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Moore Revisionism

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On September 27, 2017
Donald Trump, having bet on the wrong horse, is now tearing up his ticket: President Trump on Tuesday apparently began deleting his tweets supporting Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama’s Senate primary after Strange lost the race to former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore. Trump had tweeted about Strange several times in the days leading up to […]

Minority Rule

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On September 26, 2017

One reason that the GOP kept trying to pass massively unpopular cuts to federal healthcare spending is donor pressure. But another reason is that, as Michelle Goldberg observes, congressional Republic

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Collins Is A No Again

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On September 26, 2017
The CBO released as good an analysis of Graham-Cassidy as was possible under the timeframe. SPOILER: it is disastrously bad legislation: “The number of people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events would be reduced by millions,” when compared with Obamacare, the CBO’s analysts said. The coverage losses would result from Medicaid cuts, […]
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In response to Jimmy Kimmel’s entirely accurate criticisms of his unspeakably dreadful healthcare bill, Bill Casssidy was outraged that Kimmel wasn’t taking the bill’s handwaving provisions, which required states to meet some vague and (if a Republican was in the White House) meaningless standards pretending to cover people with pre-existing conditions to get waivers to […]
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As has been the position of this blog on exactly one or two occasions respectively a consistent basis, Rand Paul and John McCain are admirably independent political figures: The latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act stood on the brink of failure Friday after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced his opposition to the proposal […]
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