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How hospitals got richer off Obamacare

Back in Washington in late 2008, Democrats had claimed control of Congress and were readying their health care bill. They were also eyeing how best to negotiate with the health care industry, which had fiercely resisted the Clinton-era health reforms and ultimately helped kill them. This time, …

Health Care

The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.<p>Last month, when President Donald Trump toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for …

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

Trump -- under fire -- returns to the campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is taking his fate into his own hands.<p>Reeling from a week that included the firing of his national security adviser, the withdrawal of a Cabinet nominee and persistent questions over contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump is aiming to regain …

Donald Trump

House Republicans pull plan to gut independent ethics committee after Trump tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play, after they voted to gut an ethics watchdog in a manner that undercut his vow to drain the establishment "swamp."<p>Trump made clear his anger at the move on …

Donald Trump

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

<i>Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a</i> …

Russia

The final debate: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Wednesday for their final debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team spent the night analyzing their claims.<p>The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate and selected key statements from both candidates, rating them …

T-Mobile fined millions for selling unlimited data plans that weren’t really unlimited

Federal regulators are slapping T-Mobile with millions of dollars in fines and other requirements after consumers complained that the wireless carrier misled them with its advertising on “unlimited” data.<p>T-Mobile has agreed to pay $7.5 million to the government and to compensate affected consumers …

‘I Think He’s a Very Dangerous Man for the Next Three or Four Weeks’

At one of the most explosive moments of the campaign — and with a month to go — Politico Magazine reconvened the top Trumpologists to dissect The Donald’s final days as a candidate and what comes next.<p>Back in early March, Politico Magazine brought together five Donald Trump biographers for a …

What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

New documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.<p>The scandal of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew” email server, as it is played out over more than a year and a half, has served as a Rorschach test for …

5 Things To Know About Obama's Enforcement Of Immigration Laws

In a speech Wednesday night, Donald Trump will lay out — and clarify — his proposed immigration policy.<p>His stance on immigration has appeared to change more in the past 10 days than it has in the past 10 months.<p>But perhaps the most unexpected element of the recent shifts in rhetoric is that Trump …