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The ACA Is Still Standing-But The Fox (Price) Is In The Henhouse
by Dave Mindeman

Well, Obamacare is still standing. It weathered a frontal assault and managed to withstand it.

But there is still a big problem.

The ACA still needs some fixing and we currently have a party in charge that will fix nothing.

HHS is now run by Tom Price. As the Commissioner, he has extraordinary powers to make the law work or make it fail. I think you know what his preference will be.

The Republicans will probably continue to attack the ACA on the margins and they can do more to cut the . . .
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On Health Care: Republicans Just Never Seem To Get It
by Dave Mindeman

Well, the Republicans failed in the first attempt to pass this horrendous health care bill. They will be coming back, and maybe they can squeeze it through, but it has a tough road ahead.

Republicans seem to miss the point when it comes to health care. The whole point. They seem to assume that people are upset about the mandate requiring the purchase of a health care policy. And yes, there are a few.

But here is the issue. People need to have health care. Most people realize it and those that don't will, . . .
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MN Legislative GOP Trying To Kill Off Transit
by Dave Mindeman

The Minnesota Legislative Republicans seem to be all in on the Metro - Greater MN divide. They have fired a mortar shell into the heart of our transit system by sending a letter to the current administration to withdraw the Federal funds pending for Southwest Light Rail.

Daudt's fear of trains raises its ugly head again.

Funny, this doesn't have anything to do with the State budget. It doesn't save any state money - we are already invested. All this does is kill a project that has taken years to set up.

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A Supreme Court That Will Be Under A Cloud
by Dave Mindeman

Judge Gorsuch will probably get confirmed. I'm not naive enough to think otherwise.

But one thing I do know...Gorsuch will forever have an asterisk by his name. Whenever he makes a decision that swings the court, there will be this lingering question - what if he hadn't stolen that seat?

In addition, we have this cloud that will hang over this. We have an illegitimate President nominating a judge to an illegitimate seat. It is always going to be that way. It will linger in the air. It will cause an eternity of . . .
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Fix Immigration
by Dave Mindeman

We are getting immigration all wrong. Completely wrong. And unfortunately, with this administration there is little chance to get it right.

There are some key points to consider....

1) Undocumented immigrants have American citizens in their family.

Many came here during hard economic times and established their family in America. One Texas family has the mother and father undocumented, while they have 4 children born here in America. You can argue about whether that was right or wrong - but the Constitution stands behind those children. And to break up that family because . . .
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