Americans are still pretty happy with their private health insurance

Americans are still pretty happy with their private health insurance

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren may not like private health insurance, but many Americans do. Some 71% of Americans rate their private coverage as “excellent” or “good,” according to the latest Gallup poll, released Monday. The share has remained fairly constant in recent years, even though 2020 presidential candidates like Sanders and Warren have…

George H.W. Bush’s grandson announces bid for Texas congressional seat

George H.W. Bush’s grandson announces bid for Texas congressional seat

Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, is running for Congress in Texas. Bush, a nonprofit executive, is seeking to succeed Rep. Pete Olson, a Republican who announced in July he will not run for reelection to represent Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. Bush announced his candidacy in a campaign video in which…

Jewish leaders criticized Trump for telling Jewish audience they have ‘no choice’ but to vote for him instead of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax

Jewish leaders criticized Trump for telling Jewish audience they have ‘no choice’ but to vote for him instead of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax

Several Jewish groups have criticized President Donald Trump over a speech he delivered Saturday to an Israeli-American organization, accusing him of using anti-Semitic stereotypes. Speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Florida, Trump suggested that many of the attendees at the event are wealthy and in real estate and that their wealth would…

Appeals court appears skeptical of Democrats’ challenge on Trump payments

Appeals court appears skeptical of Democrats’ challenge on Trump payments

A three-judge federal appeals court panel appeared skeptical during oral arguments Monday about letting a group of more than 200 congressional Democrats sue President Donald Trump over foreign payments to his businesses. Judges on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit questioned whether individual members of Congress have the legal right,…

Supreme Court rejects Arizona challenge against Sackler family

Supreme Court rejects Arizona challenge against Sackler family

The Supreme Court said on Monday that it would not hear an unusual case brought by the state of Arizona that seeks to stop the Sackler family, which owns and controls Purdue Pharma, from transferring billions of dollars from the company in an effort to deplete it and avoid paying claims concerning the prescription opioid…

Virginia Democratic rep in swing district faces heat at town hall over impeachment

Virginia Democratic rep in swing district faces heat at town hall over impeachment

A Virginia Democratic congresswoman who was a reluctant supporter of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump found herself in the middle of a tense town hall on Sunday when she explained her position on the matter. Constituents in Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s moderate district — she unseated Republican Rep. Dave Brat last year — who…

Trump and Saudi Arabia stay close after Pensacola shooting

Trump and Saudi Arabia stay close after Pensacola shooting

President Donald Trump appears to be maintaining his support of Saudi Arabia in the wake of a deadly shooting at a US naval base allegedly perpetrated by a Saudi national — a crime the FBI presumes is an act of terrorism. Last Friday, Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force…

Takeaways from the House’s impeachment hearing

Takeaways from the House’s impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee convened its second impeachment hearing into President Donald Trump, with lawyers for Democrats and Republicans making the cases for and against whether the pressure campaign conducted by the White House is an impeachable act. My rolling takeaways from the ongoing hearing — which is expected to consume the entirety of Monday…