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This may help explain why Obamacare remains unpopular even after HealthCare.gov has been fixed.

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that the uninsured are less informed about the law than the insured. But the biggest problem for supporters of health care reform is that the part of the law that is most unpopular — the individual mandate — is the best known. Meanwhile, far fewer people know about the benefits of the law — the ban on pre-existing conditions, tax credits and Medicaid expansion.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 4.41.36 PMMisinformation continues to be rampant, with delays of parts of the law compounded by negative and confusing press coverage. People reported seeing more coverage of stories where someone was harmed by the law than helped.

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAGA movement and far-right Christian fundamentalists have downplayed its severity — inspiring critics to slam MAGA as a suicidal "death cult." Christian fundamentalist Joy Pullmann, in a shocking op-ed published by the far-right website The Federalist on the day of Gen. Colin Powell's death, argues that Christians should welcome death from COVID-19, like any other cause of death, as "a good thing." And she attacks the "pagan assumptions" of those who argue in favor of widespread vaccination.

"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

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Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

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