politics

Twitter Moment shows exactly how devastating the GOP healthcare bill would be for one family

Before the Senate votes on its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, many people are sharing stories of how the bill would affect them.  One story struck a chord with thousands of Twitter users this weekend. The mom of 3-year-old Ethan Vikash shared a photo of a medical bill for her son's open heart surgery. The 24-line item bill came to $231,115 for 10 hours in surgery, one week in the hospital's cardiac intensive care unit, and one week on the hospital's cardiac floor.  With insurance, Ethan's family only had to pay $500 out-of-pocket [...]

Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on the UK p... [...]

CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing

When life gives you off-camera White House press briefings, make your Supreme Court sketch artist draw them.  That seems to have been CNN's thought, anyway.  SEE ALSO: Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's domain on Friday. While he didn't have his easel to work with, he did a pretty decent job standing up in the back of the room. The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so we sent a sketch artist https://t.co/FuKv8RjYD2 pic.twitter.com/pCPzMZas5G — CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2017 Read more.. [...]

The Queen reported to police by eagle-eyed member of the public

Someone snitched on the Queen to the police for not wearing seatbelt. Yes, really.  SEE ALSO: People think the Queen's choice of hat has a hidden meaning Some concerned dude had the exhilarating idea of calling 999 — the UK's emergency-only service — and reported Elizabeth, Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.  Our eagle-eyed friend noticed the Queen was not strapped in while on the way to the state opening of parliament with Prince Charles. [...]
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