D’oh! Why The GOP Is Unlikely To Deliver On Obamacare Repeal This Fall


Promises that Obamacare would be on the chopping block as soon the GOP took control of the Senate are unlikely to be met by years’ end. After years of heated rhetoric, over-the-top campaign ads and even Supreme Court challenges, the repeal Obamacare movement continues to be a can kicked father down the road.

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Is Ben Carson Trump's Kryptonite?

New poll shows Trump still dominating the GOP field nationally, but this part is interesting: When paired in hypothetical one-on-one match-ups with the other GOP contenders, Trump actually loses decisively to only one candidate: Ben Carson. And it's not even close. Carson wins 55-36.

Welp ...

Women pols engaging in the same kind of hanky panky that has long infused male-dominated state capitals is a win for gender equality, I guess?


Where do the GOP presidential candidates stand on the refusenik Kentucky county clerk defying a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses? Some support her, some don't -- and then there's the epic vagueness that is beginning to define Scott Walker's candidacy.

Thanks A Lot, Roger

If you have Patriots fans in your office who you've been chortling at about DeflateGate since January, I feel your pain. Acutely.

What's The Downside For Trump?

Reports are emerging this morning that Trump will go ahead and sign the RNC's pledge to support the GOP nominee. No indy or third party run. At least that's the pledge. And why not sign it? A pledge to Reince Priebus will not bind Trump or prevent him from mounting his own general election campaign if that's what Trump later decides to do.

So what does the RNC get out of this? Not only "not much," but this is perfect for Trump and terrible for the RNC.

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It's Over

It's obscured a bit by the utterly indefensible legal position of the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but Amanda Marcotte astutely observes how the episode reveals that mainstream conservatives have basically given up the fight on gay marriage.

Know Your Audience?

The CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says Trump was very conciliatory in a private meeting this week:

The Donald Trump that I met today and that I sat with today was very different from the Donald Trump that I saw in the media ... He was a gentleman. He listened much more than he spoke. He asked questions.


Keep An Eye On This Carson Fellow

Ed Kilgore on Ben Carson: "Carson’s distinguished life and his whole manner of presentation numbs the mind to his extremism—except to the initiated, who nod knowingly at every reference to Alinsky and 'political correctness.'"

No Place Left To Hide

Federal judge summons Kentucky county clerk AND her entire staff to explain why she should not face stiff fine or jail time for refusing the court's order to issue same-sex marriage licenses, with special video bonus of her refusing a license to a gay couple this morning after the Supreme Court declined to bail her out.

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