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Today TPM’s Sahil Kapur reported that Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are nearing a deal for long-term Medicare and CHIP reform that would end the annual “doc fix” ritual. The Washington Post’s Paul Waldman explains why this negotiation worked, but Reason’s Peter Suderman concern trolls over long-term costs. Meanwhile, some parents in Pine Bush, NY are outraged because the Pledge of Allegiance was read in Arabic during Foreign Language Week. Do conservatives know or care about the actual history of the Pledge?

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