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A Theft of Historic ProportionsA Theft of Historic Proportions

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:23:52 -0500

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- The "health care bill" that Republicans are trying to pass in the Senate, like the one approved by the GOP majority in the House, isn't really about health care at all. It's the first step in a massive redistribution of wealth from struggling wage-earners to the rich -- a theft of historic proportions.


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Time for Democrats to Admit Obamacare Fails AmericansTime for Democrats to Admit Obamacare Fails Americans

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:24:21 -0500

Ronna McDaniel, The Hill
OPINION It's time to put aside their partisan calculations and work with Republicans to pass meaningful healthcare reforms that will benefit all Americans.


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The Republicans' Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care PlanThe Republicans' Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:35:07 -0500

Drew Altman, New York Times
The Senate Republicans' plan to replace Obamacare will benefit the wealthy and young adults but hurt many people who are old or poor.


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Why Do Democrats Keep Losing in 2017?Why Do Democrats Keep Losing in 2017?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:38:11 -0500

Clare Foran, The Atlantic
Kansas. Montana. Georgia. South Carolina. A string of special election defeats in each state, and with each one, a missed opportunity to take over a Republican House seat, has left Democrats facing the question: Why does the party keep losing elections, and when will that change?


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Losing Again, for the Same ReasonLosing Again, for the Same Reason

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:39:35 -0500

Henry Olsen, City Journal
Jon Ossoff's loss in Georgia shows that the Democrats have failed to broaden their appeal.


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Trump Tries Making the 2016 Campaign Great Again

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:17:25 -0500

Windsor Mann, RealClearPolitics



Our Fake DemocracyOur Fake Democracy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:41:00 -0500

Timothy Egan, New York Times
Remember when Republicans used to pretend to care about crafting the people's business in sunlight?


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They're Wrong About Everything

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:17:18 -0500

Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
Events are turning me into a radical skeptic. I no longer believe what I read, unless what I am reading is an empirically verifiable account of the past.



Old Questions, No New Answers in Philando Castile Verdict

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:17:23 -0500

Jelani Cobb, New Yorker
The decision in the Castile case highlights a kind of divided heart of Second Amendment conservatism, at least with regard to race.



Shooting Aftermath Shows Leftwing Bullying At Worst

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:17:43 -0500

Mary Katharine Ham, Federalist



45 Years Later, Oval Office Tape Still Echoes45 Years Later, Oval Office Tape Still Echoes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:42:39 -0500

Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics
Forty-five years ago today, Richard M. Nixon made a momentous mistake in judgment, with fateful ramifications for his legacy. It occurred in a late morning Oval Office meeting with White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman.


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GOP Bill Will Transform American Health Care - for the BetterGOP Bill Will Transform American Health Care - for the Better

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:48:42 -0500

Avik Roy, Forbes
The hotly-anticipated Senate Republican health care bill came out on Thursday morning. The airwaves quickly filled up with predictable talking points from both sides. But once the dust settles, it will emerge that the Senate bill will have far-reaching effects on American health care: for the better.


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The Senate GOP's Health Care Bill Really Is 'Meaner'The Senate GOP's Health Care Bill Really Is 'Meaner'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:09:49 -0500

Jordan Weissmann, Slate
It would be a generational disaster for Americans who need Medicaid.


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Obamacare Has Failed. We Must Replace ItObamacare Has Failed. We Must Replace It

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:10:43 -0500

Senator Mitch McConnell, USA Today
Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. By nearly any measure, it has failed and no amount of 11th hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something.


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Blood Money: GOP Bill Pays for Tax Cuts w/American LivesBlood Money: GOP Bill Pays for Tax Cuts w/American Lives

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:11:42 -0500

Senator Elizabeth Warren
I've read the Republican health care bill. This is blood money. They're paying for tax cuts with American lives. https://t.co/298DLguNiM


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Trump Hatred Doesn't Deliver Democrats Any VictoriesTrump Hatred Doesn't Deliver Democrats Any Victories

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:12:19 -0500

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard
In April, Democrat Jon Ossoff got 48 percent of the vote in the special election to pick the new House member from Georgia's Sixth Congressional District outside Atlanta. He came in first but was forced into a runoff with Republican Karen Handel, who got 20 percent to finish second. In the runoff, Ossoff got 48 percent again and lost.How this happened is pretty simple. Ossoff needed to attract Republican voters to win. And there was a theory behind where he'd find them. Thousands of Republicans who loathe President Donald Trump would penalize their own party's candidate and defect to Ossoff....


