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Republicans Blew It on Healthcare Reform and Only Have Themselves to Blame

Congress will head home for the July 4th recess without having passed a single major piece of legislation. Worse, there’s no repeal of Obamacare. There isn’t even a healthcare bill that passed, and the fate of that legislation is...

Trump Lashes Out At Report That He Doesn’t Understand Details Of The Senate Healthcare Bill

President Trump was up bright and early on Wednesday, blasting the New York Times for questioning his grasp of the details of the Senate healthcare bill. The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me. They don't even...

Trump Suggests Senate GOP Members Are Close to an Agreement on Obamacare Replacement Bill

Oh, really? President Trump had a meeting at the White House with Senator Rand Paul earlier Tuesday, and at a photo-op meeting in the East Room later, surrounded by Republican senators, he announced that they were “very close” to an agreement...

BREAKING: GOP Senators Gathered at White House for Health Care Bill Meeting Right Now

News outlets are reporting that Republican Senators are gathering at the White House to discuss the Senate’s version of an Obamacare repeal bill put forward last week. The White House has been working overtime to get hesitant senators...

BREAKING: Sarah Palin Suing The New York Times For Defamation

CNN’s Jake Tapper sent out a tweet containing a copy of the lawsuit. Palin was named in a New York Times editorial on June 14th, connecting her to the shooting of Gabby Giffords by Jared Loughner. Joe Cunningham wrote about it and this...

Elizabeth Warren Says Single Payer Is the ‘Next Step’ While Republicans Fail to Offer a Serious Alternative

Far left Senator Elizabeth Warren was on the stump this weekend saying that Democrats need to run on the promise of single payer healthcare. At one time, I would have welcomed the Democrats campaigning on that. Now I fear it, because as bad...

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear the Case of the Baker Forced Into Gay Serfdom

Back in March 2013, RedState’s managing editor, Erick Erickson, posted what I think is a seminal piece on the culture wars. It is titled You Will Be Made To Care. The thesis, broadly drawn, is that with the collapse of traditional morality...

Does the SCOTUS’ Ruling in Trinity Lutheran “Profoundly Change” the Relationship Between Church and State?

As we reported earlier, the Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated ruling today dealing with the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. In the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, the Court held that the policy...

Huckabee Breaks With Trump, Warns That Senate Healthcare Bill Could Be “Major Blunder”

Well, this is new. I have to wonder if Mike Huckabee really thought this through, as his current opinion on the Senate healthcare bill puts him opposite of President Trump, who Huckabee has become a loyal toady to, in every respect. Where President...

Watercooler 6/26/2017 Open Thread: Alaska National Guard, Event Planning for Sissies, Digital Dining

The Alaska National Guard The Alaska National Guard began before statehood with the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). The ATG was formed in 1942 in direct response to the invasion of several Aleutian Islands by Japan. The ATG was made up of...

Add Susan Collins to List of Senators Bailing on Senate Obamacare Replacement Bill

Senate leadership would like to have a procedural vote to move forward with their version of an Obamacare replacement, but that may not be happening. They don’t have the votes. Three Republican senators announced they would not support a...

Liberal Nightmares Come True as Gorsuch Begins to Cast SCOTUS Votes

Two Supreme Court actions today have served to pretty much confirm what liberals had feared and conservatives were terrified to hope which is that newly appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is a conservative in the tradition...

Obamacare Lives: Senate Republicans Want to Punish You For Not Buying Health Insurance

The Obamacare “repeal” charade continues. The latest draft of the Senate version of the Republican version of Obamacare  even includes a penalty for not being insured. Senate Republicans on Monday released a revised version of...

The AMA Doesn’t Like McConnell’s New Bill, Which Might Mean It’s Good

As legislators await a Congressional Budget Office accounting of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new “secret” healthcare bill — written behind closed doors and revealed last Thursday — big players with a vested...

For Hillary to Call Republicans “The Death Party” is The Height of Hypocrisy

After Congressman Steve Scalise was shot at baseball practice by a deranged leftist gunman, you would think that Democrats would cool their rhetoric about Republicans being murderers. Liberal rhetoric has reached a fever pitch over Obamacare...

