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Errors and Reconciliation: The GOP Has a Lot to Do to Pass the Tax Bill by Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/11/2017 at 1:00pm
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The GOP in Congress are no doubt desperate for a victory after the failed Obamacare repeal attempts, but that desperation could come back and bite them. They want to pass the tax bill before Christmas, but all the rushing and late nights have caused errors. From The Washington Post:

Questionable special-interest provisions...

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With Prospects Fading, Here’s How Republicans Hold the House in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:30pm 11/12/2017 at 6:30pm

In one short year, the Republican majority in the U. S. House of Representatives has shifted from seemingly safe to somewhat in jeopardy.  The Democrats have an uphill battle in the Senate, defending 25 seats to the GOP’s nine, but a number of circumstances and Tuesday’s election results have improved Democrats’...

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GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling Plans to Retire at End of His Term

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/31/2017 at 4:00pm
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Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has told The Dallas Morning News that he will retire at the end of his term:

“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make...

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Controversial Tax Change May Face No Hassle in Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:30am 10/31/2017 at 11:30am
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Eyes are on tax reform this week as the GOP controlled House plans to release its tax reform bill on November 1, which may include elimination of state and local tax (SALT) deductions along with changes to 401(k) retirement plans.

Both have received proper outrage, especially from representatives in high-taxed states. But...

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Report: Romney Seriously Considering Run for Senate in Utah

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/28/2017 at 7:00pm

Former Massachusetts governor and twice failed GOP candidate for president Mitt Romney is reportedly quite seriously contemplating a Senate run in Utah.  While the senior senator from Utah Orrin Hatch (R) has not announced any plans to retire, it appears that the Utah GOP is ready for Romney.

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Bannon Urges Grassroots Efforts at the California Republican Party Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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It would be difficult to imagine a more wretched hive of incompetence and boobery than the California Republican Party leadership.

From the amazing implosion of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) as a politician and human being, the initial support of a tax-raising proposition that was only rescinded after the rise of the Tea...

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Message to the GOP: A Tea Party-inspired Insurrection is Under Way

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/30/2017 at 7:30pm
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As the GOP-led Congress fails to fulfill its seven-year, oft-repeated pledge to repeal ObamaCare and fails to support meaningful immigration reform that includes securing our border (building the wall), right-leaning voters who put them in power are becoming more and more restless, frustrated, and angry.

Luther Strange’s primary drubbing in Alabama suggests...

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Race Tightens for Chaffetz’s House Seat a Day Before Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/14/2017 at 4:00pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) shocked the country last year when he said he planned to step down from his seat. Now those in his GOP-dominated district will hit the polls on Tuesday to determine the GOP candidate for the special election, who will probably have no problem...

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Are GOP Donors Withholding Funds Due to Obamacare Debacle?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/8/2017 at 8:30pm

CNN reported that GOP donors have started to withhold funds and donations after the GOP controlled Senate could not repeal and replace Obamacare. From CNN:

At least $2 million in contributions promised to the National Republican Sena...

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Businessman Danny Tarkanian Will Challenge Nevada Sen. Heller in Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/8/2017 at 4:00pm
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Businessman Danny Tarkanian, who has run for different political offices in Nevada,  announced on Fox this morning that will challenge Republican Nevada Senator Dean Heller next year in the primary.

Tarkanian called Heller a “Never-Trumper” and promised to carry out President Donald Trump’s policies. From NBC News:

Heller charted a meandering course through...

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Switches to Republican Party

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00am 8/4/2017 at 7:00am
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At a rally for President Donald Trump, West Virginia Governor Governor Jim Justice announced he will switch from the Democrat party to the Republican Party. From KGOU:

“Today I will tell you with lots of pr...

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The Tone-Deaf Left Stages Mock Funerals To Protest GOP Health Care Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:00am 5/10/2017 at 10:00am
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One of the things I most enjoyed about watching the Occupy movement implode was their profound lack of understanding of average Americans.  They seemed to really believe that they could sway American opinion by screeching about the glories of communism, pooping on cop cars, setting up ’60’s-style communal “democracies,” using their

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Irony Alert: Pelosi Now Interested In Knowing What’s in a Bill Before It’s Passed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/11/2017 at 4:00pm
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Tone deaf and completely without self-awareness or irony, Nancy Pelosi actually asserted that the American people have a right to know what’s in the GOP health care (insurance) bill before it passes.

Via Mediaite, Pelosi wrote to Paul Ryan:

Dear Speaker Ryan,

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Ronna Romney McDaniel Picked as RNC Chair

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/19/2017 at 2:30pm

The Republican National Committee has chosen Ronna Romney McDaniel as its new chairwoman since President-elect Donald Trump took previous RNC chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff.

McDaniel served as “chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party,” where she helped Trump win the typical blue state over Hillary Clinton. Both Trump and...

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Some GOP Governors Fight to Keep ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/14/2017 at 12:30pm

The ObamaCare Medicaid expansion is a horrible deal for low income Americans; it’s also where a large number of “newly covered” Americans get their new coverage.

Not only does the expansion include “automatic” enrollment in Medicaid through ObamaCare even if it’s not wanted, but expanding Medicaid to slightly higher income levels includes...

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GOP Maintains Control of Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/9/2016 at 7:30pm

The GOP managed to maintain control of Congress after elections on Tuesday, even though it lost Kelly Ayotte (NH) in the Senate.

The Senate had everyone on edge, with outside groups pouring millions into races since the Democrats only needed five more seats to grab the majority. The GOP lost Ayotte’s seat...

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NC GOP office firebombed – “Nazi Republicans leave town or else”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/16/2016 at 7:30pm
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A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed.

ABC News reports:

A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was damaged by fire and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday.

A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled...

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