Out d’Coup | Healthcare Destruction Continues; Anthony “Badda Bing” Scaramucci Debuts; a Better Deal?; Trump Bans Trans; Wolf Loves Coal; PASSHE Report; and, more!
Mitch McConnell gives healthcare destruction one more shot. Now it’s the “skinny bill.” Protests erupt in Senate chamber with chants of “Kill the bill, don’t kill us!” Capitol Police arrest protesters while attempting to block journalists from covering the arrests. Looks like the crackdown on protesters and journalists continues. New White House Communications Director, Anthony “Badda Bing” Scaramucci, bringing mob discipline to White House. You gotta freaking problem with that? Justice Department responds and announces a crackdown on leakers.
Democrats offer “Better Deal,” but can’t seem to shake Clinton-era corporate Democrat speak in making their case. Yawning messaging shows fear of growing progressive power. There are some important policy initiatives nonetheless. New Bloomberg poll shows that Donald Trump is more popular than Hillary Clinton. Yes, you heard that right. And Michael Moore takes Broadway.
In Pennsylvania, a judge temporarily halts construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline after Sunoco Pipeline found in violation of several environmental regulations and at least 14 household wells were contaminated. Governor Wolf gives allows special interest backed longwall mining bill to become law. Educational Management consultant group NCHEMS releases the full report on PASSHE’s future. Not much new, but things will begin to heat up as Chancellor prepares to depart and the new academic year is set to begin. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski indicted as part of a federal corruption probe. Pawlowski now faces more than 50 counts, including extortion, bribery, and fraud. Federal in a corruption case that a federal prosecutor likened Wednesday to selling City Hall to the highest bidder. As early as today, PA Senate to consider House Bill 59 to restrict access to Medicaid. And PA Senate prepared to vote on revenue package for budget - looks like a severance tax is included.
In space news, Star Trek Discovery makes a splash at ComicCon. GOP Representative Dana Rorhbacher asks NASA scientists if an ancient civilization existed on Mars. NASA April Fools joke spurs the deep conspiracy web about secret Martian base. Sean preps for a wedding. Free Will Brewing has a can release today at 3 pm - Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie. New England-style IPA 4 packs of 16oz. Cans.
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