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Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

CBO: 18 Million Could Lose Coverage After ObamaCare Repeal

According to the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group, upwards of 18 million Americans could lose their healthcare coverage if Obamacare is repealed. The Hill reports: The CBO also estimated that premiums for policies purchased through the marketplaces or directly … Read More

Asked About Heroes, Trump Talks About Himself, Dad

President-elect Donald Trump said he doesn’t like the “concept of heroes” on Tuesday. The Hill reports:   When asked about his heroes in an interview with The Times of London, the president-elect talked about his father, before emphasizing the importance … Read More

Ryan: Obama’s Manning Commutation ‘Outrageous’

House Speaker Paul Ryan called out President Barack Obama on Tuesday after he commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning. The Hill reports: “Chelsea Manning’s treachery put American lives at risk and exposed some of our nation’s most sensitive secrets,” Ryan … Read More

‘Liar’ Chanted at GOP Rep During MLK Day Speech

A GOP congresswoman was booed off the stage on Monday during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech. The Hill reports: The crowd called Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) a “liar” and chanted about saving healthcare during a speech in … Read More

Obama Admin Injects Another $500M into Global Climate Fund

President Barack Obama’s administration injected another $500 million payment into an international climate change adaption fund on Tuesday. The Hill reports: With the announcement, the Obama administration has now spent $1 billion on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) despite broad … Read More

LePage: John Lewis Should Thank GOP for Ending Slavery

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said on Tuesday that Rep. John Lewis should thank the GOP for ending slavery. The Hill reports: “You know, I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history,” LePage said on WVOM Maine … Read More

Putin Doesn’t Believe Trump Met with Prostitutes

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he doesn’t think President-elect Donald Trump met with prostitutes. The Hill reports: The Russian president on Tuesday called unverified claims against the president-elect “obvious fabrications.” “People who order fakes of the type … Read More

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

In a surprise move, President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence on Tuesday. The Hill reports: Manning was convicted in 2013 of leaking classified information about U.S. national security activities that were later disclosed by WikiLeaks. The 35-year sentence Manning … Read More

Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos has launched a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump. The Hill reports: “The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Zervos had been subjected to unwanted sexual touching by Donald Trump and that she had told family and friends about … Read More

Sanders to Roll out Bill Letting Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he will roll out a bill that will let Medicare negotiate prices with drug companies. The Hill reports: “If Mr. Trump is serious about taking on Pharma, if Mr. Trump is serious about … Read More