says.

She also recommends switching from overhead lights to soft lamps as you’re winding down for the night.

4. You need to replace your mattress

Mattresses can be expensive, and if you’re in your 20s or 30s you may still be using one from college, or one that was donated to you by a friend or roommate. A poor-quality mattress can disrupt your sleep, though, which is why Spence recommends purchasing a new one if you start to wake up feeling achy or tired, even after a full night’s rest.

Sara Abate Rezvanifar of Ambience.ca, a Canadian design firm, recommends a natural memory foam mattress that “gently contours to relieve pressure points” and says a good-quality mattress will help you to spend more time in restful deep sleep.

5. Your window treatments and carpets aren’t doing a good job of reducing sounds and light

If the sun wakes you up in the morning, or bright streetlights are preventing you from falling asleep, you may want to invest in blackout curtains or thin-slat wooden blinds. The same goes for reducing noise from external sources, such as cars or people outside.

Adds Spence, “Interlining [also known as interfacing] can add a sound baffle for external noise as well as proper fit to ensure that there are no crevices where light can creep in. Carpet can also baffle sound, although I prefer wood floors with an area rug.”

6. Your linens aren’t comfortable

You’d never guess it, but your linens might be disrupting your sleep. Liz Toombs, an interior designer with Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors, says it’s important to consider which fabrics feel best next to your skin — cotton? satin? fleece? — and choose those for your linens. You’ll be more comfortable, and sleep will come more easily.

7. Your bedroom is a haven for allergens

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know how hard it is to fall asleep when you’re sniffling and sneezing. Give yourself a helping hand by choosing hypoallergenic linens, at the very least, and working toward an allergen-free bedroom.

“Right now, I have a client with a severe allergy to dust mites, so the mattress needs to be organic, the linens need to be organic, and there cannot be a rug in the room,” Spence said.

8. Your bedroom is too warm

Whether you run hot or cold, the temperature of your bedroom can have a profound effect on your sleep.

The body needs to cool in order to sleep, so investing in a ceiling fan or air conditioning system to help create a cooler environment, especially if you live in a noisy area and can’t keep your windows open, can be beneficial. Research has found the optimal room temperature for sleep is 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

And, adds Toombs, adjusting the weight of your blankets depending on your preferred sleeping temperature can help ease you into slumber.

9. There’s too much noise inside your home

Is your bedroom in an area of your home that receives a lot of noise? There are ways to soundproof your room, or at least muffle noise, to help you get a good night’s rest.

If, for example, your bedroom is above the garage and you frequently hear the opening and closing of the mechanical door, Toombs suggests having cork laid beneath the carpet to absorb sound. And if you’re near the kitchen and like to run the dishwasher at night, invest in a machine that’s less noisy ― or better yet, run it during the day.

The tie that binds all of this advice? Creating an environment that promotes peaceful, uninterrupted sleep, preferably for at least seven hours each night.

So go ahead, build your perfect bedroom — then rest well all night.

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Canada And The U.S. Face Off As Trade War Heats Up

OTTAWA, April 25 (Reuters) – The United States and Canada faced off on Tuesday in a renewed battle over softwood lumber that threatened to spill over into multiple other sectors, though President Donald Trump said he did not fear a trade war.

Canada vowed to resist Washington’s move on Monday to impose tariffs on lumber that mostly feeds U.S. homebuilding, noting trade authorities have consistently sided with Ottawa in the long-standing dispute.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Trump on Tuesday to reject “the baseless allegations” against Canada’s industry and the “unfair decision” to impose tariffs, said a statement from Trudeau’s office.

“The Prime Minister stressed the government of Canada will vigorously defend the interests of the Canadian softwood lumber industry,” said the statement, which nevertheless added both men agreed that a negotiated settlement was important.

The heated rhetoric came amid fresh attacks from the U.S. president against Canada’s dairy industry, and just two months after the two leaders held a warm meeting where Trump said the bilateral trade relationship only needed “tweaking.”

“People don’t realize Canada’s been very rough on the United States … They’ve outsmarted our politicians for years,” Trump said during a meeting with agricultural leaders.

“We don’t want to be taken advantage of by other countries, and that’s stopping and that’s stopping fast,” he added.

Washington said Monday it will impose preliminary anti-subsidy duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, a move that affects some $ 5.66 billion worth of imports.

The affected Canadian firms are West Fraser Timber Co Ltd , Canfor Corp, Conifex Timber Inc, Western Forest Products Inc, Interfor Corp and Resolute FP Canada Ltd.

Shares in Canadian lumber companies rose as the level of the new tariffs came in at the low end of what investors were expecting. Canada’s main stock index notched a two-month high.

The two countries found themselves on a collision course over lumber ― a subject that has irritated bilateral relations for decades ― after a previous agreement had expired.

In a telephone call earlier in the day with the premiers of Canada’s 10 provinces, Trudeau said Ottawa would use litigation to press its case, a separate statement from his office said.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Canada was mulling options such as a World Trade Organization or NAFTA challenge, and would help companies and workers who lose their jobs because of the tariff.

POINTING AT NAFTA

The tensions, which follow comments by Trump about Canada’s “unfair” dairy system, sent the Canadian dollar to a 14-month low as investors braced for tense negotiations with Canada’s largest market.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday called Canada a close ally, but said that did not mean Canadians do not have to play by the rules. Ross said that while no immediate further actions were being contemplated, the disputes point to the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement sooner rather than later.

Canada’s Carr rejected any suggestion that Canada was not playing by the rules.

“Independent trade panels have repeatedly found these (U.S. lumber) claims to be baseless. We have prevailed in the past, and we will do so again,” he told a news conference.

The two countries and Mexico are preparing to renegotiate the 23-year-old NAFTA.

Canada’s share of the U.S. lumber market has ranged from 26 percent to 31.5 percent since 2006, when the countries signed an agreement, down from 34 percent, before that, said Duncan Davies of lumber producer Interfor Corp.

“For us, (U.S. tariffs are) a negative effect on our Canadian business, but the real loser in all of this is the U.S. homebuilder and U.S. consumer … That’s why we think this is such a misguided effort,” Davies said.

A U.S. homebuilder group called the ruling “shortsighted.”

Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, in China to boost sales of softwood lumber, said there had never been a better time to diversify exports.

“There is enormous potential,” he said from Beijing, citing heavy Chinese demand.

