Fact Check: Dem claims that Senate bill guts Medicaid ignore billions in new funding

File under, ‘only in Washington.’  While Democrats are howling that the Senate’s health care bill would gut Medicaid, a closer look at the numbers shows the legislation actually would increase spending to the safety-net program—by tens of billions of dollars. According to the latest ‘score’ from the Congressional Budget Office, Medicaid spending would rise from…

Trump takes aim at media after Russia story retraction

President Trump on Tuesday morning called out a host of major print and television outlets, decrying them as “Fake News” and taking particular aim at a familiar media nemesis. Trump’s tweets came in the aftermath of CNN’s retraction of a story linking a Trump adviser to a Russian investment fund. Three journalists involved in the…

Russia accuses US of provocation over Syria chemical-attack warning

A senior Russian lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the White House’s warning about a potential chemical weapons attack in Syria as a “provocation.” Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the defense and security committee at the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, accused the U.S. of “preparing a new attack on the positions of Syrian forces.”…

Hannity: Russia allegations ‘boomeranging back’ on Democrats

Fox News’ Sean Hannity said Monday night that the ongoing controversy over Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign had rebounded onto the Democrats and “opened the door for their own investigations and real trouble.” In his opening monologue, the “Hannity” host proclaimed that, “real colluders are the ones who have been claiming collusion.” “The…

Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story

Three CNN journalists who worked on a now-retracted story about Russia and a top Trump adviser are leaving the network. CNN is casting their departure as resignations in the wake of the fiasco, but the network has come under substantial criticism since apologizing for the story. The move would also help CNN’s legal position in…

Senate health bill would lower deficit, increase number of uninsured, estimate says

Senate Republicans’ health care bill would reduce the federal deficit and eventually lead to lower premiums, but would result in millions more Americans being uninsured a decade from now, according to a fresh analysis from Capitol Hill’s nonpartisan budget scorekeepers. The bill’s highly anticipated “score” was released Monday afternoon and immediately became part of the…