FROM Elise Viebeck
House Republicans Sue Obama Administration over Health Law House Republicans are already striking back at what they call abuse of executive power. Today, they sued the Obama Administration for presidential actions they say violated the Affordable Care Act. Elise Viebeck covers the politics of health care for The Hill , which focuses on the Senate and Congress.
The Politics and Legalities of Ebola Quarantines Nurse Kaci Hickox was put into a mandatory quarantine in New Jersey over the weekend after she returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Hickox says she was not showing symptoms and shouldn’t have been isolated, and charged that her civil rights were violated. What political pressures were at play in keeping her quarantined, and in her release? And what does the law say about quarantines?
Appeals Court Deals Major Blow to Obamacare Federal subsidies are crucial to making health insurance affordable under Obamacare, but are they legal in 34 states that refused to build their own health care exchanges? Today, one federal court said “no,” threatening some $36 billion in assistance for almost 5 million people… while another court said “yes.” Elise Viebeck covers health care for The Hill.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?