(Additional reporting by Leah Schnurr in Ottawa, Alastair Sharp and Fergal Smith in Toronto, Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Allison Lampert in Montreal and Eric Walsh in Washington; Writing by Andrea Hopkins; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Sandra Maler)

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Fired Surgeon General Leaves Behind A Mixed Record On Gun Violence

President Donald Trump’s administration relieved Vivek Murthy of his surgeon general post Friday, cutting his four-year term in half. However, it’s not Murthy’s firing but his silence on gun violence that may tarnish his legacy. 

In an April 21 Facebook post about his departure, Murthy highlighted his report on alcohol, drugs and health, as well as the millions of letters he mailed to doctors imploring them to join him in fighting the opioid crisis, as among his accomplishments. 

“While I had hoped to do more to help our nation tackle its biggest health challenges, I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have served,” Murthy wrote. “Thank you, America, for the privilege of a lifetime.”

While Murthy will be remembered for shining a light on addiction in America, the way his predecessors highlighted AIDS and smoking as public health problems, he’ll also be remembered for his views on guns, which nearly kept him from being confirmed as surgeon general.

As co-founder of Doctors for America, initially named Doctors for Obama, Murthy had been outspoken about addressing gun violence as a public health problem. (His wife, Dr. Alice Chen, whom he married in 2015, is executive director of Doctors for America and a vocal advocate for gun violence research.) 

After his 2013 nomination by President Barack Obama, Murthy quickly found himself in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association, and his confirmation took a year. Tweets like the one below from 2012 likely contributed to the impression that he would advocate for gun control. 

The NRA, in its effort to block Murthy, lobbied Senate leaders, alerting them to his views on ammunition limits, gun buyback programs and federally funded gun violence research.  

“Murthy’s record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about the likelihood he would use the office of Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against gun ownership,” the NRA wrote on its website in 2014.

Murthy’s silence creates mixed legacy on gun violence   

In December 2014, Murthy gained confirmation after promising senators he wouldn’t advocate for gun control as surgeon general. 

“I do not intend to use my office as surgeon general as a bully pulpit on gun control,” he said. 

True to his word, Murthy rarely mentioned firearms or gun violence during his time as surgeon general.

“He has been rather mum on the issue, as has everybody in his administration,” Dr. Sandro Galea, an epidemiologist and a dean at the Boston University School of Public Health, told HuffPost. 

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, sees that as a missed opportunity. 

“He was a person who was brilliant,” Rosenberg told HuffPost. “He knew about the public health approach. He knew about the cost, the consequences and prevention of gun violence. And yet he made a deal to be silent about this.

“Someone that we needed more than ever made a deal to be silent. I think that was a huge mistake.”

Why calling gun violence a public health problem is controversial 

Referring to gun violence as a public health concern, rather than solely a criminal justice issue, is controversial in Congress. In public health circles, it’s common sense.

“The statements I’ve made in the past about gun violence being a public health issue, I stand by those comments because they’re a fact,” Murthy told The Washington Post in 2015.

“They’re a fact that nearly every medical professional who’s ever cared for a patient can attest to.” 

More than 30,000 Americans die by firearms every year, according to the CDC. That puts doctors who treat gun-related injuries on the front lines of an issue that lacks comprehensive research and data.

And although suicides make up the bulk of these deaths, gun homicides are a significant problem in the United States and far outstrip the gun violence levels in other developed nations.

The NRA spent more than $ 36 million toward electing Trump and Republican Congress members during the 2016 election, more money than on any election in history, according to The Trace. Trump is scheduled to speak at the NRA’s leadership forum on April 28, making him the first president in 34 years to do so.

Trump has yet to nominate a replacement for Murthy, whose deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, is now acting surgeon general.

It’s not unprecedented for an incoming administration to appoint a surgeon general whose views line up with its own. In 1961, Dr. Leroy E. Burney stepped down to allow the Kennedy administration to nominate a surgeon general. (Burney had served a full four-year term.)    

It remains to be seen whether Murthy will address gun violence now that he’s no longer surgeon general.

“I got into some trouble for saying gun violence is a public health issue,” Murthy told Stat last year. “I was stating what I think is the obvious, and I think most people in the country understand, which is that far too many people die from gun violence. And in my book, every single death from gun violence is a tragedy because it was preventable.”

This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com

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Anderson Cooper Warns: Don’t Be ‘Desensitized’ By Trump’s ‘Fake Facts’

Don’t be desensitized. 

That’s the warning from CNN’s Anderson Cooper, noting that President Donald Trump once again implied ― incorrectly ― that he beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. 

“I don’t even know that I need to say this, he did not beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote,” Cooper said on “Anderson Cooper 360” on Monday. “She beat him by almost 2.9 million votes.”

He added:

This might seem like a minor point, sour grapes from Democrats, old news not even worth mentioning. But let’s just think for a moment how unusual it should be for a president of the United States to cavalierly and repeatedly say things that are simply not true. It isn’t something we should be desensitized to.”

Cooper listed several other unfounded claims made by Trump, including his belief that millions of votes were cast illegally, and that Trump Tower was wiretapped by President Barack Obama

“I should point out he won, election polls said he wouldn’t,” Cooper said. “It was a historic win. He doesn’t need to make up fake facts.” 

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New York State Will Cover Breast Milk Donations For Preemies From Low-Income Families

New York recently became the latest state to cover breast milk donations for babies from low-income families.

On April 9, the New York State Legislature approved the 2017-18 state budget, which includes a provision granting Medicaid coverage for donor breast milk to premature babies in the NICU. The measure received bipartisan support.

“We are putting our babies first and our legislators understand that,” executive director of the New York Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, told The Huffington Post. Bouchet-Horwitz noted that “all babies, regardless of the economic status of their parents,” deserve access to pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) when their own mothers’ milk is not available or sufficient.

Access to donor milk is particularly important for preemies because they are at a higher risk for developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), an intestinal illness that can be fatal in up to 40 percent of cases. Some studies have suggested that feeding preemies breast milk decreases their risk of developing NEC. 

“When a mother’s milk is not available, PDHM is the next best option to give these babies a fighting chance. Increased use of PDHM will prevent NEC, decrease hospital stays, prevent infections that could lead to feeding intolerance and potential lifelong intestinal problems and developmental disabilities, and most importantly, decrease mortality rates amongst these fragile infants,” state Sen. Kemp Hannon (R) explained in a press release.

