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trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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quin hillyer health 5Have the conservative Freedom Caucus and advocacy organizations such as Freedom Works and Heritage Action "screwed the American people"?

That's the feeling expressed by at least one long-time conservative Republican, who, as millions of others were outraged by the destruction of the Obamacare "repeal" and replacement, on Friday.  

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gop mapThe Trump-Ryan healthcare legislation is in jeopardy. According to reports, the vote will take place today at 3:30 PM.

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Today, the future could be somewhat bright for the Donald Trump administration should the so-called Obamacare repeal and replacement legislation be approved by the House of Representatives.

trump inaugAt the time of this writing, the legislation might not be on its deathbed, but, it’s certainly in intensive care. 

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sugar healthThe executive branch in Gulag Washington is not alone in its troubles in these foreboding and rancorous days. America’s new Mr. Rogers, House Speaker Paul Ryan, rolled out his pay-for-playhouse replacement for Obamacare this week. It’s called the American Health Care Act. The name, fittingly, finally strips our first “foreign born” ex-president’s name from the existing law President Trump has said is “broken, terrible, the worst.”

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After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.”

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It's only June and the nation, talk radio and particularly Washington DC is getting hotter as terror attacks, Muslim bans and Presidential politics are debated.

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landrieu-cassidyAlthough elections are supposed to be about individual candidates, both the Louisiana Republican and the Louisiana Democratic parties are pursuing other strategies—tie local candidates to other local and national personalities and messages.

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romney-obama-newInsanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

Unbelievably, the drumbeat is beginning for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to run for President a third time. The man who lost twice for President is now being encouraged by many party leaders to give it another try. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently told MSNBC, “I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run and I think he will be the next president of the United States.”

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HolderDemocrats know how to play hardball politics, it is in their blood. Usually, Republicans act like gentlemen and prefer to stay within the rules and show proper etiquette. In the meantime, they are being rolled over by the more aggressive Democrats. Finally, a Republican is showing some justified outrage over the latest development in the scandal involving IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.

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jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

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edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

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trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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