The Senate health care bill was released today and the short take is that Medicaid and taxes would be slashed.
The Washington Post adds that the draft repeals Obamacare taxes and provides bigger subsidies for low-income Americans than House bill.
Massimo Calabresi found out that Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls and Stole Private Data, and he writes so in Time.
Intel chiefs have told investigators that Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians, according to Dana Bash, Evan Perez, and Manu Raju at CNN.
Maggie Haberman was on the ground in Cedar Rapids for the New York Times when Trump Turned an Iowa Rally Into a Venting Session. “Trump, in Iowa, raises alarm that windmills will kill off the birds,” Alan Rappeport tweeted. “Can you imagine if this guy were president?” Dave Pell added, brilliantly.
Meanwhile Mallory Shelbourne at The Hill writes that Trump suggested creating a law that has actually been enacted since 1996. “Trump: I'm gonna intro legislation so new immigrants can't get welfare for 5 years (It's been the law for 21 years).” Bradd Jaffy tweeted. “It was signed by Bill Clinton,” he added in a separate tweet.
In other science news: here’s a delightful headline from Rae Paoletta in Gizmodo: NASA Calls Bullshit on Goop's $120 'Bio-Frequency Healing' Sticker Packs. Paoletta tweeted: “Yep, I spoke to NASA about Goop. The levels of bullshit here are even worse than you think.” Maddie Stone tweeted this quote from the article: “Wow. What a load of BS this is.”
The Guardian’s very cute story about Teenage boys wearing skirts to school to protest against a 'no shorts' policy has gone viral and Steven Morris should be very proud of writing it. “I'm trying this at work,” Ed Monk declared.
Just one day after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller dropped out of (were asked to leave) the ‘Han Solo’ movie, Borys Kit has news that Ron Howard Steps In to Direct. “Woah, Richie Cunningham is directing movies now?” Alexander Zalben tweeted. While Aaron Sagers shared, “Just talked to Ron yesterday for NatGeo's Genius. And it was painful NOT being able to ask about this.”
And BuzzFeed NYC has bedbugs. “On the bright side, we are not stuck on a subway train,” Lisa Tozzi tweeted. While Brian Ries offered: “My thoughts are with my friends at BuzzFeed during these dark hours.”