Dive Brief: Nearly seven in 10 voters (68%), regardless of political party affiliation, believe people with pre-existing health conditions should have access to coverage without paying more, according to a survey conducted just before and during the midterm Congressional elections by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The study, which surveyed 2,400 voters and was released Tuesday, also found 82% don't think insurance companies should be able to charge higher prices to sicker customers, 90% would be "concerned" (and 78% would be "very concerned") if pre-existing conditions were no longer required to be covered by insurance. Healthcare defined the midterms, with a majority of voters nationally reporting it as a key issue in deciding how to cast their ballots. Pre-existing conditions played a large role, and public pressure coerced many candidates to come out in support of protecting coverage regardless of their past voting record. The pressure … [Read more...] about Almost 70% of voters support protection for pre-existing conditions
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Election 2018 is finally here, as months and months of partisan battling will unfold in front of the nation on Tuesday evening. When should you start looking for meaningful returns? What races should you be watching? What states are important, and when? This viewer’s guide will give you thumbnails on what seats might flip in the House and Senate, what time you should look for results, and as you will notice – some story lines will be repeated again and again in the race for control of Congress.First, let’s start with the basics: Republicans cannot lose more than 22 seats in the House. If Democrats have a net gain of 23 or more, they take charge of the House in January 2019. In the Senate, Republicans can lose one seat, and keep control in a 50-50 split. Democrats need a net gain of two seats to take over the Senate in 2019.What time should you eat? What time should you park yourself in front of the TV, radio or … [Read more...] about VIEWER’S GUIDE – An hour-by-hour preview of Election Night 2018
Greg Sargent, The Washington Post Published 8:38 am PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to travel to Pittsburgh following last weekends shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to travel to Pittsburgh following last weekends shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Andy Clement / Getty Images The House and the Senate will be determined in midterms on November 6, 2018. A red or … [Read more...] about Opinion: Two new studies show why Trump’s hate and lies are failing
Lisa Mascaro, Ap Congressional Correspondent Updated 11:50 am PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress after the midterms. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the door to the campaign year attack when he suggested rising deficits are due to government spending on those programs. The GOP leader has not made budget cuts a priority. But Democrats warn that eventually Republicans will try to cut spending. less In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal ... more … [Read more...] about Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare
Southern California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who tells a story of losing a drunken arm-wrestling match with Vladimir Putin in the 1990s to settle who won the Cold War, has long advocated friendly ties with Russia. But what in the past has been seen as part of the pot-friendly Republican's maverick streak now runs the risk of a more sinister interpretation. He met with a Russian woman later charged with being an agent of the Kremlin trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association, and dined with her alleged boss. FBI agents even warned him that Russian spies were trying to recruit him. In this new political universe, with Russian intelligence officials charged with meddling in the U.S. presidential race in 2016 to help get Donald Trump elected, and special counsel Robert Mueller investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to win the election, Rohrabacher's affinity for the Russian president is one more weapon for … [Read more...] about As Southern California Changes, Does It Still Want This Ally of Russia in Congress?