The Rundown - Fri 11/17/17: Franken/Tweeden;It's NOT a tax hike on the poor

Al Franken is a ridiculous excuse for a senator. But if there's no new information about him, I don't think he should lose his job over bad behavior that he apologized for, an apology which the victim, KABC Radio personality (and former actress and Playboy model) Leeann Tweeden accepted. Now if there is more to come about Franken, such as if he's one of the people whose behavior required Congress to spend taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment/assault allegations, that would change everything...

Democrats are screaming from the rooftops that the Joint Committee on Taxation's analysis of the House GOP tax bill shows a tax increase for lower-income people. But that's exceptionally misleading and almost no major news outlets are explaining why. The short version is that it assumes that voluntarily deciding not to buy subsidized health insurance on an Obamacare exchange represents a tax increase to that person of the amount of the foregone subsidy. It's absolutely ridiculous. 

Douglas Holtz-Eakin does a decent job here:
https://www.americanactionforum.org/insight/mandate-repeal-scoring/

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Is it fair to be judged for a tattoo?

http://nypost.com/2017/11/10/i-cant-get-hired-because-of-my-throat-tattoo/

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A listener asked how hypodermic needles are made. Turns out it's quite complicated!

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