Category: Political News

The Science of Political Belief: Why We Get Passionate About Politics

A new study holds fascinating clues as to why people get so worked up about politics.

/ January 5, 2017

GOP to Begin Repealing Obamacare This Week

Lawmakers returned to Washington this week and wasted no time on their “Day One” promise to work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

/ January 4, 2017
Trump Picks Anti-EPA Advocate to Run EPA

Trump Picks Anti-EPA Advocate to Run EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a stalwart of the fossil fuel industry who built his career as one of the EPA's most active opponents.

/ December 7, 2016

21st Century Cures Act Fails to Address Off-Label Marketing

The House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sending it to the Senate. Lawmakers eliminated a provision addressing the "off-label" marketing debate raging between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.

/ November 30, 2016

Trump Taps Obamacare Critic as Health Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Price, a healthcare expert and fierce critic of Obamacare, as his Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary.

/ November 30, 2016

Saudi Arabia Warns Trump Not to Block Oil Imports

Saudi Arabia is cautioning President-elect Donald Trump against carrying out a threat to cut off all U.S. purchases of the kingdom's oil reserves.

/ November 18, 2016

China to Block iPhone Sales if Trump Declares Trade War

China has threatened to stop buying American goods, including automobiles and the popular Apple iPhone, if president-elect Donald Trump delivers on a campaign promise to impose massive tariffs on the country's imports.

/ November 15, 2016

For Better or Worse: How a Trump Presidency Will Change the World

The stunning victory of Donald Trump as president and a Republican-controlled Congress will usher in sweeping changes to national policy and transform America’s position on the global stage. Here are five things the president-elect hopes to accomplish during his first...

/ November 10, 2016

Does Trump Victory Mean the End of Obamacare?

Donald Trump has vowed for months to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, if elected. Now that he has secured the nomination, the question is whether he’ll be able to completely repeal the law in the event...

/ November 9, 2016

Clinton Outpaces Rivals in Big Pharma Donations

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has received more campaign contributions from drug companies than every other candidate in the 2016 field combined, even as she declares herself one of the industry’s toughest critics.

/ October 19, 2016