One of President Donald Trump’s nominees for a lifetime appointment as a U.S. district court judge struggled to answer basic questions about the law during a confirmation hearing on Thursday.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), had just five minutes to question the five Trump appointees. First, he asked if any of them had not tried a case to verdict in a courtroom.
When Matthew Spencer... Read more
The Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore for the open Alabama Senate seat. Jones’s victory brings the GOP advantage in the Senate down to 51-49, which could have huge ramifications for Republicans trying to advance policy initiatives in the near future.
Almost from the time when returns began coming in shortly after 8 p.m EST Tuesday night, Roy Moore... Read more
Three years of progress are ending as a reversal begins.
Republicans haven’t figured out how to kill the Affordable Care Act. But they are transforming it into a weaker, less efficient and more dysfunctional version of itself.
They’ve been at it since the very first days of Donald Trump’s presidency, when officials in his administration canceled advertising for the final week of open enrollment for coverage at healthcare.gov. At the... Read more
The president is all in for the GOP Alabama Senate candidate.
Donald Trump agreed to record a campaign robocall supporting GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore that will be dialed into homes the day before the special election, Politico reported.
The initial report, citing an unnamed source, was confirmed Saturday by deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah, according to CNN, which said the call had already been... Read more
“Our schools, hospitals, concert venues and churches are now all battlefields.”
More than a month after 58 people died and more than 500 were wounded in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the mother of one of the survivors of the Las Vegas massacre is reminding local lawmakers that part of the solution lies with them.
In a gut-wrenching letter... Read more
President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort has been granted 70 visas to bring in foreign workers for the winter season, The Palm Beach Post reports.
That’s a 9 percent increase from last year, when Mar-a-Lago hired 64 workers under the H-2B visa program.
The new visas will go to 20 foreign cooks, 35 waiters and 15 maids and housekeepers for the 2017-18 tourist season, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. They’ll... Read more
U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.
The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which extended insurance... Read more