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Something for Republican senators to ponder: Americans prefer Obamacare to Trumpcare, 2 to 1

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: Demonstrators protest changes to the Affordable Care Act on June 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Senate Republican's unveiled their revised health-care bill in Washington today, after fine tuning it in behind closed doors. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In a second poll in less than a week, opposition to Trumpcare is growing in the American public. The Kaiser monthly health survey for July showed a 6-point increase in disapproval of the proposal over just the past month, to 61 percent. Now a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows not only that the people hate Trumpcare, they prefer Obamacare over it by a 2-to-1 margin, 50 percent to 24 percent.

There’s a split by party, as you might expect, with Democrats broadly favoring the existing law and Republicans the latter. But that split wasn’t even, with 77 percent of Democrats favoring the legislation passed in 2010 by their party and only 59 percent of Republicans favoring their party’s solution. Independents in this case came down on the side of the Democrats, with 49 percent favoring the existing law vs. 20 percent backing the GOP alternative.What’s more, roughly 6 in 10 Democrats and a third of independents strongly prefer Obamacare. Only 43 percent of Republicans strongly prefer their party’s proposal. […]

More worrisome for Republicans hoping to pass a new bill is how the support broke out by demographic. Only among Republicans, conservatives, white evangelicals and white men without college degrees did more Americans support the GOP bill than Obamacare. In every other group analyzed, including older respondents and white women without college degrees—an important part of President Trump’s voting base in 2016—backed the existing law by some margin.

Greg Sargent teases a bit more out of the poll, details which show just how much disaster Republicans are courting with this bill. Asked “On health care, which of these do you think is more important for the federal government to do: provide healthcare coverage for low-income Americans, or cut taxes?” a great big majority—63-27 percent—picked healthcare coverage. Majorities across all demographics, even non-college white men (53-38), say the priority is providing health care. So when the 15 million people CBO has projected will lose their coverage in 2018 alone, well that’s maybe not going to go so great for the GOP at the ballot box…..

 

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Oh Good, The President Just Tweeted About Why Working With Russia Against Americans Is A-OK…

President Trump just tweeted about the many trials and tribulations his son is enduring following his perfectly normal and innocent meeting with Russians about how take out Hillary Clinton.

Jay Caruso will have an editorial posted here shortly going in depth on this tweet, but before that, I have question. Would youhave gone to that meeting? I wouldn’t have.

One, I would refuse to take aid from Russkies. Sorry if that makes me sound old, but they are the bad guys and have been half over half a century. I wouldn’t have gone on principle, and I wouldn’t have trusted them anyway.

Speaking of trust, what kind of amateur move was this on the part of Don Jr.? Has he never worked in a high stakes job before? The Trumps, and their friends and fervent fans see a conspiracy behind every Democrat mailbox and pizza place. But he found no reason to distrust a meeting with Russia intended to collude in defeating his opponent?

And finally, I will use the opportunity of this post to give you a sample of something I’m working on for RedState. It’s a new type of newsletter for us, and last week I created a sample dialog. It’s a bit out of date, but pertinent here, so I’m pasting just a portion of it below.

This should have come up…

Hey, remember that time everyone spent months saying that Russia wanted to help Trump win the election, and then Trump and company denied that for months, and it was this huge thing that everyone has been talking about all day every day forever? Yeah, while that was going on, Donald Trump Jr. sat around not mentioning that he willingly attended a meeting for the express purpose of getting help from Russia to beat Hillary Clinton. You see what the problem is there, right? That’s the reason he met with them. While everyone was denying Russia wanted to help Trump win, Don Jr. 100% believed he had a meeting because Russia wanted Trump to win.

Feels like that should have come up. And no, it doesn’t matter if they actually were representing the government of Russia (which would be nearly impossible to prove. Part of spycraft is denying you did it…..

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Trump Admin Ok’s 15,000 cross border workers visa’s…

Another example of Trump campaigning against labor primary FROM Mexico?

But making sure it comes across the border for jobs Americans won’t do….

