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Could Democrats and Trump Work Together on Health Care?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:51:28 GMT2017-03-27T23:51:28Z

The American Health Care Act was pronounced DOA on Friday afternoon, a remarkable defeat for President Trump and a major victory for the American public as a whole. Donald Trump, though, has never been one to accept losing easily—or all that coherently. “I’ve been saying for years that the best thing is to let Obamacare explode and then go make a deal with the Democrats and have one unified deal,” the president told the Washington Post, describing an alternate reality in which he had not campaigned on the promise of immediately repealing and replacing the law. “And they will come to us; we won’t have to come to them.”

Members of the House Freedom Caucus seen in a meeting after coming back from the White House on Thursday.

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Step Away From the Screen

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:07:09 GMT2017-03-27T23:07:09Z

Listen to Episode 708 of Slate’s The Gist:

People on phones.

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The Angle: Aggressive Fox Sports Edition

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:55:39 GMT2017-03-27T22:55:39Z

Fox’s sports bet: When News Corp. first launched Fox Sports 1 in 2013, it was meant to be a “fun” alternative to ESPN. But after two years of terrible ratings, the network switched gears and began hiring loudmouthed veterans who seemed more in line with Fox News pundits. But Ben Mathis-Lilley studied the spiritual relaunch of the network and found that unlike its divisive sibling, Fox Sports 1 has stoked cultural tensions in sports by amplifying voices on both extremes of the political spectrum.

Colin Kaepernick celebrates after scoring a touchdown on Dec. 24 in Los Angeles. Kaepernick has been a big topic of discussion on Fox Sports 1.

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Can the GOP Actually Pass Tax Reform?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:54:03 GMT2017-03-27T22:54:03Z

When President Trump sought to console himself during those dreary, final days of the American Health Care Act’s humiliating demise, he would look toward the sunnier vistas of tax reform.

House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a news conference after Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act bill on Friday.

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Obamacare Is Imploding! Obamacare Is Exploding!

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:38:09 GMT2017-03-27T22:38:09Z

Which of the below images looks more like Obamacare?

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Hang Up and Listen: The Fox Sports 1 Isn’t Fox News Edition

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:41:12 GMT2017-03-27T21:41:12Z

Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Jane Coaston, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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Term’s Up

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:40:00 GMT2017-03-27T19:40:00Z

Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at

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Help! My Girlfriend Wants to Get Married, but I’m Not Ready.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:35:00 GMT2017-03-27T19:35:00Z

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members.

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These Guys Are Good

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:49:12 GMT2017-03-27T17:49:12Z

For the second time in a year, the U.S. men’s national team found itself facing a not-technically-must-win-but-pretty-much-must-win game to keep its hopes of qualifying for its eighth straight World Cup alive.

Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring a goal against Honduras during the U.S.’s FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Avaya Stadium on Friday in San Jose, California.

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Historical Films and the Footage That Inspired Them

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:35 GMT2017-03-27T17:07:35Z

It can be hard to appreciate how dedicated the filmmakers behind historical dramas are to recreating the moments in their movies, whether based on old video or photos. In some cases, unless that archival footage is worked into the film, audiences might not realize it at all.

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