Two Republican senators this week presented an alternative healthcare plan, the Patient Freedom Act, that provides states with the choice between keeping the Affordable Care Act or opting out of the law entirely.
Donald Trump’s best day as a presidential candidate — prior to Nov. 8, of course — was May 18, 2016. That was the day Trump released the names of 11 people he would consider for the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Donald Trump was elected president on a pledge to shake up the cozy club of political Washington. And, judging from his most important decisions in this presidential transition period — his nominees to serve in his Cabinet — Trump is making good on that pledge.
For the first time in American history, the nation is poised to have both a president and chief diplomat with no prior government, military or legislative experience. This is a recipe for trouble. Rex Tillerson’s shaky performance yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee underscored why.
We’re 75 hours out from President Trump’s inauguration, and Republican lobbyist Bruce Mehlman is bracing for an earthquake. In the latest installment of his quarterly slide-deck for clients, Mehlman puts some hard numbers to the new order that’s about to take hold in Washington.
Several times a year, Bruce Mehlman releases a fascinating PowerPoint presentation filled with interesting nuggets about American politics and government. Mehlman, a Republican lobbyist with the bipartisan firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, is a University of Virginia Law School graduate and friend of the Crystal Ball.
Bruce Mehlman’s latest slide deck has his own out and in list. Highlights include: GOP civil war/Dem civil war; press conferences/tweet storms; opposition research/hacking; sustainability initiatives/onshoring manufacturing.
As President Trump takes office how will his Administration, together with a Republican-controlled Congress, address the seemingly rampant hacking and intrusions that happen with unsettling regularity?