The senator backed the budget provision, along with state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D) and other legislators, after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vetoed his bill authorizing this Medicaid coverage, saying the issue should be part of the state budget negotiations.

In the press release, Sen. Hannon also noted that he believes providing this coverage will save the state Medicaid dollars in the long run by helping to prevent further complications in premature babies. 

Although the women who donate their breast milk are not compensated, the New York Milk Bank requires a fee of $ 4.50 per ounce from recipients. 

“The fee covers our cost of operations: salaries, rent and utilities, lab supplies, blood tests for donors, office supplies, bottles, etc.,” Bouchet-Horwitz explained, adding that as a nonprofit, the organization places any extra earnings into a charitable fund to help families who cannot afford to pay the fee.

There is also an additional delivery fee, but a corp of volunteers ― including the famous “Milk Riders” ― work to offer same day delivery whenever possible. 

The new state budget will help cover these costs and ease a significant burden on some of the most vulnerable families in New York.

“Ensuring our most fragile infants have access to PDHM when in the NICU and the mother’s milk is not an option is the next step in promoting the lifelong benefits of breast milk,” Senator Hannon stated in his press release.  While a number of hospitals such as Crouse Hospital and Westchester Medical Center offer donor breast milk to premature babies, which can often be lifesaving, coverage continues to be an obstacle.”

By removing the cost barrier to accessibility, Bouchet-Horwitz believes this state coverage will significantly lessen this health disparity. New York joins a handful of other states ― including California, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Utah ― that already provide Medicaid coverage for donor milk.

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The First Round In The French Presidential Elections Marked A Political Earthquake

PARIS ― The wait is finally over. At the end of a historic campaign, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen decisively defeated Jean-Luc Mélenchon and François Fillon in the first round of the French presidential election.

Sunday’s results are a landmark moment in France’s recent political history. As many as four candidates stood a chance of advancing to this year’s runoff, and for the first time ever in the history of the Fifth Republic, neither the Republican Party nor the Socialist Party will have a candidate in the second round. 

Macron, the centrist candidate who formed his own party, En Marche! (which translates roughly to “Onward!”), is set to win the first round of the election with 23.8 percent of the vote, according to projections on Sunday night. It’s a remarkable accomplishment for the former economy minister who ran without support from any of the main four parties in Parliament.

“The two political parties that have governed France for years have been discarded,” Macron said on Sunday night. 

Le Pen, the head of the National Front party, will likely win 22 percent of the vote ― nearly 4 points more than she took home in the previous election. While it appears she didn’t come in first, her spot in the runoff marks a historic moment for the far-right, nationalist party. 

Fillon And The Crisis On The Right

The biggest disappointment of the night was for Fillon. The conservative Republican candidate will be eliminated in the first round with around 19-20 percent of the vote. While Fillon was the front-runner five months ago, allegations that he paid family members to work as parliamentary aides eventually meant the end of the former prime minister’s presidential aspirations.

Fillon’s defeat, combined with Macron’s victory, are likely to cause a serious crisis within the Republican Party. Fillon said on Sunday he plans to vote for Macron and urged his followers to do the same. “Extremism can can only bring unhappiness and division to France. There is no other choice than to vote against the far right,” Fillon said. 

Mélenchon, the left-wing candidate of La France Insoumise (“A France That Won’t Bow Down”) surged in the polls in the final weeks of the campaign and appears set to eventually take home 18-19 percent of the vote. Mélenchon ran a dynamic and innovative campaign, and while he didn’t manage to reach the runoff, he improved his 2012 score by 7 points. His strong personal results and the collapse of the Socialist Party may allow him to lay the groundwork for a vast citizens’ movement. 

Race To The Bottom For The Socialist Party

For Benoît Hamon, the candidate of President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party, hopes for a last-minute surprise did not pan out. A victim of the divisions within his own party and Mélenchon’s appeal, Hamon took home the worst score ever recorded by a candidate for his party in the presidential election.

There’s no doubt that Hamon’s defeat will bring more political leverage for his Socialist Party colleague, Manual Valls. Valls, a former prime minister, stunned in March by announcing his support for Macron rather than for Hamon, the candidate of his own political party.

This story first appeared on HuffPost France and was translated into English. 

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Golf Balls In Hash Browns Prompt Food Recall

McCain Foods USA is enacting a voluntary recall of two varieties of its hash browns because the potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls.

The company said the frozen hash brown products “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product,” according to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

McCain Foods did not immediately reply to The Huffington Post to explain how golf balls were harvested with potatoes.

The impacted products include Roundy’s brand 2-pound bags of frozen Southern style hash browns and Harris Teeter brand 2-pound bags of frozen Southern style hash browns.

“Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth,” the company said in a statement.

The recall affects consumers in nine states. The Roundy’s products were distributed at supermarkets in Illinois and Wisconsin. The Harris Teeter products were distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

The FDA noted that there have been no reported injuries related to the recalled hash browns.

The production code date is B170119, and can be found on the back of the products.

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Ms. Frizzle Made The March For Science Protests Magical

Scientists, professors, researchers and concerned citizens gathered by the thousands on Saturday in honor of Earth Day and in solidarity with the nationwide March for Science protests.

One pro-science celebrity, however, stood out from the crowds. Like magic, she made an appearance at several of the 600 marches that took place across the country. She probably traveled there on a big yellow bus. 

Have you met Ms. Frizzle?

More than a dozen people rallied on Saturday as the quirky redheaded science teacher from the popular TV series, “The Magic School Bus.”

Devoted protesters fashioned their best Ms. Frizzle costumes with galactic dresses, bright curly wigs and in some cases, with Lizzy the Lizard by their side. Other protesters paid homage to the elementary school teacher by depicting her as Lady Liberty.

The March for Science protest was held nationwide to show President Donald Trump that science deserves a seat at the table in the White House.

So far in 2017, the Trump administration has made moves that put science and research on the back burner ― especially when it comes to climate change. Not only did Trump once call climate change a hoax, he put Scott Pruitt, a man who doesn’t believe humans are the primary cause of climate change, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump has also slashed regulations that protect U.S. waterways from coal mining operations, rolled back standards on car pollution and even removed the word “science” from the EPA’s office of Science and Technology mission statement.

