The Republicans’ failed strategy to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is puzzling. Knowing that a more conservative health-care bill would be dead on arrival in the Senate, why did President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) seek the votes of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), a group of about 30 of […]
Chairman Mark Meadows on Monday, following the meeting of the House Freedom Caucus said that the caucus will not…
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Last week FBI Director James Comey dropped a bomb on the presidential race by reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails. Making the move less than two weeks before election day naturally has Democrats in an uproar but Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is critical of Comey as well. Comey sent a letter to Congress announcing that new evidence necessitated the reopening of | Read More »
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Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
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The Contract With America, you may recall, was the brainchild of Newt Gingrich for the 1994 elections. Gingrich decided to nationalize the House of Representative election, allowing GOP candidates to run on an array of poll tested propositions — all Contract provisions had at least 60% approval — rather than local issues: require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply | Read More »
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Former House speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), was often attacked by fellow Republicans for influencing House processes to get policy outcomes that he wanted. We all know what’s happened since. Boehner resigned, and his heir apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), withdrew. In the meantime, the House Freedom Caucus outlined a list of policy and […]
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reached detente with the House Freedom Caucus–the organized faction on the far right of the Republican Conference that had pushed Speaker John Boehner to resign and had derailed the ascent of the GOP majority leader in his stead. With a large majority of the Freedom Caucus now poised to vote for Ryan to […]
[mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] came in demanding the conservatives in the House of Representatives bend to his will, including tossing a 215 year old rule written by Thomas Jefferson to prevent a tyrannical Speaker of the House. House Conservatives refused all of [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ]’s preconditions. They also refused a unanimous endorsement of [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul | Read More »