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The more a poll mentions Republicans, the less popular the party’s health-care bill

It’s clear enough that the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill that would overhaul Obamacare that passed the House earlier this month, isn’t very popular. It’s unpopular enough, for example, that a candidate for the House in Montana would rather face criminal charges than answer a qu
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Republican congressman wants to subpoena former federal student aid chief

A Republican congressman on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants to subpoena the Education Department’s former top financial aid officer, days after he refused to testify before the body and resigned.At an Oversight hearing Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said the investig
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Trump takes a moment to brag that less than half the country thinks he’s doing a good job

This is a very weird tweet.Thank you for your support. Together, we will MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN!#POTUSAbroad #USA pic.twitter.com/42vCwr5GkA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2017By itself, it’s weird. The president is thanking America for its support … while pointing out
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The non-policy reasons Trump alarms many educators

Many educators have expressed deep concern about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire who was chosen despite having no experience in the world of education other than being an advocate for school choice. But educators are also alarmed with President Trump for reasons other than po
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Pentagon confirms airstrike killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, blames ISIS explosives

IRBIL, Iraq — A U.S.-led airstrike carried out on a building in Mosul in March detonated a cache of Islamic State explosives, killing more than 100 Iraqi civilians, the Pentagon said Thursday.An unclassified summary of the U.S. military investigation into the March 17 incident determined that the
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Mark Zuckerberg shares the prayer he says to his daughter every night

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave the commencement address at Harvard University on Thursday, closing his speech by sharing a Jewish prayer called the “Mi Shebeirach,” which he said he recites whenever he faces a big challenge and which he sings to his daughter, thinking of her future, when
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Leading from the side: At NATO event, Trump waffles again on U.S. commitments

At a NATO ceremony in Brussels on Thursday, President Trump appeared, in a moment captured on video, to push aside another world leader to get a spot at the front. That prompted pundits to joke that after eight years of Barack Obama’s cautious foreign policy, the United States was no longer “lea
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Republicans rebuke but stand by Montana GOP candidate charged with assault

MISSOULA, Mont. — As Montanans headed to the polls to elect their lone U.S. House member, Republican leaders said that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte’s behavior toward a reporter on Wednesday night was unacceptable but should not disqualify him for office. In-person voting began across the state
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Well, that was silly. Before Mark Zuckerberg spoke at Harvard’s graduation, the student paper got hacked.

Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard Thursday to give the commencement address at the school where he created the idea for Facebook, telling graduates to build communities and help everyone live a life with purpose.Probably some people heard him.But many people were completely distracted by the Harva
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Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations

BRUSSELS — President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers.Speaking in front of a twis
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