Can you imagine if this guy were president?

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Can you imagine if this guy were president?
June 22nd, 2017
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Health-y news

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.

For an analysis on What the Senate bill changes about Obamacare, turn to Kim Soffen, Darla Cameron in the Washington Post.

Sarah Kliff also explains The Better Care Reconciliation Act over at Vox.

Scary news

Massimo Calabresi found out that Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls and Stole Private Data, and he writes so in Time.

Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry report in the AP that the US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons that are rife with torture.

Trump-y news

Intel chiefs have told investigators that Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians, according to Dana Bash, Evan Perez, and Manu Raju at CNN.

Max Fisher says Canada’s Trump Strategy is to just “Go Around Him.” “Fascinating look at the steps Canada is taking to protect and push its interests in the Trump era,” Michelle R. Smith wrote.

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.

Oh and according to Spencer Ackerman at The Daily Beast the FBI Fired Sebastian Gorka for Anti-Muslim Diatribes.

Science-y news

Brad Plumer, Nadja Popovich 95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World fro the New York Times.

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.”

Cute-y news

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.”

News-y news

The AP has news of the Wall Street Journal firing prominent journalist Jay Solomon over an ethical conflict. “HERE IT IS (although, clearly more is coming, I think[?])” Chris Geidner tweeted.

Jeff Bezos told Matt Rosoff his advice for the news business: Ask people to pay. They will pay.

Motherboard from Vice has a new editor-in-chief and Jason Koebler wrote his beginning column.

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.”

Question of the Day

Yesterday, we asked: Why is the Israeli Labor Party delaying its primary election, which was originally scheduled for July 3rd, by one day?

Answer: Gloriously, it’s because of a Britney Spears concert that’s scheduled in the country the same day.

Congrats Alex Brant-Zawadzki‏ for being the first to tweet in correctly.

Your question of the day for today is…How many cookbooks has national treasure Stanley Tucci written?

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