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Passage Of Republican Health Care Bill Looking Less Likely

Doug Mataconis · 3 Comments
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The Freedom Caucus may be mollified, but moderate Republicans and the Senate aren’t. Meaning that repeal and replacement of Obamacare is becoming less likely.

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Trump Administration Introduces Tax Plan, But Comes Up Short On Details

Doug Mataconis · 40 Comments

The Trump Administration is out with a tax plan, but it’s seriously lacking in details.

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ESPN’s Massive Layoffs

James Joyner · 15 Comments

The Worldwide Leader fired over 100 on-air personalities yesterday.

Quick Takes

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Why Would Anyone Pay $400,000 to Hear Barack Obama Speak?

James Joyner · 48 Comments

The organizers are paying for prestige, not influence.

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House Freedom Caucus Backs Health Care Reform Bill That Republicans Haven’t Revealed Yet

Doug Mataconis · 4 Comments

The House Freedom Caucus is apparently getting behind a revised version of the GOP’s plan to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, but the GOP hasn’t revealed what the new plan entails.

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Trump Drops Demand For Border Wall Funding As Congress Tries To Avoid Government Shutdown

Doug Mataconis · 9 Comments

With a government shutdown looming at the end of the week, the Administration has appeared to back away from a demand that a government funding bill include money allocated for the President’s promised border wall.

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Obama’s $400,000 Speech

James Joyner

The 44th President will make as for a one-hour speech as his old annual salary. Should we worry about that?

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Federal Judge Slaps Down Trump Executive Order On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Doug Mataconis

Another Federal Court has found another Trump Executive Order unconstitutional.

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Democrats Are More Out Of Step Than Republicans, Poll Says

Doug Mataconis

Polling indicates that voters find the Democratic Party to be even more out of step than the Republican Party.

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Why Hillary Clinton Lost

Doug Mataconis

Six months after the election, the postmortems of the Clinton campaign all seem to have one thing in common, they all point at things other than the candidate and her campaign as being the reason she lost.

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Macron and Le Pen Advance To Runoff In French Presidential Election

Doug Mataconis

French voters face a stark choice in the May 7th runoff for President. Hopefully, they’ll make the correct choice.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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As End Of First Hundred Days Nears, Trump’s Job Approval Continues To Slump

Doug Mataconis

As he nears the end of his first 100 days in office, President Trump continues to suffer from bad poll numbers.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Pompadork Hat Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Jim Comey’s Dilemma

James Joyner

The FBI Director faced a damned if you do, damned if you don’t choice.

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Yes, The First Amendment Does Protect So-Called ‘Hate Speech’

Doug Mataconis

Even the most offensive speech is protected by the First Amendment.

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White House Pushing Congress To Revisit Failed Effort To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Doug Mataconis

Faced with the fact that it has little to show for its first 100 days in office, the Trump Administration is pressuring Congress to come up with a new health care reform bill before the end of next week.

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Supreme Court Makes It Harder For States To Keep Fines Paid By Exonerated Defendants

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court made it harder for states to keep fines and other payments in cases where defendants are exonerated.

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Supreme Court Considers Church-State Separation Case

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in a case dealing with whether Missouri can deny a religious school from participating in a program to make school playgrounds safer.

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Reflections on the Passing of Will Moore

James Joyner

When a prominent political scientist committed suicide yesterday, I was deeply struck by how much he was like not only me but most of the people in my professional circle.

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Another Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer?

Doug Mataconis

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is hinting at a new Supreme Court vacancy this summer.

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Bill O’Reilly Out At Fox News Channel

Doug Mataconis

Another big change at Fox News Channel.

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Democrat Falls Short Of Avoiding Runoff In Republican District In Georgia

Doug Mataconis

Democrats came close to picking up what has been a solidly Republican seat for nearly forty years but ended up falling short. Instead, we’ll have a runoff in two months.

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British Prime Minister Calls For Snap Election On June 8th

Doug Mataconis

A political surprise in Great Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap election for June 8th.

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Trump And GOP Elephant

Trump’s Bad Poll Numbers Are Starting To Impact The GOP

Doug Mataconis

President Trump’s job approval woes are starting to impact the GOP as a whole.

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Can States Require Candidates For President To Release Tax Returns? Probably Not.

Doug Mataconis

States are considering laws that would require candidates for President to release their tax returns, but such laws are probably unconstitutional.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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30 Comments
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Changes in Turkey

Steven L. Taylor

By a narrow margin, Turks voted for some significant changes.

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On Impeachment Fantasies, Redux

Steven L. Taylor

The previous discussion continued.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Meatloaf All Around Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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