As the health care battle turns increasingly bitter, what was so recently a political winner for Democrats, akin to kissing babies, is transforming into a minefield that could expose breaks in the party on a fundamental issue and, some worry, threaten the eventual nominee’s success against President Trump. “Due to sheer incompetence, the president has handed Democrats a political gift,” said Jim Manley, a veteran Democratic consultant who worked to pass the Obama-era Affordable Care Act as a top Senate staffer. “I just don’t want to see us squander it by getting sidetracked on debates that aren’t going to lead to real legislation.” The contours of the argument reflect the party’s leftward drift a decade after Democrats were unable to muster support to include the public option — the ability of people to choose to pay for a government-run health care plan — into the Affordable Care Act. But the debate also has Democrats … [Read more...] about Health care unified Democrats in 2018. Now it’s dividing them
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Cambridge native Mindy Kaling is facing some blowback for supporting embattled comedian Aziz Ansari. Over the weekend, the actress posted a photo of a ticket to Ansari’s Friday stand-up show at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, captioning the photo, “Funniest s*** ever. ❤️” The controversy surrounding Ansari stems from a January 2018 article posted on Babe.net, in which a Brooklyn photographer whose name was not revealed said Ansari sexually assaulted her in his apartment after a date. Ansari released a statement shortly afterward saying he believed their sexual interactions were “completely consensual,” but that he “took her words to heart.” The allegation drew mixed reactions at the time, with some people questioning whether it muddled the weight of the #MeToo movement. After staying out of the public eye for most of 2018, Ansari eventually returned to the stand-up scene, including performing several shows in New England. … [Read more...] about Mindy Kaling was criticized for supporting Aziz Ansari. Here’s how she responded.
By Ali Tadayon | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 1, 2019 at 6:18 am | UPDATED: January 2, 2019 at 6:10 am BERKELEY — The planned closure of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in South Berkeley could hurt the poor, elderly and people of color and result in longer emergency room wait times at other hospitals in the region, according to a UC Berkeley report. In 2016, some 63 percent of Alta Bates’ patients and 56 percent of its emergency patients were people of color and about 41 percent were uninsured, according to the report, conducted by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Urban and Regional Development. The report’s authors expect the closure of Alta Bates to prompt some people to temporarily forgo treatment because of the extra travel time to other hospitals, the report says. “This study confirms what I think many of us sadly already knew, that the loss of Alta Bates would bring about unattainable costs to the East Bay … [Read more...] about Report: Alta Bates closure would critically impact poor, people of color
Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin Associated Press Published 10:08 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 Washington – President Donald Trump is facing scathing criticism from conservative supporters after backing away from his threat to shut down the government over border wall funding, with some aggressively lobbying the president against signing a short-term deal with no wall dollars. Trump has not said if he will support a temporary funding measure approved by the Senate, though his White House has made clear it will review whatever can pass Congress. Urging him to veto, Trump’s critics argue he will have even less leverage when Democrats take control of the House on Jan. 3, and they worry that the unfilled pledge for a U.S.-Mexico border wall could hamper his re-election campaign. As the chorus of discontent echoed on Twitter and Fox News on Wednesday and Thursday, Trump seemed to be mounting a defense. He tweeted angrily at Democrats, declaring “I will not sign any of their … [Read more...] about Trump faces criticism from supporters on wall funds
Updated 11:37 am PST, Saturday, December 8, 2018 Tunisian children hold anti-Israel posters reading "We all are palestinians" outside the Tunisian Tourism Ministry in Tunis, Saturday, Dec.8, 2018. Rene Trabelsi, a Jew, has been recently named Tunisian tourism minister, a first in more than 50 years. less Tunisian children hold anti-Israel posters reading "We all are palestinians" outside the Tunisian Tourism Ministry in Tunis, Saturday, Dec.8, 2018. Rene Trabelsi, a Jew, has been recently named Tunisian tourism ... more Photo: Hassene Dridi, AP Photo: Hassene Dridi, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Tunisian children hold anti-Israel posters reading "We all are palestinians" outside the Tunisian Tourism Ministry in Tunis, Saturday, Dec.8, 2018. Rene Trabelsi, a Jew, … [Read more...] about Tunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians