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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ “Medicare-for-all” for dummies

Republicans are still in charge of the White House and the Senate, but the "Medicare-for-all" debate is in full swing. Democrats of every stripe are pledging support for a number of variations on the theme of expanding health coverage to all Americans.
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Trump will sign bill to avoid shutdown, then declare national emergency to free billions for border wall, official says

President Donald Trump plans to sign a compromise border security measure Friday and then announce that he is using executive action, including declaring a national emergency, to spend $8 billion for border barriers, a White House official said.
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Trump plans 'emergency' to fund wall as Congress moves to avert shutdown

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that alarmed US lawmakers shortly before they passed legislation to avert a government shutdown. Trump has signaled he will sign the massive spending measure keeping federal agencies operational through September 30. Trump will take the action "to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border," White House Press Secretary Sarah S...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Donald Trump, Trump, White House Press, Sarah Sanders


Southern California response to Trump’s emergency declaration? See you in court, Mr. President

It’s a dictator’s move! It’s a long-overdue push against illegal immigration! It’s politically tone-deaf! And that covers just some of the views expressed by immigration activists, Southern California House members, constitutional scholars and others when asked about President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency as a way to override Congress and pay for part of his much-promised wall on the Mexican border. Some critics see Trump’s declaration as flatly undemocratic, saying the pr...
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So Cal response to Trump’s emergency declaration? See you in court, Mr. President

It’s a dictator’s move! It’s a long-overdue push against illegal immigration! It’s politically tone-deaf! And that covers just some of the views expressed by immigration activists, Southern California House members, constitutional scholars and others when asked about President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency as a way to override Congress and pay for part of his much-promised wall on the Mexican border. Some critics see Trump’s declaration as flatly undemocratic, saying the pr...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Jimmy Carter, Vox, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, State, Albright


Congress approves deal to avert shutdown

With little more than a day left before funding expires for key parts of the government, the House and Senate both voted on Thursday to approve a spending deal to avert a shutdown, sending the legislation to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.
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House Passes Funding Bill, Sending It To Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed to build a wall along t...
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The President is expected to announce Friday that he will use executive action to finance construction of his border wall, a White House official said

President Donald Trump's aides now say they are less certain he will sign a bipartisan spending compromise that doesn't include the money he demanded for a border wall -- a major shift from earlier this week when officials indicated privately that he would.
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Trump will sign bill to avoid shutdown, then announce $8 billion national emergency for border wall, official says

President Donald Trump plans to sign a compromise border security measure Friday and then announce that he is using executive action, including declaring a national emergency, to spend $8 billion for his border wall, a White House official said.
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House and Senate approve deal to avert shutdown, sending measure to White House

With little more than a day left before funding expires for key parts of the federal government, the Senate voted on Thursday to approve a spending deal intended to avert a shutdown, paving the way for the House to take up the legislation later Thursday night.
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Explainer: Trump risks legal fight with emergency threat on wall

Legal scholars say it is unclear how such a step would play out, but they agree a court test would likely focus on whether an emergency actually exists on the southern border and on the limits of presidential power over taxpayer funds. Trump is unhappy with a bipartisan border security bill that is going through Congress to avert another government shutdown, because it contains only a fraction of the funds he demanded for his promised border wall. The White House said Trump would sign the bill...
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The House and Senate pass a spending deal to keep the government open, sending the legislation to the White House for Trump's signature

With little more than a day left before funding expires for key parts of the government, the House and Senate both voted on Thursday to approve a spending deal to avert a shutdown, sending the legislation to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.
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Washington Post: Trump spent $50K on White House golf simulator

The Washington Post has reported that President Trump spent $50,000 on a room-sized golf simulator for the White House. CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at what you get for the money.
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Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A compromise on border and immigration enforcement cleared the Senate on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall. The White House said Trump would sign the bill and then declare a national emergency to try to shift money to wall-building from elsewhere […]
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Donald Trump will 'declare national emergency' to build Mexico border wall

Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to find extra funds to build his Mexico border wall, the most senior Republican in the US Senate announced on Thursday, setting up the prospect of a new court battle.  Mitch McConnell, the Senate leader, said Mr Trump had pledged to sign a compromise deal that would provide more than $1 billion for barriers along the border but would also go one step further.  "He also will be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. I indicated to...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Ap, House, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


