Editing White House stuff for @business. Some health policy, still. You're goddamn right it's an endorsement. Got news? awayne3@bloomberg.net 202.654.4339

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.

Clinton win could pressure GOP to heal, not repeal, Obamacare

benefitspro.com — Republicans in Congress have insisted the only way to fix 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.

Clinton Win Could Pressure GOP to Heal, Not Repeal, Obamacare

bloomberg.com — Republicans in Congress have insisted the only way to fix 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.

Brady Says GOP Won’t Allow Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices

bloomberg.com — House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said Republicans would not agree to let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices, as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has proposed. Speaking at Cleveland Clinic health care panel during RNC, Brady says Republicans wouldn't go along with that plan if Trump was elected president and proposed it "Study after study shows that that will save no money," Brady says.

Obama Dodges Question on Clinton E-mails After FBI Investigation

bloomberg.com — "I'm going to continue to be scrupulous about not commenting on it," President Obama said in response to a reporter's question at a news conference in Poland, advising the reporter to ask about something else.

Shooting Reported at White House Complex, Park Police Say

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Park Police reported a shooting on a road inside the White House complex on Friday, and one person was transported to a hospital with critical injuries, the Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Department said. No details were immediately available. The park police said they were sending a spokesperson to a location nearby.

Ebola Crisis in Africa Spurs Calls for Greater Response

bloomberg.com — Western Africa's raging Ebola crisis needs a better coordinated response from government and health officials to stem an outbreak that may produce more victims than the tally of all previous epidemics of the deadly virus, the head of the U.S.'s disease tracking agency said. Thomas Frieden, the director of the U.S.

Obama Confronts Opiate Abuse Epidemic as Death Toll Mounts

bloomberg.com — State Medicaid programs for the poor would have to cover treatment for drug abuse under a rule the Obama administration will issue today, as the U.S. government grapples with an epidemic of painkiller and heroin abuse that kills tens of thousands of Americans a year.

Safe (bounds-checked) array lookup in Swift, through optional bindings?

stackoverflow.com — If you really want this behavior, it smells like you want a Dictionary instead of an Array. Dictionaries return nil when accessing missing keys, which makes sense because it's much harder to know if a key is present in a dictionary since those keys can be anything, where in an array the key must in a range of: 0 to count.
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Aug 25, 2016

If we had a functioning FEC they might ask what distinguishes Breitbart News from the Trump campaign. Via @jeneps https://t.co/KpJgdzZFic

Aug 24, 2016

It is not a good look for any journalist to defend Hillary Clinton for refusing to hold news conferences.  http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a47977/hillary-clinton-press-conference/ 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @justinsink: .@vp literally put his head down into his hand as Erdogan called for Gulen to be immediately detained  https://twitter.com/IsaacDovere/status/768504585157611520 

Aug 24, 2016

@yeselson @dylanlscott @nicholas_bagley re-regulate on essential benefits, require standardized plans, crack down on SEPs ...

Aug 24, 2016

@ArmstrongDrew @Alexruoff I think my favorite part is the reporter's credulous embrace of pseudoscience. https://t.co/Gz5LJrFqvA


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