127 Responses to “The 21st Century Cures Act”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” ~~ B.H. Obama

  2. 2 laurie law
    December 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Does anyone know about cuts to medicare in this Bill? Why is Ms. Warren saying this is a blank check for Big Pharma?

  3. 3 otter 44
    December 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    am emerging from dead computer. I am not sure is this will post.

  4. 4 Nena20409
    December 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Hello TOD 😉

  5. 9 Nena20409
    December 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    • 10 nathkatun7
      December 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Democrats should repeatedly remind the media of this! The majority of Americans voted against Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is currently leading Trump in the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes. Of the 8 presidential candidates of the 21st Century, both the winners and the losers, on John McCain won less percentage of the popular vote than Donald Trump. The other six (Gore, Bush, Kerry, Obama, Romney, and Clinton) won much higher percentages of the popular vote than Donald Trump. Actually, Trump’s percentageof the popular vote is only 0.3% higher than that of John McCain in 2008. Mr. P**sy Grabber may have won the undemocratic electoral vote, but he certainly did not win a mandate from the majority of Americans!

  6. December 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I am amazed that people sat home on their behinds and allow such a dam idiot to win. Alot of people know that they or someone they know, some family member depends on Medicare, but yet they elected people who talks of doing away with Medicare. What kind of sense does that make?

    • December 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      It makes zero sense, bella. However, folks are blinded by hate and fear. Hate and fear of “the other”. Someone might ‘get’ something that only they should get. Selfishness, Greed. Our sermon this morning was partly about greed. Pastor made this statement. Greed has noting to do with finances. It is a spiritual issue. So true. A spiritual issue makes it about love and care and compassion and empathy and generosity and……..

      Thankful to see the news about the Dakota Pipeline! 🙂

  7. December 4, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Hope all of you are enjoying your day ….

    I will not stop trying to have every American informed as to what the duties of the Electoral College are and hope all of you will join VC, Betsy, df and Gail in spreading the word …

    And, how poignant would it be if Lin-Manuel Miranda amp’d the message ….



  8. 22 vcprezofan2
    December 4, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    🙂 🙂 Relaxed and happy! My favourite family and my favourite Department secretary (from Dec 2014 Christmas Tree lighting)

  9. 23 JER
    December 4, 2016 at 5:01 pm


  10. 30 hopefruit2
    December 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    The Sioux Natives never wavered in their belief that POTUS would assist on this matter to the extent that he could – it was some of the Bernie-bots and Stein-bots who used the opportunity to take cheap shots at our President and HRC. And watch those same individuals move the goal posts now…

    • 31 susanne
      December 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      I’m just waiting for Tulsi to tell us she made Obama do it. Ugh.
      Of course we’ve known all along that PBO was quietly working behind the scenes to assure that any action he takes will have lasting impact– not just in this case, but as a precedent. Trust Barack is a motto for the ages.

    • 32 globalcitizenlinda
      December 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      neither did people who have been listening closely and trust PBO’s judgement and fairness to all;

      the O-doubters will just move on to the next shinny object – they love to be in a perpetual state of anger against him

  11. December 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

  12. 34 whenpamelawandered
    December 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm


  13. 36 desertflower
    December 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    🙂 🙂

    • 37 yardarm756
      December 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Mavis was my high school classmate–Parker High 1957.

      • 38 desertflower
        December 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

        Well what do you know!:) I bet she was a great young woman then too:) Did you know her well? She would be happy to know you, I bet. How you doing, yardarm? Hope all is well. You graduated when I was born:) 1957 was a good year:)

        • 39 yardarm756
          December 4, 2016 at 11:34 pm

          Unfortunately Mavis has ignored numerous attempts to come to our class reunions that we hold every 5 years. nuff said.

          • 40 carolyn
            December 5, 2016 at 8:57 am

            Yardarm…..so glad to meet someone else who graduated the same year I did! Yes, it was a good year…..

  14. December 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their states. Some states, however, require Electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote. These pledges fall into two categories—Electors bound by state law and those bound by pledges to political parties.


