“Get it right, don’t get it fast.”

That's Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-AR) advice to House Republican leaders who are rushing to get their Obamacare repeal plan done. Why the rush? Members of Congress have been flooded with resistance—from calls to their offices to protest at town halls—to repealing the Affordable Care Act. So now, House Republican leaders, who put out a new...

#DayWithoutAWoman

Today, on International Women’s Day, women across the globe are taking part in the “A Day Without A Woman” strike to fight back against gender inequality, gender-based violence, and attacks on reproductive freedom. So we wondered, what would really happen if all paid working women in the United States took a day off? The answer...

Wealth Care

After seven years of deriding the “disaster” of the Affordable Care Act and months of promising to repeal and replace the law, House Republican leaders have finally introduced an Obamacare replacement bill. Trumpcare, aka the American Health Care Act, does not succeed in fulfilling Trump’s promise to “take care of everybody.” In fact, it breaks...

Calling a ban a ban

Stand With Immigrants. Today Trump signed his Muslim ban 2.0. No matter how he spins it, this new executive order is another Muslim ban and it has nothing to do with keeping America safe. Join CAP Action and our partners for a rally in support of refugees, Muslims, and immigrants at the White House today...

Recusal Is Not Enough

Something fishy is going on between President Trump’s inner circle and the Russian government. The Trump team has denied contacts with Russian officials at least 20 times. But it seems like every day new reports roll in detailing regular meetings between a growing list of senior Trump campaign officials—Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions are the...

“I did not have communications with the Russians”

Last night’s bombshell New York Times and Washington Post stories shed even more light on the troubling contacts between Trump campaign officials—including Attorney General Jeff Sessions—and Putin's confidantes during the campaign. Here’s what we know: Jeff Sessions lied to Congress about his contacts with Russian officials. Sessions met *twice* with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during...

Don’t Call It A Pivot

President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and many people are characterizing the speech as a pivot to a more “presidential” Trump. President Trump managed to follow a teleprompter and avoid attacking the media, but don’t call this a pivot. [newsletter] During his 61 minute-address, Trump lied...

Now or Never

That seems to be Congressional Republicans’ approach to repealing the Affordable Care Act. After a week of ~tense~ town halls GOP leaders intent on repealing Obamacare are livin’ on a prayer that their Republican peers won’t dare block an ACA repeal plan, even though many are reluctant to publicly support the strategy now. Last week,...

Risky Business

Congress may not be eager to review many important things (cough, Russia, cough), but they have eagerly taken advantage of the 1996 Congressional Review Act to dismantle several Obama Administration rules. Generally, even with the one party controlling both Congress and the White House, repealing existing regulations is a long and tricky process. Cue the...

“If not a smoking gun this is a very hot pistol”

All those “unverified” allegations about Trump and Russia you’ve been hearing since the dog days of the campaign? Well, they’re becoming more and more verified by the hour. Last night, just a day after Michael Flynn’s resignation, a bombshell New York Times story reported that U.S. intelligence sources have confirmed that members of Donald Trump’s...