All posts by Joe Lewis

  • CBO Rips Trumpcare Apart… Again

    In its findings released Monday afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that Trumpcare will result in 22 million fewer Americans having health insurance by 2026 compared to the Affordable Care Act. While slightly better than the...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
  • Congressional Black Caucus Refuses Trump Meeting

    Donald Trump’s token gestures to court the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are not being met with much success. Last week, CBC Chair Cedric L. Richmond responded to an invitation by the President to meet with him at...

    • Posted June 27, 2017
  • Trumpcare: Another Broken Promise

    As a general rule, if Donald Trump is moving his lips, there’s probably a lie involved. The recent unveiling of the Senate’s version of Trumpcare once again made a liar out of the President, who promised that health...

    • Posted June 26, 2017
  • Americans Trust Comey Over Trump

    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out today shows that more Americans tend to believe former FBI Director James Comey’s version of the events surrounding his ouster and alleged conversations with the President that were construed as...

    • Posted June 24, 2017
  • Fifth Senator Says He Won’t Back Trumpcare

    Friday afternoon, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) announced he would not vote in favor of the Senate’s version of Trumpcare, which was drafted in secret over the last several weeks with little input from Republicans and no bipartisan...

    • Posted June 24, 2017
  • Is Pelosi in Trouble?

    In the wake of Jon Ossof’s loss to Republican Karen Hanel in Georgia’s sixth district House race on Tuesday, some have called for Nancy Pelosi’s head, saying the House Minority Leader needs to go if the party is...

    • Posted June 24, 2017
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Who Trumpcare Hurts

    With at least five Republican senators saying they won’t vote in favor of the Senate’s current draft of Trumpcare, the legislation admittedly finds itself in peril. Should those fences be mended, however, the new law would have...

    • Posted June 23, 2017
  • Spicer Finally Going Away?

    If current reports out of the White House about Sean Spicer are to be believed, Melissa McCarthy might have to look for a new schtick if she wants another guest spot on Saturday Night Live. Officials close...

    • Posted June 20, 2017
  • Senate Democrats Gearing Up for Trumpcare Fight

    In terms of raw voting power, Senate Democrats don’t have very many options when it comes to stopping Trumpcare. With Republicans in the majority, it seems unlikely (but not impossible) that enough votes will be garnered to...

    • Posted June 20, 2017
  • Trump Team Scrambling to Hire Lawyers as Probe Heats Up

    As the Mueller investigation into the administration’s ties to the Russian government begins to expand, longtime Trump counsel Michael Cohn has decided to get some representation of his own. According to NBC News, Stephen M. Ryan of...

    • Posted June 18, 2017