Fox’s Bob Beckel: ‘Is Trump Really Gonna Try to Lay This on the Democrats?’

Shortly after the House floor vote was pulled on the GOP’s American Health Care Act Friday afternoon, Fox News’s Bob Beckel simply couldn’t believe that President Donald Trump tried to blame democrats for its failure. Speaking with Fox News anchor Bret Baier on The Five Friday, Beckel was incredulous. “Is he really gonna try to lay this on the democrats?” he said. Beckel referenced the vote on President Barack Obama‘s Affordable Care Act, which failed to receive any Republican support. “I guess history doesn’t stick with this guy very well, because we didn’t get a single republican vote on Obamacare,” Baier lamented the lack of bipartisanship in both instances. “I think one of the things you could say definitively is that’s not the best way to run a government, is to have no votes from the other side,” Baier said. Watch above, via Continue reading "Fox’s Bob Beckel: ‘Is Trump Really Gonna Try to Lay This on the Democrats?’"

How to Watch Kentucky vs. UCLA Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Live Stream Online

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 6.25.57 PM Here it is: the Sweet 16 showdown that basketball fans have been looking forward to since the brackets came out on March 12. It’s Kentucky vs. UCLA, two of college basketball’s most storied programs, squaring off for a trip to the Elite Eight. Kentucky had to overcome a stiff challenge from Wichita State in the Second Round. But they squeaked out a narrow victory. And now, coach John Calipari‘s squad will have to raise their game if they are to defeat the outstanding Bruins. UCLA, led by star freshman Lonzo Ball, had a relatively easy first weekend. They took out Kent State in the first round, and followed that up with a double-digit victory over Cincinnati. But the Wildcats, of course, are a whole different level of opponent. The teams have already met this season, with UCLA pulling off the road win at Rupp Arena 97-92 back in Continue reading "How to Watch Kentucky vs. UCLA Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Live Stream Online"

How to Watch South Carolina vs. Baylor Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Live Stream Online

shutterstock_114560707 (2) It was supposed to be the hottest ticket in New York. The presence of Duke and Villanova in the East Region was supposed to light up Madison Square Garden. But the Blue Devils and Wildcats lost in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament — sending ticket prices plummeting on the secondary market. Still, fans of the schools that are playing in the Garden this weekend are undoubtedly excited. It starts with South Carolina and Baylor in the East Regional doubleheader on Friday night, playing for a trip to the Elite Eight. South Carolina was the team that denied Duke a trip to New York. They stunned the Blue Devils and wrecked many brackets with their 88-81 victory on Sunday night. Now, the Gamecocks will look to continue their remarkable season with a win over Baylor. The Bears squeaked out a tight win over Southern California last weekend to advance to Continue reading "How to Watch South Carolina vs. Baylor Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Live Stream Online"

How to Watch North Carolina vs. Butler Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Live Stream Online

Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 9.14.48 PM (2) The loaded South Region plays its Sweet 16 games on Friday night in Memphis. First up, North Carolina, the Region’s No. 1 seed, takes on Butler, the No. 4, in an intriguing showdown for a spot in the Elite Eight. The Tar Heels were the only ACC squad to survive the opening weekend. The conference’s other eight NCAA Tournament teams were all taken out. It’s up to coach Roy Williams‘s squad to carry the flag for a proud basketball conference which has struggled mightily in this year’s Tournament. They’ll take on Butler Friday night, back in the Sweet 16 once again after a pair of relatively comfortable opening weekend wins against Winthrop and Middle Tennessee State. Despite their success over the past decade, they are a heavy underdog in a Region stacked with college basketball blue bloods in North Carolina, Kentucky, and UCLA. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:09 p. Continue reading "How to Watch North Carolina vs. Butler Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Live Stream Online"

Ryan Candidly Reflects On Defeat: ‘We Were a 10-Year Opposition Party…Being Against Things Was Easy’

At a Friday press conference after the indefinite postponement of the House vote on the GOP’s health care plan, the American Health Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan candidly reflected on the process, and admitted that things are much more difficult now that his party is in charge. “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” Ryan said. “You just had to be against it. Now, in three months’ time, we tried to go to a governing party where we actually had to get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things.” Calling it “the growing pains of government,” Ryan insisted that even though the House was unable to pass the bill, other parts of their legislative agenda — namely tax reform — would not be stalled as a result of this defeat. “We weren’t just Continue reading "Ryan Candidly Reflects On Defeat: ‘We Were a 10-Year Opposition Party…Being Against Things Was Easy’"

‘Have We Forgotten Everything Reagan Taught Us?’: Newt Gingrich Now a Nay on AHCA

newt-e1476375958827 Less than an hour before the House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, former House speaker and prominent Donald Trump campaign surrogate Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to question why such an unpopular bill was being put up for a vote. A Quinnipiac University poll says that only 17% of Americans support the GOP health care plan. Still, Gingrich’s Friday afternoon tweet is difficult to square with some of his social media comments on the American Health Care Act from earlier in the week. On Tuesday, he urged republicans to unanimously vote for the legislation.

‘The Process Has Been Horrible’: GOP Rep. Declares Tepid Support For Health Care Bill While Trashing Process

With NBC reporting that 34 GOP Congressman are prepared to vote “No” on the American Health Care Act Friday afternoon (12 more defections than President Donald Trump and the GOP can afford), even representatives planning to vote for the bill can only muster up tepid support. Appearing on CNN Friday, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) trashed the process which has led up to the vote. “[T]his bill is not perfect,” Renacci said. “There’s a lot of things in it I don’t like. The process has been horrible. The Washington process.” That said, Renacci declared his tepid support for the bill, saying that he’s hoping for the Senate to continue working on the legislation while the House moves on to other agenda items. “We can’t just continue to say ‘Well, let’s go back to the drawing board,'” he said. “It’s time to move this process forward. Continue reading "‘The Process Has Been Horrible’: GOP Rep. Declares Tepid Support For Health Care Bill While Trashing Process"