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BYRON YORK

Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. The Newspaper Enterprise Association distributes his column.

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Commentary: Do House GOP leaders mean it on immigration? Commentary: Do House GOP leaders mean it on immigration?
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The House Republican leadership, meeting recently at the party’s winter retreat, kept its new immigration reform “principles” as secret as the nuclear codes. Old immigration hands on the Hill, who might have been expected to play a big part in producing the document, were barely consulted. [Read More]
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Commentary: Does Obama now own economy? Commentary: Does Obama now own economy?
12 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
For years, Republicans have marveled at President Obama’s success in blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation’s problems, particularly its economic problems. [Read More]
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Commentary: The key issue is still jobs Commentary: The key issue is still jobs
13 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. [Read More]
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Commentary: Dems will pay political price Commentary: Dems will pay political price
15 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As Democrats survey a troubled 2014 political landscape, it’s easy to forget how optimistic they seemed less than a year ago. [Read More]
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Commentary: Can GOP avoid Obamacare Trap? Commentary: Can GOP avoid Obamacare Trap?
16 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
2014 will be the year Republicans are forced to deal with the Obamacare Trap, helpfully set for them by the Democratic authors of the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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Commentary: GOP alternative to Obamacare Commentary: GOP alternative to Obamacare
17 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
“The only alternative that Obamacare’s critics have is, well, ‘let’s just go back to the status quo,’” said President Obama recently, “because they sure haven’t presented an alternative.” [Read More]
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Commentary: Obamacare PR push lacks details Commentary: Obamacare PR push lacks details
18 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
One striking thing about the new White House Obamacare promotion campaign is that so far it hasn’t had much to say about the central focus of Obamacare, which is helping Americans buy affordable health insurance. [Read More]
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Commentary: Obamacare creates doubters Commentary: Obamacare creates doubters
19 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In April, the Real Clear Politics average of polls showed that 47 percent of Americans opposed Obamacare, while 41 percent supported it — an edge for opponents of the president’s health care law, which at the time was still months away from implementation. [Read More]
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Commentary: Republican governors target D.C. Commentary: Republican governors target D.C.
20 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In the aftermath of the government shutdown, it’s clear that many of the nation’s Republican governors are disgusted by the performance of GOP lawmakers in Congress. But they don’t say it in so many words. Instead, recently meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., at their annual conference, they express [Read More]
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Commentary: The selling of health care reform Commentary: The selling of health care reform
21 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The journalist Jonathan Cohn, an ardent supporter of Obamacare, recently wrote in The New Republic that problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act should be “an opportunity to have a serious conversation about the law’s trade-offs — the one that should have happened a while ago.” [Read More]
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