Comey Over And Out

The day after former acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ blockbuster testimony and the same day the Senate announced plans to expand its investigation into Trump’s business dealings with Russia, Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy recommended that Comey be fired because of the way he handled the...

“This is my life”

That’s what one of Rep. Rod Blum’s constituents told him at a town hall meeting yesterday. “You voted for this bill in a rush. There was no committee hearings. This is my life,” she said. That is just one example of the heat Rep. Rod Blum felt over his vote to support Trumpcare, despite having...

When in Paris…

Stay there. That’s a good rule of thumb when visiting Paris and also when considering the Paris Agreement, the landmark global climate deal. The Trump Administration, however, has not proven to be a fan of rules (of thumb or otherwise) and it is now poised to pull out of the historic deal. The Trump Administration...

“Also saves country money!”

That’s a direct quote from Trump defending his decision to go to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey this weekend. Mar-a-Lago, the “Winter White House” is closing for the "social season" so Trump has moved on to the Spring White House in Bedminster. And surprise, this trip does not save country money! New CAP...

Cruel

<p>With a vote of 217-213, the House of Representatives just <a target="_blank" href="https://www.americanprogress.org/?p=431967?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=progReport" >voted to pass Trumpcare</a> and strip health coverage from 24 million Americans. Trumpcare will undermine the health, safety, and economic security of the American people, while driving up costs for millions. And it hits Trump’s own supporters hardest. </p> <img src="http://images.mx3.americanprogressaction.org/EloquaImages/clients/CenterForAmericanProgress/%7Bdda48524-f4f2-43c7-a8b4-6bee5e456e96%7D_com_nwl_c4e_20170504_ProgressReport.jpg" />...

High Risk, No Reward

By now you’ve heard that House Leadership is bringing Trumpcare back from the dead (again). By now you've also probably heard that the latest version of the health care plan guts protections from people with pre-existing conditions. But today new CAP analysis gives more detail on how Trumpcare would fail the millions of Americans living...

“Guarantees”

To mark his first 100 days in office, Trump spent the weekend touting his “accomplishments,” and making big promises for the next 1,362 days of his term. Vice President Mike Pence spent his weekend calling moderate House Republicans to tell them, it’s gonna be may and we still need a vote on Trumpcare. Now, the...

180 Reasons

Looking for another reason to go to the People’s Climate March tomorrow? We have 180. Despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists and a large majority of Americans agree that human-caused climate change is real, 180 members of Congress are still deny the science behind climate change according to new CAP Action analysis. Of...

Guess Who’s Back

Trumpcare’s back. Tell a friend. Congress, encouraged by the Trump Administration, is bringing back Trumpcare this week. To recap: the first version of Trumpcare would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance and would increase premiums by up to 20 percent. But that wasn’t bad enough. After the first failed attempt to pass...

Thousand Dollar Tweets

Trump prides himself on being a “straight talker.” What he and his aides call straight talk is often “alternative facts.” Trump’s “straight talk” also means he is wont to oversimplify, hyperbolize, and fear monger. In announcing the failure of Trumpcare, for example, Trump said, “The best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare...