Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

By Philip Rucker, Robert Costa February 23, 2017 at 9:28 PM White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 23. Bannon said the media is “adamantly opposed to” the president’s agenda. (The Washington Post)  The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump’s nationalist ideology […] more…

Arms control groups slam Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ on nukes | TheHill

Arms control groups slam Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ on nukes | TheHill http://thehill.com/policy/defense/320927-arms-control-groups-slam-trumps-alternative-facts-on-nukes?amp February 23, 2017 – 05:54 PM EST Getty Images By Rebecca Kheel Nuclear nonproliferation groups are sounding the alarm after President Trump in an interview Thursday said he thinks an arms control treaty with Russia is a "bad deal" and that the United […] more…

Obamacare, Affordable Care Act Pew poll shows highest popularity ever

Obamacare, Affordable Care Act Pew poll shows highest popularity ever https://amp.businessinsider.com/obamacare-affordable-care-act-pew-poll-shows-highest-popularity-ever-2017-2 Bob Bryan Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 PM ET White House photo/Pete Souza Former President Barack Obama Americans are learning to love the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. As the law faces possible repeal and replacement by Republicans, a new poll from the […] more…

Justice Department will again use private prisons

Justice Department will again use private prisons https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/justice-department-will-again-use-private-prisons/2017/02/23/da395d02-fa0e-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html By Matt Zapotosky • February 23, 2017 at 7:04 PM National Security This June 15, 2010, photo shows the Idaho Correctional Center, operated by Corrections Corporation of America (now CoreCivic). Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government’s use of private prisons, rescinding […] more…

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense – The Washington Post

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-familys-elaborate-lifestyle-a-logistical-nightmare–at-taxpayer-expense/2017/02/16/763cce8e-f2ce-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.a8f0341a55ed On Friday, President Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret […] more…

GOP May Trim 10 Essential Health Insurance Benefits : Shots – Health News : NPR

GOP May Trim 10 Essential Health Insurance Benefits : Shots – Health News : NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/22/516465156/gop-seeks-reduction-in-health-law-s-10-essential-benefits?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app   Seema Verma, who is President Trump’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair […] more…

GOP Seeks Reduction In Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits

NPR – February 22, 2017 As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the Affordable Care Act, many suggest that shrinking the list of services that insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility…. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/22/516465156/gop-seeks-reduction-in-health-law-s-10-essential-benefits?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app more…

Why the Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling for Donald Trump

Why the Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling for Donald Trump http://www.newsweek.com/why-flynn-russia-affair-troubling-trump-559132?rx=us By Kurt Eichenwald On 2/21/17 at 9:21 AM Call it what you will: Flynnghazi. Russiagate. The Crackpot Dome scandal. No matter the sobriquet attached to the inappropriate discussions between the Russian ambassador and Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, the growing […] more…

The Trump White House is already cooking the books – The Washington Post

The Trump White House is already cooking the books – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-team-is-already-cooking-the-books/2017/02/20/a793961e-f7b2-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?utm_term=.82de1a8582a6 Almost exactly a year ago, I suggested a rule of thumb for evaluating candidates’ economic agendas: The more growth a politician promises, the worse his or her economic plan probably is. Why? Because it suggests they had to make extra-rosy assumptions […] more…

How Cities Should Take Care of Their Housing Problems – NYTimes.com

How Cities Should Take Care of Their Housing Problems – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/how-cities-should-take-care-of-their-housing-problems.html February 21, 2017 Op-Ed Contributor While President Trump talks repeatedly about fixing America’s inner cities, it’s a good bet that in the coming years, New York and other large metropolitan areas will need to be more self-reliant in solving pressing problems, especially low-income […] more…
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