90-second report: Daily topics shaping national opinion

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This 90-second report informs the readers of todays hottest subjects with links for more information.

Daily topics shaping national opinion

90-second report:  Tuesday: March 14, 2017

1. CBO: 24 MILLION WOULD LOSE HEALTH CARE UNDER GOP PLAN

The figures from Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts deal a blow to the GOP’s drive to repeal and replace Obamacare.  The committee shows how little the Trump Health Care plan does to meet the President’s promises.  It does show that tax breaks increase for the wealthy, but substantially decrease for poor and under-insured.

2. WHY JUSTICE DEPT. NEEDS MORE TIME ON WIRETAP EVIDENCE

No credible information has emerged to back up the president’s claim that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.  The real question is, “why must the government spend time searching for an idea?”  During the elections, Donald Trump promised an investigation into Hillary Clinton.  Now, we wants to investigate Barrack Obama.

3. BLIZZARD BARRELS TOWARD NORTHEAST

Forecasts call for as much as 20 inches of snow in New York City, with heavy accumulations also expected from Philadelphia to Maine.  How much will com?  What parts of the country will be affected?  Is climate change still a relevant statement?

4. WHO CLAIMS $435.3M POWERBALL PRIZE

An Indiana man comes forward to collect the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history — but chooses to remain anonymous.  Under the president’s new health care bill, this man will not be eligible for the government insurance plan.  Six pages, or seven percent, of the bill was devoted to explaining what to do if someone wins the lottery and is on the government plan.

5. ‘WE ARE GETTING GOUGED’

That’s how Fla. House Speaker Richard Corcoran responds to an AP investigation that finds the state’s top GOP lawmakers spent $253 million on legal fights in the last six years.  When the government leaders tiptoe on the law, it costs tax payers millions of dollars in court fees.

6. SEVERAL STATES SUPPORT HAWAII’S LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

A federal judge in Honolulu is scheduled to hear the motion Wednesday.  Whether it is or is not a ban is no longer the question.  It is a matter of whether it is legally binding.

7. SCOTLAND TO HOLD NEW VOTE TO LEAVE UK

Scotland’s leader says another independence referendum will take place in the next two years because Britain’s “Brexit” is dragging Scotland out of the EU against its will.  With all of the divisions between Scotland and England, money still binds them.  Where Britain leads, Scotland must follow.

8. BATTERY SAFETY RULES FOR PLANES STALL UNDER TRUMP

The new administration wants to cut red tape — including regulations that would stop international flights from carrying rechargeable batteries known to self-ignite.  Trump’s executive order that effectively froze all new regulations has basically made members of the aviation departments concerned.  Will planes now be less safe, in the name of deregulation?

9. WHERE CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS SURVIVE LONGER

Canadians with the disease that can lead to persistent lung infections live about 10 years longer than Americans with the same illness, new research shows.

10. HOW TO STREAM MARCH MADNESS WHEN BOSS ISN’T AROUND

All NCAA Tournament games will be available online although many early round games will require a cable or satellite TV subscription password.

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