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Rand Paul reportedly leaves meeting with House Republicans on Obamacare

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Tuesday reportedly left a meeting with fellow Senate Republicans as House Speaker Paul Ryan worked to reassure skeptical colleagues about the next steps in taking on Obamacare. Politico reported that Paul was unhappy with the meeting and the prospect of keeping health law’s Medicaid expansion. He called creating tax credits

Joss Whedon: ‘I Want a Rhino to F*ck Paul Ryan to Death’

Daniel Nussbaum, Filmmaker Joss Whedon let loose on House Speaker Paul Ryan on Twitter this week, wishing him an unfortunate death at the hands of a certain horned mammal. Whedon — a longtime Democratic Party contributor and an outspoken anti-Trump celebrity activist — has been on a social media tear since shortly before the election, when he

Obamacare on the Ropes as House Follows Senate in Voting to Repeal #MAGA

Neil W. McCabe, The House of Representatives voted Friday to approve Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, which sets in motion the repeal of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform legislation, Obamacare, by a vote of 227-to-198, with nine Republicans voting against the repeal bill. “This provided Congress with the legislative tools that we need to repeal and

U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of repealing Democratic President Barack Obama’s landmark health insurance law. The House of Representatives voted 227-198 to instruct committees to draft legislation by a target date

Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill

Democratic lawmakers put back on display on Capitol Hill a controversial painting that angered police with its depiction of officers as pigs — after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week.  The move Tuesday by members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., whose office for months had

With one bill, Republicans fast track plan to undo Obama regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday giving Congress the power to kill dozens of recently enacted rules in one fell swoop, as Republicans charged ahead on their campaign to strip down federal regulations. It was the second time the Republican-dominated chamber took up legislation blocking “midnight rules,” those rolled out at the

Lawmaker’s son grounded after ‘dabbing’ moment with Paul Ryan

Kids these days, amirite? A newly sworn-in Republican lawmaker has grounded his son after the roguish teen tried to “dab” in front of House Speaker Paul Ryan – who thwarted the attempt. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., was one of the new members of Congress sworn in Tuesday. But when it came to his moment, his

New Year’s Predictions: What Will Pass Congress, And What Won’t

Donald Lambro, WASHINGTON – Making political predictions about the New Year is a risky business, but some things are certain to happen in the nation’s capital that will be fully controlled by the Republicans. So here goes. A sweeping pro-growth, pro-investment and pro-jobs bill will be swiftly passed and signed by President Trump. He ran

Trump to pick Rep. Zinke, ex-SEAL, as Interior secretary

President-elect Donald Trump intends to pick Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of the Interior, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday evening to Fox News. Zinke is a first-term House member and a former Navy SEAL commander.   Neither the Trump transition team nor Zinke has made a public statement. But Zinke reportedly has accepted the

Trump’s pick for HHS could be the key to dismantling ObamaCare

President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that he’ll nominate longtime ObamaCare nemesis Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services is perhaps the clearest and most concrete sign yet from the incoming president that he is serious about dismantling President Obama’s signature health care law. Price, R-Ga., a former orthopedic surgeon, has

Trump to nominate Rep. Tom Price for HHS secretary, sources say

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to head the Department of Health and Human Services, two sources close to the transition told Fox News late Monday.  Trump was expected to formally announce Price’s nomination Tuesday morning.  If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal

Trump’s tax, infrastructure promises face pushback from GOP lawmakers

President-elect Donald Trump vowed to rebuild the country’s infrastructure on the campaign trail — but a closer look at his $1 trillion proposal to give the nation’s highways, bridges and railways a makeover shows the freshman politician faces a rough road of his own with members of the GOP. During his victory speech, Trump pledged