- This Week In Crazy: Santa Claus Is A Real White Person, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right
- Rick Scott Backs Off Medicaid Expansion Days After Announcing Re-Election Bid
- WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Says ‘The Last Thing We Should Be Talking About Is Cutting Social Security’
- Marco Rubio: From GOP ‘Savior’ To Tea Party Troll In 12 Months
- Report: Republicans Consider Ditching One Scandal-Ridden Congressman For Another
- WATCH: Landrieu Comes Out Swinging On Obamacare In New Ad
Just after making his 2014 re-election campaign official, Florida governor Rick Scott (R) appears to be backtracking on Medicaid expansion, avoiding questions concerning his past support on the expansion of the program in his state.Read more...
You can understand why Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is bitter.
While Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) became Tea Party rock stars this year with high-profile but legislatively inconsequential filibusters, Rubio went from right-wing hero to RINO by risking his career to back a comprehensive immigration reform bill that actually passed the Senate.
Republicans looking to maintain control of their sole New York City congressional district have their work cut out for them.
New York’s 11th district is currently represented by Republican Michael Grimm. But Grimm has had his fair share of scandals in his time in office.
The 25 GOP-led states that are refusing to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act are not just turning down an estimated $42.6 billion in 2014 alone, they’re also missing a chance to save 27,000 lives — according to a new study from the pro-expansion group Health Care for America Now (HCAN).Read more...
Beyond the eulogies bestowed this week on the late and truly great Nelson Mandela, a visionary, revolutionary, and peacemaker, there is much for Americans to learn from the story of his vexed relationship with our country. We will forget the mistakes perpetrated in dealing with him at our own peril.Read more...
WASHINGTON — It’s a sign of how far to the right House Republicans have dragged governance in our country that the very conservative budget deal reached by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray will need many liberal and Democratic votes to pass.Read more...
In choosing Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, Time magazine dared to commit an almost unthinkable act in modern-day journalism.
It chose to celebrate hope — and civility.
A key phrase in its long cover story, written by Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias: “This new Pope may have found a way out of the 20th century culture wars.
On Wednesday, the White House released the Affordable Care Act’s most recent report card, and though it reveals significant progress for the health care reform law, it also shows a long road ahead.
Among the positive strides is the increased number of enrollments since the law’s October launch. In October, critics and supporters alike characterized the 106,000 enrollments as low.
Barack Obama’s presidency seems to be happening in two alternate dimensions at the same time.
In one dimension, he’s just returned home from delivering a historic eulogy in honor of one of the most admired people of the last century.
Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) — From 2009 to 2012, the U.S. experienced a significant economic recovery, in which average real income growth jumped by 6 percent. That’s the good news. The bad news is that almost all of that increase — 95 percent — was enjoyed by those in the top 1 percent of the income distribution.Read more...
In the late 1980s, Liz Cheney, current Republican candidate for Senate in Wyoming, channeled her father on the issue of apartheid, according to a recent story in Mother Jones.
The magazine uncovered an op-ed written by Cheney, in which she sternly rebuked anti-apartheid college protesters.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) signaled his support for the budget agreement brokered by the congressional conference committee and lashed out at outside conservative groups that have rallied against the plan, during a Wednesday morning press conference on Capitol Hill.Read more...
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) both referred to the budget deal they announced on Tuesday evening as “historic.” They were correct — but not because of any of the cuts or fees in the modest deficit-reduction plan.Read more...
The latest news out of Detroit isn’t good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees.
City retirees there haven’t enjoyed exactly lavish pensions, but what they had was thought to be secure, protected under the state’s Constitution.