Tag: Orrin Hatch

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The British Medical Journal is, by all accounts, a credible scientific journal. I wouldn’t know. I’m not a medical or health expert or a scientific researcher, except for a handful of food safety and nutrition issues.

But I know someone: Doug Badger, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and my deputy at the Senate Republican Policy Committee during the early 1990s. Doug succeeded me as Staff Director of the Senate GOP’s in-house “think tank.” Doug helped craft the Senate GOP’s major alternative to “HillaryCare” during the early years of the Clinton Administration, the Consumer Choice and Health Security Act of 1993.

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… nothing sends me into a teeth-grinding, eye-bulging fury like listening to one of the GOP’s useless, decrepit, gaga senators address his Democrat colleagues in terms of the utmost reverence and respect. Here’s Orrin Hatch today speaking to Diane Feinstein, the devious geriatric schemer who’s laying waste to a man’s life and who undoubtedly regards […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the retirement of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and give him credit for the things he’s done well, and while they like Mitt Romney, they wonder if Utah is missing out on a younger and more conservative replacement for Hatch.  They also slam President Trump for his childish tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-Un.  And they react to Steve Bannon unloading on his former White House rivals and accusing Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort of treason.

Update:  Since this recording, Trump has responded to Bannon.  “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.  When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”  Trump also accuses Bannon of leaking extensively during his time in office.