In a breakdown of the bill, The Daily Signal reported the legislation would create a new national health insurance plan to provide universal coverage to all U.S. residents, regardless of their legal status, and be phased in over four years.
But, under Section 107, the Daily Signal reported the bill would outlaw private health coverage, including employer-sponsored coverage, that “duplicates” the coverage provided under the government health plan.
The Daily Signal reported that would mean about 181 million Americans would lose their existing private coverage.
It would also abolish other federal health programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Tricare, and tthe Federal Employees Health Benefits Program — programs that cover tens of millions of Americans — and absorb them into the larger program.
According to The Daily Signal, the consequences of the bill will be slower care, fewer available doctors and new taxation.
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The White House floated an idea with immigration officials in recent months that would have involved arresting illegal immigrants at the southern border and then busing them to sanctuary cities to send a political message to Democrats.
The Washington Post reported Thursday the proposal began in a White House email last November. The idea was raised again in February as another migrant caravan was heading to the United States.
San Francisco, a high-profile sanctuary city and which is represented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was among the areas targeted in the proposal.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement ultimately shot down the idea.
The White House said the proposal was designed to both send a political message to opponents of how President Donald Trump is handling immigration and also to free up space in jails near the border.
In a statement to the Post, the White House said, “This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion.”
Pelosi’s office was furious.
“The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” spokesperson Ashley Etienne told the Post. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”
Sanctuary cities are jurisdictions that do not enforce federal immigration laws and do not help ICE officials or agents. The Trump administration has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities and states that do not comply with ICE directives.
It was reported this week, meanwhile, White House officials are pushing a plan to have Border Patrol agents question asylum seekers to see if the migrants are truly in need of a safe haven.
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., revealed Thursday she is a gun owner – but said she still wants stricter gun laws.
“I am a gun owner – and I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do, for personal safety,” the 2020 presidential primary contender told reporters in Iowa, the New York Post reported. “I was a former prosecutor.”
A Harris campaign aide said the weapon she owns is a handgun, which she keeps locked up, CNN reported. The aide told the news outlet that Harris bought the gun years ago.
Harris discussed her gun history after meeting supporters at a house party in Des Moines — including members of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, the grassroots movement that is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun control advocacy group in the country, CNN reported.
“For too long, and still today, we are being offered a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s gun away,” Harris said, attributing the problem to a “lack of courage” from leaders.
Harris called gun violence a “clear problem in our country” and pushed for “smart gun safety laws — which include universal background checks and a renewal of the assault weapons ban. Period,” she said, the Post reported.
At a January CNN town hall, shortly after declaring her candidacy, Harris said Congress would have acted after 20 children and six adults were murdered Dec. 14, 2012, at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School if lawmakers had been placed in a locked room without press and required to examine “the autopsy photographs of those babies,” CNN reported.
“And then you can vote your conscience. This has become a political issue,” she said.
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called the pushback to Attorney General William Barr’s actions surrounding the Russia report “bizarre,” saying in a new interview that Barr is doing all he can to follow the law and make as much of the report public as possible.
“He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre,” Rosenstein told The Wall Street Journal.
“It would be one thing if you put out a letter and said, ‘I’m not going to give you the report.’ What he said is, ‘Look, it’s going to take a while to process the report. In the meantime, people really want to know what’s in it. I’m going to give you the top-line conclusions.’ That’s all he was trying to do.”
Rosenstein was referring to Barr’s four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign conspired with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton. He could not say whether or not Trump obstructed justice, however, but Barr wrote in his summary he and Rosenstein decided there was not sufficient evidence to pursue an obstruction charge.
Democrats are demanding to see Mueller’s full report, but Barr said it must be redacted to conceal classified and privileged information.
Rosenstein told the Journal the American public should have “tremendous confidence” in Barr’s efforts on the report.
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Novelist Bret Easton Ellis has lamented “hysteria” over President Trump and described Michelle Obama’s comment that “when they go low, we go high” as “breathlessly condescending”.
“The hysteria over Trump is what I am talking about. It’s not about his policies or supposed racism. It’s about what I see as an overreaction to Trump,” Ellis said in an interview with the New Yorker. He said: “It’s not just the left. There seems to have been this hysterical overreaction that can be solved with voting him out of office.”
