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Trump: Pass AHCA Or I’m Moving On

From the story:  President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities (Washington Post). The senate is apparently...

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Democrats Gear Up for Gorsuch Hearing

Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill

Gorsuch confirmation hearing begins today (PBS).  From another story:  While Democratic leaders have revived their public criticism of Neil Gorsuch in recent days, liberal advocacy groups have all but abandoned efforts to defeat his nomination through public opinion — with scant paid issue advertising or public rallies (Fox News). ...

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Media Help Tear Down AHCA

AHCA

From Ari Fleisher: Why are some press saying Ryan is trying to “ram” health bill through the House? It’s going through 4 committees. Worst “ram” I’ve ever seen (Twitter).  Some are offering an amendment to the current plan “focused on repealing Obamacare and bringing down the cost of premiums”...

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Rove: GOP Must Pass This AHCA Bill

From Karl Rove:  Yes, passing the bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will cause political problems—but not doing so will create far bigger ones. Failure would demonstrate that Republicans don’t keep their promises and can’t govern. It would gravely wound the new administration (WSJ).  From Daniel Henninger: …if health-care...

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Media Push Obamacare with Cluster of Stories

Including one that claims repeal and replace will hurt sports.  But when you read the story, it’s just a Democrat with an Obamacare talking point:  “If I had a child, and I was not fully insured, that child would not be playing any sport at all because I’d be way...

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FBI Director Wants DOJ to Refute Trump Wiretap Claims

James Comey Calls For Wiretap Investigation

Comey wants the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s wiretap claim (NY Times).  Hugh Hewitt explains why “it’s quite possible” for Trump to be correct (Hugh Hewitt).  A former Bush attorney believes Trump is right that it happened but wrong to blame Obama (The Hill)  It wouldn’t be a complete...

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Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast Features “Gay Moment”

Disney's first gay moment

The director of the film explains “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out...

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12 States Consider Bills Requiring People Use Bathroom of Biological Sex

correlating bathroom use to biological sex

And the Trump executive order is helping (Washington Times).  From Owen Strachan:  The decision of the Trump administration to correlate bathroom usage with one’s biological sex is not a victory for any political group. It is a victory for common sense. It is an affirmation of basic human sanity (Center for Public Theology...

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Trump Rescinds Obama Demand that Schools Allow Transgenders in Preferred Bathrooms

President Trump rescinded Obama-era guidance transgender students

Or, as ABC News put it with their own spin, “rescinded Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity” (ABC News).  With a little more spin, CNN insists “The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students” (CNN...

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Trump Insults Press, Press Infuriated

Jake Tapper went so far as to say “You legitimately won the presidency. Now get to work and stop whining about it” (The Hill).  From the Associated Press:  Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for...

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Media Complain About Trump Calling On “Conservative Media”

Yet, they refuse to identify each other as “liberal media” (USA Today , The Hill) CNN’s John King complained the “conservative outlets” didn’t ask tough questions (Mediaite). In Obama’s first days, the liberal reporters were called upon and they lobbed softballs (Washington Examiner).  A look at how the media have contributed...

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Pro-Trump Dress at Grammys Sends Joy Villa Music Sales Skyward

From the story:  The 25-year-old’s EP “I Make the Static” jumped to the top of Amazon’s top digital paid albums and reached number seven on the iTunes top album chart after her red carpet appearance (Fox News).  Before the show, the producer encouraged political statements, but the assumption was that they’d all...

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