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Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Great Moments In WTF

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Talking Points Memo · 2d ago


Paul Ryan yanked the Obamacare repeal bill before it went down to what appeared to be certain defeat on the House floor.
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Who Is This Subdued Guy?

With the Obamacare repeal bill on life support, Sean Spicer is giving a very subdued press briefing today so far. Hard to be cocky when you're losing. Read More →
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

No Sympathy

Tierney Sneed and Alice Ollstein have been talking to members all morning, and the members have no idea if the votes are there, which usually means they aren't. Things are also getting testy...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Just Like Paul and Donald Mapped It Out ...

I mentioned the two likely possibilities today are that the Obamacare repeal bill barely passes or fails by a lot. The third possibility, not to be ruled out, is that in the face of an overw...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Democrats Need to Reclaim the Issue of Manufacturing from Donald Trump

If you looked at a map showing which states lost the most manufacturing jobs since 2000, you would discover that many of these are states that Hillary Clinton expected to win in November 201...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Which Way Is This Thing Going?

It's been very difficult for a number of days to see how Paul Ryan cobbles together enough votes to pass this mess of a bill. But my touchstone has been, logic and math aside, that the GOP s...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Quick Primer On Key New Element Of GOP's Revised Bill

To understand the impact of rolling back Obamacare's 10 Essential Health Benefits, you should read this. It was written before the latest bill language was released but is a good primer.
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

It's Even Worse

This abomination of a bill only got worse with last night's changes, approved this morning by the House Rules Committee. Remember: The CBO won't even have time to score what the House will b...
Talking Points Memo · 3d ago

In Case You Missed It

Here's where things wound up last night on the Hill. More on the new version of the bill, released overnight, soon.