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Daily Kos Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:55 GMT  

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"This year's Easter Sunday happens to fall on the same day as the marijuana holiday, 4/20. Which means no matter what your religion, this Sunday you're probably going to see a giant bunny."
---Conan O'Brien

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"Walmart's owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, 500 miles away from the nearest person who ever would want to look at art. And she said about it: 'For years I've been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.' How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?"
---Bill Maher

"A woman in Las Vegas was arrested after she threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton while Hillary was giving a speech. The woman was tackled, cuffed, and thrown into a police car. Then the cops said, 'Normally, we do that, Hillary, but thank you for the help.'"
---Jimmy Fallon

"Kim Jong Un was re-elected as leader of North Korea, winning 100 percent of the vote, easily defeating his challenger, Or Else."
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"It's Derek Jeter's final year in baseball. Don't you hate it when a guy announces his retirement a year in advance and then spends every day milking it for cheap sentimentality?"
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Americans Think the Poor are Poor Because They Failed

44%

Of Americans think poor people are poor mostly because of a lack of opportunities, while only 30% said it's mostly because of their individual failings, new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. "While Democrats and independents in the new survey were more likely to think the rich, poor and unemployed got where they are mostly due to outside circumstances, Republicans in the poll largely said the opposite. They tended to think the poor are poor because of individual failings, rather than lack of opportunities (48% to 23%), and that they have a poor work ethic rather than good jobs being unavailable to them (49% to 21%)."

44%

Of Americans think poor people are poor mostly because of a lack of opportunities, while only 30% said it’s mostly because of their individual failings, new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. “While Democrats and independents in the new survey were more likely to think the rich, poor and unemployed got where they are mostly due to outside circumstances, Republicans in the poll largely said the opposite. They tended to think the poor are poor because of individual failings, rather than lack of opportunities (48% to 23%), and that they have a poor work ethic rather than good jobs being unavailable to them (49% to 21%).”


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ThinkProgress Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:55 GMT  

“This Thing Is Working”

The evidence continues to pile up that the Affordable Care Act is working, and conservatives on the defensive.

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A Slew Of Good Health Care News Has Conservatives On Their Heels

The evidence continues to pile up that the Affordable Care Act is doing exactly what progressives said it would: providing the peace of mind of high-quality and affordable health coverage to millions of Americans. Despite the initial bumps, the law is actually exceeding expectations when it comes to enrollment. What’s more, Americans are sick of Republicans who have voted over 50 times to repeal the law without even offering an alternative — the law is working better than expected and it is here to stay.

19 Million Americans Covered

With President Obama’s final announcement of enrollment numbers on Thursday, the tally for the total number of Americans getting coverage (so far!) thanks to the Affordable Care Act is in:

  • 8 million people have signed up for health coverage through the state and federal marketplaces.
  • 3 million more have signed up for coverage through Medicaid.
  • 3 million now have coverage by staying on their parents’ plan.
  • 5 million people have signed up for ACA-compliant plans outside the marketplace.

Altogether, a new Gallup survey reveals that 4 percent of all Americans are newly ensured this year.

Exchanges Working And Costs Down

Opponents of the law claimed that insufficient numbers of young and healthy people would enroll in the exchanges, causing premiums to skyrocket next year. These fears also aren’t panning out; in fact, just the opposite is happening.

For one, young people are signing up for health coverage under the law in droves. The White House reported that 28% of enrollees are between the ages of 18 and 35. That’s the same percentage as in Massachusetts, which has run a successful healthcare marketplace since 2007. Gallup echoes this point, writing that “the newly insured are, on average, much younger than the overall population.”

Additionally, worries about dramatic cost increases have also proven to be overblown. New Congressional Budget Office projections for 2016 insurance premiums are 15 percent lower than previous estimates, a reduction that they estimate to save $186 billion (not to say we called it, but…we called it).

The mix of massive enrollment and a young, healthy enrollment pool has insurers who “got their first taste of Obamacare this year [wanting] seconds,” according to Politico. In at least ten states, insurers that didn’t offer coverage through the exchanges this year have said they plan to in 2015. This creates more options for consumers, and signals the strength of the ACA marketplaces.

Conservatives On Defense

As millions of people experience real, and not just theoretical, benefits of the law, Americans are getting more and more tired of the political battles to repeal it. A recent Kaiser survey found that 59 percent of Americans want keep the law in place or improve it, while only 29 percent want get rid of it. Pew reports that even a “majority of ACA opponents – representing 30% of the public overall – want politicians to do what they can to make the law work as well as possible, compared with 19% of the public that wants elected officials to do what they can to make it fail.”

