Benghazi Again

The Republicans, apparently with nothing better to do, are still chasing their tails over the tragic events in Benghazi on September 11. Actually, no. That’s not true. They’re chasing their tails over what happened after the tragic events of September 11. They’re mostly concerned that the Obama Administration tried to cover up the fact that this was a terrorist attack […]

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An End to Medical-Billing Secrecy?

This morning, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is announcing a groundbreaking initiative that will take a lot of the secrecy out of hospital billings. Acting on the suggestion of her top data crunchers at the department’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sebelius will release a data file that shows the list — or “chargemaster” — prices […]

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Why Barack Obama Plays Golf

It was cool and overcast but not raining as the President arrived at the golf course at Joint Base Andrews this afternoon with Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), and Mark Udall, (D-Colo.). “With the major fiscal issues our country is facing, not to mention foreign relations issues around the world, anytime you can get the president’s ear for a […]

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Obama, Romney Campaigns Subject To Repeated Hacking Attempts in 2012

Less than a month after he joined the Obama campaign in August of 2011, Ben Hagen faced a challenge he wasn’t expecting — foreign nation-states were trying to gain access to the campaign’s databases and social media accounts with extraordinarily sophisticated means, Hagen tells TIME. The sole applications security engineer inside the campaign, it was Hagen’s job to keep them […]

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Obama to Ohio State Graduates: Participate, Persevere (Transcript)

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Hello, Buckeyes!  O-H! AUDIENCE:  I-O! THE PRESIDENT:  O-H! AUDIENCE:  I-O! THE PRESIDENT:  O-H! AUDIENCE:  I-O! THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you so much.  Everybody, please be seated.  Thank you, Dr. Gee, for the wonderful introduction.  I suspect the good President may have edited out some other words that were used to describe me.  (Laughter.)  I appreciate […]

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An Angry Obama. Finally.

During the chaotic week of the Boston bomb attacks, Barack Obama finally did something a lot of people had been waiting for: He got angry. In public. In the Rose Garden. It happened after the Senate had shamefully failed to pass a bill, favored by the overwhelming majority of Americans, requiring background checks for gun purchasers. “The gun lobby and […]

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