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The Media Targeted Secretary Price

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price had a superb career as a practicer of orthopedic surgery, an eight-year stint in the Georgia State Senate, and a six-term stint in the United States House of Representatives. Prior to serving as a member of the Trump cabinet, he was the House Budget Committee chairman. Serving as a member of the cabinet is oftentimes the pinnacle of one's political career, for only a few jobs -- namely the presidency and the House speakership -- transcend its scope. Secretary Price, a vocal critic of attempts at socialized healthcare, was doing very well in his role. Tom Price hand-shredding pages from the ACA Despite all of his accomplishments, Price's career came crashing down because of a liberal hit job. In an article published by POLITICO, which has become an aggressive mouthpiece for liberal causes, Price took $1 million worth of flights on military airplanes over the course of his tenure as Secretary. Upon the release of the news,

Republican Senators Defeat Obamacare Repeal

Judging by their recent actions, Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), John McCain (R-Arizona), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) should start a new campaign finance pool to help fund their future political efforts: Friends of Obamacare PAC. These four senators are standing in opposition to the Graham-Cassidy proposal, a new piece of "repeal & replace" legislation brought forth by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisana). While the proposal is not the overwhelming repeal that some conservatives sought, it is a step in the right direction for several reasons: It eliminates the individual and corporate mandate. Many Americans are penalized by fines because they cannot afford healthcare. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) summed it up well when he said, "To fine someone because they don’t have access to affordable health care is beyond absurd." It scales back Medicaid, instead giving block grants to the states so that