Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pentagon budget passes, but a trainwreck looms

CHRISTOPHER A. PREBLEGuest Columnist By a vote of 89-8, the Senate on Monday passed a $700 billion defense budget. That isn’t particularly newsworthy. As the New York Times reported, “The vote marked...

New Graham-Cassidy bill draft to repeal Obamacare aims to win over Republican holdouts

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday evening that Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky would be big winners under the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, pointedly mentioning states of four senators...

Black Lawmakers Ponder Trump Agenda at Annual Gathering

WASHINGTON — On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, “What the hell do you have to lose?”An answer came...

Bill Gates 'disappointed' by Trump slashing global health funding by a quarter

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday he is disappointed in President Trump for slashing the U.S. budget for foreign aid."In terms of the first budget that he came out...

Schumer tells crowd Trump's 'd—ed wall' doesn't represent US

Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA...

Black lawmakers ponder Trump agenda at annual gathering

WASHINGTON — On the campaign trail last year, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sought the support of black voters by asking them, "What the hell do you have to lose?" An answer...

Graham: Budget resolution must keep ObamaCare repeal debate alive

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill...

Bill Gates hopes talk with Trump on vaccine programs was 'enlightening'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he hopes his conversation with President Trump about vaccines was “enlightening.” “You know, we talked about vaccines and how they’re miraculous,”...

Brazos Valley navigation program for ACA assistance to see budget cuts Oct. 1

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments' navigator program, which provides information and assists people as they purchase Affordable Care Act coverage through the online health insurance marketplace, will see a severely...

Reno protesters fear Trump's EPA budget cut could hurt Nevada

CLOSE EPA chief Scott Pruitt said, "We are taking significant action to return power to the states and provide regulatory certainty to our nation's farmers and businesses." Wochit Buy Photo A protester holds his...

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