Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus

Obamacare lives! That was the jubilant cry last week as President Trump’s attempt to roll back health insurance for millions

Since former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was enacted in 2010, Republicans have blamed Democrats for rising premiums and diminished choices of insurers and doctors in many markets. Ryan stands by the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes, who canceled a public hearing that could have embarrassed Trump after the White House stated its objection; went on a secret trip to White House grounds to gather what he considered exculpatory material and then released it publicly while keeping fellow committee members in the dark; and quarreled with the FBI for investigating Trump's Russian Federation ties.

They came up with a substantively indefensible bill, put it on an absurd fast track to passage, didn't seriously try to sell it to the public, fumbled their internal negotiations over changes - and suffered a stinging defeat months after establishing unified control of government.

Many Republicans say they now own the health care issue.

Our elected leaders from both parties are obliged to work to improve the existing law so that it provides the necessary coverage to Americans who need it. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said last week that he believes a plan could be passed by the House and Senate by August - but that prediction was met with raised eyebrows in the halls of Congress, where it's been over 30 years since the last tax reform package made it through the House and Senate. The group Swing Left has a helpful website that enables people to find the nearest congressional swing district - the point being to identify where Democrats should focus their attention and donations.

Davis, Winston and others note that it's a long way to the November 2018 elections.

In addition, party leaders hope to produce new health care legislation.

At least in the short term, Republicans have decided they need to work with Democrats to keep the government open.

For now, there are ominous signs for Republicans.

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According to a Gallup, Hispanics and African Americans benefited dramatically from the plan. We're thankful for your support in every way . "I do not believe that's the case", he said.

The only way, he added, Trump would able to win the group's backing is by tacking hard-right, which he is unlikely to do, since that would alienate less conservative Republicans. "It's not going to be solved with tweets", Meadows told reporters after speaking to about 110 people at a meeting of the Council of Independent Business Owners.

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Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., purportedly agreed to cancel the vote, instead of forcing non-supporters to cast "no" ballots on the record. He also said that negotiations are over.

Thank you to Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who stood together to protect health care for Coloradans and all Americans. "I don't know why he's threatening us".

The Republicans thought they could similarly decimate a program that was designed for low-income people, but this one now has too big of a base. Will he now commit to all the people of Colorado by helping make sure our current health care system works even better in the future? "If we don't do this, then he'll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare, and that's hardly a conservative thing", the House Speaker said in a recent interview with CBS, warning his party that it should not allow "the flawless to be the enemy of the good".

Turns out when Trump tweeted early Thursday morning that we "must fight" the Freedom Caucus in 2018, that wasn't just idle time-wasting while he was sitting on the can. Trump, for his part, seems to be trying his best to make it seem as if he might try to forge a new coalition without the Republicans.

A federal court ruled the Obama administration had no authorization to fund that program.

The libertarian-leaning Amash, who was first elected to the House in 2010, is a member of the hardline Freedom Caucus and has always been critical of Trump.



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