News Digest – August 8, 2017

In the news last week, Trump-Russia investigations expand, administration proposes new immigrant plan, and Senate confirms new FBI Director. Russia Special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his team investigating Russian ties to the Trump campaign, and has impaneled a grand jury. Just before leaving for a summer recess, two bipartisan pairs of senators unveiled legislation … Continue reading News Digest – August 8, 2017

News Digest – July 25, 2017

In the news this week: the GOP's zombie ACA repeal bill continues to terrorize America, Trump-Russia investigation expands, and Democrats release there new agenda "A Better Deal". Health care On Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would delay consideration of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, while Senator John … Continue reading News Digest – July 25, 2017

News Digest – July 11, 2017

In the news this week is Trump's G20 meeting with Putin, increased tensions in North Korea, and the continuing fight against repealing the ACA in the Senate. Russia Senator Cardin joined four other Democratic senators in urging President Trump to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about Russia’s meddling in our 2016 presidential election.  Instead, President … Continue reading News Digest – July 11, 2017

News Digest – June 26, 2017

The Senate's new ACA repeal bill dominated the news this past week, along with more on Trump-Russia, foreign affairs, and the environment. Here's your weekly news digest: “Health”care (or tax cuts for the wealthy) Senate Republicans finally released their proposal for replacing the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), after weeks of closed-door drafting by an … Continue reading News Digest – June 26, 2017

News digest – June 16, 2017

Everyone vs. Trump On Monday, the attorneys general from Maryland and Washington, D.C., sued President Trump, accusing him of violating the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments. Then nearly 200 Democrats in Congress filed suit, also alleging that President Trump violated the Constitution by profiting from business deals with foreign … Continue reading News digest – June 16, 2017

News Digest – June 13, 2017

Big news this week was James Comey's testimony with the Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump's plan to return to a confiscated Russian diplomatic compound on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and closed door Senate meetings on repealing the ACA. Comey Hearing Covfefe On Thursday, former FBI director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes that … Continue reading News Digest – June 13, 2017