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The News

January 13, 2017

It’s finally Friday. We have only one week remaining before the inauguration of the new administration, and today the House is expected to follow up on the Senate’s initial steps for repealing the Affordable Care Act through the budget process. Meanwhile, President Obama announced his intentions to eliminate the “wet foot, dry foot” policy distinguishing Cubans from other Hispanic immigrants and surprised Vice President Joe Biden by presenting him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Anyway, have a great weekend and check out our preview of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.


The Wonks Team

Politics and Public Policy

  • The Department of Justice inspector general will investigate the conduct of FBI director James Comey duirng his probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and his decision to send a letter to Congress regarding additional emails, the Washington Post reports.
  • The New York Times reports on Ben Carson’s confirmation hearing for Housing and Urban Development Secretary, explaining his opposition to the agency’s mission and purpose to alleviate the effects of poverty that contrasts starkly to his own life story.

Business and Entertainment

  • Bloomberg News profiles Netflix’s strategy to expand original programming in foreign markets — particularly Brazil — and how it led to the company’s installation of broadband infrastructure to meet the demands of the company’s more affluent audiences.

Health and Obamacare

  • NPR Health lists six lesser-known policies under the Affordable Care Act that would disappear under a repeal, including calorie counts at chain restaurants, financial accountability rules for nonprofit hospitals, and therapy coverage for children.

Sports Culture

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