5-25-2017 Political Nuggets….
- Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate in a special House election in Montana, was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a journalist who was asking him about the recent Congressional Budget Office estimate of the American Health Care Act. Gianforte faces Democrat Rob Quist in today’s election to fill the seat left vacant by Ryan Zinke, who now serves as head of the Interior Department. (The New York Times)
- The CBO released its score of the House-passed health care bill and concluded that the legislation would leave 23 million people who are insured by Obamacare without insurance, while reducing the deficit by $119 billion over a decade. Two GOP senators criticized the projected effects of the House measure, another sign that repeal efforts in the Senate face significant challenges. (Politico)
- The Trump Organization is not tracking all payments from foreign governments, according to a pamphlet obtained by the House Oversight Committee. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate all profits earned from foreign governments back to the U.S. Treasury. (NBC News)
- More than half of registered voters say controversies involving Trump are making them nervous about the future of the country, according to a new poll. More than four in 10 said the controversies are causing concern for the well-being of them or their families. (Morning Consult)