And that’s not all the damage Trump has done in the name of environmental policy. (You can find all of that here.)

It makes one wish that the real Ms. Frizzle would stop by the White House on her Magic School Bus to spark some scientific sense into the Trump administration.

Fortunately, the teacher’s substitutes were out in full force Saturday, even braving the rain in some cases to send the president a message. Like Ms. Frizzle would always say, “Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy!”

Check out some of the best “Magic School Bus” looks from the marches below.




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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

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At Science March, Flint Whistleblower Warns More Crises To Come If Trump Gets His Way

WASHINGTON — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who blew the whistle on the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, was among the thousands who converged on Washington, D.C. on Saturday to rally in support of science and against what many see as an attack on the scientific community by the Trump administration. 

In an interview with The Huffington Post at the March For Science, Hanna-Attisha warned that the direction the Trump administration is taking the country will likely come with serious consequences. 

“We right now have the perfect milieu for more Flints to come, in regard to the denial of science,” she said. “The regulations that were on the books to make Flint not happen — the lead and copper rule, public health regulations, water regulations, air regulations — those are all being threatened right now.”  

For almost two years, the residents of Flint were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead via the city’s tap water. And had it not been for Hanna-Attisha’s heroic action to side-step bureaucracy, the poisoning would have almost certainly persisted. 

The crisis in Flint, which is expected to have devastating long-term effects, has destroyed Hanna-Attisha’s trust in government. 

“You assume that when you turn on your tap that your water is OK,” she told HuffPost. “To realize that the people in government who are supposed to do their job to ensure that your water is OK weren’t doing their job, that not only shattered my trust, that shattered the trust of the entire population.” 

And with Trump now in office, the situation is “even more anxious,” she said. 

“If we couldn’t trust what we had before, how can we trust what we have now?” she said. “It is a scary time.”

Trump, who’s called climate change “bullshit” and a “hoax” and perpetuated the debunked theory that vaccines cause autism, has proposed a sweeping 31 percent cut in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of federal monies for the National Academy of Science. He’s also acted quickly to rollback a number of key Obama-era environmental protections, including the Clean Power Plan

Hanna-Attisha said the EPA’s resources were already stretched thin, and current policies have yet to catch up with science. The notion that lesser funding could somehow result in an equivalent or increased level of protection, she said, is “absolutely unreal.”

For the English-born Iraqi-American, attending Saturday’s march was a no-brainer. 

“How could I not be here?” she said. “How couldn’t anybody who breathes clean air, drinks clean water, has ever taken a medication, has ever gone to the doctor — How could anybody not be here?”

Hanna-Attisha called on young people to find something they love, take risks and do what they can to make the world a better place. And if they happen to be aspiring scientists, all the better.

“The world needs more ethical, professional, activist-oriented scientists,” she said.

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Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Saturday is Earth Day and things haven’t looked this bad for the environment in a long time, according to a former Republican congressman who helped launch the holiday. 

Pete McCloskey, who co-chaired the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, said there’s little to celebrate this year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress set out to slash budgets for environmental agencies and undermine laws that protect water, air and wildlife. 

“This will be a black day. This will be a day of mourning for what is about to happen to environmental regulations,” said McCloskey, who represented parts of the San Francisco Bay Area in Congress from 1967 to 1983. “In 1970, it was joyous as millions of people turned out against air pollution, water pollution.”

The first Earth Day is credited with galvanizing public support behind sweeping changes to how the government managed natural resources. Months later, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency. The Clean Air Act was also passed in 1970, while the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972. McCloskey co-authored the Endangered Species Act in 1973. 

These hard-fought gains are in jeopardy, McCloskey told HuffPost. The White House’s budget proposal aims to reduce the EPA’s spending by 25 percent, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s budget would shrivel by 17 percent

McCloskey pointed to a recent legal change allowing hunters to shoot hibernating bears in Alaska and worried that the Endangered Species Act would be dismantled. 

While many federal agencies would get trimmed under Trump’s budget proposal, there would be spending increases for defense, homeland security, transportation and veterans affairs. Trump often describes his push to cut back environmental protections, such as fuel efficiency standards, as a way to clear obstacles for business and create opportunities for job growth. 

“It’s a disaster and it’s going to set aside what we’ve accomplished since the first Earth Day,” said McCloskey, who registered with the Democratic Party in 2007 after becoming disillusioned with President George W. Bush’s administration.

During an Earth Day event organized by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) on Thursday, McCloskey made similar comments. In a statement, he urged voters to defeat California Republicans like Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, in next year’s elections and vote for candidates favoring conservation and climate change policies.

Thousands of scientists are planning to march on the National Mall on Saturday to protest what they see as Trump’s disregard for science and government funding for research.

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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Henrietta Lacks’ Cells May Be Responsible For The Future Of Medicine

When Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old black woman from Virginia, sought treatment for stomach pain at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, doctors discovered a fast-growing cancerous tumor on Lacks’ cervix.

Doctors harvested Lacks’ cells without her permission during surgery ― a clear ethical violation today ― in the hopes of using them for scientific research. Those same cells continued to replicate long after her death from cervical cancer, however, and they fueled some of the most noteworthy scientific advancements in modern medicine.

Now “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a movie staring television personality Oprah Winfrey, based on the 2010 book of the same name, seeks to cement Lacks’ place in medical history.

“I am a student of the African American culture … I have never, in all of my readings, in all of my stories, heard of HeLa or Henrietta Lacks,” Oprah said at press event in April. “I could not believe that. How could I have been in this town all this time and never seen one thing about her?”

For a snapshot of how influential Lacks’ cells, also called HeLa cells, have been on science, look no further than PubMed, the National Institutes of Health’s online library for medical research. Searching “HeLa” nets more than 90,000 results. Indeed, HeLa’s influence is so widespread, involved and often, interconnected, that’s it’s impossible to pinpoint its scope. 

Here’s how HeLa will influence the future of medicine:

HeLa cells will continue to benefit countless patients 

Indeed, HeLa cells have been a cornerstone of research for Andrew Adey, assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics at Oregon Health and Science University, where he does cancer research.

Because HeLa cells are extremely well documented, Adey uses them as a control for the cancer-detecting technologies his group develops.

“We use HeLa cells to calibrate and refine our technologies because we know exactly which mutations are present,” he told The Huffington Post. “Just about every single technology we work on developing, we use HeLa cells first.”

