OPINION — After 100 days of accomplishing nothing but tax increases and bad headlines, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boldly proclaimed her socialist Democratic caucus have the 2020 elections in the bag. Her faux confidence is misplaced; the past three months for her band of socialists were disastrous. In the first 100 days, the socialist Democrats managed to call for over $100 trillion in new spending, but are so dysfunctional, they refuse to propose a budget outlining the payment plan for their radical agenda. Ridiculously, these socialists have spent weeks continuing to attack President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. Talk about hypocrisy. While they couldn’t develop a budget plan, House Democrats did find a way to tax Americans into oblivion, introducing a host of socialist policies that threaten America’s foundation and the values we hold dear: freedom and liberty. Let’s start with the so-called Green New Deal, which is a $93 … [Read more...] about In their first 100 days, socialist Democrats have shown they are unable to lead
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LEESBURG, Va. — House Democrats decamped Washington on Wednesday to reset and refocus at a posh resort in rural Virginia one day after an ideological fight over spending exposed the sharp divides simmering within the caucus. Democrats are hoping to celebrate their first 100 days in the majority with a show of unity as they look to formalize their summer agenda — which is expected to center on infrastructure and drug pricing, two areas that could receive bipartisan buy-in after months of mostly focusing on high-level messaging bills to satisfy the party’s progressive base.Story Continued Below “Although [the retreat] was initially scheduled earlier in the year, I think it has an added benefit as we observe the first 100 days because we can take great pride in what has happened in the first 100 days,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the opening of the policy conference Wednesday afternoon. The retreat, more a bonding exercise than anything else, will include … [Read more...] about House Dems use retreat to reset after first 100 days
Algernon D'Ammassa Las Cruces Sun-News Published 5:56 PM EDT Apr 13, 2019 DEMING - U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., marked her first 100 days in office during a visit to her New Mexico district over the weekend. Asked about lessons she has learned so far, the first-time officeholder said, "It's incredibly important to stay grounded, to make sure that everything I do in Washington is rooted in what I hear and learn in New Mexico." The Sun-News spoke to Torres Small by phone on Saturday while she was in Albuquerque, following a visit to Zuni Pueblo. She was due in Ruidoso next. Torres Small's staff say the congresswoman has visited 19 counties and held four town halls and 100 constituent meetings since taking the oath of office on Jan. 3. As the representative for New Mexico's second congressional district, comprising southern New Mexico, the Las Cruces resident has spent much of her time addressing border security and immigration. She … [Read more...] about U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small reflects on first 100 days in office
Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post Published 8:44 am PDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Day 88 - On Trump's accomplishments The quote: "No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days."Date: April 18, 2017Who said it: President Donald TrumpPolitifact truth rating: FalseWhy: Historians agree that other presidents have accomplished much more in their first 100 days, including Barrack Obama and Franklin D. Roosevelt.Source: Politifact less Day 88 - On Trump's accomplishments The quote: "No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days." … [Read more...] about Fact-Checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-For-All’
For Eagle County resident Bobby Bank, the cost of health insurance is incomprehensible. Bank, like many Coloradans who live in the mountains, faces some of the highest health insurance premiums in the country. “Everyone in Colorado should pay the same price,” he said. “I should be able to buy the insurance you get.” So it’s with keen interest that he and others are watching the state’s gubernatorial race, in which both candidates — Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis — have pledged to bring down health care costs. While many issues separate the candidates, the starkest contrast may be in their approaches to improving the health care system. One of Polis’ marquee campaign promises has been establishing universal coverage for Coloradans. A longtime supporter of “Medicare for all,” Polis is among a handful of Democrats across the country running on such a promise. The Democrat … [Read more...] about “Medicare for all” or “catastrophic” coverage? The stark contrasts between Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates on health care.