Tag: freedom caucus

Mark Meadows

Wasinger: Kick the Freedom (a.k.a. ‘Koch’) Caucus to the Curb

One of the most perplexing stories of this young administration is the surprising influence of a faction of the Republican Party that was dead-set against the nomination of Donald Trump, conspired behind the scenes to defeat him in the general election, and oppose almost every major aspect of the policy agenda he was elected to implement.

FLEISCHMAN: 6 Reasons California Republicans Voted to Replace Obamacare

When Speaker Paul Ryan finally called last week for a vote of the House of Representatives for the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the Republican plan described by Ryan as the “repeal and replace” bill for Obamacare, there seemed to be some surprise that the entire 14-member California Republican delegation voted for it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Paul Ryan Under Fire as Health Care Is Delayed Again

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) leadership was called into question by new voices Thursday night as hopes expire of passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare before President Donald Trump’s first 100 days end on Saturday.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul: 75 Percent Chance We Repeal Obamacare

Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said even after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act there was still a “70 percent, 75 percent chance that we

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

John Boehner’s Huge Unpopularity Forces His Resignation

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told GOP legislators he will resign in October. Boehner’s decision was likely prompted by at least 30 House Republicans who had threatened a no-confidence vote, which would leave Boehner in the uncomfortable position of needing Democratic votes to remain in his position.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Blue State Blues: Jim Jordan’s Semi-Secret Society to Save America

The emergence of the Freedom Caucus among House Republicans comes as something of a pleasant shock. The organization, headed by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), will act as a kind of friendly conservative opposition within the overall GOP caucus to hold members and leadership accountable to the mandate they received from voters–and to prevent the repeat of past negotiating collapses.