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    diArticles feed for di, 24 Mar 2017 14:03:05 GMT for Node.jsthe national interest,politics,top story,donald trump,no video promopolitics,health care,ahca,american health care acttrump campaign,politics,russia scandal,russia,no video promothe national interest,politics,trumpcare,top story,obamacare repealthe national interest,obamacare repeal,no video promo,donald trump,trumpcare,paul ryan,politics,top storythe national interest,obamacare repeal,trumpcare,mitch mcconnell,politics,top storypolitics,health care,ahca,american health care actpolitics,rex tillerson,trump administrationthe national interest,obamacare repeal,donald trump,trumpcare,paul ryan,politics,top storypolitics,health care,ahca,american health care actpolitics,nato,rex tillerson,russia,rebelsthe national interest,politics,trumpcare,top story,obamacare repealthe national interest,mick mulvaney,obamacare repeal,donald trump,trumpcare,politicspolitics,maternity leave,supreme court,scotus,neil gorsuchrepublicans,white working class,new york magazine,donald trump,the circus,democrats,politics,hillbilly elegygary cohn,early and often,feuds,donald trump,jared kushner,ivanka trump,politics,trump white houseandrew napolitano,larry c johnson,donald trump,international affairs,politics,russia scandal,fox newskellyanne conway,new york magazine,donald trump,trump administration,cover story,politics,top story,trump's americathe national interest,politics,paul ryan,obamacare repealspending caps,appropriations,mick mulvaney,budget,sequester,politics<![CDATA[Trump’s Defense of His Lies: ‘I’m President and You’re Not’]]>, 23 Mar 2017 12:33:05 GMT

    It is remarkable — and perhaps praiseworthy — that Donald Trump gave a long and detailed interview on the subject of his being a pathological liar. The interview, with Time’s Michael Scherer, covers a wide range of Trump’s lies, and features many of his own justifications for them....More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticstop storydonald trumpno video promo<![CDATA[Conservative Trumpcare Changes Leave Moderates Angry, Freedom Caucus Noncommittal]]>, 23 Mar 2017 10:13:46 GMT

    The American Health Care Act is doomed because for seven years Republicans have been making impossible promises about making health care more affordable for everyone, though they oppose taking money from wealthier people to make that possible. Now that they actually have the opportunity to get rid of Obamacare, the...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticshealth careahcaamerican health care act<![CDATA[FBI Has Information Suggesting Trump Team May Have Coordinated With Russia: Report]]>, 23 Mar 2017 03:32:00 GMT

    Two days after James Comey finally confirmed that the FBI is investigating whether Trump associates worked with the Russian government to meddle in the U.S. election, CNN reported on Wednesday evening that the bureau has information that suggests people tied to Trump “communicated with suspected Russian...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanntrump campaignpoliticsrussia scandalrussiano video promo<![CDATA[House Republicans May Have Saved Trumpcare by Making It Even Crueler]]>, 23 Mar 2017 01:35:24 GMT

    Earlier on Wednesday, the Republican health-care plan appeared all but doomed heading into Thursday night’s scheduled House vote. But a last-minute alteration has dramatically revived its prospects. Republican leaders are reportedly planning to add to the bill provisions to strip away essential health benefit requirements for...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticstrumpcaretop storyobamacare repeal<![CDATA[7 Charts Explain the Horrors of Trumpcare]]>, 22 Mar 2017 16:45:33 GMTBy the standards of a comprehensive health-care-reform bill, the American Health Care Act is very simple. It’s a huge redistribution of income. The various moving parts in the bill mostly boil down to removing subsidies from the poor and sick and burdens from the rich and healthy. Breaking down the...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestobamacare repealno video promodonald trumptrumpcarepaul ryanpoliticstop story<![CDATA[Mitch McConnell’s Trumpcare Plan Is to Lose Fast]]>, 22 Mar 2017 12:42:46 GMT

    Trumpcare may or may not grind out enough votes to pass the House. In the Senate, it’s hopelessly short of the 50 votes it needs. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has laid out a wildly aggressive time frame, under which his chamber would essentially xerox the House bill and pass...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestobamacare repealtrumpcaremitch mcconnellpoliticstop story<![CDATA[These Senators Can Kill Trumpcare, and McConnell Can’t Do Much to Stop Them]]>, 22 Mar 2017 11:09:05 GMT

    Though it looks like the American Health Care Act may come up several votes short when the House votes on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has tried to maintain an optimistic tone, promising to bring the bill to the Senate as soon as next week.

    “I would...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticshealth careahcaamerican health care act<![CDATA[Rex Tillerson Didn’t Want to Be Secretary of State, But His Wife Talked Him Into It]]>, 22 Mar 2017 05:33:39 GMT

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s relationship with the media is so bad that even the one reporter who was allowed to cover his trip to Asia called his press strategy an “abject failure.” Aside from transparency concerns, the lack of media access means Tillerson’s stumbles — such as parroting Chinese...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticsrex tillersontrump administration<![CDATA[Why Trump Thinks Passing a Terrible Health-Care Bill Makes Sense]]>, 21 Mar 2017 19:51:01 GMT

    Almost every great vote-wrangling drama in Congress, especially on a high-profile issue in the first year or two of a new presidency, is eventually reduced to a simple test of strength. Like a bad war, the original objective falls by the wayside and is replaced by the conviction that defeat...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestobamacare repealdonald trumptrumpcarepaul ryanpoliticstop story<![CDATA[Despite AHCA Tweaks, Conservatives Say They Have the Votes to Defeat the Bill]]>, 21 Mar 2017 07:31:03 GMT

    House Republican leaders unveiled changes to the American Health Care Act on Monday night that are meant to secure the bill’s passage on Thursday, but several conservatives are adamant that they still don’t have the votes.