Just about every single technology we work on developing, we use HeLa cells first.
Andrew Adey, assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics

It’s not possible to quantify how many lives have been saved from research based on HeLa cells, but one measure, in combination with gains in preventative medicine, might point to the scope: Deaths from cervical cancer, the disease that took Lacks’ life, declined more than 60 percent between 1955 and 1992, according to the NIH.

HeLa cell research has also had an immense influence on health beyond cancer, contributing also to the development of the polio vaccine and helping to map the human genome.

“The number of lives saved by research that utilized HeLa is most likely in the millions,” Adey said. 

The future of biomedicine is rooted in HeLa research 

HeLa-based research laid the groundwork for what’s known as precision medicine: treatments tailored to an individual’s environment, lifestyle and genes, rather than a one-size-fits-all prescription.

Precision medicine is regarded by some oncologists as the future of cancer treatment. One example is immunotherapy, in which scientists stimulate a patient’s immune system to treat his or her cancer. The stimulation can range from drugs to vaccines to cell transfers.

The number of lives saved by research that utilized HeLa is most likely in the millions.
Andrew Adey, assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics

This type of research had been championed by former President Barack Obama, who allotted $ 215 million for a Precision Medicine Initiative in his 2016 budget.

“HeLa cells continue to be a major tool in many laboratories focused on the development of cancer drugs,” said Patricia Thompson-Carino, a pathology professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

HeLa cells have bolstered scientists’ knowledge about cancer treatment resistance and helped doctors to better match cancer drugs to patients. And although immunotherapy is multifaceted, and certainly doesn’t work for everyone, former President Jimmy Carter’s immune system-boosting melanoma treatment in 2015 is one notable success. 

Today, HeLa’s not the only immortal cell line aiding researchers, but it arguably paved the way for those lines ― and the immeasurable medical innovation ― that followed.   

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Furious South Koreans Blast ‘Ignorant’ Trump For ‘Distortion Of History’

Many in South Korea are steamed at President Donald Trump for saying their nation was once “part of China.”

Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Chinese President Xi Jinping gave him a history lesson during their meeting earlier this month, which gave him a new appreciation of the difficulties of defusing the situation in North Korea

“And, you know, you’re talking about thousands of years … and many wars,” Trump was quoted as saying April 12. “And Korea actually used to be a part of China. And after listening for 10 minutes, I realized that it’s not so easy.” 

But South Koreans say their nation was never part of China. 

Arirang News, in the video above, called Trump’s remarks “ignorant” and quoted a government official as saying the comments are “clearly not true and not even worthy of response.”

The nation’s politicians are also making it clear what they think of the American president’s comments. 

“The 50 million South Koreans, as well as many common-sensical people around the world, cannot help but feel embarrassed and shocked,” Youn Kwan-suk, spokesman of the main opposition Democratic Party, told The New York Times.

“This is clearly a distortion of history and an invasion of the Republic of Korea’s sovereignty,” Hong Joon-pyo, a conservative Liberal Korea Party candidate, said through a spokesman, according to The Hill. 

“It’s a clear fact acknowledged by the international community that, for thousands of years in history, Korea has never been part of China,” foreign ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said at a briefing, according to Korea JoongAng Daily.

The newspaper said that since Trump and Xi spoke through interpreters, it’s possible something was lost in translation. 

But if it wasn’t, there could be problems with China as well. 

“If President Xi really did make such a remark, the Korean public would react sensitively, and because it is a historical issue, the government would need to take stern action,” a diplomatic source was quoted as saying.

The Washington Post reported that a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry didn’t clarify Xi’s comments but said, “There is nothing for South Koreans to worry about.”

(h/t Bloomberg)

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Scientists Launch Global Quest To Track Down Long-Lost Species

WASHINGTON — The race is on to rediscover a list of 25 species that collectively have not been seen in more than 1,500 years. 

There’s the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo, last spotted in 1928 in Indonesia; the pink-headed duck, missing since 1949; and the bullneck seahorse, a species native to Australia never before seen in the wild. 

This week, Texas-based Global Wildlife Conservation launched “The Search for Lost Species,” described as the “largest-ever global quest to find and protect” animals and plants missing for decades. 

Don Church, GWC’s president and director of conservation, said the organization’s “most wanted” list includes “cute and cuddly” species, the kind people are drawn to and that provide an opportunity to raise awareness about today’s biodiversity crisis. 

“It’s about raising the profile both of the species that we’re looking for, but more so the places where they occur,” he told The Huffington Post. “The reason those places are important is because they have extreme biodiversity value, but very few people have heard about them. People hear about the Amazon basin, but they don’t think about the forests of Côte d’Ivoire or some of the other places where these flagship species and many of the other species occur.”

The current mass extinction of animals claims an estimated 150-200 species every day. Humans have sped up the species loss rate by roughly 1,000 times, according to a 2005 assessment.

The group’s list of 25 flagship species — none of which have been officially declared extinct — comes from a larger list of 1,200 species considered “lost” in more than 160 countries. GWC compiled the lengthy list with the help of experts at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The organization is hoping to launch expeditions to track down species this fall. In addition to roughly $ 500,000 in funding that GWC plans to allocate to the project, the organization is looking for corporate sponsors and private donations. 

Robin Moore, a conservation biologist and GWC’s communications director, said in a statement that for many of these species, “this is likely their last chance to be saved from extinction.”

To meet GWC’s definition of “lost,” the species must have been unseen by scientists for at least a decade. In some cases, species are thought to have gone extinct due to threats like hunting, habitat loss and disease. In others, species were believed to have existed in extremely small numbers or remote, inaccessible habitats, before their population was decimated or totally wiped out.

Church told HuffPost he expects some will be found. But even if they aren’t, there’s an excitement in the journey, he said, which could lead to a greater appreciation for the world’s biodiversity hotspots or the discovery of a species never seen before.

“It’s a message of hope and opportunity to still save these places and the species within,” he said. “And it’s not a message that’s going to put people into sort of their despair and lead them to throwing their hands up and saying — giving up, giving up on the biodiversity of our planet — which is easily done by people when all they hear the magnitude of the environmental crisis across the planet.”

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Patriots Celebrate Super Bowl At Trump’s White House — Some Of Them, Anyway

The New England Patriots visited the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl win alongside President Donald Trump, an annual tradition for the winner of the NFL championship. Well, half of the Patriots did, anyway.

