Three-bucket strategy not enough to save failed American Healthcare Act.

The ‘three-bucket’ strategy advocated by proponents of the failed American Healthcare Act was not enough to convince enough Republican House representatives to vote in favor of the bill.  The strategy was named for the three phases the strategy would take. First, the Obamacare repeal bill that has now been pulled from a vote at the… Continue reading Three-bucket strategy not enough to save failed American Healthcare Act.

American Healthcare bill would result in 24 million more uninsured.

The American Healthcare act would increase the number of uninsured people by 24 million, but would save the Federal government $337 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office. The architect of the plan, House Speaker Paul Ryan actually likes the numbers stating, “Well actually I think if you read this entire report I’m pretty encouraged… Continue reading American Healthcare bill would result in 24 million more uninsured.

Republican lawmakers reluctant to hold town halls meetings due to hostile crowds.

Photo by AP Republican lawmakers have been hesitant to hold town hall type meetings with their constituents due to a number of hostile crowds that have been showing up for them. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) faced shouts of “Do your job.” from angry protesters at his town meeting. Similarly Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) faced angry… Continue reading Republican lawmakers reluctant to hold town halls meetings due to hostile crowds.

Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren

Republican senators voted on Tuesday to formally silence a Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for impugning a peer, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, by protesting his nomination for attorney general while reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. To read the New York Times article click here. Watch the… Continue reading Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren

Betsy DeVos’s Family gave around $200 million to Republican Causes.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s Senate nomination hearings give a glimpse of the personal finances of someone in the billionaire class. DeVos disclosed during the hearings that her family had probably given $200 million to Republican Party causes. To read the whole Buzzfeed article click here.  

Democrats consider letting Republicans confirm Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The Democratic Party senators are considering backing off a big battle over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Instead they may delay the battle to a future nomination that could shift the ideological balance of the court. United States federal judges serve for life, including Supreme Court judges.… Continue reading Democrats consider letting Republicans confirm Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Trump blames DNC for Russian hacking.

  Trump tweets that “Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place.” Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place.The Republican National Committee had strong defense! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017