Tag: laws

NC Lawmakers Agree To Repeal Transgender Bathroom Ban

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to repeal a state law prohibiting transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. The deal, reached with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, an outspoken opponent of the controversial law, came as the state was on the verge of…

Trump Ultimatum To GOP: Pass Health Care or Else

President Trump has urged a vote on the American Health Care Act on Friday after the vote was postponed Thursday due to a lack of sufficient support to pass it. According to The Washington Post, Trump delivered an ultimatum: Pass the bill or he will move on from the repeal-and-replace cause. House Speaker Paul Ryan…

GOP Struggles To Secure Votes On Health Bill

Republicans say they still plan to put the American Health Care Act up for a vote on Thursday, even as the White House and House Republican leaders continue to work to whip up enough votes to ensure passage. Late Wednesday, the White House and the conservative House Freedom Caucus reportedly reached a deal to strike…

Chaffetz: Americans May Need To Choose Healthcare Over New iPhones

GOPer Rep. Jason Chaffetz said to CNN on Tuesday that some Americans regarding to their healthcare choice may come down to buying a new iPhone or paying for medical coverage. “You know what, Americans have choices. And they’ve got to make a choice,” said Chaffet. “And so maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that…

House GOP Unveils Obamacare Replacement Bill

A new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate—the crux of President Obama’s signature health-care law—and replace it was released on Monday. The legislation would offer individual tax credits to purchase health insurance and would reportedly keep the ACA’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions; but would allow insurers to raise premiums for…

Obama Pens Harvard Law Review Essay On Criminal-Justice Reform

President Obama has penned a lengthy essay that urges his successor to continue the current administration’s criminal-justice reforms. “Those privileged to serve as president and in senior roles in the Executive Branch have an obligation to use that influence to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the justice system at all phases,” Obama wrote in…

Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?” new…

Stewart: Jeb Bush Stumbles on The Iraq War Question [VIDEO]

Jeb Bush has done a week of flip-flopping on whether he would have invaded Iraq, knowing what we know today. He appeared on many shows, saying one thing, then the other, until finally settling on one story facing pressure from several corners, he begrudgingly discusses how he would have handled the Iraq War.

The SCOTUS Considers Arguments on Same-sex Marriage [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court considers a variety of arguments in opposition to same-sex marriage, but Justice Kennedy will likely have the final say. Ginsburg chimed in when Justices Roberts and Kennedy began to fret about whether the court had a right to challenge centuries of tradition.“Marriage today is not what it was under the common law…

Jon Stewart: The Chronicles of Gridlock in Washington [VIDEO]

The GOP promised action and a break in the gridlock once they took over the Senate (and House), but now the do nothing congress is worse than ever and John Boehner is still bad at his job. President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform has Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell struggling to galvanize…