Trump's March ratings can't climb out of negative territory
In his weekly video address, Political Analyst and Author Eric Ham explains how infighting in the GOP cost President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan their chance to repeal and replace Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act. Watch now on YouTube.
GOP Civil War author Rick Blalock went to battleground Michigan. He joined host Chuck Stokes on ABC 7 (WXYZ-TV) 'Spotlight On the News' to talk election 2016 and the ensuing GOP Civil War. Watch it on wxyz.com worldwide or click below to watch!
In 2016, the Republican Party made gains across the electoral spectrum ushering in unprecedented political power nationally and locally. Yet, not even 50 days into the Trump presidency, the ideological fault lines are being exposed and the GOP is (yet again) showing deep division and fracturing—meaning the GOP Civil War is far from over.
SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says under Trumpcare and the House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare more than 24 million people will be uninsured by 2026. Next year the CBO predicts the share of uninsured Americans would be 14 million more people without coverage.
Trump promised on CBS' '60 Minutes' and other news outlets that under his watch "all" Americans would be covered with good health care at a reduced cost. But the CBO predicts that premiums will rise as much as 15% next year under Trumpcare. The Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price immediately trashed the CBO report while House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin praised it in part becasue analysts at CBO did also predict the new health bill would cut the federal deficit by about $337 billion over 10 years.
FAR RIGHT: Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of Calif,. say CBO report reveals tax gift to the rich. AT RIGHT: HHS Secretary Tom Price and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney object to CBO's analysis at White House.
In THE GOP CIVIL WAR: Inside the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party, Emmy-winning journalist and former CNN writer/producer Rick Blalock and veteran Washington expert-analyst
Eric Ham present a valuable and easy-to-understand analysis of the state of the GOP.
24 million more uninsured under GOP plan, CBO says