Businesswoman Who Bought Trump Penthouse Is Connected to Chinese Intelligence Front Group | Mother Jones

Chen, who also goes by the names Xiao Yan Chen and Chen Yu, purchased the four-bedroom condo in the Trump Park Avenue building [15.8M] in New York City on February 21. As Mother Jones first reported, Chen runs a business consulting firm, Global Alliance Associates, which specializes in linking US businesses seeking deals in China with the country's…

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Selling health insurance across state lines is a favorite GOP ‘reform.’ Here’s why it makes no sense – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-insurance-state-lines-20161114-story.html Selling insurance across state lines is a vacuous idea, encrusted with myths. The most important myths are that it’s illegal today, and that it’s an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. The truth is that it actually is legal today and specifically enabled by the Affordable Care Act. The fact that Republicans don’t seem to know this…

Daugaard urges calm from tribes

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2017/03/14/daugaard-urges-calm-tribes/99162354/ SD-Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked nine tribal chairmen to consult with the state on possible protests to the KeystoneXL pipeline. The letters Daugaard sent Friday were promised with the passage of Senate Bill 176, which allows for the restriction of protests to 20 or fewer people and increase penalties for protesters on school or public lands.

Sorry, Trump: Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Wouldn’t Lower Costs

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2016/10/10/sorry-trump-selling-health-insurance-across-state-lines-wouldnt-lower-costs/#6ed36bca1514 But insurers can already do this in some states, and it hasn’t reigned in costs because analysts say it’s not so much a regulatory problem in the first place as the Republican presidential candidate suggests, according to analyses of Trump’s health plan. “The barriers to entry are not truly regulatory, they are financial and…