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Source: Common Domain

Ruling Against Health Law Puts Political Divide in Stark Relief

Today 00:34 GMT

A federal judge’s decision striking down the Affordable Care Act thrust the health law onto the agenda of the next Congress, putting new pressures on Republicans divided over whether to try to gut the law and on Democrats debating whether to try to shore it up or to push for more extensive health measures.

The 2020 presidential primary is likely to expose the choice facing Democrats: whether to focus on shoring up the existing law or on pressing for a larger government role in health care in ways such as expanding access to Medicare.

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Source: Common Domain

Blue-Collar Voters Are Up for Grabs in 2020

Today 00:34 GMT

MACOMB COUNTY, MICH.—Two years ago, the brick bungalows and factory floors here were a crucial part of President Trump’s path to the White House, as they fueled a Michigan victory that was widely cited as a sign of a Republican shift among blue-collar voters.

Mrs. Clinton is unlikely to appear on the Democratic ballot in 2020, meaning Republicans, including Mr. Trump, could face a more challenging landscape in Macomb and places like it in the Great Lakes region.

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Source: Common Domain

Americans Have Mixed Feelings About Economy, Trump Presidency, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds

Today 00:34 GMT

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, one-third of Americans say the economy will get worse in 2019, the highest level of wariness in five years, the poll found.

The poll found views of the country’s direction and economy are sharply split by political party, with Republicans satisfied and Democrats and independents dissatisfied. For example, 48% of Republicans predict economic improvement in the coming year and 12% see a downturn, while those proportions are reversed among Democrats.

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Source: Fox News

Larry Elder: Democrats Warning of Left's Overreach Is 'a Sign of the Apocalypse'

Sunday 19:58 GMT

Larry Elder said Friday on Hannity that some top Democrats warning the left about potential overreach is "a sign of the apocalypse."

Soviet-Born Comic Asked to Sign Behavior Agreement on Campus: 'Made Me Feel at Home'. DiGenova: Feds' Flynn Case 'One of the Most Disgraceful Events in American Criminal Justice'. Send me email updates from Fox News. "If the media's gonna spend all their time talking about Mueller, talking about investigating the president and not about giving health care to Americans or protecting the ACA or talking about policy, I agree with Pelosi," Goolsbee said.

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Source: Fox News

Outgoing Gov. Walker signs bills restricting successor, as Dems cry foul

Saturday 09:54 GMT

Outgoing Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, facing an outcry from Democrats who accuse him of trying to weaken the power of the Democrat who will succeed him as governor, signed into law Friday several bills that make significant changes to state government in Wisconsin.

“Despite all the hype and hysteria out there, these bills do nothing to fundamentally diminish executive authority,” Walker said.

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Source: The Guradian

Scott Walker signs bills limiting powers of incoming Wisconsin Democrats

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Scoot Walker, the outgoing Wisconsin governor, has signed a raft of legislation passed by the Republican state legislature that restricts the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general as well as limits early voting in the state.

Walker was urged by Democrats and Republicans, including Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers and former Republican governor Scott McCallum, to reject the legislation.

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Source: Fox News

Republicans examine accusations of ‘pay to play’ at Clinton Foundation, amid plunge in donations

Friday 20:01 GMT

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Thursday examined accusations of "pay to play" at the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as Democrats dismissed the Capitol Hill hearing as a partisan exercise.

North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, opened Thursday’s hearing by expressing concern over recently reported tax documents showing donations to the Clinton Foundation plunged in the wake of Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

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Source: The Guradian

US federal judge rules Obama healthcare law unconstitutional

Sunday 02:23 GMT

A US federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional, a decision that was likely to be appealed to the supreme court.

US district judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidated the entire Obamacare law. O’Connor’s decision was issued the day before the end of a 45-day sign-up period for 2019 health coverage under the law.

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Source: The Week

Jimmy Duncan, the hero America ignored

Friday 09:54 GMT

Quietly, and all this time, they had in front of them a man who showed bravery, conviction, and dedication to the idea of limited government at home and abroad.

He looked out for the interests of Main Street instead of Wall Street and voted to protect America's liberty and security at home instead of traveling the world in search of monsters to destroy. Duncan belongs to a brand of conservatism that dates back to the Eisenhower era, one that regularly opposed both the military industrial complex and big business.

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Source: Reuters

Hong Kong democracy leaders defiant as landmark trial wraps up

Saturday 10:49 GMT

Hong Kong democracy leaders pledged on Friday to sustain their fight for full democracy at the end of a month-long trial that could see them jailed for leading and inciting 2014 protests against what they see as Beijing’s unjust curbs on freedom.

The trial is the latest in a series against Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition that has seen scores of activists jailed. Activists say Hong Kong’s freedoms have come under increasing strain, and they point to the recent expulsion of a British journalist and various steps to shut out democrats from city politics.


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