Democrats’ Single-Payer Plans Come Into Focus

The fight over the federal government’s role in health care is far from over. Republicans’ failure to pass a repeal and replace plan did nothing to change the fact that Obamacare is failing. What it did was raise the political stakes for when the inevitable crash happens. First off, let’s put to bed any notion…
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Democrats’ Still Electing the Same Leaders, Expecting Different Results

If this election proved anything it’s that voters are tired of the same old Washington players, playing the same old Washington games, in which wealthy, connected Americans always seem to win, and blue-collar, everyday Americans always seem to lose. In his 1996 State of the Union, President Bill Clinton declared that “the era of big…
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Republicans’ Senate Hopes and Harry Reid’s Legacy Rest on Joe Heck

It’s fitting that the open U.S. Senate seat in Nevada may hold the keys to a Senate majority. After all, it’s a seat that’s been held for decades by former Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose iron-fisted rule of the Senate led to a Republican majority two years ago. Although the whisper-voiced, forked-tongued Reid is retiring,…
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Harry Reid’s Dirty Deeds Stand in the Way of Progress

“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams Not too long ago it appeared to be almost certain that Democrats would retake the Senate majority. The map was just…
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Democrats’ Senate Majority Hopes Dim

Not too long ago Democrats took it for granted that they would once again hold a majority in the U.S. Senate. Indeed, the question had largely shifted from whether they would capture the Senate to how large their majority could be. In their momentary cockiness they even began to think about how they could turn…
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Republicans’ Simple, Powerful Message: “We Got the Senate Working Again”

Almost immediately after losing his Senate majority, Sen. Harry Reid began devising a strategy to get it back. Being from Nevada, Reid opted to gamble on what he considered a sure bet – that the more conservative House majority would go frustrated by the moderate Senate’s inability to ram through their priorities. Dysfunction, he seemed…
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Republicans Wrap Up the Year With a Whirlwind of Progress

If nothing else, at least Sen. Harry Reid is bold in his mistakenness. In an attempt to end the legislative year on a sour note, not only did he declare that this Congress was the least productive in history, he dared the fact checkers to review his claim. “One of the newspapers here has a…
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Obamacare’s Rising Premiums Could Spell Big Political Trouble for Democrats

President Obama’s signature policy achievement, now known as Obamacare, has long been a political sore spot for Democrats. Voter antipathy toward the law played a large part in the substantial midterm losses Democrats suffered in 2010 and 2014. The combination of a trillion dollar price-tag, broken promises and upward pressure on health insurance prices combined…
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Democrats Set Aside Constitution to Ram Iran Deal Through

The Iran Nuclear deal is likely the most strategically important international agreement in a generation. It is sad then that President Obama and Democrats have opted to turn democracy on its head in an effort to ram it through Congress. The problem began when Obama insisted it was a “deal,” not a treaty. The U.S.…
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Now in the Minority, Harry Reid Suddenly Is in the Mood to Negotiate

Harry Reid has some nerve. Not that we didn’t already know that, but now that he’s been knocked from his perch as Majority Leader, where he squeezed notions of democracy with an iron fist, he’s taken to casting stones at GOP Senate leadership over the operation of the chamber. Take a look at this passage…
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