News Roundup 1/16/17: Obama’s Final TV Interview, Trump’s Bold Healthcare Claim, DNC Forum and More

Here is today’s news roundup, a collection of article links from the past couple days or so. These are news stories you should keep an eye on, including President Obama’s final TV interview, a conflict of interest with one of President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, Trump’s bold claim of insurance for everyone and the DNC leadership contenders meeting for a forum. Click on the links to read the full articles.

USA Today: Obama Gives Final White House Interview to 60 Minutes; talks Trump, Israel

“Obama acknowledged it’s been an ‘unusual’ transition, adding, ‘I suspect the president-elect would agree with that.'”

CNN: Trump’s Cabinet Pick Invested in Company, Then Introduced a Bill to Help It

“Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shared in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.”

The Washington Post: Trump Vows ‘Insurance for Everybody’ in Obamacare Replacement Plan

“President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of ‘insurance for everybody,’ while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid.”

Politico: Rand Paul Raises ‘Big Question’ of Medicaid Rollback

“Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that ‘the big question’ over repealing Obamacare will be whether Medicaid expansion is also rolled back, not committing to keeping the expansion in place.”

NBC News: Rep. Lewis: I Would Not Invite Trump to Selma

“Rep. John Lewis said he would not invite President-elect Donald Trump to visit Selma, Alabama, with him, though he also would not ‘do anything to prevent him from coming.'”

CNN: DNC Chair Contenders Seek Unified Front Against Trump

“Over and over, the candidates to helm the Democratic National Committee stressed Saturday that they’re waging a new fight against Donald Trump–not re-fighting the old one between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.”

The Huffington Post: More Republicans and Democrats Sign on to Bill to Protect Dreamers from Trump

“With eight days to go before President-elect Donald Trump gets his chance to revoke protections from hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is relaunching their effort to keep those so-called Dreamers safe.”

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