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Conservatives, ‘Let ObamaCare implode’ is a trap we must avoid

Joel White, Even as House Republicans ready the possibility of a second attempt at a vote on their legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act next week, there are still too many content to simply let the law implode. “Democrats own ObamaCare,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last month. “It’s a failing system

Congressional Republicans take heat at home on ObamaCare

Congressional Republicans returned this weekend to their districts to get another earful about ObamaCare, while giving mixed statements about how close they are to replacing the health care law and suggesting that avoiding a looming government shutdown is now the priority. California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock again held a town hall event in which residents

Pat Buchanan: It’s Trump’s Party, Now

Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life.        And though Tuesday’s address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump’s total mastery of his party was on full display.        Congressional Republicans who once professed “free-trade” as dogmatic truth rose again and again to cheer economic nationalism.       

Trump healthcare replacement will have ‘insurance for everybody’

President-elect Donald Trump revealed in an interview with The Washington Post that he’s almost finished with a plan to replace ObamaCare and vowed to have “insurance for everybody.” Trump declined to reveal the pertinent details of the new healthcare plan, but told The Post in the interview published Sunday night that drug companies will be

Trump may pursue border wall without new bill

WASHINGTON –  Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump’s transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump’s promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without passing a new bill on the topic, officials said Thursday. Under the evolving plan, the Trump administration would rely on existing legislation authorizing fencing and other technology along

Remember Promises of Full Repeal of Obamacare …. Enjoy Your Lump of Coal This Christmas!

Brian Darling,  It isn’t taking long for Republicans to walk back the promise of the full repeal of Obamacare and ripping it out of the law “root and branch” as Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likes to say. After a historic defeat of Hillary Clinton and a sweeping victory for Republicans up and down ticket,

Phyllis Schlafly: Trump Battles Globalist Republicans

Before heading to Cleveland to accept the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump paid a high-profile visit to Capitol Hill, where he hoped to unify Congressional Republicans behind his presidential campaign. Many of the 247 Republican Representatives and 54 Senators were cordial to their party’s presumptive nominee, but others remained hostile and weren’t shy about

House passes $1.1B Zika bill despite protests from Democratic leaders

The House has passed a $1.1 billion House-Senate measure to combat the Zika virus, but the GOP-drafted measure is a nonstarter with Senate Democrats and the Obama White House. The measure was unveiled late Wednesday and approved by the House early on Thursday morning by a 239-171 vote that broke along party lines. The vote

Supreme Court may take action on state assault weapon bans

The U.S. Supreme Court may weigh in this week on gun control, an issue smoldering again following the June 12 Orlando massacre, with the justices due to decide whether to hear a challenge by gun rights advocates to assault weapon bans in two states. The Connecticut and New York laws prohibit semiautomatic weapons like the

Phyllis Schlafly: Congress is Close to Drafting Our Daughters

Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have engaged in unseemly public hand-wringing about whether they will or will not accept the people’s choice. Unwilling to support the positions

Establishment Conservatives in Congress Won’t Stand for a Caesar

Sam Tanenhaus As the Republican Party reaches an uneasy truce with Donald Trump, ideological conservatives still insist that he is not one of them and that his victory is a defeat for their ideas. Such skepticism isn’t new for conservatives, especially when it comes to presidents. Of the six Republican presidents in the modern era,