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Inside the Meltdown

Mike Allen: “When the balky hardliners of the House Freedom Caucus visited the White House earlier this week, this was Steve Bannon’s opening line, according to people in the conference room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building: ‘Guys, look. This [...]

Russia State News Applies for White House Pass

“The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations,” Politico reports.

Nobody Knew Governing Could Be So Complicated

McKay Coppins: “The GOP’s inability to maneuver a health-care bill through the House this week—after seven years of promising to repeal and replace Obamacare—is, indeed, emblematic of a deeper dysfunction that grips his party. But that dysfunction may not be [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“The best thing that could happen is exactly what happened — watch.” — President Trump, quoted by the New York Times, spining the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Biggest Broken Promise In Political History

Phillip Klein: “Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare for seven years, over the course of four election cycles… Republicans were always moving the goal posts on voters.” “That is, during campaign season, they made boasts about repeal, and then [...]

Health Bill Failure May Hurt Tax Reform Effort

“Republicans’ spectacular failure to repeal and replace Obamacare threatens to sabotage another cornerstone of their agenda, tax reform — because of simple math,” Politico reports. “The GOP was counting on wiping out nearly $1 trillion in Obamacare taxes to help [...]

The Inside Story of How Trump Failed on Health Care

Washington Post: “For Trump, it was never supposed to be this hard. As a real estate mogul on the rise, he wrote The Art of the Deal, and as a political candidate, he boasted that nobody could make deals as [...]

Republicans Pull the Health Care Bill

President Trump told the Washington Post: “We just pulled it.” The vote was scheduled to take place at 3:30 pm but Speaker Ryan called Republicans into a conference meeting instead.

Newt Gingrich, Then and Now

“No one should be confused.Obamacare repeal if it passes will be Trump’s triumph. He personally intervened to save bill when it faced defeat.” — Newt Gingrich, at 7:27 am. “Why would you schedule a vote on a bill that is [...]

Ossoff Holds Small Leads In Special Election Runoff

A new Opinion Savvy survey in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District shows Jon Ossoff (D) easily advancing past the April 18 top two primary, but also competitive against each Republican they tested him against in the June 20 runoff election. Ossoff [...]

White House Is Keeping a ‘Shit List’

“According to multiple Trump administration officials speaking to the Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity to talk freely, the president is angry that his first big legislative push is crumbling before his eyes—and his chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon [...]

GOP Leaders Not Confident In Votes for Health Bill

“House GOP leaders aren’t confident they have enough votes to pass their embattled health-care bill, according to a senior congressional aide, and are already considering what to do if the measure is blocked before a do-or-die vote hours away,” Bloomberg [...]

Top Republican Deals Trumpcare a Potentially Fatal Blow

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) said that he would vote against the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill, the Huffington Post reports. “Frelinghuysen’s opposition is significant not only because Republican leadership can only afford to lose 21 or 22 votes, but also because [...]

Voters Oppose Most Trump Budget Cuts

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters oppose the spending cuts listed in President Trump’s proposed federal budget, including 70% to 25% against eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. By wide margins, however, American voters say other proposed cuts are [...]

Trump Will Get Regular Reports About His Businesses

Eric Trump told Forbes he will keep his father “abreast of the family business’ profits.” Said Trump: “I am deadly serious about that exercise. I do not talk about the government with him, and he does not talk about the [...]

White House Preparing to Blame Ryan If Health Bill Fails

“Behind the scenes, the president’s aides are planning to blame Ryan if there is an embarrassing defeat on a bill that has been a Republican goal for more than seven years,” a senior administration official tells Bloomberg. “Trump said Friday [...]

Lie Tracker

President Trump has been in office for 64 days and the Washington Post reports he’s made 317 false or misleading claims so far.

Bonus Quote of the Day

“As long as we can renegotiate deals that are good for us, we won’t be protectionist; otherwise, we will.” — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, on C-SPAN.

The GOP Has a Nuclear Option on Health Care

Rick Klein and Shushannah Walshe: “Want to really blow up the Senate – and fast? A new proposal is emerging that would likely do just that, and it has nothing to do with Senate Democrats’ vow to filibuster Supreme Court [...]

Is Steve Bannon Sabotaging the Health Bill?

Gabriel Sherman: “The failure to repeal and replace Obamacare would be a stinging defeat for Trump. But it would be an even bigger defeat for Paul Ryan, who has all but staked his Speakership on passing this bill. And in [...]

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