24 Million With ‘Good’ Insurance Struggle With Medical Bills Each Year, Study Finds

24 Million With ‘Good’ Insurance Struggle With Medical Bills Each Year, Study Finds

One of the biggest obstacles to “Medicare for All” and other ambitious health reform proposals is that a majority of Americans already have private health insurance through employers. These job-based plans have been around a long time and they are relatively popular, judging by the polls. Anytime the national conversation turns toward regulating or eliminating…
NOAA Forecasts ‘Near-Normal’ Hurricane Season For Atlantic, ‘Above-Normal’ For Pacific

NOAA Forecasts ‘Near-Normal’ Hurricane Season For Atlantic, ‘Above-Normal’ For Pacific

Federal scientists are predicting a “near-normal” hurricane season in the Atlantic and “above-normal” cyclone activity in the central Pacific. The forecasts come on the heels of a destructive 2018 season. In September, slow-moving Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina and dumped as much as 35 inches of rain in some areas, causing devastating flooding. The following…
Nancy Pelosi Keeps Saying Trump’s Acts Are ‘Impeachable,’ But Doesn’t Want To Impeach

Nancy Pelosi Keeps Saying Trump’s Acts Are ‘Impeachable,’ But Doesn’t Want To Impeach

WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes President Donald Trump has committed crimes by obstructing justice, thinks his actions are impeachable, and is extremely hesitant to move forward. “Impeachment is a very divisive place to go in our country,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday during her weekly press conference. In perhaps Pelosi’s starkest terms yet, the…
Bank CEO Charged With Attempting To Trade Loans For Trump White House Job

Bank CEO Charged With Attempting To Trade Loans For Trump White House Job

Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a grand jury indictment on Thursday accusing former bank CEO Stephen Calk of helping Paul Manafort secure $16 million in loans in exchange for a senior position in the Trump administration. According to prosecutors, Calk’s institution, The Federal Savings Bank of Chicago, “suffered a multi-million dollar loss” when Manafort,…
‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh Released After 17 Years In Prison

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh Released After 17 Years In Prison

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison. John Walker Lindh, 38, was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons. Lindh spent more…
Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill To Protect Abortion Access Nationwide

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill To Protect Abortion Access Nationwide

A bill that would protect abortion access across the country was reintroduced to Congress on Thursday by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The Women’s Health Protection Act would bar states from imposing restrictions on abortion that are medically unnecessary and interfere with a woman’s ability to access care. The bill was first…
This Island ‘Unspoilt Paradise’ Is Littered With 400 Million Pieces Of Plastic

This Island ‘Unspoilt Paradise’ Is Littered With 400 Million Pieces Of Plastic

Australia’s Cocos Islands advertises itself as the country’s “last unspoilt paradise,” but a grim new study reveals the dirty truth about the remote archipelago ― and how the global marine plastic pollution crisis may be far worse than feared.   The study, published last week in the journal Scientific Reports, estimated 414 million pieces of plastic…
India’s Rightwing Tightens Grip As Modi And BJP Set To Sweep Elections

India’s Rightwing Tightens Grip As Modi And BJP Set To Sweep Elections

NEW DELHI— Narendra Modi, leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today won a second consecutive five-year term as prime minister of India, months after bringing India to the brink of war with Pakistan, its nuclear-armed neighbour. The BJP and its allies won a sizeable majority in India’s lower House of Parliament, proving Modi’s…
Steve Mnuchin Says Treasury Will Miss Deadline To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Steve Mnuchin Says Treasury Will Miss Deadline To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wants to pass the buck to the next administration on putting famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman on a redesigned $20 bill. Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday the Treasury Department won’t meet its own deadline for a redesigned $20 bill, originally scheduled to be unveiled in 2020 and set…
Leaked Proud Boys Chats Show Members Plotting Violence At Rallies

Leaked Proud Boys Chats Show Members Plotting Violence At Rallies

The Proud Boys want the public to believe that they’re a “drinking club” who only resort to violence to defend themselves from anti-fascist protesters during political rallies. But in private, these extremists have discussed injuring and even killing their adversaries, plotting tactics and optics for months in order to assert a claim of self-defense should…

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Netball World Cup 2019: ‘I can’t quit now, I want another gold’ – Jade Clarke

Netball World Cup 2019: ‘I can’t quit now, I want another gold’ – Jade...

Jade Clarke playing for England in the January Quad Series, against her Wasps team-mate Bongi Msomi of South Africa 2019 Netball World Cup Dates: 12-21 July Venue: M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool Coverage: Every match from 15 July onwards will be broadcast by the BBC Commonwealth champion Jade Clarke says she always planned to quit if…
Lawmaker Urges Ben Carson To Resign After Disastrous House Testimony

Lawmaker Urges Ben Carson To Resign After Disastrous House Testimony

A Democratic lawmaker is urging Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to resign after he stumbled with basic housing questions before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, leading to questions about his suitability for the role. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) issued her declaration on Thursday while accusing the nation’s highest-ranking housing official of not only…
Trump’s ‘most transparent president’ claim looks cloudy

Trump’s ‘most transparent president’ claim looks cloudy

President Donald Trump declared himself “the most transparent president” during an impromptu Rose Garden appearance. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images white house A personally accessible president has approved several precedent-breaking retreats from public disclosure. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 05/23/2019 06:45 PM EDT President Donald Trump won’t release White House visitor logs, he refuses to hand over his…