- PoliticsNBC News
The Democratic nominee is increasingly evoking an age-old narrative pitting regular Americans against wealthy elites in the hope of connecting with economically anxious voters.
- EntertainmentIn The Know
If you thought you saw an intruder standing behind your curtain, what would you do?
U.S. District Judge Mary Vyskocil dismissed Karen McDougal’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday. McDougal sued last year after Carlson compared her accusations of an affair with President Donald Trump to “extortion,” but the judge held that his comments amounted to hyperbole.
While Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead's divorce came as a total surprise to their loyal fan base, a source tells E! News she "is very disappointed" as well.
- CelebrityUSA TODAY Entertainment
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a $45 million hit in revenues from the coronavirus pandemic.
- PoliticsThe Week
Trump announces $6.6 billion in prescription drug discounts — but HHS is still figuring out how to pay for them
President Trump has launched a last-minute prescription drug payment plan with no clear way to pay for it.Trump announced Thursday that his administration would be mailing $200 prescription drug coupons to seniors using Medicare, totaling $6.6 billion. But as of Friday morning, the Department of Health and Human Services was still figuring out where that money would come from.In what Stat News called a "political ploy" just six weeks before Election Day, Trump issued executive orders promising to send coupons to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries "to curry favor with seniors who view drug prices as a priority." The $6.6 billion to pay for it would apparently come from Trump's proposed "most favored nations" drug pricing proposal, which would mandate the Medicare program would only pay the lowest international price for prescription drugs. But while the rule change could save the Medicare system money, it isn't even in place yet; Trump's Thursday executive order would only direct HHS to explore the favored nations proposal.> What's even more absurd is the White House actually *has* said where the money will come from: Trump's "most favored nations" rule capping U.S. drug prices based on prices in other countries. That rule ... is not in force yet. So, $6.6 in taxpayer money that doesn't yet exist> > — Lev Facher (@levfacher) September 25, 2020As The New York Times' Maggie Haberman also noted, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has pushed for the coupon deal despite being a notorious "budget hawk" who always wants to know where government spending is coming from.More stories from theweek.com America is the Holy Roman Empire of the 21st century Vin Diesel says his debut single is a way to 'share with you my heart' Wall Street won't let Trump steal the election