After a violation of parliamentary procedure sent the bill back to the House of Representatives, the GOP succeeded in ramming the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act through Congress Wednesday, despite the legislation's 26 percent approval rating with the American public. Policy analysts agree the bill will fundamentally reorder American society, entrenching inherited wealth for a generation, kicking 13 million off their insurance plans and decimating an already beleaguered middle class. Yet a new report suggests House Republicans can't answer even the most rudimentary question about the bill's contents.
House Republicans are going to find voters—including from their party—will remember and punish them if they allow long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans to end three days after Christmas, a new survey by Public Policy Polling has found.
House Republicans approved nearly $40 billion in cuts to the food stamps program Thursday evening on a tight 217-210 vote. Fifteen Republicans defected to vote “no” on the measure, which is projected to kick millions of people off of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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Following up on his efforts to rally the crestfallen American public around his presidential agenda via his first State of the Union address on Wednesday, Obama took his show on the road to Baltimore on Friday, where Republican House leaders have gathered for their party's annual retreat.
The Note reported over the weekend that in planning for their annual winter retreat, House Republicans Ã¢â‚¬Å“extended an invitation to Alaska Gov. Sara Palin, hoping the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2008 vice presidential nominee would give a morale-building speech.Ã¢â‚¬Â Palin declined the invitation because Ã¢â‚¬Å“pressing state business made it impossible for her to leave Alaska.Ã¢â‚¬Â Her excuse, however, was a lie: