Articles from July, 2017

Could Trump end health care 'bailout' for Congress?

Trump threatened to pull health care coverage for lawmakers if they don’t pass a new bill quickly in a tweet on July 29, 2017.

Donald Trump threatened insurance companies’ ‘bailouts.’ Here’s what that means

President Donald Trump warned lawmakers he would cut off billions in federal funding that insurance companies receive through Obamacare if Congress fails to pass new health care legislation.

Previewing the Alabama GOP primary

We're two weeks away from the Alabama Republican primary. Here's what you need to know about the candidates and their allegiances to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

How Congress could pass Obamacare changes now, or change the filibuster rules

We checked with experts on congressional policy and procedure to see what the path forward on health care reforms could be.

After the health care bill failure, what's next for Congress and the Affordable Care Act?

Now that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have run aground in the Senate, what comes next? We checked with experts on health care policy to see what the path forward may be.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's Long Island speech to law enforcement

President Donald Trump spoke before an audience of law enforcement officials on Long Island, N.Y., about measures his administration is taking to crack down on illegal immigrant gang violence.

If the Senate passes a health care bill, what happens next?

Unless you’re an expert in parliamentary procedure, the process of passing a health care bill in the Senate may seem mystifying. What if the Senate manages to cobble together the 51 votes necessary to pass a bill? Where would it go from there?

Fact-checking Donald Trump's health care speech

With the future of the Senate health care bill hanging by a thread, President Donald Trump pressed all Republican senators to fulfill their party’s seven-year promise to get rid of Obamacare.

Welcome, Anthony Scaramucci! Here's some research on illegal voting

At his first briefing as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged that he wasn’t ready to answer every question reporters threw at him -- including one about whether there were 3 million illegal votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Can the president pardon himself? 4 questions about the presidential pardon

With news reports suggesting that the Trump White House and their legal advisors are taking a close look at the president’s pardon power, we decided to take a look ourselves. We’ve asked a dozen legal experts for their views on four questions related to presidential pardons.

How expensive would a single-payer system be?

During remarks at the White House to a group of Republican senators, President Donald Trump pushed the visiting lawmakers for repeal-and-replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act.

How big is coal mining compared to other occupations?

At an event to tout his "Made in America" agenda, President Donald Trump took a moment to applaud his administration’s success in stopping the coal industry long-term decline.

6 months in office, Trump’s mixed record on 6 major promises

Donald Trump won the White House six months ago after nearly 63 million voters embraced his promise to "Make America Great Again," an ethos that wove together strands of major campaign themes of law and order, economic growth and American nationalism. Here's a snapshot of Trump’s  record on 6 major promises.

4 questions on the fight over Obamacare and what happens next

The call to repeal and replace Obamacare has defined the Republican party through four elections. Now, the effort hangs by a thread, if indeed, there is any hope at all. Six experts from different backgrounds answer four questions about how we got here and what to watch for next.

PolitiFact Sheet: Understanding Ted Cruz’s health care amendment and pre-existing conditions

Senate Republicans added Sen. Ted Cruz's amendment to their health care bill. It would offer insurance companies a way to avoid most Obamacare rules, including the one that guarantees coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Our fact sheet guides helps you understand what it all means.

A timeline of the shifting accounts of Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer

Donald Trump Jr. is facing scrutiny over news that he attended a meeting during the 2016 campaign with a Russian attorney who was purportedly acting on behalf of the Russian government as part of an attempt to aid his father’s campaign.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s comments about campaign meeting with Russian lawyer.

Fact-checking President Donald Trump’s interview with Pat Robertson on 'The 700 Club'

Trump made a series of claims about the Affordable Care Act, the Paris climate agreement and the economy

Trump and Russia, Clinton and Ukraine: How do they compare?

Fox News host Sean Hannity said the press has ignored Ukrainian inteference on behalf of Hillary Clinton. We compare that episode to what's emerged in the investigation of Russia and the election.

5 questions about opposition research and Russia

This week, the White House has been grappling with revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who was described by a go-between as possessing "very high level and sensitive information" that was "part of Russia and its government’s support" for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The future of fact-checking is in digital technology, human trust

Thoughts from the fourth annual Global Fact-checking Summit. 

What legal experts say about Donald Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer

Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer raises legal questions.

In Context: How the White House Edited an AP Story About Health Coverage

On July 10, 2017, the White House press office sent a blast email titled, "New Survey Shows United States Uninsured Population Grew by 2 Million This Year."

17 intelligence organizations or 4? Either way, Russia conclusion still valid

President Donald Trump, speaking in Poland July 6, downplayed the strength of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to his benefit because some news organizations recently corrected stories to clarify that four agencies, rather than 17, were directly involved in the January intelligence assessment.

Mailbag: 'You have ruined your credibility with this nonsense'

Summer is upon us, and for some readers, the temperature is rising. Here’s a rundown of recent reader emails bearing complaints, comments and a few compliments.