Trump’s New Budget Makes History — And Fulfills a Huge Campaign Promise

President Trump is going where no president has gone before with his new proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. Trump hopes to cut funding for Planned Parenthood out of all Department of Health and Human Services programs, a historic move which no previous White House occupant has ever attempted. According to reports, Trump’s budget would exclude America’s largest abortion provider from all federal programs, including: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s cancer screening programs Zika prevention HIV/AIDS testing Grants to prevent sexual assault Maternal and child health programs Sexually transmitted disease prevention grants Infertility prevention grants The $422 million

For Planned Parenthood, It’s Not About Choice. It’s About Abortion.

Planned Parenthood has found itself back in the spotlight in recent weeks, as Congress debates a healthcare bill which would cut off nearly $500 million of its taxpayer funding. This, of course, is not sitting well among its many defenders, who argue taking such a step would rob women of vital healthcare. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, recent honoree Hillary Clinton, and countless Members of Congress have all repeatedly assured Americans that Planned Parenthood does prenatal care and treatment, pap smears, cancer screenings, and other “health services.” They are convinced Planned Parenthood does some good. Yet, as documented in their

House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood, Passes Obamacare Replacement

Today, the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood by passing the American Health Care Act, Republicans’ replacement plan for the disastrous Obamacare. Leading pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List released the following statement upon the bill’s 217-213 passage, urging the Senate to finish the job and get the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk: As the Vice President said last night at our annual gala, the legislation passed by the House today does two important things. First, the legislation stops the Obamacare abortion expansion by preventing taxpayer funding of health care plans that cover abortion on-demand. Second, the

This Week in Polls: Guess Who’s Most Unpopular in the GOP?

As Dominic wrote earlier this week, the #FakeNews media has run with a ridiculous narrative that President Trump’s approval ratings have plummeted because of the GOP’s failure to pass the new health care replacement bill. However, polls demonstrate that this narrative is, in fact, misleading — voters are not blaming the failure of the health care bill on the president. According to poll tracking by The Huffington Post, President Trump’s favorability rating has barely shifted since the beginning of March. TRUMP FAVORABILITY RATING AVERAGES: Nov. 13: Unfavorable 54.9%, Favorable 41.4% (-13.5%) Jan 3: Unfavorable 50.0%, Favorable 43.4% (-6.6%) Feb 2:

With One Tweet, President Trump Declares War on Freedom Caucus

President Trump is still unhappy with last week’s health care bill failure, and he’s found the perfect scapegoat to blame: the conservative Freedom Caucus: The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017 The president’s tweet, which appears to indicate a desire to field primary challengers against some of the most conservative Members of Congress, is sure to stoke anger from both conservatives who opposed the president in the election and conservatives who supported him

NEW POLLS: Voters Blame Congress, Not Trump, for Health Care Failure

Last Friday, the country learned House Republicans’ attempt to repeal Obamacare had been officially abandoned, at least for the time being. Paul Ryan later admitted their failure, declaring Obamacare to be “the law of the land” and that Republicans would have to live with the former president’s healthcare law “for the foreseeable future.” Since last week’s events, various mainstream media outlets have used the GOP’s failure to push the narrative that voters are likely to hold President Trump to blame for the failure of the repeal effort as they continued to focus on his negative approval ratings. A Politico headline

The GOP Must Act Quickly and Decisively on Planned Parenthood

The GOP health care bill, which would have repealed Obamacare and replaced it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was withdrawn from the House floor without a vote last Friday after Speaker Paul Ryan failed to achieve a consensus. As The New York Times reported prior to the bill being pulled, President Trump had hoped for an immediate vote on health care, pass or fail, so he could move on to other priorities, such as tax reform. Included in the AHCA was a plan to divert funding away from Planned Parenthood toward better women’s health care providers, including Community Health

The GOP’s Healthcare Fail: Where Do We Go From Here?

Paul Ryan has admitted he and the House Republicans failed bigly. He lacks the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, so House Republicans and President Trump have decided to move on to other parts of Trump’s agenda that might prove more popular. Ezra Klein is a liberal, but he hit the nail on the head about Paul Ryan and the Republican Party’s failure on Obamacare: [T]he real problem Republicans are facing is that they don’t like their own bill. The Affordable Care Act survived its many, many near-death experiences because, fundamentally, Democrats believed in it, they wanted it to pass, and they thought