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  • Byron York: Why can't House repeal Obamacare? Because a lot of Republicans don't want to

    04/29/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Monorprise · 78 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Apr 27, 2017, 9:51 PM | Byron York
    "We're going to go when we have the votes," Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday when asked when the House will pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Lawmakers will not be constrained by any "artificial deadline," Ryan declared. On March 24, when the Speaker pulled the GOP Obamacare bill before what would have been a sure defeat, he said, "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." But why? Republicans have 238 seats in the House. Repealing Obamacare will require 217 votes. Even with unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans could lose 21 votes and still prevail on...
  • Byron York: The law already allows Donald Trump to build the wall

    04/26/2017 9:39:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Byron York
    There's no shortage of people telling Donald Trump he can't build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And maybe, in the end, he won't do it. But at the moment Trump takes office, he will have the legal authority and the money he needs to get started on the wall. Yes, there will be obstacles — what's the over/under on the number of lawsuits that will be filed trying to stop it? — but the fact is, the law is already in place that will allow Trump to go forward. As in other areas of immigration enforcement, Trump will be...
  • Time for Trump to hit campaign trail

    02/15/2017 10:11:42 AM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/13/17 7:40 PM | Byron York
    Beyond fighting for his Cabinet appointments on Capitol Hill, everything Trump has done has relied solely on his executive power as president. At some point he'll have to move into a legislative phase, with the introduction of bills dealing with health care, taxes, immigration, and more. But for now, Trump has a number of executive actions to point to: orders to 1) reduce the regulatory burdens of Obamacare; 2) freeze federal hiring; 3) pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership; 4) approve the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines; 5) strengthen enforcement of the nation's immigration laws; 6)...
  • Transcripts don’t show Flynn made any promise to lift sanctions.

    02/13/2017 7:09:37 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | Byron York
    'Transcripts don’t show Flynn made any promise to lift sanctions. Rather show Flynn making more general comments about relations improving.'
  • Byron York: The challenge to Trump's order? It's a lot about money

    02/08/2017 11:55:14 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 2/7/17 | BYRON YORK
    Why is Washington State mounting such a vigorous challenge to President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terrorism-plagued countries? Of course there are several lawsuits against the president, and there are lots of motives among the various litigants. But Washington State's is the suit that stopped the order, at least temporarily. And a look at the state's case suggests that, behind high-minded rhetoric about religious liberty and constitutional protections, there is a lot of money at stake. Judging by the briefs filed by Washington State, as well as statements made by its representatives, some of the state's...
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/06/2017 8:08:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/5/17 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Now the government has answered Robart, and unlike the judge, Justice Department lawyers have produced a point-by-point demolition of Washington State's claims. Indeed, for all except the most partisan, it is likely impossible to read the Washington State lawsuit,...
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/05/2017 8:11:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2017 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart's restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president's constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and "second-guesses the...
  • Byron York: Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law

    01/27/2017 4:39:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    There's one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration: Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws. Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them. Trump's two immigration executive orders, issued Wednesday, are long, far-reaching, and complicated. But perhaps the most consequential passage in the two combined orders is a single sentence: "The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States." That is the heart of Trump's immigration strategy....
  • The law already allows Donald Trump to build the wall

    12/19/2016 8:11:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/19/16 | Byron York
    The following article was published on December 7th on the Washington Examiner website By Byron York There's no shortage of people telling Donald Trump he can't build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And maybe, in the end, he won't do it. But at the moment Trump takes office, he will have the legal authority and the money he needs to get started on the wall. Yes, there will be obstacles — what's the over/under on the number of lawsuits that will be filed trying to stop it? — but the fact is, the law is already in place that...
  • Byron York: Will There Be a GOP Stampede from Trump [Evangelical Leaders Standing by Trump]

    10/08/2016 3:47:48 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10 Oct 2016 | Byron York
    (snip) As the defections were building Saturday morning, evangelical leader Gary Bauer sent a mass email headlined, "Gary Bauer Says Values Voters Continue to Support Trump-Pence Ticket." "The ten-year old tape of a private conversation in which Donald Trump uses grossly inappropriate language does not change the reality of the choice facing this country," Bauer wrote. Franklin Graham, who has not officially endorsed Trump, wrote a Facebook post that seemed to suggest evangelical voters should stick with the Republican nominee. "The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended," Graham wrote. "But the...
  • Byron York: As debates near, forum shows potential Trump advantage

    09/09/2016 9:57:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2016 | Byron Yprk
    NBC's "Commander in Chief Forum," held Wednesday night aboard the USS Intrepid in New York, was the closest thing to a debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton until the real thing on Sept. 26. And it showed an advantage Trump might have when the two meet face-to-face: she has a record in government to defend, while he doesn't. On that score, Trump, at 70 a newcomer to politics, seems new, while Clinton, at 68 a veteran of decades in public life, seems, well, not new. The format of the NBC forum, in which the two candidates were separated by...
  • From Trump, A Stunning Admission And A New Direction

