WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will likely sign his historic health care reform bill on Tuesday in an outdoor ceremony at the White House, his spokesman said.
Obama will invite members of Congress who backed the legislation — as well as some needy Americans who stand to be helped by the bill — to the ceremony, which will usher in near universal health coverage for the first time.
“I think each and every member of the House and the Senate that supported health care reform will be invited,” Gibbs said of a ceremony that was being planned for the South Lawn of the White House, weather permitting.
The House of Representatives passed the core of Obama’s plan late Sunday, along with a package of changes that the Senate must now endorse.
But regardless of the Senate action, the health bill will become the law of the United States as soon as Obama signs it.
Trump biographer mocks president for humiliating foreign policy ‘triple fail’
Trump biographer Timothy O'Brien on Monday published a column for Bloomberg in which he mocked the president for suffering a humiliating foreign policy "triple fail" that exposed his presidency's biggest weaknesses.
In his column, O'Brien pointed out that Trump's threats of major actions against Mexico and Iran never amounted to anything, while also noting that the president backed off his plans to begin the mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Trump star vandal arrested for Marilyn statue theft in Hollywood
A man convicted of vandalizing President Donald Trump's sidewalk star in Hollywood last summer has been arrested for stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from a nearby monument.
Austin Clay, 25, was identified by police from video surveillance footage.
Having discovered that he was on parole after a conviction for damaging Trump's star on the famous Hollywood "Walk of Fame," investigators searched his home Friday.
According to local media reports, they found evidence linking him to the theft of the statue.
The statue itself -- showing Monroe in her famous flying skirt pose from "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) -- has not been found.
How the New York Times creates credibility for Trump
There’s a good reason why the Times decided against running on its front page news of the latest woman to accuse the president of rape. The Times still does journalism the way it always has. It gives people in power the never-ending benefit of the doubt.
When you are willing to give people in power the benefit of the doubt no matter how many times they have proven they are unworthy of that benefit, it’s not all that important when the 16th person comes forward credibly to accuse Donald Trump of anything, even if, in the case of columnist E. Jean Carroll, the allegation is rape.