Saturday, October 17, 2015

Truth Team Digest: Climate change, Obamacare's impact, and more

Truth Team
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Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share. No fluff, just facts -- that's the Truth Team way.

Twitter And Facebook May Be The Best Way To Get Lawmakers' Attention
Huffington Post // Laura Barron-Lopez

If you're trying to get a message to your representatives in Congress, your best bet may be to use Twitter or Facebook, according to a report released Wednesday by the Congressional Management Foundation.

Americans' Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low, Survey Finds
TIME // Justin Worland

Only 16% of Americans believe there is not enough evidence to prove global climate change is real, the lowest percentage since a survey began asking the question in 2008. The study, which reports the result of a survey of more than 900 Americans from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment, shows that 70% of U.S. residents believe evidence supporting global warming.

Approve the trade deal
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette // Governor Ed Rendell

The TPP would play a vital role in the manufacturing sector, building on the gains we've made in recent years by expanding exports for U.S. producers. Manufacturing is key to our economic growth - today, the United States is experiencing one of the strongest periods of growth in manufacturing in years, creating nearly a million jobs in this sector since 2010.

There have been 1,001 mass shootings in America since 2013
Washington Post // Christopher Ingraham

Some time between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, somebody pulled the trigger on what would be America's 1,000th mass shooting incident since January 2013.

States That Declined To Expand Medicaid Face Higher Costs
NPR // Alison Kodjak

The 22 states that didn't expand Medicaid eligibility as part of Obamacare last year saw their costs to provide health care to the poor rise twice as fast as states that extended benefits to more low-income residents.

Obamacare's impact on employment: An early look
CBS Moneywatch // Aimee Picchi

Before the Affordable Care Act went into effect last year, critics claimed it would lead to job losses and cuts in employee hours. But how is it really playing out? The dire predictions have so far proved to be unfounded, according to a new research paper from Federal Reserve Bank of New York economist Maxim Pinkovskiy.

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