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GOP Medicaid cuts would hurt much more than health

Monday  18:36,   26 june 2017

The Senate’s new health bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, proposes even deeper cuts to Medicaid than the House bill. At risk is a program that provides relatively low-cost care to nearly 75 million Americans — including children, pregnant[...]

Replacing Obamacare is a make-or-break moment for Republicans

Monday  18:31,   26 june 2017

To fail almost certainly forfeits Republicans’ congressional majority.Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) threw himself off a political cliff last week when he declared full-throated opposition to the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, and it[...]

What Are the Odds of a U.S.-China War?

Monday  05:40,   26 june 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

Are Beijing and Washington inexorably headed for armed conflict? A debate in China circles around the ‘Thucydides Trap’ indicates the answer depends on a fine understanding of Chinese capabilities. While China has made giant leaps in military[...]

Opinion | How can you still doubt Trump’s intelligence?

Saturday  16:41,   24 june 2017

It takes a certain kind of smarts to spin a yarn so defiantly false that some people will believe it anyway. Alternatively, Trump could be just as confused as he hopes others will be. Read more from Kathleen Parker’s archive, follow her on Twitter[...]

Mitch McConnell: Replacing failed Obamacare

Saturday  15:51,   24 june 2017

Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. By nearly any measure, it has failed and no amount of 11th hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we [...]

Opinion | Democrats will keep losing, unless they do this

Friday  18:42,   23 june 2017

Stop focusing on ideological purity and think local.The Democrats’ long losing streak continued this week in a Southern suburban district that Donald Trump barely won last fall. The party’s great hope for the Georgia seat was a $24 million man whose [...]

Our Fake Democracy

Friday  18:35,   23 june 2017
The New York Times

Remember when Republicans used to pretend to care about crafting the people’s business in sunlight? “It’s simply wrong for legislation that will affect 100 percent of the American people to be negotiated behind closed doors.” That was Mike Pence in [...]

OPINION: Trump’s bluff: Perfectly legal

Friday  18:30,   23 june 2017
The Hill

OPINION | We must declare an armistice against using our criminal justice system as a political weapon in what has become a zero-sum bloodsport .  Criticize President Trump for bluffing, if you wish though I find absolutely nothing wrong with it,[...]

The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance

Friday  13:30,   23 june 2017

It’s not complicated. Just cruel. There are a lot of moving parts in the health bill Senate Republicans just released, but the bigger picture is straightforward. Healthcare expert Larry Levitt condensed it to less than 140 characters: Under the[...]

The Lasting Damage of Trump's 'Tapes' Bluff

Friday  00:25,   23 june 2017
The Atlantic

This is a first for the Trump presidency: the first formal presidential retraction of a presidential untruth. President Trump tweeted a warning to James Comey: The fired FBI director had better hope that no “tapes” existed that could contradict his[...]

Gregg Jarrett: Will Mueller & Comey use a false case of obstruction to trigger impeachment?

Thursday  23:32,   22 june 2017
FOX News

The Department of Justice has long held that it would be unconstitutional to criminally charge and prosecute a sitting president. However, there is nothing to prevent a special counsel from investigating a president and leveling an accusation with[...]

Corey Lewandowski: GOP health bill will improve care

Thursday  22:20,   22 june 2017
The Hill

OPINION | Failure to move the needle now will likely result in a full-out single-payer healthcare system in the future. Corey R. Lewandowski is President Trump's former campaign manager.The views of contributors are their own and not of The[...]

Republican health bill secrecy was a mistake

Thursday  19:26,   22 june 2017

There's a saying among political operatives during campaign season: "If you're explaining, then you're losing." This maxim makes sense in a campaign setting: If your opponent has you on your heels and you're playing[...]

Message from Georgia: Hating Trump is not a platform

Thursday  00:12,   22 june 2017
FOX News

Turns out…money can’t buy you love. Or a House seat in Georgia’s 6th District. Democrats pulled out all stops in their effort to show that the #Resistance isn’t just about marches and slogans and insulting the president, but also about flipping the[...]

Jon Ossoff Proves You Can’t Buy An Election

Thursday  00:11,   22 june 2017
The Federalist

Jon Ossoff's loss in Georgia's sixth district is what happens when Democrats believe their own hype about the power of money in politics. The Effects of Money Are Greatly ExaggeratedMy favorite moment of the campaign is when Ossoff[...]