Senior Nat'l Correspondent at the Huffington Post, covering health care, social welfare, and other policy issues. Writing about Washington, living in Ann Arbor.

Trump Held It Together For About 10 Minutes, And Then He Started To Unspool — One candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has experience and a firm grasp of policy. She believes in studying and thinks very carefully before she speaks. She tries not to offend people. The other candidate, Republican Donald Trump, is a political novice who doesn't know much about policy.

Trump Says He And Clinton Mostly Agree On Child Care. Not Really. — Donald Trump said on Monday night that he and Hillary Clinton basically agree about child care, with just some differences over emphasis and "amounts and numbers." Don't be fooled. The difference is way bigger than that. And it matters. Both Clinton and Trump now say they want to help working parents pay for child care.

FTC Blurs Supplement/Drug Claim Substantiation in Bayer Litigation — FTC still has not learned its lesson. Three times now, federal courts have rejected the agency's attempt to change the legal standards for dietary supplements through litigation. 1 But the agency continues to ignore federal law, choosing instead to treat dietary supplements like prescription drugs, and threatening industry with lawsuits if it does not acquiesce.

The Seven Pillars of Clinton's Progressive Agenda | RealClearPolitics

The Future of America Is Being Written In This Tiny Office — It's time to get interested in what Hillary's policy team is up to. Story by Jonathan Cohn Photographs by Andrew Hetherington Back in the comparatively innocent days of 2015, before Donald Trump completed his hostile takeover of the Republican Party, before the Bernie Sanders juggernaut really got going, Hillary Clinton's campaign thought it could get ahead through well-crafted policy proposals.

Donald Trump's Tax Cuts Would Cause Deficit To Explode, Report Says — That's the most important takeaway of a new report, one that maybe should get a little attention this campaign season. The report comes from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget , a nonpartisan think tank that, as the name suggests, focuses heavily on whether the government has enough resources to meet its financial obligations.

Health Insurers Fire Volley In New Battle Over The Public Option — When Senate Democrats announced a new push for a public option in Obamacare last week, the private insurance industry swung into action. And it did so quickly.

CNN Anchors Revolt Over Trump's Lies | RealClearPolitics

CNN Anchors Have Finally Had It With Donald Trump's Lies — Donald Trump has benefitted from plenty of free and favorable media, particularly from CNN. But he may have finally pushed his luck too far. Trump had promised that his appearance at the new Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., on Friday would include a major statement about President Barack Obama 's birth status.

This Is What Happens When Your State Government Blocks The Medicaid Expansion — The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans get health insurance. But it's helping Americans in some parts of the country more than others. Now, thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau, there's an easy way to see where. Obamacare has two big components.
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Sep 29, 2016

RT @mlcalderone: Trump shielding himself from scrutiny by turning to mostly sympathetic interviewers. 

Sep 29, 2016

RT @ryangrim: People who watched the debate thought Clinton won by a bigger margin than people who just read about it

Sep 29, 2016

RT @JamesFallows: Will say it one more time: however you assess HRC campaign skills, her ad-making team is v good at what they do

Sep 29, 2016

RT @chrislhayes: Everyone spins, and deflects and misdirects in politics.But the gaslighting, bad Jedi-mind-trick shtick of the Trump campaign is astonishing

Sep 29, 2016

RT @cristianafarias: Donald Verrilli, Obama's ex-#SCOTUS lawyer: “I hate to lose, and I particularly hated losing that immigration case.”

Sep 29, 2016

RT @igorbobic: That time Donald Trump and Howard Stern talked about how “vagina is expensive” 

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