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Ilhan Omar Misquotes Article, Falsely Claims Child ‘Died’ Due to Dropped Medicaid Coverage

Ilhan Omar Misquotes Article, Falsely Claims Child ‘Died’ Due to Dropped Medicaid CoverageRepresentative Ilhan Omar tweeted a link to a New York Times article Thursday morning and falsely claimed a child “died as a direct result of Trump’s cuts to Medicaid and CHIP,” even though the article makes no such claim.After critics pointed out Omar’s inaccuracy on Twitter, her account tweeted an addendum saying the child had “almost died.”> almost died*> > — Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) October 24, 2019The Times’ article paints a fearful account of rising uninsurance rates among eligible Medicaid families due to amended paperwork requirements and deportation fears, and implies shifts in policy under the Trump administration are behind the decreasing enrollment. But HHS Administration for Children and Families spokesman told the paper that recent rises are due to factors in individual states.“I went to the E.R. thinking he had insurance. If the receptionist had not seen him turning blue, she might have just said, ‘He’s not covered, so we can’t see him today.’ I do think about that.,” Karen Johnson, the boy’s mother, told The Times. The nine-month old was taken to the intensive care unit for a respiratory virus, treated successfully, and later released.The rest of the story also undercuts Omar’s initial tweet, as the Times reports that “Trump administration officials have not explicitly tried to limit children’s Medicaid coverage.” After an appointment with an enrollment counselor, it was revealed that Johnson had missed a window to provide proof of income to re-enroll her three children.The Johnson’s are now re-enrolled successfully, and Karen is counting on Medicaid to cover the hospital bills retroactively.Medicaid retroactively covers eligible patients up to three months after the month of application.

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Democrats Seek Insider Trading Probe After ‘Trump Chaos’ Article

Democrats Seek Insider Trading Probe After ‘Trump Chaos’ Article(Bloomberg) — Democratic lawmakers are increasingly demanding that U.S. authorities investigate allegations raised in a recent magazine article that traders might be using non-public government information to reap huge illegal profits, even as the exchange where the transactions purportedly took place called the story “patently false.”In a Monday letter, 14 Democratic senators urged the heads of the Justice Department, FBI, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission to probe “disturbing reports of suspicious trading in our futures and equities markets” described in a Vanity Fair piece. The magazine referred to the transactions as “Trump Chaos Trades.”Since the story’s publication, the suggestion that White House leaks could be a factor in futures traders making billions of dollars from well-timed bets ahead of major geopolitical announcements has fueled endless chatter from Washington to Wall Street. Still, the article has been met with widespread skepticism from the financial industry.CME Group Inc., the world’s biggest futures exchange, has dismissed the claims, arguing that the trades highlighted in the story couldn’t have been based on inside information because too many market participants were involved. The article describes five big transactions in S&P 500 e-mini futures from June 28 to Sept. 13, ranging from 55,000 to 420,000 contracts.“As it relates to the Vanity Fair article published on October 17, 2019, regarding activities in the E-mini S&P futures contract, the allegations about the trading activity are patently false,” CME said in an Oct. 18 statement.In Monday’s letter, Democrats said they wanted federal authorities “to investigate immediately whether any rules, laws or regulations were violated.” The lawmakers added that “if any wrongdoing is uncovered, we demand that you swiftly hold violators accountable to the fullest extent possible.”Spokesmen for the SEC and Justice Department declined to comment, while spokesmen for the FBI and CFTC didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.The wagers cited by Vanity Fair were made shortly before market-moving news — three times involving the U.S.-China trade war, once involving the bombing of Saudi oil fields and once involving Hong Kong politics. Thanks to market reactions, the magazine said, people involved in the transactions could’ve booked gains of between $ 82.5 million on the smallest to $ 1.8 billion on the biggest.The story’s author, William D. Cohan, has said that finance professionals with decades of experience alerted him to the trades. Cohan, a former Bloomberg Opinion columnist, has said that factors other than illegal buying-and-selling could explain the transactions and that he doesn’t know whether any nefarious activity actually occurred.Earlier Monday, Angus King, an independent Maine senator who caucuses with the Democrats, also called on the SEC to investigate. Last week, Democratic Representatives Ted Lieu and Kathleen Rice requested a federal investigation into the timing around sales of e-mini futures contracts before significant geopolitical events or statements from Trump.\–With assistance from Nick Baker.To contact the reporters on this story: Ben Bain in Washington at bbain2@bloomberg.net;Matt Robinson in New York at mrobinson55@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jesse Westbrook at jwestbrook1@bloomberg.net, Gregory MottFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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Chanel Miller said she didn't know she was sexually assaulted until reading a news article about Brock Turner's arrest 10 days after she blacked out and woke up in the hospital

Chanel Miller said she didn't know she was sexually assaulted until reading a news article about Brock Turner's arrest 10 days after she blacked out and woke up in the hospitalBrock Turner sexually assaulted Chanel Miller at a frat party in 2015. A jury found Turner guilty on three counts of sexual assault in 2016.

