19th ObamaCare co-op folds, leaving only 4 operating in 2018

Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshire announced it is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, leaving only four co-ops in operation. The co-op will stop writing business on January 1 and organize a new company, Minuteman Insurance Company, instead. The company cited issues with Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program, which is the program that shifts…

Trump adviser Scaramucci joins Export-Import Bank

Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, who served as an economic adviser to President Donald Trump during his campaign, has been named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a source with direct knowledge of the appointment told Fox News. Scaramucci, whose appointment became effective June 19, is also being considered…

Ex-Clinton campaign chair Podesta meets with lawmakers investigating Russia

John Podesta, the former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, met Tuesday behind closed doors with lawmakers investigating Russian actions during last year’s presidential campaign. Podesta spoke to members of the House intelligence committee, which is leading one of several investigations into alleged connections between Moscow and members of President Trump’s campaign. During the height…

EPA moves to nix Obama’s ‘waters of the US’ regulation

The Trump administration Tuesday announced plans to scrap an Obama-era environmental rule that had been attacked as federal overreach by farmers and property-rights groups.  The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers said they would withdraw Obama’s 2015 “waters of the United States” — or WOTUS — regulation, which expanded the number of waterways…

House Ethics Committee launches probe of 3 Democrats

The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is conducting a preliminary probe of two Democratic Congressmen and a top Democratic House aide. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the Dean of the House, faces scrutiny as does Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-Calif. Luján is a top lieutenant to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and chairs the Democratic…