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 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

Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard
The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPresident Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him
Guys, there are really SO MANY AMENDMENTS, how can just one man keep track of all of them?Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockAt this point, nine months into the Donald Trump presidency, we shouldn't really be surprised by anything that happens. And, yet, stories like Trump being completely unaware of the 25th Amendment still manage to instill us with shock and awe. This latest revelation about Donald Trump comes from Gabriel Sherman's latest dispatch for Vanity Fair in which it sounds like every

The NFL might ban players from kneeling during the national anthem

The NFL might ban players from kneeling during the national anthem
Image: Getty ImagesThe NFL is totally happy about its players speaking their minds—as long as it doesn't hurt the NFL.  That's the gist of the letter sent by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, in which he officially announced that the league will be considering a proposal that would prevent players from keeling during the national anthem. "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our

Married Americans Are More Unhappy Than Ever

Married Americans Are More Unhappy Than Ever
1) The Four Key Factors to a Happy MarriageIt’s logical, isn’t it? People who choose to stay married should be happier in their relationships. After all, it’s easier than ever to exit a miserable union, people tend to wait longer before making the jump and many just don’t get married at all. Despite that, the number of Americans who say they’re “very happy” in their marriages has fallen from 68 percent in the early 1970s to 60 percent. There are four types of people who

Facebook exec to journalists: Be careful of your biases

Facebook exec to journalists: Be careful of your biases
Twitter ... for Facebook employees.Image: THIBAULT CAMUS/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKFacebook has been making headlines, but not for anything good. The world's largest social network is in the spotlight over Russia's interference with the 2016 U.S. election.  SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook’s role in the U.S. election Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer, seems to think the media's characterization of his social network's connection to Russia interference is unfair, and he expressed his frustrations Saturday via a tweetstorm: I

This guy has 1,500 passwords, and a few tips for staying secure

This guy has 1,500 passwords, and a few tips for staying secure
Image: AFP/Getty ImagesThe Commonwealth of Virginia celebrated on Thursday with the announcement that Facebook would be investing $1 billion to build a massive, new facility in the state.  There's a catch. Facebook's building will be a data center—and it will require almost no people to operate.  The project will mean plenty of money spent on construction and then 100 jobs in the data center afterward.  Let that sink in. Facebook's $1 billion will go to a gigantic building where

No U.S. Bailout for Puerto Rican Debt, Trumps Budget Chief Says

No U.S. Bailout for Puerto Rican Debt, Trumps Budget Chief Says
President Donald Trump’s budget chief said not to take literally the president’s suggestion that Puerto Rico’s debt would be “wiped out,” even as the territory’s bonds plunged to a record low on Wednesday: 32 cents on the dollar."I think what you heard the president say is that Puerto Rico is going to have to figure out a way to solve its debt problem,” Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House budget office, said in an interview Wednesday.Puerto Rico, ravaged

White House social media guy reveals whos really writing some of Trumps tweets

White House social media guy reveals whos really writing some of Trumps tweets
Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesIt's every social media manager's worst nightmare.  Dan Scavino Jr., who runs social media for President Donald Trump, accidentally tweeted out an attack on NBC News from both his account as well as Trump's account on Wednesday.  Scavino quickly deleted the tweet. The tweet on Trump's account is still up. I don't think Trump did this tweet pic.twitter.com/HXZHPr6Nls — Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) October 4, 2017 The error provides a glimpse behind the scenes of how Trump's

One 2014 story from ‘The Onion’ resonates with each and every mass shooting

One 2014 story from ‘The Onion’ resonates with each and every mass shooting
Image: AFP/Getty ImagesThere's a feeling that many Americans have become familiar with in the wake of major mass shooting incidents: A mix of horror, shock, bitter resignation, and helplessness.  It's a feeling that washes over you every time there's a major mass shooting in the U.S., and then retreats in between incidents. The word major is necessary because there are now so many mass shootings—nearly one a day—that only those with particularly high body counts garner serious attention.  Nothing

Trump to Puerto Rico: Show us the money

Trump to Puerto Rico: Show us the money
Image: Getty ImagesWith Puerto Rico in a worsening humanitarian crisis, President Donald Trump continues to hold the U.S. territory's debt over its head. It is difficult to fathom just how irresponsible and entirely beside the point Puerto Rico's debt is when it comes to its current situation. Puerto Ricans are Americans, just like the people in parts of Texas and Florida that the government is helping after two other major hurricanes this season.  Yet on Friday, Trump doubled down

Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico

Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico
Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since Saturday. The mountains of materiel may not reach storm survivors for days.Distributors for big-box companies and smaller retailers are unloading 4,000 20-foot containers full of necessities like food, water and soap this week at a dock in Puerto Rico’s capital operated by waiver of the Jones Act on Thursday, the facilities have become choke points in the effort to

Jared and Ivanka used private email addresses for White House business, and we wish we could forward them spam

Jared and Ivanka used private email addresses for White House business, and we wish we could forward them spam
"No, it's 'Eric-underscore-Is-underscore-Stupid at gmail dot com,' not dashes."Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockOooooooooooh, the irony. As it turns out, President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner have been conducting White House business on their own private email accounts. SEE ALSO: Here are all the deportable offenses Trump's crappy children have committed Politico broke the scoop on Jared's email on Sunday, noting that the address was created in December — you know, just a month or so after Big Papa Trump

Bossert Defends Trumps Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico

Bossert Defends Trumps Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico
President Why Puerto Rico Pushed Trump to Waive This Law: QuickTake Q&A“Finally, the White House is beginning to wake up, taking temporary action on the Jones Act and upping the military presence," Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez, a Democrat, said in a statement. "But it took a while and more is needed right now.”There is dispute about the importance of waiving the Jones Act. The top Republican and Democrat on the House Transportation Maritime subcommittee said they’re against it."The concerns about