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May 4th, 2017

GOP Healthcare Bill Vote, Round 2

The buzz on Capitol Hill is that there will be an actual vote in the House of Representatives today for the GOP healthcare bill. Known as the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, the bill is essentially the ′RyanCare′ bill which was tabled after a lack of Yes Votes. Some changes have been made, satisfying enough House Republicans to guarantee passage this afternoon. Concessions and compromises engineered by the GOP House leadership and the White House have been in the works since the first attempt. While the Trump administration would have liked this bill to have been passed during the ′First 100 Days′, President Donald Trump will be happy to take it now. The bill may not be perfect, but it is the start of fulfilling the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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May 1st, 2017

Paul Ryan Sells Out America

Happy Loyalty Day! Yes, while many are celebrating May Day this May 1st, President Donald Trump is celebrating Loyalty Day. Too bad we cannot say the same for Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI). Speaker Ryan is chalking up another sell out for America as a budget deal seems to be near in Congress. The proposed spending bill will continue to provide funding for Planned Parenthood, so they can kill more babies, and fund ′Sanctuary Cities′, so criminals can kill more residents. No money, however, is going for building a wall to secure our borders and only half of the increased funding President Trump has requested for the military. This as we are learning that we are running out of bombs!

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March 27th, 2017

Would Ted Poe and Freedom Caucus Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

The big news today is that Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) has resigned from the House Freedom Caucus as he had wanted to vote for the Paul Ryan health care bill. According to Rep. Poe, he was not alone as perhaps a dozen or more members of this very-Conservative, GOP caucus, were ready to support the bill, primarily to end Obamacare and to give President Donald Trump a legislative victory. However, the Freedom Caucus votes as a unified block and the majority, led by Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), opposed the American Health Care Act. This majority stood on principle, which is a fine and noble thing. But, very often principle does not get the job at hand done. A good example of this was seen last night in our favorite Zombie Apocalypse TV series, ″The Walking Dead″.

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March 25th, 2017

Postmortem – Health Care Vote Canceled

Speaker Paul Ryan decided late yesterday that the health care vote should be canceled. This decision was made after he spoke with President Donald Trump and informed him that they were still short enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act, or AHCA. With no Democratic votes to count on, House Republicans needed 216 votes committed from their own party. Ryan and his leadership team did not have it. After several GOP members left Congress to accept roles in the Trump administration, there were 237 left. According to several accounts in The Media, as many as 25-30 House Republicans were going to vote ′No′ on the AHCA. Most of the No-Votes would have come from members of the ′Freedom Caucus′.

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March 24th, 2017

Paul Ryan – Do or Die on GOP Healthcare Bill

Today may be ′Do or Die′ for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as Congress prepares to vote on the GOP Healthcare Bill. Nicknamed ′RyanCare′, the American Health Care Act of 2017 may be headed for rocky shores as many Republicans in the House of Representatives still have issues with it. President Donald Trump has worked hard in trying to negotiate enough compromises to satisfy the various GOP factions. But it is starting to look like that he has decided that the AHCA just is not worth expending any more time or political capital on. President Trump was upset that the scheduled vote on Thursday night was postponed and wants a vote today. If the vote fails, then he is ready to move on and start working on tax reform, which many say he should have done first anyway.

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March 22nd, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch Faces 3rd Day of Senate Hearings

Today, 10th District Court Judge Neil Gorsuch will face his third day before the Senate hearings for his confirmation to the Supreme Court. After some 13 hours of being grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, Gorsuch returns as Democrats continue to try to derail his appointment. They do not like the fact that Gorsuch is a ′Constructionist′, who does not believe that the courts should write legislation from the bench. Democrats like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) believe the Progressive mantra that the US Constitution is a ′living document′ and can be bent and twisted by popular trends. That there is no such thing as right or wrong.

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March 20th, 2017

Another Busy Week for President Trump

This will be yet another busy week for President Donald Trump. Unlike Barack Obama, President Trump is a one-man dynamo, working everyday and long hours at that! He actually holds meetings with people to listen to what they have to say. A big change from the last 8 years! Today, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch heads to Capitol Hill as his confirmation hearings begin. FBI Director James Comey will also be on ′The Hill′ to share info on the alleged surveillance of Trump and alleged ties with Russia. The President will later be traveling to Louisville, Kentucky to pitch the GOP health care plan, which may be voted on in the House this Thursday. We may also see more chatter and discussion on the budget the White House submitted last week, which has stirred up all sorts of ire among the weak minded.

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March 8th, 2017

GOP Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Some are calling it Obamacare 2.0 or Obamacare Lite. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) called it ″Obamacare Gone!″ That has been the initial reaction by Republicans on the GOP plan, the America Health Care Act, to repeal and replace Obamacare. Naturally, the Democrats are calling it a disaster. Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), claims that this plan is the best way to undo Obamacare in the shortest time possible. He said that it is the first of 3 phases. The AHCA offers much of what many people like about Obamacare without the mandates and penalties. Perhaps more importantly, the bill is designed to sail through the US Senate under the Reconciliation Rules to pass with just a simple majority.

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