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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) gestures during a news conference held by House Democrats condemning the Trump Administration's targeting of the Affordable Care Act's pre-existing condition, in the US Capitol on June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images)

Following the thread of their success in the mid-term elections, Democrats have decided to introduce a bill to save Obamacare, while the government tempts its fate after the end of the Mueller Report and an advantageous decision from the Department of Justice.

Senado tumba última vía de Trump contra Obamacare con voto crucial de McCain

 07/28/2017 - 05:39
El senador republicano por Arizona John McCain abandona el senado mientras los esfuerzos para revocar y reemplazar Obamacare continúan en el Capitolio, en Washington DC (Estados Unidos) hoy, jueves 27 de julio de 2017. La cámara trabaja en la llamada 'ley flaca' de derogación para revocar la ley de salud impulsada por el expresidente Barack Obama. EFE/SHAWN THEW

El senador por Arizona y excandidato a la Presidencia regresó a Washington el pasado martes tras una operación y el diagnóstico de cáncer, para votar a favor de abrir en el Senado el debate sobre Obamacare y urgió a recuperar el espíritu bipartidista en temas de interés nacional.

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[OP-ED]: Donald Trump’s lost opportunity

 07/26/2017 - 09:12
Donald Trump could have quickly begun reshaping American politics. He heard voices that others didn’t, understood what those people wanted to hear and articulated much of it. But when it came time to deliver, it turned out that he had no serious ideas, policies, nor even the desire to search for them. EFE

There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?

[OP-ED]: La oportunidad perdida de Donald Trump

 07/26/2017 - 09:08
Donald Trump podría haber rápidamente comenzado a reformar la política estadounidense. Escuchó voces que otros no escucharon, entendió lo que esas personas querían escuchar y articuló la mayor parte. No obstante, cuando llegó el tiempo de dar, sucedió que no tenía ideas ni políticas serias, ni siquiera el deseo de buscarlas. EFE

Hay varias maneras de evaluar la presidencia de Trump luego de seis meses. Lo que más me asombra es el camino no tomado, la oportunidad perdida. Donald Trump tuvo muchos defectos pero durante la campaña sacó provecho de una serie de problemas reales enfrentando a Estados Unidos y a una profunda frustración con el sistema político existente. Adicionalmente, aceptó y expresó, un poco inconstantemente, un populismo que fue más allá de la división tradicional izquierda-derecha. ¿Cómo se verían las cosas ahora si el presidente Trump hubiese gobernado como un reformador pragmático orientado al trabajo que se enfocase sin descanso en los estadounidenses “olvidados” de los cuales usualmente habla?

[OP-ED]: Mad at everyone

 07/03/2017 - 17:41
Not surprisingly, the system has become self-perpetuating. It feeds on mutual recriminations. On this July 4, the Founders -- who had deep disagreements, but compromised -- would doubtlessly disapprove.

This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.

[OP-ED]: Enojados con todos

 07/03/2017 - 17:38
No es de sorprender que el sistema se perpetúe a sí mismo. Se alimenta de recriminaciones mutuas. Este 4 de julio, los Creadores de la Constitución—que tuvieron profundos desacuerdos, pero negociaron—sin duda alguna, no aprobarían la situación

Es el verano de nuestro descontento. Mientras los norteamericanos celebran el 4 de julio, están enojados con sus dirigentes, enojados con su gobierno y enojados los unos con los otros. Una reciente encuesta de Pew halla que “la confianza de la población en el gobierno sigue en un punto bajo casi histórico.” Sólo un 20 por ciento confía que el gobierno “haga lo correcto casi siempre o la mayor parte del tiempo.” En 2000 esas cifras eran de un 40 por ciento y a comienzos de la década de 1960 de casi un 80 por ciento. Se ha producido una pérdida a largo plazo.

Republican health plan is a death sentence for US Latinos, Democrats say.

 06/29/2017 - 03:51
Spectators listen as US Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez delivers remarks at a press conference in opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill on the US Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.  That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.

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Republican divisions force postponement of healthcare bill vote

 06/28/2017 - 05:27
Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (R) turns away from the microphones beside Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn (L) after speaking to members of the news media outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting to discuss healthcare legislation with Senate Republicans and US President Donald J. Trump, in Washington, DC, USA, 27 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

 US Senate Republicans on Tuesday found themselves forced - due to internal divisions - to postpone a vote on the controversial bill designed to replace former President Barack Obama"s healthcare reform, a bill that could leave more than 20 million Americans without medical coverage.

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