Sen. Jack Reed told CNN that the Trump administration has not been forthcoming over the Niger ambush of four U.S. Green Berets. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services joined CNN’s Berman and Harlow show to discuss the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers. Continue Reading →
Surprise! First Trump said he supported it, and then he didn’t. We’ll see:
Less than a week after President Trump said he is cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies, lawmakers say they have a deal to restore the money and take other actions that could stabilize insurance markets for next year.
Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have a tentative agreement to appropriate the subsidies for the next two years, restore money used to encourage people to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans, and make it easier for states to design their own alternative health care systems.
Alexander said the idea is to stabilize the markets in the short term while Congress continues to debate long-term changes to the ACA.
“Over the next two years, I think Americans won’t have to worry about the possibility of being able to buy insurance in the counties where they live,” he said in a conversation with reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.
He said he spoke with President Trump over the weekend and that Trump said he supports the idea. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would not commit to bringing the bill up for a vote, as Murray and Alexander seek enough support to ensure it could pass. The bill would need 60 votes to get across the finish line and would require at least a dozen Republicans to take a difficult political step in voting to shore up parts of Obamacare.
WASHINGTON – If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won’t be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu. Instead, he can just walk downstairs and pick up the pills, part of a little-known perk open to every member of Congress, from Ryan and Majority… Continue Reading →
Trump is losing support in all 50 states, even strongly held Republican ones. The Hill is reporting that in a survey conducted by Morning Consult between Jan 20th to Sept 26th among 472,032 registered voters, they have found a drop in all 50 states since inauguration day. They reported that in January, 49 percent of voters… Continue Reading →
When pundits and political opponents warn that President Trump “is not mentally equipped” for the office he holds, that he might have “a psychiatric condition unfolding,” or that he could simply be “crazy,” it has little more credibility than the small hands/small [other anatomy] pseudo-medical assertion that the nation was treated to during the Republican primaries… Continue Reading →
Throwing us a bone because they’re terrified of actual gun control, I imagine:
The National Rifle Association released a statement Thursday afternoon saying that it will support regulations on “bump stocks.”
“The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” NRA officials Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox said in a statement.
At a briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly declined to say where the president stands on bump stocks but made clear that he’s willing to have a conversation on the issue.
“We’re open to having that conversation. We think that we should have that conversation. And we want to be part of it moving forward,” Sanders said.
Just remember: A rubber band on the trigger does the same thing. It’s the guns, stupid.
Fake pro-life Republican Representative Tim Murphy has decided to retire after shocking (but not really that shocking) news broke just 24 hours ago that not only did he have an affair, but he encouraged his mistress to have an abortion. The fact that he supported abortion is not the shocking part. Abortion is a reproductive health… Continue Reading →
Why does President Donald Trump care about what gay people do in the bedroom? The question came up this week, when a lawyer for Trump’s Department of Justice argued that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ Americans from being fired because of their sexual orientation — a complete reversal of the government’s… Continue Reading →
The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by terror groups such as ISIS, the FBI revealed Wednesday. Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terror groups and another 1,000 probes… Continue Reading →
According to a poll released last week, a majority of Americans would like to see a third major party emerge to challenge the Democratic-Republican duopoly. “The 61% who contend that a third party is needed is technically the highest Gallup has recorded,” they report, “although similar to the 57% to 60% holding this view since 2013.… Continue Reading →