ICYMI, THIS is your GOP at work: Obamacare love affair, misty-eyed for Medicaid, & tender for transgender
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ICYMI, THIS is your GOP at work in 2017

Posted July 29, 2017 12:04 AM by Nate Madden elephant walking around cubicles
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It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill, with more to come. Here’s what you might have missed.

This week’s broken promise:

The Senate’s Obamacare efforts failed late last night after John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins voted against their Republican colleagues to sink the “skinny repeal” bill.

Now that the GOP has fallen short of its biggest promise of the past decade, some are looking to tax reform while House conservatives are working on a backup repeal plan.

But there are some things that Congress could do to lower your costs, even if Obamacare repeal is dead:

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This week’s taxation:

GOP leadership is finally backing off the proposed tariff in this year’s tax package. But overtaxed Americans aren’t out of the woods just yet.

This week’s distractions:

What kept health care from being the focus this week? A fight with the Attorney General, a haphazard announcement of a new military transgender policy, and a profanity-laden rant to the liberal media.

All from the White House.

This week’s other vote:

Congress is moving forward on a very modest funding package for the border wall.

This week’s insights:

There’s yet another important lesson that Republicans can learn from Democrats.

It’s time for REAL single payer in the U.S.

Grow a pair: A sex-change lesson for conservative media

This week’s “lunatic”:

Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin called out “Marxist-Leninist” “lunatic” Luis Gutierrez for trying to impeach president Trump.

Oh, and Gutierrez likes to cut his wife checks from his campaign coffers. A lot.


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This week’s support system:

Former U.S. Senator and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint is launching a support system for conservatives in Congress so they don’t end up getting strong-armed by establishment hacks or consumed by the D.C. swamp.

This week’s future:

Dan Bongino asks: Amid all the broken promises and policy failures, is it time for conservatives to look for a new party?

This week’s liberty:

Three conservative senators have introduced a bill aimed at making it easier to get around cronyistic licensing cartels so people can earn an honest living.

This week’s spy novel:                   

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT guy was arrested at Dulles Airport earlier this week. If you look at the details, the story is playing out like a paperback thriller. But to some, it’s just a little “bank fraud.”

This week’s election watch:

Mo Brooks, in a battle for second place for Attorney General Jeff Session’ Senate seat in Alabama, said that if he is elected to the Senate, he will not vote for Mitch McConnell for majority leader.

Brooks also called Trump’s recent attacks on Sessions “public waterboarding,” and called on his primary opponents to drop out of the race and give the AG his old seat back.

The 2020 presidential race has officially begun, with a Democrat challenger to President Trump announcing his candidacy.

Off the Hill:

Planned Parenthood medical director: Here’s how we dodge the law

El Salvador charges hundreds of MS-13 gang members during Sessions’ visit

More Americans stop smoking, may be attributed to e-cigarettes

Michelle Obama cries racism: People don’t like me because I’m black

Democrats continue to insist it’s fine to find people guilty before proving it

80-year-old Indiana couple nears end of quest to visit every Cracker Barrel

Watch angry New Yorker confront cop-hating Bill de Blasio

YouTube terminates jihadi monitoring channel. ISIS/AQ vids remain

WTF MSM!? Men menstruate?

DOJ’s war on medical cannabis is ignorant, costly & dangerous

The unspeakable evil of the Tennessee eugenics program

Crime is up and arrests are down in California

Nightmare fodder for anyone who likes Pringles & hates snakes. Like me.

Texas voter fraud crackdown gets Senate OK

Ezekiel Emanuel's new 'freedom' is all about taking yours away

Nate Madden is CRTV’s congressional correspondent. Follow him @NateMaddenCRTV and on Facebook.