Jillian Munoz

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Senate Republicans start health care push with missteps

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It wasn't long after the House finally passed its bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that senators were already vowing to do it their way.<p>But in the week since, Senate Republicans are quickly coming up against some of the same obstacles that dogged House Republicans -- and …

17 Pennsylvania mayors say don't defund Planned Parenthood

A bipartisan group of 106 mayors from 28 states, including Mayor Kenney and 16 others from Pennsylvania, have signed a letter to congressional …

Democrats Shut Down The Senate's Work To Protest Comey's Firing

Senate Democrats used a tactic Tuesday to force Republicans to stop or postpone all committee hearings at 11:30 am, saying they should spend the time focusing on Comey's firing and the "constitutional question" it presents.<p>Democrats ground the Senate to a halt on Wednesday, forcing Republicans to …

Republicans Feel Heat at Home for the Health-Care Bill

House members are running away from constituents and trying to change the subject.<p>The early returns are in, and they're bad news for the Republican gamble to pass a flawed health-care alternative to Obamacare.<p>Democratic candidates are on the attack, and Republicans are dissembling. In a couple of …

Health Care

Gun control groups claim victory in Florida - for now

TALLAHASSEE – When lawmakers ended the legislative session this week without passing any major expansion of gun rights, gun control groups cheered …

Planned Parenthood Funding Could Thwart GOP Efforts On Health Bill

If there’s anything congressional Republicans want to do more than “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act it’s defund Planned Parenthood, which …

GOP senators won't buck Trump on Comey firing

Though some Republicans have been critical of the president, all but a few resist calls for a special prosecutor or select committee.<p>Democrats who thought the sudden dismissal of FBI Director James Comey would finally jolt Republicans to back a special prosecutor to investigate Russian meddling in …

Paul Ryan: "I'm not going to comment on the tweets of the day"

Sean Spicer said from the White House podium this afternoon that he was going to let President Trump's "tapes" tweet speak for itself, and it looks …

Donald Trump

As Trump seeks billions for 'the wall,' U.S. still fighting landowners over 'the fence'

Before the wall, there was the fence. And the U.S. is still paying for it.<p>As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar wall on the Mexican border, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over a border fence …

Trump's inner circle is getting smaller

President Trump's trust in his staff is weakening, particularly as the James Comey debacle continues to unfold, and he's relying more and more on his …

Donald Trump

Trump actions push Republicans to get serious on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In one fell swoop Tuesday, President Donald Trump signaled to Republican lawmakers they have a serious problem with Russia -- and they responded.<p>Trump said he fired former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday because he was being a "showboat," but critics quickly alleged the decision was …

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most …

Journalism

The Democrats Strike Back: A New Tactic For Redrawing District Lines

When Georgia Republicans this year sought to make two legislators’ reelections a tad safer by moving some of their Black constituents into …

Will Trump Be the First to Politicize the FBI?

Shortlist names like Kelly Ayotte and John Cornyn sound like ideal Washington department heads—until you realize why the FBI has never had a political leader.<p>The news Thursday that Kelly Ayotte, the former New Hampshire senator, was being considered by President Donald Trump to be FBI director met …

Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary.<p>"James Comey better hope that there are no …

The Head of the Census Resigned. It Could Be as Serious as James Comey

In a week dominated by President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, you could be forgiven for missing the imminent departure of another, …

Partisan bickering puts financial lifeline for rural schools in danger

A bill that would send hundreds of millions of dollars to Colorado’s rural schools faces an uncertain future after party leaders in both legislative …

Health Care

Can Trump Successfully Remodel the GOP?

If Trumpism succeeds, it could replace mainstream Republicanism.<p>The Republican-party establishment is caught in an existential paradox.<p>Without Donald …

Are Republicans going to try to steal the 2018 election?

Republicans are not in good shape for the 2018 midterm elections. The party in general is at 53 percent disapproval in the polling averages, which …

Right-Wing Media's Favorite Tale of 'Immigrant Rape' Evaporates

Maryland case was widely promoted by Carlson, Fox, and other right-wing pundits, but they fall silent as charges are dismissed as groundless.Video of …

A Case the Justices Shouldn’t Have Heard

Trinity Lutheran is a state issue—and one that’s already moot.<p>Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first high-profile case at the Supreme Court, heard April 19, was Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer—but the case never should have made it this far. Political acrimony helped escalate it to the high …

Trump officials are leaking to reporters that they aren’t supposed to leak to reporters

White House officials keep leaking internal conversations to reporters detailing that they’re being ordered not to leak internal conversations to reporters.<p>On Thursday, Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders expressed her frustration about the leaks that keep appearing in the press about …

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump administration's school lunch policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former first lady Michelle Obama expressed concern Friday over the Trump administration's decision to scale back school meal nutritional requirements.<p>"You have to stop and think, 'Why don't you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you, and why is that a …

Trump is dangerous. But he's not Nixon — yet

“There's a darkness to Nixon that most people don’t know about.” — historian Tim Naftali<p>“Not since Watergate have our legal systems been so threatened and our faith in the independence and integrity of those systems so shaken,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.<p>“This is Nixonian,” Sen. …

Mnuchin Says U.S. Reserves Right To Be Protectionist

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrapped up a meeting of the world's wealthiest nations with the assertion that the United States reserves the right to be protectionist.<p>At a news conference in Bari, Italy, where finance ministers from the Group of Seven nations gathered, Mnuchin said, "We do …

How William F. Buckley, Jr., Changed His Mind on Civil Rights

The man who boasted he purged the conservative movement of ‘kooks’ and bigots was once a strong defender of racial discrimination—even violence. What changed?<p>When the conservative editor and intellectual William F. Buckley, Jr., ran for mayor of New York in 1965, he may have been the first …

Abortion Issue Looms Large In Georgia House Race

Women in the Trump era are asserting themselves — in resistance and support. A Georgia House race, with a controversial Republican woman running, tells the story of the divide among women.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Women are playing a big role in a closely watched special election in the suburbs …