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Freedom Caucus holds Congress captive
Post Date: 2017-03-26 22:19:09 by Gatlin
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At the end of the long day, the alliance of conservative ideologues that once shut down the government over President Barack Obama’s health-care law could not find the will to repeal it. Since the tea-party wave of 2010 that swept House Republicans into power, a raucous, intransigent and loosely aligned group of lawmakers known as the House Freedom Caucus — most from heavily Republican districts — has often landed a punch to its own party’s face. The Republican leadership’s decision Friday, in the face of certain defeat, to pull the bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act was a return to form, handing an immense defeat to President Donald Trump and ...

The House Freedom Caucus is "so secretive that it will not disclose the names of its members."
Post Date: 2017-03-26 21:17:04 by Gatlin
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The House Freedom Caucus is "so secretive that it will not disclose the names of its members."[32] In the current (115th) Congress, the group has about three dozen members. [32] A number of members have identified themselves, or have been identified by others, as members of the Freedom Caucus, as of March 2017[update] including: Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Chairman, 2017–present[33][32]Justin Amash of Michigan[33]Brian Babin of Texas[34]Rod Blum of Iowa[34]Dave Brat of Virginia[35]Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma[36]Mo Brooks of Alabama[37][38]Ken Buck of Colorado[39] Warren Davidson of Ohio[40] Ron DeSantis of Florida[33]Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee[41]Jeff Duncan of South ...

Why (almost) everyone hates the House Freedom Caucus
Post Date: 2017-03-26 19:47:01 by Gatlin
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Washington (CNN)The rag-tag rabble-rousing House Freedom Caucus may be the linchpin to repeal and replace Obamacare at this point. Its members, however, are Public Enemy No. 1 on Capitol Hill. The group of conservative agitators who've irked leadership, held the line against spending bills and rebelled against trade priorities of leaders have now helped delay a health care vote at least one day. Lawmakers and staffers are taking out their unhappiness on the group. Even the White House is getting frustrated, sources say, as meetings -- -- including one Thursday morning with President Donald Trump -- have gotten them nowhere. Rep. Bradley Byrne, an Alabama Republican and member of the ...

Pete King: Freedom Caucus to blame for failed healthcare bill
Post Date: 2017-03-26 19:36:40 by Gatlin
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Pete King: Freedom Caucus to blame for failed healthcare bill © Getty Images Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday pinned the failure of the GOP healthcare bill on the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, saying the GOP faction wanted a "total repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. "[The Freedom Caucus] was insisting on virtually a total repeal of ObamaCare, which sounds good," King told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. "You can't end that overnight." President Trump was handed the first legislative defeat of his presidency on Friday, after Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled the American Health Care Act amid dwindling support among ...

White House Opens Door to Democrats in Wake of Health-Bill Failure
Post Date: 2017-03-26 19:16:02 by Gatlin
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First casualty for House Freedom Caucus after health care meltdown
Post Date: 2017-03-26 19:08:02 by Gatlin
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Rep. Ted Poe announced Sunday he has resigned from the conservative House Freedom Caucus over its opposition to the Republican health care plan, becoming the group's first public casualty in the fall-out over its role in defeating the bill. "In order to deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward," the Texas Republican said in a statement. "Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead." House ...

Collapse of Obamacare repeal plan puts Freedom Caucus in complicated spot
Post Date: 2017-03-26 19:01:20 by Gatlin
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WASHINGTON — The House Freedom Caucus scored a victory with conservatives Friday when House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump decided to abandon legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. But the group now also must face a party and a president frustrated that their demands for a more conservative approach forced the legislation to a standstill that leaves the Affordable Care Act in place. On Friday afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced that the legislation had been pulled from consideration because there were not enough votes for it to pass. While the bill faced critics from all factions of the party, no group played more of a role in sinking the legislation ...

Freedom Caucus chairman shrugs off Trump warning on 2018
Post Date: 2017-03-26 18:53:34 by Gatlin
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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, says he's not worried about losing his seat in 2018 if the ObamaCare repeal plan fails. "I serve at the pleasure of the people of western North Carolina, and when you serve at their pleasure, it's only those 750,000 people that can send you home," Meadows told reporters Tuesday. "It's a temporary job, and I've known that from day one." Meadows’s comments came minutes after President Trump addressed the GOP conference Tuesday, telling members that they could lose their seats — and the House majority in 2018 — if they fail to repeal and replace ObamaCare. ...

