Chart: If Ousted, Jeff Sessions Would Have a Historically Short Tenure

If President Trump decides after all to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was approved just 166 days ago, the former Alabama senator would have one of the shortest tenures in history. More than 80 Americans have been the nation’s top law enforcement officer as cabinet members, rather than acting placeholders. That list includes 39 Republicans and 30 Democrats. Another 13 attorneys general from other parties (Whig, Federalist, etc.) have...

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“Income Taxes You Would Pay in Each State”

Source: FlowingData Whether a state is lower or higher for you depends on more than just the high brackets. Income taxes were due last week, and like many, I waited until the last day to pay the remainder of what we owed. Read more at: flowingdata.com

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“How The GOP Bill Could Change Health Care, In 8 Charts”

Source: FiveThirtyEight After years of trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, Republicans finally got their chance with the election of President Trump. The House GOP made haste coming up with a bill, releasing the American Health Care Act on March 6. Read more at: fivethirtyeight.com

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Charting North Korean Provocations. A Case of ‘The Mondays’?

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Mapping Opposition to the GOP Health Care Bill by Congressional District

The legislative failure of the GOP’s replacement for Obamacare has been widely reported, obviously, but I remain interested in one bit of polling noted this week by FiveThirtyEight. The polling firm YouGov estimated the legislation’s unpopularity by congressional district. The bill itself was quite unpopular, it turns out, even in conservative districts, as FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver reported. Thanks to DailyKos Elections, we can also marry the data with President Donald...

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“How Americans Think About Climate Change, In Six Maps”

Source: Nytimes Americans want to restrict carbon emissions from coal power plants. The White House and Congress may do the opposite. A majority of adults in every congressional district in the nation support limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. Read more at: www.nytimes.com

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“These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget”

Source: Bloomberg.com Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Read more at: www.bloomberg.com

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“Purple America Has All But Disappeared”

Source: FiveThirtyEight President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was among the narrowest in history, and the country is deeply split on his job performance so far. But if you feel like you hardly know anyone who disagrees with you about Trump, you’re not alone: Chances are the election was a landslide in your backyard. Read more at: fivethirtyeight.com

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Charting South Korean Attitudes Park Geun-hye’s About Impeachment

It’s been a busy few days of reporting in South Korea. The scandal-plagued president, Park Geun-hye, was removed from office on Friday over a corruption scandal that has roiled politics and business in the country during the last six months. Last night, two days after a court’s ruling to remove her, Park finally left the presidential complex. The public overwhelmingly supported Park’s ouster, even if the disgraced leader wasn’t the...

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“The American Workforce is Shrinking, Save for Immigrants”

Source: Axios The native-born U.S. workforce began to shrink last year, and the entire projected growth between today and 2035 will be driven by immigration, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. Why it matters: To get a sense of how an economy with a shrinking workforce performs, look no further than Japan. Read more at: www.axios.com

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