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Josh McKoon on the cultural threat posed by Delta, other big ‘multi-national’ firms

More stupid politician talk.

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Let us have legs! Amputees march on DC

The Watchdog blog

Is Medicare trying to turn back the clock for people who have lost limbs?

Amputees from around the country, including Atlanta’s Jordan Thomas, went to Washington on Wednesday to protest against a proposal that they say could make it harder for people to get the most advanced artificial limbs.

“If CMS goes through with this proposal, it will truly eviscerate the amputee population,” said Thomas, 26, who lost both his legs in a boating accident when he was 16. “It will return us to a quality of care comparable to the 1970s. In total, approximately 1.5 million people will be impacted and there’s no question that we’ll receive inferior prosthetic care moving forward.”

Atlanta's Jordan Thomas (right) went to Washington this week with his parents, Dr. Vic Thomas and Dr. Lizbeth Kennedy Thomas, to protest a proposed Medicare change for prosthetics. Atlanta’s Jordan Thomas (right) went to Washington this week with his parents, Dr. Vic Thomas and Dr. Lizbeth Kennedy Thomas, to protest a proposed Medicare change for prosthetics.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the Medicare…

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TV/radio briefs: Conan in Cuba, Atlanta Press Club radio panel

Radio and TV Talk

Conan O'Brien is airing his Cuba special Wednesday, March 4 at 11 p.m. on TBS. CREDIT: TBS Conan O’Brien is airing his Cuba special Wednesday, March 4 at 11 p.m. on TBS. CREDIT: TBS

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TBS’s Conan O’Brien was inspired to be the first American talk-show host to do a show from Cuba soon after Pres. Obama was lifting restrictions to travel there. Jack Paar visited the country before the embargo in the early 1960s, which inspired O’Brien, who has a deep respect for late-night history.

He has been getting a lot of press for doing this, more press than he’s gotten in a good long time. So from that perspective, this is a good thing.

He also has said in interviews that he worked hard to ensure that the joke was on him, not on the Cuban people. He wanted them to laugh at his idiocy. They didn’t recognize him, he said, since they don’t get TBS. But…

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Bill Clinton: GOP nationalizing midterms ‘because the president’s approval rating’s down a little bit’

Post On Politics

Former President Bill Clinton and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, in Palm Beach Gardens this morning. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post) Former President Bill Clinton and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, in Palm Beach Gardens this morning. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

PALM BEACH GARDENS  — Former President Bill Clinton praised freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, this morning as an antidote to partisan dysfunction in Washington while noting President Barack Obama‘s plunging popularity and conceding that Republicans might make gains nationally in next week’s House and Senate elections.

The former president is spending Hillary Clinton‘s 67th birthday barnstorming across Florida for Democrats, telling a crowd of more than 500 here that he got an “excused absence” from his wife and will join her tonight. Clinton is also scheduled to campaign in Tallahassee this afternoon for Democrat Gwen Graham‘s congressional bid and in Tampa later in the day at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist.

“The biggest problem America has today is political dysfunction…

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