Archive: Thu Mar 2017

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    Problems with Gboro performing arts center…?

    About three weeks after reporting on the state-of-the-art sound system that will grace Greensboro’s proposed $78 million downtown performing arts center, the N&R reports (front page, above the fold—bigger than Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s comments slamming Gboro as an ACC Tournament site–but not much bigger) reports…
    Sam Hieb, March 9, 2017
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    Could Feds Undermine Cooper’s Medicaid Expansion Scheme?

    The House GOP Obamacare repeal bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), has officially been sent off to the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees for markups – one of the necessary steps in the budget reconciliation process for a not-so-different-from-Obamacare health reform to make its way to…
    Katherine Restrepo, March 9, 2017
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    Potential for significant red-tape reduction under the Congressional Review Act

    A little-known provision in the Congressional Review Act (CRA) could bring about significant red-tape reduction. The Obama administration’s zeal for overregulation could backfire, as I’ve explained here before: The CRA requires the agency behind a rule to issue a report on it to Congress, which has 60 days to act…
    Jon Sanders, March 9, 2017
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    Republicans can look in the mirror to find a potent foe

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner explains how Republicans in Congress are causing problems for themselves in addressing the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans, on the precipice of repealing and replacing Obamacare, are facing a familiar and stubborn foe: themselves. Infighting ensued…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2017
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    North Korea no laughing matter for Hawaii

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights some disturbing news for the 50th state. North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America’s Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2017
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    New Yorkers not excited about a Clinton mayoral run

    She won their bluer-than-blue state, but Hillary Clinton is not firing up potential voters in the next New York City mayoral race. Phillip Stucky reports for the Daily Caller. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t perform well in the latest poll in the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2017
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    Responding to rhetoric from the Tweeter in chief

    Ben Shapiro offers advice at National Review Online about the best way to approach rhetoric emanating from the Oval Office. Take Trump “seriously but not literally.” That’s a piece of wisdom coined by reporter Salena Zito, and it’s used by Trump’s defenders to brush…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2017
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    Cato’s Tanner pans the latest Obamacare alternative

    Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute devotes his latest National Review Online column to a critique of congressional Republicans’ proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. If you want to see political malpractice in action, you don’t have to read Donald Trump’s latest tweet…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2017