Freedom Caucus thwarts Boehner, Ryan — and now Trump
Post Date: 2017-03-26 17:45:00 by Gatlin
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President Donald Trump’s election was supposed to neuter the House Freedom Caucus, the band of three-dozen rabble-rousing conservatives who made their name vexing House GOP leadership and driving John Boehner into early retirement. So much for that idea. On Friday, the Freedom Caucus delivered enough votes to sink Trump’s push to replace Obamacare, proving it can stymie not only another Republican speaker, but a new Republican president. It was not supposed to be this way. Trump’s election, along with the return of Republican majorities to the House and Senate, appeared to marginalize the party’s purist wing. Republicans elected their own bomb-thrower to the ...

Rep. Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus ‘did country a favor” by keeping Obamacare
Post Date: 2017-03-26 17:03:16 by Gatlin
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Rep. Jim Jordan said Sunday that he and fellow House conservatives may have done America “a favor” by derailing the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Mr. Jordan, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, insisted that his group had remained true to its values in bucking the bill supported by President Trump. “Maybe, by the fact we opposed it, we did the country a favor because this bill didn’t repeal Obamacare,” the Ohio Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This bill didn’t do what we told the American people we were going to do.” The failure of the health care bill, which was pulled Friday before a ...

Freedom Caucus' Jordan: End ObamaCare blaming, ‘Let’s get to work’
Post Date: 2017-03-26 16:42:10 by Gatlin
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House Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep. Jim Jordan tried Sunday to end the blame being cast upon his group and others for Republicans’ failed ObamaCare overhaul bill, saying, “Let’s get to work.” “Instead of doing the blame game, let’s get to work,” Jordan, R-Ohio, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Let’s do the responsible thing. Let’s get back to work and do what we told the voters we were going to do.” Much of the blame has been directed at the conservative group and its roughly 30 members, after House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday realized he didn’t have enough support for the bill in the GOP-led chamber and canceled the ...

How a secret Freedom Caucus pact brought down Obamacare repeal
Post Date: 2017-03-26 16:25:23 by Gatlin
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The behind-the-scenes story of the staredown between a few dozen conservative true believers and a novice president. Speaker Paul Ryan and House leaders had been toiling behind closed doors for weeks assembling their Obamacare repeal bill as suspicion on the far-right simmered to a boil. So on March 7, just hours after Ryan unveiled a plan that confirmed its worst fears, the House Freedom Caucus rushed to devise a counterstrategy. The few dozen true believers knew that pressure from House leaders and President Donald Trump to fall in line would be immense and they were intent on not getting boxed in. In a conference room in the Rayburn House Office Building, the group met that evening ...

A Pathetic Figure Worthy of Nothing but Our Contempt
Post Date: 2017-03-26 13:15:09 by Deckard
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That would be George W. Bush.  He couldn’t come crawling out from under his rock when a democrat was president, but now that a (presumably) outsider republican is the big cheese, look who shows up.  It tells you the desperation of the elite when they bring out the man who would be tried for war crimes in about 180 countries.  Who’s next, Dick Cheney? Anyway, let’s dive in: Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday warned against an “isolationist tendency” in the U.S. that he called dangerous to national security… Much of the world would have been thrilled had Bush held even a modicum of an “isolationist tendency.”  And to speak ...

Trump and the Republicans, Business as Usual
Post Date: 2017-03-26 13:10:33 by Deckard
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So far, Trump and the republicans are following perfect form: House Republicans abandoned their efforts to repeal and partially replace Obamacare after President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan couldn’t wrangle enough votes…. It strikes me that Obama is more capable than Trump and Pelosi is more capable than Ryan; at least when Obama and Pelosi had a majority in both houses of congress, they could ramrod an unpopular bill through. Why did it fail?  I will answer the question with a question: who in the electorate voted for “replace”?  The voters for Trump wanted “repeal.”  Republicans, when not in power, proposed a repeal bill at least ...

Trump White House Releases “Treason” Evidence Against Hillary. TAKE HER DOWN
Post Date: 2017-03-26 07:54:06 by HomerBohn
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CNN and other mainstream media sites endlessly claim Trump worked with Russia to beat Clinton in the election, but the truth is finally coming out. Sean Spicer stated that there is “probably more evidence” that CNN conspired with Hillary Clinton’s campaign than any “evidence” indicating Trump had ties with Russia. (Watch video at link) During the press briefing at the White House on Thursday, Spicer stated that CNN claimed to have U.S. official sources that were looking into President Trump’s alleged communications with Russia and its operatives to promote information against Hillary Clinton. And they can’t deny they said this. CNN claimed that ...

