American Health Care Act

Chia Pet company head says Chia Donald Trump most popular item of the year

A year after the San Francisco-based Joseph Industries started making a Chia Pet version of our 45th president, the head of the company says Chia Trump has surged past Chia Obama in popularity to become the company's No. 1 item.<p>"We came up with Chia Trump last year, and it was our best seller," …

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McCain blasts Trump: 'There's nothing "America First"' about believing Putin

• <b>Sen. John McCain criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday after Trump said he believed Vladimir Putin's claim that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election.</b>• <b><br>McCain said believing Putin and not the US intelligence community "is not only naive but also places our national security at</b> …

News

America’s veterans: Caught in the middle of the GOP Obamacare repeal effort

As Obamacare enrollment season begins, the number of Americans signing up for the health insurance coverage has been much higher than expected. That …

Health Care

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U.S. lawmakers to introduce bills tightening foreign investment rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will introduce bills as soon as Monday that would increase scrutiny of foreign investment in the United States amid growing concern about Chinese deals, according to a source familiar with the …

U.S. House of Representatives

Meet The Grassroots Organizers Fighting The Trump Agenda

Marci Bandelli and Lillian Duggan waited just five days after Hillary Clinton's shocking 2016 loss to start marshaling against Donald Trump's agenda. …

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A Prescription for GOP Victory

The upside of the epic failure of the Senate to pass any semblance of repealing and reforming the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that it highlights …

Democratic Party

John Boehner said he once called Sean Hannity to tell him he was 'nuts'

Thomson Reuters<p><b>Former House Speaker John Boehner said he once called up Sean Hannity and said, "Listen, you're nuts."</b>• <b><br>The Republican speaker often clashed with the most conservative members of his party.</b><p>Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on conservative politicians and media figures in a …

Sean Hannity

Mueller's latest move has Trump's staunchest allies melting down on Twitter

Thomson Reuters<p><b>It emerged on Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller had filed the first charges in the Russia investigation.</b>• <b><br>President Donald Trump's most stalwart allies promptly had a Twitter meltdown.</b>• <b><br>Some called for Trump to fire Mueller and investigate him, while others said the focus should</b> …

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Roger Stone’s Twitter Permanently Suspended After Friday Night Meltdown (Update)

"Several media outlets are reporting that I have been permanently banned but Twitter has not informed me that that is the case," Stone tells TheWrap<p>President Donald Trump’s former adviser, Roger Stone, had his Twitter account permanently suspended Saturday, following a tirade the night …

Roger Stone

Poll finds disunited state of America

Seven in 10 Americans say the nation's political divisions are at least as big as during the Vietnam War, according to a new poll, which also finds nearly 6 in 10 saying Donald Trump's presidency is making the U.S. political system more dysfunctional.<p>The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll …

Vietnam War

Five Issues That Could Sink the Trump-GOP Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — Now comes the hard part.<p>The details of the Republican tax plan will be unveiled on Wednesday — and GOP leaders acknowledge they have a tough slog ahead to win passage of one of President Donald Trump's key campaign promises and give the president his first major legislative …

Politics

Fox News host Sean Hannity has Twitter meltdown after report of Robert Mueller's first charges in the Russia probe

Mike Segar/Reuters<p><b>Fox News host Sean Hannity ranted on Twitter Friday night after a CNN report said special counsel Robert Mueller had filed charges in his investigation.</b>• <b><br>Hannity charged Mueller and media were working "hand in hand."</b><p>Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday railed against the media for …

Sean Hannity

Trump calls San Francisco businessman who wants to impeach him 'wacky,' 'unhinged'

President Donald Trump had some things to say on Twitter about Tom Steyer, the San Francisco billionaire who wants to see Trump impeached.<p>"Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!" Trump tweeted early …

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Mueller has reportedly filed the first charges in the Russia investigation

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite<p><b>Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed the first charges in the Russia investigation, CNN reported Friday.</b>• <b><br>Mueller is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, as well as whether anyone in President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow.</b>• <b><br>Veteran</b> …

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Congress quietly passed a budget outline with $1.8 trillion in health care cuts

Will the cuts become law? Unlikely. Does the budget vision matter? Definitely.<p>The budget resolution adopted by the US Senate last week, and by the House of Representatives on Thursday, is not a law. It cannot be signed or vetoed by the president, and the policies it recommends are just that — …

Politics

Republican hypocrisy on display: Senators extol federal agency they used to hate

The GOP loves to criticize the CBO — unless they release a report that supports their policies<p>Once again, a key Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on a health care bill is out. Although this time — unusual in 2017 — Republican senators are actually praising the report and extolling the …

U.S. Politics

Clinton campaign, DNC tied to Russian dossier

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter …

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After delay, Trump fulfills his $25,000 promise to the father of a fallen US soldier

The father of a fallen U.S. soldier has received the $25,000 that President Donald Trump promised him three months ago, perhaps ending one of the controversies since Trump falsely claimed last week to have spoken with nearly every military family who has lost a loved since he became commander in …

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Newt Gingrich: Bannon's strategy will undermine, not strengthen, the Trump agenda

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is on the verge of becoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s favorite person -- and Donald Trump’s worst enemy.<p>Bannon’s so-called “war against the GOP establishment,” is the worst strategic action Republicans could take right now. He is …

Opinion

The Senate Has 60 Votes to Stabilize Obamacare. But Will There Be a Vote?

Speaking on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander proudly read the names of nine more Republican who had agreed to co-sponsor …

Lamar Alexander

Republicans still can fix the Affordable Care Act

As the debate on the Affordable Care Act heated up in Washington, I presented an alternative to addressing the challenges created by President Barack …

Health Care

President Trump sends first tweet about Wine Country fires, 10 days after fires first broke out

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent his first tweet about the Wine Country fires.<p>President Trump tweeted, "Our hearts are with all affected by the wildfires in California. God bless our brave First Responders and @FEMA team. We support you!"<p>The tweet was quoted under a re-tweet of …

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Fallen soldier's mother: 'Trump did disrespect my son'

WASHINGTON -- The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Donald Trump "did disrespect my son" with remarks in a condolence telephone call.<p>Sgt. La David T. Johnson's mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post that she was present during the call …

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Mexicans see models of Trump's wall, and they're not impressed.

SAN DIEGO -- The prototypes of the Trump border wall are taking shape this month in a sun-baked swath of scrubland abutting a run-down neighborhood of Tijuana. Lined up next to each other, the 30-foot-tall concrete and steel sample barriers - some with extra-stout reinforced bases, others topped …

Immigration

Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

WASHINGTON - Democrats accused President Donald Trump of trying to sabotage the nation's health-care system through his decision to halt payments to insurers meant to shore up the system, while Republicans countered Sunday that Trump is just pushing for a hard bargain.<p>Trump's decision, announced …

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Americans fear US politicians more than Kim Jong Un: poll

These days, Dorothy’s classic phrase from “The Wizard of Oz” would go something like this: “Politicians and pollution and World War III, oh …

North Korea

Patients pay price for ending cost-sharing reduction payments

“Republicans and Democrats alike have expressed concern about the affordability of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and bipartisan …

Health Care

5 things to look for when shopping for health insurance

Are you considering signing up for a new health insurance plan? These 5 basic health insurance concepts will help you understand what to look for …

Insurance

MacArthur Reports Over $800K in Cash on Hand

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3) on Friday reported about $860,000 in cash on hand for his 2018 re-election campaign, about $622,000 of which was raised in …

Tom MacArthur