Obama administration heeds judges’ health care order

The Justice Department obeyed a federal appeals court’s unusual order Thursday in a legal and political spat over the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. Administration lawyers met their deadline and filed a three-page, single-spaced letter — following the specific instructions of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hearing a challenge to the health care […]

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Mitt vs. the Media: Why Romney Is Wrong About Campaign Coverage in the Digital Age

[vsw id=”K6IyG9McIVo” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] In just the few years since my last campaign, the changes in your industry are striking. Then, I looked to Drudge or FOX or CNN online to see what stories were developing. Hours after a speech, it was being dissected on the Internet. Now, it’s Twitter, and instantaneous reaction. In 2008, the coverage was […]

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Obama signs STOCK Act to address ‘deficit of trust’ in Washington

President Barack Obama signed legislation on Wednesday aimed at restoring Americans’ faith in the nation’s public institutions at a time they rank at record lows in opinion polls. The act bans insider trading by members of Congress and many executive branch employees. In a ceremony at the White House, the president referred to the need to address public skepticism about […]

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The Psychology of Obama’s Income Distribution Appeal

Today, President Obama gave a speech bashing Republicans’ Paul Ryan budget, which would balance the federal books over 20 years by deeply cutting discretionary spending and rejiggering federal entitlements to shift rising health care costs off the government. Obama called the plan “a prescription for decline,” ”thinly veiled social Darwinism” and “antithetical to our entire history as a land of […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to Pass ‘Buffett Rule’ Tax

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to increase taxes on millionaires, reviving a proposal he first pitched last September that aims to draw sharp election-year lines between the president and the Republican opposition. The plan, scheduled for a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate on April 16, stands little chance of passing in Congress. But it is a prominent symbol […]

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