American Medical Association to GOP: Don’t Repeal Obamacare Until You Have a Plan for Replacement

In a letter aimed at the Republican Party, The American Medical Association sent Republicans two strong messages. First, don’t repeal Obamacare until you know what you’re putting in its place. And second, don’t do anything that would reduce the number of uninsured Americans – which is now at a historic low. The American Medical Association delivered these in an open letter addressed to congressional leaders of both parties but the intended audience is unmistakable – Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump who are racing towards repealing Obamacare. Only two days into the new Congress, Republicans have already begun the process of repealing...

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Trump Nominates Wall Street Lawyer to Lead Securities & Exchange Commission

Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is planning to nominate Wall Street insider Jay Clayton – a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell – a prominent New York firm – to head up the Securities and Exchange Commission. Trump nominates Wall Street lawyer to lead Securities & Exchange Commission Clayton, Trump’s latest appointment, has strong ties to Wall Street reigniting the concern that rather than “draining the swamp” as he pledged during the campaign, Trump is filling his government with billionaires, Wall Street and Washington D.C insiders. Clayton, Trump’s latest appointment, has strong ties to Wall Street reigniting the concern that...

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Obama to Democrats: “Don’t Rescue” Republicans on Obamacare

President Barack Obama traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to deliver an important message to fellow Democrats, “Don’t rescue” Republicans on Obamacare. With less than three weeks before Obama is set to leave the White House, BarackObama visited Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill with a simple objective,  save Obamacare – his signature healthcare reform law. In the closed-door meeting, President Obama urged fellow Democrats to not “rescue” Republicans by helping them pass replacement measures, according to CNN. “Look out for the American people.” As he walked by a scrum of reporters, Obama would only say this about the Democratic...

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California Hires Obama Attorney General Eric Holder to Battle Against Donald Trump

The California legislature took drew a very strong line in the sand in pledging to stand up against Donald Trump. California hires Obama Attorney General Eric Holder to battle against Donald Trump Democratic lawmakers announced Wednesday that they have hired President Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder to represent California in any legal fights against the Donald Trump White House. California emerging as leading opposition to Donald Trump The decision by California lawmakers to hire Eric Holder is the latest sign of the coming ideological battle that is expected to play out over the next four years between California’s predominantly Democratic state...

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Trump Team Asking for Agency Records On Border Wall

Donald Trump ran for president promising to do many things but probably his most famous promise is to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Today, according to a report by Reuters, we know that Trump taking the first steps towards building that wall. Trump Team Asking for Agency Records On Border Wall As part of a large request for documents and analysis, Donald Trump’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall construction. And in addition to border wall construction, the Trump team also...

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Trump Again Siding with Russians Over U.S. Intelligence Community

It seems like the stuff of a poorly writing political television drama, but in fact, it is very real and very disturbing. Donald Trump is literally siding with Russian over America Donald Trump, the incoming U.S. President is publicly rejecting the work and analysis of the U.S. intelligence community in favor or Russian intelligence and a cyber criminal living in hiding – Julian Assange. And his latest words on the dispute between Russian intelligence services and the U.S. intelligence community, Donald Trump appears to be siding with the Russians. More bizarre Trump tweets In a series increasingly bizarre tweets over about 12...

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Bipartisan Group Calls on Donald Trump to Divest Business to Avoid Conflicts

With the New Year came a fresh set of calls for Donald Trump to divest himself of his business in order to avoid the many obvious conflicts of interests as president. Bipartisan Group Calls on Donald Trump to Divest Business to Avoid Conflicts On Monday, a bipartisan group of organizations and government officials sent a letter to Donald Trump urging him completely divestiture from his business interests saying that a complete divestment is the only way he can avoid facing extreme conflicts of interest and Emoluments Clause problems in the White House. 29 signees including five former Republican House members...

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Schumer Vows To Hold Trump And Republicans Accountable

Senator Chuck Schumer in his first speech as Democratic minority leader on Tuesday promised that Senate Democrats will hold Donald Trump and Republicans accountable. Senator Chuck Schumer Vows To Hold Trump And Republicans Accountable “It is not our job to be a rubber stamp. It’s our job to do what’s best for the American people, the middle class, and those struggling to get there,” Schumer said. Schumer continued, “What we will always do is hold the President-elect and his Republican colleagues in Congress accountable, accountable to the working people to whom the President-elect promised so much, accountable to the people...

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Total Class: Hillary Clinton to Attend Trump Inauguration

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton are expected to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Hillary Clinton to attend Trump inauguration CNN is reporting that both former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are planning to attend Trump’s inauguration. According to a New York Magazine report, Hillary Clinton has spent the last few weeks discussing with her close friends and advisors whether or not she should attend Donald Trump’s inaguration. Ultimately, Secratary Clinton decided to attend the inaguration “out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic...

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Trump Set to Take Office As Least Popular President in Modern History

Donald Trump is set to take office with the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern history. And Americans don’t have confidence in Donald Trump’s ability to handle the responsibilities of the office of the presidency. Majority of Americans don’t have confidence in Donald Trump’s ability to handle Presidency According to a new Gallop poll, less than half of Americans are confident that Donald Trump can handle the responsibilities of office. Only 46 percent of Americans are optimistic in Donald Trump’s ability to handle an international crisis Only 47 percent of Americans say they are confident that Donald Trump can use...

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