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Kathy Castor says Trump administration is using alternative facts to explain Medicaid cuts in Senate health care bill

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is disputing the line being parroted by Trump administration officials that the GOP Senate health care bill won’t cut Medicaid costs by hundreds of billions of dollars. “That’s untrue, because they propose to cut about $850 billion out of Medicaid over the next decade, and you simply cannot cut that far without damaging the health of our neighbors,” Castor told reporters Monday at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge located on the Tampa campus of the University of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.11.16 — Donald Trump gets closer to naming his VP choice

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We’re just a week out from the Republican National Convention, which means we’re just days away from learning who will be Donald Trump‘s vice presidential choice. Of all the issues that make Americans fear a Trump presidency, the fact that he would have access to the nuclear codes is probably the most dominant concern, which is why it makes some sense if he were to nominate someone from the military. Enter retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The 57-year-old Flynn is a…

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NARAL Pro-Choice America ad slams Marco Rubio on abortion rights

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A new 30-second television ad from NARAL Pro-Choice America blasts Marco Rubio for what the abortion rights group calls his “extreme and out-of-touch stance on abortion.” “While Senator Rubio’s legislative record may be thin, his priorities are crystal clear,” said Joel Foster, national political director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “He’d deny abortion to all Americans, even those who are survivors of rape and incest. While Rubio may try to portray himself as some sort of new generation of Republican, his position…

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PolitiFact goes big time with appearance on Colbert Report

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From Eric Deggans: He hardly got a word in around host Stephen Colbert‘s artful ribbing about a Sunday politics show daring to check its guests’ facts. But PolitiFact editor Bill Adair still lodged an amazing milestone, joining ABC This Week interim host Jake Tapper on the Colbert Report Wednesday to take a few good-natured shots on the partnership that has seen the St. Petersburg Times‘ factchecking Web site take on the Sunday TV political establishment. “I don’t care about facts; I…

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