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GOP leaders pile on sweeteners to sell Obamacare repeal – Politico

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants have been meeting with holdout moderates to find out what’s needed to secure their support. | AP Photo The revisions are part of a last-ditch effort to get the measure passed. By Jennifer Haberkorn, Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey 03/20/17 06:36 PM EDT Updated 03/20/17 08:07 PM EDT House Republican leaders are poised to release Monday evening an expansive series of changes…

What’s behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes? – Scientific American – Scientific American

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly…

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found – CNN

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

(CNN)FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/03/20/wiretapping-saga-trump-obama-sfc-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_13′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170306095528-obama-and-trump-at-inauguration-01-2017-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl…

Was Trump Golfing? White House Shrouds Time at His Clubs in Mystery – New York Times

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

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Amid Charges By Former Law Student On Gender Equality, Former Clerks Defend Gorsuch – NPR

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears before reporters before a meeting on Capitol Hill on Feb. 1. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch appears before reporters before a meeting on Capitol Hill on Feb. 1. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Editors’ note 12:55 p.m. ET: Since this story was first published, we have added material from another former student and former law clerks…

Trump dismisses a poll that doesn’t exist for coming from an inaccurate pollster that wasn’t – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

On the grand scale of Things President Trump Says That Are Inaccurate or Misleading, a tweet Monday morning about a poll from CNN rates fairly low. It’s hardly at the level of Trump’s false assertion that millions of votes were cast illegally, for example, or his untrue claim that his predecessor tapped the phones at Trump Tower. But it is notably Trumpian for a few simple reasons. 1. It was…