Doctors’ groups are against the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare and gut health care, writing that “The proposal fails to protect the health care coverage and consumer protections available under current law.” Public hospitals are against it. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's passage of the defense policy bill for the 2018 budget years (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion Pentagon budget. TheShow More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate overwhelmingly backs sweeping policy bill to pump $700 billion into the military.
This is a timely new study for all those patriotic, veteran-loving Republican senators who might be tempted to support another vote on Obamacare repeal: it would leave many veterans uninsured and put additional strain on the VA medical...Show More Summary
Donald Trump has always had a weird relationship with Melania. From their weird body language at the inauguration to this heartbreaking display of disrespect at the White House: It's sad to see a guy with no social graces. Doesn't know how to treat a lady. Show More Summary
It’s great that the Mueller probe appears to be almost leak free. At least in theory it’s great. It’s not great if you want to understand the progress of the investigation or what is likely to come of it – something we have an understandable, even pressing interest in. Show More Summary
Although interim Alabama Sen. Luther Strange has the backing of both Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell, his candidacy to claim Jeff Sessions' old seat is flagging against fire-breathing conservative Roy Moore. Moore, who's been removed...Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits.
Wow indeed. Saying that $495 shouldn’t “stand in the way of our neighbors’ dreams,” Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joined a coalition of individuals and organizations to announce that every Rhode Island DACA recipient eligible for a...Show More Summary
In its relatively short time in power, the Trump administration has made no attempt to hide its disdain for studying, communicating, and acting on the threat posed by climate change. Rather than simply ignore the scientific information and research accessible to the public, however, the administration instead has chosen to remove climate data and references […]
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it,...Show More Summary
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A former Republican congressman who represented parts of central Pennsylvania in the U.S. House for more than a quarter century has died. Bill Goodling was 89. A statement from his family says Goodling died Sunday evening. The...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton’s book on her presidential campaign is a quintessential piece of bourgeois indulgence. Much like autobiographical works that have come before, this book is inseparable from the larger trajectory of the political class once their time in the media spotlight wanes. Show More Summary
If you marveled over Donald Trump's attorneys Ty Cobb and John Dowd—two supposed Washington veterans—discussing internal legal rifts in the West Wing within ear shot of a New York Times reporter, it's a good time to recap just how incompetent Trump's bunch of misfits have repeatedly proven to be. Show More Summary
Conway accused the awards show of 'alienating' people who want Donald Trump to succeed.
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The alerts began dropping into our inboxes over the weekend, a trickle that began with a warning from Indivisible. In the last few hours, it’s a deluge. Drop. Drop. Drop. Just days after 17 senators, including Cory Booker, stood with...Read more
Late last Wednesday evening, news broke that President Donald Trump had brokered a deal with Democratic leaders to protect many young undocumented immigrants from deportation. By Thursday morning, that security seemed once more in question, only to shift again over the course of the weekend, as officials gave differing accounts of the conversation that took […]
I watched the first episode of the PBS Vietnam War series and thought it was good so far. I don’t think anything was said I didn’t already know, but a lot of it was stuff most people don’t know. I was a bit dismayed to find people on social media trashing it, some of whom […]