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House Republican Leaders Shouldn’t Misread The Election

Adam Brandon, Daily Caller

McCarthy and House Republican leaders would be making a serious mistake if they misread the results of the election. Voters wanted to “drain the swamp,” not maintain the cesspool that is the status quo in Washington. If McCarthy wants respect the results of the election, he should have the House Freedom Caucus play a prominent role in 2017 and push a pro-growth agenda.

House Leaders Devise Plan to Fund Planned Parenthood and Retreat from Obamacare Repeal

Erick Erickson, RedState

At best, reconciliation offers to "get a bill to the President's desk" but no leverage to actually accomplish the objective of getting it signed into law. It’s an exercise in high-end failure theatre that also insulates congressmen who just voted to fund Planned Parenthood and Obamacare from any retribution from their voters.