And constituents are showing their frustration with their conservative elected officials’ fixation on repeal. Without any alternative to point to, and an increasingly frustrated public, these politicians have nobody to blame but themselves.

Think Progress videotaped on one such interaction at a town hall for GOP Rep. Dennis Ross (FL):

Constituent: Why do you think it is so good to deny seniors on Part D to make them pay more, about $4,000 more for medicine, and people with pre-existing conditions get denied insurance, have 26-year-olds have a harder time getting insurance because they can’t get on their parents’? Why do you think those are good ideas?

ROSS: I don’t. I think one of the most unfortunate things my party did the last three years was not offer an alternative to health care.

Ross isn’t the only Republican to face criticism recently. Paul Ryan, Scott Brown, and Chris Christie have also had constituents tell them to end their focus on repeal. Meanwhile, states that have refused to expand health care to low-income residents are also starting to face the music: the uninsured rate is dropping three times faster in states that have expanded Medicaid compared to those that have not.

BOTTOM LINE: We think just a look at a few of this week’s health-care related headlines provides the best summary: the ACA is working.

New York Times: Enrollments Exceed Obama’s Target for Health Care Act

New Republic: Obamacare Signups Hit 8 Million And both Young And Old Are On Board

National Journal: Obamacare Is On A Winning Streak

Politico: Insurers see brighter Obamacare skies

Washington Post: States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured, surveys show

Gallup: Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law

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Court-Ordered Deportations Plunge, But This Mother Is Still Caught In The Deportation Dragnet

One mother doesn't want her children to be killed in Mexico if she gets deported.

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Undocumented immigrants rally outside the White House to ask the President to stop deportations.

Undocumented immigrants rally outside the White House to ask the President to stop deportations.

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Court-ordered deportations decreased by 43 percent between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, according to new Department of Justice data released Wednesday. That statistic, which includes the last four months of the former President George W. Bush’s presidency, may help to bolster the Obama administration’s argument that federal immigration officials are now focusing on detaining and deporting criminal immigrants, but other immigrants are still caught in deportation proceedings.

The data found that in the 2013 fiscal year, immigration judges ordered deportations for 105,064 cases, down 56 percent from 185,426 cases ordered in 2009. Fewer immigrants wound up in immigration court in 2013 (187,678 cases) compared to in 2009 (254,537). And the sharpest drop in court-ordered deportations came in 2011, after then-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton issued a memo directing federal immigration agents to focus on detaining criminal immigrants rather than immigrants without criminal records.

Department of Homeland Security spokesman Peter Boogaard confirmed to the New York Times on Thursday, that “the exercise of prosecutorial discretion had led enforcement agents and visa officials to file fewer deportation charges.”

Court-ordered deportations comprised about one-third of the 368,644 removals carried out in 2013. Border deportations accounted for the other two-thirds. As Dara Lind at Vox.com explained, “border” deportations can include immigrants living within 100 miles of the actual border, regardless of length of residency. Lind wrote that while those immigrants caught at the border are theoretically provided an immigration hearing, the Obama administration had increasingly deported people in the “border zone” through a process known as “expedited removal.” It is unclear from the DOJ data how many court-ordered deportations were a result of these border apprehensions. Although the DOJ report shows that President Obama has slowed down the court-ordered deportation rate, he is on track to deporting more immigrants overall than any other president.

The DOJ data doesn’t go into specific charges, but the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) found that since 2008, the most serious charge for nearly half all deportees was for an immigration or traffic violation.

According to the New York Times, “the share of cases in which judges decided against deportation and for allowing foreigners to remain in the United States has consistently increased, to about one-third last year from about one-fifth in 2009.”

An increase in court victories can partially be attributed to better access to legal representation to fight deportations: New York launched a pilot legal representation program to provide public defenders for immigrant detainees and a 2013 federal ruling required ICE to provide legal representation to immigrants with mental disabilities. One study found that 97 percent of immigrant detainees without legal representation lost their case, while 74 percent of those with legal representation had successful outcomes.

Despite the drop in court-ordered deportations, undocumented immigrants who would otherwise qualify for discretion, like those having strong familial ties, are still getting caught in the deportation dragnet. Maria Esmeralda Cornejo, an undocumented parent of three U.S. citizen children under the age of ten, may become another deportation statistic by the end of April if an immigration judge decides that she should go back to Mexico.

