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It’s jobs report day and we found out that the US created 211,000 jobs in April, vs 185,000 jobs expected, that news via Jeff Cox at CNBC. Jacob Pramuk added, “US economy created better than expected 211,000 jobs in April, unemployment ticked down slightly to 4.4%.”
The tricky matter of health care
From yesterday, find out Which Republicans Flipped to Allow the G.O.P. Health Care Bill to Finally Pass, thanks to Matthew Bloch, Haeyoun Park, and Adam Pearce at the New York Times.
Paul Waldman at the Washington Post agrees, since he published: Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable.
Politico made this quote their headline: 'The White House just couldn't let this go' for a story written by Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey. John Bresnahan added, “Trump curses at Upton over health care bill, but #they made up later.”
For a more succinct look at the health care bill that passed, read Sarah Kliff in Vox: 3 winners and 3 losers from the Republican vote to replace Obamacare. Dylan Scott tweeted, “What about the real people who will be affected by the American health Care Act?”
You decide which category you want to put this one in (winners or losers) but we do hear that Rep. Chris Collins admits he didn't read the health care bill. That tidbit from The Buffalo News and written by Jerry Zremski. Ryan Nagelhout responded with, “Oh my god I can't wait to vote against chris collins.”
The healthcare bill is so despised in the healthcare community that Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticized It together in what’s being called a “rare unity.” That piece from Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas at the New York Times.
James Fallows writes How The Gospel of Prosperity Explains The American Health Care Act for The Atlantic.
And now the Senate won't vote on this House-passed healthcare bill. Philip Klein explained, “GOP Senate plans to draft a whole new bill rather than use House bill as starting point.”
Reminder: women matter
Definitely check out this New York Magazine piece: Under New Healthcare Bill, Rape is a Pre-Existing Condition written by Sarah Spellings. The magazine themselves explained “Postpartum depression, C-sections, and surviving domestic violence” are also on that list. Of course, this is “under the president of grabbing 'em by the pussy,” as Jessica Goldstein described.
At Wired, Adam Rogers shared a similar piece: An Obamacare Repeal Would Make Your Genes a Preexisting Condition.
Washington Post reports that the White House fires its chief usher - the first woman in that job from Ashley Parker.
And for more on what the Trump family thinks of women, let’s turn to Jia Tolentino’s newest piece in the New Yorker: Ivanka Trump Wrote a Painfully Oblivious Book for Basically No One. Jia tweeted: “The fact that Ivanka let her book go to publication should be the death knell of the idea that she cares about women.”
Elsewhere in the world, there’s a report that one Islamic State magazine steers jihadists to U.S. gun shows for ‘easy’ access to weapons, via Derek Hawkins at the Washington Post.
In NYC, A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School, according to Nikole Hannah-Jones at the New York Times. Amy Virshup explained: “Principal faces charge seemingly out of Red Scare, Communist organizing & says it's retaliation.” Leading some to wonder, “What year is this?” and more succinctly, “WTF?”
Minnesota is having its largest outbreak measles because of some of anti-vaccine activists, Lena Sun reports in the Washington Post.
Reuters has the exclusive that Uber is facing a criminal probe over software they used to evade authorities.
Wall Street Journal has news that their sister company Fox News is still under investigation as the Scope of the Federal Probe into the President Trump’s Favorite Network Broadens.
And Public editor Kathy English at writes in the Toronto Star that Journalists shouldn't become the news. Sean Craig explains: “Star's public editor supports the paper's position that Desmond Cole's activism was against journalistic standards.”