This vote sets up days of debates and votes over what parts of the Affordable Care Act this ‘skinny bill’ will repeal and replace.
Jon Ward discusses health care collapse, the evolution of institutions, and 1980 vs. 2020 Presidential runs on Federalist Radio.
McConnell squelched any possibility of pre-gaming consensus on the Senate side. It was a bet on his own ability as leader, and he lost.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurers to sell non-Obamacare plans would turn the exchanges into high-risk pools for the old and sick. That might not be such a bad thing.
The GOP has a chance to begin reforming health care by undoing Obamacare. Can they really afford to pass up this opportunity?
If the Senate’s Obamacare replacement includes strict pro-life protections, why are Senate staff suddenly contradicting Mitch McConnell’s claims about tax-funded abortion?
Senators have floated a lengthy phase-out of the enhanced federal match associated with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. That likely dooms any real Medicaid restraint.
What does a Trump pivot look like? It looks like running against Washington and refusing to even pretend to be a traditional Republican.
Our discourse is full of rhetorical terms used to frighten or cajole the public in a given direction. But these words don’t mean what you think they mean.
They should follow the precedent Harry Reid set in 2013, and confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with 51 votes instead of 60.
Republicans should do everything in their power to ensure that Elizabeth Warren becomes the voice of the Democratic Party.
Writers who claim that Republicans used belligerent tactics during the 2016 election should take a closer look at President Obama’s track record.
Filibustering nominations has long been considered illegitimate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should move now, before Trump’s inauguration.
Nothing will change.
Here are three reasons Republicans should not help Democrats ‘fix’ their abomination of a law, but instead replace it with a sensible one that depends on human initiative.
Republican leaders have spent months trying to play Henry Higgins to their presumptive presidential nominee. There’s just one problem: Donald Trump is no Eliza Doolittle.
Donald Trump has succeeded because Republicans realized too late that they were locked in a Civil War over the future of their party.
Democrats are only helping Republicans by making fun of them for not considering various personalities to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
The upshot of Antonin Scalia’s passing is that the only constitutional limits on the next president will be those he himself chooses to recognize.
Mitch McConnell has vowed to block any of lame-duck President Obama’s Supreme Court nominees. Here are 10 other times Democrats did the same thing.
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