opinion Marty Latz Opinion contributor Published 2:44 PM EST Jan 20, 2019 President Donald Trump’s weak negotiation skills have now led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. And his negotiation strategies — including his proposal Saturday to link wall funding to temporary legal status for "Dreamers" — are making it far less likely that it will end with a deal that accomplishes his goal of funding a border wall. How did this happen to a self-proclaimed master deal-maker who was elected partially on the notion that he was, as described by his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, “the greatest deal-maker our country’s ever seen”? It didn’t happen overnight. Despite his best-selling negotiation book, "The Art of the Deal," and his NBC hit series, "The Apprentice," both of which portrayed him as a great negotiator, his … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s weak negotiation skills caused government shutdown
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Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Ha ha ha. A couple of years ago, as part of his jihad against Obamacare, Donald Trump decided to end something called Cost Sharing Reductions. These were payments made to insurers to offset the cost of covering low-income customers. This is exactly the kind of dick move you’d expect Trump to make. But there’s a catch. Trump is also an idiot, so he hadn’t bothered to read a report from the CBO explaining that, on net, eliminating CSR would end up costing the government more and making insurance more affordable. Over a ten-year period, CBO projected that it would add $194 billion to Obamacare spending. I guess no one else in the White House had read the CBO report either. But I had, and on that basis I decided I was all in favor of killing off CSR. You’ll never believe what happened next: the CBO was right! Through an arcane practice called “silver loading,” premiums became cheaper for … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Accidentally Gave Obamacare More Money. Now He Wants to Take It Away.
President Donald Trump, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax cuts while flanked by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Republican candidate for Nevada governor, at the South Point in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoPresident Donald Trump, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax cuts while flanked by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Republican candidate for Nevada governor, at the South Point in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoPresident Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax cuts at the South Point in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoPresident Donald Trump acknowledges supporters after giving the keynote address at the Nevada Republican Party State Convention at the Suncoast in Las Vegas on … [Read more...] about In Las Vegas, Donald Trump urges GOP support
U.S. U.S. Politics Donald Trump Meghan McCain said President Donald Trump’s apparent reference to her father being responsible for the collapse of the Affordable Care Act repeal is “gross.” Trump addressed a rally In Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday where he seemed to blame Arizona Senator John McCain for the collapse of a Republican effort to repeal the act, also known as Obamacare. Trump told the crowd: "We had a gentleman way into the morning hours, go thumbs-down. He went thumbs-down," CNN reported. Although he did not mention the senator by name, this was an apparent reference to John McCain using the thumbs-down gesture in casting the deciding vote that stopped the repeal. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World Meghan McCain introduces her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R), during … [Read more...] about Meghan McCain: Donald Trump Blaming My Dad For Failed Obamacare Repeal is ‘Gross’
opinion Windsor Mann Opinion contributor Published 9:03 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 People are furious over the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Even some Republicans are voicing their displeasure. “Let me be clear: I do not favor separating families,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said. Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the administration was “needlessly separating children from their parents.” “This must stop,” declared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Before we applaud these men for their courage, we should make a distinction. They are not opposing President Donald Trump. They are opposing a policy of his administration. There’s a difference: Trump cares less about his policies than he does about himself. Criticizing the former is safer than criticizing the latter. It’s also more … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s immigrant children flip-flop reveals president who puts drama over policy