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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David Davenport: Bad News From the Index of Economic Freedom

State of the Union

The 2017 Index of Economic Freedom has been released and it contains some bad news for Americans.  The U.S. dropped 6 positions in the ranking of economic freedom around the world to #17, its lowest level since these studies have been published.  While most nations of the world increased their...

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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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David Davenport: Trump’s Budget Asks: What Should Government Do?

State of the Union

President Donald Trump’s first budget proposes some big changes. A much higher commitment to national defense is at the top of the list and, in order to fund that, less foreign aid, government regulation, and federal subsidies for research and the arts. What Trump is doing is returning to the...

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THR 3/18/17: Special Edition on the American Health Care Act

Republican Elections

In this special edition of the Townhall Review, we take a closer look at the American Health Care Act–the Republican bill that will repeal significant portions of the failing Obamacare law and replace it with free market solutions. First up, the Hoover Institution’s Lanhee Chen speaks with Michael Medved about...

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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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Lanhee Chen: A Choice

Tax Reform

Liberals and many voices in elite media have touted the recent Congressional Budget Office analysis of the House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as a reason to oppose it. But let’s be clear: The CBO estimates show that the legislation is fundamentally conservative. And while it’s not perfect,...

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Albert Mohler: The Supreme Court Says, “No

Handmaid’s Tale

Sometimes history is made in just one sentence. That was the case when the United States Supreme Court handed down a one-sentence statement saying that it will not hear the case concerning the big question of transgender rights, specifically the rights of transgender students in the public schools. When the...

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Hugh Hewitt: Republicans Keep Their Promise

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Republicans are keeping their promise to American voters. They have introduced the American Health Care Act. There are three main components of the AHCA that you should know about: • First, it repeals every single one of the taxes in Obamacare. The individual mandate and medical device tax are both...

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Greg Thornbury: Erosion Of Free Speech on Campus

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When social scientist Charles Murray spoke recently at Middlebury College, a crowd of unruly and angry students roared in protest until he was forced to flee the stage. They were protesting a more than 20 year old book called the “Bell Curve” which included statistics on IQ and racial and...

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THR 3/11/17: The Nightmare of Obamacare Is About to End

Republican Elections

On the Hugh Hewitt Show, Senator Ron Johnson calls the unknown person who leaked confidential CIA materials a traitor. Vice President Mike Pence joins the Mike Gallagher Show to explain what is in the health care bill that will replace Obamacare. Conversation about the new bill continues with Hugh Hewitt...

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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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Lanhee Chen: Repeal Begins

Tax Reform

For almost seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal and replace Obamacare. Now, with the GOP in control of both house of Congress and the White House, the time has come for action. This week, House leaders introduced legislation that will repeal some of the worst parts of Obamacare: its...

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Greg Thornbury: Nothing New Under The Sun

Greg Thornbury on WikiLeaks

When President Trump informed the media via Twitter that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he became the first Commander in Chief not to do so in 36 years. This followed on the heels of Mr. Trump saying that the media was the enemy of the...

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