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Friday, February 14th, 2014 @ 6:49PM

A Vision to Unite America

Most of the political world’s attention this week was focused on Speaker John Boehner’s decision to let President Obama continue borrowing without limit until next March. Speaker Boehner’s decision to break with his conference — and break with his own dollar-for-dollar rule in raising the debt limit — shows that…

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 @ 1:22PM

Two months in, Obamacare promises more failures, delays, and uncertainty

Welcome to month two of Obamacare. Millions of Americans have already lost their insurance policies and their doctors, and premiums are skyrocketing across the country. The broken promises are piling up, and to make matters worse, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has now confirmed what conservatives have been warning about…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 @ 1:25PM

WaPo Morning Bits

Forget muzzling bad candidates and instead pick good ones. “Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on Monday about conservative alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) told the audience that among the ways in which the GOP can facilitate a takeover of the U.S. Senate would be to provide…

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 @ 1:32PM

Senate GOP Obamacare Replacement Is A Net Tax Cut

Last week, three GOP senators–Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and Orrin Hatch of Utah–unveiled the latest “repeal and replace” Obamacare plan.  One of the key questions people are asking is whether this plan (dubbed the “Patient Care Act“) is a net tax cut, a net tax…

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 @ 1:27PM

Callers For Roe’s Tele-Town Hall Say They’re Unsure Of Country’s Future

The vast majority of East Tennesseans participating in Tuesday’s Tele-Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, said that they do not believe America will be a better place for their children and grandchildren than it was for them. According to Roe’s office, which conducted an informal survey during the…

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 @ 1:43PM

Businesses Say NLRB Tilting Union Election Procedure to Benefit Big Labor

Businesses are criticizing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for tilting union election procedure to benefit organized labor. The National Retail Federation, the largest industry association in the country, blasted the majority-Democrat board for rushing union elections. They say that “ambush elections” in which votes are held quickly following the…

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 1:49PM

Charter Member of Republican Women’s Club Honored At Event

The annual Lincoln Day Dinner brought more than a national-level speaker to Greene County on Friday. It also brought together more than 200 Republicans from across East Tennessee, and offered special recognition for some area Republicans. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., guest speaker Mike Huckabee and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe,…

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 1:46PM

U.S. Republicans, eyeing elections, paper over divisions

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Feb 1 (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers, hoping to ride the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law to victory in the November congressional elections, are trying to put internal fights behind them and unify around a proposed Obamacare replacement. During a two-day retreat on Maryland’s frozen eastern…

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 @ 2:20PM

Inside House Leadership’s 2014 Obamacare Strategy

House Republicans will try to coalesce around a health care strategy when they huddle behind closed doors this week, but whatever emerges almost certainly won’t be the comprehensive “alternative” to Obamacare that conservatives have long been agitating for. Speaker John Boehner said recently that members would devote significant time to…

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 @ 7:51PM

Obama to GOP: Let’s See Your Health Plan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama chided Republicans during his State of the Union address Tuesday night for their repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and he challenged them to come up with a health reform plan of their own. “If you have specific plans to cut costs,…

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 @ 2:10PM

How The GOP Will Replace Obamacare

There have been calls from the Right and the Left over the last several months for Republicans to unite behind a single health reform bill to show how they would replace ObamaCare. I think expecting them to unite behind a single bill is not likely to happen and also a…

Monday, January 27th, 2014 @ 2:24PM

Extra Jobless Aid Not a Winner in Republican Districts

As the U.S. Senate battles over expanded unemployment insurance, House Republicans aren’t even talking about it. The reason: Local officials and their constituents oppose the continued cash assistance regardless of what good it might do for their communities. Mayor Jeff Tibbals, who represents Tennessee’s Scott County where the jobless rate…

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