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There's Actually Good News Buried in Dems' 4 LossesThere's Actually Good News Buried in Dems' 4 Losses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:13:15 -0500

Norm Ornstein, NY Daily News
Ronald Reagan’s favorite joke was about two young twin boys, one a congenital pessimist, the other a congenital optimist. Trying to cure them both, the father first took the pessimist into a room filled with every imaginable toy and game. The boy burst into tears: “I know you will take them all away from me, or they will break!” He then took the optimist to a room filled with horse manure and a shovel. The boy jumped on the manure and started to shovel away happily. The stunned father asked why. His son said, “There must be a pony in here somewhere!”


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To Win, Dems Will Do Anything Except Lay Off the Culture WarTo Win, Dems Will Do Anything Except Lay Off the Culture War

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:13:50 -0500

Rich Lowry, NY Post
How much do Democrats really want to defeat President Trump? There's no doubt that Democrats want to watch TV programs that excoriate the president. They want to give money to candidates opposing hâ?¦


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Why Democrats Can't Quit Nancy PelosiWhy Democrats Can't Quit Nancy Pelosi

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:14:11 -0500

Eric Bradner & Deirdre Walsh, CNN
Nancy Pelosi is sending a defiant message to House Democrats who are grumbling about her leadership: Come at me.


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The Passing of the Pelosi EraThe Passing of the Pelosi Era

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:14:36 -0500

Pat Buchanan, The American Conservative
In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.


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Can Heitkamp Win Again in Red North Dakota?Can Heitkamp Win Again in Red North Dakota?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:15:32 -0500

David Byler, RealClearPolitics
If you were to ask nearly any political analyst or forecaster which Democratic senators are most vulnerable in 2018, Heidi Heitkamp would almost certainly be on their lists. The North Dakota lawmaker, elected by a narrow margin in 2012, has been performing a delicate balancing act: trying to work well with her co-partisans while keeping the electorate of her heavily Republican home state happy. So it’s worth asking -- when we talk about vulnerable Senate incumbents, why does Heitkamp’s name keep coming up?


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America Stumbling Into Another Decade of WarAmerica Stumbling Into Another Decade of War

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:16:21 -0500

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
While we have been focused on the results of special elections, the ups and downs of the Russia investigation and President Trump’s latest tweets, under the radar, a broad and consequential shift in U.S. foreign policy appears to be underway. Put simply, the United States is stumbling into another decade of war in the greater Middle East. And this next decade of conflict might prove to be even more destabilizing than the last one.


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Getting an Edge in the Long Afghan StruggleGetting an Edge in the Long Afghan Struggle

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:16:48 -0500

 Petraeus & O'Hanlon, Wall Street Journal
Can the U.S. succeed in Afghanistan?


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No Tapes? Trump Has Us Through the Looking GlassNo Tapes? Trump Has Us Through the Looking Glass

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:17:02 -0500

Michael D'Antonio, CNN
Given his own tendency to underestimate opponents and Comey's track record of integrity, Donald Trump should have known better than to bluff about the existence of tapes.


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Trump's Tape Bluff: Perfectly LegalTrump's Tape Bluff: Perfectly Legal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:17:13 -0500

Alan Dershowitz, The Hill
OPINION We must declare an armistice against using our criminal justice system as a political weapon in what has become a zero-sum bloodsport


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FBI's Utterly Bizarre Briefing on the Baseball ShootingFBI's Utterly Bizarre Briefing on the Baseball Shooting

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:15:22 -0500

Mollie Hemingway, Federalist
The FBI gave an utterly bizarre update on its investigation into an attempt to assassinate Republican members of Congress. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) remains in the hospital from the attempt on his life in which two police officers and a congressional staffer were also shot. The hospital upgraded his condition to “fair” and said he faces a long recovery.


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NBC's Megyn Kelly Problem

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:18:48 -0500

Sonya Saraiya, Variety
It's still months before Megyn Kelly's new NBC daytime show is set to premiere, but it already feels like the former Fox News anchor has overstayed her welcome. Only three weeks into her Sunday-nigâ?¦



The Senate's Health Care Advance

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:31:32 -0500




The GOP's Unaffordable Care Act

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:32:06 -0500




Democrats' Real Problem: Pelosi Is Their True Face

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:49:47 -0500