Kamala Harris

21 Jul 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1807686-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1807686-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1807686-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1807686-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ FILE – In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 file photo, Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen speaks during a protest against abortion bans outside the Supreme Court in Washington. On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Wen, who became the president in November 2018, was forced out of her job. In a statement posted on Twitter, she said she had "philosophical differences" with the new chairs of Planned Parenthood’s board regarding abortion politics. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Planned Parenthood tries to portray itself as providing essential health care for women, with abortion just one of its many services. Last week, it fired its president for believing that propaganda. Planned Parenthood says that abortions are just 3 percent of its services. That statistic makes it sound like abortion isn’t the organization’s primary focus. It’s misleading, since it counts things that are part of obtaining an abortion, like a pregnancy test, as separate procedures. Republicans oppose sending money to Planned Parenthood because it’s the country’s largest abortion mill. It killed 332,000 babies last year. That’s over 900 abortions a day. But its defenders, including Democratic presidential candidates, object, focusing on the other services Planned Parenthood offers. “2.5 million patients choose Planned Parenthood every year, including roughly 1 million in California,” Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted in 2017. “Cutting off funding would leave women with less access to affordable care.” “Planned Parenthood helps women and individuals get the health care they need — especially preventive services like cancer screenings, mammograms, checkups, and contraception,” former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted last month. Eight months ago, Planned Parenthood hired Dr. Leana Wen as its new president. Wen believed Planned Parenthood’s spin — that its priority wasn’t just health care as a euphemism for abortion. Last week, Wen wrote that while interviewing with the search committee, “I posed this question: Did they see Planned Parenthood as an advocacy organization first, with medical services that are necessary to strengthen its impact, or did they see Planned Parenthood as a health care organization first, with advocacy as a necessary vehicle to protect rights and access?” Wen believed the later. After she was hired, Wen launched programs “to expand maternal health care, mental health services and substance addiction prevention and treatment.” She never wavered on her support of abortion. This month alone, she has tweeted, “Our bodies are our own — if they are not, we cannot be truly free or equal” and “abortion is healthcare.” But even vocal support for dismembering babies in their mothers’ wombs didn’t satisfy Planned Parenthood’s board. Turns out what Planned Parenthood really cares about is abortion. “I am leaving the organization sooner than I’d hoped because of philosophical differences about the direction and future of Planned Parenthood,” Wen wrote. “The new board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.” That was the happy spin. She previously huffed that she “just learned that the Planned Parenthood board ended my employment at a secret meeting.” Their body, their choice. Right? At least this termination didn’t involve an abortionist puncturing someone’s skull with a pair of scissors and vacuuming out their brains. That’s what happens in a dilation and extraction abortion. Planned Parenthood wants to spend more of its organization’s energy making sure that barbaric procedure remains legal. This whole episode is a reminder of how much of the abortion industry depends on doublespeak to hide the reality of abortion. “Your body deserves high-quality health care. And so does every body,” a recent tweet from Planned Parenthood reads. Irony is dead. Yes, every body deserves high-quality health care. That includes the body inside a mother’s womb that Planned Parenthood wants its employees to be able to rip from limb to limb. Publicly, Planned Parenthood makes the case that it cares about more than abortion. Wen learned the hard way how untrue that is. Victor Joecks’ column appears in the Opinion section each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Listen to him discuss his columns each Monday at 10 a.m. with Kevin Wall on 790 Talk Now. Contact him at vjoecks@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4698. Follow @victorjoecks on Twitter.
21 Jul 19
Sport Archives

The presidential election campaign in the US not only gets dirty, it also becomes racist. That's been clear since this week, when Donald Trump has asked four Democratic congressmen to "go back" to their countries, four Americans, three of whom were born in America. Ethnic origin and skin color also play a major role in […]

21 Jul 19
Real News Reports-Start Your Day Here

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the South have ticked upward, with 54 percent of voters giving a thumbs-up to the way he’s handling his job, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey online poll.The survey of voters in 11 southern states found 38 percent said they “strongly approve” of the way Trump’s handling his job,…

21 Jul 19
Noticias Ultimas

El bulo nació prácticamente el mismo día de su carrera en la Casa Blanca. Barack Obama no habría nacido en Hawai, de acuerdo con su biografía y su pasaporte, pero sí en Kenia, por lo que no era estadounidense ni podía ser presidente. Las teorías de conspiración acerca de lo que iba a ser el […]

21 Jul 19
My Political Class

Supporters thought Bernie Sanders was going to be Ronald Reagan. Think about it. An insurgent candidate (Sanders, Reagan) from the extreme flank of their party campaigns against an inevitable candidate (Hillary Clinton, Gerald Ford) under policies thought to be unelectable. The candidate loses the primary but inspires a movement. After the establishment candidate loses narrowly, […]

21 Jul 19
Noticias Ultimas

El bulo nació el mismo día que su carrera en la Casa Blanca. Barack Obama no habría nacido en Hawái, sino también en Kenia, así como en ninguna otra época. Las teorías conspirativas sobre el tema del primer ministro de la historia de los Estados Unidos datan desde al menos 2008, alentadas por el grupo […]

