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  • Do Close Special Elections Mean Republicans Are in Trouble?

    04/21/2017 7:31:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2017 | Michael Barone
    What to make of the results of the first two of this spring’s special House elections? Start off by putting them in perspective. They pose a challenge to both political parties, but especially to Republicans, who have been used to an unusually stable partisan alignment, an alignment that has become scrambled by Donald Trump. Those of us who can remember the 1964–84 years have seen much greater partisan churning. Almost half of the congressional districts that voted for Richard Nixon in 1972 elected Democratic congressmen. Some 191 districts split tickets. In 2012, that number was down to 26, the...
  • Georgia 6th Congressional District (GA06) Special Election- Primary

    04/18/2017 3:08:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 778 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | April 18, 2017
    The most competitive special Congressional election yet has arrived, and we will be providing returns live tonight right here. In addition to our district-wide totals, we will be analyzing county and precinct level returns. For the Democrats, the hope is that Jon Ossoff can pull out an outright win tonight- if he gets over 50% of the vote in this crowded field, he’s in as the district’s new Representative in Congress. If he falls short, then he will face off against one of four likely Republican opponents in a runoff on June 20th: Karen Handel, Bob Gray, Judson Hill, or...
  • Jon Ossoff is doomed: Democrats’ hopes in Georgia are fading, as a runoff election looms

    04/16/2017 1:43:53 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 79 replies
    Daily Metro ^ | April 14, 2017 | SOPHIA TESFAYE
    The good news is that Jon Ossoff is succeeding in making the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District competitive. The bad news is that he’s probably not going to be going to the House of Representatives. According to a newly released poll, the 30-year-old Democrat will likely fall short of the 50 percent vote share in Tuesday’s election he needs to win the race outright. While Ossoff leads the crowded field of mostly Republicans vying to replace Republican Tom Price, who vacated the seat in February to serve as Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary, he is currently only polling...
  • The country is watching Jon Ossoff

    04/15/2017 3:16:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Atlanta Magazine ^ | March 24, 2017 | Scott Henry
    It’s been 25 years since the 6th Congressional District was redrawn from rural west Georgia to the northern Atlanta suburbs, an area that was to become the launch pad for the Republican Revolution of 1994 and the political stronghold of House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Long the wealthiest district in the state, with more than its share of corporate headquarters, the 6th had spent nearly four decades under unchallenged GOP control when Congressman Tom Price left the seat vacant this February to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • Trump picks pro-life conservative to lead HHS civil rights office

    04/12/2017 5:06:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    April 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump has appointed social conservative Roger Severino to head the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a choice celebrated by pro-family advocates and condemned by pro-LGBTQ leftists. Severino, a Harvard Law School graduate who served as director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has written and published extensively against leftist “gender ideology” and the Obama administration’s promotion of transgenderism in the military. His new boss at HHS is Tom Price, a conservative, pro-life former congressman from Georgia whose...
  • GOP concerned about holding on to Tom Price's Georgia seat

    04/10/2017 4:40:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune/Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2017 | David Weigel and Travis Highfield
    Republicans are becoming increasingly concerned about their ability to hang on to former Republican congressman Tom Price's seat here in a wealthy, suburban district where restive Democratic energy has been surging since November's election. Democratic hopes rest on Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer and preternaturally on-message candidate. He has raised a whopping $8.3 million for the special election to replace Price in Georgia's 6th Congressional District - more than anyone has ever collected to win this seat, which has not been represented by a Democrat for nearly four decades.
  • Democrat Jon Ossoff Is Gaining Ground in Georgia Special Election to Replace Tom Price

    03/27/2017 5:52:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    The collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was bad news for Donald Trump’s HHS secretary, Tom Price, who will have to deal with bitter recriminations between his old friends in the House and his new boss in the White House. But you know what would make Price feel a whole lot worse? Being replaced in the House by a Democrat. For the first time, Democratic hopes of picking off this seat, once occupied by Senator Johnny Isakson, and before that by Newt Gingrich, are beginning to look like something more than wishful thinking. With the first round...
  • Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

    03/17/2017 11:25:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 03/17/2017 | Robert Faturechi
    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry. Price testified at the time that his trades were lawful...
  • Trump administration disagrees with CBO report on health care

    03/13/2017 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2017 | Fox News
    The Trump administration on Monday lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office’s report that estimated that about 24 million more Americans in a few years would be uninsured under the new legislation. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, would be “less generous” with new tax credits for those receiving subsidies under the current law and the plan would likely increase average premiums in the nongroup market until 2020. Tom Price, the Health and Human Services secretary, downplayed the report and said, “we disagree strenuously with the report that was put out. It’s just not believable is what we...
  • HHS official bucks Trump administration, opposes healthcare plan

