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

Mueller Tasks an Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons

Mueller Tasks an Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a distinctly modern problem. The president, judging by his tweets, could try to pardon people in his circle even before prosecutors charge anyone with a crime.Mueller’s all-star team of prosecutors, with expertise in money laundering and foreign bribery, has an answer to that. He’s Michael Dreeben, a bookish career government lawyer with more than 100 Supreme Court appearances under his belt.Source: National Association of Former United States AttorneysActing as Mueller’s top legal counsel,

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

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.“The crime I committed was my rock bottom,” a tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.“I was a very sick man for

DeVos Scraps Obama Guidance on Investigating Campus Sexual Assault

DeVos Scraps Obama Guidance on Investigating Campus Sexual Assault
Washington (AP) -- The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education Department to "work against schools and against students." The change is the latest in Trump's broader effort to roll back Obama