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Mitch McConnell laments Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ for Republican-controlled Congress

Mitch McConnell laments Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ for Republican-controlled Congress

President Trump’s “excessive expectations” for legislative victories in Republican-controlled Congress are frustrating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Attendees at a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky gathered on Monday to hear Mr. McConnell explain why Republican lawmakers have been unable to deliver major legislative accomplishments for the president. The senator pushed back against the perception that […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 22-29/Day 184-190) Week 27

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 22-29/Day 184-190) Week 27

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 22 (Day 184): More than 150 protest “fake news” at CNN headquarters More than 150 protesters showed their disgust of “fake news” at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. With signs reading “FNN #FakeNewsNetwork” and others targeting the networks’ advertisers such as AT&T and Microsoft, protesters chanted “CNN fake news!” […]

Remember Obamacare Movement: Removing Turncoat Republicans — A Look at How Obamacare Republicans Voted this week in the U.S. Senate  

Remember Obamacare Movement: Removing Turncoat Republicans — A Look at How Obamacare Republicans Voted this week in the U.S. Senate  

. By Michael Hernandez   A+ List:        Maine Senator Susan Collins (Re-election:  2020)                      Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (Re-election:  2020)                      Arizona Senator John McCain (Re-election:  2022) Offense:        Voted down “skinny” […]

Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems

Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw in the white flag on Obamacare repeal on Friday, admitting defeat and telling his Republicans in a voice that seemed close to cracking that it’s “time to move on” to other matters. And all the Democrats go: We won. “This is clearly a disappointing moment,” McConnell said, on the […]

Promise Broken: Sens. McCain, Murkowski, and Collins Tank Obamacare Repeal Bill

Promise Broken: Sens. McCain, Murkowski, and Collins Tank Obamacare Repeal Bill

by SEAN MORAN Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Health Care Freedom Act, known as the “skinny repeal” bill, failed to pass through the Senate. The Health Care Freedom Act failed 49-51. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted against the bill. Sens. McCain and Murkowski pledged repeatedly to repeal Obamacare, whereas […]

Six Republican senators we don’t need

Six Republican senators we don’t need

The whole problem with Obamacare repeal is not the repeal legislation – it’s the Republicans. It’s the Republicans who, for seven years, screamed “Repeal!” but now – now that they’re in a position to actually fulfill that dream, do nothing. In fact, some are even on a full steam march to oppose repeal efforts. That’s […]

As debate opens on Obamacare bill, Senate quickly rejects the first Republican amendment

As debate opens on Obamacare bill, Senate quickly rejects the first Republican amendment

WASHINGTON—After Senate Republicans agreed to open debate Tuesday to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, they quickly shot down what was once their leading proposal for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans rejected their revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, despite having added a provision from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, favored by conservatives and another from […]

Senate votes to proceed onto GOP health bill

Senate votes to proceed onto GOP health bill

By Tom Howell Jr.  The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a health care bill, acceding to President Trump’s demands and opening the door to Republican plans to repeal Obamacare on a partisan basis after a series of false starts. GOP leaders swept aside opposition from every Democrat and two Republicans in a gripping, 50-to-50 vote to take […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 15 (Day 177): Two Papal aides attack conservative Christians and Steve Bannon Two aides of Pope Francis have attacked American conservative Christians and Steve Bannon (President Trump’s aide) as promoters of “apocalyptic geopolitics.” In the article, Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the quasi-official Vatican periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, slams […]

‘It’s Time To Call Out the Obamacare Republicans’

‘It’s Time To Call Out the Obamacare Republicans’

    By Michael Hernandez Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, challenged his national audience to “call out the Obamacare Republicans” even as President Donald Trump was meeting with GOP Senators at the White House with a message of “repeal and replace.  “I’m sitting in oval office with a […]

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