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?
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.