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Obamacare is universally bad there is nothing good or beneficial about it.

Meanwhile, Republicans are assuring those people who do get Obamacare benefits that they’ll be fine under the Republican plan the one that doesn’t exist even though Obamacare doesn’t benefit anybody at all, in their opinion.

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One thing worth noting is that Donald Trump is likely going to enter office with the lowest public approval rating of any president since public opinion polling began. He is barely above an average of 40 percent approval (he’s actually below 40 in several polls), when even George W. Bush (right in the midst of all the Bush v. Gore fiasco) was polling around 60 percent approval just before taking office. Most presidents experience their highest public approval ratings of their entire presidency in their first week in office, it is worth mentioning. Maybe Trump will give Dubya and Richard Nixon a run for “lowest presidential approval rating of all time,” who knows? He’d have to sink into the low 20s before that happens, but at this point it seems a real possibility.

And we have to end with a story that got almost zero attention, because Fox strove to keep it so quiet. Seems that the network had to pay out yet another sexual harassment complaint settlement, this time to a woman who accused Bill O’Reilly of improper behavior. The letter sent by her attorney laid out what she’d be accusing O’Reilly of in a lawsuit, which “included details of unwanted propositions and harassing phone calls, during some of which O’Reilly apparently was masturbating.” We leave it as an exercise for the reader to come up with your own “no spin zone” joke.

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