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Trump is appointing judges at a record pace. Now Mc Connell wants to move even faster

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll, conducted after the Trump administration last week asked a federal court to overturn the Affordable Care Act in full, shows that Democrats continue to have the edge when it comes to voter trust on health care.

Trump touched on the problem in remarks made Tuesday night, when he told the National Republican Congressional Committee that Democrats "have health care right now ..."

Democrats mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for pushing back his promise of sweeping healthcare reform until after the 2020 election, and said they were happy to make it a central campaign issue.

He went on to say that "the Republicans are developing a really great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums (cost) & deductibles than ObamaCare". Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving Democrat in the Senate, said Republicans are stripping rank-and-file members of both parties of a much needed opportunity to vet nominees before they come to the floor for a vote.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, March 28, 2019.

The move exposed raw emotions delivered in highly personal terms between the two sides, particularly an angry exchange between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). They have happily seized on the issue again after having won control of the House last November while campaigning heavily on strengthening Obamacare. Democrats would be happy with a plan that did all the "spectacular" things Trump regularly claims - protecting preexisting conditions, insuring everybody, doing it all for much less than we pay now.

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As news of Mr Holder's arrest broke, Hussle's long-term partner, Lauren London , paid tribute to her "protector" on social media. Garcetti hailed Hussle's legacy of peace, urging the city to come together and continue the rapper's community building efforts.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R, signalled that he would not play a major role in authoring new healthcare legislation, saying he would instead wait to see what the White House produced in consultation with leaders of the Democratic-controlled House. They had no comprehensive proposal to replace the ACA law and no big plans to unveil one.

"The Justice Department has not only refused to defend hundreds of thousands of West Virginians with pre-existing conditions but gone even further to argue against the constitutionality of the entire Affordable Care Act".

The Republican Party will become "The Party of Healthcare!" They want to take away the ability of young people to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26. If this happens, millions will lose health insurance and people with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage. And it signaled that, after two years in Trump's Washington, Republicans on Capitol Hill are figuring out how to handle the president and his impulsive swerves on policy. You just don't want to say it because you're afraid of the press.

Republicans said at the time that Reid and Democrats would come to regret that rules change, which has given Trump largely free rein to fill numerous judicial vacancies that have piled up over the years.

"I think we should test out Republicans' willingness to support some of the most aggressive reforms proposed by the president", Murphy said at an AXIOS event in Washington on April 2.

Said Rouda, "The ordinary people whose lives would be upended by this decision have been offered a raw deal: to blow up health care and fix it later".

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