Border officials first apprehended and deported Cornejo in 2000 when she was caught coming into the United States without papers. She reentered the country later that year and had been living and working in Ohio until 2013 when police pulled her over for speeding. After running a background check, police found her illegal entry charge and handed her case to ICE, who put her in deportation proceedings. By federal immigration standards, the illegal entry charge qualified as a felony, so Cornejo has become a high-priority deportation case. Her lawyer, Julie Namecek, is hoping that immigration officials will exercise prosecutorial discretion and has requested a stay of removal.

Cornejo told ThinkProgress on Thursday that she was afraid of going back to Mexico not only because she would have to uproot her children. “The little one cries a lot,” Cornejo said. “She doesn’t want to go to Mexico because someone can kill her.”

“She’s a very involved parent,” Namecek added. “Her daughters were getting bullied and she actively sought out a bilingual school in Columbus. Her daughters aren’t just good students. They’re the role models for the school. Every time a new student comes in, they’re the ambassadors.”

“Sometimes in my class, I look up news and they say lots of bad things about Mexico,” Carnejo’s nine-year-old daughter, Jocelyn said. “I have my friends and my school here. I speak a little Spanish, but writing and reading is hard for me.”

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HIV-Positive Basketball Player Kicked Out Of City Rec League

There are no recorded cases of HIV being transmitted through sports.

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More than 20 after Magic Johnson returned to the NBA following his HIV-positive diagnosis, a player in a Kissimmee, Florida recreational basketball league was pulled off the court and temporarily banished from the league because he is HIV-positive.

The Orlando Sentinel told the story of 21-year-old Dakota Basinger, who was playing in a recreational basketball game as part of the Kissimmee Parks and Recreation league on Sunday, was taken from the court into a private room and told by a city employee that he wouldn’t be allowed to play anymore. “I feel humiliated and discriminated against,” Basinger told the Sentinel. “I felt horrible walking out of that gym.”

Thursday, the city of Kissimmee announced that the employee, Dale Boston, has resigned from his position with the Parks and Recreation Department, and that he had “acted independently and without supervisor approval.” Basinger will be allowed to return to the league, but he told the Sentinel he was unsure if he would:

Basinger is welcome to continue playing with the league, she said. But Basinger isn’t sure whether he will. “I’m going to have to think about that,” he said.

Upon learning of Boston’s resignation, Basinger said, “I’m pretty upset. I feel like it wasn’t his fault.” He said Boston told him the city had asked him to remove Basinger from the game and from all future games.

When Johnson, who announced he was HIV positive on November 7, 1991 and promptly retired from basketball, returned to the sport for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, there were fears that he would spread the disease to other players. Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone, Johnson’s teammate on the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, responded to rumors that Johnson was returning to the NBA with concern. “Look at this, scabs and cuts all over me,” Malone said after a game in 1992. “I get these every night, every game. They can’t tell you that you’re not at risk, and you can’t tell me there’s one guy in the N.B.A. who hasn’t thought about it.”

Those fears were misplaced then, though perhaps Malone had an excuse then because the public was still largely uneducated about the disease (Malone apologized to Johnson a year later). But such concerns are even more misplaced today. The Centers for Disease Control says that HIV cannot be spread by casual contact, saliva, or sweat, and it is “extremely rare” for it to spread through blood contact with open woods or skin. To mitigate what little risk exists, sports leagues and organizations have implemented policies for dealing with players who are bleeding, both when they are HIV-positive and not. In 1994, when the NFL implemented its HIV policy, it noted that the CDC had “not attributed one AIDS case to athletic competition.” A 2004 study of HIV and hepatitis B and C found similarly that “there are no confirmed reports of HIV transmission during sport.”

The responsibility of limiting whatever small risk exists should be on parks and rec departments to have first aid policies to prevent the spread of HIV or any other transmittable disease. But there is no more reason to keep an HIV-positive player off the court today than there was to keep Magic out of the NBA 20 years ago.

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Media Matters for America - Latest Items Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:56 GMT  

Fox Champions Bundy Supporters Who Threatened Violence Against Federal Agents

Fox figures praised armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy as good, patriotic, hard-working Americans, ignoring their threats of violence against Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents and indications that they were willing to put women in children in the line of fire.

Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Refuses To Pay Grazing Fees, Resulting In Standoff With BLM

Los Angeles Times: Bundy Refused To Pay Grazing Fees For Use Of Federal Land.  As the Los Angeles Times reported on April 7:

Bundy is battling with federal officials over his cattle's grazing on 150 square miles of scrub desert overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. He has refused to pay BLM grazing fees since 1993, arguing in court filings that his Mormon ancestors worked the land long before the BLM was formed, giving him rights that predate federal involvement. His back fees exceed $300,000, he says. [Los Angeles Times4/7/14]

AP: Court Ordered Bundy To Pay Fees Or His Cattle Would Be Confiscated. Bundy refused to pay the fees he owed, and so the BLM attempted to carry out court orders to confiscate his cattle to settle the debt:

A federal judge in Las Vegas first ordered Bundy to remove his trespassing cattle in 1998. The bureau was implementing two federal court orders last year to remove Bundy's cattle after making repeated efforts to resolve the matter outside court, Kornze said, adding the rancher has not paid grazing fees in 20 years. [Associated Press, 4/13/14]

AP: BLM Halted Cattle Confiscation After Armed Militias Showed Up To Protest. As the Associated Press reported, after the Bureau of Land Management began confiscating Bundy's cattle, armed  "states' rights protesters, including militia members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' return to rancher Cliven Bundy," leading to the BLM's decision to halt the confiscation:

Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

Bureau of Land Management Chief Neil Kornze announced an abrupt halt to the weeklong roundup just hours before the release.

"Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concerns about the safety of employees and members of the public," Kornze said in a statement. [Associated Press, 4/13/14]

Sen. Harry Reid Calls Armed Protestors "Domestic Terrorists"

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Sen. Reid Called Bundy's Armed Supporters "Domestic Terrorists." At an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) called armed protesters supporting Bundy "domestic terrorists," saying, "Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots, are not. They're nothing more than domestic terrorists." [Las Vegas Review-Journal4/17/14]

Bundy Repeatedly Threatens Violence Against BLM Agents

Las Vegas Sun: Bundy Said He Would "Do Whatever It Takes" To Protect His Cattle. In 2013, Bundy told the Las Vegas Sun he would "do whatever it takes" to prevent the government from seizing his cattle:

[T]he rancher insists his cattle aren't going anywhere. He acknowledges that he keeps firearms at his ranch and has vowed to "do whatever it takes" to defend his animals from seizure.

"I've got to protect my property," Bundy said as Arden steered several cattle inside an elongated pen. "If people come to monkey with what's mine, I'll call the county sheriff. If that don't work, I'll gather my friends and kids and we'll try to stop it. I abide by all state laws. But I abide by almost zero federal laws."Bundy's wife Carol told the Sun that she owns a shotgun and is prepared to use it:

Carol Bundy said her husband is not a violent man, just a person who will protect what he owns. For that matter, so is she.

"I've got a shotgun," she said. "It's loaded and I know how to use it. We're ready to do what we have to do, but we'd rather win this in the court of public opinion." [Las Vegas Sun9/23/13]

Bundy's Response To Question About Resorting To Violence: "I Didn't Say I Wouldn't Carry A Gun." On the April 10 edition of The Laura Ingraham Show, Ingraham asked Bundy whether he would resort to violence to settle the dispute:

INGRAHAM: When you said you would do quote "whatever it takes," to stop the government from impounding your cattle, what did you mean by that? Did you mean you would resort to violence?

BUNDY: What I said was -- I didn't say I wouldn't carry a gun. [The Laura Ingraham Show4/10/14, via Media Matters]

Fox Figures Praise "Patriotic" Bundy Supporters

Fox's Earhardt: Bundy Supporters Are "Good, Hardworking Americans." On the April 18 edition of Fox & Friends, co-host Ainsley Earhardt expressed outrage at Sen. Harry Reid's comments that Bundy's supporters are "domestic terrorists," saying:

EARHARDT: And then the question this morning, the government's reaction to all of this. They're pulling guns on these individuals, on Harry Reid's community. These are folks that live in Nevada, these are good, hardworking Americans. So they disagree and the government goes out there and pulls guns and now Harry Reid's calling them terrorists? [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 4/18/14]

Fox's Morris: Supporters Were "Protesting Peacefully." In a later segment during the April 18 edition of Fox & Friends, co-host Clayton Morris claimed that, "Suddenly people are there protesting peacefully, arguing against government intervention here ... and all of these police and folks roll in with guns and sniper rifles pointing at them." [Fox News, Fox & Friends4/18/14]

Fox's Napolitano: Ranch Protesters "Shows You The Resistance Of Patriotic Americans." Fox contributor Andrew Napolitano and Bill O'Reilly discussed the Nevada standoff on the April 17 edition of The O'Reilly Factor. Both conceded that Bundy's actions were illegal, yet Napolitano called his supporters "patriotic" and downplayed their threats of violence:

O'REILLY: But here's the fact. The federal government sent more force in to handle Cliven Bundy's cows than they did to Ukraine. Right, I mean we can't even get binoculars over there for those people but we have all of this.

