Archive | Politics RSS feed for this section

Governors Kasich, Hickenlooper call for bipartisan re-write of Senate health care bill

27 Jun

Ohio Governor John Kasich and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper joined forces on Tuesday to urge Senate Democrats to call for a re-write of the Republican health care bill before they come to a vote by the end of this week. “The bill the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did an analysis of is really not acceptable […]

These Senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

27 Jun

President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing -or not yet supporting – legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include […]

Once on the outside, conservative Koch network warms to Trump

27 Jun

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. At a glitzy weekend gathering of donors to the powerful Koch brothers’ network, much of the talk was about the conservative political group’s criticism of the healthcare bill moving through the U.S. Senate. That opposition suggests billionaires Charles and David Koch, powerful players in Republican politics, remain at odds at least on […]

Jared Kushner adds new attorney to legal team

27 Jun

Trump son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner adds criminal defense attorney Abbe Lowell to his legal team, CBS News confirms. Kushner attorney Jamie Gorelick said in a statement that Lowell will help represent him in the Russia investigation. “When Bob Mueller left WilmerHale to‎ become Special Counsel and three of our colleagues joined him,” Gorelick […]

Does health insurance coverage really save lives?

26 Jun

In the midst of the complex, politically-charged health care debate unfolding in Washington, medical researchers say the science is clear: being uninsured increases one’s risk of dying.  That’s the headline out of a new big-picture analysis of existing research that explores the relationship between insurance coverage and mortality.  “Losing insurance is lethal and gaining insurance […]

Trump calls Supreme Court decision to hear travel ban case a "clear victory"

26 Jun

President Trump called the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to hear arguments on the Trump administration’s travel ban policy a “clear victory” for national security. “As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm.  I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and […]

Trump calls Supreme Court decision to hear travel ban case a "clear victory"

26 Jun

President Trump called the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to hear arguments on the Trump administration’s travel ban policy a “clear victory” for national security. “As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm.  I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and […]

In victory for Trump, Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

26 Jun

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order. The case […]

Koch brothers’ political network will spend between $300 and $400 million on 2018

26 Jun

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The urgency was easy to find inside the private receptions and closed-door briefings at the Koch brothers’ donor retreat in Colorado Springs, where the billionaire conservatives and their chief lieutenants warned this weekend of a rapidly shrinking window to push their agenda through Congress. No agenda items mattered more to the […]

No definite arrangements in place for Putin-Trump meeting: Kremlin

26 Jun

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday it was still premature to say anything certain about a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump next month because no definite arrangements had been made for it. The two leaders are widely expected to hold their first personal meeting when they attend […]