Danielle Kurtzleben

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans On Health Care

Thursday, July 20, 2017

After another failed attempt at overhauling Obamacare, President Trump tried to sell his party's repeal efforts (and push some senators into line) at a Wednesday lunch. Here's what he said.


Here's What's In The House Republican Budget (And Why It Matters)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The House budget slashes safety net spending and boosts military spending, but arguably the most important thing it does is serve as a vehicle for tax overhaul.


9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.


Another Fight Over The Debt Ceiling Could Be Coming

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The debt ceiling is set to expire this fall. If it's not raised, the U.S. government could default on its debt. That's never been a problem when one party controls Congress. Until this year.


Why 'MAGAnomics' Isn't Likely To Work

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sustained 3 percent growth is a target the U.S. is unlikely to hit, and some Trump policies might even make it less possible.


Senate Health Care Bill Revisions Released In Attempt To Appease GOP Critics

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In need of more votes, Senate leaders have produced a new bill that offers billions more in opioid epidemic assistance but it keeps proposed cuts to Medicaid spending.


Americans Don't Want Senate's Health Care Plan, But It's Unclear What They Do Want

Monday, July 10, 2017

Public opinion on health care is often inconsistent, even incoherent.


Words You'll Hear: The Better Care Reconciliation Act

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Republican senators are trying to revive their health care bill. While voters weren't fond of the the original version, but they're not always clear about what they want when it comes to health care.


In America, Every Day Is Independents' Day

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Four charts that explain what's up with America's independents on Independence Day. (Get it?) (Do you?) (If you don't, we can explain.)


Obamacare Has Problems. The Senate Health Care Bill Doesn't Solve Them, Experts Say

Friday, June 30, 2017

We asked top health care experts to tell us America's biggest health care problems. Then we asked: Does the current Republican plan fix them? For the most part, the answer was no.


How The Senate GOP Health Care Bill Could Affect The Midterms And Beyond

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Senate's bill puts off provisions that could push people off of insurance and out of Medicaid until well past the 2018 midterms and even past the 2020 presidential election.


The Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Tries To Rebuild After Stinging Georgia Loss

Monday, June 26, 2017

Georgia's liberal grass-roots groups say they are more energized than discouraged after Democrat Jon Ossoff's disappointing, close loss to Republican Karen Handel in a closely watched special election


Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.


Georgia's Special Election Has Been Longer Than Some Countries' National Elections

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Georgia's sixth-district special congressional election will be held 130 days after it was first announced. That's far longer than full national elections take in places like the U.K. and Mexico.


President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why can't we stop reading Trump's Twitter feed? The same reason we can't put down The Catcher In The Rye or Pale Fire.


Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Friday, June 16, 2017

The president took to Twitter to say: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" It's not clear exactly what the president is referring to.


A Pattern In Trump's Policy Pitches: Paltry Particulars

Thursday, June 15, 2017

President Trump has been touting major policy proposals lately. The problem: the policies are often frustratingly vague.


Trump's Infrastructure Plan Still Could Use More Planning

Friday, June 09, 2017

The president's infrastructure proposal still has a few holes to fill in, and it also may not be the job engine he thinks it will be. Here are four questions he may want to think about.


Trump's Approval Rating Decline Isn't That Big Compared With Predecessors' Drops

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Yes, the president has grown more unpopular, but Bill Clinton's and Gerald Ford's spectacular early term plunges dwarf Trump's dip.


Trump Is Worried About The Trade Deficit With Germany. He Needn't Be

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. has a "MASSIVE" trade deficit with Germany that is "very bad for the U.S." But this isn't at all the right way to think about trade deficits.