The Border Wall Dance – Donald Trump And His Two Left Feet

photo image of existing border fence between Mexico and the U.S.

by Richard Cameron The government shutdown continues apace heading into the New Year, spurred on by Donald Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the border wall he based most of his premise as a candidate for the presidency.  During the campaign, Trump made innumerable pledges about the wall. In sum, they were typified by this.  “On day one, we will work on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall”. Policy advisors within his administration have counseled the president that what he promised his steadfast constituency, is not feasible.…

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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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