President Trump is leaving behind the failed health care bill and forging ahead with plans for massive tax cuts, but the same forces that doomed the repeal of Obamacare — united opposition from Democrats and divided Republicans — threaten the rest of his ambitious agenda.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is taking most of the heat for the failure of the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill last week, with several conservative voices calling for him to resign for the good of President Trump’s agenda.
With health care stalled on Capitol Hill, the pressure now shifts to President Trump and new Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, who will have to manage a law Republicans say is failing on its own — without giving Democrats more ammunition to say it was the GOP that killed it.
The Army is booting out a 13-year public affairs sergeant for including in an unclassified government email the same information about a special operations unit and Osama bin Laden found on Army.mil web pages.
Judge Neil Gorsuch is facing questions about conflict of interest from senators on both sides of the aisle about nearly 1,000 cases the Supreme Court nominee recused himself from hearing during his time on the circuit court.
While the enforcement of the revised executive order remains blocked, the juxtaposition of the recent court rulings shows there could be hope yet for the administration’s policy, which has thus far been mostly losing what is expected to be long and drawn out legal fight.
Environmental activists vowed over the weekend to fight the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the bitter end, insisting the Trump administration’s approval of the long-delayed project will not be the final word.
In a wide-ranging recent report, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that by 2030 the U.S. will suffer a shortage of 40,800 to 104,900 physicians. But Dr. Emanuel, chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, doesn’t see it this way. “If you look at the numbers, we have enough of them,” he said.
South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power.
It’s been a long while since I perused Time magazine, either online or in print.