Thirty-four Patriots players, plus several staff members and coach Bill Belichick, attended the ceremony on the White House lawn as Trump praised what he called “the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time.” The team’s full roster includes 68 players, which means half of the squad skipped the celebration.

Super Bowl champion players often miss the annual White House victory visit due to scheduling conflicts. But turnout for Wednesday’s event appeared to be lower than for a previous Patriots visit in 2015. To some players, absences were notably linked to politics.

The New York Times first pointed out the stark difference between photographs of the event this year, and those from 2015, the last time the Patriots won the Super Bowl. The earlier photo shows about 120 people, including players and staff, standing behind former President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, there were barely more than 50 people alongside Trump.

The Patriots strongly refuted a Times tweet showing the 2015 and 2017 photographs, saying the comparisons “lack context.” The 2015 photo included more than 40 support staff members, who were seated on the lawn this year, the team said.

”Only during the Trump presidency does the media care about this much about who doesn’t attend,” Patriots spokesman Stacey James told HuffPost.

Wednesday was the fifth time the team has gone to the White House, James said, and the number of players attending has ranged from about 27 to 50.

“Here’s what gripes me ― the scrutiny with which the visit to the White House has been handled by the press,” James said. “Never before have we had players being asked, ‘Are you going to the White House?’ … There were only a few players who came out who said they don’t support the president and weren’t going for that reason.”

Notably absent Wednesday was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who canceled at the last minute, citing “personal family matters,” according to a statement obtained by ESPN. Brady also missed the festivities in 2015, but attended the three previous visits.

Trump didn’t mention Brady, but he did call out several players by name, including an awkward moment involving wide receiver Danny Amendola, The Boston Globe reported. Amendola was among those who missed the event.

“Where’s Danny? Where’s Danny?” Trump said. Amendola later thanked the president for the “shout out” in a since-deleted tweet, and said he was attending a funeral. 

Six other Patriots had announced they wouldn’t attend the event for political reasons. The Globe reported this week that Alan Branch would skip the ceremony because of Trump’s sexist remarks, and “wouldn’t want to spend time away from my family to shake the hand of a guy I wouldn’t want to meet with or talk to.” Defensive back Devin McCourty told Time in February he would stay away, explaining the “basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House.”

Trump has personal ties to the Patriots, as various media outlets have reported. Brady had a Make America Great Again hat in his locker for much of the 2016 season, and Trump’s campaign garnered the support of both Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft.

Kraft in February complained about media attention to players’ decisions to skip this year’s celebration, saying it was the first time people cared.

“Every time we’ve had the privilege of going to the White House, a dozen of our players don’t go,” Kraft told the “Today” show. “This is the first time it’s gotten any media attention. You know, some of the players have the privilege of going in college because they’re on national championship teams, others have family commitments. But this is America. We’re all free to do whatever’s best for us. We’re just privileged to be in a position to be going.”

Matt Ferner contributed reporting.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

This Family Has Three Sets Of Twins And They All Share The Same Birthday

One day a year, Carrie and Craig Kosinski get to celebrate their kids’ birthdays ― all six of them. 

February 28 is the day their six kids ― three sets of twins ― were all born. About four years ago, a friend of Carrie’s who was pregnant with twins reached out to see if Carrie and Craig would be willing to adopt the babies when they were born. The couple agreed. A year later, that same friend reached out again to see if Carrie and Craig would like to adopt her older set of twins as well, and the couple agreed again. Then in 2016, Carrie gave birth to twin girls named Clarissa and Karraline.

Carrie told The Huffington Post that she and Craig now have legal guardianship of JJ and CeCe, who were born on February 28, 2013, and Adalynn and Kenna, who were born on February 28, 2014. They are in the process of adopting the four children and have raised money through GoFundMe

Clarissa and Karraline make up the third set of twins. Carrie gave birth to them at 24 weeks and six days on February 28, 2016. Carrie told HuffPost that the girls are progressing aside from a few developmental delays. 

This past year marked the first time Carrie and Craig celebrated the birthdays of all six kids. The Wisconsin family had a blast at a candy store called Sugar Shack Sweet Shop as well as an indoor play space called Monkey Joe’s. Carrie said there are no traditions yet for the group celebration, but she hopes to set some in the future.

When asked what February 28 means to her now, Carrie described it as the day that God blessed her and her husband with “six beautiful happy children.” 

“That day will forever be super special in our hearts,” she told HuffPost.

She also described adoption as “a wonderful thing” and encouraged others interested in adopting to open their “homes and hearts” to kids in need. She said she and her husband would not change anything about their lives with their kids. 

“We are truly blessed to be able to call them ours and raise them.” 

H/T Today

The HuffPost Parents newsletter, So You Want To Raise A Feminist, offers the latest stories and news in progressive parenting. 

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Alex Jones’ Conspiratorial Rants Irrelevant To Custody Battle, Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas ― Alex Jones may act like an unhinged conspiracy theorist when he’s at work hosting his popular Infowars radio show, but he’s nothing like the character he has created when he gets home to his family, his lawyers say.

The jury trial in his contentious child custody battled kicked off Tuesday, with his ex-wife’s lawyers hoping to focus the proceedings on the outrageous claims, spiteful comments and public drunkenness they say he displays on air. But at the risk of undermining the public persona Jones has crafted, his lawyers in the heated battle continued to insist the bombastic personality that made him a cult figure among some on the political right is nothing more than “satire.”

The spectacle of parading Jones’ provocative comments to a jury charged with deciding the fate of his children has added further intrigue to the custody trial, but it’s unclear whether the legal strategy will discredit him as a father. Attorneys for Jones’ ex-wife had only middling success using the provocateur’s on-air persona against him.

Travis County Judge Orlinda Naranjo refused to admit as evidence a recording of Jones lobbing darts at a picture of Hillary Clinton in the presence of his teenage son, arguing that Jones’ ideology shouldn’t be used to measure his ability as a parent. For the same reason, Naranjo denied the admittance of other clips or ordered Kelly’s lawyers to cut out sections with political commentary or offensive comments about women.

“I’m not going to make this case about his political views,” Naranjo said.

The jury, however, will hear several examples of Jones’ work that the judge viewed as relevant to his parenting, including a clip in which his son appeared on the show and another of Jones bragging about how much whiskey he could drink without being affected.

