GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different. The […]

Trump Casts Shadow Over Tightening Montana Special Election – NPR

NPR Trump Casts Shadow Over Tightening Montana Special ElectionNPRIn the closely-watched Montana special congressional election on Thursday, President Trump is the shadow hanging over the race that neither candidate can fully escape — even though they're trying. The contest to replace Trump's Interior secretary …Republicans: Montana special election 'closer than it should be'PoliticoFirst on CNN: […]

Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease preventionWashington PostPresident Trump's 2018 budget request, delivered to Congress on Tuesday with the title "A New Foundation for American Greatness," has roiled the medical and science community with a call for massive cuts in spending on scientific research, medical …Trump's Budget Cuts Deeply […]

Trump’s $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint […]

Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated NC redistricting efforts – Washington Post

Washington Post Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated NC redistricting effortsWashington PostThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state's congressional districts. The decision continued a trend at the court, where justices have found that racial …Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based […]

Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumni Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors […]

Twitter leader whines, laments social media role in Trump’s election

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Twitter says he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. In an interview with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter’s role in Trump’s populist rise is “a very bad thing.” The president has […]

Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison

LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his […]

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