Senate health care plan: Recess isn’t helping McConnell’s hunt for 50 votes – CNN International

PoliticoSenate health care plan: Recess isn't helping McConnell's hunt for 50 votesCNN InternationalSenate Republicans are back in their home states for a weeklong break, and already, some of them have gotten an earful on the controversial GOP legislation to dismantle Obamacare. The message from their home-state constituents: Don't you dare vote for ...Senate Obamacare repeal vote … [Read more...]

Senator, Un(Interrupted): Kamala Harris’s Rise Among Democrats – New York Times

New York TimesSenator, Un(Interrupted): Kamala Harris's Rise Among DemocratsNew York TimesMs. Harris's brushes with national attention predate her Senate election, with a notable cameo from President Obama in 2013. After an event then, he was compelled to apologize after telling a group of Democrats that, in addition to being “brilliant ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump Says ‘I Think It Was Russia’ And ‘Others Also’ In Election Meddling – NPR

NPRTrump Says 'I Think It Was Russia' And 'Others Also' In Election MeddlingNPRPresident Trump reaffirmed America's commitment to a core NATO defense policy and discussed Russia's meddling in the U.S. election Thursday, in remarks to reporters and in an address delivered during a brief visit to Poland. Appearing next to Polish ...Trump pivots to attack Obama when asked … [Read more...]

President Trump angrily lashes out at ‘Morning Joe’ hosts on Twitter – Washington Post

Washington PostPresident Trump angrily lashes out at 'Morning Joe' hosts on TwitterWashington PostPresident Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” in two vicious tweets Thursday morning, calling Mika Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy” and claiming that she had a facelift late last year. Trump also called Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe” and ...Today in Entertainment: President … [Read more...]

Why Hillary Clinton won’t admit that she made mistakes – Recode

RecodeWhy Hillary Clinton won't admit that she made mistakesRecode“This is one of the first times in 25 years that Hillary Clinton has not had to be a professional politician,” Traister said. “There was a viral video that went around before the election of 25 years of Hillary being asked the same question, which was ...and more » … [Read more...]

If these two Republicans can’t agree, the Senate can’t pass its health-care bill – Washington Post

Washington PostIf these two Republicans can't agree, the Senate can't pass its health-care billWashington PostThey came to the Senate together amid less fanfare than some of their 2010 classmates, with lower profiles that didn't lead to presidential bids. But Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio) and Patrick J. Toomey (Pa.) were intellectual forces inside the Republican ...How Governors From Both … [Read more...]

Health care state-of-play: More meetings, but only among Republicans – CNN

CNNHealth care state-of-play: More meetings, but only among RepublicansCNNMore and more Senators talking about postponing or not repealing at all some of the Obamacare taxes -- most notably the 3.8% tax on net investment income for people who earn more than $200K (which would be repealed retroactively in the Senate bill).Republicans frustrated as their to-do list growsPoliticoThe Daily 202: Even … [Read more...]

Obama used covert retaliation in response to Russian election meddling. Here’s why. – Washington Post

Washington PostObama used covert retaliation in response to Russian election meddling. Here's why.Washington PostThis past weekend, The Washington Post published a new account of the Obama administration's struggle to respond to Russian covert activity during the 2016 election — and new details on the intelligence and internal debate about retaliation. One ...and more » … [Read more...]

Democrats Split on Joining GOP for Health Care Fix –

NBCNews.comDemocrats Split on Joining GOP for Health Care"President Trump, I challenge you to invite us, all 100 of us, Republican and Democrat, to Blair House to discuss a new bipartisan way forward on health care in front of all the American people," Schumer said in a speech on the Senate floor. "I would ...Elizabeth Warren Calls For Democrats To Embrace … [Read more...]

The Supreme Court Partially Allowed Trump’s Travel Ban. Who Is Still Barred? – New York Times

Washington PostThe Supreme Court Partially Allowed Trump's Travel Ban. Who Is Still Barred?New York TimesThe Supreme Court lifted the suspensions that federal judges had put on Mr. Trump's travel ban order in March, but only partially: People from the affected countries who have “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the ...Controversial Supreme Court … [Read more...]

Tie Congress’s Paychecks to Our Good Health – New York Times

New York TimesTie Congress's Paychecks to Our Good HealthNew York TimesDark clouds hovered over the Capitol on Tuesday as Senate Republicans postponed a vote on their health care bill. Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year, while members of Poland's lower house of Parliament are ... … [Read more...]

Trump’s Obama Obsession – New York Times

New York TimesTrump's Obama ObsessionNew York TimesTrump is obsessed with Obama. Obama haunts Trump's dreams. One of Trump's primary motivators is the absolute erasure of Obama — were it possible — not only from the political landscape but also from the history books. Trump is president because of ...With latest jabs, Trump-Obama relationship reaches historic nastinessCNNObama … [Read more...]

How Should We View the Obama Legacy? – New York Times

New York TimesHow Should We View the Obama Legacy?New York TimesDo you know why President Trump is working so hard to tear down former President Barack Obama's legacy? Because Mr. Obama represents everything that Mr. Trump is not: an articulate orator, a deep thinker and someone who is elegant in style, words and ... … [Read more...]

Congress returns to work, shaken, somber and vowing to improve civil discourse. And then Trump tweeted – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCongress returns to work, shaken, somber and vowing to improve civil discourse. And then Trump tweetedLos Angeles TimesCongress returned to work Thursday with fresh hopes of improving the civil discourse after a gunman opened fire in an apparently partisan-inspired shooting of Republican lawmakers at baseball practice. Somber lawmakers were back at committee … [Read more...]

Imagining President Pence – FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEightImagining President PenceFiveThirtyEightFive months into President Trump's term, there are at least three major investigations into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign was involved. James Comey, the former FBI director, was fired on Trump's orders and ...and more » … [Read more...]

How Democrats Would Fix Obamacare – The Atlantic

The AtlanticHow Democrats Would Fix ObamacareThe AtlanticAs Republicans have been casting about for legislation to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have offered a consistent message in public: If the GOP drops its demand for repeal, we'll work with them to improve, or fix, the current law ...President Trump's mangled 'facts' about ObamacareWashington Postall 13 news … [Read more...]

Climate Activists Court Hill Republicans With ‘Civil Conversations’ – NPR

NPRClimate Activists Court Hill Republicans With 'Civil Conversations'NPRNearly every week for the past 10 years, he's taken the train down to Washington D.C. from his home in suburban Philadelphia to convince Congress members to act on climate change. Butera says ... But despite the recent election that resulted in ...and more » … [Read more...]

Republicans Are a Majority Without a Mandate – The Atlantic

The AtlanticRepublicans Are a Majority Without a MandateThe AtlanticAfter almost 6 months under President Trump and the 115th Congress, the United States is in a strange position: Republicans enjoy a decisive partisan advantage, controlling the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. ... (And neither ...Seventeen-Point Drop in US Satisfaction Among … [Read more...]