Meet The “Neocons” That Every Libertarian Should Applaud And Embrace
Post Date: 2017-03-26 02:13:10 by Gatlin
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Neocon has been the go-to pejorative in libertarian circles for many years, and deservedly so. The Bush Administration ripped up the Constitution, thrust the country in endless wars, and sent the debt through the roof. These policies were then aggressively continued during the Obama regime, but times are finally beginning to change. In the age of Trump, neocon influence is waning. His “America First” talk does not align with their agenda, and tensions are bubbling to the surface. The neocons are clearly working to undermine Trump, and their star within Republican circles is fading fast. They floated Evan McMullin as an Independent Presidential candidate for the sole purpose of ...

enger Freedom Caucus didn't want to compromise
Post Date: 2017-03-25 21:53:55 by Gatlin
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On Libertarian Arrogance
Post Date: 2017-03-25 21:32:28 by Gatlin
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Recently, I was privy to an exchange on social media that highlighted the intellectual and moral arrogance observed in many libertarians. Certain members of the Liberty Movement seem to be so sure of their superiority that they miss the authoritarian allure of a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Turning a blind eye (or turning up our noses) at those we disagree with will not help advance the ideas about individual rights, the rule of law, benefits of markets, or any of the other foundations upon which so many of us base our worldviews if not our careers. Rather than dismiss those arguments that we happen to disagree with by claiming some de facto intellectual, empirical, or moral ...

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress
Post Date: 2017-03-25 21:25:05 by cranky
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Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass. Ryan was caught on an audio file from October—obtained by Breitbart News and published a couple weeks ago—saying he is “not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” While the audio file does not make the comments clear, Ryan’s staff later claimed that it was specifically about the Access Hollywood tape scandal from the ...

The health-care fiasco was not inevitable
Post Date: 2017-03-25 12:35:30 by Gatlin
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Today President Trump, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), moderate House Republicans and Freedom Caucus Republicans risk their jobs, their credibility and their agenda. How could this have gone differently, without the potential for political self-immolation? Consider some alternative scenarios. In the first, Trump could have stuck to his campaign populist themes. Rather than defer to Ryan and to Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price (whose plan was essentially what Ryan had in mind all along), he could have put forth a populist- styled plan: Keep the taxes on the rich, put additional money into funding state- based reinsurance plans for high-risk individuals, encourage insurers ...

‘Move fast and break things’: Trump’s healthcare failure and the backlash ahead
Post Date: 2017-03-25 12:31:03 by Gatlin
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Republicans suffered a devastating defeat on Obamacare. But the pulling of the American Health Care Act could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Trump. he James S Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House was crammed as usual but there was an extra frisson of suspense. As the press secretary, Sean Spicer, walked to the lectern, a conversation was unfolding just 27 paces away in the Oval Office. It would invalidate almost everything he said. Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House of Representatives, told Donald Trump the news he did not want to hear. Weeks of cajoling and arm-twisting to win over skeptics of their healthcare reform legislation had failed. Ryan asked the president to ...

THE HEALTH-CARE DEBACLE WAS A FAILURE OF CONSERVATISM
Post Date: 2017-03-25 12:25:14 by Gatlin
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Let the recriminations begin! Actually, the health-care-failure finger-pointing got under way well before Friday, when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan cancelled a House vote on the American Health Care Act. A day earlier, aides to the President let it be known that he had come to regret going along with Ryan’s idea of making health care his first legislative priority. In the coming days and weeks, there will be more of this blame shifting, and, in truth, there is plenty of blame to go around. Ryan failed to unify the House Republican caucus. Trump’s staff allowed him to endorse a bill that made a mockery of his campaign pledge to provide health insurance for everybody. And Trump ...

Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses
Post Date: 2017-03-25 12:16:19 by Gatlin
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President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on Jan. 20 ended in failure. Democrats were unified against it. House Republicans had planned a vote on the measure after Trump late on Thursday cut off negotiations with Republicans ...

The Republicans Fold on Health Care
Post Date: 2017-03-25 12:12:22 by Gatlin
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The House abandoned its legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, handing President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan a major defeat. To a man and woman, nearly every one of the 237 Republicans elected to the House last November made the same promise to voters: Give us control of Congress and the White House, and we will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, those lawmakers abandoned that effort, conceding that the Republican Party’s core campaign pledge of the last seven years will go unfulfilled. “I will not sugarcoat this: This is a disappointing day for us,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a press conference after he informed Republicans that ...

Republicans Land a Punch on Health Care, to Their Own Face
Post Date: 2017-03-25 12:03:35 by Gatlin
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WASHINGTON — At the end of the long day, the alliance of conservative ideologues who once shut down the government over President Barack Obama’s health care law could not find the will to repeal it. Since the Tea Party wave of 2010 that swept House Republicans into power, a raucous, intransigent and loosely aligned group of lawmakers known as the Freedom Caucus — most from heavily Republican districts — has often landed a punch to its own party’s face. Click HERE to read the remainder of the article.

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