Too Little From Congress, Too Much From Trump

The relative speed differential between the Trump White House and the Republican Congress is already starting to cause problems, it seems. Because the Trump administration is moving so quickly and Congress historically moves at a pretty glacial pace, the unspoken bargain between congressional Republicans and President Trump is already showing cracks. The basic deal was going to be that GOP leaders in Congress would back Trump up on some of his (shall we say) more esoteric campaign promises, while Trump’s end of the bargain would be to sign pretty much anything Republicans could manage to get past Congress, even if it contradicted some of what Trump promised his supporters (like gutting Medicare and Medicaid, to cite the most obvious candidate). GOP leaders would allow Trump to build his wall in exchange for Trump allowing them to shred the safety net and bestow generous tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy. That was the plan, at any rate.
The problem Republicans in Congress are now facing is twofold. The first complication is a story which hasn’t gotten nearly the media attention it deserves ― Republicans in Congress seem downright incapable of even deciding among themselves how to implement their agenda. The Tea Party hardliners (especially…

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This day in WND history: Rare phenomenon shakes Planet Earth

Rare phenomenon shakes Planet Earth Feb. 16, 2014: The same day WND published a major report about a rare phenomenon known as “blood moons” and its possible connection to an imminent return of Jesus to Earth, NASA hid its official Eclipse website from public view without explanation. In the immediate wake of WND’s disclosure being published, […] …

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Our conflict with Muslims goes back 200 years

“The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco,” stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009. Morocco began recognizing American colonists in 1625. Governor William Bradford described an incident in the “History of the Plymouth Settlement.” In 1625, the Pilgrims sent two ships back to England carrying dried fish and 800 lbs. of […] …

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Genetically modified babies 1 step closer

Welcome to the brave new world. An international panel of 22 scientists from the U.S. China, France, Israel and Italy has concluded that the genetic modification of humans’ heritable traits, that could be passed down through generations, should be allowed for disease prevention when the technology allows. The panel, working under the U.S. National Academy […] …

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Don’t look now, but Obamacare is being changed

Democrats often are seen on television chortling over the fact that the GOP hasn’t coalesced around a single repeal-and-replace plan for Obamacare, the former president’s signature law of thousands of pages that was adopted only by Democrats after much political arm-twisting. But changes to the law already are being made, even if not the “trash-it-all” move that […] …

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