Mitch Perry Report for 12.16.16- Friday follies

Good morning to you all on this, the last Friday MPR I’ll be filing in 2016….
Good news for those of us on the Affordable Care Act : While the GOP-led House of Representative promise to repeal the ACA within the first 100 days of the Trump administration, the date that the provisions in the act will be delayed, according to a report in today’s New York Times, by as “short as two years or as long as three or four years.” The GOP always said they would repeal and replace – they just didn’t say how long it would take.
With just three days left before members of the Electoral College vote for president, time is running out for those Democratic electors who want Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to brief them on the latest news about the Russian email hack.
Ain’t going to happen, obviously, and that’s the way it should be, says Florida Senator Bill Nelson.  At a press conference in Tampa yesterday, he said, “They’re going to have to go on and do their constitutional duty, regardless of them being able to be briefed on intelligence matters. Just to be able to receive classified information, a person has to go thru an extreme vetting process to make sure that there’s nothing in their background that would then compromise that information in the future. That’s simply not going to happen between now and next Monday.”
Matt Drudge has a link to a Daily Caller story this morning regarding the fact that six Hispanic surnames were among the top 15 common last names in 2010, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Deal with it, America – the country is getting browner by the day.
Keith Ellison, a leading candidate to run the Democratic National Committee next year, is throwing his support behind real-estate mogul  Stephen Bittel in next

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