Tom Price Is Okay If We Keep Discussing Obamacare Overhaul Before Voting On It

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, one of Donald Trump’s seemingly smarter Cabinet picks, seems to understand that there is some dissatisfaction in the GOP with the current attempts to undo the damage of Obamacare. According...

Chuck Schumer… Actually, He May Not Be Wrong About The Senate’s Obamacare Bill

Chuck Schumer spoke with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday about the Senate’s health care bill. Schumer maintains that Democrats would be okay with working to improve Obamacare, but that the Republicans won’t have anything to do with...

Do Republicans Even Remember Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed?

Republicans have forgotten why repealing Obamacare is important and they have a leader in President Trump who probably never even knew in the first place. All we are hearing now is about how Obamacare is failing, which is true, but it is not...

Watercooler 06/24/17 Open Thread: Last Week, RedState – Obamacare Exchanges: The death watch begins!

Welcome to today’s edition of Watercooler: Last Week, RedState.   This WC is all about Posts, Reader’s Diaries, and comments at RedState Hot Topics Last Week: This post by Jay Caruso about Weak GOP Leadership Allows Lisa Murkowski...

Trump Attempts to Save Senate Obamacare Bill by Calling Ted Cruz Personally

I can’t imagine what he could have said to put enough shine on the current version of an Obamacare replacement bill that would persuade Senator Cruz to embrace it. The Senate needs 50 votes to get the bill to pass. They can’t rely on Democrats...

After Ruling Against Travel Bans California Announces…Travel Bans

  President Trump has been meeting opposition consistently with his Executive Order regarding the issuance of visas for individuals from selected nations. This has been rebranded as a “travel ban”, and a number of courts have blocked...

Mike Lee Penned An Op-Ed About The Obamacare Replacement Bill And You Need To Read It

What do you get when you toss a diamond into a sewer? A sewer. You get a sewer. The Senate version of an Obamacare replacement bill (Best Care Reconciliation Act or BCRA) rolled out earlier this week and it is as atrocious as the earlier House...

A Fifth Senator Rejects Senate Obamacare Replacement Bill, Drawing Ire Of Pro-Trump Group

A fifth senator has bailed on the Senate’s version of an Obamacare replacement bill. They’re saying it’s a “repeal and replace” bill, but that’s not accurate, at all. On Friday, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) joined with Senators Rand...

Trump Supporter Savagely Attacked at Sanctuary City Protest in California

We’re barely six months into the so called #RESIST movement and the Left has already engaged in more violence than they ever falsely accused the Tea Party of committing. In California a demonstration over the sanctuary cities issue ended...

BREAKING: Senate Unveils Its Obamacare “Repeal”

Senate leadership has just released their attempt at a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” The bill, which is being called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,”...

Johnny Depp On Trump: ‘When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated A President?’ (Video)

Actor Johnny Depp took to the microphone at the Glastonbury Music Festival on Thursday to lambast President Donald Trump. Depp responded to the crowd saying, “Can we bring him here? He needs help.” All of this seems rather innocuous...

Trump Flip-Flopping on Prescription Drugs Like a Fish out of Water

A popular narrative regarding President Trump is that the guy is incapable of holding a consistent position on anything for more than about five days. Witness, for example, his Rose Garden praise of the House Obamacare repeal bill followed by...

Democrat Astroturf Protests Erupt Immediately After Release of Senate Healthcare Bill

I’m absolutely certain that all of the people protesting outside Mitch McConnell’s office within minutes of his release of the draft Senate healthcare bill all had time to throughly read and analyze it’s contents. It’s...

Says One GOP Senator: I Wouldn’t Call This an Obamacare Repeal

Good thing. It’s not. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican out of Wisconsin, has a problem with the newly released Senate healthcare reform bill. Said Johnson: “I would not call this ObamaCare repeal. It’s definitely not repealing ObamaCare,”...

Two Conservative Favorites Aren’t Ready to Pull the Trigger on the Senate’s Healthcare Bill

It appears that, while Republicans in Congress are ready to get something done about Obamacare, there are still many holdouts in the House and Senate with respect to the bills put out by both chambers. For the House, the opposition came largely...