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humphrey

A dig at the Republicans and some Democrats.

wi59

Having Paul Ryan by AHCA’S bedside means the patient (ACHA) is headed for Hospice care

humphrey

Its sad but this is reality!

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

polarbear4

What is there to switch to? Bing is likely doing the same thing, and the others just don’t seem to have to same capabilities?

humphrey

Deleted due to duplicate comment.

humphrey

I agree with Robert Reich.

humphrey

Trump surely knows how to “stack a deck” to get desired results.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/331184-ex-director-of-anti-immigration-group-to-take-top-position-at

The former director of the anti-immigration group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is expected to be appointed to a top position in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) next week, according to a new report by ProPublica.

Julie Kirchner was the director of FAIR from 2005 to 2015, and ProPublica reports she is going to be named ombudsman to USCIS on Monday. Kirchner was most recently working in the Trump administration as an adviser at Customs and Border Protection.

The ombudsman is charged with providing assistance to immigrants who face challenges during their immigration process. They also prepare a yearly report for lawmakers that is used to make policy recommendations.

humphrey

In France Macron is catching on fast that it is the Russian’s fault.

humphrey

This is a follow up to a comment in today’s early post.

humphrey

A break from always being serious.

humphrey

Yesterday I asked if the Senator Menendez case was still alive. I came across this.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-28/florida-doctor-tied-to-menendez-convicted-of-defrauding-medicare

A South Florida eye doctor who is accused of paying bribes to New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez was convicted in a separate case of defrauding Medicare of tens of millions of dollars. His conviction raises the possibility that the physician may try to help prosecutors in their case against the lawmaker.

Salomon Melgen, 62, was convicted Friday of dozens of counts of health-care fraud in federal court in West Palm Beach. Prosecutors said he purposely misdiagnosed elderly patients, most of them with a type of macular degeneration, and then conducted unnecessary invasive tests and provided expensive treatments. Prosecutors said a large portion of $105 million he billed to Medicare from 2004 to 2013 was fraudulent.

Both Menendez, a Democrat, and Melgen face a bribery trial on Sept. 6 in New Jersey. Menendez is accused of taking almost $1 million in campaign donations and luxury travel from Melgen in exchange for helping the doctor in a Medicare overbilling case, a contract dispute with the Dominican Republic and visa applications for three girlfriends. Both men pleaded not guilty.

With Melgen’s conviction, U.S. prosecutors may consider trying to gain Melgen’s cooperation in the New Jersey case against Menendez, said Robert Mintz, a former federal prosecutor. To do so, Melgen would have to plead guilty in New Jersey, and prosecutors in Florida would have to agree to seek leniency for him at sentencing for Friday’s conviction, Mintz said.

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