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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) exposed some of the false science peddled by Gwyneth Paltrow. Goop, Paltrow’s health and wellness website, is promoting stickers that would, according to the vendor’s website, “optimize brain and body function, and increase the body’s natural ability to heal itself.”

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In January, President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey had dinner together. That fact may be the only part of the evening on which both sides agree.

During an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump told the story first. In response to Holt's questions about when Comey told the president he was not under investigation, Trump replied with his version of the meeting.

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President Donald Trump's approval ratings just keep falling. The latest Quinnipiac University national poll, released yesterday, shows that more Americans disapprove of Trump and fewer approve of the job he is doing as president.

The polling was conducted from May 4-9, so the numbers do not yet reflect the full fall out of the Comey firing and of the resulting increase in criticism from some Republican lawmakers. Even without these, Trump only earned a 36 percent approval rate. Of the voters polled, 58 percent disapproved of the job he is doing.

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President Donald Trump earned criticism and questions after last night's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey. Republican reactions were more mixed than those coming from political commentators and Democrats, but still included calls for an independent investigation.

John McCain used the occasion to continue his calls for a special prosecutor. "While the President has the legal authority to remove the Director of the FBI, I am disappointed in the President’s decision to remove James Comey from office. James Comey is a man of honor and integrity, and he has led the FBI well in extraordinary circumstances," said McCain. "I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The president’s decision to remove the FBI Director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a committee.”

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Sally Yates could give a masterclass in how to testify before the Senate. The former Acting Attorney General faced the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. In the face of questions about her actions, Yates calmly and coolly schooled Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, who seemed committed to changing the topic.

Yates was asked to testify about the evidence she gave the White House about General Michael Flynn's connections with Russia. However, the GOP senators focused on other issues, including Yates's conduct and firing as Acting Attorney General.

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Last night, former President Barack Obama was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Obama was given the award by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. He used the occasion to encourage people to take political action.

 

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Doctors, hospitals, and insurers have come together to fight the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill was passed yesterday in the House of Representatives despite the unity of these groups, who all issued statements condemning the House's move.

“The bill passed by the House today will result in millions of Americans losing access to quality, affordable health insurance and those with pre-existing health conditions face the possibility of going back to the time when insurers could charge them premiums that made access to coverage out of the question,” American Medical Association President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, said.

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