Sunday, 16 Dec 2018
Category: Politics

Migrant girl dies of dehydration in Border Patrol’s custody

The 7-year-old “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.” A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week while in Border Patrol’s (CBP) custody. But a statement the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) released Thursday night about her death raises more questions than it answers. The Washington Post reported that CBP told them the […]

Obamacare enrollment is about to end and sign-ups are lagging

ACA open enrollment for 2019 ends on December 15. There isn’t much time to close the gap. Obamacare sign-ups are now down 500,000, or 12 percent, from last year with just a few days of open enrollment left to go. Through six weeks of open enrollment this year, 4.1 million people have signed up for […]

The Medicare-for-all paradox

Passing single-payer means disrupting health insurance for 160 million people who get coverage through their jobs. Jessica Salfia knew the pay wasn’t going to be great when she became a teacher in Martinsburg, West Virginia, but she did have really good health coverage. She felt like she could go to see any doctor she wanted. […]

What you need to know about accused Russian spy Maria Butina’s plea deal

Butina pleaded guilty to conspiring to be a foreign agent in the US, and is cooperating with prosecutors. Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian national, admitted Thursday in federal court that she made contacts with the NRA and top Republican officials in an attempt to secretly influence US politics at Russia’s behest. Butina, who is a […]

The Trump inauguration is now being criminally investigated

The president has yet another investigation to worry about. President Trump has yet another federal investigation to worry about. Prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) are looking into the president’s inaugural committee, the Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Rebecca Ballhaus, and Aruna Viswanatha reported Thursday. Investigators […]

Nancy Pelosi’s red coat is so popular that Max Mara is bringing it back

“The color’s official name is ‘blood of my enemies,’” one person tweeted. On December 11, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had a highly contentious meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the prospect of a government shutdown and funding for a border wall. The […]

Read: accused Russian spy Maria Butina’s plea agreement

Butina admitted to making contacts with Republicans and conservative groups at the direction of Russia, and will cooperate with prosecutors. Accused Russian spy Maria Butina has struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted that she acted under the direction of a Russian official in the United States. Butina will plead guilty to one felony […]

Trump: I never directed Cohen to make illegal payoffs. Prosecutors: Yes, you did.

The president’s latest defense comes as prosecutors continue to probe hush money payments made during the 2016 election. President Donald Trump defended his role in the illegal hush money payments made by his former attorney Michael Cohen in a series of tweets on Thursday morning. Trump claimed he “did nothing wrong with respect to campaign […]