“Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties,” said New York Times editor Dean Baquet.
The White House blocked several news outlets from attending a closed-door briefing Friday afternoon with press secretary Sean Spicer, a decision that drew strong rebukes from news organizations and may only heighten tensions between the press corps and the administration.
The New York Times and CNN, both of which...Read more
Former House speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans won't deliver on a years-long promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling an audience at a health care conference that "repeal-and-replace" is "not going to happen," and that the GOP will instead fix the ACA's current framework.
"I shouldn't call it repeal-and-replace, because it's not going to happen," Boehner told Politico.
"Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act ... that's going to be there," he added in the Politico interview.
American manufacturers are confident that President Donald Trump and the new Congress can lead a modern revival of sorts, as long as leadership in Washington focuses on tax and regulatory reform and invests in infrastructure.
Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), is confident that Trump can deliver on his promise to bring back millions of good paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
“This President has really focused his attention...Read more
That is the finding of a Quinnipiac University poll which shows a dramatic split between Republicans and other Americans when it comes to matters of trust.
Quinnipiac's survey found that 52% of voters trust the media more than they trust Trump, while only 37% said they trusted Trump more. Among Democrats, 86% said they trusted the media more than the president.
But among Republican voters, the balance is flipped: 78% said they trusted Trump more than the...Read more
Universities are the cradle of free speech, where ideologies and ideas clash, where academics and activists can agree, disagree, or be disagreeable. This is particularly true in the United States, where the First Amendment zealously guards against government surveillance and intrusion into free speech.
Yet at hundreds of campuses across the country, administrators encourage students to report one another, or their professors, for speech protected by the First Amendment, or even mere political disagreements. The so-called...Read more
A gun bill in Massachusetts is looking to expand gun restrictions in the state through additional taxes on lawful gun owners.
The legislation, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Creem, is one of many she said she has filed every state senate session in order to “to make it harder and harder” to obtain a gun, she told Wicked Local Newsbank.
Not only would the bill impose a 4.75 percent surcharge “on sales at retail of all...Read more
With tax reform getting slowed by Republican qualms about a proposed import tax, some conservatives and pundits have suggested that the party should just institute a big tax cut and be done with it. But the reality facing the narrow Republican majority in the Senate is not so simple.
Because of Senate rules, if the GOP majorities were to advance tax reform that lost the Treasury money year after year — in other words, a tax...Read more