American Politics News

The New York Times

As Affordable Care Act Repeal Teeters, Prospects for Bipartisanship Build
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:58:39 GMT
While he presses Republicans to get behind his bill for undoing Obamacare, Senator Mitch McConnell is also raising the specter of bringing Democrats into Senate health care talks.

Selling (or Not) the American Health Care Act
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:49:49 GMT
The American Health Care Act is the most unpopular piece of major legislation Congress has considered in decades. But that may be in the way Republicans are messaging their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:14:39 GMT
A Ukrainian political party tied to Russia had paid President Trump’s campaign chairman for help branding itself as warming toward the European Union.

Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:35:08 GMT
The retreat by Republican leaders dealt another setback to their efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and set up a long summer of health care battles.

Trump, Amazon and ‘Internet Taxes’: What Did He Mean?
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:58:01 GMT
A tweet may have implied support for legislation helping states force online retailers to collect sales taxes. But that is already Amazon’s practice.

The Washington Post

Obama showering Ohio with attention and money
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:17:00 EST
After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. Read full article >>

Republicans are losing ground up and down the ballot. But why?
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:30:33 EST
Ask Democratic strategists when they want the election to happen and they’ll uniformly say “today.” Ask any Republican strategists the same question and they’ll acknowledge they’re glad they have until Nov. 6 to make their case to voters. Read full article >>

Obama’s claim that ‘90 percent’ of the current deficit is due to Bush policies
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:02:00 EST
“Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.” Read full article >>

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:58:55 EST
John Kerry has been trying to think like Mitt Romney as he stands in for the Republican nominee in presidential debate prep with Barack Obama. But in an interview on Tuesday, Kerry said it’s not easy to follow Romney’s train of thought on foreign policy. Read full article >>

Growing up in the White House: The Obamas talk about their girls on ‘The View’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:23:00 EST
In an election in which the mom in chief is a key campaigner, there is one thing Michelle Obama has promised she will not discuss: her daughters’ dating lives. Just about everything else in the parenting realm, it seems, is fair game. Read full article >>