NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system.

The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row.

Passage of the legislation is largely symbolic, however. The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up ...

Harvard Kids Get Lesson of Their Life in the Heartland

Salena Zito, New York Post
On a blustery afternoon in April, I filed into a van along with 10 students from Harvard. We had just spent the last two days in Chicopee, Mass., where we had chatted with the police chief and his force, the mayor and his staff, small-business owners, waitresses and firemen about their struggles living in small-town America.

Why Aren’t More Men Working?

Gregory Mankiw, New York Times
With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are neither working nor looking for work has risen substantially over the past several decades.

Trump’s Lawyers Prepare for War

Carol Leonnig & Robert Costa, Washington Post
President Trump’s lawyers and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are hurtling toward a showdown over a year-long investigation into the president’s conduct, with Mueller pushing to write up his findings by summer’s end and Trump’s lawyers strategizing how to rebut a report that could spur impeachment hearings.

Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump Nobel Peace Prize talk ‘premature’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Senate's top leader says it's "premature" to tout President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in pursuing a peace deal with North Korea.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chuckled as he mentioned the "chagrin" it would cause the Nobel committee to award Trump the ...

Teen who fled Syria helps immigrants adjust to Michigan life

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Four middle school students sat around a table in a classroom one warm afternoon in May, making their way through a reading worksheet.

High school senior Lanah Almatroud helped the younger students who were dressed in khakis and navy polo shirts at Multicultural Academy haltingly ...

There’s Something Fatally Wrong in the IG Report

Josh Marshall, TalkingPointsMemo
A few weeks ago I explained in a post that the reason the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was so freely publicized in 2016 while the Russia probe remained firmly under wraps was, paradoxically, precisely because it was an essential political and procedural probe.

Obama Was the Reason Clinton Wasn’t Charged

Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh Show
I am gonna pat myself on the back for this, because it has been for years that it has been my opinion — and I’ve shared it with you — that the real reason Hillary Clinton wasn’t prosecuted — and, of course, there are many — one, they didn’t want to harm her; two, they wanted to help her. All that’s true.