Tag Archives: Obamacare

Trump Continues To Whine About Obamacare Loss

USA Today reports: After his party’s stinging defeat over health care legislation, President Trump tweeted Saturday that the Republicans in the Senate “look like fools” and should do away with the filibuster, even though scrapping a 60-vote requirement would still not have saved the doomed bill. The president’s morning tweetstorm comes barely a day and a half after Republicans in …

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McCain Returns Home For Chemo And Radiation

Raw Story reports: Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, is returning home to Arizona for medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic, McCain’s office said on Friday. “On Monday, July 31, he will begin a standard post-surgical regimen of targeted radiation and chemotherapy. During that time, Senator McCain will maintain a work schedule,” the office said in a …

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GOP Pundit Claims Trump’s Presidency Is “Effectively Legislatively Over” After Obamacare Fail [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Following the collapse of the “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill Friday, one pundit has declared the Trump presidency as good as finished. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz’s former Communications Director Rick Tyler said, “I think this presidency is effectively over.” Tyler told the show’s co-host, Mika Brzezinski, that, “If you look …

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The Wreck Of The McConnell Fitzgerald

According to multiple reports on Twitter, this morning House Speaker Paul Ryan reacted to the Obamacare repeal failure with a reading of the lyrics to Canadian pop singer Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976’s hit single, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald. As our older readers surely recall, the song is about the still unexplained 1975 sinking of the freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald …

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GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: McConnell Has Got To Go [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who is running for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is renewing his calls for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to step down from his leadership role after the chamber rejected the latest effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “Unquestionably the leadership at the top is responsible. The buck stops …

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Mike Huckabee Has The Obamacare Sadz

Gizmodo weighs in: Why does Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders just became the White House Press Secretary, want state legislatures to choose US Senators? Obviously he’s frustrated with last night’s failure of the Republicans to repeal Obamacare. But the reason that repeal of the 17th Amendment would favor his party is because the majority of state legislatures are Republican. …

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“Skinny” Obamacare Repeal Fails In 49-51 Vote

McCain! The New York Times reports: The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a huge political setback to President Trump. Senator John McCain of Arizona, who just this …

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ALASKA: Trump Administration Threatens State Funding After GOP Senator Votes Against Obamacare Repeal

The Alaska Dispatch News reports: President Donald Trump isn’t going to just let Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s no vote on Tuesday’s health care motion go. Early Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to express displeasure with Murkowski’s vote. By that afternoon, each of Alaska’s two Republican senators had received a phone call from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke letting them know the vote …

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Scaramucci Compares Battle To Repeal Obamacare To Abraham Lincoln’s Fight To End Slavery [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The new head of communications at the White House brought up Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to end slavery when asked about the difficulty Donald Trump has faced in trying to repeal Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation. In his first UK television interview, Anthony Scaramucci said Trump would push through the abolition of the healthcare plan, despite opposition in Congress. …

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Republican House Rep: Somebody Needs To Go Into The Senate And “Snatch A Knot In Their Ass” [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), frustrated at the Senate’s pace in their effort to repeal Obamacare, said Wednesday that “somebody needs to go over there into that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.” The remark came during an interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, after the cable news host asked about a female senator’s “no” vote …

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Senate Rejects Obamacare Repeal in 45-55 Vote

The New York Times reports: The Senate on Wednesday rejected a measure that would have repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act but would not have provided a replacement, signaling that the “clean repeal” bill that conservatives have embraced cannot get through Congress. The vote underscored the bind that Republican leaders have found themselves in. Repealing the health law …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Obamacare Repeal Bill

ABC News reports: Around 11:30 today, the Senate is expected to vote on a straight repeal-only option based on 2015 piece of legislation that passed both chambers of Congress but was vetoed by then-President Barack Obama. Although that language cleared the House and Senate back then, some Senate Republicans acknowledge now that the vote was symbolic. It was used by …

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Obamacare Repeal Vote

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell woke up this morning, he knew today was about one thing: moving on. Whether that meant moving on to the much-awaited health care debate or moving on to another strategy, no one knew. Halfway through the GOP’s weekly lunch, even the senators themselves had no idea …

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BREAKING: Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Advance Bill To Rip Healthcare From Millions Of Americans

With the vote standing at 48-50, Sen. John McCain arrived last in the Senate chamber to cast his vote, joined by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, in favor of advancing the bill to repeal Obamacare. With the vote then standing at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Johnson’s vote came after an “intense” but unheard discussion on the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Again Votes On Obamacare Repeal

Business Insider breaks down what might happen: After a rush of confusion leading up to the vote, it appears that McConnell’s tactics are starting to come into view. Based on statements from various members, McConnell’s current plan is to allow a vote on an Obamacare repeal-only bill to go first and likely fail. Then, they will vote on the Better …

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Rand Paul: I Won’t Vote For A Healthcare Bill That Hasn’t Been Written Or Scored By The CBO [VIDEO]

This morning Sen. Rand Paul appeared on Fox News to declare that he won’t be voting for a healthcare bill “that hasn’t been written and hasn’t been scored by the CBO.” Paul went on to blast the bill as a “pork fest” – which is a neat trick for a bill that hasn’t been written. More from ABC News: Should …

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Sen. Angus King Goes Completely Silent After Offering To Describe Today’s GOP Healthcare Bill [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN host Alisyn Camerota could do nothing but laugh at Sen. Angus King (I-ME) when he revealed what information he had about the Republican health care bill that the Senate will vote on today. The Maine senator was completely silent. “Let me give you a quick synopsis of what I know about the bill that we’re going …

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Senate Republicans Press For John McCain’s Return In Time For Tomorrow’s Obamacare Repeal Vote

Politico reports: Senate Republicans are still hoping John McCain makes it to Tuesday’s crucial Obamacare repeal vote. The absence of the Arizona senator, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last week, has made getting 50 votes to start debate on the bill exceedingly difficult. GOP leaders are hoping he can surprise everyone and return Tuesday. “They were trying to get …

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Trump Bemoans “17 Years Of Obamacare Havoc”

Heavy.com reports: President Donald Trump began his statement on health care this afternoon by incorrectly saying that Obamacare was passed 17 years ago. “For the past 17 years, Obamacare has wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent, hardworking Americans,” Trump said at the very top of a statement delivered from the White House on Monday. Not counting Trump thanking everyone …

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Trump Administration Uses Obamacare’s Promotional Budget In A Disinformation Campaign Meant To Kill It

The Daily Beast reports: The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling it. The effort, which involves a multi-pronged social media push as well as video testimonials designed at damaging public opinion of President Obama’s health care law, is far more robust and …

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