In this interview by George Stephanopolis on ABC This Week, Senator Marco Rubio shares his view on whether or not President Obama should appoint a new candidate for Supreme Court Justice, to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last week at the age of 79. He also comments on the intense debate now brewing between he and Senator Ted Cruz.
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The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas at Austin, reported that police arrested the woman for failing to provide identification.
Student Chris Quintero, who the Daily Texan reported witnessed the arrest, said he saw the woman jogging with headphones on when police ran after her. When the woman failed to stop, the officer grabbed her by the arm and handcuffed her, Quintero said.
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President Trump issued Executive Order #13876 today, establishing a roadmap toward transparency in the American healthcare system. See the EO, along with video of the news conference below.
Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First
Issued on: June 24, 2019
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. My Administration seeks to enhance the ability of patients to choose the healthcare that is best for them. To make fully informed decisions about their healthcare, patients must know the price and quality of a good or service in advance. With the predominant role that third-party payers and Government programs play in the American healthcare system, however, patients often lack both access to useful price and quality information and the incentives to find low-cost, high-quality care. Opaque pricing structures may benefit powerful special interest groups, such as large hospital systems and insurance companies, but they generally leave patients and taxpayers worse off than would a more transparent system.
A defiant and sobering declaration from a mother, speaking to a society that’s relentless in its determination to take our children. “You can’t have my kids.” You don’t get their health, their bodies, their ears, or their minds. They have been given to ME to raise and steward, and are mine to protect. They are not up for the taking.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
The main problems are two-fold:
(1) Digital Policies that Benefit Big Corporations at the Expense of the Public: The IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of expression, right to privacy and due process, as well as hindering peoples’ abilities to innovate. Other chapters of the agreement encourage your personal data to be sent borders with limited protection for your privacy, and allow foreign corporations to sue countries for laws or regulations that promote the public interest,
(2) Lack of Transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.
Dan from Squirrel Hill originally posted this on August 15, 2013, updating it several times along the way. As you might expect, it’s formidable – probably as long as you’d expect, then multiply that estimate by three.