A discussion document floated this week reveals the Trump White House is considering a slew of reforms to the individual markets that could potentially throw them into chaos.

Paul McLeod • 2 days ago

The speaker of the House and the president are fighting on increasingly personal terms, and the partial government shutdown is nowhere close to ending.

Paul McLeod • 3 days ago

The South Carolina Republican used to be Democrats’ go-to guy when they needed help with a deal. But now “it’s like the guy I knew got kidnapped and his twin brother showed up,” said one Democratic senator.

Paul McLeod • 5 days ago

The shutdown has broken the previous record of 21 days, set during Bill Clinton’s presidency between December 1995 and January 1996.

Paul McLeod • 8 days ago

“Why am I being made to suffer for something that has nothing to do with what I do? It just makes no sense to me.”

Lissandra Villa • 10 days ago

An unintended consequence of the government shutdown is that the most well-compensated federal employees will reap hearty raises while hundreds of thousands of others go without pay.

Paul McLeod • 16 days ago

Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked over border wall funding, and lawmakers are beginning to talk about the two-week-old shutdown in terms of months.

Paul McLeod • 17 days ago

The House, the Senate, and the White House can’t agree on whether to fund a border wall along the US–Mexico border. If they can’t reach a deal by Friday night, several government agencies will run out of funding.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

The bill reforms mandatory minimums and “three strikes” laws, and grants early release to certain inmates who complete anti-recidivism training. Trump is expected to sign it into law.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

A Texas judge tossed out the ACA, saying the repeal of the individual mandate in the tax law invalidated the whole thing. Republicans say it could be another opportunity to repeal Obamacare after lawmaker efforts failed.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

A House vote could come later this week. The bill reforms mandatory minimums and “three strikes” laws, and grants early release to certain inmates who complete anti-recidivism training.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

In a controversial ruling, a Texas judge has ruled that a minor move by Congress last year is grounds to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, including preexisting condition protections.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

The bill would reform mandatory minimums and “three strike” laws, and grant release to people serving exorbitant prison sentences for crack cocaine possession.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Two cases that threatened to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood will not go before the Supreme Court after a majority of justices declined to take them up.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Congress has a bill that could lower insurance premiums by 20%, and some senators want to pass it. But the parties remain firmly divided.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Months of sensitive emails may have been viewed, as the security breach reportedly lasted several months.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

New guidelines from the White House will grant states broad freedom to craft health plans outside of the structure of the Affordable Care Act.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

The Texas lawsuit to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has gone unopposed by Congress, but that will change once Democrats take control of the House.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Republicans in Congress have worked to limit how much Trump can threaten.

Tarini Parti • One month ago

A federal judge on Friday ruled that CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s due process rights were likely violated when the White House revoked his press credentials.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago