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GOP Kicks Another Can Down the Road

Bob Barr, While President Donald Trump wasted little time after taking his oath of office to outline his vision to “make America great again,” Republicans in Congress have behaved more like a sleepy bear waking from nearly a decade of hibernation. The latest example of this legislative yawn was the move by the House last

GOP Conservatives Were “Loyal” – To Principles

Bob Barr, Of all the muscles in the human body, none are perhaps more toned and strengthened than those in the index finger of moderate Republicans in Congress; particularly following the defeat of their high profile, “too-important-too-fail” health care legislation. There certainly was no shortage of finger wagging and pointing this week, following Speaker Paul

Priebus on ObamaCare overhaul: It’s time for GOP to ‘start governing’

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday acknowledged that Democrats are not the culprits in Republicans’ failed ObamaCare overhaul bill, saying it’s time for the GOP to “start governing.” “You’re right,” Priebus said to questions on “Fox News Sunday” about President Trump calling out Democrats after the bill died Friday in the GOP-controlled

Democrats say GOP is in a ‘lose-lose’ situation with health care vote

Declaring their uniform opposition to the American Health Care Act, House Democrats said Republicans should be “ashamed” of themselves and that Republicans who support it will be “tattooed” with their vote. “What is happening today is a lose-lose situation for the Republicans. It’s a lose-lose for the American people, that’s for sure. But the people

The freakout over Gorsuch is beyond the bounds of reason (GOP, I’m talking to you)

Erick Erickson, Republican activists are freaking out about Neil Gorsuch. You have to admit they have some reason to do so. Given the GOP’s propensity to appoint people to the Supreme Court who go wobbly, see e.g. Kennedy, Souter, and Roberts on Obamacare, the base gets concerned when certain things are said. But the freakout

GOP Move to Expand Genetic Database Must Be Stopped

Bob Barr, Nothing is quite able to cause that sick-to-your-stomach feeling than that of losing your wallet. Beyond the frustration of losing cash or dealing with fraudulent credit card charges is the feeling of vulnerability knowing your driver’s license, and other deeply personal information is suddenly open to strangers who have no right to such

House GOP tweaks health care bill with eye to helping seniors

House Republican leaders announced proposed changes to their health care overhaul late Monday in an effort to shore up support from the GOP’s rank-and-file ahead of an expected floor vote later this week.  The bill’s 43-page “manager’s amendment” is aimed at placating Republicans unhappy that nonpartisan analysts said the legislation would drive up costs for