Trump admin can’t use Congress to repeal Obamacare, so it’s asking states to rewrite the health law

Less than a month after the midterm elections ended the possibility of Obamacare repeal in Congress, the Trump administration has called on states to rewrite the health law in the image of failed GOP health bills.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new guidance on Thursday encouraging states to implement changes to the marketplace that fundamentally undermine the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

States have always had the ability to modify the ACA...

…And now the bad news about the new Congress: Liz Cheney will be a top House Republican

American conservatism frequently resembles a bad horror movie franchise. Despite common sense indicating that unsavory characters stopped deserving our attention long ago, they somehow keep coming back for decades.

Many members of disgraced President Richard Nixon’s administration resurfaced under President George W. Bush.

Now the oldest daughter of Dick Cheney, Bush’s historically–unpopular vice president, has risen to a Republican leadership role during th...

Goodbye to all these Trump allies in the House

More than a few of the more moderate members of the Republican House caucus lost their seats in Tuesday’s elections. The narrative according to some is that these moderate losses make the House of Representatives more tied to Trump than ever. And President Trump seemed to further that himself during a press conference on Wednesday, when he blamed the losses in the House on Republicans who distanced themselves from him.

But that’s not the whole story. The 116th Congress w...

Eric Trump: Obama has a ‘personal problem’ with my dad

Eric Trump said Tuesday that President Obama has a “personal problem” with his father, President Trump, and is trying to take credit for his father’s accomplishments.

Trump, the president’s second eldest son and an executive vice president of the family’s eponymous business empire, spoke with Fox & Friends for Fox News’ all-day Election Day coverage and was asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade whether he thought Obama’s decision to s...

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