American Health Care Act

Ad is misleading about congressman

A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Political campaign ads may be slickly appealing, but don't count on them to be truthful.

EPA

Ocasio-Cortez sees potential for a Freedom Caucus of the left

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist organizer and politician who unseated 19-year congressman Joe Crowley in a primary in her Bronx district last …

Paul Ryan

IG Report: Tom Price Wasted $341,000 on Travel While HHS Secretary

Tom Price wasted $341,000 in taxpayer funds on travel during his tenure as secretary of health and human services, according to an HHS inspector …

Health Care

GOP senator jokes about losing his mammograms under health care repeal

As the House Republican caucus scrambles Thursday to secure votes for its Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, a Republican senator implied to a …

Health Care

Republicans Don’t Know How the Human Body Works

“Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”<p>That wasn’t a villainous hospital administrator in a poorly written medical drama. That …

Health Care

Republicans At It Again! How it Effects Michigan!

2 weeks ago<p>The legislature in Lancing Michigan has pulled funds from its Family- Planning organization budgets such as Planned Parenthood. This …

Health Care

I am alive because of the Affordable Care Act

<b>I have Stage 4 colorectal cancer. I began experiencing symptoms in February 2016, and I was finally correctly diagnosed in October 2016. Prior to</b> …

Health Care

Underwood rally draws more than 300 supporters, including Pritzker and head of DNC

Democrat Lauren Underwood called out U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, who she is challenging for his 14th Congressional district seat in November, for his lack of meetings with the public and his support of President Donald Trump’s American Health Care Act.<p>Underwood, a registered nuse from Naperville, was …

U.S. Congress

AMA objects to attack on family planning services

Last year, the AMA raised objections to proposed Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bills that would have included restrictions on Title X-funded …

Health Care

A year later, Republicans' American Health Care Act is a nightmare for small businesses

In June of 2009, when we went to testify before Congress about the need for a health care bill that benefits small business, there was this idea that …

Health Care

7 Risk Factors for House Republicans

The Cook Political Report identifies “seven risk factors” for House GOP incumbents in the midterm elections:• Sits in a district with a Cook PVI score …

Politics

Paul Ryan Archives

House Speaker Paul Ryan misleadingly claimed that corporate tax revenues are “still rising,” even though the 2017 tax law cut tax rates. In the first …

Health Care

Incumbents, money triumph in several contentious Illinois primaries

Money and the Democratic machine took center stage in two marque Illinois primary contests on Tuesday night.<p>Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski …

Government

Frelinghuysen Campaign Took $10K From Boeing Last Year

Frelinghuysen, a Republican in New Jersey, has accepted $10K from the military/aerospace giant every year since 2010, a report says.<p>A veteran U.S. …

New Jersey

Congress Delays the “Cadillac Tax” and Other ACA-Related Taxes and Fees

The effective date for the controversial 40% excise tax on high-cost health care (commonly referred to as the “Cadillac Tax”) was delayed until 2022. …

Health Care

REVEALED: Trump's 10-step plan to dismantle Obamacare

Republicans have so far failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in Congress, but President Donald Trump's administration appears to be carrying out a plan to undermine the law on its own.<p>Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn on Wednesday reported that Tom Price, then the health and human …

ObamaCare

College professor: Republicans ‘should be lined up and shot’

Amid rising concerns of politically motivated violence on college campuses, one college professor wants to see Republicans executed and has declared …

Republicans

California's Darrell Issa Becomes the Latest Republican Congressman to Retire Rather Than Lose Re-Election 

Darrell Issa, Republican House member for California’s 49th district, announced Wednesday that he will not run for re-election, a boon for Democrats …

Elections

A Short History of the Disability Rights Movement in the US

According to the Census Bureau, there are 56.7 million people with disabilities in the U.S. — 19 percent of the population. That’s a significant …

Rights & Freedoms

When Will Donald Trump Say the N-Word?

It’s going to make your eyes water. It’s going to stink. You’re going to get the bubble guts when it happens. Like an opponent with the big joker, …

Donald Trump

Looking Ahead To 2018: Will A Shorter Open Enrollment Period Reduce Adverse Selection In Exchange Plans?

On April 13, 2017 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule designed to “improve the risk pool and promote …

Health Care

Actuarial Value and the Importance of Bipartisanship in Health Care Reform

In 2009 and 2010, Congress wrote a bill with the goal of providing health care coverage for the uninsured in America. With the decision to include …

Health Care

The GOP Is Trying To Get Rid Of Obamacare (Again) & It's So Underhanded

Someone famous once said, "If you don't at first succeed, you must try, try, and try again." It seems like the GOP is taking that tactic <i>very</i> …

ObamaCare

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

Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite<p><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</b> …

News

Another House Republican, Frank LoBiondo, announces he won't seek re-election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> New Jersey Republican Frank LoBiondo said Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year.<p>LoBiondo's statement makes him the latest of many congressional Republicans announce plans to step down from Congress after the 2018 midterm elections.<p>In his statement announcing his …

Politics

Trump’s Twitter Account Was Deactivated by Customer Service Employee on Their Last Day, Twitter Says

POTUS Twitter account was down for 11 minutes on Thursday afternoon<p>Twitter initially attributed the surprise deactivation of President Trump’s Twitter account on Thursday to “human error,” but as it turns out, the deletion was one employee’s memorable way of burning bridges on their way out the …

Donald Trump

Timeline: Despite GOP’s Failure To Repeal Obamacare, The ACA Has Changed

Congress in 2017 failed to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. But the health law has been changed in many other ways over the past year …

Health Care

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 …

Donald Trump

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 …

ICE

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> …

Paul Manafort