Patrick Cronin, a liberal Republican China hand who signed a letter denouncing President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, on Friday withdrew from taking a plum position as director of a Pentagon-funded think tank in Hawaii.
Washington, D.C. will lose thousands of jobs as the district’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 goes into effect, while the higher wages will primarily benefit workers in the surrounding suburbs, according to a new report by the city’s chief financial officer.
President Trump and his advisers ought to study the collapse of the American Health Care Act. It’s a case study in how Beltway institutions—the so-called Swamp Trump pledged to drain—can herd a president and his party toward unpopular legislation and political defeat.
Begin with this question: Why the rush to repeal and replace Obamacare? Yes, repealing the law has been a Republican priority since 2010. But Democrats had spent decades laying the groundwork for universal health care before finding themselves in control of the government in 2009.
President Donald Trump, who has been widely criticized for only speaking with right-wing news outlets, called the Washington Post and the New York Times first on Friday to talk about the House Republicans health care bill.
Media outlets have labeled Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) as the new Democratic leader for millennials to rally behind.
President Trump has requested that the American Health Care Act, Speaker Ryan’s (R., Wis.) replacement to Obamacare, be pulled from a vote, which was scheduled to happen at 3:30 on Friday after being delayed from Thursday night.
The National Rifle Association will be considering senators’ support of Neil Gorsuch in the upcoming elections.
The Secret Service has gotten ready for an imminent appointment of a new director with a senior military rank.