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Whistleblower: Insurers put profits before care

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Rachel Maddow is joined by former health insurance executive turned whistleblower, Wendell Potter, to explain the way health insurance companies put their corporate profits ahead of the people they’re meant to insure.

This video is from MSNBC’ The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Aug. 10, 2009.



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Bishop falsely claims Joe Biden is not a Catholic — and it doesn’t go well for him

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On Tuesday, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island attacked former Vice President Joe Biden's faith, claiming that he is not really a Catholic.

Biden-Harris. First time in awhile that the Democratic ticket hasn’t had a Catholic on it. Sad.

— Bishop Thomas Tobin (@ThomasJTobin1) August 11, 2020

Biden is a lifelong, practicing Catholic, and he was also on the 2012 ticket, so Tobin's claim doesn't make any sense. But Tobin is an extreme right-wing firebrand with a history of politicizing the church — in 2007 he denied communion to former Rep. Patrick Kennedy for his pro-choice views, and in 2019 he called Gay Pride events "harmful for children" and demanded Catholics not attend them.

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Trump may end his campaign rallies out of fear of ’empty seats’ as coronavirus scares away his supporters: report

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The Trump campaign is struggling to modify their campaign strategy during the coronavirus pandemic.

"The Trump rally may be a thing of the past. At the least, the signature stew of tribal politics, showmanship, insults, outrage, humor and hero worship that propelled Donald Trump’s improbable victory four years ago and that has punctuated his presidency with the trappings of a perpetual campaign, is on a break," Anne Gearan reported for The Washington Post on Thursday.

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Trump campaign has no idea how to start going after Kamala Harris: report

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After Joe Biden announced he was picking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) for his running mate, President Donald Trump tried out a number of attacks at the day's press conference, calling her "nasty," "disrespectful," far-left, and dishonest, among other things.

But according to NBC News, the Trump campaign is struggling to formulate a consistent message that will hurt her.

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