President Obama will open the doors of the Blair House tomorrow for a live, televised debate on health care reform. Lawmakers from both parties will hammer out details for reworking how health care services are provided, as the President moderates the forum. Darrell West, director of the Governance Studies program, says the talks provide both Republicans and Democrats with an opportunity to present their ideas directly to the American people.
Today’s sanctions were predictable after the Mueller indictment, which identified specific Russians involved with the troll factory...However, these individuals are small fish. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the so-called ‘Putin’s chef’ in charge of the Internet Research Agency, was already on the U.S. sanctions list for his activities in Ukraine. The administration deserves credit for following through on their promise to impose new sanctions, but much more still needs to be done to realistically deter Russia.