Republican Majority

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The last Republican majority in the House and Senate was during the Bush administration. They were better known for pork barrel earmarks than governing.

 

Weapon of Choice for Terrorists

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Motor vehicles are the new weapon of choice for terrorists.

American Health Care Act Repeal and Replace

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In a WSJ op-ed this morning, Speaker Paul Ryan calls he American Health Care Act “the boldest and most conservative health-care legislation to come before Congress in decades.” He plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare without “pulling the rug out” from under those who benefit from the new entitlement. President Trump is all in.

But House Freedom Caucus leaders say it’s not bold enough.

We’ll see. They vote today.

Elon Musk Moon

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Was bored with Trump and Russians when I came upon this piece in the Telegraph. It’s about the private space race. Elon Musk is the owner of Space X. His company plans to send tourists to the moon in 2018. His other company is Tesla.

He’ll be competing for the $20 million Google Lunar X prize. The competition includes a team featuring an Audi lunar rover.

Only Explanation for Hillary Loss: Russians Stole Election

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Hillary lost the election to Trump. It could be that she was a weak establishment candidate while Trump tapped into a deep vein of voter anger and resentment.

Or it could be that Russians stole the election.

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FBI Director Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that the latter explanation is under federal investigation. But he offered no evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign to rig the election. And Director of National intelligence Clapper has also said there is no evidence.

Comey also found no evidence to support President Trump’s early morning tweet that Obama wiretapped Trump tower.

CNN reports that there’s only one known crime in this caper. Someone in the government unmasked Michael Flynn’s name as a result of the intercepted phone calls of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

While Comey was willing to discuss the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign he was unwilling to say if the Flynn leak was under investigation. That did not please Trey Gowdy.