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WASHINGTON POST — House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of the nation's health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "We just pulled it," President Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview.... (more)


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THE RESURGENT — In an interview with CNN, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) scorched the House Leadership's proposed Obamacare replacement bill for perpetuating the status quo. Citing a comment from Speaker Paul Ryan, Wolf Blister prefaced his question to Senator Lee by saying conservatives will get roughly 85 percent of what they want from the American Health Care Act. Lee respectfully but strongly disagreed with Speaker Ryan's assertion that this bill provides 85 percent of what conservatives want in healthcare reform.... (more)


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NEW YORK TIMES — President Trump, the author of "The Art of the Deal," has been projecting his usual bravado in public this week about the prospects of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Privately he is grappling with rare bouts of self-doubt.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mo Brooks said Thursday he was still against the American Health Care Act -- "a massive Republican welfare plan" -- even after meeting with such heavy hitters as House Speaker Paul Ryan, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.... (more)


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RALPH Z. HALLOW — House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't just step in it again, big time, on the Ryancare bill this week. The Wisconsin Republican unmasked himself as the man most capable of demolishing his own party and the Trump presidency. The Ryan American Healthcare Bill is a piece of moderate GOP trash that Mr. Ryan owns and has been trying and failing miserably to sell as the long-promised Republican repeal and replacement of Obamacare.... (more)


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CLIFF KINCAID — On the same day that the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal warned that President Donald Trump was going to go down in history as a "fake president," in part because of his "false tweet" about the "wiretapping" of Trump Tower, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee disclosed evidence of the wiretapping, also known as surveillance.... (more)


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FOX NEWS — Republican congressional investigators expect a potential "smoking gun" establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.... (more)


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DAILY MAIL — The British-born jihadi who killed four and injured 29 in Westminster was last night revealed to be a middle-aged criminal career who MI5 had investigated in the past and had a previous conviction for stabbing a man in the nose. English teacher Khalid Masood, 52, a 'lone wolf' attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, had a series of convictions for assault and other crimes.... (more)


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ART MOORE — In a refrain that has become remarkably familiar in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, a neighbor of Khalid Masood -- the 52-year-old Muslim who ran over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge then killed a police officer at the Parliament building Wednesday -- described him as a "normal calm and kind family man, always with a smile on his face."... (more)


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GREG COROMBOS — One of the Senate's most conservative members says Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch showed lawmakers and the nation this week why he is a tremendous choice for the high court, while also rejecting the attempts of Democrats to discredit Gorsuch and promising President Trump's choice will be confirmed.... (more)


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WESLEY PRUDEN — Neil Gorsuch took the best shots, such as they were, of disheartened, dismayed and despondent Democrats this week, and nobody laid a glove on him. He was as fresh when it was over as when the slugging, such as it was, began. "So what have we learned?" asked The New York Times, which presumes to be the leader of the insurrection against the new presidency. "He's probably going to be confirmed."... (more)


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PETER LEMISKA — Considering America's 240-year history, 16 years is not a long time. But for some, it's long enough to forget the outrage and fear all Americans felt after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.... (more)


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CLIFF KINCAID — President Donald Trump is usually a fan of Fox News, but his opinion may now be changing. Fox News has been caught misrepresenting its own interview with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the subject of alleged wiretapping of President Trump, in order to make Trump look bad. The cable channel also threw one of its own commentators, Judge Andrew Napolitano, under the bus for highlighting a possible British role in gathering intelligence on Trump and his associates.... (more)


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BOSTON HERALD — President Trump's transition team may have had its communications picked up and distributed throughout the intelligence community, according to a leading Republican on the House Intelligence Committee -- news that had conservatives claiming vindication as shock waves spread across Washington.... (more)


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BOB UNRUH — President Trump's tweet claiming the Obama administration "wiretapped" Trump Tower was met with derision and doubt by establishment media, which then spent several weeks repeatedly describing his claim as "unsubstantiated" and "without proof."... (more)


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WASHINGTON TIMES — Trump presidential transition officials had their communications monitored and "unmasked" by the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday, offering the first major piece of evidence of possible illegal activity by Obama officials against Donald Trump as president-elect.... (more)


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WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Washington Post's Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials.... (more)


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PHILIP KLEIN, ROBERT KING — In a last-minute bid to woo conservatives ahead of a high-stakes vote on Thursday on repealing and replacing Obamacare, House leaders are considering gutting more Obamacare regulations.... (more)


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PHILIP KLEIN — Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on Wednesday that the Senate parliamentarian has told him that it may be possible for Republicans to push harder on repealing Obamacare's regulations than the current House bill, which contradicts the assertion by House leadership that the legislation goes after Obamacare as aggressively as possible under Senate rules.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans.... (more)


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WASHINGTON TIMES — A lone attacker mowed down pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman in the shadow of the British Parliament Wednesday, in what police described as a terrorist strike that left the attacker and at least four others dead and some 40 people injured on nearby Westminster Bridge.... (more)


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BOB UNRUH — A Pennsylvania school district that was sued for deliberately allowing a girl into a boys' locker room, causing embarrassment and humiliation for a boy already changing his clothes there, on Wednesday doubled down on its advocacy for transgenderism.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — The conservative House Freedom Caucus is threatening to formally oppose the American Health Care Act unless dramatic changes are made to the Republican proposal by Wednesday night, a source said Tuesday. The plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form, is "going down as of now," the source told CNBC.... (more)


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NEWSMAX — Negotiations between conservative holdouts and President Donald Trump over the GOP healthcare bill were fruitless, and the legislation will not pass, House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said. Any hopes of passing the Obamacare repeal plan are "over," Meadows said Monday, according to The Hill.... (more)