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Repealing Obamacare Is Just the Start: How to Fix American Health Care, Part 1

Obamacare, the left’s grand attempt to create a national government-run health care system, has failed. They promised lower health insurance premiums, but delivered higher ones. They promised more choice and competition, but delivered less. They promised continuity and better access to care, but delivered disruption and dislocation. Despite promises that people could keep their plans and doctors, thousands of Americans were forced into more expensive insurance with higher deductibles and plans that didn’t include their doctors. After spending billions in tax dollars, Obamacare managed to increase the number of people with health insurance by much less than predicted—with over 80 percent of even that increase the result of simply enrolling more people in Medicaid. So far, the net growth in private health insurance has been only about 3 million people—or less than 1 … Read entire article »

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Obamacare Repeal Moves Forward as Centrist GOP Senators Abandon Plan to Delay It

A group of Republican senators looking to delay the bill repealing Obamacare withdrew their request to do so Wednesday night, a significant move that brings Congress one step closer to dismantling the health care law. Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana introduced an amendment to the budget resolution Monday pushing back the deadline for House and Senate committees to craft the reconciliation bill repealing Obamacare to March 3. The original target date for the committees was Jan. 27. But during a marathon voting session—called “vote-a-rama”—that began Wednesday evening and extended into early Thursday morning, Portman and Corker withdrew the amendment. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We plan to withdraw this amendment and place our faith in the fact that … Read entire article »

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Lemons in America Are About to Get Cheaper

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans will be making a whole lot more lemonade this year, and saving money while they’re at it. On Dec. 23, the Department of Agriculture eliminated a 15-year-old ban on lemon imports from northwest Argentina, the world’s top producer of lemons. Domestic producers had long argued that Argentine lemons carried pests and diseases that would harm U.S. consumers, but a decade of testing that claim by the Department of Agriculture has now proved otherwise. While guidelines still remain in place to ensure that lemons imported from Argentina are not harmful to consumers, the lifting of the ban is predicted to lower the price of lemons in the U.S. by about 2 percent. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Currently, the value of U.S. lemon imports is greater during the … Read entire article »

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Black Leaders Who Support Jeff Sessions: ‘He Is a Good Man, Let That Be Heard’

During his confirmation hearing for U.S. attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions faced questions about his record on issues of race and civil rights. Allegations of racism contributed to the downfall of Sessions’ 1986 bid for a federal judgeship before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the same committee he is seeking approval from to move forward as attorney general. But this time around, black leaders are coming out to defend Sessions’ character and his record on race and civil rights. Watch the video to hear why these African-Americans are going out of their way to defend his legacy. The post Black Leaders Who Support Jeff Sessions: ‘He Is a Good Man, Let That Be Heard’ appeared first on The Daily Signal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Go to SourceKelsey Harkness … Read entire article »

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3 Takeaways From Gen. John Kelly’s Homeland Security Confirmation Hearing

On Tuesday, retired Gen. John Kelly, the nominee to be secretary of homeland security, went before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee for his confirmation hearing. Here are the top three takeaways from that hearing. 1. The Department of Homeland Security’s management and morale are a top focus for Congress and for Kelly. Multiple senators from both sides of the aisle asked Kelly what he intends to do about the core management issues facing the Department of Homeland Security. Drawing upon his past experiences and style of leadership, Kelly clearly stated that he intends to take a comprehensive top-to-bottom review of the department. He said that the disparate pieces of the department must be better united and efficient in working together. To accomplish this, he intends to instill a common sense of … Read entire article »

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4 Big Concerns From Day 2 of Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearings

The first day of confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions was comparatively collegial compared to the more contentious speakers who testified Wednesday for and against President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general. Sessions didn’t testify during the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings, but former staffers and law enforcement advocates were among those speaking in the Alabama Republican’s favor. And even as the first day was largely bereft of the allegations of racism that sank Sessions’ 1986 nomination to be a federal judge, the second day was packed with allegations of racial insensitivity. This process should be about facts. Watch this powerful, heartfelt testimony from former Sessions staffer William Smith. pic.twitter.com/cpk6SLQgST — Senator Hatch Office (@SenOrrinHatch) January 11, 2017 The change in tone didn’t go unnoticed by one witness: William … Read entire article »

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9 Issues Discussed at Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Trump’s Secretary of State

At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson took harsh questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his business dealings in Russia during his career as CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. In a moment where Russia is under fire for interfering in the U.S. election, and the Kremlin’s fingerprints are all over some of the world’s dominant conflicts, including the war in Syria and fight against ISIS, senators pressured Tillerson on whether he could respond appropriately given his private sector experience. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who ran for president against Trump, pressed Tillerson on whether he backs the assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies about Russia’s election-year hacking. “Do you believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that Russian intelligence services directed a campaign of measures involving … Read entire article »

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Trump Lays Out Agenda at First Post-Election Press Conference

Nine days away from the inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference Wednesday after winning the presidential election. Here are six takeaways from Trump’s press conference. 1. Trump Will ‘Repeal and Replace Obamacare’ Trump said that Obamacare is a “disaster” and that the easy road to take would be to “let it implode.” However, Trump said that as soon as the Senate approves his pick for secretary of health and human services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., his administration will unveil a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We’re going to be submitting, as soon as our secretary is approved, almost simultaneously—shortly thereafter—a plan,” Trump said. “It will be repeal and replace. It will be, essentially simultaneously.” 2. The Wall ‘Will Happen’ Trump firmly reiterated his intention to build a … Read entire article »

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Fixing the VA for Our Veterans: What Will Trump’s Pick Need to Do?

It’s official: President-elect Donald Trump has selected David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health, to be the next VA secretary. Shulkin, who has been undersecretary since July 2015, faces substantial challenges in reforming the troubled agency and restoring it to its mission of providing timely care and benefits to veterans nationwide. The scandals brought to light at the Phoenix VA hospital nearly three years ago made clear to all Americans what thousands of veterans across the country have been saying for much longer—the VA has in many cases failed to keep its promise to care for and support veterans after they hang up the uniform. These scandals are the result of numerous factors that Shulkin must commit to addressing as VA secretary. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For one, the Department of … Read entire article »

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Trump Pleases GOP Voters At Press Conference But Not Others

Voters who watched or followed news reports about President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference are almost evenly divided over how he did. Republicans liked it; Democrats and unaffiliated voters didn’t. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of Likely U.S. Voters watched or followed news reports about Trump’s first press conference. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update ? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 11-12, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Go to Source … Read entire article »

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Nutty Nancy Pelosi lets America know who’s to blame for $9 trillion in debt added since Obama’s been president

Nutty Nancy Pelosi lets America know who’s to blame for $9 trillion in debt added since Obama’s been president

**Written by Doug Powers Here’s a hint: President Obama’s being completely removed from the blame loop because Nancy Pelosi’s going to go straight from 16 years of “blame Bush” to an as yet indeterminate number of “blame Trump” years: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama’s watch. Pelosi argued … Read entire article »

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Go figure: Attorney General for admin that constantly slams cops says low officer morale contributes to Chicago’s woes

**Written by Doug Powers Chicago’s in the midst of the city’s worst crime and violence wave in two decades, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch showed up today — a week before Obama’s eight years are up — to give a stern lecture to … the police: A damning U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday morning excoriates the Chicago Police Department for failing to discipline officers who too often resort to force, including shootings. The failure to effectively investigate officers’ use of force or discipline police “has helped create a culture in which officers expect to use force and not be questioned about the need for or propriety of that use,” the Justice Department said. The 164-page report paints a picture of a broken department where officers have disproportionately used force against African-Americans … Read entire article »

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