Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Republican Governors Buck Party Tenets To Seek Expanded Medicaid

Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party.

July 30, 2015
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Jeb Bush Keeps Clarifying: He Wants To Replace Medicare

Repeating himself, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush reiterated a talking point about social spending that some question.

July 24, 2015
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Republican Cruz Uses Senate Perch To Blast Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday stepped up his criticisms of the U.S. Supreme Court over its recent decisions on gay marriage and Obamacare.

July 22, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

5 Reasons Barack Obama May Be Having The Best Year Of Any Recent President

Republicans hated — and tried to obstruct — President Obama from his first day in office. Nevertheless, he has achieved much of what he set out to do. And it’s worth noting just how much Obama achieved in the last year alone.

July 20, 2015
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Polls: Americans Like SCOTUS’ Obamacare Ruling — But Opponents Are Stubborn

At the same time, the Kaiser poll also found that those who disapprove of the decision largely remain set in their views even if it is explained that the decision will help people.

July 1, 2015
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Obama’s Lonely Road

Foes of a Trans-Pacific Partnership argue that it would ignore environmental and labor standards. Actually, it would impose rules that did not exist before.

June 30, 2015
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Supreme Court Spared America A Cataclysm

It’s clear that Republicans consider the high court’s 6-3 decision a bitter defeat. In the hours after it was announced, Republican frustration was palpable.

June 30, 2015
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The Acceleration Of History

Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

June 29, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Jiggery-Pokery’

Larry Wilmore couldn’t help but send up Justice Antonin Scalia’s bitter dissent in Thursday’s major victory for Obamacare.

June 26, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

Right-Wing Trolls — From Scalia On Down — Take On The Obamacare Decision

Right wingers are going into apoplexy over the Supreme Court’s decisive 6-3 ruling upholding federal health insurance subsidies under Obamacare — and a lot of it is pretty entertaining.

June 25, 2015
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Antonin Scalia Defeated — By Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia did not simply lose today’s key ruling on the federal health insurance subsidies for the Affordable Care Act — he had his own previous arguments turned against him.

June 25, 2015
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Endorse This: Obama’s Victory Lap

“Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law; after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court — the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

June 25, 2015
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Analysis: GOP Can No Longer Look To Court To Repeal Obamacare

Much of the public has had enough of this debate, now stretching into its seventh year.

June 25, 2015
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Bill Clinton’s Health Reform History Lesson, 21 Years Ago Today

Twenty-one years ago, Bill Clinton reminded listeners of all the previous presidents who had tried and failed to create a universal health care system for Americans.

June 25, 2015
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Obamacare Subsidies Upheld By Supreme Court Ruling

The highest court handed down a ruling upholding one of the crucial tenets of Obamacare.

June 25, 2015
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Blame Congress If Obamacare Subsidies Die

It took a sloppy Democratic Congress and an intractable Republican one, working six years apart, to bring Obamacare to its knees.

June 18, 2015
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The Cleaned-Up Donald Trump Vs. The Real Donald Trump

There’s no fun if you don’t go off-script.

June 18, 2015
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5 Reasons Republicans Would Vote Democratic If They Were Being Honest

Republicans are famous for only holding Democrats to standards — not themselves. Here are five reasons that if Republicans really wanted richer, safer, and more “life”-centered America, they’d vote Democratic.

June 15, 2015
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Republicans Have Boxed Themselves In A Corner On Obamacare

Having spent the past five years viciously battling the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders are worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may grant them a victory.

June 13, 2015
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Days Before Decisive Ruling, Obama Makes A Final Case For Health Care Reform

Days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama made an impassioned moral case for his signature legislation.

June 9, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

In Republican Stronghold, Worries About End Of Obamacare

Here, few really love Obamacare. Few want to lose it either.

June 9, 2015
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GOP Senator Concern-Trolls On Obamacare Case At Supreme Court

Thune’s particular critique here really ought to be carefully examined.

June 8, 2015
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Can Republicans Win By Losing At The Supreme Court?

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue blockbuster rulings on same-sex marriage and health care, Republicans have a blueprint for victory: They need to lose.

June 8, 2015
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States Perplexed By White House Silence On Health Care Contingencies

Officials in a variety of states, including many led by Republicans, say they are panicked by the uncertainty a ruling this month against the government in King v. Burwell could unleash.

June 6, 2015
Washington

A Cold June In Washington

Washington is in a funk. A cold June makes things feel out of season. June is meant for picnics, blue garden flowers, and frolicking under a full moon.

June 5, 2015
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