FROM Marc Goldwein
Does Healthcare Reform Face an Endless Summer? President Obama held a news conference tonight, and tomorrow he'll go back on the road with his campaign for health care reform. What's happened to his hope that Congress would act before the August recess less than two weeks from now?
Does Healthcare Reform Face an Endless Summer? Barack Obama is staking his first term as President on achieving healthcare reform . Despite Republicans dragging their heels and Democrats being divided, he yesterday had an upbeat assessment of progress. At tonight's prime-time news conference , the White House says the President will address the questions Americans want answered. We address the political and economic realities that will still face the President and the Congress tomorrow morning. What are the hardest choices that will have to be made? What are special interest lobbyists up to? What if there's no bill by the Congressional recess in August?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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?
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.