Bernie Sanders Unveils $1.38 Trillion Medicare-For-All Plan

Just hours before the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, 2016 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders rolled out his Medicare-for-all plan Sunday. The federally administered, single-payer health-care program, which is designed to mirror the system already in place for seniors, is slated to cost a whopping $1.38 trillion a year according to the campaign. The Vermont senator plans to pay for the plan with a 6.2 percent income based premium paid for by employers, which he says would Read more […]

House Reps: HHS Is Obstructing Investigation On Obamacare Program Funding

House Republicans sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services demanding the agency provide documents for an oversight investigation on the funding of Obamacare’s Basic Health Program. The program was funded by President Barack Obama’s administration for more than six months without congressional appropriations. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas and Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell Read more […]

Trump On Nikki Haley’s SOTU Response: I Am Angry

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said in the debate Thursday South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was right in calling him an angry voice during her GOP response to the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday. The way the country is run is horrible and he “will gladly accept the mantle of anger,” Trump said, responding to a question from Fox Business moderator Maria Bartiromo regarding Haley’s swipe at Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigrants. “Yes, I am angry,” Read more […]

Major Bank Predicts ‘Cataclysmic’ Year, Tell Clients To ‘Sell Everything’

The Royal Bank of Scotland is telling clients to dump their stocks, forecasting the economy is about to take a turn for the worse – leading to conditions similar to those seen in 2008. “Sell everything except high quality bonds,” the bank said in a note to clients. “In a crowded hall, exit doors are small. Risks are high.” The Guardian reports, this time around, China’s economic slowdown could be the catalyst for a global financial crisis. With the Dow Jones recently slumping Read more […]

Congress Sends Bill Unraveling ObamaCare To President’s Desk For First Time

In a 240-181 vote, passed largely along party lines in the House, Congress successfully sent a bill unraveling large components of Obamacare to the president’s desk for the first time in history Wednesday. The White House has made clear it plans to veto the legislation designed to dismantle the commander in chief’s signature health-care law. “This budget reconciliation bill, which would reduce the federal deficit by a half trillion dollars, forces the president to confront the failures Read more […]

Presidential GOP Candidates Called on To Fully Repeal Obamacare

In a letter addressed to Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Tuesday, Heritage Action for America, the lobbying wing of the Heritage Foundation, called on the potential nominees to commit to a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if elected. “A strong majority of Americans believe Congress should use the same process to repeal Obamacare that was used to pass the law,” Michael Needham, the organization’s CEO, wrote. “They are right. America cannot afford another four more Read more […]

Here Are The 15 Most Memorable Moments Congress Had In 2015

The 114th Congress had some major shakeups in 2015, let’s take a look back at some of the legislative branch’s most memorable moments this year. John Boehner unexpectedly steps down as speaker of the House REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The Ohio Republican shocked Capitol Hill in September when he announced he was resigning his seat at the end of October, citing Paul Ryan is elected as new House speaker REUTERS/Gary Cameron It took some persuasion to convince the former chairman of Read more […]

Hillary Rolls Back On Middle Class Tax Pledge

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wavered on her pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year during an appearance on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” Sunday. When asked if her claims are “rock solid read-my-lips promise,” the former secretary of state tells the host it’s a goal not to increase taxes, but doesn’t say it’s out of the realm of possibility. “Well, it certainly is my goal. And I’ve laid it out in this campaign. Read more […]

Senate Votes To Repeal ObamaCare, Defund Planned Parenthood

The Senate passed a fast-track measure Thursday designed to unravel key ObamaCare provisions and defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill passed 52-47, opposed by Democrats and Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders did not vote. The budgetary tool known as reconciliation prevented the possibility of a filibuster and only required 51 votes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struggled to gain the support Read more […]

Is ObamaCare Making Millennials Lazier?

A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research determined the ObamaCare provision allowing dependents to stay on their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26 has led to millennials spending more time socializing and searching for jobs they find more rewarding. The Federal Register said by extending the age limit, it would allow the 19- to 25-year-old demographic to have more job mobility since they would no longer be tied to their employer or student status for coverage. The Read more […]

Obama Compares Syrian Refugees To Pilgrims In Weekly Address

President Barrack Obama continues to defend his call to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, comparing the situation to pilgrims coming over on the Mayflower during his Thanksgiving address. “In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land,” he said. “Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story — and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need.” The Read more […]

House Passes Bill To Audit Federal Reserve

In a 241-185 vote, the House passed a bill Thursday largely along party lines that would make major changes to the way the Federal Reserve operates in an attempt to create more transparency. The Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act, spearheaded by Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga, would lift restrictions placed on the Government Accountability Office, enabling the agency to audit the central bank and narrowing its ability to provide emergency bailouts. The legislation would Read more […]

House Passes Sweeping Budget Deal, Angering Conservatives

The House passed a sweeping bipartisan budget deal negotiated by party leaders and the White House Wednesday, angering some conservative House Republicans. The deal passed 266-167 with the support of just 79 Republicans and every Democrat who voted. It lifts the debt ceiling until March, 2017, preventing a potentially disastrous default on U.S. debt the Treasury Department warned was just days away, and putting a temporary end to constant fiscal cliffs. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s expected Read more […]

White House, Congress Sell Out American People on Budget / Debt Ceiling Deal… Again

Congressional leadership and the White House announced they negotiated an agreement on a two-year budget deal to prevent a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling late Monday night. The 144-page discussion draft includes raising the caps put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act by $112 billion, including a $32 billion increase to the Overseas Contingency Fund. The current sequester-level limits will be lifted by $50 billion in 2016 and $30 billion in 2017. In exchange for Read more […]