Coming up this week in politics: Kavanaugh’s hearing begins and Mueller investigation faces deadline

This week will include Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing, primary elections — and potentially some bombshells in the Russia investigation.

2018 Winter Olympics: Swimmer Dara Torres on adjusting to life after Olympic fame

The 50-year-old has some advice for the current crop of Olympic athletes.

Las Vegas one month later: Whatever happened to bipartisan efforts to regulate bump stocks?

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, a ban on bump stocks was something on which both Republicans and Democrats could agree. But a month later, it doesn't look like such an easy fix.

Equifax credit freeze: Why to do this after the data breach — and how much it costs in each US state

Equifax data breach got you down? Here's how to freeze your credit and keep scammers from destroying your finances.

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

Whoever said, "Nothing in life is free" hasn't checked out our list of free things to do in the United States.

GOP congressman blames “some female senators” for tanking the health care bill

Rep. Blake Farenthold says if the senators were men he would challenge them to a duel.


Poll: Republican voters say repealing Obamacare shouldn’t be GOP’s first priority

"Other issues" could decide midterm elections, researcher says.

If Republicans succeed in “defunding” Planned Parenthood, where will transgender patients go?

Planned Parenthood offers judgment-free, transition-specific care in areas where transgender people have limited medical options.

Republicans may vote on their health care bill without a full CBO score

This could change the precedent for how the effects of legislation are considered before they're voted on.

Senate Republicans exempt themselves from one of the most limiting parts of new health care bill

Republican's don't want to subject themselves to the bill they want to force on the rest of the country.


An Iranian cancer researcher headed to the US to work at a hospital was detained at Logan Airport

Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi, a cancer researcher, was supposed to begin work as a visiting scholar at Boston Children's Hospital.

Paul Ryan won’t hold public town halls because he doesn’t want to face protests

Ryan says he's trying to avoid a "screaming fest."

Maine Gov. Paul LePage claims to feed fake stories to the media

LePage was upset over news reports he planned to vacation while Maine's state government is shut down.

New CBO report says Senate health care bill would cut Medicaid by more than a third by 2036

It was bad before — it just got worse.

Senate Republicans are coming closer to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with… Obamacare?

Senate Republicans mull over changes to their health care bill that make it look more and more like Obamacare.

Behind the scenes, Senate Republicans are bickering over their embattled health care bill

Republicans look farther away from crafting a passable health care bill than initially thought.

'Hot Mic' podcast: Sterling family lawsuit, Low approval for GOP health care, Trump hotel sued

The important stories to get you caught up for Thursday.

'Hot Mic' podcast: Health care vote, Charges in Laquan McDonald shooting, U.S. image

The important stories to get you caught up for Wednesday.

The GOP health care bill's one-year ban on Planned Parenthood is a bigger problem than you think

Compared to the millions who will lose coverage, restricting federal funds for just 365 days doesn't seem that bad. But it is.


Democrats, the American Medical Association and US bishops blast the Senate health care bill

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 15 million more Americans will be without health insurance next year if the bill passes.

American Medical Association says Senate health care bill violates pledge to "do no harm"

The group says the Senate GOP's health care plan violates doctors' pledge to "first do no harm."

Groups spending millions to defeat Senate health care bill: "We win or lose over the next week"

"We've been hearing Republicans talk about repeal for seven years. It comes down to these next seven days."

People with disabilities and their allies storm Sen. Mitch McConnell's office to rebuke ACA repeal

ADAPT, a grassroots activist organization, stormed Sen. Mitch McConnell's office Thursday to fight for the rights of people with disabilities.

How to get free or low-cost health care, regardless of your insurance coverage

You don't have to go broke because you need medicine or to go to the doctor for medical care.

GOP health care plan would cause 23 million people to lose insurance, CBO says

Trumpcare would disproportionally impact older and poorer Americans, the CBO says.

New York State Assembly expected to pass bill to bring single payer health care to Empire State

New York State is closer than it's ever been to passing single-payer health care — but it still faces a difficult road ahead.

The new Miss USA said affordable health care in America is a "privilege," not a right

Miss USA hasn't even had her crown for 24 hours, but she's already in hot water.

Woman reportedly tries to run GOP congressman who voted to repeal Obamacare off the road

Road rage has gotten political in Tennessee.