OPINION — After 100 days of accomplishing nothing but tax increases and bad headlines, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boldly proclaimed her socialist Democratic caucus have the 2020 elections in the bag. Her faux confidence is misplaced; the past three months for her band of socialists were disastrous. In the first 100 days, the socialist Democrats managed to call for over $100 trillion in new spending, but are so dysfunctional, they refuse to propose a budget outlining the payment plan for their radical agenda. Ridiculously, these socialists have spent weeks continuing to attack President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. Talk about hypocrisy. While they couldn’t develop a budget plan, House Democrats did find a way to tax Americans into oblivion, introducing a host of socialist policies that threaten America’s foundation and the values we hold dear: freedom and liberty. Let’s start with the so-called Green New Deal, which is a $93 … [Read more...] about In their first 100 days, socialist Democrats have shown they are unable to lead
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LEESBURG, Va. — House Democrats decamped Washington Wednesday to reset and refocus at a posh resort in rural Virginia one day after an ideological fight over spending exposed the sharp divides simmering within the caucus. Democrats are hoping to celebrate their first 100-days in the majority with a show of unity as they look to formalize their summer agenda — which is expected to center heavily on infrastructure and drug pricing, two areas that could receive bipartisan buy-in after months of mostly focusing on high-level messaging bills to satisfy the party’s progressive base.Story Continued Below “Although [the retreat] was initially scheduled earlier in the year, I think it has an added benefit as we observe the first 100 days, because we can take great pride in what has happened in the first 100 days,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the opening of the policy conference Wednesday afternoon. The retreat, more a bonding exercise than anything … [Read more...] about House Dems use retreat to reset after first 100 days
By Toni King, [email protected] Published 8:00 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Toni King Toni King Photo: Toni King / Toni King Photo: Toni King / Toni King Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Toni King Toni King Photo: Toni King / Toni King TONI KING: What does ‘formally admitted’ mean in Medicare? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Toni, What is the length of time you must spend in a hospital before Medicare will pay for a skilled nursing stay? My husband has recently spent a month recovering from his stroke and heart surgery. Last week, I received a bill stating that Medicare has denied his stay. Medicare says he was “not” formally admitted. Steve went … [Read more...] about TONI KING: What does ‘formally admitted’ mean in Medicare?
Ronald J. Hansen Arizona Republic Published 3:54 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 A day after voting ended, one congressional primary remained too close to call and three others were belatedly decided. The state's tightest House race this year is the 6th Congressional District's Democratic primary contest between Anita Malik and Heather Ross. On Wednesday afternoon, Malik held a razor-thin lead among unofficial returns, but more ballots remained uncounted for the Scottsdale-based district that covers much of the northeastern Valley. About 100,000 ballots remained uncounted in Maricopa County, though it was unclear how many were from that district. On Wednesday afternoon, David Brill defeated Delina DiSanto in the 4th Congressional District's Democratic primary in the race to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar. Earlier Wednesday, the Associated Press called two GOP races that had been too close to call on Tuesday night. Wendy Rogers, a four-time House candidate, won the 1st … [Read more...] about A day later, one congressional primary is unsettled; three others done
For about a year, my wife had been telling me the same thing that my 6-year-old son said to me in the car the other day (at least a non-threatening version of it). Now’s probably not a good time to bring up all of the demonstrably false accusations of tuning her out that said wife has leveled against me since our courtship began 20 wonderful, joyous, 100-percent pain-free years ago. “What are you talking about, Apollo?” I replied, decelerating back into the right lane. “You get angry a lot,” my son said before repeating his initial question: “What’s wrong, Daddy?” Ashamed, almost as if I were the child, I stretched my mouth to display a set of teeth tarnished by too much coffee and, up until three years ago, too many cigarettes. I pressed my face up against the rearview mirror. “I’m not angry, zweet boy,” I mumbled, alternating my vision between my son’s reflection and the road. “Daddy’z happy. Zee? … [Read more...] about O Holy Night (and Day)