Eight years after Obama and Pelosi set out to pass Obamacare, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican President Donald Trump are embarked on similar path that, if it continues, will have disastrous political consequences for the Trump and Republican brands.
The more interesting question remains not whether the feds snooped on Trump but why they felt it necessary. Whereas most politicians clamor for a right to privacy, Trump demands that the press respect his God-given right to publicity. Wiretaps of the past president surely would reveal much. Bugs of Trump likely just show Trump as we know Trump.
I suspect, and hope, that if Trump is able to succeed in what he is doing he will at least partly break this ideological yoke that seems to have brought our country to a standstill. People who complain he is not a "real conservative" annoy me as much as those who insist he is. I don't care if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.
A national solution is needed to bring relief to families who need it. Since a federal scholarship tax credit program would enact sweeping change swiftly, it needs to be done right. First, the program should cover all 50 states. The program should allow donors to choose from a broad array of scholarship organizations and finally, a federal scholarship tax credit program must not infringe on religious liberty.
Events in Asia — Chinese claims to reefs and rocks in the South and East China Seas and North Korea’s menacing her neighbors — are pushing us toward a version of the Nixon Doctrine declared in Guam in 1969 that is consistent with America first. While we will provide the arms for friends and allies to fight in their own defense in any future wars, henceforth, they will provide the troops.
Perhaps Democrats feel justified in approaching this subject as a means of revenge. Millions of Americans will never forgive Trump for his own baseless conspiracy-mongering as a private citizen against President Obama over his birth certificate. But strange that so many who felt justifiably angry about that are now so eager to prove there was nothing unique about it.
Fact check: The Democrats' protest during President Trump's speech was not about standing in solidarity with all women but about defending a woman’s choice to end the life of her preborn child, defending pro-abortion efforts and taking a stand against our nation’s president.
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President Trump appears to be courting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), his onetime rival, to help sell the House’s healthcare plan to conservatives in Congress. The president and first lady Melania Trump hosted Cruz, wife Heidi, and their two children for dinner at the White House on Wednesday evening. The social occasion could help smooth over any lingering tension from their nasty 2016 primary.
Agents who investigated claims of computer server activity tied to Russia and then President-elect-Trump’s businesses in New York’s Trump Towers came to the conclusion that no disreputable contacts, financial transactions or encrypted communications occurred with the Russians, according to Circa.
To stop Ryancare's benefits for illegal aliens, massive new entitlements and big government we urge conservatives to contact the White House to let President Trump know he's being suckered on this deal.
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Obamacare 2.0, Rinocare or Ryancare, whatever you call it, Speaker Ryan's phony "repeal and replace" bill is actually worse than Obamacare in many respects, and it is all being done behind closed doors using budget reconciliation, not open debate and amendments. To stop Ryancare's benefits for illegal aliens, and massive new entitlements and big government we urge conservatives to contact the White House to let President Trump know he's being suckered on this deal.
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While President Obama may not have ordered any surveillance of Trump or his advisors, the real question is whether he or Attorney General Loretta Lynch were aware of or approved of any surveillance of Trump and his staff during the campaign. Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal. The scandal is this: Who inside the government of the United States is trying to discredit, damage or destroy the President of the United States?
President Trump takes a lot of flak for his tweeting, but a prominent liberal New York Times columnist may face more than criticism. Could NY Times’ Kristoff’s tweet asking anyone at the IRS to criminally leak Trump’s tax return be solicitation of a felony? With the Department of Justice now back in the business of enforcing the law against even liberals, perhaps we will be reading more about this solicitation in the future.
The simple step of announcing and explaining the order was a big, necessary step. The order is more detailed and it contains a thorough legal justification, and the administration also released a fact sheet helping to clarify it yet further. The Cabinet secretaries on Monday laid out the framework and some of the reasoning.
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To be sure, this is hardly the first time DC has reeked of dysfunction. Only time will tell if Republicans can get it together like the Democrats did eight years ago to pass Obamacare. But the early signs are not encouraging, and that dog-that-caught-the-mail-truck cliché seems more apt by the day.
Trump's hour-long speech was an ode to the populist working-class supporters who helped put him in office, but included headache-inducing ideas for some ultra-conservative lawmakers who spent the last eight years haranguing his predecessor for expanding the scope of government.