Ellis was talking about new book White, in which the Michelle Obama comment appears.
The author, who rose to prominence with Less than Zero, American Psycho, and The Rules of Attraction, was asked about the outrage over Trump calling Mexicans criminals and rapists. Ellis said he was more “bothered by people using that one thing two years later” in discourse surrounding the president.
“I was forced to care based on how it was covered and how people have reacted. Sure, you can be hysterical, or you can wait and vote him out of office,” Ellis said.
“They might very well vote him out. I hope they do, so we have some sense of normalcy in this household,” Ellis said referring to his live-in boyfriend, who he describes as a “Democratic, socialist-bordering-on-communist millennial.”
The celebrity couple, who addressed how to deal with internet trolls, could certainly contribute a unique perspective on civility.
But they failed. When moderator Melissa Harris-Perry asked Teigen and co-panelist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi what women should say more, Pelosi suggested “no.” Teigen, without missing a beat, recommended “fuck you.”
Because when our political discourse is in the mud, what we need is more dirt.
Teigen clarified on Twitter that what she meant was that women should express the expletive, if not in words, at least with their eyes and their vote.
It’s unclear what it means to say that phrase with your eyes. Maybe it means staring aggressively at politicians on the other side of the aisle? So the purest expression of feminism is now the angry glare?
Whether women actually go around saying “fuck you” to those they disagree with, which is not advisable as a path to success, or whether they express their fury with their votes, there’s the same underlying problem: rage.
Feminists and members of the #Resistance like to capitalize on anger to drive activism. But fury against the other side doesn’t help anyone accomplish anything. Same goes for Republicans. When women and men are confronted with the opportunity to pick incivility over rational discourse, they should take a cue from Pelosi and say “no.”
President Trump responded to Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign, claiming that it was part of an “attempted coup.” And conservative commentator Candace Owens defends herself against allegations of white supremacy. Unite America First’s Will Johnson hosts this edition of War Room.
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Unite America First’s Will Johnson hosts this edition of War Room. He breaks down the MSM stranglehold on the public’s attention is failing with their lies about the crisis on our southern border and exposes the lies told by leftists and top race-baiters to ignite racial tensions to elicit action.
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The new poll out from Siena College of New York’s 14th Congressional District shows that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is personally popular back home, sporting a 52% favorability rating.
But the poll also shows that her ideas and actions are not so popular — not even in a seat as heavily Democratic as hers. Any strong Democratic candidate with a bit of money and the right message should have a real shot at knocking her off in next year’s primary.
The first part of that message has to be about the Amazon deal. AOC was a minor player in blocking the business and the jobs it would have brought. But her outright opposition to Amazon is something that 57% of her constituents reject — I suspect the same is true of her longstanding opposition to building pretty much anything useful in the area. (It’s kind of amusing to see politicians treat Queens like it’s ANWR.) In fact, 58% of AOC’s constituents want Amazon to reconsider and come back over her objections.
This is, of course, the very issue on which to hit AOC hardest — she turned jobs away from the district she’s supposed to represent. After that, 40% already view her as too inexperienced to represent the district. Forty-three percent believe her views are “too far to the Left.” That can form another bit of the attack: She has these national and ideological ambitions, and her constituents’ interests come in a distant second, even in the event that she actually understands what they are.
As for AOC’s 52% favorability, it’s high, but it won’t take long to knock it down in a local campaign. Attack her actions in office and attack her extremism. Slam her as the camera-happy lightweight she’s proven to be so far in office. Ask if people wouldn’t rather elect someone who isn’t an embarrassment to her district and her party. Point to how AOC humiliated so many of the Democrats’ presidential candidates with her Green New Deal fiasco.
Conservatives would sorely miss AOC if she were to go down in a primary. They haven’t had anyone quite this fun to highlight and run against in some time — Nancy Pelosi doesn’t even come close. AOC has arguably made the careers of some YouTubers on the Right.
But nothing lasts forever. Politics abhors a vacuum, and New York’s 14th is looking pretty empty up there, if only the right person dares go for it.