President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a plan by Republican lawmakers to replace the Obamacare healthcare statute that faces obstacles to becoming law from across the U.S. political spectrum.
A presidential address to Congress is always part policy speech, part political theater. With President Donald Trump, a former reality TV star, there's extra potential for drama as he makes his first address to Congress. After a chaotic start to his presidency, Trump will be trying to project his administration as ready to stride forward on top priorities such as changes to President Barack Obama's health care law and a tax overhaul. Congressional Democrats, in turn, will be trying to calibrate how strongly to oppose the Republican president in the staid setting of the House chamber, where manners still matter.
The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn't tapped a VA Secretary yet, but yesterday his transition team announced plans for VA reform will include allowing veterans to seek private healthcare options. From the Wall Street Journal:
With the election finally here, voters and leaders must contemplate what the lasting effect of Donald Trump's movement will be if he falls short.
The polls have him down. The FBI cleared Hillary Clinton in her email scandal. And the early vote offers her promising signs.
A polarized America went to the polls Tuesday to pick its 45th president, choosing to elect either Hillary Clinton as the first woman to be president or billionaire businessman Donald Trump, the final act of a long and rancorous campaign that upended U.S. politics. The winner will inherit an anxious nation, angry and distrustful of leaders in Washington. She or he will preside over an economy that is improving but still leaves many behind, and a military less extended abroad than eight years ago yet grappling with new terror threats.
Despite his frequent lies, polls show that Americans view Trump as more honest than Hillary Clinton.
Our tipping-point index identifies the states most likely to provide the decisive vote in the Electoral College. Here’s the deal: Our forecast models simulate the election thousands of times every day. In each simulation, we line up the states sequentially by the margin separating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Start adding up the winning candidate’s electoral votes beginning with the state they won most comfortably and working your way toward the more competitive states, and the tipping-point state is the one that provided the 270th electoral vote. The top tipping-point state — according to polls-only model run from Tuesday evening — was Florida.
The first presidential debate tonight is shaping up to be one of the most-watched political events ever, with a potentially Super Bowl-size audience. Here are four things to watch for as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage at Hofstra University on Long Island.
Who will win the debates? Trump’s approach was an important part of his strength in the primaries. But will it work when he faces Clinton onstage?
Trump ended lingering questions about whether he would escalate complaints about the debate schedule or moderators.
Businessman vows to restore law and order and vanquish threats abroad as he formally accepts presidential nomination.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence spoke about his upbringing and family during a speech at the GOP convention July 20.
A floor fight over the convention's rules marked a chaotic opening day in Cleveland
To force that vote, the faction would need signatures from the majority of delegates from 7 states or territories.
Donald Trump indicated to Mike Pence late Wednesday night on the phone that he is moving toward choosing the Indiana governor as his vice president, a source familiar with the process tells CNN.
There are some elected officials, but also former soap opera actors and many, many Trumps.
After weeks of intrigue, and less than a day before his Friday morning vice-presidential announcement in New York, Donald Trump's most likely running mate is reportedly Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R).
Donald Trump will pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate, Roll Call reported Thursday. The Indianapolis Star quickly confirmed the report, saying Pence was dropping his re-election bid to join Trump’s ticket.