    03/09/2017 8:05:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2017 | Robert King
    Andrew Ostrovsky, a medical official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of HHS, tweeted late Wednesday that he would oppose the bill. "Despite political messaging from others at [Health and Human Services]" Ostrovsky tweeted he would align with experts at outside groups such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatricians to oppose the bill.
  • Daily Briefing NOW with Tom Price and Sean Spicer LIVE

    03/07/2017 11:01:47 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 03/07/2017 | NBC News
    Live here: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-live-white-house-briefing-892044867857
  • Can Tom Price Be The Next Great Communicator?

    02/24/2017 8:51:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Andrew Mangione
    President Ronald Reagan was known as “The Great Communicator”. He did not have the assistance of a compliant media as his predecessors, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, had during his two terms in office. He also had to deal with a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives led by Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill who provided rigid opposition to his domestic and defense policies. Yet Ronald Reagan was successful in carrying out his agenda and given the enormity of his electoral victories, is considered one of America’s most beloved Presidents. How did he do it? In great part, the answer...
  • Price confirmed as head of HHS; to be point person in dismantling of Obamacare

    02/10/2017 12:06:28 AM PST · by pnz1 · 46 replies
    The Senate early Friday morning confirmed President Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Huffington Post: 2 Trump Nominees Who Misled Congress Are On The Verge Of Being Confirmed

    02/03/2017 2:41:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/03/2017 | Michael McAuliff and Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON ― The possibility of someone lying to Congress used to be frowned upon by Republicans. How can anyone forget the chairmen of two committees referring perjury charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the FBI over her clashing email explanations? But that was before Donald Trump won the presidency, and before the alt-fact era. Now two of Trump’s nominees who arguably lied to Congress are not facing perjury referrals but are on the verge of being confirmed to lead the nation’s departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services. To recap: Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin told...
  • GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott

    02/01/2017 8:10:41 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/2017 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a pair of Trump’s nominees with only Republican members present — Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott

    02/01/2017 7:35:22 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a pair of Trump’s nominees with only Republican members present — Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • Republicans vote to suspend committee rules, advance Mnuchin, Price nominations

    02/01/2017 7:16:15 AM PST · by Truth29 · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | MJ Lee, Phil Mattingly and Manu Raju
    Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step Wednesday to move forward with two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats across the aisle. Republican lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee -- the panel that oversees the nomination of Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary and Rep. Tom Price to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services -- gathered for the second day in a row with Democrats on the committee refusing to show up. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, pointing to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the meeting, allowed the Republicans...
  • Stop Smearing Price and Confirm Now

    01/24/2017 2:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2017 | Andrew Mangione
    Why is the Left so terrified of President-elect Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price? A paragon of rationality, well spoken, thoughtful, reasoning and respectful, they seem unable to answer his critique of runaway government on similar terms, so have turned now to fake news – or what, in any other country, would be called libel. This farce – venting of the mean spleen over facts and decent dialogue – must stop. In case you haven’t heard, the latest attack on Dr. Price centers on a hit piece done by the nation’s leading republisher of fake...
  • Inaugural Party in Johns Creek, GA! GA Sixth District U.S. Congressional candidates to be present.

    01/18/2017 8:13:59 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    1/18/2017 | Wiznerd
    Calling all GA Deplorable's! Rivermont Golf Club is hosting an Inaugural Party to celebrate our great Country's tradition of the peaceful exchange of power! Here is the info: Friday, the blessed day of January 20th, 2017 6:00 - 10:00 PM Rivermont GC 3130 Rivermont Parkway Johns Creek , Georgia 30022 RSVP (770)-993-2124 As y'all know, today our GA 6th District U.S. Congressional representative, Tom Price, is beginning confirmation hearings for the Dept. of HHS. Should he be confirmed the 6th District seat will be up for grabs. Several of the possible candidates to run will be at the event including...
  • Deconstructing the left’s astonishingly vapid charges against Tom Price

    01/18/2017 6:16:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Herman Cain
    Do these people know anything about anything? Maybe I’m giving Democrats and their media allies too much credit by ascribing ignorance to them on the matter of Tom Price and the so-called “allegations” against him. I realize Democrats don’t know much about business, but I assume most of them know the law. And if that’s the case, then they know the suggestion our soon-to-be Secretary of Health and Human Services engaged in anything like “insider trading” is so much nonsense.