In the end?

Donald Trump will NOT change the way things are…

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage, seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric, following heavy lobbying from the fisheries, hospitality and other industries that rely on temporary foreign workers.

The increase represents a 45 percent bump from the number of H-2B visas normally issued for the second half of the fiscal year, said senior Homeland Security officials in a call with reporters Monday.

The visas are for workers taking temporary jobs in the seafood, tourism, landscaping, construction and other seasonal industries — but not farm laborers.

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McConnell puts pressure on moderate GOP Senators to go along Healthcare Bill…

Right now the Senate Majority Leader has what appears to be TWO firm Republican ‘No’ votes against the Senate Republican Healthcare Bill….

Senator’s Collins of Maine and Paul of Kentucky….

Republicans cannot afford ANOTHER….

Several moderate Republican Senator’s SAY they are against the Bill which in the 2.0 version STILL is has the same issues they said they did NOT like still in place…Drastic Medicaid cuts and a Cruz amendment that would erase the pre-existing coverage of the present system…

But McConnell and others have tries to buy off those on the fence with ‘sweetener’s’ of the type that used to be called ‘earmarks’, which are special money aimed at specific programs in a political state ….

The process worked in the House to get passage on their bill…

Will it work in the Senate?

Only two senators—Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rand Paul (R-KY)—came out as firm no’s on the procedural motion to proceed to debate on the bill. If just one more joins them, the effort is dead.

But that third no vote is proving stubbornly elusive—despite the fact that in revising the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell largely moved to appeal to his most right-wing senators, throwing moderates who had promised to protect Medicaid and people with pre-existing conditions under the bus.

The revisions pair more deregulation of the health care marketplace, largely via Sen. Ted Cruz’s controversial amendment, with a rollback of tax breaks for the wealthy and the allocation of more money to stabilize insurance markets and treat opioid addiction. But not only is the bill’s additional money counted multiple times to meet multiple needs, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of billions that will cut over time from Medicaid and tax credits for low-income and older Americans.

This makes things extremely awkward for senators like Dean Heller (R-NV), who just a few weeks ago blasted the legislation and demanded it be amended to either keep Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact or increase traditional Medicaid spending.

The new bill does neither—and Heller admitted Thursday that “Fundamentally, they haven’t changed” the legislation—yet he did not come out against it.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

And then there’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who reportedly went off in a closed-door meeting with GOP leadership about the bill’s cuts to Medicaid and pleaded with them to leave the program alone, but would not say publicly how she plans to vote on the bill itself. Murkowksi has previously said she can’t vote for a bill that repeals Alaska’s Medicaid expansion, and can’t vote for a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. The Senate’s health care bill does both.

Murkowski, however, will be shielded from some of the worst impacts of the Medicaid cuts by a carveout tucked into the bill specifically for her state. Dubbed the “Polar Payout” or “Klondike Kickback,” the provision would give Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars to help lower insurance premiums….

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House getting ready to forward a massive spending bill they know won’t fly….

The object is to let their members get a chance to include amendments that are their dream requests….

Trouble is?

Doing THAT means the entire bill package will never pass the Senate ….And THAT means ANOTHER piece of legislation that goes nowhere from a Congress that is specializing in such….

Oh, and there STILL is a sequester against a budge over spending ceiling t in effect….

House GOP leaders will decide next week whether to brave an ugly floor fight over a massive GOP spending bill — a proposal applauded by some rank-and-file Republicans but that risks embarrassment if it fails.

In a closed-door GOP conference meeting Friday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said all 12 appropriations bills will be finished in committee by the end of next week. Starting Monday, leadership will begin a tentative whip count on whether lawmakers would vote for a package before the August recess that combines all of those bills into one $1 trillion government funding bill.

The idea, first proposed by Rep. Tom Graves, a senior appropriator, is to give House Republicans a chance to pass a red-meat spending bill that will lay out GOP priorities. Though the bill would never pass the Senate in the face of Democratic opposition, the process would allow House Republicans to offer potentially hundreds of amendments, an exercise that excites members who are frustrated that they’ve had no input on how to fund the government.

