Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 17.
- Six Months In, Trump Is Historically Unpopular (“Trump is the most unpopular president at the 6-month mark”)
- Susan Collins: Pence is wrong about Trumpcare’s Medicaid cuts (“The Maine senator is one of two Republicans already opposing the Senate’s latest Affordable Care Act repeal bill.”)
- Tom Price admits that the new Trumpcare is only repeal, no replace (“Trump’s secretary of health and human services says all insurers have to do ‘is dust off how they did business before Obamacare.'”)
- Did Donald Trump’s lawyer accidentally make a huge confession about the meeting with the Russian lawyer? (“Jay Sekulow suggested the Secret Service vetted the meeting, but Donald Trump Jr. was not being protected at that time.”)
- How Has Supporting Trump Worked Out for Russia?
- The CBO finds Mr. Trump’s budget lacking (“Despite its critics, the Congressional Budget Office can be trusted to provide rigorous, nonpartisan analysis.”)
- It’s now clear: The most dangerous threats to the West are not external
- On health care, history is watching. And it’s watching four senators in particular.
- How Trump Is Transforming Rural America (“In Colorado, the President’s tone has started rubbing off on residents.”)
- Krugman: Republicans Leap Into the Awful Known (“Will this vileness prevail? Your guess is as good as mine about whether Mitch McConnell will hold on to the 50 senators he needs. But the mere possibility that this much cruelty, wrapped in this much fraudulence, might pass is a horrifying indictment of his party.”)
- Blow: Trump Savagely Mauls the Language (“Listening to Trump speak is a dizzying experience for anyone interested in candor, clarity or concision. It’s as if he puts language through a meat grinder and what emerges is nearly unrecognizable, in either comprehension or certitude.”)
- Fate of Health Bill Uncertain, a G.O.P. Leader Promises a Vote
- Governors Give Chilly Reception to Health Bill Push
- McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say
- U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son’s meeting
- How the White House and Republicans underestimated Obamacare repeal (“The Trump team thought Congress would scrap the health law by late February. Nobody expected the effort to drag into the summer months.”)
- Trump Rips Clinton, Media as He Defends Son in Another Angry Sunday Tweetstorm (What a nut.)
- How can Mike Pence get away with outrageous lies about the health care bill? (“GOP’s health care bill now involves blatant falsehoods — because their voters will literally believe anything”)
- Questions grow over Kushner’s security clearances
- Juan Williams: Trump’s war on U.S. intelligence
- Editorial: Have crossover votes changed Virginia election outcomes? Will they?
- A new candidate, fireworks and Trump: The Virginia’s governor’s race has an interesting month
- Editorial: Here’s the real war on coal (“The school board in Botetourt County — a conservative county where 70 percent or more of voters routinely cast ballots for Republicans — voted to do a very conservative thing. The board members voted to save money. They also effectively voted against coal and in favor of a wind or solar farm somewhere. That’s something else quintessentially conservative: it’s the marketplace at work”)
- Huffstetler fundraising far outpaces Democratic opponents, amassing $336K to take on Garrett
- Virginia gets $3.8 million to prepare for terrorist attack
- Possible new homes for Potomac Nationals being considered
- Humid all week long and increasingly hot