Archive for August 5th, 2014

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Chat On

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Mrs. Marieme Sall, in the Blue Room during a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, Aug. 5, 2014. [Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon]

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Night Owl Chat: New York City Electro, Circa 1982

You can’t really define electro music except by the way it makes you feel. Oh, you can say that it’s a mix of Kraftwerk and hip hop. But all you really want to do is get out on the dance floor and sweat. Many a dark and sweaty basement party in 1980s NYC was fueled by Africa Bambaataa and Planet Patrol. So, to lead you into the night, a little trip down my memory lane.

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Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk

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Orbit – The Beat Goes On

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President & First Lady Host Dinner for African Heads of State

9:0 EDT: The President and First Lady host a dinner at the White House for African heads of state

Also at White House Live

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African Leaders’ Arrivals At The White House

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9:30 EDT: President Obama and the First Lady Host a Dinner for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit

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‘Obamacare Causes Steep Drop In Uninsured’

#SoSueMe

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Greg Sargent: Obamacare Causes Steep Drop in Uninsured — In Deep Red States

Gallup finds that three of the largest drops in the rate of the uninsured just happened to take place in states with the most hard-fought Senate races…..

In Arkansas, the rate of uninsured dropped from 22.5 percent in 2013 to 12.4 percent now — a change of over 10 percentage points.

In Kentucky, it dropped from 20.4 percent to 11.9 percent — a change of over eight percentage points.

In Colorado, it dropped from 17 percent to 11 percent — a change of six percentage points.

The Kentucky example is particularly interesting. Remember, Mitch McConnell still regards the the law that created this drop in the uninsured among his own constituents as a “disaster.” Yet hundreds of thousands have signed up for coverage on the Kentucky exchange….

….. Meanwhile, the Koch-founded Americans for Prosperity has spent big money on multiple ads in Arkansas featuring Obamacare “horror stories” in which the victim in each…received a cancellation letter. Yet according to Gallup, the drop in uninsured here has been steeper than in any other state….

Full post here




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