“It’s actually been the consensus of the conference to get all this done before August,” Graves (R-Ga.) said upon emerging from conference Friday, optimistic that his idea will take. “We’re here to get our job done, and I’ll tell you, members are excited about the opportunity to put our priorities forward and advance it to the floor.

The strategy could open something of a Pandora’s box, however. Lawmakers would be required to vote on controversial amendments that could be used against them in their districts, from provisions on the Confederate flag to gay rights proposals that put them in bind. Democratic amendments chiding the administration for the Russia controversy are almost assured.

Perhaps more worrisome: The bill might fail on the floor, which would provoke another flood of damaging headlines about the GOP’s deep divisions and inability govern…..

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HHS head Price wants to go back in the day for future healthcare coverage….

The Affordable Healthcare Law was put in place to BETTER the Problems with the old way of doing business….

WTF go backwards????

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price suggested Sunday that the nation’s health insurance system ought to operate as it did before the Affordable Care Act was passed.

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Price was asked to respond to a blistering criticism of the Senate Republicans’ health care proposal by two major groups representing the U.S. health insurance industry. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) earlier this week, the groups called the latest version of the bill “simply unworkable in any form” and warned that it would cause “widespread terminations of coverage” to people with serious medical problems.

“It’s really perplexing, especially from the insurance companies, because all they have to do is dust off how they did business before Obamacare,” Price said, referring to an amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would allow insurers to resume sales of policies that leave out key benefits, such as prescription drugs or mental health treatment.

“A single risk pool, which is what they’re objecting to, is exactly the kind of process that was ― that has been utilized for decades to care for individuals,” he added.

America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of America, the two groups who wrote the letter, oppose the latest draft of the legislation. They say it would allow insurance companies to discriminate among customers based on medical status ― essentially causing insurance premiums for people with pre-existing conditions to skyrocket.

In discussing their health care plan, Republicans do not usually speak as candidly as Price about returning the nation’s health care system to its pre-Obamacare period, a period marked by egregious insurance company abuses. Protections for pre-existing conditions remain highly popular around the country, and GOP lawmakers are loath to admit their policies would weaken them…….

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$696.5B Defense Bill passes the House…..

The bill is tens of billions over Congress’s OWN budget cap….

The bill would authorize $621.5 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget and Energy Department nuclear programs and $75 billion for war funding, known as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account. In addition, the bill takes $10 billion in OCO dollars to pay for base budget needs.

Only eight Republicans voted against the legislation, which passes Trump’s defense request of $603 billion. Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), John Duncan (Tenn.), Tom Garret (Ga.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Morgan Griffith (Va.), Andy Harris (Md.), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Tom McClintock (Calif.) were the Republicans voting no.

The bill has a few roadblocks ahead of it, with the biggest issue in the form of spending caps as stipulated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA). That act sets the Pentagon base budget as no higher than $549 billion. Lawmakers must either repeal the BCA or increase its budget caps.

Democrats pushed for the latter solution on the House floor prior to the bill passing.

House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said it is “very possible that $72 billion of what is in this bill is going to disappear between now and the end of this year unless we address the broader issue of sequestration and budget caps.”

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Fox News anchor decries the Trump ‘lies’ on the air….

You read the above right…..

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Between its “Fox and Friends” morning show and Sean Hannity at night, Fox News has become a haven for those who think this whole Russia thing is nonsense. On Friday morning, Steve Doocy even declared that “the Russia story is starting to fall apart.”

But on Friday afternoon, a Fox host went off on the Trump administration’s handling of Russia in a way we’ve rarely seen.

Shepard Smith is no stranger to challenging the administration and occasionally launching into personal editorials — including one about refugees back in 2015. But on Friday afternoon, he took it a step further, repeatedly accusing the administration of lying, deception and a coverup.

After reporting that there appeared to be more people in that meeting with Russian lawyer than previously acknowledged, Smith had either a Howard Beale or a Walter Cronkite moment, depending on your perspective, and he lit into the White House.