    As Vox notes, the manager’s amendment does not even attempt to fix...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticshealth careahcaamerican health care act<![CDATA[Tillerson May Skip NATO Meeting, Head to Russia Next Month]]>, 21 Mar 2017 04:05:19 GMT

    In the past few days the president made comments that heightened concerns about his commitment to NATO, and the FBI confirmed that it’s investigating his campaign’s potential ties to Russia. In a normal administration, the White House would be working furiously to underscore the United States’...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticsnatorex tillersonrussiarebels<![CDATA[The Republican Health-Care Plan Has Disappeared Again]]>, 20 Mar 2017 18:37:04 GMT

    The greatest advantage the Republican Party held, through eight years of political war over the provision of health care, was not having a plan to defend. After November’s elections handed them full control of government, Republicans designed a strategy to retain that advantage: repeal-and-delay, which would have allowed them to...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticstrumpcaretop storyobamacare repeal<![CDATA[Trump Budget Director: Health Care for All Actually Means Jailing People]]>, 20 Mar 2017 13:35:57 GMT

    Donald Trump ran for president repeatedly promising to replace Obamacare with a terrific plan that would cover everybody for less money. Faced with the utter impossibility of this promise, many conservative Republicans are ignoring Trump’s promise to give everybody access to medical care, or else treating it is an impossibility....More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestmick mulvaneyobamacare repealdonald trumptrumpcarepolitics<![CDATA[SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Said Women ‘Manipulate’ Maternity Leave, According to Students]]>, 20 Mar 2017 07:39:46 GMT

    So far concerns about what having Judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court would mean for women have centered on the presumption that he is anti-abortion. (He has never commented on the issue specifically, but he did rule that Hobby Lobby shouldn’t have to cover its employees’ birth...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticsmaternity leavesupreme courtscotusneil gorsuch<![CDATA[The Trump Voters Who Don’t Deserve Democrats’ Sympathy]]>, 20 Mar 2017 01:00:08 GMT

    On the morning after, traumatized liberals set out hunting for answers as if Election Day were 9/11 all over again. The ubiquitous question of 15 years earlier — “Why do they hate us?” — was repurposed for Donald Trump’s demolition of the political order. Why did white working-class voters reject...More »]]>Frank Rich,Alex Carprepublicanswhite working classnew york magazinedonald trumpthe circusdemocratspoliticshillbilly elegy<![CDATA[Reports: Newest White House Feud Is Goldman Executives vs. the Populists]]>, 19 Mar 2017 19:36:29 GMT

    Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive (and registered Democrat) who serves as President Trump’s top economic policy advisor, is gaining clout amid the seemingly endless infighting at the White House, according to insider accounts via dueling stories in the New York Times and More »]]>Chas Dannergary cohnearly and oftenfeudsdonald trumpjared kushnerivanka trumppoliticstrump white house<![CDATA[‘Whitey Tape’ Blogger Was One of the Sources for U.K. Wiretap Claim]]>, 19 Mar 2017 17:30:03 GMTLast week, the Trump White House ignited a diplomatic row with America’s closest ally when Press Secretary Sean Spicer, looking to bolster President Trump’s baseless wiretap allegations against President Obama, promoted Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano’s report that Obama used a British intelligence agency...More »]]>Chas Dannerandrew napolitanolarry c johnsondonald trumpinternational affairspoliticsrussia scandalfox news<![CDATA[Kellyanne Conway Is the Real First Lady of Trump’s America]]>, 18 Mar 2017 13:00:00 GMTOn the third floor of the West Wing, one flight past the stairwell portrait of President Donald Trump talking on his Android phone, is an office once occupied by Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to Barack Obama; Karl Rove, senior adviser to George W. Bush; and First Lady Hillary Clinton. By...More »]]>Olivia Nuzzikellyanne conwaynew york magazinedonald trumptrump administrationcover storypoliticstop storytrump's america<![CDATA[Paul Ryan Begs Conservatives Not to Thwart His Boyhood Dream of Immiserating the Poor]]>, 17 Mar 2017 19:44:55 GMT

    Paul Ryan has been obsessed for his entire adult life by the single-minded goal of reducing distribution from the rich to the poor. But Ryan, who worked as a political aide before running for Congress himself, is savvy enough to recognize that social Darwinism is not a promising...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticspaul ryanobamacare repeal<![CDATA[4 Reasons Why the Trump Budget Cuts Won’t Happen]]>, 17 Mar 2017 19:36:45 GMT

    The budget outline released by the president’s Office of Management and Budget yesterday was indeed a hair-raising document reflecting the hard-core conservative ideology of the Trump administration despite its populist trappings. It deserved the opprobrium it drew from Republicans and Democrats alike.

    But let’s...More »]]>Ed Kilgorespending capsappropriationsmick mulvaneybudgetsequesterpolitics