Why Obamacare is here to stay, even as GOP strives for repeal

Why Obamacare is here to stay, even as GOP strives for repeal
Washington (CNN)Senate Republicans continue to work to repeal and repeal Obamacare, but even if they succeed, it has become clear this week that the law has fundamentally shifted expectations surrounding health care in the country."You can't just erase Obamacare and go back," said Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue.Conservatives back some federal coverageA handful of conservatives in the Senate continue to push to repeal more of the Affordable Care Act than the current Senate bill does. Sen. Rand Paul, a

Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade
Most recently, leading Asian and European carmakers, most of whom have large U.S. workforces, released a video advertisement touting their contributions to the U.S. economy that makes the case for keeping international trade barriers low. Whats more, it explicitly emulates the famous Morning in America television spot from former Republican President Ronald Reagans 1984 re-election campaign. Employees disassemble a motor in the quality control department of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama, on Feb. 28, 2006. The conceit

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation
Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they've been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by US immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he'll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit's petitioners are Christian, the other two -- including Al Dilami -- are Shiite Muslims.The ACLU argues in the complaint that it is illegal to deport the

Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

Senators reach Russia sanctions deal
Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them.The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran.Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or else

U.S. Lashed As ‘Main Threat’ To Environment At UN Ocean Conference

Morales called the U.S. one of the worlds main polluters. In opting to exit the Paris Agreement, he said, it is denying science, turning your backs on multilateralism and attempting to deny a future to upcoming generations. That has made it the main threat to Mother Earth and to life itself. U.N. Secretary-General Antnio Guterres told representatives of about 200 countries in the General Assembly that oceans are thelifeblood of the world and under threat as never before. We

Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world, Pence said. Its long been a goal of the liberal left in this country to advance a climate change agenda. Hes also disregarding that some of his fellow Republicans have also urged action on what he describes as the climate change agenda. Recent polls also show that many Republican voters including those who

Trump Sought Reassurance From Fox News Before He Dumped Climate Pact

The president sought a bit of hand-holding from a media organization not known for its science nor for its concern about global warming. I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact I told him that this morning ...when he called, said Guilfoyle, referring to the presidents controversial decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. I spoke to him about it, and this was something very much so on his mind. I know, yeah, the

9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord
President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on Thursday with a White House speech that made the historic agreement sound like a trade deal, which it isnt. But that was just one of the thorns in his Rose Garden statement. The nonbinding pact to reduce planet-warming emissions, approved by every country but Syria and Nicaragua, commits its signatories to slashing greenhouse gas outputs and coming back to the negotiating table every five years to

Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support theParis climate deal next week. A source who has been in contact with people involved in the decision told Reuters a couple of meetings were planned with chief executives of energy companies and big corporations and others about the climate agreement ahead of Trumps expected announcement later in the week. It was unclear whether those meetings would still take place. The summit

Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

I think we hit a home run no matter where we are, Trump said in a speech at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily. A very proud nation salutes you, he said. You are the metal spine forged out of the fire of American strength. Of the arms sales, he said he had agreed to massive economic development deals, the likes of which there has never been, that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United

Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

Greenpeaces Italian and German offices teamed up to project a message in lights on the Vatican to criticize the presidents recent actions ignoring climate change and his expected decision regarding U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris climate agreement. A message reading Planet Earth first, a play on Trumps America first foreign policy slogan, was shown on the iconic basilica. Trump is expected to meet with Pope Francis inside the Vatican on Wednesday as part of his first foreign trip

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called "the ultimate deal".But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable.Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain -- disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return for refugees and mutual