Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

‘Lets Not Rush This’: Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Senators on both sides of the aisle can agree on at least one thing: rushing a vote on health care would be ill-advised, NBC News reported. Republican senators unveiled their version of the health bill…Photo Credit: AP

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Trump Acknowledges Russian Election ‘Meddling’ in Tweet

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

President Donald Trump on Twitter appeared to acknowledge Russian meddling in the presidential election in a tweet Friday that attacked former President Barack Obama.”Just out,” Trump tweeted Friday, “The Obama…Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

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Poll: Dems, GOP Divided on Virginia Shooting Motivation

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Data from this month’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that partisan identity significantly affected how Americans viewed the shooting on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Trump WH Has Taken Little Action to Stop Next Election Hack

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Trump administration has taken little meaningful action to prevent Russian hacking, leaking and disruption in the next national election in 2018, despite warnings from intelligence officials that it…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump: Poll

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump in regard to their differing accounts of the events that led up to Comey’s firing…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Boeing Factory Where Trump Touted US Jobs Set for Layoffs

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Workers at a South Carolina Boeing factory brace themselves for layoffs just five months after President Trump visited the plant “to celebrate jobs.”The company confirmed on Thursday that up to 200 employees…Photo Credit: Sean Rayford / Getty Images

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Medical Groups Hate the ‘Heartless’ Senate Health Care Plan

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Both versions of the Republican plan to fix the American health care system would make things worse, not better, according to groups that represent a variety of physicians.NBC News reported that pediatrician…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Podesta to Answer Congressional Questions in Russia Probe

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

John Podesta will answer questions next week in a closed session from the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russian meddling in last year’s election, NBC News reported.Podesta was…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, File

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Intel Director Says Trump Seemed Obsessed With Russia Probe

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told House investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump seemed obsessed with the Russia probe and repeatedly asked him to publicly assert there was no evidence…Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP, File

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Trump’s Approval Remains Low But Steady

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Between the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has managed to maintain a historically low but stable approval rating…Photo Credit: Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo

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Senate GOP’s Health Care Plan Would Bring ‘Pain’: Obama

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday posted a long statement on Facebook condemning the Senate Republicans’ health care overhaul plan and urging Americans to work to prevent its passage.Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Senate Releases Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell released the GOP’s health care overhaul on Thursday. The 142-page proposal includes massive cuts to Medicaid, cuts in taxes for the wealthy and defunding of Planned Parenthood for…

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Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose House Health Plan: Poll

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Americans disapprove of the House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by a 3-to-1 margin, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that comes as the Senate reveals its plan to replace…Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Disabled Protesters Removed From Mitch McConnell’s Office

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Disabled protesters were physically removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office Thursday morning, hours after the GOP Senate bill to dismantle the the Affordable Care Act was…Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

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Disabled Health Care Protesters Dragged From Senate Hallway

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Capitol police removed protesters, many of whom are disabled and wheelchair-bound, from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky., office after text of the GOP Senate health care bill was released…Photo Credit: AP

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Trump Appointee Is Still a Saudi Government Lobbyist

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

One of President Donald Trump’s newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia who earns hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdom’s behalf, according to U.S.Photo Credit: AP

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Gianforte Gets Orange Jumpsuit in Mail on First Day as Rep.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Newly-elected Rep. Greg Gianforte received a bright orange jumpsuit in the mail on his first day working on Capitol Hill Wednesday, NBC News reported.The Montana Democratic Party sent the representative…Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, File

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5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation.Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP, File

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Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

In the wake of Democrat Jon Ossoff’s loss in a Georgia special election Tuesday, a number of Democrats are calling for the party’s longtime House leader Nancy Pelosi — who appeared in almost every GOP attack ad…Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

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Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s…Photo Credit: AP

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Trump to Hold First Re-Election Fundraiser at His DC Hotel

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

President Donald Trump’s first re-election fundraiser will be held at his own Washington, D.C., hotel, NBC News reported.The event, supporting the joint fundraising committee of the Republican National…Photo Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

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Pentagon Wasted Millions on Afghani Army Uniform: Watchdog

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

For the past decade, the Pentagon has authorized an apparently unsuitable uniform choice for Afghan soldiers, one that has cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $28 million, a U.S. government watchdog on Afghanistan…Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images, File

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‘Secret’ GOP Health Care Proposal Takes Shape

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Only a handful of Senators currently know what’s in the Republican health care plan they’re expected to vote on next week. Senators from both sides of the aisle are raising complaints about the closed door…

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AG Rosenstein Praises Sessions at Crime Summit

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein voiced strong support for law enforcement, as well as praise for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, during an address at Tuesday’s National Summit on Crime Reduction…

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Kushner Speaks to Tech Execs About Modernizing Government

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, spoke to top tech company executives Monday on the importance of finding new ways to modernize government systems.

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How This House Race Became the Most Expensive Ever

Monday, June 19th, 2017

A special congressional election in Georgia is currently billing at an estimated $40 million and counting between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, reported NBC News.Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU – Washington Post

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Washington PostSo it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EUWashington PostBRUSSELS — A year after its historic vote, Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations about leaving the bloc, with the final outcome, due in 2019, as globally important as it now seems unpredictable. The two …European markets move higher as Brexit talks begin; Credit Suisse up 3.4%CNBCDavid Davis and Michel Barnier begin Brexit talks – Politics liveThe Guardian (blog)Britain seeks ‘special’ EU ties as Brexit talks startReutersU.S. News & World Report -New York Daily News -Financial Times -Fox Businessall 465 news articles »

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Six Experts Resign From President’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

President Donald Trump’s lawyer adamantly denied on Sunday that the president is under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one as a “witch hunt,” NBC News reported.Photo Credit: AP

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Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

It’s crunch time for health care in the Senate, where GOP leaders could present a bill that aims to repeal and replace Obamacare, NBC News reported.Since the process is taking place behind closed doors,…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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