  15. 42 otter 44
    December 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    This article made me proud of my fellow south sounders. It is heart warming to know that people left “love” notes at the Islamic Center.

  16. 43 JER
    December 4, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      December 5, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Truthfully, I would have re-worded that tweet (if an imposing presence can loom!!!!):

      The imposing presence of President Obama looms before Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, while the former pays tribute to Kennedy Center honorees.

  17. December 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

  18. 46 Gazelle
    December 4, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    VOA’s Straight Talk Africa on PBO’s impact in Africa. This a wonderful tribute, please watch when you have a moment.


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  21. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    December 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    trouble from Europe – PM Renzo resigns;

    • 60 globalcitizenlinda
      December 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      many changes lie ahead of the world – and a madman will soon be in charge of DC;

      we have to work harder that we ever imagined as we defend and improve democracy around the world.

      the movement to save democracy must be coordinated at the different grassroots across all parts of the world.

      through collective efforts, we need to share tactics of organizing and make them applicable to our specific circumstances.

      but it must be done

      • 61 Gazelle
        December 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

        Linda, he won’t ever be in charge of DC. He’s a typical drifter of USA. That should scare everyone. DC will survive, USA … well that’s up to all of us. DC is part & parcel of USA, it’s not the bogey man the politicos yell about at election time. Instead of yelling “DC” every time, they need to yell, “See Me rake in my very own retirement fund, fools!”

        • 62 globalcitizenlinda
          December 4, 2016 at 10:48 pm

          Yep, DC is always focused on moving forward – I love how they constantly demonstrate this with their votes

      • 63 globalcitizenlinda
        December 4, 2016 at 10:43 pm

        I liked PM Renzo

  22. 64 desertflower
    December 4, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Read his whole TL. Stupid needs to be STOPPED


  23. December 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Everyone, please RT this!



  24. 71 hopefruit2
    December 4, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    • December 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      This is CNN….dare i watch it?

      • 73 hopefruit2
        December 4, 2016 at 9:10 pm

        Hmm…good question. I plan to at least record it on my DVR. It’s being hosted by Fareed Zakaria, which gives me a glimmer of hope that it will be decent for the most part. The link has further details, and I feel okay with what I’ve read. But it remains to be seen how the material will be presented!! 🙂

      • 75 nathkatun7
        December 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

        Thankfully, I cut-off the cable in 2010 when CNN was feaverishly promoting the tea baggers! So,I don’t have to be tempted to watch CNN distorting President Obama’s record of accomplishments.

        • 76 jacquelineoboomer
          December 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm

          Good for you. I barely watch it at all now. If I thought for a minute this documentary were fair, I might watch. But I don’t, so I won’t.

          And good evening to you, nath! Nice to see you here.

          • 77 nathkatun7
            December 5, 2016 at 2:05 am

            Thank you so much J’OB. I don’t comment much because I sign on very late. But I always read your marvelous poetry, which inspires me and keeps me sane. I hope your son is continuing to mend and is doing much better. Blessings to you and your family.

  25. 79 JER
    December 4, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees December 4, 2016 in the East Room of the White House.

  26. 80 criquet
    December 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  27. 85 JER
    December 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  28. 87 globalcitizenlinda
    December 4, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  29. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    December 4, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  30. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    December 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    • December 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      It doesn’t matter to the Speaker of the House that million people voted illegally. Trump isn’t the only lying racists disgusting idiot.The Republican Party is something to fear, because they have no character, no values or morals.

    • 91 arapaho415
      December 5, 2016 at 12:08 am

      GE JO’B.

      I hate our zombie Congress, the only thing standing between DJT and who-knows-what-horrors. Heard this on the radio (before they switched to football):

      Greedy GOP Congress are wholeheartedly supporting a corrupt authoritarian who is ripping our Constitution to shreds to get what they want — everything in private hands with no regulation (including our food, our water, and our landscape) and no taxes for themselves.

