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Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:00:25 -0400

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Degrees of Maybe: How We Can All Make Better Predictions

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:00:25 -0400

Pundits and prognosticators make predictions all the time: about everything from elections, to sports, to global affairs. This week, we explore why they're often wrong, and how we can all do better.

Majority Of Global Poll Respondents Find Trump Arrogant, Dangerous

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:07:00 -0400

At the end of Obama's term, 64 percent of respondents said they were confident in the U.S. president, compared to 22 percent now. Now only two countries' respondents prefer Trump over Obama.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins Plans To Oppose Senate Health Bill After CBO Report

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:47:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office said Monday 22 million more people would be uninsured over the next decade under the Senate health care bill. Maine Sen. Collins later said she would oppose the bill.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:16:00 -0400

Sen. Collins says she wants to reform flaws in the Affordable Care Act. This comes after the Congressional Budget Office said the Senate bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026.

GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Congressional forecasters say a Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured in the next decade.

In Texas, Opponents Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:24 -0400

Despite its politicians' positions, many people who live in Texas' rural hill country came out this weekend in support of the existing health care law. But some near the gathering support Obamacare repeal.

Supreme Court Reinstates Part Of Trump's Travel Ban, Agrees To Hear Case

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The Supreme Court on Monday let a portion of President Trump's travel ban take effect and agreed to hear arguments about all the elements of the ban when the court reconvenes in October.

Trump Faces High Stakes Over Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

It's a high stakes week for President Trump, with the fate of a Republican repeal and replacement for Obamacare on the line in the Senate. Plus, the Supreme Court weighed in on the travel ban.

Congressional Budget Office To Announce Score Of GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office plans to announce its score of the Senate Republican health care bill.

Same-Sex Marriage Support At All-Time High, Even Among Groups That Opposed It

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:07:00 -0400

Nearly half of Republicans and more than half of African-Americans now express support for same-sex marriage, according to a new report from Pew. Here are six takeaways from the report.

Trump And India's Modi Share Similarities, But A Host Of Issues Divides Them

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:25:00 -0400

Both leaders are pragmatic deal-makers who rose to high office by appealing to majorities who felt overlooked. But as Trump and Modi meet Monday, their competing visions may be a significant hurdle.

Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:58:00 -0400

Senate Republicans have tweaked their bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market. Customers who fail to maintain coverage could be temporarily locked out.

Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:20:00 -0400

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

ACLU Immigration Director Says Ultimately Travel Ban Will Be Struck Down

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:09:00 -0400

The Supreme Court decided to allow parts of President Trump's travel ban, a temporary decision until it hears the case this fall. Omar Jadwat of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project weighs in.

Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban Cases In October

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:08:00 -0400

In an unusual move, the Supreme Court announced its decision to hear the Trump administration's travel ban cases from the bench. It merged the two cases and granted the stay applications in part.