Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with reporters on the morning after she and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump seeking a legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday morning, Sept. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott …

If Trump doesn’t deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown

Some House Democrats are raising the specter of withholding support for must-pass spending legislation later this year in response to President Trump’s hard line immigration proposals — meaning the fate of roughly 690,000 younger undocumented immigrants could become a major factor in negotiations to keep the government open after December. …

Prospect of Atmospheric Nuclear Test by North Korea Raises Specter of Danger

The United States had tested a weapon mated with a missile only once, in 1962. Credit Universal History Archive/UIG, via Getty Images. WASHINGTON — If North Korea follows through on its threat to conduct an atmospheric nuclear test, it would be a far …The Latest: Trump again lashes out at North …

Democrats excoriate Trump’s move to cancel Obamacare payments

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Top Democrats scolded President Donald Trump on Thursday night after the White House announced the president would end cost-sharing reduction payments, a crucial subsidy designed to help low-income people afford health insurance. The CSR payments were introduced …

Trump gambles with ObamaCare moves

Frustrated by Congress’s inaction on ObamaCare repeal, President Trump is taking a big political risk in using his authority to dismantle the health-care law piece by piece.Democrats say Trump now owns ObamaCare, bearing responsibility for any problems that arise in the system, including higher premiums and insurer exits. “Republicans in the …

Trump scrapped a key Obamacare payment. Here’s what comes next.

President Donald Trump signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump rocked the health-care world late Thursday by finally following through on a threat to end billions of dollars in subsidy payments that are made to insurers to …

Trump hands Republicans a new ObamaCare problem

Key Republican members of Congress want to restore the ObamaCare payments that President Trump is ending, fearing the impact his move will have on the individual insurance market and their constituents. But there are obstacles ahead. Before they make any moves to stabilize ObamaCare, Republicans want some concessions from Democrats. Chiefly, …

Trump’s Dreamers decision could roil shutdown, debt talks

Congressional Republicans are worried that a decision from President Donald Trump to rescind protections for so-called Dreamers could undercut fall negotiations with Democrats to keep the government open and avoid a federal default. The White House …GOP leaders add their voices to the chorus calling for DACA program to stay