by | Nov 1, 2017

This afternoon President Trump is expected to sign a bill passed by Congress, with Vice-President Michael Pence as the deciding vote, that overrules a July 2017 regulation created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to forbid mandatory arbitration clauses in…

by | Jul 31, 2017

President Trump, having watched the Senate writhe in protracted labor for weeks without giving birth to even the ridiculous mouse dubbed “skinny repeal,” has taken to Twitter and issued this ultimatum: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly,…

by | May 11, 2017

The next congressional elections are still 18 months away. But if I were a Republican in a swing district, I’d be starting to sweat a little. Because I’d be nervous about President Donald Trump taking me down. It’s not about…

by | May 1, 2017

The GOP holds majorities in both houses of Congress, the president is a Republican, and only a tiny minority of the voters support Obamacare in its present form. It should be possible, under these propitious circumstances, for the Republicans to…

by | Mar 29, 2017

In the last few days, I’ve had the chance to meet with over half a dozen Republican members of Congress (both House and Senate) along with senior congressional staffers. Among my interlocutors was a roughly even split between those who…

by | Mar 26, 2017

Washington President Donald Trump failed to persuade enough House Republicans to vote for his American Health Care Act, leading to its withdrawal from the House floor on Friday. How did the effort to pass a replacement for Obamacare go wrong?…

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