And the rest of the day’s politics news in one little blue pill. In order for the Senate to pass health care before July 4th, it needs to deliver a bill by today. According to the Washington Post, that Senate bill, written in secret largely by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his staff, ties federal insurance subsidies to income, not to age. That’s the opposite of what the House’s version does, and is closer to what’s in place now, under Obamacare.
The Chaos Report: Trump’s Approval Is Tanking, So Why Do Democrats Keep Losing? And the rest of the day’s political news in one sucker punch. Trump’s approval ratings are low and falling. Republicans in congress are cooking up, in secret, what seem to be wildly unpopular laws. And yet, they keep winning. Special elections to replace members of congress who joined the Trump Administration are over, with Republicans successfully replacing Republicans in 100% of them.
The Chaos Report: For Clues on the Healthcare Bill, Watch the Insurers! And the rest of the day’s politics news in one hasty reversal. We always say: watch the insurance companies for the best hint of what’s going to happen with health care. And with the Senate developing its health care bill in near complete secrecy, that seems like even more prudent advice right now. So what are health insurers doing? Not much of anything. At least not publicly. And that tells us a lot.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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