How Can We Tell Whether Comey’s Firing Was Justified?  Behavioral Science Has Answers.

Editors’ Note:  I’m pleased to present a guest column from Professor Gleb Tsipursky of Ohio State University. by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky We all want our top investigative bodies to be headed by competent officials. We also all want to ensure that these officials can freely investigate other branches of the government – including the presidential administration – without fear of retribution. How can we tell whether Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey was meant to ensure competent leadership of the FBI, as Trump claims, or to prevent Comey from digging deeper into Trump’s potential…

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Republicans Use Tactics They Once Condemned To Pass Trumpcare – Carrots & Sticks

By Dani Graham With the narrowest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican’s healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka Trumpcare. Needing 216 “yays” the bill passed 217-213 with 20 Republicans voting against it. For years Republicans complained about how Obamacare was “rammed” through without knowing what was in it and without a single Republican vote. While campaigning Republicans condemned Democrats for the underhanded tactics they used to pass their healthcare bill. This went a long way in securing major Republican victories in the last three elections.…

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Conservatives Betrayed by Their Own: Freedom Caucus Caves

By Dani Graham In the ultimate act of betrayal, the House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it will be supporting the Obamacare-lite healthcare bill, the AHCA after an amendment was added. The MacArthur amendment, named after one of its authors Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) in a joint effort with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), gives States the opportunity to obtain a Limited Waiver from some of the federal mandates. This waiver can only be approved if the States show that its intention is to lower premium costs or expand coverage to more…

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House Freedom Caucus Approves GOP Healthcare Bill

by Dani Graham The House Freedom Caucus, the conservative arm of the House of Representatives, released a statement on Wednesday confirming their support for the GOP healthcare bill as long as it contains an amendment brokered by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the House Freedom Caucus Chairman. “Over the past couple of months, House conservatives have worked tirelessly to improve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to make it better for the American people. Due to improvements to the AHCA and the addition of Rep. Tom MacArthur’s…

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