Here’s the transcript:

We’re still not clean on this, Chris [Wallace]. If there’s nothing there — and that’s what they tell us, they tell us there’s nothing to this and nothing came of it, there’s a nothingburger, it wasn’t even memorable, didn’t write it down, didn’t tell you about it, because it wasn’t anything so I didn’t even remember it — with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower? If all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you clean, come on clean, you know? My grandmother used to say when first we practice to — Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling. And there are still people who are out there who believe we’re making it up. And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go, Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?

Most journalists are reluctant to use the L-word — “lie.”…..

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On the ground in Democratic efforts to retake the House next year….

The New York Times takes a look at the early campaigning for next years House seats around the country….(A California race in particular)

And they are moving past Washington mostly to the small court game….

Focusing on local issues , while highlighting Republicans inability to get much done with Trump in the White House ….

And Democrats are working on getting better candidates in the races, even recruiting some military veterans to run….

There is some  mention of the Bernie Sanders Progressives…..

But mostly?

The candidates are pragmatists ……Mixing things up to different groups of voters around the country…

After several losses in special elections in heavily Republican districts, Democrats’ efforts to win back the House are focusing largely on affluent suburban districts — in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Southern California — where Hillary Clinton prevailed in her failed bid for the White House.

They are also focusing on districts where they hope to win back voters they lost to Mr. Trump last year, a knotty task that entails a pro-worker populist pitch in some districts, a pro-business, fiscal discipline pitch in others, and a careful pro-Affordable Care Act position in all.

“Some people have said our pathway to the majority is to do well in working-class districts where Trump was able to win last year and demonstrate to those voters that they have been sold a bill of goods,” said Achim Bergmann, a Democratic campaign consultant working on several House races. “But we also need to get to voters in districts that have not been traditionally competitive but voted against Trump, and are primed to support someone who will be a check on Trump.”

For their part, Republicans are looking for opportunities in Rust Belt states where Mr. Trump prevailed but House Democrats held on.

Midterm congressional elections tend to pivot largely on swing districts where Republicans and Democrats have roughly equal chances of winning. But with so few of these left, both parties are now relying on their own interpretations of which seats they can force into play, with Republicans largely on defense, as the party in power tends to lose seats in midterm years even when the president is popular…..

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St. Louis’ minimum wage is decreasing by 22%

Another of example of Republican’s TAKING from the poor to give to the Rich….

St. Louis will DROP it’s minimum wage from $10.00 amour to $7.80….

…by  Christopher Matthews @ AXIOS

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly stated that the minimum wage is set to decline by 17%, rather than 22%.

Minimum wages are generally marching higher in states and cities across the U.S., but the wage floor in St. Louis is set to fall from $10 to $7.80 later this summer. That’s after a Republican-controlled state legislature voted to make illegal a city-wide minimum wage law that went into effect 10 weeks ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch chats with employers in the city, most of whom say they will cut the pay of workers they had raised just 10 weeks before. But some, even those who opposed the higher minimum initially, can’t bring themselves to do it.

Why it’s unusual: Few ideas poll better than raising the minimum wage, and the issue has had particular success in state and city legislatures and the voting booth in recent years. Watch to see if Missouri is the movement’s high-water market…..

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Healthcare Ins Group warns Senate Republicans against Cruz plan….

Senator Cruz’s plan is actually a walk around the preexisting part of the Affordable Healthcare Law….

It would allow younger and healthier Americans to join a separate insurance plan. Of course, this would take millions out of the existing insurance plan which would be force to charge MUCH higher rates…..

Those higher rates would mean that those people would eventually be priced out of the healthcare insurance markets sending things back to the pre-Obamacare  era…..

It essentially penalizing Americans who get older and need additional medical care….

The two leading health insurer trade groups sent a strongly-worded letterFriday expressing opposition to a controversial conservative provision included in the latest GOP ObamaCare replacement bill.

