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Barack Obama says Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump's 'role model'

smh.com.au — Washington: USPresident Barack Obama criticised what he called Donald Trump's adulation of Vladimir Putin, saying the billionaire considers the Russian president a "role model," in a broad attack on the Republican nominee's fitness for the presidency. "He loves this guy," Obama said at a campaign rally for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.

Obama Says Putin Is Trump’s ‘Role Model’ in Campaign Attack

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama criticized Donald Trump's adulation of Vladimir Putin, saying the billionaire considers the Russian president his "role model," in a broad attack on the Republican nominee's fitness for the presidency. "He loves this guy," Obama said at a campaign rally for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.

Grassley Shifts Focus of Probe on Source of Medicare Leak

bloomberg.com — A U.S. senator's review of a possible leak of market-moving government information to an investor services firm is leading into a gray area of law and regulation that may help his push for new legislation.

U.S. Hires UnitedHealth’s Slavitt to Lead Obamacare Effort

bloomberg.com — The UnitedHealth Group Inc. executive whose Optum division helped states and the federal government fix Obamacare health exchanges will become second-in-command at the agency that runs the U.S. program. Andy Slavitt, Optum's group executive vice president, was named principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S.

Obamacare Site Not Perfect for New Sign-Up, Official Says

bloomberg.com — Year two of Obamacare "won't be perfect," a top Obama administration official said today as the government's website to sell health insurance plans continues to be developed. Andy Slavitt, the principle deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, would not promise that the site, healthcare.gov, will be "fully ready" in November, when people can start buying insurance plans for 2015.

State Obamacare Strategies Take Shape as Court Case Looms

bloomberg.com — Delaware and Illinois have plans to work around a potential Supreme Court ruling that could block millions of Americans from receiving subsidies to buy health insurance, providing a potential road map for other states.

Medicare Chief to Resign After Obamacare Stumbles, Recovery

bloomberg.com — Marilyn Tavenner, the U.S. official who directed the stumbling roll-out of Obamacare as well as its recovery in recent months, will resign as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tavenner said in an e-mail to staff that she'll step down at the end of next month.

U.S. to Overhaul Medicare Payments to Doctors, Hospitals

bloomberg.com — The Obama administration will make historic changes to how the U.S. pays its annual $3 trillion health-care bill, aiming to curtail a costly habit of paying doctors and hospitals without regard to quality or effectiveness.

Biden Met by Snubs as He Seeks to Mollify Turkey’s Angry Erdogan

bloomberg.com — From the minute he stepped off the plane on Wednesday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Turkey seemed ill-fated. Intended to smooth relations frayed by last month's botched coup, Biden's visit instead showcased acrimony with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey sent low-ranking officials -- including Ankara's deputy mayor -- to greet Biden at the airport.

Clinton win could pressure GOP to heal, not repeal, Affordable Care Act

lifehealthpro.com — (Bloomberg) - Republicans in Congress have insisted the only way to fix the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare - is to repeal it. But with Barack Obama about to leave the White House, several Republicans sound willing to tweak it rather than kill it.
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Sep 29, 2016

@RealMikeKeaton @justinsink admin won't engage on bad piece of legislation so the response is to go ahead and make bad legislation a law?

Sep 29, 2016

@RealMikeKeaton @justinsink tbh I really don't quite understand what's going on with this legislation, and I've been in DC a long time

Sep 29, 2016

Earnest now doubling down on his statement to @justinsink that 9/11 override was most embarrassing thing Congress has done since 1983.

Sep 29, 2016

"What's true in elementary school is true in the United States Congress. Ignorance is not an excuse." @PressSec on Saudi 9/11 bill.

Sep 29, 2016

RT @ToluseO: Sen. Blumenthal on MSNBC re 9/11 bill veto override: "I wrote to the president... never heard back. The White House was late to this game"

Sep 28, 2016

@dylanlscott SMH next you're gonna tell me you've never seen The Last Starfighter.


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