Top Social Trends In Politics Yesterday

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CNN Politics 3 days

McConnell repeal plan already taking fire

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to continue his party's efforts to pass health care legislation, this time with a plan to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later, but fellow Republicans are already balking at his proposal.
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‘Plan C’ on Obamacare, Repeal Now, Replace Later, Has Collapsed - The New York Times

With their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act shattered, Republican leaders pressed a new plan — repeal now, replace later. But that too lacked support.
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Vox 3 days

3 GOP women were left out of the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort. They just tanked it.

"Revenge of the GOP women," one reporter pointed out.
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CNN Politics 3 days

An SNL writer is replying to Trump's tweets like they're texts

SNL writer Josh Patten started replying to President Donald Trump's tweets like they are texts.
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CNN Politics 3 days

Health care failure is another blow to Trump's stunted agenda

The collapse of the Republican bid to repeal and replace Obamacare Monday, alongside chaos brewed by the Russia scandal, has revealed a stunted presidency and a White House struggling to master the levers of power.
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CNN Politics 3 days

Someone should remind Trump the president shouldn't let the health system fail

Donald Trump, aka the President of the United States, was asked today about next steps for the health care system now that the Republican attempts to repeal and replace or repeal then replace the Affordable Care Act have officially failed.
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Charlie Daniels Offers Solution to Congressional Dysfunction: 'Replace Them All'

The "Devil Went Down to Georgia" musician blasted Congress and specifically the Senate, which he called a "kindergarten class."
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The 3 Republican Women Who Doomed a Senate Repeal of the Health Law - The New York Times

Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins shared objections to Medicaid cuts, but also had concerns specific to their states.
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Trump's Plan To 'Let Obamacare Fail' Is Morally Appalling | HuffPost

Donald Trump is president now and it’s his job to run this government, whether he likes it or not.
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Hillary Clinton sided with Russia on sanctions as Bill made $500G on Moscow speech

The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during last year’s campaign supposedly under the guise of discussing dirt on Hillary Clinton had one big thing in common with the Democratic candidate, it turns out – both had opposed Russia sanctions targeting human-rights abusers.
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The Trumps and the Truth

The best defense against future revelations is radical transparency.
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Vox 3 days

"I did not come to Washington to hurt people": GOP senator unloads on Obamacare repeal plans

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) condemned Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans in extraordinary terms.
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NPR Politics 3 days

As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back : NPR

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.
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Vox 3 days

Obamacare repeal is flailing because Obamacare is working

The Affordable Care Act’s successes are bedeviling Republican efforts to replace it.
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Delingpole: Not Enough 'Women', 'People of Color' in Dunkirk, USA Today Complains

Dunkirk is a great movie but there aren't enough 'women' or 'people of color' in it, according to a review in USA Today.
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Paul Ryan’s Approval Rating Plummets as Speaker Fails to Deliver for President Trump

Paul Ryan’s failure to deliver on President Trump’s agenda has sent his approval rating into a tailspin, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.
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Trump Finds That Demolishing Obama’s Legacy Is Not So Simple - The New York Times

Few if any presidents have spent as much time as President Trump has on trying to undo their predecessor’s work rather than promoting their own ideas.
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Al Gore Slams Trump, Climate Crisis ‘By Far the Most Serious Challenge We Face’

Former VP Al Gore attacked President Trump, accusing him of “tearing down America’s standing” by withdrawing from the Paris climate accord.
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Dogwalker Hospitalised After Attack By Somalian Migrant Who Said 'Dogs are Unclean'

A middle aged woman was hospitalised in Vienna after a brutal beating in broad daylight by a veiled Somali migrant offended by her pet dogs.
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Senator Joins Ethics Probe That Could Get EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Disbarred | HuffPost

The former Oklahoma attorney general is under investigation for misleading Congress about his emails.
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NPR Politics 3 days

White House: Trump, Putin Held Second 'Brief Conversation' At G-20 : NPR

The meeting, which was previously undisclosed, occurred during the Group of 20 summit in Germany earlier this month.
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Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect - The New York Times

With announced opposition from Senators Moran and Lee, the Republican push to rewrite President Obama’s signature domestic legacy issue falls short.
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Lawmaker Who Assaulted Reporter Fights Court-Ordered Fingerprints, Photos | HuffPost

Rep. Greg Gianforte would not say Tuesday whether other Montanans should do the same.
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CNN Politics 3 days

