The Washington Post
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Thursday night that it will not defend the Affordable Care Act against the latest legal challenge to its constitutionality—a dramatic break from the executive branch's tradition of arguing to uphold existing statutes and a land mine for health insurance changes the ACA brought about.
As it becomes increasingly apparent that President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on metal products from the United States' close allies is a strategic policy shift and not a mere negotiating tactic, the question naturally arises: What, if anything, can be done to prevent it? The allies themselves are planning to push back, both by imposing countervailing tariffs and by presenting a united front against the president's policies at the Group of 7 summit beginning Friday in Canada.
If you are looking for a good excuse to eat a pile of chips, store shelves are brimming with them. It seems nearly everything in the produce aisle — whether it's kale, snap peas, apples or bananas — now comes crisped, seasoned and packaged. Manufacturers seem to be hoping that Americans — approximately 90 percent of whom don't get the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables (not including fried potatoes) — will turn to crunchy snack items to help fill the nutrient gap.
It is unclear who leaked a list of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump. One possibility is that someone is seeking to ensure that, whatever happens to Mueller's investigation, the president is forced to confront them.
"Democrats are obstructing good (hopefully great) people wanting to give up a big portion of their life to work for our Government," President Donald Trump tweeted last week. "They are 'slow walking' all of my nominations - hundreds of people. At this rate it would take 9 years for all approvals!"