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5 Key Health Care Proposals From House Republican Plan

House Republicans released their taskforce report on health care on Wednesday. The 37-page document offers a vision for health care that is in sharp contrast to Obamacare. Unlike Obamacare, which hinges on turning more control over to the government, this vision recognizes and embraces the important role of the consumer in demanding from the market higher quality care at lower cost. It also recognizes that simply repealing Obamacare is not enough. The proposal pays serious policy attention to one of our most pressing issues. It identifies the core challenges facing the health care system, starting with the damage done by Obamacare, and offers a broad list of policy recommendations that begin to move the health care reform in a different direction: one that is more patient-centered, market-based. Key among them: 1. Repeal of Obamacare. The proposal … Read entire article »

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Donald Trump's briefing book: Energy politics

John Siciliano About a month ago, Donald Trump voiced amazement at the feats of the oil and gas industry in tapping a seemingly unlimited source of fossil fuels through the practice of fracking, as he dipped his toe for the first time into the energy policy pool. It was a pivotal moment for the presidential candidate, who within the same 24-hour period of giving the speech, had been declared the GOP’s presumptive nominee. About this series The delivery of the major policy speech, and Trump’s near-simultaneous victory in the primaries, underscores the important place energy has occupied in the national debate in the runup to the… examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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NPR issues major correction on gun control story

Becket Adams NPR issued a lengthy correction this week in a report on a pro-gun-control activist after a conservative media watchdog group claimed the story contained several inaccuracies. The NPR article, titled “A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA,” originally characterized noted anti-gun activist Shannon Watts as a “regular” stay-at-home mom who “had never done anything political before. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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GOP senator: Obama pays 'lip service' to dangers of Islamic State

Pete Kasperowicz The Republican chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence warned Saturday that the Obama administration isn’t doing nearly enough to protect Americans at home from the rising threat of Islamic State terrorism. “The administration has paid lip service to the threat and has taken small steps in some areas and not in others, but it has not directed the full capabilities of this great nation against this problem,” Sen. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Gingrich: Clinton must be 'darn worried' about populist 'tidal wave' after Brexit

Al Weaver Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was a warning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s general election hopes. During a Facebook Live Q&A, Gingrich said that Clinton should be “pretty darn worried” about her chances in November as a “tidal wave” of populism could sweep her up and deliver the election to Donald Trump, equating it to the vote in the United Kingdom. “I suspect after the Brexit result that Hillary Clinton has to be pretty darn worried that there just might be a tidal wave building of populist, anti-establishment feeling, and she clearly is the… examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Texas GOP demands consultation on Syrian resettlements

Rudy Takala Republican lawmakers from Texas on Friday condemned the Syrian refugee resettlement program, and warned that the Obama administration is failing to consult with state authorities about the resettlements. The group said the administration is required by federal law to “consult regularly” with state authorities about refugee resettlement, but that it “is not living up to this standard. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Tony Blair sees 'parallels' in Brexit, Trump's rise

Diana Stancy Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair believes parallels exist between the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union and the support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has seen in the U.S. Trump said he believes similar forces are at work that helped get the U.K. to vote to leave the EU, and might help him win the White House. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Lee pushes for free trade deal with Britain

Joel Gehrke Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will put forward a bill requiring the lead trade official in the United States government to negotiate a trade agreement with the United Kingdom, which voted Thursday night to exit the European Union. “I plan to introduce legislation both requiring the United States to honor our current agreements with the United Kingdom until new bilateral agreements can be negotiated, and directing the U.S. Trade Representative to begin negotiations on new bilateral agreements as soon as possible,” he said. President Obama already has the legislative authority to negotiate a trade agreement with the United Kingdom,… examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Obama looks to appeal judge's rejection of fracking rules

John Siciliano The Obama administration said it may appeal a federal judge’s decision scrapping the Interior Department’s strict rules on fracking. The Justice Department filed notice on Friday that it is looking to appeal the decision in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The filing only protects the right to appeal within the time period allowed after a ruling is made, said an agency spokeswoman. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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State Dept.: No comment on scrubbed Clinton calendars

Pete Kasperowicz The State Department on Friday had no comment about reports that Hillary Clinton’s official calendar from when she was secretary of state was scrubbed to hide evidence of her meetings with Clinton Foundation donors, and said it couldn’t speak to how her calendar was maintained then. “The State Department maintained and preserved extensive records of Secretary Clinton’s calendars, and that’s evident from the records provided by the department to the Associated Press in this case,” said spokesman John Kirby. “It’s a matter of ongoing litigation, and as such I’m not going to offer additional details,” he added. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Looks like Hillary’s server wasn’t the only thing that could be scrubbed with a cloth

Looks like Hillary’s server wasn’t the only thing that could be scrubbed with a cloth

**Written by Doug Powers The wind-up: And the pitch! An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met. The fuller details of those meetings were included in files the State Department turned over to AP after it sued the government in federal … Read entire article »

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