Has the GOP Given Up on Repealing Obamacare?

Never content to let a good week go by without botching something, several Senate Republicans admitted to a Politico reporter that they’ve surrendered on repealing Obamacare. And what a great week it had been for the GOP: the enduring image being Democrats at the State of the Union sitting on their hands looking like — in the words of Brit Hume — “their dogs just died” while President Trump was lauding record lows in unemployment, making strong appeals to patriotism, and showing in the process how petty, petulant, and radical the Democrats have become. Then another Kennedy was trotted out to hit

Bill Ending Late-Term Abortions Fails after 46 Senators Vote ‘No’

Yesterday, 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted to continue allowing the barbaric practice of legalized abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby is capable of feeling excruciating pain and, as science advances, capable of surviving outside the womb. The bill, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was not expected to pass because the Democratic Party is in complete lockstep with the radical pro-abortion lobby. But that doesn’t make it any less shocking that there are still dozens of United States senators in 2018 who are still willing to allow late-term abortions. While these senators cower to the abortion

Senate Will Hold Vote on Late Term Abortion Ban Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the Senate will vote early next week on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. It will be a high-stakes vote with heavy consequences for both parties and the country as a whole. The bill bans abortion on the basis that science shows unborn babies can feel excruciating pain during an abortion by 20 weeks, if not earlier. And by that point, the baby is so large that increasingly brutal tactics are needed to terminate it, such as dismemberment. The United States is one

Senate Tax Bill Update: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

As the Senate moves into the homestretch on its tax cut legislation this week, here are five fast facts you should know: 1.) The Senate bill cuts marginal tax rates across the board. This is undoubtedly superior to the House bill, which de facto raises the top rate with its “bubble tax,” increases the marginal rate for filers in the 33-percent bracket to 35 percent, and keeps the current 39.6 percent top rate on the books. The across-the-board rate cuts in the Senate bill give supply-siders a nice win to celebrate if this gets to the finish line. 2.) Unlike

Senate GOP Makes a Yuge Move to Cut Taxes Further!

Yesterday, the Senate upped the ante in the war for tax cuts by taking President Trump’s advice and including repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate as part of its package. This was a bold move. As Business Insider shows us, repealing the individual mandate gives the Senate the flexibility to cut taxes even further beyond its $1.5 trillion revenue box, and pass on greater relief to American households. After adding individual mandate repeal to its tax bill, the Senate promptly cut rates further. Here is where they stand now: 10%: $0 to $9,525 of taxable income for an individual; $0 to

The Late-Term Abortion Ban Will Have Trouble in the Senate — But It Shouldn’t

The U.S. House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a vote of 237 to 187 on Tuesday afternoon. The bill if passed into law would ban abortions after 20 weeks except to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape and incest. This bill was also passed by the House in 2015 but failed to get cloture in the Senate. On Thursday morning, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the Senate version of the bill, which seems likely to fail again even with a Republican majority in the Senate. This should not be the case, but

This Ex-2016 Candidate May Have Saved the Obamacare Repeal — And the GOP

In the aftermath of the GOP’s summer collapse in which it failed to deliver on a seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, an unlikely but familiar face was working behind the scenes to salvage that promise, the GOP’s dignity, and the American system of governance: Rick Santorum. Santorum is one of the most underappreciated figures in modern conservatism, and perhaps American political history. As a U.S. senator, he pioneered the landmark welfare reform bill that prevented welfare from becoming another permanent unsustainable federal entitlement. He battled on the floor of the Senate like William Wilberforce to pass the Partial Birth Abortion

Could This Bill Be Republicans’ Last Chance to Defund Planned Parenthood?

Last week, H.R. 1628 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill is a last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort, but it has the potential to defund Planned Parenthood and end federally sponsored abortions as well. The bill was introduced by four senators: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Former Senator Rick Santorum accompanied the four sponsors to add support. This new legislation would create block grants to be given to each state, enabling the states to establish their own healthcare systems. Sen. Cassidy’s website describes this concept: The grant dollars would replace the federal