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A Week In The White House Bunker

Posted: July 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm   /   National, Politics, Top Stories

Palace Intrigue, Senate Stalemate, Legal Battles Even by Trump White House standards, it was a week of unprecedented action that left heads spinning throughout official Washington. The national press corps, members of Congress, and political operatives of both parties could barely keep up. The week ended with a White House shakeup that saw the abrupt […]

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The GOP’s Obamacare Fiasco

Posted: July 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

After the biggest upset in modern political history and six months in the White House, President Trump came face-to-face with the reality of governing Tuesday when the chaotic attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare crashed and burned in the Senate. It was the third Senate failure to alter Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement. No sooner […]

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Rand Paul: Last Man Standing For Obamacare Repeal

Posted: July 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

“Shame on many in the GOP for promising repeal and instead affirming, keeping, and, in some cases, expanding Obamacare.” As Senate Republicans stumbled into another week of chaotic delay over the move to repeal and replace Obamacare, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul emerged as the last man standing in the effort to fulfill the number one […]

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Can McConnell Save Trump’s Agenda?

Posted: July 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

Under pressure from GOP Senators and President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed a rare burst of leadership Tuesday when he announced that the Senate’s August recess will be delayed until August 11 instead of the planned beginning on July 28. McConnell agreed to the delay after a group of mostly junior Republican Senators […]

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Senate GOP Slinks Out Of Town

Posted: June 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

A Brief Respite From Reality As a week of intense debate came to a close late Thursday with no progress on repealing and replacing Obamacare, GOP Senators slinked out of town for the July 4 recess. For the 52 member Senate majority, the recess promises to be a brief respite from reality instead of a […]

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The Politics of Healthcare

Posted: June 29, 2017 at 3:48 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

Emotion And Facts In yet another self-imposed deadline, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to produce a new version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Friday for consideration by the Senate after the July 4 recess and a reevaluation by the Congressional Budget Office. Negotiations between McConnell and members of his majority caucus […]

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Obamacare Reform: McConnell’s Biggest Test

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

When Mitch McConnell unveiled the Senate Republican’s answer to voter demand to repeal and replace Obamacare early Thursday, he unleashed his biggest test to date in his tenure as his party’s leader in both the majority and minority. Titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate plan was referred to as a proposal for discussion. […]

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Was The 2016 Election A Preview Of 2018 Midterms?

Posted: June 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

  Demographics and Turnout Provide Insight Now that the special election in Georgia is over and done with, one factor in the Republican victory stands out above all others. The fundamental political need for voter turnout is essential to success. Vigorous turnout among Republican voters made all the difference and provided a comfortable victory for […]

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Is The President Under Investigation?

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

A Conflicted Communications Strategy The Trump administration’s communications strategy hit a low point over the weekend with the marathon performance by an obscure television attorney dispatched to speak on the president’s behalf in the ongoing investigation launched by the Justice Department’s Special Counsel. It was a humiliating experience. Painful to watch, Jay Sekulow, a member […]

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