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No Women, No Problem for GOP Health Policy Group

Republican leaders in the Senate have been criticized for not naming any female members to the working group tasked with crafting a health-care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. The New York Times called the creation of the all-male group “a move to placate the right.” Democrats pounced on the opportunity to reprise their reliable Republicans-hate-women refrain while simultaneously excoriating the House-passed bill. This only demonstrates that the left continues to misunderstand conservative women.
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Anneke E. Green Joins RealClearPolitics as Columnist

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Anneke E. Green, senior director at the White House Writers Group, is joining RealClearPolitics as a columnist. She will write weekly pieces as well as make television appearances for the media group.

“Anneke will bring judgment, perspective and lively writing to her commentary on current events,” said Clark S. Judge, Managing Director of the White House Writers Group. “Her experience in journalism, politics, and publishing, as well as in speechwriting shops at the highest level, give her a unique view that readers will appreciate.”

Ms. Green’s professional background includes service in the White House speechwriting office of President George W. Bush, in the leadership and personal offices of then-Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, and working as a press liaison and speechwriter at the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was also a senior editor at Regnery Publishing before working at The Washington Times writing editorials and running the Commentary page.

“We think Anneke’s experience and knowledge of national politics will make her a valuable asset to our team,” said RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl M. Cannon. “She adds a fresh voice to the national conversation and we’re excited to welcome her on board.”

The White House Writers Group is a strategic policy and communications firm founded by former White House speechwriters. The firm uses its elite network to advance issues among political leaders, policymakers, regulators and opinion leaders.

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Melania Trump Plagiarism ‘Mistake’

Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, took center stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.

Commentators noticed similarities with Mrs Obama’s 2008 convention speech.

White House Writers Group Senior Director Anneke Green gives her take. Listen to the full interview here.

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Landrieu’s Last Hurrah

Republicans controlling both houses will undoubtedly change the dynamic of the next Congress, but the GOP’s new majority has already shaken up the status quo. Recent political movements on the stagnant issue of approval for the Keystone XL pipeline show the 114th Congress may be more interesting to watch than the new season of “Downton Abbey.”

Read the entire piece here. 

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Obama’s Fairway Fist-Bump Is In Good Company

Reacting in horror to journalist James Foley’s death at the hand of Islamic murderers was one of this summer’s bipartisan moments. A similarly party-blind reaction occurred to President Barack Obama’s hitting the links minutes after delivering a statement about the murder. Democrats and Republicans alike were stunned to see pictures of the president’s fairway fist-bumps, no matter the optics of such nonchalance.

Read the entire piece here. 

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Drone memo author doesn’t understand justice

The Senate is expected to vote on Thursday, after a Wednesday procedural vote, on the nomination of David Barron to the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Barron is known infamously as the author of secret Department of Justice (DOJ) drone memos used by President Obama to justify the extrajudicial killing of American citizens overseas.

In fulfillment of Obama’s frequently expressed wish for greater bipartisanship, a righteous coalition led by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., and a few Senate democrats propped up by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are working to stop Barron’s unmerited promotion.

Read the full piece here.

Public Affairs

Rand’s Stand

In a piece for U.S. News, senior director Anneke E. Green discussed Republican reactions to Senator Paul’s filibuster:

Wednesday night in Washington was a big one for the future of the Republican Party. At the Capitol building, Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, was filibustering the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA. At the swanky Jefferson Hotel, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, was convening a dinner with President Barack Obama and 12 other Republican senators. These simultaneous events revealed while elephants are no closer to resolving their party-wide identity crisis, there is a way forward.

Read the full piece here.

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Sequestration

In a piece for U.S. News, senior director Anneke E. Green explored some of the history behind the sequester deal:

Sequestration is slated to hit March 1. The automatic cuts in government spending will save $1.2 trillion over 10 years. President Obama has asked Congress for a new deal. The White House says the sequester is a threat to the middle class. They were whistling a different tune less than two years ago.

In a speech last week, Mr. Obama talked about the “the economically damaging effects of the sequester” with a straight face. Nowhere in his remarks did he acknowledge that the impending spending cuts package was his idea from the start.

Read the full piece here.