6 months in, Trump's presidency is teetering on the brink of disaster

The collapse of health care reform in the Senate on Monday night is a fitting coda to President Trump's first six months in office, Cillizza writes.
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NBC Politics 3 days

Trump, Putin had second, previously undisclosed meeting at G-20 summit

President Trump met for a second time with Russian President Putin while in Hamburg earlier this month, a White House official confirmed to NBC News Tuesday.
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FS1's Sharpe: Vulgarity Coming From Mayweather, McGregor Is the 'President Trump Effect' - Breitbart

FS1's Sharpe: Vulgarity Coming From Mayweather, McGregor Is the 'President Trump Effect'
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CNN Politics 2 days

Trump, Putin met for nearly an hour in second G20 meeting

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke for a second time on July 7 in a previously undisclosed discussion, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.
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Why Hillary Clinton Is Really Unpopular – Again | HuffPost

She's the first losing presidential candidate in 25 years with falling favorability ratings.
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Vox 3 days

"Set aside Putin and follow the money": a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics.
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Vox 3 days

Jeff Sessions wants to let police take more people’s stuff even if they aren’t convicted of a crime

Trump’s attorney general is pushing civil asset forfeiture to a new level.
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Vox 3 days

There is more evidence Russia interfered in the election. Fewer Trump supporters believe it.

Trump supporters won’t believe what the Trumps already admitted.
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Trump and Putin met for a second, undisclosed time during G-20 summit, reports say

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a second undisclosed time during the G-20 summit this month in Germany, according to the Associated Press.
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Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn’t. - The New York Times

The president's legislative record for his first six months in office is about average among recent presidents. But he has time to compile major achievements.
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Vox 3 days

Trump: "Let Obamacare fail ... I’m not going to own it"

The politics of casual disregard for the people’s welfare brought to a new level.
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Kamala Harris 'Absolutely' Running for President in 2020 - Fundraiser - Breitbart

Kamala Harris is "absolutely" running for president, according to one fundraiser, after Harris raised money among Hillary Clinton donors.
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CNN Politics 2 days

Sneak peek at US Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier

Perched 50 feet above the USS Gerald Ford's massive flight deck, Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Triana has a clear view of the horizon from his padded captain's chair in the pilot house of the world's most advanced aircraft carrier.
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NPR Politics 3 days

The Loyal Republican Senator From Kansas Who Helped Kill The Health Care Bill : NPR

"I am a product of rural Kansas," Sen. Jerry Moran said earlier this month. "I understand the value of a hospital in your community, of a physician in your town, of a pharmacy on Main Street."
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State GOP urges 'civil disobedience' over new Seattle tax, says residents should not pay

Republicans in Washington state are calling for “civil disobedience” in Washington state as they openly encourage Seattle residents to refuse paying a newly passed income tax that critics say is illegal.
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CNN Politics 4 days

Exclusive: CNN witnesses US Navy's drone killing laser

In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon.
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Roger Waters Compares 'Worst Regime In World' Israel to Nazi Germany

Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany, saying Israel was "the worst regime in the world."
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Vox 4 days

If John McCain were uninsured, his surgery could have cost $76,000

That’s more than the average annual American household income.
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Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Won Visas. Now for the Real Contest. - The New York Times

Six girls from Herat, initially denied entry to the U.S. for the First Global robotics competition in Washington, are now the stars of the show.
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Donald Trump Had A Second Meeting With Vladimir Putin At G-20 Summit | HuffPost

The meeting was previously undisclosed.
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EXCLUSIVE – MILO: NPR Killed Book Interview 'Because I Sounded Too Reasonable' - Breitbart

NPR reportedly refused to air a radio interview with former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO because he "sounded too reasonable."
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'Shocking' Violence Against Police as Riots, 'Migration Background' Sexual Assaults Grip German Summer Festival

A German folk festival in Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg was rocked this weekend by riots and a number of sexual assaults by men police describe as coming from migration backgrounds.
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NPR Politics 3 days

Vote On Obamacare Repeal Planned By McConnell Lacks Support To Pass : NPR

Three GOP senators, Lisa Murkowski, Shelley Moore Capito and Susan Collins, say they will oppose any measure to kill the Affordable Care Act without a suitable replacement.
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Vox 3 days

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US restoring asset seizures -- with safeguards

The Trump administration will soon restore the ability of police to seize suspects' money and property with federal help, but The Associated Press has learned the policy will come with a series of new provisions aimed at preventing the types of abuse that led the Obama Justice Department to severely curtail the practice.
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