America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association warned that the provision from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would mean “premiums will skyrocket for people with preexisting conditions” and “millions of more individuals will become uninsured.”

The letter expresses opposition to a provision, included in the new GOP repeal bill, that would allow insurers to sell plans that do not meet ObamaCare regulations, including the ban on discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, if they also sold plans that did meet the requirements.

Conservatives argue this move would allow younger, healthier people to buy cheaper plans.

The insurers, and many health experts, warn that only sick people would remain in the more expensive, more generous ObamaCare plans, leading to premium spikes for people with pre-existing conditions.

“This would allow the new plans to ‘cherry pick’ only healthy people from the existing market making coverage unaffordable for the millions of people who need or want comprehensive coverage, including, for example, coverage for prescription drugs and mental health services,” the letter states…..

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The bill , as written for the Senate , also would DRASTICALLY cut Medicaid funds to the state’s giving ANOTHER blow to those who are not as well off and getting older……

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Trump HAS stuck with Obama’s Nuclear deal with Iran….

In an example of ANOTHER break with his misguided campaign promises…..

The Trump Administration has continued the Obama administration sanctions against Iran , which is abiding by the terms of the deal….It has also certified to Congress that Iran is doing what it promised ….

Wednesday [ 5/17/17] was the deadline for the Trump administration to extend sanctions relief for Iran, which must be renewed every 120 days.

Since Trump took office, his advisors have warned him that pulling out of the nuclear deal was more complicated and less advisable than he had indicated during last year’s campaign.

The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, which is charged with monitoring Iran’s compliance, says that the accord is working so far and that nuclear activity is controlled.

Supporters of the deal argue that if the United States pulls out, it would be in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolution that approved the accord and that Iran would have a justification for resuming its nuclear program.

Under the deal, which was negotiated by the U.S. and five other world powers, key sanctions on Iran’s economy were lifted, allowing it to sell oil on the open market, join global financial systems and do business with once-proscribed nations.

Although it is leaving those concessions in place, the Trump administration is insisting it will take other punitive actions.

“This ongoing review does not diminish the United States’ resolve to continue countering Iran’s destabilizing activity in the region,” Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs, said Wednesday.

That includes Iran’s backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad  in that country’s civil war and its support for militant organizations such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthi rebels of Yemen.

Officials said the Treasury Department put new sanctions on seven targets involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, which was not covered in the nuclear deal…..

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Nevada has a Marijuana shortage?

And the Republican Governor out there is working to help more of the product become available for his states consumers….

The marijuana is flowing again in Nevada.

A surge in demand for cannabis, newly legalized in the state, has emptied shelves and caught the industry off guard, spurring state officials into action.

Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, endorsed emergency measures late last week designed to increase the flow of marijuana to the state’s 47 licensed retail outlets, some of which have had lines out the door since legal pot was made available at dispensaries on July 1.

On Wednesday and Thursday, as fears of a marijuana shortage mounted, regulators announced they would issue the first two marijuana distribution licenses.

Deonne E. Contine, the executive director of the Department of Taxation, said in an interview Thursday that the emergency orders, which were being considered by the state’s Tax Commission on Thursday, could help expedite the issuing of more licenses.

“We have a legal product, we have legal businesses,” she said. “We have a goal of facilitating that market.”

The alacrity of Nevada officials to implement the state’s new marijuana policies underline the dissonance and contradictions in American law and politics over marijuana. Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, has been explicit in his view that marijuana is a dangerous drug and should remain officially classified with heroin as a substance with no medical value. But in Nevada, the Republican governor is endorsing emergency procedures to ensure that the shelves of cannabis stores are well stocked…..

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A separate US Space Corps Command in the US Military?

Unlikely…..

Some are pushing for it….

But the Air Force, where the command would be, doesn’t want it….

(It actually existed from 1985 to 2002…)

Look past whether a proposed U.S. “Space Corps” — which survived the House version of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday — eventually becomes a fully functional military branch, a US Air Force general said Thursday.

