Alexander Kozlowski

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Obamacare just had its best week in months

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>With little fanfare, Obamacare just had its best week in months.<p>On Tuesday, Maine voted overwhelmingly …

McConnell to NYT: I 'misspoke' on tax increase for middle class in Senate plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he "misspoke" when he had previously said nobody in the middle class would get a tax increase under the new GOP plan, according to The New York Times.<p>"You can't guarantee that absolutely no one sees a tax increase, but what …

CNN

Five lessons from this week's election (and why Democrats can't celebrate yet)

A lucky bit of timing placed<p>President Trumpin Asia as voters in Virginia, New Jersey and several other states delivered drubbings to his party’s candidates in Tuesday’s elections. Rather than respond to panickedRepublicansand questions from reporters, Trump could bask in the fulsome flattery laid …

European Union

We’ll never stop Brexit or Trump until we address the anger fuelling both

The economic hardship, alienation, loss – and worse – that motivated so many have to be tackled. There’s no point obsessing over impeachment or a second referendum without that effort<p>Perhaps we should call it the new special relationship. Liberal, enlightened types on each side of the Atlantic now …

Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.

WASHINGTON — In the weeks before Donald J. Trump took office, lawyers joining his administration gathered at a law firm near the Capitol, where Donald F. McGahn II, the soon-to-be White House counsel, filled a white board with a secret battle plan to fill the federal appeals courts with young and …

Donald Trump

Two November revolutions: Another Russia-Trump connection

The Russian Revolution changed the world — but not the way anyone expected. Will Trump’s legacy be similar?<p>Amid the numbing and relentless onslaught of news — much of it baffling or disturbing, and some of it occasionally even encouraging — a pair of momentous anniversaries passed us by during the …

Podesta Group on the verge of shuttering amid ties to Mueller probe

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of Washington's most prominent lobbying firms is on the verge of shuttering after becoming ensnared by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.<p>Kimberley Fritts, the chief executive of the Podesta Group, told employees during a Thursday staff meeting that the firm would cease to …

Robert Mueller

Trump Dossier Firm Also Supplied Info Used in Trump Tower Meeting with Russian Lawyer

The information that a Russian lawyer brought to Trump Tower when she met Donald Trump Jr. in June 2016 stemmed from research conducted by Fusion GPS, the same firm that compiled the infamous Trump dossier. Natalia Veselnitskaya told NBC News she has been cooperating with the Senate Judiciary …

Donald Trump

What Was Russia's Role In 2016 U.S. Election? 2 Former KGB Officials Weigh In

Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, peered at me across his dark, vaulted office in an old Moscow manor house.<p>"I'm going to tell you something that I've never told anyone before," he said. "About 10 years ago, Russia had the opportunity to seriously influence election results in France."<p>Gudkov, …

Russia

Aide who pleaded guilty to lying about Russia helped write major pro-Russia Trump speech

When news broke that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty last month to lying to federal agents about his contacts with …

Donald Trump

Corey Lewandowski’s Lesson For Harvard Students: Trump Did Great With Black Voters, And By The Way, I Didn’t Collude With Russia

Why is Harvard doing this?<p>First there was Sean Spicer, smarming and dissembling through his lectures as if he were back behind the White House briefing room podium. Now, Corey Lewandowski has become the latest former Trump employee to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at …

Flynn Kidnapping Plot Is Like Teapot Dome With a Dash of Treason

The latest allegations against former national security adviser Michael Flynn involving secret deals with Turkey open up some new vistas in the …

Donald Trump

Kushner to CNN: fire 20% of your staff

The White House says he wasn’t serious.<p>President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is still upset with CNN.<p>As the Wall Street Journal reported last night, Kushner met earlier this year with Gary Ginsberg, a top executive at Time Warner, CNN’s parent company. In the meeting, …

Federal Judicial Nominee Who Has Never Tried A Case Advanced By Senate Committee

As the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced five Trump administration nominees for lifetime positions as federal judges on Thursday, special attention was paid to one of them: 36-year-old Brett Talley.<p>Talley'srésumé, which features a J.D. from Harvard but limited experience as a practicing attorney, …

Government

Trump has no comment on Roy Moore because he doesn't 'watch much TV'

Asked about allegations against the Republican Senate nominee, Trump said ‘I don’t get to watch much television. Primarily because … I’m reading documents’<p>Donald Trump on Saturday deflected questions about whether Roy Moore should drop out of the Alabama Senate race over allegations of sexual …

Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting

After a week of delicate diplomacy in Asia, the president again dismissed Russian election meddling and lashed out at critics on Twitter.<p>DANANG, Vietnam — President Donald Trump stayed on script for more than a week as he crisscrossed Asia — and then Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up.<p>After …

Russia

Rep. Adam Schiff Lowers The Boom On Trump And Makes His Russia Nightmares Come True

The man who will be in charge of the Russia investigation if Democrats take back the House, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), lowered the boom on Trump by …

Donald Trump

As White House Makes Nice With Mueller, GOP Allies Sharpen Knives For Special Counsel

The White House says it is playing ball with Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, but some administration supporters in Congress want him out of a job.<p>A small number of House and Senate Republicans are at work building a storyline about Mueller that would oblige him to at least give …

Donald Trump

Robert Mueller Is Moving Toward Donald Trump

NBC News reports that Trump Jr. is "under scrutiny by Mueller." It's quite possible that Mueller is investigating both Trump and Trump Jr. for …

Donald Trump

Trump Busted By Congressman Who Has Seen The Same Intel For Knowingly Lying About Russia %%

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, used Veterans Day to serve his country by …

Donald Trump

Two arrested as Trump supporters, opponents face off at competing rallies in Hollywood

At least two people were arrested Saturday afternoon during dueling rallies staged in Hollywood by supporters and detractors of President Trump.<p>The arrests stemmed from a scuffle among competing demonstrators outside the busy Hollywood and Highland shopping complex, police said. An anti-Trump …

Donald Trump

Toronto police invited to march in uniform in New York City pride parade

Toronto police have received an invitation to participate in uniform at the New York City Pride March next month.<p>The invitation, in a letter sent last Friday, comes amid a controversy over the exclusion of uniformed officers from Toronto's Pride Parade.<p>The Gay Officers Action League in New York …