Friday, February 13, 2015

Truth Team Digest: Three stories everyone should read

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You're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share. No fluff, just facts -- that's the Truth Team way.

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1. Obama Defends His Legacy: "These Are The Kinds Of Things You Learn" - Buzzfeed

But he was most animated in his defense of what will be perhaps the two largest elements of his domestic policy legacy: the Affordable Care Act, which he passed at a high fiscal and higher political cost; and the arrival of true legal equality for gay and lesbian Americans. In the interview, he lacerated the CEO of the office supply giant Staples for avoiding providing health care to some workers, and he reflected on his own indirect path toward supporting the signature civil rights shift of his term, marriage equality.

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2. House Speaker Boehner can't rule out Homeland Security Department shutdown - Associated Press

House Speaker John Boehner is refusing to rule out a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over funding...When questioned by reporters on Thursday, the Ohio Republican refused to repeat past assurances that the department would stay open.

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3. Poll: Majority wants ObamaCare subsidies to survive Supreme Court - The Hill

A vast majority of Americans think lawmakers should take steps to secure healthcare subsidies if the Supreme Court rules against subsidies included in ObamaCare this summer. Sixty-three percent supports a plan to keep federal subsidies for plans purchased through the federal exchange flowing, even if they are ruled illegal in the upcoming case, King v. Burwell, according to a poll released Wednesday by Morning Consult.

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