We as a society should welcome commentary from both sides of scientific debates. When it comes to science on which environmental regulations are based, for example, a holistic approach is the only way to move from "trust-me science" to science that has a strong foundation based on the scientific method.
We as a society should welcome commentary from both sides of scientific debates. When it comes to science on which environmental regulations are based, for example, a holistic approach is the only way to move from "trust-me science" to science that has a strong foundation based on the scientific method.
Senate staffers will start to draft legislation that would repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act next week, GOP senators said Thursday, despite the many differences among members of the caucus over policy.
Senate staffers will start to draft legislation that would repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act next week, GOP senators said Thursday, despite the many differences among members of the caucus over policy.
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has asked federal agencies "to launch a complete review" of sensitive leaks, some about the recent bombing in Manchester and others about investigations into his associates and Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. election.
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has asked federal agencies "to launch a complete review" of sensitive leaks, some about the recent bombing in Manchester and others about investigations into his associates and Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. election.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Montana's at-large House seat, "should apologize" for allegedly assaulting a reporter. But Ryan stopped short of calling for Gianforte to drop out of the race or threatening not to seat him if he is elected.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Montana's at-large House seat, "should apologize" for allegedly assaulting a reporter. But Ryan stopped short of calling for Gianforte to drop out of the race or threatening not to seat him if he is elected.
President Donald Trump's tenure in the White House has been controversial, with the frenzy of media coverage snowballing in recent weeks -- and according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey, it's making most Americans nervous.
President Donald Trump's tenure in the White House has been controversial, with the frenzy of media coverage snowballing in recent weeks -- and according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey, it's making most Americans nervous.
In an era where the transient attention of impatient multitudes meets Cambridge Analytica-for-hire, the role of the Senate in our republic is more critical than ever. As citizens, we should worry about the Senate and provide its members the political support they must have to withstand rabble-induced pressure to self-erode their power.
In an era where the transient attention of impatient multitudes meets Cambridge Analytica-for-hire, the role of the Senate in our republic is more critical than ever. As citizens, we should worry about the Senate and provide its members the political support they must have to withstand rabble-induced pressure to self-erode their power.
The House Republicans' health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act reduces health insurance premiums compared to previous versions of the legislation, but also cuts the federal deficit less than previously thought, according to a highly-anticipated analysis from the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday.
The House Republicans' health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act reduces health insurance premiums compared to previous versions of the legislation, but also cuts the federal deficit less than previously thought, according to a highly-anticipated analysis from the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday.
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Washington Brief: Montana GOP Candidate in Today’s Special Election Charged With Assaulting Journalist

Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate in a special House election in Montana, was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a journalist who was asking him about the recent Congressional Budget Office estimate of the American Health Care Act. Gianforte faces Democrat Rob Quist in today’s election to fill the seat left vacant by Ryan Zinke, who now serves as head of the Interior Department.

Washington Brief: Trump Calls Naming of Special Counsel the ‘Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician’ in U.S. History

Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump responded on Twitter by saying the naming of a special counsel is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

Washington Brief: Chaffetz Demands FBI Turn Over All Records of Comey’s Meetings With Trump

A memo written in February by now-former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey says President Donald Trump urged him to abandon an FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) demanded that the FBI turn over all documents related to meetings between Trump and Comey.

Washington Brief: Trump Defends Sharing Intelligence on ISIS With Russian Officials

President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a White House meeting last week, jeopardizing a source of intelligence on the Islamic State and drawing criticism from Republicans such as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker. Trump later said on Twitter that he has an “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia.

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