NAPOLITANO: It shows you the attitude of the federal government today, and it shows you the resistance of patriotic Americans -- Americans whose voices were silenced at the scene by being moved three miles away. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor4/17/14]

Fox's Starnes: Bundy Supporters Are "Law-Abiding" Patriots.  On the April 17 edition of Hannity, Fox contributor Todd Starnes told guest-host Eric Bolling, "The idea that you've got the Senate Majority Leader going out there and calling law-abiding American citizens -- patriots -- domestic terrorists for protesting against their government is beyond the pale." [Fox News, Hannity, 4/17/14]

Fox Guest: Why Were Guns Pointed At "Hardworking Ranchers"? During the April 17 edition of Fox News's The Kelly File, frequent Fox guest and conservative filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch demanded an explanation from Sen. Harry Reid as to why guns were pointed at "hardworking ranchers":

LYNCH: That man [Sen. Reid], I want an explanation from him. I want to know why it is that I had M-16s pointed at my face. Why those M-16s were pointed at women and children and hardworking ranchers. I want an explanation. Because the more I keep on looking at my footage -- that looked like Afghanistan. [Fox News, The Kelly File4/17/14]

Bundy Supporters Who Fox Praised Were Armed, Threatened Violence

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Armed Militia Members Mobilized For "Armed Confrontation."  The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on April 9 that armed militia members were joining Bundy in his standoff with the BLM:

From near and wide, armed men are trickling toward Cliven Bundy's ranch, where the rancher's fight with the federal government has become a rallying cry for militia groups across the United States.

[...]

They say they are prepared for armed confrontation, but they insist they will not be the instigators if bloodshed happens. [Las Vegas Review-Journal4/9/14]

Reuters: Many Supporters "Wore Military Fatigues And Carried Rifles And Pistols." Reuters reported on April 17 that many of Bundy's supporters carried rifles and pistols:

A number of Bundy supporters wore military fatigues and carried rifles and pistols and had traveled from California, Idaho, Arizona, Montana and beyond. Most kept their handguns holstered.

[Former Arizona sheriff Richard] Mack, who wore his gun on his hip, and other Bundy supporters interviewed by Reuters said they would not shoot first but would retaliate if fired upon. [Reuters, 4/17/14]

Review-Journal: "Serious Bloodshed Was Narrowly Avoided" At The Protest. The Las Vegas Review-Journal also reported that:

On Wednesday, that dispute teetered at the edge of deadly conflict, when Cliven Bundy's family members and supporters scuffled with rangers from the Bureau of Land Management sent to protect the federal roundup of Bundy's cattle on public land. [Las Vegas Review-Journal4/9/14]

Huffington Post: Former Sheriff Wanted To Put "Women Up At The Front" If A Shootout Occurred. According to the Huffington Post, former Arizona sheriff and Bundy supporter Richard Mack proposed putting women on the front lines if a shootout with the BLM occurred and claimed he "would have put my own wife or daughters there":

"We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front," he said on Fox News, according to TheBlaze.com. "If they are going to start shooting, it's going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers."

[...]

"If they're going to start killing people, I'm sorry, but to show the world how ruthless these people are, women needed to be the first ones shot. I'm sorry, that sounds horrible. I would have put my own wife or daughters there, and I would have been screaming bloody murder to watch them die. [Huffington Post, 4/15/14]

Reuters: Bundy Supporter "Aimed His Semi-Automatic Rifle" At Federal Agents. On April 17, Reuters reported on the aftermath of the Bundy ranch protest, writing that during that during the standoff an armed protester aimed his gun at federal agents:

Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada desert. [Reuters, 4/17/14]

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          Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Urquhart

KLAS-TV Las Vegas: Militia Man Joining Bundy Protest Said "We Provide Armed Response." On April 10, a local Las Vegas news station KLAS-TV reported that one militia man coming to support Bundy said, "That is what we do. We provide armed response ... We need guns to protect ourselves from the tyrannical government." [KLAS-TV Las Vegas, 4/10/14]


Right Wing Watch Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:56 GMT  

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/18/14

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