What’s more important is the fact that the military and Congress are working to get more focus and resources for the space domain, which has been growing more contested for years, said Brig. Gen. Mark A. Baird, director for space programs at the Air Force’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition.

It’s “a good sign because people are now focusing on this problem that we have that we are recognizing across all sectors of the government, that we need to be ready and we need to be poised and postured and budgets need to be put in place to make the right changes so that we protect the nation,” he said.

“The organizational ‘what boxes go where’ — that’s going to be decided and debated … but I’m excited to see we have so much focus on, ‘We have got to address this issue coming up,’ ” Baird said at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington, D.C.

He added, “I’ll salute and drive on whatever they go tell us to go do, but at least the focus is what’s exciting … on this issue.”

Opponents to the proposed Space Corps, such as Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, lost their argument late Wednesday after the House Rules Committee struck down an amendment to study the language further. In June, the House Armed Services Committee voted 60-1 to move forward with a separate Space Corps branch within the FY18 NDAA.

However, the proposal may not see the light of day in the Senate, where lawmakers aren’t as eager to push it through…..

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What is the most important thing in being an American?

A Washington Post Monkey Cage Analysis of what a lot of polled people feel is important in being American….

With some surprises in views against the media views….

On July 4, Mahmoud Esmaeili, a 33-year-old software engineer, became an American citizen. Here’s why: “I like the system here. I like the rule of law. You know what to expect and what to not expect, so you can plan. That was the major part of why I wanted to be part of America.”

The example of Esmaeili is in many ways a microcosm of our long national debate about immigrants and immigration  a debate that hinges on what it means to be an American.

Does being American depend on who you are  your country of origin, your skin color, your religion? Scholars call this an “ethnic” definition of citizenship, and it’s echoed in the Trump administration’s effort to restrict immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries  including Esmaeili’s native Iran.

Or does being American depend on what you believe, such as your respect for American ideals and institutions? Scholars call this a “civic” conceptions of citizenship. Esmaeili articulates this plainly: his very reason for becoming a citizen is his appreciation for American institutions like the rule of law.

So which conception of citizenship takes precedence in the minds of ordinary Americans? My new research sheds light on this question. I find that Americans by far prioritize what people believe, not who they are. A civic conception of citizenship creates a rare bipartisan consensus. But where that consensus breaks down  and what makes the current politics of immigration so fraught  has to do with religion….

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Political Roundup for 7/14/17…Impeachment and Trump polls…RRH Elections…

President:

Impeachment: Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) has filed the paperwork to impeach Trump for Obstruction of Justice. This will go nowhere in the House of course, mostly because I’m pretty sure Obstruction of Justice requires something more serious than “Fired the politically compromised head of the FBI”, but this is probably more about boosting Sherman’s left-wing creds than an actual attempt to impeach Trump. Pelosi and the smart Democrats have been doing all they can behind the scenes to squelch this movement, as at the very least it is playing all their cards way too early, and at worst . . . well they remember what impeaching Clinton over completely provable and unambiguously true crimes did to the GOP in the late 90s.

Trump-Poll: Morning Consultant has a poll out with some surprisingly good numbers for Trump and the AHCA, with the President at an astoundingly-good 46-50, and the AHCA at 40/47, in both cases buoyed by unusually good numbers with non-whites. I’m pretty sure Trump would kill someone on 5th avenue for a 39%/19%/38% showing with Hispanics, Blacks, and “Other” respectively in 2020.

Iowa: A PPP “Informed ballot poll” has found that Trump and Iowa Senator Jodi Ernst are both surprisingly popular in what is essentially a poll designed to show up in fundraising and morale-boosting emails against AHCA. But if PPP is going to release stuff like this, I’m going to be cheeky and selectively pick what I think is the most interesting part of it–Trump does best with the 18-45 demo. It’s not even like this is a complete fluke sample size either, as Ernst has a more classic Republican age lineup, being narrowly underwater with the young and up double-digits with everyone older. Clearly this means Trumpism is a winning issue with today’s youth, a PPP poll has confirmed it!!!…..

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