US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

16 Feb 2018

Republican Senators Slam Trump Admin For Killing DACA Compromise

After three consecutive plans to address the DACA program went down in flames  Thursday afternoon, Republicans who signed onto the bipartisan compromise bill that came closest to passage tore into the Trump administration for lobbying against it.
After three consecutive plans to address the DACA program went down in flames  Thursday afternoon,...
8 Nov 2017

Trump’s HHS Unveils Medicaid Overhaul That Will Mean Fewer People Covered

On Tuesday morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled new criteria for evaluating pitches from states. Whereas in the past states had to prove that proposed changes would “increase and strengthen” health coverage of their low-income population, that requirement is gone, replaced with language that welcomes proposals for work requirements, drug tests and other hurdles that experts predict would reduce the Medicaid rolls by hundreds of thousands of people.
On Tuesday morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled new criteria for evaluating pitches from...
26 Aug 2017

Trump Mulls Stripping Legal Status From 800,000 Young Immigrants

President Donald Trump is “seriously considering”  killing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,  according to multiple reports. The exact timing remains uncertain, though immigration advocates are treating a decision as potentially imminent, perhaps as early as Friday. DACA has since 2012 extended legal status and work permits to more than 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Ending the program would make this population, known as the DREAMers, vulnerable to deportation.
President Donald Trump is “seriously considering”  killing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
17 Aug 2017

Despite Predicted Collapse, Obamacare Will Have Almost No ‘Bare’ Counties

Dire predictions of Obamacare’s collapse appear to be premature, as  insurers have moved in to to provide coverage in almost every single “bare” county in the nation, including dozens of areas that until recently had no health insurance companies slated to sell plans on the individual market next year.
Dire predictions of Obamacare’s collapse appear to be premature, as  insurers have moved in to to provide...
15 Aug 2017

Trump HHS Severs Key Partnerships For Obamacare Outreach

A wide array of groups that partnered for several years with the  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House to promote open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act say this year has brought a deafening silence from the Trump administration, with no sign the partnerships will continue. Both representatives of the former partner groups and former HHS officials say the relationships with gig economy companies, youth organizations, churches, women’s groups, and African American and Latino civil rights non-profits were critical to keeping Obamacare’s markets functioning, and their termination is a clear example of sabotage.
A wide array of groups that partnered for several years with the  Department of Health and Human Services...
18 May 2017

Hill GOPers Trot Out Tortured Defenses Of Trump As Pressure Builds

While the latest Comey allegations have forced reluctant Republican leaders to initiate some oversight of Trump, and at least two GOP lawmakers have raised the possibility of impeachment, most members are standing by their man. Here are the some of the arguments GOP members made to reporters as to why Trump’s pressure on Comey to let Flynn off the hook does not constitute an obstruction of justice.
While the latest Comey allegations have forced reluctant Republican leaders to initiate some oversight of...
2 Apr 2017

Trump Admin. Won’t Disclose How Many U.S. Troops Are In Iraq And Syria

The Trump administration has ceased disclosing to the public when U.S. troops are deployed on the ground in Iraq and Syria, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Obama administration made a practice of announcing all conventional force deployments, letting the public know when it was sending U.S. service members into harm's way. But Trump, who campaigned on promises to rely on "the element of surprise" in warfare, has in his two months in office already dispatched hundreds of Marines and paratroopers to active war zones in the Middle East without informing the public or Congress.
The Trump administration has ceased disclosing to the public when U.S. troops are deployed on the ground in Iraq and...

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