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The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015

 If Republicans capture control of both houses of Congress in November, they will have a golden opportunity to lay the groundwork for a market-based health-care overhaul — a goal that can only be achieved after the next presidential election. Repeal of Obamacare, and replacement of it with a complete set of conservative reforms, should remain […] Continue reading →

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

 If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office. Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich on Tuesday, […] Continue reading →

Obama Promises Improvements for U.S. Veterans Health Care

 President Barack Obama pledged improved mental-health care for U.S. military veterans and greater accountability as a new report detailed poor medical service at the scandal-scarred Department of Veterans Affairs. Speaking to members of the American Legion, the largest veterans service organization, Obama said he’s committed to taking action to “regain the trust” of the nation’s […] Continue reading →

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

 Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. A senior Egyptian diplomat said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had informed Sisi that Hamas was prepared to come […] Continue reading →

Republicans Won’t Have Obamacare Forever

 Yesterday the news was that Republicans have cut back (albeit certainly not eliminated) their Affordable Care Act-based advertising; today Greg Sargent reports that Senator Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat, actually claims credit for provisions of that legislation in a new TV ad. Pryor doesn’t say that he helped pass “Obamacare,” or even that he helped […] Continue reading →