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The tax reform flip-flop Trump desperately needs to make

David Smick, President Trump and the Republican Congressional leadership are following the lead of their rank and file. They are making their first priority the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. That is a mistake. Health care reform is complicated. Arriving at a replacement plan will not happen quickly or easily. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is

Trump gives the hard left a chance at power

John Kass, You can already hear the screaming from the political left over President Donald Trump’s nomination of a conservative to the Supreme Court. But don’t allow yourself to be mesmerized by the flecks of spittle flying from angry mouths. Don’t worry about jesters like that Hollywood actor at the Screen Actors Guild gala who

In first executive order, Trump tells agencies to ease ObamaCare burden

In his first hours as president Friday, Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to “ease the burden” of ObamaCare while his chief of staff directed an immediate regulatory freeze. Trump was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and other top advisers as he signed the executive order

Creepy Joe Biden rips Democrats’ ‘elitism,’ faults party for failing to reach working class

Vice President Biden offered a blunt diagnosis for why his party was unable to win over voters who gravitated to Donald Trump in the end: “We didn’t talk to them.” In his strongest comments yet on why Hillary Clinton lost the election, the outgoing veep who prides himself on his blue-collar roots in Scranton, Pa.,

Gingrich: ‘Chuck Schumer has no ideas, he has no solutions, he has no reforms’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Wednesday night, saying that the New Yorker “has no ideas, he has no solutions, he has no reforms, what he’s got is baloney.” Gingrich reacted on Fox News’ “Hannity” to Schumer’s criticism of President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to

Obama Economy Continues to Struggle

Donald Lambro WASHINGTON — The declining, perpetually weak Obama economy is nearing the end of its eighth year, a testament to his failed policies that continue to plague the American people. The economy barely grew by a mediocre 1 percent in the first six months of this year, with economists saying it will likely slog

U.S. attorney general closes Clinton email case, says no charges

WASHINGTON The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while secretary of state is over, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday, removing a legal cloud that threatened the presumptive Democratic nominee’s presidential bid. Lynch said she accepted the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recommendations that no charges be brought in the probe, as

U.S. House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the plan in a conference call with lawmakers. Democrats, who staged a 25-hour sit-in on the

Senate rejects first two of four gun-control measures

The U.S. Senate blocked Republican and Democratic proposals on background checks on gun purchases, the first two of four measures to curb guns that senators are expected to reject on Monday after last week’s mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub. All four of the measures to expand background checks on gun buyers and curb gun

Dumping Debbie? Unnamed sources allowed to whack DNC chair in power struggle

Howard Kurtz, The knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And The Hill just served up a whole drawer full of them. Without identifying who is wielding the weapons. That’s how unnamed sources use the press to bloody their target. There is no doubt that Wasserman Schultz has become a highly controversial chairman of the

Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party’s national convention this summer in Philadelphia.  According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz’s ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to

Trump Wins 5 State Primaries in a Clean Sweep

Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday, edging closer to winning the Republican presidential nomination and dealing a fresh blow to rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.  Trump, who has gained momentum after losing the Wisconsin primary to Cruz on April 5, scored victories in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware,