An ‘unfortunate political stunt’

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks on the Democratic budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill

An ‘unfortunate political stunt’ gets thrown out of court | MSNBC | >by: Steve Benen| 04/15/15 03:56 PM | Noteworthy Re-Post: 04/18/2015 7:20:56 AM | In January 2014, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was so eager to demonstrate his opposition to the Affordable Care Act that he filed a deeply strange lawsuit against “Obamacare”: he wanted to make coverage more expensive for people who work on Capitol Hill. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a Republican […]

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Health care push comes to bars, nail salons

Obamacare Enroll America

Health care push comes to bars, nail salons |AP >by: Ann Sanner|11/16/2014 1:38 AM EST |RePost 11/16/2014 7:42:44 AM| COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars. As the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama’s health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance. Some groups […]

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Obamacare: Premium Increases Are Much Lower Than Expected

Obamacare Money

Some Real News About Obamacare: Premium Increases Are Much Lower Than Expected | ThinkProgress >by: Meghan O’Toole |Posted on 11//14/2014  7:42 pm Updated: 11/15/2014 at 2:42 pm|RePost 11/16/2014 2:22:04 AM | For the second year in a row, Obamacare premiums are lower than anticipated and millions of Americans can expect to find affordable health insurance options during the second open enrollment period. A Center for American Progress analysis of 2015 premium rates […]

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Spotlight Julia Ioffe: A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation

Playing politics saps Heritage credibility Rachel Maddow 11/27/13 | re-post 11/29/13 Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic, talks with Steve Kornacki about how political activism is hurting the once-respected political think tank. A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham. >by Julia Ioffe | November 24, 2013 | The New Republic | On a Thursday evening at […]

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Spotlight Julia Ioffe: A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation

Playing politics saps Heritage credibility Rachel Maddow 11/27/13 | re-post 11/29/13 Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic, talks with Steve Kornacki about how political activism is hurting the once-respected political think tank. A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham. >by Julia Ioffe | November 24, 2013 | The New Republic | On a Thursday evening at […]

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Spotlight: Web Sites and Grave Sites

Web Sites and Grave Sites >By: CHARLES M. BLOW | October 23, 2013 | Re-post Republicans are apoplectic about Healthcare.gov, the official Web site for the Affordable Care Act. They are trying desperately to change the subject from their disastrous government shutdown by ranting about the failures of a government Web site that cost a tiny fraction of what was lost as a result of the shutdown.  Republicans are pretending […]

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Highlight: GOP Voters, Business Interests, And Governors Are Abandoning Congressional Republicans

GOP Voters, Business Interests, And Governors Are Abandoning Congressional Republicans >by: Igor Volsky on October 11, 2013 at 9:36 am |  As the government shutdown enters its eleventh day and the nation races towards a possible default, a growing number of Republican lawmakers, leaders, and voters are publicly blaming Congressional Republicans for the budget impasse. Though they fault President Obama for failing to negotiate with Congress, as the public mood […]

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‘Repeat and Replay’: Prepare for shutdown

Prepare for shutdown >by: Suzy Khimm and Benjy Sarlin | 2:07 PM on 09/28/2013 | MSNBC | The government is headed for a shutdown after House Republicans on Saturday demanded a halt to President Obama’s signature health care law as a precondition for funding the government. The White House and Democratic leaders in the Senate said they would reject all efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for […]

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Highlight Reich: Romney’s lying machine

Reich: Romney’s lying machine COMMENTARY>by Robert Reich |Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:05 AM EDT |[I agree Robert that Mitt Romney’s campaign is based on lies directed toward the Obama and the Democratic Party. However, I see his lies coming around, full circle to bite him in his rear end – eventually! Gbismarc!] I’ve been struck by the baldness of Romney’s repetitive lies about Obama — that Obama ended the work […]

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Highlight Reich: Romney’s lying machine

Reich: Romney’s lying machine COMMENTARY>by Robert Reich |Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:05 AM EDT |[I agree Robert that Mitt Romney’s campaign is based on lies directed toward the Obama and the Democratic Party. However, I see his lies coming around, full circle to bite him in his rear end – eventually! Gbismarc!] I’ve been struck by the baldness of Romney’s repetitive lies about Obama — that Obama ended the work […]

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