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CBO Agrees: Trumpcare Wipes Out Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Earlier this month I passed along a note from Matthew Fiedler of the Brookings Institution. Long story short, he suggested that the Republican health care bill would do more than eliminate community rating only for folks who failed to maintain continuous coverage. Show More Summary

Shaping The Future: Moscow And Beijing's Multipolar World Order

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Stratgic Culture Foundation, Once in a while, think tanks such as the Brookings Institute are able to deal with highly strategic and current issues. Often, the conferences held by such organizations...Show More Summary

James Comey 'tried to hide from Donald Trump by blending in with curtains'

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James Comey once tried to blend in with a pair of White House curtains in the hope Donald Trump would not see him, it has been claimed. According to Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Mr Comey's and a fellow at the Brookings Institution think...Show More Summary

Media Seize on Claim Comey ‘Disgusted’ by Trump Handshake

After Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes, a friend of fired FBI Director James Comey, took to PBS to accuse President Trump of a “calculated” attempt to “compromise” Comey simply by shaking the law enforcement chief’s hand at a White House event, the media ran wild with the story on Friday as another controversy for the commander-in-chief.

Why was Comey "just completely disgusted" when Trump pulled into the handshake and grabbed him around the shoulder?

"He thought it was an intentional attempt to compromise him in public."Comey didn't want to shake hands at all... [Brookings Institution fellow Benjamin Wittes, a close friend of Comey's] said Comey "really did not want to go to that meeting" and tried to distance himself from Trump to ensure the FBI's independence from the White House. Show More Summary

Philadelphia’s blueprint for a 21st-century economy

A new Brookings Institution report offers a roadmap for the innovation economy; other cities should take note The time is now for Philadelphia to build a 21st-century economy, according to a new, extensive economic report showing the...Show More Summary

Return of the Power Line Show: Two Cheers for Tammany Hall!

(Steven Hayward) The dormant Power Line podcast is back up today with a fresh edition, featuring me in conversation with Jonathan Rauch of The Atlantic and the Brookings Institution, talking about his new ebook, Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money, and Backroom Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy. Show More Summary

David Brooks | When the World Is Led by a Child

David Brooks | When the World Is Led by a Child: David Brooks asks the most frightening question about Trump: Our institutions depend on people who have enough engraved character traits to fulfill their assigned duties. But there is perpetually less to Trump than it appears. Show More Summary

Brookings Scholars note “The Nightmare Scenario: Trump Fires Comey”

Brooking Institution scholars Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey have a take on the firing of FBI Director by President Donald Trump on Lawfare titled: “The Nightmare Scenario: Trump Fires Comey, the One Man Who Would Stand Up to Him” Here are two key paragraphs: Make no mistake: The firing of James Comey as FBI director [...]Show More Summary

TrumpCare could gut employer health plans as well

A shocking new analysis from the Brookings Institution explains who TrumpCare, which is on the verge of passing in the US House, won’t just decimate health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and raise prices 66% on people age 50-64, but the legislation may also gut employer-based health insurance that most Americans rely on. In a […]

TrumpCare Guts Coverage Even More Than We Thought

Here's the latest on TrumpCare: Pre-existing Conditions. Matt Fiedler of the Brookings Institution notes that the MacArthur Amendment does more damage than it seems. At first glance, it eliminates community rating—the requirement that...Show More Summary

Cleantech Patents Are Lagging—That’s a Big Problem

The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technologies has dropped over the past couple of years, after more than a decade of growth. Those findings come from a new report by The Brookings Institution. According to the think tank, while the total number of cleantech patents granted by the U.S. Show More Summary

Political Baseball – Whose Fans Are Happy?

April 15, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston Are conservatives happier than liberals. Arthur Brooks thinks so. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. And he’s happy, or at least he comes across as happy in his monthly op-EDS for the Times. Show More Summary

"Mother of all bombs": How much did it hurt ISIS?

The Brookings Institution's Michael O'Hanlon joins CBSN to discuss the impact the "mother of all bombs" had on the ISIS fight. The bomb was dropped onto an ISIS stronhold in Afghanistan, and is the largest non-nuclear bomb the U.S. military has used.

What you need to know on Wall Street today

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. On March 23, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer was the keynote speaker at a Brookings Institution dinner in Washington, DC. There,...Show More Summary

Fed officials haven't stopped holding private meetings even after a criminal probe into leaks

On March 23, Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer was the keynote speaker at a Brookings Institution dinner in Washington, DC. There, he gave prepared remarks on regulatory policy and the Fed's response to the financial crisisShow More Summary

My Podcast: Episode 15 – Special Unmasking Edition!

Well, not just un-masking but that's part of the discussion. In Episode #15 of The Josh Marshall Show I talk to Brookings Institution Fellow Susan Hennessey. Susan is the Managing Editor of the must-read national security Lawfare blog...Show More Summary

I, Taxpayer, by Amy Willis

What are you glad your tax dollars pay for? What are you upset your tax dollars pay for? These are just some of the questions this week's EconTalk guest, Vanessa Willamson of the Brookings Institution, asked a group of American adults. Show More Summary

Brookings Hosts Panel Discussion Today On Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes

The Brookings Institution is hosting a panel discussion today to mark release of the new book by Vanessa S. Williamson, Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes (Princeton University Press 2017). The panel will discuss the book and take audience questions and respond to questions on Twitter...

Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips

Are Americans overtaxed? How does the average American feel about the tax system and tax reform? Vanessa Williamson of the Brookings Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Read My Lips. Williamson shares the results of her survey of American attitudes toward taxation and government spending. Show More Summary

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