Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion

Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion
President Donald Trump is halting some Obamacare subsidies. A big money saver for taxpayers, right? Wrong. The move could actually force the government to dole out almost $200 billion more on health insurance over the next decade.Here’s why: The insurer payouts Trump cut off aren’t the only government funds financing the program. Consumers also can get help with their insurance premiums. When the insurer subsidies are discontinued, those premiums are pushed higher -- and because the consumer subsidies are

Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies

Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care, the White House said Thursday, a dramatic move that raises questions about the law's future.In a series of tweets Friday morning, Trump called on Democrats to reach out to him to "fix" the law, which he called a "broken mess."Alexander has been negotiating with his Democratic counterpart on the committee, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, on a deal

Trump warns McCain: ‘Be careful because at some point I fight back’

Trump warns McCain: ‘Be careful because at some point I fight back’
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to "be careful" because at some point he will "fight back."The speech was a repudiation of Trump, who the Arizona Republican has long feuded with, and the worldview that catapulted him to office.The feud continued throughout the 2016 campaign, with McCain regularly faulting the Republican standard bearer for comments he made on the campaign trail. McCain withdrew his support

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order
(CNN)President Donald Trump is taking his first steps to fulfill his vow to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday, signing an executive order that he says will bring affordable health insurance to millions more people.Supporters say these moves will make health insurance more affordable for millions of people.Critics, however, worry that the order may free these association health plans from several key Obamacare regulations and from state oversight, allowing them to sell plans with lower premiums but skimpier benefits across state

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press
President Comcast Corp.“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” he wrote in a tweet.The president doubled-down on the threat Wednesday night, saying on Twitter that “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”Comcast shares slid slightly lower after Trump’s tweet, down 0.7 percent to $37.41 at

North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could Break Out Any Moment

North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could Break Out Any Moment
North Korea warned that a nuclear war “may break out any moment” as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula.Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday that his nation had become a “full-fledged nuclear power which possesses the delivery means of various ranges” and warned that “the entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range.” He

Torture survivors win detention ruling

Torture survivors win detention ruling
But the court was told that the new definition led to "many" detainees, including victims of trafficking and rape, no longer being recognised as victims of torture and therefore being locked up in detention centres instead.That was despite doctors submitting evidence of their torture and ill-treatment, the judge was told.Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that Home Office policy on torture survivors "lacked a rational or evidence basis".Analysis: Danny Shaw, BBC home affairs correspondent This ruling will have a profound effect

Dead 2017 pop culture trends got their own Halloween graveyard thanks to one creative art teacher

Dead 2017 pop culture trends got their own Halloween graveyard thanks to one creative art teacher
Image: Michael fryAside from the scary movies, costumes, and cool weather, one of the best things about Halloween are people's house decorations. And one dude decided to use his spooky decorations to comment on pop culture. SEE ALSO: Take a peek at our top five horror flicks of all time... if you dare! Michael Fry, 39 from Mamaroneck, New York, was inspired by Disney World's Haunted Mansion gravestones to create his own graveyard on his front yard, except these

May won’t say if she’d vote for Brexit now

May won’t say if she’d vote for Brexit now
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMrs May said she would not answer "hypothetical questions" Theresa May has refused to say how she would vote if there was another EU referendum.The prime minister, who backed Remain in last year's vote, was repeatedly asked if she would now vote for Brexit.She told LBC radio: "I don't answer hypothetical questions."The PM, who said during the general election campaign that the UK had a "brighter future" after Brexit, added: "I

Royal Mail wins strike injunction

Royal Mail wins strike injunction
The CWU said it was "extremely disappointed" at the ruling and described it as "a desperate delaying tactic from a board who are increasingly out of touch with the views of its workforce".Royal Mail said in a statement: "We will now make contact with the CWU as a matter of urgency to begin the process of external mediation.The firm said it expected the process to take until Christmas and added: "We are very committed to working closely with the

British jihadist Jones ‘killed by drone’

British jihadist Jones ‘killed by drone’
The 48-year-old was reportedly killed close to the border between Syria and Iraq by a US Air Force strike.Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "aware of the reports" around Jones's death, but was "not in a position to comment further".Her official spokesman said the coalition "follows clear and lawful rules of engagement."Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon also refused to comment about Jones directly, but said if someone chose to fight for IS they have made themselves a "legitimate

EU ‘to prepare for Brexit trade talks’

EU ‘to prepare for Brexit trade talks’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichel Barnier said there was "deadlock" over the UK's Brexit bill The EU is to begin preparing for its post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, while refusing to discuss the matter with the British government. An internal draft document suggests the 27 EU countries should discuss trade among themselves while officials in Brussels prepare the details. The draft text could yet be revised.EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said a lack of

Scotland to set up public energy firm

Scotland to set up public energy firm
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMs Sturgeon said the energy firm's "only job is to secure the lowest price for consumers" The Scottish government is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.The SNP leader told the party's conference that the company will sell energy to customers at "as close to cost price as possible".Ms Sturgeon said it would be set up by 2021, and would give people - particularly on low

As Democrats denounce Weinstein, Clintons and Obama stay mum

As Democrats denounce Weinstein, Clintons and Obama stay mum
Washington (CNN)Many Democratic office holders were quick to repudiate disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein following a bombshell report detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment. Representatives for the Clintons have not responded to comment for this story, and Obama's office declined to comment.Did family feud play into ouster?Meryl Streep speaks outWill Queen take back Weinstein honors?Hollywood mostly silent on allegationsWeinstein fired. What's next?Weinstein's full statementMany Democrats have also called on their colleagues to repudiate Weinstein. Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy said

The deafening silence of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Harvey Weinstein

The deafening silence of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Harvey Weinstein
(CNN)On Tuesday morning, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic party's 2016 vice presidential nominee, sat down for an interview on CNN's "New Day." Asked about the allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, the deposed Hollywood mogul, Kaine said: "Any leader should condemn this. These allegations are low-life behavior." All of which makes the silence from Obama and the Clintons all the more stark -- particularly because the trio's ties to Weinstein run deep.Not only was he a major