Stories tagged: GOP
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 1:49 P.M.
Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda
President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be …
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 4:40 P.M.
Trump blames GOP conservative faction for blocking health care bill
President Donald Trump on Sunday took hard-line congressional Republicans to task over last week’s failed attempt to push through a health care overhaul measure, but the principal target of his …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 8:03 P.M.
Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats
President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 10:41 P.M.
Amid disarray, Simpson says: ‘I don’t see us coming back to the health care issue’
With Republicans in disarray over a proposed repeal of Obamacare, Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson offered his take on Friday, saying that “legislating is never a pretty process.”
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:16 A.M.
Are you a winner or loser under GOP health plan? Here’s a guide
The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 2:26 P.M.
GOP bill’s changes in rules could undermine health of neediest
An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would require the millions of Medicaid enrollees who signed up under the Obamacare expansion to renew their …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:43 A.M.
Senate GOP holdouts split into rival camps on Obamacare overhaul
The House is racing to find enough votes for its health-care bill this week, but even if it passes, prospects in the Senate have only darkened.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:33 A.M.
Tomi Lahren’s nightly show pulled for a week after her abortion comments
Amid a conservative backlash over Tomi Lahren’s explanation on why she is “pro-choice,” the conservative commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled off air for the week, the Blaze confirmed. Lahren, …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 10:05 A.M.
17 Republicans break ranks, pledging to fight climate change
Seventeen conservative Republican members of Congress announced on Wednesday that they’re supporting a clear statement about the risks associated with climate change, as well as principles for how best to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
Why the right targets Ryan
They don’t view themselves as people with specific practical goals who are willing to negotiate and perhaps compromise to reach those goals. Instead, they’re heroic revolutionaries, rousing the rabble and …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 11:56 P.M.
White House tries to salvage GOP health care proposal as criticism mounts
The White House launched an intensive effort Tuesday to salvage support for the Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as a growing number of lawmakers weighed in …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 5:48 P.M.
Here’s what the Congressional Budget Office says about the Obamacare replacement plan
Fewer people insured. A lower deficit. And lower premiums starting in 2020, as long as you’re young and healthy.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 9:25 P.M.
Pence relies more on charm than oratory to push the GOP health-care plan in Kentucky
Vice President Mike Pence was in full charm mode Saturday when he touched down here for a visit to try to sell the Republican health-care plan in a state that …
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 11:31 A.M.
GOP acts fast on health care, aims to avoid ire Democrats faced
It took former President Barack Obama and his Democrats more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, a slow and painstaking process that allowed plenty of time for …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 3:57 P.M.
Here are all the factions opposed to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan
WASHINGTON – The long-promised GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is facing opposition from all sides, and a constellation of conservative and moderate Republicans have attacked the legislation, even …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 3:19 P.M.
Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate GOP health bill
House Republican leaders are forging ahead with a health care plan that scraps major parts of the Obama-era overhaul.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 11:14 P.M.
Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill
A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying …
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 11:47 A.M.
House GOP health bill gives big tax cut to the rich
The House Republicans’ health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich. The bill would cut more than 20 taxes enacted under President Barack Obama’s heath law.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 11:14 A.M.
Obamacare 101: What’s in the House Republicans’ replacement plan?
House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is pretty complex. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that …
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 11:23 P.M.
House GOP readies legislative push to repeal Obamacare
House Republicans, despite stiff political headwinds, are readying an ambitious push this week to begin moving legislation to replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, a crucial test of …
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 2:23 P.M.
GOP wants Trump to take reins on agenda
By now, Republicans in Congress thought they would be working closely with the White House on signature items of the GOP agenda – repealing and replacing Obamacare and overhauling the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 11:22 P.M.
Analysis: Trump pivot in speech pleases GOP, but will it last?
Donald Trump finally gave Republicans what they’ve spent months begging him to deliver: a pivot to presidential. The question now is how long it lasts. Days, weeks, months – or …
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 6 A.M.
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:04 P.M.
Draft GOP lawmakers’ health care bill revamps Obama’s health care law
A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 3:01 P.M.
GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes
Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 11:39 A.M.
White nationalist leader booted from CPAC
One of America’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
GOP members of Congress, including McMorris Rodgers, face Trump foes back in district
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not attend a “town hall” event held in Spokane on Wednesday night that saw disaffected citizens criticizing her for her ties to President Donald Trump …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 6:36 A.M.
GOP plan for chaotic town halls: Avoid them
Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall last week marked a high point for the progressive “resistance,” with voters flooding a Utah high school gym, demanding answers on the GOP’s agenda, and …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:14 A.M.
18,000 call in to Illinois GOP congressman’s phone town hall
About 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Chicago Republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 8:05 A.M.
Angry voters flood town halls of GOP lawmakers
The voter identified himself as a cancer survivor, and he had something to say to Republican Rep. Justin Amash: “I am scared to death that I will not have health …