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The health care bill could be Donald Trump’s Iraq War

Sold on lies, poorly planned, deadly to thousands, and a catastrophe for its authors.<p>If it passes, the American Health Care Act will be Donald Trump and Paul Ryan's Iraq War. It's been sold with lies. It's been pushed forward with a shock-and-awe legislative strategy. And its architects are …

Health Care

White House Promotes Fake News Article Praising Trump Budget

Fake News

What the CBO says about the Republican plan, by the numbers

On Monday afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation intended to replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.<p>One of the most highly anticipated parts of the analysis was how the CBO would …

Health Care

Barack Obama has a plan for the Trump era

It’s a mix of political goals and apolitical ideals, six interviews with current and former Obama aides reveal<p>In the cafes of New York City and the offices of Chicago, blue America seeks his wisdom like he’s a prophet or a sage. What should we do? they ask. Show us the path.<p>He likes to respond with …

Joe Biden

GOP tries to discredit agency reviewing its health care bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans don't have a CBO score yet on their health care bill, but they're already taking shots at the CBO.<p>Lawmakers of all stripes are anxiously waiting for the nonpartisan and highly respected Congressional Budget Office to issue its report of the GOP's Obamacare replacement …

Health Care

Graham ready to subpoena for Trump wiretap information

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he is ready to subpoena the intelligence agencies for evidence that would prove President Donald Trump's claims that he was wiretapped last year by then-President Barack Obama.<p>Asked by CNN if he would subpoena for any evidence, the South …

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is the most powerful cornered animal in the world

Trump lashes out by creating a chaos of conflicting claims to distract attention away from real allegations. It is all too effective<p>For all his inconstancy of character, Donald Trump is a master manipulator. He rose to political prominence by slandering Barack Obama. He rode the birther myth as far …

Donald Trump

U.S. allies shaken by Donald Trump’s wiretap tweets about Obama

Just when U.S. allies around the world from Canada to Europe to Asia were starting to be reassured about Donald Trump's approach to the world, there's a whole new gust of chaos coming from Washington.<p>This weekend's startling political drama of Twitter accusations of wiretaps, then denials, all …

Jeff Sessions must now tell America the whole truth

Did the attorney general lie under oath to Congress? His disawovals are not enough: we need a full and fair investigation by the judiciary committee<p>Before answering questions from the Senate judiciary committee on 10 January, then-Senator Jeff Sessions raised his hand and pledged an oath to tell …

Donald Trump

6 takeaways from Trump's address to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump showed his aspirational side Tuesday night.<p>Gone from his speech to a joint session of Congress were the lengthy attacks on media and Democratic opponents. Missing was the gloom-and-doom warnings of "American carnage" from his inaugural address. And while he …

Immigration Reform

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American …

Donald Trump

Trump’s continued defense of Putin confounds Republicans

President Trump offered a fulsome defense of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin over the weekend, leaving Republican lawmakers frustrated and flummoxed yet again by the president’s warm feelings toward the rival nation.<p>In a Fox News interview, Trump, who during the campaign repeatedly praised Putin, …

Donald Trump

Journalists call out White House claims on terror reporting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Journalists are calling out a White House claim that news outlets are failing to adequately report terror attacks.<p>On Monday, the White House issued a list of 78 terror attacks to underscore President Donald Trump's assertion that the media is failing to adequately report them.<p>Trump told …

Donald Trump

Politician moves to block Trump address to U.K. Parliament

LONDON — Never mind that Donald Trump's mother was born in the United Kingdom. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons is vowing to bar the new U.S. president from addressing Parliament during his state visit here later this year.<p>Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers Monday that he strongly opposes …

Donald Trump

Trump suggests only politics could lead court to rule against his immigration order

President Trump denounced arguments against his immigration order as “disgraceful” on Wednesday — a day after three federal appellate judges lobbed critical inquiries at those challenging and defending the plan — and suggested a ruling against his administration would be based on politics and not a …

Immigration