July 24, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Monday, July 24, 2017 Morning Reads – Monday, July 24, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 16 Comments Will is out of town celebrating his own birth, so I’m filling in. Here are some of the bigger headlines from the weekend: Georgia NAACP president steps down The police department that was eliminated by a city council will actually see its fate decided by voters Atlanta fined $1,000 for violating immigration law SnapChat is always getting people in trouble, but this is just plain stupid Lawsuit against rural hospital is driving Georgia policy on people with behavioral disabilities What a way to go… Vince Dooley publishes book on the Civil War You can try, but you’ll never fully seal off from the leaks 12-year low for gas prices Republicans control government, but not their Party App diagnosing depression de Blasio boots homeless from the subway Robots continue to threaten manual labor Will Mall of America survive the retail apocolypse? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 16 Comments Dave Bearse Trump’s newest lying sycophant, Mooch, yesterday stated of Trump on CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “He’s probably the most effective legislative liaison person in the world”, despite all evidence pointing to Cap’n Tinyhands being legislatively impotent. July 24, 2017 8:33 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Scaramucci gave the smirking John Dickerson clear professional answers, especially on Trumps health care bill position that the inept moderator tried to spin as confusing. Refreshing. July 24, 2017 8:57 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse He’s sharp and intelligent, but clearly taking a turn at being a sycophant. July 24, 2017 10:20 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant But can he do the Fandango? July 24, 2017 11:52 AM Log in to Reply Indypendant Thunderbolts and lightning? July 24, 2017 1:00 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance That dance and those fireworks will come, when Scaramucci has to choose between being an employee and being his own man. July 24, 2017 1:23 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Listened to Trump struggle his way through “explaining” the Republican healthcare bill today. I remain thoroughly convinced that a random high schooler knows more about healthcare than Donald Trump. July 24, 2017 3:47 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Any of the choices would tough to explain. 1. Obamacare lite, unaffordable without big tax hikes 2.. repeal, chaos 3. Do nothing, crisis 4. Single payer, systemic pushback, 1,2,3 trifecta Number one priority, the tax bill, then revenue might help reveal the health direction. July 24, 2017 4:29 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn So the Dems new deal sounds really familiar… where have I read/heard this before… uhm… gosh, I know I’ve seen it someplace. Hmmmm. July 24, 2017 5:08 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The language on proposed drug price regulation is encouraging and, as someone who worked on this issue, I’m glad to see the Democrats formally embrace it. Protecting free market competition, trust busting, infrastructure spending, consumer protections… this stuff does sound familiar. July 24, 2017 5:53 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Sec. Price re: Trump’s involvement with the healthcare bill: “This is the greatest amount of involvement by any president that I have ever witnessed” Not that I ever had a modicum of respect for Tom Price , but the dude has devolved into a craven, brown-nosing, sycophant in record time. July 24, 2017 6:12 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I only wonder if the sucking up is to psychologically ply the Pres. into being more involved. July 24, 2017 6:49 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Sort of like having the daily WH press brief as audio only, since someone can’t DVR or watch it over lunch if the networks don’t televise it… July 24, 2017 6:59 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Trump to HHS Secretary Tom Price: “Are you going to get the votes? You better get them. Otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom you’re fired.’” Maybe he didn’t suck up enough. Or, as we are learning, you can never suck up enough. Sucking up doesn’t actually get you anything. July 24, 2017 7:28 PM Log in to Reply xdog Agreed on Price. Here he is at last month’s Cabinet meeting that Trump called to find out who loved him most: “Mr. President, what an incredible honor it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can’t thank you enough for the privileges you’ve given me and the leadership that you’ve shown. It seems like there’s an international flair to the messages that are being delivered. I had the opportunity to represent the United States at the G-20 Health Summit in Berlin and at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. And I can’t tell you how excited and enthusiastic folks are about the United States leadership as it relates to global health security.” July 24, 2017 7:54 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I hope he knows a good orthopedist, all that bending and stooping to lick Trump’s boots can take a real toll on your back. July 25, 2017 9:00 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.