The release of the health-care bill sets up a cliffhanger vote slated for midnight on the eight-page document Republicans are calling the “Health Care Freedom Act.” Among other changes, it would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans obtain coverage or pay a tax penalty, and suspend for eight years the mandate that firms employing 50 or more workers provide insurance.
Republican women whose disapproval of their party’s health-care effort has hindered it in the Senate have seen increasingly heated responses from their male counterparts, including comments that invoked physical retaliation.
Lawmakers have rebuked the president in meaningful ways this week amid his surprise tweets, erratic behavior and willingness to trample on governing norms. But they’re also working on bills they hope he will sign.
The level of candor and raging frustration Anthony Scaramucci, the new communications director, expressed as part of his campaign to oust Chief of Staff Reince Priebus yet again stunned a Washington political class that has become increasingly inured to the unorthodoxy of this administration.
Taylor Miller — along with many other service members — was elated when the Pentagon allowed transgender people to serve. Now, with a couple of tweets, Trump cast their lives and careers into uncertainty.
A long duration, heavy rain event has become increasingly likely for the Washington region Friday through Saturday night, possibly lingering into early Sunday. Several inches of rain could fall and areas of flooding could develop.
The administration has said that the president may veto a bill increasing sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite there being veto-proof majorities in both the Senate and House. The Senate voted to pass the bill Thursday, two days after the House passed it 419-3.
Men often buy for immediate needs and get frustrated easily, researchers have found. “Men think they’re great shoppers,” one professor said. “But women — wives, girlfriends, spouses — they tend to have, well, a less positive view.”
The apology was a change from the Scouts’ earlier statement about the president’s speech, in which he broke tradition in his appearance at a jamboree by criticizing his political opponents, recounting his election victory, and talking about parties on yachts.
June Foray voiced hundreds of roles such as Rocky from “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” and Cindy Lou Who in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and pushed for the creation of notable awards for the animation industry.