21 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

The bulo was born practically the same day as his career to the White House. Barack Obama would not have been born in Hawaii, according to his biography and his passport, but in Kenya, so he was not an American nor could he be president. The conspiracy theories about what was to be the first […]

21 Jul 19
Trumpery Resistance Novel

Outspoken World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe blasted President Donald Trump’s comments calling on four progressive congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. But Rapinoe also said she was energized by the backlash against Trump. “It’s disgusting, to be honest,” Rapinoe said Saturday on The Van Jones Show on CNN, referring to Trump’s […]

21 Jul 19
The United Free

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a California-based physician who now hosts a talk radio show, correctly predicted the current typhus outbreak in Los Angeles about 18 months ago. Now he is sounding the alarm about a potential outbreak of the bubonic plague in the Los Angeles area, saying that unless conditions change quickly and drastically, Southern California […]

21 Jul 19
Jay Doherty

The Jay Doherty Podcast Episode 92 Saturday, July 20, 2019 [powerpress] — Today… This week on The Jay Doherty Podcast, there is a continued discussion over Trump’s racist tweets now that he has had the chance to defend himself.Also, Elon Musk is back in the news after proposing chips that are surgically inserted into your […]

21 Jul 19
THE ARTFUL DILETTANTE

Medicare for All”. Who can argue with that? No more struggles with medical care. No more worries about cost or insurance. You simply go to the doctor … and it’s free. Why SHOULD you have to worry about money? There are so many fallacies here. One you will hear little about in the coming presidential […]

21 Jul 19
The Denver Post
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for “Medicare for All” are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system. Bernie Sanders, the chief proponent of Medicare for All, says such a remodel could cost up to $40 trillion over a decade. He’s been the most direct in talking about how he’d cover that eye-popping amount, including considering a tax hike on the middle class in exchange for healthcare without co-payments or deductibles — which, he contends, would ultimately cost Americans less than the current healthcare system. His rivals who also support Medicare for All, however, have offered relatively few firm details so far about how they’d pay for a new government-run, single-payer system beyond raising taxes on top earners. As the health care debate dominates the early days of the Democratic primary, some experts say candidates won’t be able to duck the question for long. “It’s not just the rich” who would be hit with new cost burdens to help make single-payer health insurance a reality, said John Holahan, a health policy fellow at the nonpartisan Urban Institute thinktank. Democratic candidates campaigning on Medicare for All should offer more specificity about how they would finance it, Holahan added. Sanders himself has not thrown his weight behind a single strategy to pay for his plan, floating a list of optionsthat include a 7.5% payroll tax on employers and higher taxes on the wealthy. But his list amounts to a more public explanation of how he would pay for Medicare for All than what other Democratic presidential candidates who also back his single-payer legislation have offered. Kamala Harris, who has repeatedly tried to clarify her position on Medicare for All, vowed this week she wouldn’t raise middle-class taxes to pay for a shift to single-payer coverage. The California senator told CNN that “part of it is going to have to be about Wall Street paying more.” Her contention prompted criticism that she wasn’t being realistic about what it would take to pay for Medicare for All. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, a rival Democratic presidential candidate, said Harris’ claim that Medicare for All would not involve higher taxes on the middle class was “impossible,” though he stopped short of calling her dishonest and said only that candidates “need to be clear” about their policies. A Harris aide later said she had suggested a tax on Wall Street transactions as only one potential way to finance Medicare for All, and that other options were available. The aide insisted on anonymity in order to speak candidly about the issue. Another Medicare for All supporter, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, would ask individuals to pay between 4% and 5% of their income toward the new system and ask their employers to match that level of spending. Gillibrand’s proposal, shared by an aide who requested anonymity to discuss the campaign’s thinking, could supplement the revenue generated by that change with options that hit wealthy individuals and businesses, including a new Wall Street tax. Gillibrand is a cosponsor of Sanders’ legislation adding a small tax to financial transactions, while Harris is not. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who also has signed onto Medicare for All legislation but said on the campaign trail that he would pursue incremental steps as well, could seek to raise revenue for the proposal by raising some individual tax rates, changing capital gains taxes or expanding the estate tax, according to an aide who spoke candidly about the issue on condition of anonymity. The campaign of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who used last month’s debate to affirm her support for Sanders’ single-payer health care plan, did not respond to a request for more details on potential financing options for Medicare for All. Meanwhile, Sanders argued during a high-profile Medicare for All speech this week that high private health insurance premiums, deductibles and copayments, all of which would be eliminated by his proposal, amount to “nothing less than taxes on the middle class.” Medicare for All opponents are also under pressure to explain how they’d pay for changes to the health insurance market. Former Vice President Joe Biden is advocating for a so-called “public option” that would allow people to decide between a government-financed plan or a private one. He would pay for his $750 billion proposal by repealing tax cuts for the wealthy that President Donald Trump and the GOP cut in 2017, and by raising capital gains taxes on the wealthy. ___ Associated Press writers Juana Summers in Washington and Alexandra Jaffe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, contributed to this report.
21 Jul 19
NationofChange

“All regions of our country and rural and metropolitan areas alike have changing patterns of segregation that demand the public’s attention and action.”