House Speaker Paul Ryan thought he had found the “sweet spot” in the Republican health care plan – a bill that would appeal to both GOP conservatives and moderates. Despite intense coordination with the White House and the president’s...Show More Summary
"The destructive effects of false symmetry in reporting": The Scammers, the Scammed and America’s Fate, by Paul Krugman, NY Times:...Mr. Ryan’s proposed Obamacare replacement... is one of the worst bills ever presented to Congress. It would deprive tens...
Why is Paul Ryan having such a hard time selling his Obamacare repeal to the ultra-conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus? One chart tells the story: According to DW-NOMINATE, when Ryan first entered Congress in 1999 he was the 18th most conservative member of the House. Show More Summary
House Speaker Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP want to repeal and replace Obamacare. But on “The Daily Show” Thursday night, Trevor Noah urged them to take their time. He even offered some friendly advice. “Hey Republicans, I know you’re excited that you’re finally in power, but slow down,” Noah said. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) My mantra on health care reform has been that it’s more important to do it right than to do it fast. President Trump disagrees. He insists that the House vote on Speaker Ryan’s (and his) flawed legislation tomorrow.Show More Summary
The chaos surrounding Donald Trump and Paul Ryan's monster of a health care bill grows: a long-planned vote in Congress was called off today, representing a devastating blow to the narcissist-in-chief's bravado. Late news on Thursday...Show More Summary
Things can always change, but as of now it looks like the plan is for Speaker Paul Ryan to bring the health care bill to a vote tomorrow under the threat, issued from the White House, that if the bill is rejected there will be no more attempts to pass it. It’s a desperate effort... Read more »
White House officials and House Speaker Paul Ryan stated to Republicans that health care bill has been completed and that Donald Trump wants a vote this Friday. The outcome of this vote certainly means a volatile stock market in the short term. Overall, the market has been relatively stable for the past few months with little volatility. Show More Summary
Reports from inside the Trump White House say, before Friday's final vote, President Trump was already blaming Speaker Paul Ryan for the chaos surrounding...
The White House has laid down the gauntlet to Paul Ryan and the Congress: No more negotiations, just vote on the "Die and Die Quickly" bill and if the bill dies, it dies. The first vote, which appears to be a test vote, will take place...Show More Summary
New York Times: “Mr. Trump has told four people close to him that he regrets going along with Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s plan to push a health care overhaul before unveiling a tax cut proposal more politically palatable to Republicans.” [...]
I don’t like to defend Trump, but it seems to me that the ACHA debacle is almost entirely Paul Ryan’s fault. Yes, the bill is such a shit sandwich that Trump never should have tried to serve it to the country, but Ryan’s the one that made the sandwich. I realize this is probably some […]
Speaker Paul Ryan (R – Wisc.) spoke to the camera shortly as he left the meeting with the full Republican conference on Thursday night. A tired and solemn looking Ryan reiterated that Republicans were committed to making health care affordable for all Americans and that they would vote on the American Health Care Act on Friday. Show More Summary
A bill put together quickly, run through the House fast, and too furious in its intent to dismantle and damage our healthcare, is in a ditch right now. The wannabe heroes, Rep. Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump, have proved...Read more
Since House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare earlier this month, one of the biggest mysteries around the bill has revolved around how it should treat deregulation. Why would Ryan includeShow More Summary
“House leaders postponed a vote Thursday on their plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, casting doubt on whether President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) can deliver on one of the GOP’s central promises to the voters who placed Republicans in power. Lawmakers and White House officials continued to express confidence that […]
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was the number one promise Republicans and President Donald Trump made to their voters. Now it seems that promise is collapsing. CNN’s Gloria Borger speculates the GOP and Speaker Paul Ryan are frustrated with the Freedom Caucus, those in Congress that align...
Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis got his hands on the Freedom Caucus demands for Trumpcare, and if you think Paul Ryan's vision is dystopian, get a load of this, per DeBonis's tweets. In addition to getting rid of the essentialShow More Summary
Despite threats from President Donald Trump and the pleas of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican leadership has failed to forge a deal that would get the GOP healthcare bill passed. … Click to Continue »
The potentially historic vote to end Medicaid as we know it and repeal Obamacare was postponed today, in a devastating setback for Paul Ryan and Donald Trump. But we're still closely monitoring the ongoing negotiations on the Hill this evening, with Tierney Sneed and Alice Ollstein on the ground. Here's a rough outline of what we're expecting: Read More ?