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Bipartisan Senators Reach Small Deal On Health Care

Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have reached a deal “in principle” to restore Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction payments for two years in exchange for more state flexibility in Obamacare.  The plan would also restore just over $100 million in funding for Obamacare outreach, and the deal would make it easier for states to obtain waivers to customize Obamacare rules to their needs.  ...Read more

Woody Allen Clarifies ‘Sad’ Comment On Weinstein Scandal

Woody Allen, who called the sexual assault and harassment allegations directed at Harvey Weinstein, “very sad for everybody involved” in a BBC interview over the weekend, is now clarifying his remarks.  “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” Allen said in a statement obtained by CNN on Monday.  Weinstein is facing dozens of allegations that include sexual assault and rape. ...Read more

Florida Governor Declares State Of Emergency Before White Nationalist’s Speech

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.  Scott said in the order there was a need to implement a coordinated security plan among local and state agencies.   ...Read more