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AOC Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment following Botched NYT Article

AOC Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment following Botched NYT ArticleRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) called for the impeachment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh in a tweet on Monday, amid controversy over a discredited New York Times story detailing further allegations of sexual-misconduct against Kavanaugh that was published Saturday.Along with her tweet, which was posted, then deleted, and then posted again without explanation, Ocasio-Cortez shared a video of a speech she gave at what appears to be a rally against Kavanaugh's then-impending confirmation.> This was almost a year ago.> > It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat.> > Because sexual assault isn’t a crime of passion – it’s about the abuse of power.> > He must be impeached.pic.twitter.com/9PhrgeYuHv> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 16, 2019"Could you imagine if Brett Kavanaugh had to sit in front of a panel of eleven women of color deciding his fate? Could you imagine? Could you imagine?" she asks in the video as the crowd applauds.The Times story, which was questioned after the alleged victim said she did not remember the incident it described, led a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, to join Ocasio-Cortez in calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment.> I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. > > He must be impeached.> > — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019> Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him. Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.> > — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 15, 2019President Trump, meanwhile, suggested that those who continue to accuse Kavanaugh should be sued.> Just Out: “Kavanaugh accuser doesn’t recall incident.” @foxandfriends DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WILL DO OR SAY. They are looking to destroy, and influence his opinions – but played the game badly. They should be sued!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019

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‘I Read the Article!’: Laura Ingraham’s Interview With Black NFL Star Ben Watson Backfires

‘I Read the Article!’: Laura Ingraham’s Interview With Black NFL Star Ben Watson BackfiresThings didn’t go as planned for Fox News host Laura Ingraham at the end of a Monday night interview with New England Patriots tight end Ben Watson, causing the conservative primetime star to stumble when she realized her guest didn’t have the opinion she seemed to want of him.Watson, who had just spent the majority of the segment defending New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees’ involvement with anti-LGBTQ group Focus on the Family, was then asked to react to Atlantic writer Jemele Hill’s call for elite black athletes to stop attending white-majority colleges—an article that has predictably sparked outrage on the right.“When I saw the uproar over it, I read the article,” Watson told the Ingraham Angle host. “I agreed with her. She had some great points in that article there.”The pro athlete went on to note Hill’s article argued that historically black colleges and universities have struggled to compete financially with majority-white institutions since integration, possibly contributing to the large wealth gap between white and black families.“What she was saying was simply we are trying to pump money and revenue into some of these communities that are still big disparities,” Watson added. “This may be a way to do it. Obviously, that’s in a vacuum for other factors to figure into that but when you read her argument, she lays it out very cleanly and it’s actually something that I agree with.”Ingraham, meanwhile, was caught by surprise, likely figuring Watson would be on the same page as her and react in disgust to Hill’s argument.“Well I think Duke would have not been thrilled about you’re not being there, but we will leave it at that,” she exclaimed. “College sports would certainly be a lot different today if we went down a color-coded way of figuring out college admissions. That’s like re-segregating the country! Why do we want that?!”“No because segregation, as you know, is government-mandated,” Watson calmly responded. “This is not segregation. If you read the article…”The Fox News host, however, wouldn’t let Watson finish his thought, rolling her eyes before cutting him off so she could end the interview.“I read the article!” Ingraham declared. “I read the article. All right, we have to go.”The Fox News primetime star exhibited restraint, however, compared to other times where she found herself in political disagreement with a pro athlete. “Shut up and dribble,” she infamously declared last year while discussing NBA star LeBron James’ vocal opposition to President Trump.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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British paper apologizes to Melania Trump, pays 'substantial damages' over article

British paper apologizes to Melania Trump, pays 'substantial damages' over articleThe Telegraph said it published false claims about first Lady Melania Trump's family and modeling career in its Saturday Magazine.

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Facebook accused of conservative bias over Kavanaugh article fact-check

Facebook accused of conservative bias over Kavanaugh article fact-checkThe story of how a conservative website was allowed to demote a liberal article on the social media platform.

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I'll take lie-detector test over unsigned article, says Mike Pence

I'll take lie-detector test over unsigned article, says Mike PenceThe vice president of the United States said on Sunday he was willing to take a lie detector test to prove he did not author the damning New York Times article that rocked the White House last week. Mike Pence is one of a handful of senior administration officials who have publicly denied they wrote the op-ed that stated there had been discussions to invoke the 25th amendment, which allows for removal of the president if he or she was deemed unfit to carry out the duties of the office. Donald Trump has demanded an investigation to identify the rogue staff member. Speaking on US TV, Mr Pence said it would be for the president to decide if lie detectors should be used to find the culprit. But he said: "I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do." “The honorable thing to do here is for this individual to recognize that they are literally violating an oath,” he said. “If they are a senior administration official, that they are violating an oath, not to the president, but to the Constitution.” He added: “It’s all an effort to distract attention from this booming economy and from the president’s record of success." U.S. Vice President Mike Pence In a separate interview yesterday, he heaped praise on Mr Trump who he described as one of the most successful presidents in the history of the nation. "This president is tough. He's demanding. He wants things yesterday. And I think it's one of the reasons why we've accomplished so much in such a short period of time, he said. "I mean the truth is I think President Donald Trump is the most accomplished president of my lifetime and I think already one of the most successful presidents in American history." Mr Pence also called for an end to the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "What I think is that it’s been about a year since this investigation began. Our administration has provided over a million documents, we’ve fully cooperated in it and in the interest of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up." When asked if he would be willing to be interviewed by the special prosecutor, he replied: "I would."

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Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC article

Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC articleA Thai pro-democracy activist said on Sunday she had fled Thailand after learning she would be prosecuted for defaming the monarchy for sharing on Facebook a 2016 BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s king. Chanoknan Ruamsap said in a post on her Facebook account on Sunday that she received a summons earlier this month to hear a royal insult charge under Article 112 for posting a profile of the king from the BBC’s Thai-language service, which some deemed offensive. Reuters could not immediately reach the Thai authorities or the BBC for comment.

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Dr. Allen’s Prostate Treatment Device Helps to Restore Prostate Function Naturally Enhancing Health Benefits of Sex, Says Fine Treatment In Response to Recent Article

A recent article ‘10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex’ in WebMD explores that, while frequent ejaculations lower the risk of prostate disorders later in life, it is not the only factor supporting prostate function, which in turn is necessary for a healthy sex life. By improving the impaired prostate gland naturally, Dr. Allen’s Device for Prostate Care helps men to stay sexually active and healthier, states Fine Treatment. …
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