The Trump economy is hurting most Americans. Statistics won’t fool voters | Robert Reich

If Democrats speak to the practical economic needs of Americans, theyll have a chance to win against Trump in 2020 The award for this years Biggest Backhanded Compliment to Trump goes toWhite House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who recently predicted a Trump victory in 2020 because people will vote for somebody they dont like if they think its good for them. Trump is the least popular president to run for re-election in the history of polling but Mulvaney thinks Americans will vote for him anyway because unemployment has hit a 50-year low, wages are rising and economic growth exceeds 3%. A CNN survey by The Washington Post and ABC News published on 7 May, more than 80% of …

Trump administration rules health staff can refuse care for religious reasons

New rule reinforces laws protecting conscience rights but ACLU says religious liberty being used to harm communities Doctors, nurses and other health workers can opt out of procedures such as abortions and sterilizations which violate their personal or religious beliefs, under a rule issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. The rule, proposed more than a year ago, reinforces a set of 25 laws passed by Congress that protect conscience rights in healthcare, HHS said. Those laws allow health providers and entities to opt out of providing, participating in, paying for or referring for healthcare services that they have personal or religious objections to, HHS said. Trump chose the National Day of Prayer to announce …