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March 9, 2017
DAN POPP — The "Republicans" have introduced an antidote for Obamacare, and -- surprise! -- it isn't the Constitution. Or free markets. Our old Marxist pal Paul Ryan, who once ran for Vice President on the promise to "save" FDR's lawless Ponzi scheme, has cooked up a "replacement" for the ACA.... (more)


March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat said if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act with legislation just approved by two key House committees, they will make the same mistakes as Democrats and face voters' wrath.... (more)


March 9, 2017
CURTIS DAHLGREN — "Your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams." -- President Reagan's farewell address to the United Nations (1989)... (more)


March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in the weeks after President Trump took office, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced Wednesday, calling the drop an early sign that Mr. Trump's get-tough policies are working.... (more)


March 9, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The New York Times has removed the word "wiretapped" from the headline of a pre-inauguration story on data being used by the federal government to investigate aides to President Donald Trump.... (more)


March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has reportedly accepted an offer from President Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to Russia. The veteran diplomat, who also sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, would take over perhaps the most politically fraught and high-stakes post in the U.S. ambassadorship ranks.... (more)


March 9, 2017
BOB UNRUH — There's a new best-seller on Amazon called "Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide" that's being touted as a guaranteed path for the party to become "unstoppable." It's 266 pages of blank paper.... (more)


March 8, 2017
WALL STREET JOURNAL — WikiLeaks released a massive trove of documents and files Tuesday that it says exposes how the Central Intelligence Agency hacks smartphones, computer operating systems, message applications and internet-connected televisions, in what would be one of the biggest breaches in the spy agency's history.... (more)


March 8, 2017
WASHINGTON POST — A vast portion of the CIA's computer hacking arsenal appeared to have been exposed Tuesday by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, which posted thousands of files revealing secret cyber-tools used by the agency to convert cellphones, televisions and other ordinary devices into implements of espionage.... (more)


March 8, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Conservatives in the House and Senate haven't given up hope that they can reshape Republican Obamacare replacement legislation to be more to their liking, despite mixed signals from the White House and congressional leadership.... (more)


March 8, 2017
ART MOORE — Republican critics of the health-insurance bill unveiled by the party's House leadership Monday night held a press conference in front of the Capitol Tuesday afternoon calling for a two-step process that begins with a simple bill to repeal Obamacare and saves debate over replacement for later.... (more)


March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — House Republicans released a long-awaited plan Monday to reduce the federal footprint in health care by repealing Obamacare's unpopular mandates, replacing its subsidies with a new form of tax credits and gradually overhauling the Medicaid insurance program for the poor.... (more)


March 7, 2017
NEWSMAX — Not all House Republicans are satisfied with the GOP's bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, with one calling it "Obamacare by a different form." Politico spoke with a handful of GOP lawmakers from the House chamber who feel the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, is too similar to the existing law.... (more)


March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Conservatives in Congress are casting stern glares at an GOP Obamacare replacement plan released Monday, spelling trouble for an effort that's already on shaky footing.... (more)


March 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Sen. Rand Paul's days-long quest to find the House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare was derided by GOP lawmakers as a "publicity stunt," but it might just put the Kentucky congressman back in the mix when it comes to influencing Congress as it prepares to make a series of key policy decisions.... (more)


March 6, 2017
PHILIP KLEIN — In releasing their healthcare plan on Monday, House Republican leaders sent a signal loud and clear: liberalism has already won. Barring radical changes, Republicans will not be passing a bill that ushers in a new era of market-based healthcare. In reality, the GOP will either be passing legislation that rests on the same philosophical premise as Obamacare, or will pass nothing at all, and thus keep Obamacare itself in place.... (more)


March 6, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday closed the door on an Obama administration objective to redefine the term "sex" in federal law to include whatever gender a person may feel like on a particular day.... (more)


March 6, 2017
GARTH KANT — Headlines have screamed the denials by former President Obama and former members of his administration that he had wiretapped the Trump campaign. But a closer look shows the denials actually may have been non-denials, using artful language that may be more notable for it did not say, than what it said.... (more)


March 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The White House said Monday that President Trump is asking Congress to investigate leaks of classified government secrets, in addition to probing the possibility that President Obama ordered the wiretapping of his campaign operation.... (more)


March 6, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — They're in retreat now. You may have missed it amid President Trump's startling Saturday tweet storm, the recriminations over president-on-candidate spying, and the Jeff Sessions recusal -- a whirlwind weekend. But while you weren't looking, an elaborate narrative died.... (more)


March 6, 2017
BYRON YORK — Put aside, for a moment, the raging controversies over this or that aspect of Donald Trump, the Russians and the election. And then ask: What do we know about the allegation at the heart of the matter: Did Trump, his campaign aides or his associates collude with Russians to influence the 2016 campaign?... (more)


March 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump plans to sign an executive order this week that scraps two major Obama energy and climate regulations in one fell swoop. The presidential executive order aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's climate agenda, and the Interior Department's moratorium on new coal mining leases, which Trump has vowed to quash during his first 100 days in office.... (more)


March 6, 2017
ALAN KEYES — There is a very disturbing pattern here. We declare Jesus' message and critique rival beliefs such as Islam. Some people don't like what we say, and threaten violence to silence us. Then, instead of defending free speech and protecting us, the police shut down free speech to avoid public disorder. And then a court convicts us of provoking disorder and risking violence! (Michael Stockwell, convicted street preacher)... (more)


March 6, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — Host Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" spent most of his Sunday show on the subject of whether there is any evidence of Trump officials colluding with Russia to affect the 2016 presidential election. "On the Russian collusion, there's a lot of smoke, no evidence," said panelist Bob Woodward of Washington Post Watergate fame.... (more)


March 6, 2017
JOSEPH FARAH — After Donald Trump blew the whistle on the eavesdropping of his 2016 campaign headquarters by Barack Obama's administration, few in the media or elsewhere seem to be asking the obvious questions: Was it legal? Was it ethical -- in the American way?... (more)