FROM Les Carpenter
Millions of Tax Payers Dollars Spent on Pro-Sports Patriotism Elaborate celebrations of America’s military are common at professional sports events. It turns out that the leagues are being paid by the Pentagon -- with your money. Arizona’s Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are staunch conservatives. McCain was a POW during the war in Vietnam. But he and Flake have released a report harshly critical of the Pentagon’s spending of taxpayer money to pay for patriotism. We hear more from Les Carpenter, who writes about sports for the Guardian US .
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Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.