FROM Josh Dawsey
Trump, and the ChuckAndNancy Show At a bipartisan Oval Office meeting yesterday, President Trump stunned fellow Republicans by making a debt-limit deal with the Democrats. This morning, he followed up with a tweet about DACA . Conservative Republicans are furious, but House Speaker Paul Ryan says the president wanted a moment of bipartisanship with another storm approaching. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi described yesterday’s event as "a long meeting," and praised Senate minority leader, Democratic Chuck Schumer, for "speak[ing] New York to the president." Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for Politico , has more on this productive instance of bipartisanship.
Trump lashes out in Phoenix President Trump addressed a rally of screaming supporters last night in Phoenix — largely addressing his anger at news reports about his reaction to violence by what he called "both sides" in Charlottesville. CNN and other cable news networks broadcast every minute, even though the President said they didn't. Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for Politico , says no matter the theme of the rally, Trump seems to turn it into a venting session about everything that bothers him.
Quarantined Nurse with No Ebola Symptoms Cleared to Go Home Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, has been quarantined in New Jersey — even thought she has no symptoms of the disease. Now, she’ll be allowed to return home to Maine where local health officials will be in charge. Josh Dawsey covers New Jersey for the Wall Street Journal .
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?