Politics & Government

Politics & Government

States – like Congress – are divided on replacing Obamacare

Senate Republicans say they’ll insure more Americans than President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act. But states seem likely to look at the latest health care proposal with a partisan eye. In Republican-led Kansas, one lawmaker was quick to embrace the idea. But in blue-state California there was caution over the Patient Freedom Act proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine.

Politics & Government

Pompeo CIA confirmation vote: A preview of the 2020 presidential debate?

Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo secured 66 votes late Monday, enough to be confirmed as CIA director. But the real drama involved Democrats — and one Republican — who voted no on Pompeo and are likely to remind voters of the stand they took in the next presidential election. The dissenters have been building this case almost since the day President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo in November.

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Anatomy of a presidential concession speech

As we inch closer to election day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are starting to consider their election night speeches. While Donald Trump is leaving America in "suspense" as to whether he'll accept the results, in the American tradition, one candidate will likely give a concession speech. Whoever it is, here a few pointers on how to accept defeat with grace. Credit: Meta Viers & Vera Bergengruen/McClatchy
Anatomy of a presidential concession speech 1:54

Anatomy of a presidential concession speech

Highlights from the final Trump-Clinton debate 3:54

Highlights from the final Trump-Clinton debate

Discussing the pros of Measure L 2:18

Discussing the pros of Measure L

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board 2:01

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board