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This Doctor Prescribed More Addictive Opioids Than Anyone Else in the State. Now He Tries to Overcome the Drug Crisis.

COLEBROOK, N.H.—Inside a dimly lit room at the largest health care provider in New Hampshire’s least populated county, a circle of drug addicts talk about how to recover. In this private setting a reporter agrees not to publish the addicts’ names, but most people in and around Colebrook, a decaying town of 2,300, know who they are because of what they’ve become. “Once you become known as an addict, once you get that name, it stays with you, especially in a small town,” says a bearded mechanic in his late 30s, who says he has been sober from opioid painkillers and heroin for a year. Part 3 of 5: ‘Dr. Father Pill’ Wants to Be Part of the Solution He’s trying to stay that way with the support of his girlfriend, a fellow addict … Read entire article »

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What You Need to Know About the Diplomatic Standoff Between Qatar and Several Gulf States

News surfaced on Monday that several Gulf states in the Middle East had suddenly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, a Gulf state that borders Saudi Arabia. The Daily Signal sat down with Luke Coffey, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation, for details. News reports say that several Gulf states in the Middle East have cut ties with Qatar. What exactly happened? The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the Maldives, and Egypt have all cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. All commercial land, air, and sea travel between Qatar and these nations has been severed, and Qatari diplomats living in those countries have been given 48 hours to leave. Qatar has long supported Muslim Brotherhood groups, questionable Islamist factions in Syria and Libya, and has often … Read entire article »

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How to Fully Realize the Potential of Medicare Advantage

The House Ways and Means subcommittee on health will host a hearing this week on promoting integrated and coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries. The committee will review how Medicare Advantage, the program of competing private health plans, is providing services for senior and disabled citizens. This wide-ranging program includes, among other things, Special Needs Plans (SNPs) and other models for improving care delivery for our most vulnerable seniors and people living with disabilities. The Congress is right to focus on seniors with special needs. In Medicare Advantage, this population is helped by three different types of SNPs: dual-eligible, or D-SNPs (qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid), chronic condition, and institutional. Access to these plans remains high. Enrollment in these plans grew by 7 percent in 2016 alone and has grown from 0.9 million in … Read entire article »

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Trump Doesn’t Like So Many Anonymous Sources, and Neither Do These Journalism Experts

Last week, when pressed to answer questions about reports that Jared Kushner set up back-channel communications with the Russian government, White House press secretary Sean Spicer frequently responded by considering the source—or lack thereof. “I’m not going to dignify partisan accusations of anonymous sources and alleged—unsubstantiated attacks,” Spicer told reporters Tuesday during exchanges that became testy at times when answering questions about President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. The use of anonymous sources in stories critical of the president have been under the Trump White House’s skin for some time, though Rick Edmonds, a media business analyst at the Poynter Institute, which studies journalism and the media, wasn’t sure there are more stories based on anonymous sources under Trump than past presidents. “Anonymous sources are bad in theory, because generally, journalists should … Read entire article »

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Key Steps to Restoring Accountability to the Federal Bureaucracy

Over the last century, we have seen an exponential growth of the federal bureaucracy. As a practical matter, federal agencies—not Congress—have assumed the primary role in making the policies that affect our lives. Governing by regulation reached unprecedented levels under the Obama administration. In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has taken great strides to return our government to the people by reducing how much actual governing occurs by regulation. For instance, within days of taking office, Trump issued an ambitious executive order that requires federal agencies to identify two old regulations to eliminate for every new regulation proposed and to ensure that the net costs of new regulations are offset by the elimination of old ones. Trump has also nominated a number of exceptionally qualified agency heads who share a vision of … Read entire article »

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More Americans Are Streaming TV and Movies Now

Americans still watch a lot of television, but they’re doing more of it through streaming services these days. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults say, in a typical week, they watch television every day or nearly every day. That’s pretty much unchanged from 2016,  but has been on the rise from 52% since 2013. One-in-five (21%) watch TV several times a week, while five percent (5%) watch at least once a week. Seventeen percent (17%) say they watch TV only occasionally or less, including seven percent (7%) who rarely or never watch television. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 American Adults … Read entire article »

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YouTube Banned Me, But Not the Hate Imams by Michelle Malkin

One of the many maddening takeaways from the London Bridge jihad attack is this: If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone. … Read entire article »

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Americans Have a Bleak Outlook for Race Relations

Confidence in race relations in America remains down, and there isn’t much hope for the future. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 19% of American Adults rate race relations in America today as good or excellent, including just three percent (3%) who rate them as excellent. Thirty-eight percent (38%) give race relations in the country poor marks. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 4-5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. … Read entire article »

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Here we go: James Comey hearing (open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers The James Comey hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee starts at about 10 a.m. eastern, so here’s a space for discussion. Comey’s opening statement was released yesterday, and if that’s any indication the Democrats are about the start loathing him all over again — but we’ll see what happens. Anonymous sources tell me Rep. Maxine Waters will be watching from her office where she and her staff will continue to hold mock impeachment trials. All these hearings and Dem hyperventilating about Russia would still be happening even if Hillary had won, right? … Right!? **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

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CNN: If only US president cared about ‘climate’ as much as North Korea’s dictator

**Written by Doug Powers THIS. Is CNN: In a statement Tuesday, Pyongyang said Washington’s move represented “the height of egoism and moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being, even at the cost of the entire planet.” “The selfish act of the US does not only have grave consequences for the international efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well,” a spokesman for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, according to state news agency KCNA. […]Unlike the US, however, North Korea is a signatory to the Paris agreement and has previously issued a “declaration of war” against deforestation. According to monitoring service NK News, Pyongyang has also embraced renewable technologies, particularly hydroelectricity. Benjamin Habib, a North Korea expert at Australia’s La Trobe University, wrote about North Korea’s commitment to … Read entire article »

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When YouTube banned me, but not the hate imams

When YouTube banned me, but not the hate imams

Credit: Jawa Report When YouTube banned me, but not the hate imams by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 One of the many maddening takeaways from the London Bridge jihad attack is this: If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone. But if you post a video on YouTube honoring innocent people murdered by barbaric jihadists, your video will get banned. I know. It happened to me in 2006. Eleven years later, … Read entire article »

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