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Trump to Give Obamacare Repeal One Last Try

President Trump today signaled that he is going to put the pressure on Republicans to reverse course and try to pass a health care bill. Personally, I don’t think this is over.

It’s unfortunate that Trump was not a better dealmaker. From all reports I have seen, he never mastered the details of the bill and therefore was not completely able to work his considerable dealmaking skills on lawmakers who care about such things. Those with objections to the legislation are particularly in the weeds on this.

Trump meets with the entire Senate GOP caucus – minus John McCain, I assume, who is ailing – at 12:30 in the State Dining Room

He’s right, they must keep their promise. The reason they have power is to repeal and replace Obamacare. That’s why they were voted in, more than anything. Failure to accomplish the mission is an insult to voters. And if they don’t do this, they’ll be facing demands for socialism in the form of single payer next.

The Democrats’ bag of free stuff is bottomless.

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The Post Office Delivers for Hillary

Great. While we’re talking about the Russians stealing the election, turns out it was mailman.

From Fox News:

The U.S. Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News.

The OSC determined the USPS “engaged in systemic violations” of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a “bias” favoring the union’s 2016 campaign operation.

The investigation was launched months ago after Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., brought constituent complaints to the OSC in October. The constituent, identified as a USPS employee, was concerned the Postal Service “incurred unnecessary overtime costs” and “improperly coordinated” with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) when it released members for several weeks of “union official” leave without pay to participate in campaign work.

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Trump Schedule || Wednesday, July 19, 2017

10:00 am || Attends a National Security Council briefing; White House Situation Room
11:30 am || Meets with U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Terry Branstad
12:30 pm || Has lunch with the Republican Senate caucus to discuss health care; State Dining Room
3:00 || Leads a Made in America roundtable; State Dining Room

All times Eastern
The briefing is TBD

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Liberal Dershowitz Can’t Get Published in NY Times Because He Doesn’t Alway Hate Trump

Liberal attorney, professor, and TV commentator Alan Dershowitz has a traditional liberal fondness for iconoclasm and free speech. That doesn’t sit well with the didactic mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, which according to the Washington Examiner isn’t even responding the Dershowitz’s submissions. Dershowitz’s crime is that he tends to look at the legal… Continue Reading

Two Thirds of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Will Build the Wall

Sixty seven percent of Americans believe President Trump will not keep his promise to build a wall with Mexico to keep out illegal entrants, but a majority, 53 percent, think he will deport millions of illegal immigrants, according to a new Bloomberg poll. The poll also finds that 54 percent think Trump will keep his… Continue Reading

Trump: Let Obamacare Fail of Its Own Accord

President Trump Tuesday morning tweeted that Republicans should just let Obamacare continue to fail, changing strategies after it became clear Monday night that the repeal and replace bill could not pass as two additional Republcians joined two others in opposition. As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, July 18, 2017

10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 11:00 am || Meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster 11:30 am || Speaks with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman by telephone Noon || Has lunch with service members; Roosevelt Room Noon || Attends a Cabinet Affairs meeting All times Eastern The briefing is… Continue Reading

Trump Backers Explain to the Media Why They are Still Trump Backers

As usual, “flyover country” gets what the Coasts cannot comprehend: That little of significance has come out to suggest any kind of actual collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and that the media are perversely obsessed with the issue. And that meantime, the actual things Trump is doing are barely getting covered, unless one… Continue Reading

GOP to Start Turning Elizabeth Warren Into Nancy Pelosi

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not as toxic as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the moment, but Republicans intend to change that, possibly implanting into the electorate an indelibly negative image of the woman President Trump may face in 2020. According to the Washington Times, the proximate agenda is to harm the prospects of Democratic Senate… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Monday, July 17, 2017

10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Mike Pence; Presidential Dining Room 1:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 3:00 pm || Participates in a Made in America product showcase; South Lawn/State Floor All times Eastern The White House briefing will be with Sean… Continue Reading