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.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."