Trump Administration Expands “Short-Term” Health Plans, Jeopardizing Covera…

This week, the Trump Administration issued a final rule expanding the availability of “short-term” health plans that do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) consumer protections and coverage requirements. In particular, short-term plans are free from the ACA’s insurance regulations–including the mandate to cover essential health benefits like maternity care, prescription…

Team Trump: Russia Is Trying to ‘Weaken’ U.S.

President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs on Thursday sounded the alarm, en masse, about Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, warning that Moscow is seeking to “weaken” the U.S. and stir chaos and division ahead of the critical November contests. “In regards to Russian involvement in the midterm elections, we continue to see…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls This Supreme Court Term ‘Much More Divisive Than …

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the court’s 2017-2018 term was “much more divisive than usual” and featured “far more than the usual number of high-profile disputes.” Ginsberg, speaking Wednesday at a Washington event hosted by Duke University, said the justices benefit from “collegiality,” and hoped the divisiveness would ease in the court’s next…