    08/24/2016 5:32:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Byron York
    In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it's fair to say Donald Trump doesn't do apologies and he doesn't do regret. Which is why it was extraordinary that in his speech in Charlotte Thursday night -- one of his first under a new campaign management -- Trump did that rarest of things: he expressed regret for rhetorical excesses of the past and conceded that they may have caused pain for some people. "Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or say the right thing," Trump told...
  • speechByron York: Onstage, Trump sheds ego, lays off media, hones new role

    08/21/2016 5:31:31 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 21, 2011 | Byron York
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Back when Donald Trump was giving one hour-plus, free-form, jazz-improvisation speeches — that is, for nearly all of the campaign until the last week — Trump spent an inordinate amount of time telling audiences how great he was. He was the best at this, the best at that, he won this, he won that, his companies were the greatest, people loved him. A typical Trump speech included long stretches of nearly nonstop bragging.
  • Byron York: Asking for black votes, a very different Donald Trump

    08/17/2016 4:25:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 94 replies
    How many times have Donald Trump's supporters and critics debated whether he will pivot to a larger, more presidential candidacy? Too many to count. So put aside any talk of pivoting — the fact is, Trump delivered a focused, powerful, and disciplined speech Tuesday night in West Bend, Wisconsin, about 45 minutes north of Milwaukee. Trump focused largely on problems that disproportionately afflict black Americans, arguing that his proposals on crime, immigration, trade, jobs, education, and other issues will improve African-American lives more than Hillary Clinton's. Trump began by declaring, "We're at a decisive moment in this election," which few...
  • Byron York: Has Obama's act worn thin? President paints rosier picture of U.S. than voters see

    07/28/2016 7:27:04 AM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 7/28/2016 | Byron York
    PHILADELPHIA — For all his appeal as a speaker, and for all the love coming from Democrats crowded inside the Wells Fargo Arena, President Obama made a classic mistake in his address to the Democratic convention Wednesday night. Determined to defend his own accomplishments in office as well as convince Americans to elect Hillary Clinton for what would amount to his third term, Obama painted a picture of life in the United States that was brighter and more positive than most voters believe. "While this nation has been tested by war and recession and all manner of challenge — I...
  • Byron York: Why Trump attacked Martinez

    05/31/2016 7:21:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    Many observers were mystified when Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. But the story was really very simple: Martinez hit Trump, so Trump hit back. *snip* The Trump-Martinez bewilderment focused on four factors: Martinez is Hispanic, she's a woman, she's a Republican (head of the Republican Governors Association), and she's popular. "I think it sent all the wrong signals," said Newt Gingrich, who has generally been pro-Trump. "You particularly don't want to see your candidate who needs to...get stronger with Latinos, and stronger with women, attack a Latina woman Republican governor." *snip* Trump has made a principle...
  • Byron York: What does Paul Ryan want from Donald Trump?

    05/06/2016 7:55:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAy 6,2017 | BYron York
    Ryan's stand carries significant risk. With no competition, Trump is going to win more primaries, and pile up more votes, by the time of the convention. If Ryan changes course and supports Trump without some truly meaningful concession from the nominee, Ryan will look weak. If he opposes Trump the whole way, he'll anger a lot of people in his own party. At the moment, Trump does not appear inclined to accommodate Ryan. Shortly after the CNN interview aired, Trump released a statement saying, "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work...
  • Byron York: In state after state, strong GOP support for Trump's Muslim proposal

    04/27/2016 2:51:12 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/27/2016 | Byron York
    What was once furious Republican opposition to Donald Trump's proposal to temporarily ban foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. has turned to virtual silence in the face of widespread GOP voter approval. Exit polls from the nation's biggest Republican primaries show impressive majority support for Trump's proposal. In the latest example, in Pennsylvania Tuesday, 69 percent of GOP voters said they support "temporarily banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the U.S." In New York last week, the number was 68 percent. In Wisconsin, 69 percent supported Trump's idea. In Florida, 64 percent. Georgia, 68 percent. Ohio, 65...
  • Byron York: In state after state, strong GOP support for Trump's Muslim proposal

    04/27/2016 6:36:54 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/27/2016 | Byron York
    What was once furious Republican opposition to Donald Trump's proposal to temporarily ban foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. has turned to virtual silence in the face of widespread GOP voter approval. Exit polls from the nation's biggest Republican primaries show impressive majority support for Trump's proposal. In the latest example, in Pennsylvania Tuesday, 69 percent of GOP voters said they support "temporarily banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the U.S." In New York last week, the number was 68 percent. In Wisconsin, 69 percent supported Trump's idea. In Florida, 64 percent. Georgia, 68 percent. Ohio, 65...
  • Byron York: What next for #NeverTrump?

    04/20/2016 5:15:33 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/20/2016 | Byron York
    What a difference two weeks have made for the #NeverTrump campaign. On the night of April 5, Ted Cruz decisively won the Wisconsin primary, with Donald Trump stuck in second place in familiar 35 percent territory. At his victory event, Cruz, who took home 36 of Wisconsin's 42 delegates, declared the state a "turning point" in the race. Cruz allies in the #NeverTrump effort were jubilant. "'Member when some said we couldn't stop @realDonaldTrump? Wrong," tweeted Katie Packer of the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. "Congrats to all who stopped him from hijacking GOP #NeverTrump #cleveland." Of course, Cruz and his...