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Bannon: Trump firing Comey was biggest mistake in 'modern political…

  • Posted 11th September 2017, 10:34 am
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President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey was perhaps the greatest mistake in “modern political history,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon suggested in an interview broadcast Sunday night.

Bannon was somewhat cagey in his conversation with CBS’s Charlie Rose as to his true feelings on Comey’s firing, saying only that “it's been reported in the media that I was adamantly opposed to” the dismissal. Bu…

CBO: Senate health bill leads to 22 million fewer insured Americans…

  • Posted 26th June 2017, 5:14 pm
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WASHINGTON — The Senate health care bill would cause 22 million more people to be uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced Monday. The dismal CBO score could foil Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to rush the sweeping legislation to the floor before July 4.

The CBO previously ignited a firestorm when it predicted that the House’s…

Senate GOP updates health care bill to include 6-month lockout for…

  • Posted 26th June 2017, 2:00 pm
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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday updated the health care bill he is whipping votes for to penalize people who do not have insurance and wish to purchase it on the exchanges.

The new bill says that people who have lacked insurance coverage for 63 days or more must wait six months before reentering the marketplace. This change is meant to prevent a “death spiral” of healthy…

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