“I’m gonna piss on some tree or something,” an apparently drunk Jones says in one recording that will be presented at trial. “The age of fake bullshit is over. The return of man is here. Get ready because it’s going to run your ass over!”

The judge did not consider the “return of man” comment political speech because she did not know what it meant.

In another video, Jones strips to his underwear while ranting about the FBI. His ex-wife’s attorneys argued the video corroborated an ongoing problem with stripping that also affects Jones off the air.

“He just takes his clothes off,” attorney Bobby Newman said, adding that Jones once removed his shirt during a family therapy session with his children.

A recording of Jones questioning whether former President Barack Obama is the legitimate father of Malia and Sasha Obama, broadcast on Infowars Friday, may also make its way into the trial. 

I’m gonna piss on some tree or something.
Alex Jones, in a recording to be presented in his custody hearing

Lawyers for Jones’ ex-wife, Kelly, argue that Jones’ role on the show is emblematic of paranoiac tendencies that define him as a father. He “intends to enmesh the children” in his show, Newman said during his opening statement. “That’s his plan for them.”

And while Kelly home-schooled the kids for years, then located an elite academy to enroll them in, Jones struggled to remember basic details about their teachers or studies in depositions, in one instance saying a large bowl of chili had clouded his memory, Newman said.

But Jones’ lawyers played down the relevance of Jones’ ranting on Infowars, describing it as little more than “political satire” that has no effect on him when his work day is done.

“He has a message,” David Minton, one of Jones’ attorneys, told the jury. “He has done it with humor. He has done it with sarcasm. He has done done it with wit. That is what he does for a living … . This case is about ― and only about ― three precious, beautiful, wonderful children.”

Kelly Jones’ legal team will have to do more than prove Jones’ on-air offensiveness to win custody of the children.

Alex and Kelly Jones divorced in 2015. They signed an agreement granting primary custody to the father and limiting the mother to supervised visits. Her restricted access to their kids stemmed partly from an outburst, recorded by one of the children, that therapists viewed as abusive. She currently receives supervised visits every other Saturday and on Tuesday afternoons. “You’re going to come to understand why,” Minton told the jury.

The jury heard a chilling five-minute recording in which Kelly Jones yelled repeatedly at her young children, while one of her daughters, noticeably frightened, tried to tell her she loved her.

Adding to the case’s complexity, Allison Wilcox ― the guardian ad lidem, who represented the interests of the kids at court during the divorce proceedings ― said she asked the children to record their mother at the request of one of several therapists who were treating them. Wilcox said it was unusual to ask kids to record their parents without their knowledge and denied that Alex Jones had put them up to it.

Nevertheless, Wilcox described Kelly Jones’ outburst as emotionally abusive and filed a report after hearing the recording with Child Protective Services. Another recording of a conversation with her kids that Kelly made herself raised similar concerns and led to another CPS report.

Wilcox did say Alex Jones had in some instances bad-mouthed his kids’ mother in front of them. She said he had exhibited narcissistic and paranoid “tendencies,” though he had never received a full-blown diagnosis of a mental disorder. And he was subjected several times to random alcohol testing during the course of the divorce proceedings, all of which he passed, Wilcox said.

But despite repeated probing from Kelly Jones’ lawyers, Wilcox did not describe what Jones did as “abusive” ― a damning label that she did apply to his ex-wife’s behavior.

Known for his bombastic and aggressive style, Alex Jones struggled to contain himself when his ex-wife’s legal team spoke. “Judge, can you tell Mr. Jones to stop making faces and shaking his head?” Newman said as he delivered his opening statement. The judge twice told him to stop or risk getting tossed out of the courtroom.

The trial will continue for the following two weeks, with several therapists and the children’s school principal expected to testify. Alex Jones himself has yet to take the stand.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

6 Expressions Of Gratitude People Have For The Inspiring Nurses They’ve Encountered

Nursing is not the kind of profession one goes into seeking fame and prestige. Ask any of the nurses in your life, and they’ll all tell you the same story: It involves long hours and hard work, with little acknowledgement of the day-to-day sacrifices.

And yet, according to a U.K. survey, nurses are among the world’s most satisfied professionals, along with teachers and engineers, of those who most enjoy their jobs. That’s because, despite the stress and burnout, there’s a shared sense of purpose among those who work in healthcare. In addition to the time and energy they sacrifice to care for their patients, they also give up a bit of themselves to each patient who comes into their care. These are the moments we remember the most about the nurses we’ve encountered in our lives, whether as a patient or the loved one of a patient.

To give nurses the recognition they deserve, we’ve partnered with Dignity Health to share these six expressions of gratitude people wish they’d said to the compassionate and caring nurses in their lives.

1. “No kind gesture is too small to make a big difference in someone’s life.”

“When I was a child, my grandma Clara was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I would often travel with my mom and grandma to her chemotherapy appointments. The smiles and warmth that radiated from the nurses who cared for my grandma live on in my memory.

“On one particular visit, it was my 8th birthday. The nurses sang “Happy Birthday” and assisted with taking pictures of my family and me with my grandma. I was proudly holding my birthday cake with candles. I can still remember this time like it was yesterday.

“One lesson I have taken from that experience is that no kind gesture is too small to make a big difference in someone’s life. Being a nurse myself, I strive to bring this similar warmth to my patients at every touch!”
– Angie Hammond

2. “It meant a lot that you went beyond your duties as a nurse to show kindness to a fellow human being.”

I was 18 and in a foreign country, attending seminary in Israel. I got dysentery from eating the food at seminary and was in the hospital for two weeks. This particular nurse was a favorite of mine because her native language, like mine, was English. The fact that she took time to talk to me and comfort me really stuck with me all these years. She was just genuinely caring and good.

“To that nurse: Thank you for that time you sat with me in the middle of the night and told me about your childhood in Wales when I was alone and frightened and couldn’t sleep. It meant a lot that you went beyond your duties as a nurse to show kindness to a fellow human being.”
– Varda Epstein

3. “This experience…still makes me cry, that she would take the time to listen and hold my hand.”

“I was in the hospital several times within a four-month period about 4 years ago due to some bleeding. A relative came to visit me in the hospital, and said that I should leave immediately because of insurance issues (which were ultimately resolved).

