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Tense Exchange Between CNN’s Jim Acosta And Sean Spicer Overshadows Briefing

A tense exchange between CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta and Press Secretary Sean Spicer regarding the ban on television cameras in the press room overshadowed the rest of June 26’s briefing. Acosta is one of many reporters outraged over the White House’s decision to restrict the live broadcast of briefings by news organizations over the past few weeks. This shift from standard procedure of past administrations has drawn criticism from the media. Tensions came to a head today when Acosta repeatedly pressed the issue. “Some days we’ll have them, some days we won’t,” said Spicer, who recently accused White House reporters of trying to make a scene to get attention. Keep Reading

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Rep. Massie: Trumpcare “Falls Far Short” Of GOP Promises To Repeal Obamacare

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is not afraid to go against the grain. He opposed Trump, the House GOP leadership, and even his common allies in the House Freedom Caucus by voting against the American Health Care Act (AHCA). He would not buckle under the pressure, and despite its passage by a narrow margin, Massie is not backing down. “We voted on a health-care bill for which the text was available only a few hours before the vote,” Massie said in a Highland County Press op/ed. “In fact, the Congressional Budget Office had no time to even provide Congress with a preliminary estimate of the full cost of this bill.” Massie was joined by 20 Republican legislators who voted against the revised version of the AHCA. Most of the legislators who voted against the AHCA were moderates who felt the measure went too far in repealing Obamacare. Alongside Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Massie was one of the few who voted against the bill because they… Keep Reading

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House Passing Obamacare Lite Reminds Us Why Federal Politics Is A Lost Cause

Among libertarians, limited government conservatives and nullification activists known as “Tenthers”, there is a commonly held belief that all politics are local. Central to this belief is the fact that liberty cannot be achieved at a national level. History has reminded us of this fact time and time again. When the federal government maintained slavery and mandated the return of runaway slaves, everyone from individuals to government officials at the state and local levels stood up to nullify the slavery machine. More recent examples include the tug-o-war over healthcare policy in America. Several years ago, former President Barack Obama signed his hallmark legislation, the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act. Better known as “Obamacare”, this new entitlement would become a target of conservative ire over the years ahead and a common campaign target of Republicans. Thus, with the sweeping victory of Republicans last year, conservatives found hope that the legislation would finally be killed. Unfortunately, Republicans caved on their promise and decided to go soft on their ideas. Instead of… Keep Reading

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Trump: “We Must Fight” The Freedom Caucus In 2018

President Donald Trump today appeared to declare war on the members of the Freedom Caucus, stating on Twitter that “the Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2o18.” While it is still unclear what the President meant by his remarks, the fact that he chose to group the Freedom Caucus in with the Democrats suggests that he intends to support primary challenges to Freedom Caucus members in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections. Keep Reading

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