Trump claims ‘All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions’ in blatant lie

President Donald Trump, whose administration asked a court to end Obamacare’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions just last month, claimed “All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions” in a tweet on Thursday.

All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in total support. Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it ...

McConnell warns Republicans will try to repeal Obamacare again if midterms go well for GOP

With midterm elections fast approaching, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has let it be known that Republicans aren’t done trying to repeal Obamacare.

Calling the GOP’s previous attempt to end the Affordable Care Act “the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view,” McConnell told Reuters on Wednesday that his party could make another run at President Barack Obama’s signature health care law if Republicans expand th...

Lawmakers’ scores plummet on LGBTQ congressional scorecard

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released its Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress — and it’s revealed some shocking drop-offs.

With Republicans in control of both Congress and the White House, lawmakers showed far less concern for the LGBTQ community, voting against their interests and ignoring legislation that would protect them.

Unlike in previous sessions, lawmakers over the past two years didn’t vote on a single bill that would have directl...

Beto O’Rourke asserts ‘man-made climate change is a fact’ in heated Texas Senate debate

Texans finally got a taste of where the state’s Senate hopefuls stand on climate issues on Tuesday night, as Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz presented their wildly different green views during their second-ever debate.

Sparring in San Antonio, the event marked a shift from the pair’s first debate in Dallas last month. With only three weeks left to go before Texans head to the polls, O’Rourke has sharpened his talking points against Cruz as poll...

McConnell says the debt is ‘very disturbing.’ Here’s what that means for the social safety net.

The same lawmakers who exploded the federal deficit by gifting millionaires and billionaires a favorable corporate tax bill are now telling the public that the way to fix the deficit is to shred the social safety net.

On Tuesday, after the Treasury Department released figures showing the federal deficit for Fiscal Year 2018 rose 17 percent to reach $779 billion, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was interviewed by Bloomberg. He was asked about the growing debt and deficit....

Trump’s new pick to lead Medicaid ran Maine’s public health department into the ground

The Trump administration is putting the health insurance of millions of Americans in the hands of a former Maine official best known for undermining the public health infrastructure in her state to put low-income families at risk.

Mary Mayhew, Maine’s former health commissioner, was tapped on Monday to run the national Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs. Mayhew will now control the $350 billion budget of the two health insurance programs ser...

Here’s a list of every vulnerable House Republican who voted to gut pre-existing conditions coverage

Ahead of the midterm elections, Republicans are positioning themselves as members of the party that will protect people with pre-existing conditions. But this campaign strategy simply doesn’t match up with their voting record on health care.

“Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions,” said President Donald Trump during a campaign rally for Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the truth is Barr voted to weaken p...

As Republicans campaign against immigration, Democrats look the other way

With the midterms just three weeks away, Democrats campaigning in red states have been advised to spend “as little time as possible” talking about immigration, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times from centrist think tank Third Way and the more liberal Center For American Progress.

ThinkProgress is an editorially independent newsroom housed at the Center for American Progress.

The memo, which has been shared at a number of briefings for Democrats, says candidate...

The ‘blue wave’ may be real, but it’s unlikely to affect the Senate

It’s looking increasingly likely that the House may be hit by a “blue wave” this November, but new analyses have noted Senate Democrats are unlikely to experience the same kind of good fortune.

Right now, FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a four in five chance of taking back the House. Democrats also have an advantage in generic ballot polling, leading the GOP 50.3 percent to 41.6 percent with less than a month to go before the midterm election, and rating reports li...