The allegations surrounding possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia is a major story and is a rather complicated web of contradictory statements and shadowy operations. The issues is not one that can be easily explained in a single post. Plus, there is an aspect to the topic that includes WikiLeaks. To document these facts, I have created a set of pages dedicated to this topic.
For the foreseeable future, the page Trump / Russia / WikiLeaks Connections is going to be a work in progress and it will be updated when new facts are learned about these potential connections and possible misdeeds. Feel free to visit and browse. If you have any comments, feel free to add them to this post (they might not be available on the pages).
OpenSecrets.org, a part of Center for Responsive Politics, provides a web page from which you can look up donor information of people who have made donations greater than $200.
Source: Donor Lookup • OpenSecrets
The Republican talking point attempts to show that the estimate from the Congressional Budget Office is inaccurate. However, this talking point ignores a number of factors (including Republican efforts to obstruct enrollment in the exchanges) that led to the estimate being off.
Seeking to bat down the news in a Congressional Budget Office report about the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, President Donald Trump’s administration attempted to undermine the CBO’s credibility in a tweet.
The official White House account tweeted an image that said, “When Obamacare was signed into law, CBO estimated that 23 million people would be covered in Obamacare’s exchanges in 2017. They were off by more than 100 percent. Only 10.3 million people are covered by Obamacare.”
Source: White House tweets misleading criticism of CBO analysis | PolitiFact
Keep in mind that the Republican talking point attempts to paint the entirety of the people losing insurance due to them choosing not to buy. The talking point glosses over the people who lose it involuntarily.
One of the strongest complaints about the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is it requires everyone to have insurance. To one degree or another, both the Senate and House bills do away with that requirement.
Source: Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice | PolitiFact
The rating is a bit pedantic.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., didn’t hold back in his criticism of Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act: He said such legislative efforts will literally be deadly.
Source: Bernie Sanders’ projection of ‘thousands’ of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported | PolitiFact
The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a Senate amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 1628. CBO and JCT estimate that enacting this legislation would reduce the cumulative federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period by $321 billion. That amount is $202 billion more than the estimated net savings for the version of H.R. 1628 that was passed by the House of Representatives.
Source: H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 | Congressional Budget Office
Senate Republicans released a health care bill “discussion draft,” on June 22, 2017. Read the text of the bill below. PolitiFact is fact-checking the health care debate; read all of our fact-checks on health care.
Source: Read the Senate GOP health care bill ‘discussion draft’ | PolitiFact
A list purportedly naming dozens of Democrats throughout history who have shot and killed presidents, politicians, and civilians has been circulating online since at least 2012 along with the argument that it should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.
Source: FACT CHECK: Is This List of Democrat Shooters Accurate?