American Health Care Act

Republicans have basically admitted the Obamacare repeal is based on lies

On Wednesday, in a discussion of the latest Republican health care bill, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley told the truth. "You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered," he said on a conference call with reporters. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you …

ObamaCare

The Latest: Trump administration announces new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):<p>7 p.m.<p>Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday.<p>The new …

U.S. Military

Poll: only 24% of Americans approve of Graham-Cassidy

With their deadline fast approaching, Senate Republicans’ rush to repeal and replace Obamacare remains as unpopular as ever with the public.<p>Only 24 percent of Americans support Graham-Cassidy, the health care bill Republicans are furiously whipping to pass ahead of September 30, according to a new …

Politics

How Fox News is framing the health care debate: it’s either Graham-Cassidy or single-payer

They never stopped covering single-payer.<p>Senate Republicans have scheduled a vote this coming week for their latest Obamacare repeal bill, but all Fox News can talk about is single-payer health care.<p>We started to see this a few days after Sen. Bernie Sanders released his single-payer plan, which …

Politics

Same Ol’ Plame

Making the click-through worthwhile: The mask slips from Valerie Plame, the media continues to treat unhinged political voices quite seriously, a …

Conservative View

Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate

In 2014, one moderate Republican senator made a strong stand against the Tea Party, which he believed was pushing the GOP off a cliff. “Somebody, …

Liberal View

Is Your Member of Congress Telling It Straight on the ACA? Help Us Fact

Update: On May 4, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 217-213, passed the American Health Care Act, which would partially repeal and replace …

Affordable Care Act

I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

Other Republican plans create a poorly funded version of Obamacare. This one blows the law up entirely.<p>I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.<p>Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all.<p>While other Republican …

ObamaCare

Lots of vulnerable House Republicans come from states that will lose under Cassidy-Graham

If the Senate passes Cassidy-Graham, its latest attempt to repeal Obamacare, the legislation will then go to the House for a vote. If that happens, Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has vowed to engineer its quick passage in the lower chamber, too, and President Trump will of course sign anything that …

U.S. Congress

An internal report undercut one of Trump’s biggest goals. So the study was scrapped.

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>From the outset, the Trump administration has been infested by a deep rot of bad faith from top to bottom. We’ve seen it again and again: The administration pushes a new policy. Independent institutions provide facts and empirical analyses that completely undercut that policy’s …

Opinion

There will be a huge number missing from the CBO's score of the newest GOP healthcare bill

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) Obamacare repeal bill is on a mad blitz through Congress.<p>Since its introduction last Wednesday, the bill has gained steam and is now being rushed to the floor before a September 30 deadline for Republicans to pass the bill with a majority vote.<p>Among the …

Business

GOP House Members From New York Won’t Happily Vote for Graham-Cassidy Bill

For proponents and opponents of the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill, all eyes are on the Senate presently, for the obvious reason that this dubious …

ObamaCare

Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill Would Cause Huge Premium Increases for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

With only two weeks left to move forward with a partisan health care repeal bill, some Senate Republicans are trying one last time to rip coverage …

Health Care

All Views Articles

Friday, February 24, 2017<p>Randall Amster<br>Contrived Chaos and States of Confusion<br>There has been a lot of analysis suggesting that the executive-level …

Betsy DeVos

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Monday, May 22, 2017<p>'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe<br>Letter from Mick Mulvaney is 'yet another …

James Comey

Trump shares GIF of himself striking Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball

President Donald Trump retweeted a meme on Sunday morning that showed him hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball.<p>The animated GIF spliced together a clip of Trump swinging a golf club with footage of Clinton falling, apparently edited to appear as if a golf ball had struck her …

Donald Trump

The American left has its own Tea Party, and it’s coming for Donald Trump

Tom MacArthur’s town-hall meeting should have been uneventful. It was May and MacArthur, a Republican congressman, had come home to New Jersey to talk to constituents, having won re-election with a hefty majority less than a year earlier. Normally, at such an event, he might have expected to field …

Democracy

PSA: Paul Ryan Is Speaker of the House For A Reason and Isn't Going Anywhere For a Few More

There has been a lot of talk about what an ineffective Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R – Wisc.) is and has been but in every …

U.S. Congress

Republican Health Care Efforts Would Harm Veterans, Report Says

“That goes way beyond just turning the clock back to pre-ACA status quo," said report author Michael Dworsky.<p>Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would likely have negative consequences for veterans, a group that Republicans lawmakers typically champion, according to a report released by …

Health Care

Donald Trump is making the single-payer push inevitable

By destabilizing ACA marketplaces, he’s leaving Democrats nowhere to go but left.<p>If you want to know why Democratic senators with national ambitions are suddenly falling over each other to endorse a Medicare-for-all bill, of course Bernie Sanders has something to do with it. So do the activists …

Health Care

Trump hosts Pelosi and Schumer again, dinner talk includes DACA, health care

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are heading to the White House for the second time in two weeks as a follow up to a recent conversation they had with President Donald Trump about protecting immigrants who are part of the Deferred Action for …

Business

Seven reasons media shouldn't fall for the latest health care "compromise"

As the budget reconciliation period draws to a close in the Senate, a handful of Republicans are pushing a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace …

Health Care

Sanders prepares to reveal 'Medicare for all' bill

First, consider this: It's the summer of 2019 and a dozen Democratic presidential candidates are gathered onstage for a debate somewhere in the …

Bernie Sanders

Charges dropped against reporter arrested for asking Trump official questions

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a reporter in West Virginia who was arrested earlier this summer for asking questions at a Trump …

West Virginia

New Republican bill to repeal Obamacare to be unveiled Monday: senator

A new Republican bill to replace Obamacare will be unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Monday with backing from President Donald Trump, according to one of two Republican senators who have crafted the legislation.<p>The lawmaker, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, told reporters he was optimistic the …

U.S. Congress

Health care reform: A free-market solution works in other countries

0 Shares<p>Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is on indefinite life support. The political consensus was that President Trump needed to …

Health Care

Steven Bannon is plotting against Trump and the Republicans running Congress

As the so-called Big Six tax reform group and President Donald Trump met to push a tax reform strategy on Tuesday, former White House chief …

Donald Trump

5 things you need to know Wednesday

House to take up aid for Harvey victims<p>House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Wednesday plans to bring to the House floor a $7.9 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Harvey, a down payment on what will likely be $100 billion or more of federal aid. President Trump has urged …

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1 Word in a Recent Trump Speech Gives a Big Clue for What to Expect With Corporate Tax Reform -- The Motley Fool

Trump may have just admitted that his tax-cut aspirations are a bit lofty.<p>The Trump presidency is seven and a half months old, and "The Donald" is …

Business

Trump retweeted a meme mocking Hillary Clinton's upcoming 2016 campaign book

President Donald Trump retweeted a meme mocking presidential rival Hillary Clinton's upcoming book about the 2016 campaign, titled "What Happened."<p>Late Saturday night, the president retweeted a meme with an image of the book's cover next to another with Trump's face and the punchline "I …

Donald Trump