      P.S. – Was wondering what your favorite color is (are?) — would you be willing to disclose on a public forum like this? (Hope your answer is yes.)

      • 92 jacquelineoboomer
        December 5, 2016 at 12:32 am

        Unfortunately, I agree with your assessment.

        And, in response to your P.S. (Ha!) – at the moment, my favorite color is teal blue. Yours?

        • 93 arapaho415
          December 5, 2016 at 8:37 am

          GM JO’B, thanks for your reply, which applies to me too (at the moment). 😀

          For the past decade or so, have had a “thing” for citrus (yellowish) orange, not red (don’t like red at all, though in early elementary school it was my favorite color, go figure) — am immediately drawn to any object that color.

          But for most of my life, I was a huge fan of anything in the lavender-violet range — purple was my color.

          Have to admit, I did go through a teal phase, crazy about anything from aqua-turquoise-seafoam green-deep teal (during the early 90s had the cutest Dodge Colt teal hatchback — loved the color!).

          Fun talking about colors, in a great mood now 😀 , which happens very seldom since Nov 7, especially once I open the Internet 😦 .

          • 94 jacquelineoboomer
            December 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm

            Let’s stay in the good moods, as much as we can! As each day (since Nov. 7) passes, I’m feeling more and more positive we can win back our sanity – not to mention our country. Not sure how, but we must and we will.

  31. 95 arapaho415
    December 5, 2016 at 12:16 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    So grateful for the #DAPL decision today.

    This is well worth viewing, IMO — these guys look so young, hard to believe they been to war multiple times:

    From meta’s Twitter timeline:

    And here’s my contribution to the moment (not a very good photo because the flash went off in the fading light today):

  32. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    December 5, 2016 at 1:10 am

    • 100 nathkatun7
      December 5, 2016 at 2:13 am

      J’OB, Danny Zuker is absolutely right! We the majority of Americans who voted against Trump have the power to stop Trump from imposing his radical agenda on our country.

  33. 102 JER
    December 5, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Good Morning TOD.

  34. 103 globalcitizenlinda
    December 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

    good morning everyone! have a fantastic day

  35. 104 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 7:33 am

    What in the WORLD does Ben Carson know about being a housing secretary? That’s who shitgibbon chose. OMG

  36. December 5, 2016 at 7:46 am

    When the orange man knows nothing about governing, why would we expect the cabinet to know anything. My nephew works for HUD. I feel sorry for him.

  37. 106 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Jennifer Rubin actually said the “L” word?? WOW.

  38. 107 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 7:49 am

    A HAND recount. Starts today

  39. 108 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 7:51 am

  40. 109 Don
    December 5, 2016 at 8:02 am

    So the one black guy that Trump knows is going to run HUD. What are Dr. Carson’s qualifications besides living in public housing when he was a child? If that’s the case then I’m qualified to be a Medical Examiner because as a child I watched “Quincy”.

  41. 118 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:26 am

  42. 119 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

  43. 120 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

    The Ultimate Taker

  44. 121 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:34 am

    You don’t say…

  45. 122 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:39 am

  46. 123 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Sorry:) Made me laugh:)

  47. 125 JER
    December 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

  48. 126 desertflower
    December 5, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Follow the $$$


    Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves.

    Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands, two chairmen of the coalition told Reuters in exclusive interviews.

    The group proposes to put those lands into private ownership – a politically explosive idea that could upend more than century of policy designed to preserve Indian tribes on U.S.-owned reservations, which are governed by tribal leaders as sovereign nations.

    The tribes have rights to use the land, but they do not own it. They can drill it and reap the profits, but only under regulations that are far more burdensome than those applied to private property.

    “We should take tribal land away from public treatment,” said Markwayne Mullin, a Republican U.S. Representative from Oklahoma and a Cherokee tribe member who is co-chairing Trump’s Native American Affairs Coalition. “As long as we can do it without unintended consequences, I think we will have broad support around Indian country.”

  49. December 5, 2016 at 9:18 am

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