Republican Senators Express Disapproval With Border Funding Bill and National Emergency Declaration

Several Republican senators expressed disapproval Thursday at Congress's border funding deal as well as President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for a border wall."I’m disappointed with both the massive, bloated, secretive bill that just passed and with the president’s intention to declare an emergency to build a wall," Senator Rand Paul wrote on Twitter."I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matters. Ove...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Maine, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Rubio, Democratic House, Pelosi, Charles Schumer


White House scrambles for money to build the wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The administration has been eyeing several pots of money — including disaster funds, […]
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U.S. trade envoys to meet China's Xi, no decision on deadline extension

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The Trump administration's top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend a March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday. "The vibe in Beijing is good," Kudlow told Fox News Channel of the U.S.-China talks that are set to conclude on Friday in Beijing.
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Trump, Beijing Reuters, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Fox News Channel of the U S China


At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity

The president gained four pounds since last year, pushing his body mass index into the obese category, but the White House physician otherwise declared him in “very good health.”
Tags: News, Obesity, White House, Cholesterol, Jackson, Weight, Trump, Sean, Conley, Diet And Nutrition, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Ronny L, Scale Into Obesity


U.S. trade envoys to meet China's Xi, no decision on deadline extension

The Trump administration's top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend a March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, White House, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Trump, Larry Kudlow


White House and FCC announce big, broken solutions to America's pitiful broadband

Why fight an oligopoly when you can subsidize it? The White House and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have both announced big plans to expand broadband internet access across the United States.…
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Opinion: Anti-vaxxer rants are at home in Trumpworld

In the middle of a global measles outbreak, the wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine, Darla Shine, is boosting the dangerous anti-vaccine movement. After falsely tweeting that the measles vaccine won't confer lifelong immunity, she boldly declared, "Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer."
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White House Releases Photo Of William Barr’s Swearing-In Ceremony

The photo, included in a Justice Department email Thursday, carried the caption: President Donald J. Trump participates in swearing-in of William P.  Barr  administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on February 14, 2019.  Attorney General  Barr ‘s wife, Christine, holds the Bible. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, White House, Justice Department, Christine, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Donald J Trump, Barr, Livewire, Matt Shuham, William P Barr, William Barr, Tia Dufour


Trump medical: President now officially obese as newly released health report shows he's 243lbs

Donald Trump is officially obese, according to a newly released physical exam from the White House which shows that the president now weighs 243 pounds (110kg). Mr Trump underwent an annual physical on Friday, 8 February, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, under the supervision of physician to the president Dr Sean Conley. While a small amount, the weight gain was enough to push Mr Trump, who is six-foot-three, from the overweight to obese category on the BMI index.
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Trump medical: President now officially obese, according to newly released health report

Donald Trump is officially obese, according to a newly released physical exam from the White House which shows that the president now weighs 243 pounds (110kg). Mr Trump underwent an annual physical on Friday, 8 February, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, under the supervision of physician to the president Dr Sean Conley. While a small amount, the weight gain was enough to push Mr Trump, who is six-foot-three, from the overweight to obese category on the BMI index.
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Mr Trump, Sean Conley, Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre


Trump Is Considered Obese Despite Doctor Touting His ‘Very Good Health’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That’s based on the fact that he’s now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot, 3-inch frame. People with an index rating above 30 are considered obese. Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, said the 72-year-old president “remains in very good health overall.” He gained f...
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Senate OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

The Senate resoundingly approved a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump's demands for building a wall with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown. The White House said Trump would sign it but then declare a national emergency and perhaps invoke other executive powers to try to shift money to wall-building from elsewhere in the federal budget.
Tags: Mexico, Senate, White House, Donald Trump, Trump


Here's what a national emergency could look like

President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency -- a move that could allow the administration to circumvent Congress and unlock money to build his signature border wall, the White House said Thursday.
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How would Trump's emergency powers help build border wall?

President Donald Trump was set Thursday to declare a "national emergency" to help fund hundreds of miles of wall on the southern border to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico. The White House said Trump would also sign a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, but which only provides $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing -- far from the $5.7 billion Trump wants. Trump has for months teased the idea of declaring a national emergency,...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Trump



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