opinion Andy Slavitt and Nicholas Bagley Opinion columnists Published 4:19 p.m. UTC Jun 11, 2018 Donald Trump and the Republican Party just put America’s health care squarely on the November ballot. After a year of trying and failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration, in cahoots with 20 conservative states, has asked the courts to strike down several pillars of the ACA — including its protections for Americans with pre-existing health conditions. These protections are a guarantee to some 130 million Americans that no insurance company can deny them coverage just because they (or one of their family members) has had a prior illness or medical problem. This single provision has not only allowed millions of Americans to care for their families. It’s also given millions more the economic freedom to change jobs or to start businesses without fear that they’ll lose their health … [Read more...] about Health care will define the midterms. Donald Trump’s move to gut Obamacare guarantees it.
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opinion Melinda Henneberger Opinion columnist Published 7:20 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 Whenever I hear Donald Trump described as the most pro-life president ever, I think well then, I would not want to meet the runner-up. Pro-lifers, and yes, I am one, do not debate which people are people. Or think of even the most remorseless criminals as less than human. “These are not people,” Trump has said of some of the immigrants being deported. “These are animals." He’s frequently called gang members and school shooters and terrorists animals. (And he reportedly has no patience with animals.) When some people are not people, well, anyone is eligible for demotion from humanity. The president’s 34-year-old son, Eric Trump, recently said this of Democrats: "To me, they're not even people." That our commander in chief so cavalierly writes off whole wings of the human family … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is not ‘the most pro-life president’ ever. He proves it everyday.
Ailing US Senator John McCain doesn’t want President Donald Trump at his funeral, according to multiple reports. Sources close to the senator from Arizona said this week that his family had asked the White House to send Vice President Mike Pence to the service instead. Mr McCain has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for nearly a year, after being diagnosed with glioblastoma in July. His family has started making funeral plans, despite his son-in-law saying the 81-year-old was “chatty and walking around” at the Arizona ranch where he is recovering. Read more John McCain 'doing really good' in cancer fight, daughter says Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush are slated to be eulogists at the funeral, a source close to Mr McCain told NBC News. The ceremony will likely be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Both NBC and the New York Times reported that the McCain family was not planning to have Mr Trump at … [Read more...] about John McCain says he ‘doesn’t want Donald Trump at his funeral’
John McCain, the ailing Republican senator, does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral, the White House has been told. Instead, his associates have requested Vice President Mike Pence be present for the ceremony when the time comes, with former presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush giving eulogies at the National Cathedral in Washington, according to the New York Times. Mr McCain a former presidential candidate and Vietnam war hero, has been undergoing treatment for glioblastoma, a rare brain cancer, since his diagnosis last year. He and Mr Trump have had a turbulent relationship. During the 2016 presidential primary candidate Trump said Mr McCain was considered a war hero only "because he was captured" during the Vietnam War and that he preferred military figures who avoided being taken prisoner by the enemy. And last summer, the US leader criticised the Arizona politician for his "no" vote that helped doom a key part of his Obamacare … [Read more...] about John McCain does not want Donald Trump to attend his funeral
Donald Trump's approval ratings have climbed to levels not seen since before his botched attempt to repeal Obamacare according to the Telegraph's poll tracker. The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, put Trump's approval rating on 44 per cent at the end of May. The last time this figure was so high was on 14 March 2017 - the week before legislation to repeal Obamacare failed to pass and two months prior Comey's controversial dismissal. The period since Donald Trump's election has been packed with controversy and intrigue but, underneath it all, few people seem to have really changed their minds about America's 45th President. His approval rating quickly slumped in the chaotic... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article … [Read more...] about How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds