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  • Robert Mueller’s Tom Price Problem

    10/02/2017 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 1, 2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    The headline in The Washington Post dates back to March 21, 2014. It reads: Personal FBI flights for Holder and other Justice officials went unreported The story begins: The agency that tracks federal travel did not report hundreds of personal and other “nonmission” trips aboard government planes for senior Justice Department officials including Attorney General Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, according to a watchdog report. Congress’s nonpartisan Government Accountability Office determined that the 395 flights cost taxpayers $7.8 million. But the General Services Administration, which oversees trips aboard federal jets, did not require documentation because of a...
  • In firing Tom Price, Trump just did what Obama never could

    09/30/2017 5:55:56 AM PDT · by blueberry12 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 29, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    America hired a reality television star with no experience in government. All the electorate remembered was that Donald Trump was good at saying "you're fired" on prime-time television. So, they hired him as president, and, on Friday at around 5 p.m., they got their money's worth. Trump just accepted the resignation of disgraced Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. It's the right thing to do, and it's a great move. What's more, by cutting Price, Trump has shown a leadership that Obama never would.For one of the first times in almost a decade, the buck has stopped at the...
  • Saturday Scattershooting While Waiving Bye-Bye To Tom Price

    09/30/2017 5:26:22 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 9.30.2017 | David Blackmon
    To literally nobody’s surprise, President Trump fired HHS Secretary Tom Price Friday afternoon. He apparently didn’t break any laws, and he didn’t do anything myriad Obama officials had not done the past 8 years, but unlike Democrat presidencies, Republican administrations must hold their people accountable for this kind of behavior. Mr. Price apparently didn’t understand that, which means he was too dumb to hold a secretarial position in the first place. I wrote on Thursday about by belief that the just-begun effort by the GOP establishment leadership in congress to move a tax reform bill is just a Kabuki dance,...
  • Tom Price has offered his resignation and the President has accepted

    09/29/2017 1:39:14 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 101 replies
    Just over the wire on Fox Business. Will post more when it hits the news.
  • Tom Price out as Trump administration health chief after outrage over pricey private jet flights

    09/29/2017 1:47:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/29/2017 | Jacob Pramuk | Dan Mangan
    His "Price" was too high. Tom Price, secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, is leaving the Trump administration amid a furor over his taking more than two dozen costly private plane trips instead of less-expensive commercial flights. The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump intends to tap Don Wright to serve as acting secretary. Wright currently serves as deputy assistant secretary for Health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Price's announced departure Friday from the administration came a day after he said he would reimburse taxpayers for just...
  • Trump ‘not happy’ with Tom Price’s use of private jets

    09/27/2017 12:25:25 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/27/2017 | Mark Moore and Bob Fredericks
    President Trump said he’s “not happy” with Tom Price, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, over his use of costly private charter flights and wouldn’t rule out firing him. Asked by reporters during an impromptu news conference Wednesday on the South Lawn whether he would fire Price, Trump replied, “We’ll see.” “I was looking into it and I will look into it. I will tell you personally, I’m not happy about it,” Trump said as he prepared to leave the White House to tout his tax reform plan in Indiana. “I am not happy about it....
  • While Progressives Protest, ALEC Is Working To Stop The Deadliest Drug Crisis in History

    08/10/2017 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    DENVER­–The Left views The American Legislative Exchange Council as a pawn of corporate influence. There were some protests at the organizations annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July. They were mild. No fires were started, and no vandalism occurred. They came, they chanted, and then they dispersed. That was it. While progressives chanted the usual liberal talking points outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver, a significant number of state legislators were figuring out a way to knock out what seems to be an unstoppable killer: opioids. Around 1,700 people attended the event held in July, where the topic...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 July 2017

    07/02/2017 4:56:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 July 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 2nd, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; White House homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ben Sasse, R-Neb.
  • 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...