“When this relative said these insensitive things, I could not even look her in the eyes, and then she left. Several minutes later, a nurse came in to do some kind of testing, and I began to cry. She then stopped what she was doing, sat next to me on the hospital bed, and took my hand and held it to comfort me.

“This lasted for about 5 minutes while I cried and told her what this relative had said. She then referred me to a counselor at the hospital. I had been so upset, I couldn’t thank her. I wish I had, but I never saw her again. This experience, even some 4 years later, still makes me cry, that she would actually take the time to listen and to hold my hand. Thank you, nurse, whoever you are, and wherever you are!”
Steve Sonntag

4. “Thanks for being my friend and making me not feel like a patient.”

“My mother was ill in the hospital and I was visiting her. My mother’s nurse, Bridget, was so upbeat and compassionate, and made my mother forget she was in a hospital. Not only that, but she became a friend to me and my three siblings.

“About a month later, and pregnant with twins, I went into the hospital for three months. I recall the day when I called my sister to let her know I found a nurse with the same great qualities ― I had found my nurse Bridget!

“So, what I would say to these two special nurses: Thanks for being my friend and making me not feel like a patient. Thank you for making me feel like we were just two old friends, hanging out, talking about frappuccinos and the beach. Thanks for making me want to fight through my situation and power forward.”
Helen Holden

5. “She was my guide, my support and, in the end, I considered her a friend.”

“I would say thank you to Carol S., she was my multiple sclerosis nurse and coordinator. Carol retired about 6 years ago and, honestly, I wouldn’t have made it through the struggles of living with multiple sclerosis without her.

“She was my guide, my support and, in the end, I considered her a friend. She had a personal mission to help people like me adjust and live a full life with multiple sclerosis. She sacrificed her personal time and supported strangers. Thank you!”
Adele Boese

6. “Thank you for your compassionate care. Thank you for using your awesome powers for good.”

“Our mother was in the last stages of pancreatic cancer, dying at home. Nurse R., the hospice nurse, was as special as our mother. She was a slight woman, delicate, but titanium-strong.

“We were standing on the flagstone porch. It was a clear, sweet May day, and in less than 24 hours my mum would be gone. I was asking Nurse R. how much time we had, how she was doing said. My answer was there, but I couldn’t hear it. You reached beyond the question to my pain and fear. You hugged me and smiled.

“Thank you, Nurse R., for freeing us to feel joy and hope amid death, and for bolstering us with your calm. Thank you for your compassionate care, your strength and gentleness, and your grace, delicacy, manners. Thank you for being direct, and for not pulling any punches. Thank you for not rolling your eyes when I so clearly was trying not to hear what you were saying.

“Thank you for connecting with mum like a human being, and for treating her like a person, not a patient. Thank you for using your awesome powers for good.”
Jacqueline Lewis

When we infuse empathy into our lives — the way these nurses do for their patients — we unleash the healing power of humankindness. Backed by science, Dignity Health is grounded in the belief that medicine is more effective when delivered with compassion and kindness and healthier for our mind, body, and spirit. Join Dignity Health in celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6-12.”

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Tax Day And The Killer Instinct In Economic Policy

We seem poised for a great debate over tax policy in the next few months. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are likely to push for various plans to reduce taxes on the wealthy. Progressives, and hopefully most of the Democrats, will be fighting back. While concerns over deficits are hugely exaggerated, at the end of the day we will need some revenue, and it makes much more sense that it come from people like Donald Trump and his cabinet members than ordinary workers.

While the tax debate is undoubtedly important, it is less important than the rules of the game that determine before-tax income distribution. This is an arena in which the right has been active for decades, and progressives have been largely absent.

In a wide variety of policy areas, the Right has pushed policies that have the predicted and actual effect of redistributing income upward. The most obvious and unambiguous one is its efforts to weaken unions. They have pushed measures such as bans on contracts requiring that all who benefit from a union share in the cost of maintaining the union (a.k.a. “right to work”) in both the public and private sector. This leads to fewer and weaker unions and lower pay.

They also have pushed deregulation in sectors where workers once enjoyed reasonably good wages and benefits, such as trucking, telecommunications, and air travel. In each case the result has been downward pressure on pay and the weakening of unions.

If progressives want to score real and lasting victories against the Right, it can’t just focus on taxes, like the Right it has to contest the rules of the game. Fortunately, there are lots of rules that can be contested to our advantage.

The first one is right in front of our faces. The Federal Reserve Board is on a course where it is raising interest rates every few months. The purpose of raising interest rates is to slow the economy and keep people from getting jobs.

Not only does this deprive workers of employment (disproportionately Black and Hispanic workers), but it also weakens workers’ bargaining power. If workers are going to get back the income shares they lost in the Great Recession, the Fed has to stop raising rates and allow the labor market to further tighten.

Another area in which the rules have been structured to hand huge amounts of money to the rich is the strengthening and lengthening of patent and copyright protections. This is an especially large problem in the case of prescription drugs. We will spend over $ 440 billion this year on drugs that would cost less than $ 80 billion in a free market. The $ 360 billion gap between the protected price and the free market price would be enough to raise the pay of the bottom half of the labor force by more than 20 percent.

The obvious remedy is to get prices closer to their free market level and to develop alternative mechanisms for finance research. A recent bill introduced in the Senate by Sherrod Brown and 16 co-sponsors is a big step in this direction with a provision for public funding of clinical trials, which would allow newly approved drugs to be sold as generics.

The financial sector is another place where rewriting the rules would have a huge impact on the distribution of income. This is where many of the richest people in the country get their money. A modest financial transactions tax, comparable to the sales tax that other sectors pay, could hugely downsize the sector. Similarly, rules for ending the tax avoidance industry, along with requirements for increased transparency in pension fund dealings, would mean a lot less money for finance billionaires and more for the rest of us.

The Right has been playing hardball for decades, looking for areas in which rules can be rewritten to redistribute money upwards. Often this means delving into obscure topics that attract little public attention, like the length and scope of patent protections. Their efforts have been incredibly successful, which is why we have seen the share of income going to the richest one percent more than double over the last four decades.

If this upward redistribution is to be reversed then it will be necessary for the Left to get into the same policy writing weeds. We can’t afford to let the Right continue to redistribute before-tax income upward with the hope that we can get a few more dollars in taxes from them to partially reverse the process.

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