After meeting last week with President Donald Trump, Morehouse President John Wilson Jr.  kept it 100, releasing a statement that described the two days of meetings as, well,  “troubling.”  He said he had high expectations for the outcome, hoping for increased funding for HBCUs, especially since Trump vowed to do more for the schools than previous presidents. “In general, the meetings were a troubling beginning to what must be a productive relationship,” he wrote. “Trust that the HBCU community will continue to press for the kind of funding that educational excellence and national competitiveness require!” But the big news that came out of the meeting was anRead More →

House Republicans unveiled a long-talked about plan Monday for repealing and replacing The Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, reports The Washington Post. From The Washington Post: [Republicans proposed] replacing federal insurance subsidies with a new form of individual tax credits and grants to help states shape their own policies…Under bills drafted by two House committees, the GOP would no longer penalize Americans for failing to have health insurance and would begin winding down the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid three years from now. The legislation would preserve two of the most popular features of the 2010 health-care law, letting young adults stay on their parents’ healthRead More →

So about 7:30 a.m., while you were headed to work today, President Donald Trump gave his Twitter thumbs a workout: It is so pathetic that the Dems have still not approved my full Cabinet. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017 Here’s the problem: Especially in the case of former Gov. Sonny Perdue, “Dems” aren’t the problem. A detail-challenged White House is. From the Daily Caller, a conservative and Trump-friendly outlet: Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, which must first vet the agriculture secretary, revealed [last week] why he hasn’t scheduled a hearing yet: President Donald Trump’s WhiteRead More →

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has always treaded carefully when it comes to President Donald Trump, backing him but very much keeping him at arm’s length. As chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, Isakson has been careful not to criticize the businessman’s specific plans for avoiding conflicts of interest. Isakson will often shift the focus to his own ethics choices when asked about Trump’s more contentious decisions. Isakson started doing just that when asked about whether Trump should release his tax returns at a telephone town hall last night, describing how he keeps most of his own financial assets in a blind trust. But after heRead More →

Democrat Jon Ossoff released a trio of television ads on Friday in a rush to define himself in his bid for a conservative-leaning suburban Atlanta House district before his Republican opponents can. In the first ad, former Gov. Roy Barnes calls Ossoff a “relentless warrior against corruption” and Rep. John Lewis says he can “shake things up in Congress.” It argues that his role as a national security aide in Congress will help him root out corruption. A second ad focuses on his campaign pledge to attract more high-tech jobs to the district, which stretches from east Cobb County to north DeKalb. And a thirdRead More →