The rule was due to take effect Aug. 26 — by coincidence, the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. It would require insurers providing coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which covers 1.4 million Californians, to send bills showing coverage for the small amount of the premium that pays for abortion care and the amount that covers non-abortion care. The bills could be sent in separate envelopes or in a single form. … [Read more...] about Trump administration barred from requiring separate bill for abortion insurance services
The statements, mostly during the 2016 campaign, were “remote in time and made in unrelated contexts,” Roberts said, and were not uttered by the administration officials who actually ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2017. Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed, saying the insults showed an immigration viewpoint that was a “keystone of President Trump’s campaign and a policy priority of his administration” and should be considered by courts reviewing any renewed attempt to repeal DACA. … [Read more...] about As racial issues move to forefront, Supreme Court shuttles them to back burner
But the president argued that conflict across the Middle East showed it was not just Palestinian grievances fuelling radicalisation, and said it was “time to acknowledge the destruction wrought by proxy wars and terror campaigns between Sunni and Shia across the Middle East”. … [Read more...] about Obama calls for new regional talks to try to bring peace to the Middle East
While there has been bipartisan support in recent years for removing Confederate imagery from government buildings, there is a growing sentiment that monuments dedicated to U.S. founding fathers who owned slaves are also tainted. Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a reported candidate for vice president, said Sunday that it was time to have a national conversation on possibly taking down statues of the nation’s first president George Washington. Duckworth also accused President Donald Trump of glorifying “dead traitors” during a recent speech at Mount Rushmore. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Says Tammy Duckworth Is ‘A Fraud’) … [Read more...] about These Politicians Used To Be Proud Of America. What Changed?
“To lose somebody of that seniority to the district is a blow that can’t be overcome by any junior candidate, no matter how talented,” said professor David Birdsell, dean of the Baruch College Marxe School of Public Affairs. … [Read more...] about Many Challengers Vie To Replace Retiring Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey