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Agenda for Resisting the First 100 Days

Show Donald Trump we’re not going away.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE


Mitch McConnell: ‘We’ve Been Given a Temporary Lease on Power’ (Video)

In a news conference Wednesday, the Senate majority leader addressed the future of the Senate’s relationship with Donald Trump and discussed high-priority items on the congressional agenda.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Nov 7, 2016 ENLARGE



Insurance Prices for Many Obamacare Customers Will Rise by Double Digits in 2017

In Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a “second-lowest-cost silver plan” will rise 116 percent, from $196 to $422, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 READ MORE


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Will Big Pharma Take a Hit on Its Greed in November?

After a year of news about outrageous drug price hikes, a ballot measure in California aims to help control the cost of prescription medications. Not surprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are working hard to defeat it.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE



Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single-Payer System

The decision by the giant insurer to bail out from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans provides the best argument for changing our approach to health care in America.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Californians to Experience a 13 Percent Obamacare Price Hike in 2017

Wasn’t the Affordable Care Act meant to make health care ... affordable?

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Politicon 2016: Sarah Palin Hails the Rise of ‘Golden Wrecking Ball’ Donald Trump (Video)

Palin knows the publicity game, and she knows how to work the spotlight to her political advantage. Sound familiar?

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Establishment Democrats Fight to Defeat Medicare-for-All Ballot Measure in Colorado

Pro-Clinton Democrats have joined Big Pharma and state Republicans in an effort to defeat a first-in-the-nation ballot measure calling for a statewide single-payer health care plan.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE


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Republican Donors and Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists to Host Democrats’ Nominating Convention

Lobbyists and corporate executives working to undermine Obamacare and net neutrality will welcome Democrats to the July convention.

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‘We Need Fundamental Changes’: U.S. Doctors Call for Universal Healthcare

More than 2,000 American physicians say the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough and are calling for a single-payer system similar to Canada’s.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE



14 Races to Go: Sanders Set on ‘Transforming a Nation’

“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Best Reporting on Ted Cruz Through the Years

A look back at Ted Cruz’s career as seen through accountability stories and other in-depth reports.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE



Empty Supreme Court Seat Could Sow a Whirlwind of Confusion

Antonin Scalia’s death has left an even number of justices on the bench. Now, a potential tie vote in a challenge to an Obamacare mandate highlights the trouble that could result.

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton Health Care Hit Backfires as Evidence Shows Sanders Literally Right Behind Her

“Where was he when I was trying to get health care in ’93 and ’94?” ... Yeah, the photograph kind of says it all.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE



For Many Millennials, Turning 26 Means Losing Access to Health Care

Many young Americans who are either approaching or have passed the cutoff date for coverage under their parents’ health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act are wondering what they will do if they get sick and can’t find affordable coverage.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 READ MORE



10 Reasons Marco Rubio Is No Moderate (Video)

The Florida senator is being positioned as a moderate alternative to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. Baloney.

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE



Why ‘Berniecare’ Has Legs

Achieving Medicare for all won’t be easy, and the Wall Street-backed medical industry will fight it every step of the way, but don’t count Sanders’ health care plan out just yet.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



After Antonin Scalia’s Death, What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

In addition to causing stalemates on cases in progress, the justice’s passing is likely to unleash a pitched battle to name his successor and generate a key issue in the fight for the presidency. Updated

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE



Liveblog: The Sixth Democratic Debate:  ‘Let Us Level With the American People’

Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee with a few familiar lines from his campaign-trail greatest hits before getting down to business with a series of fiery salvos targeting his rival, Hillary Clinton. She was ready for him.

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 READ MORE



Key Members of Hillary Clinton Team Lobbied Against Bills She Now Touts as National Accomplishments

On the presidential campaign trail, the candidate has been hailing Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Act, a measure aimed at Wall Street corruption. Yet she has infused her staff with former lobbyists and consultants who did all they could to block the two reforms.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Five Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger disaster.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE



Finding a Cure for Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Plans

Physicians and Green Party activist/politicians Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers say the two leading Democratic presidential candidates have something in common: covering up the failures of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



The Choice for Democrats: Hillary Clinton’s Evolution or Bernie Sanders’ Revolution

On issue after issue, Clinton proposes incremental solutions that take into account our political system as it is. Sanders proposes dramatic solutions that will only be possible when power is wrested from “big money” interests.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



‘Bernie Mopped the Floor With Hillary’ in Charleston Debate

Clinton tried to show voters she’s the “serious and sober candidate.” But “if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the political mood of the United States going into 2016,” writes John Podhoretz, “it’s that the public doesn’t seem especially sober.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



Tell the Truth About Bernie’s Health Care Stand

The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake: It sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, out on behalf of her mother to bash Sen. Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care—and the ploy backfired.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Run Is No Fairy Tale

If you thought the political landscape couldn’t be more unsettled, think again. Hillary Clinton now faces not a coronation, not a cakewalk, but a contest—one she could lose.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Obama Offers a First Draft of His Legacy in Last State of the Union Speech

The president claimed he had the long view in sight when he addressed both houses of Congress, as well as the American people, in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. But much of the work of his final appeal had to do with securing his legacy and boosting his party in the near future. 

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Bernie Sanders Is Tapping Into a Vein of Anger Over Health Care

What to do about Obamacare divides the senator from his chief rival, Hillary Clinton. She would merely shore up gaps in the program. The Vermont senator, however, goes further, and his vision of health care as a universal right could resonate among voters.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Public Sector Unions Pin Hopes on Antonin Scalia Going Rogue

The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Rides a Big Wave of Disgust

For Democrats who might be rooting for the Republican presidential contender, thinking he would be easy to beat in November, I have some advice: Be careful what you wish for.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE



The 2015 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Highs, Lows and Yearly Shenanigans of the Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia earned his stripes as the court’s loosest cannon for his remarks on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, while Justice Clarence Thomas was honored for making it through his ninth year without asking a single question during oral arguments.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 READ MORE



The Third Democratic Debate: The Gloves Come Off

Two issues dominated the opening of the third and last Democratic presidential debate of 2015: the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton data breach controversy, and foreign policy—namely how to deal with Islamic State. (Updated)

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 READ MORE



Republican-Dominated Senate Passes Assault on Obamacare and Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would cripple Barack Obama’s signature health care law and Planned Parenthood.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Sheds Progressive Façade With Bold Rightward Lurch

From her call for a major air and ground war against Islamic State to her attack on single-payer health care, Clinton appears to be sprinting full speed to the right.

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



The Cost of Obamacare’s Most Popular Insurance Plan Is Set to Rise 13 Percent

Premiums for some plans in the exchanges set up by the so-called Affordable Care Act will have double-digit rate hikes in 2016.

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 READ MORE



8 Lies, Distortions and Misrepresentations From the Third GOP Debate

The debates took place in an alternate reality, where facts are made up on the spot.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 READ MORE



Chaos Is the GOP’s New Normal

At this point, I worry we’re going to start finding members of the Republican establishment curled up in their beds, eyes clenched shut and ears covered with trembling hands, moaning “make it stop, make it stop, make it stop.”

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders: Stop Soaring Drug Prices

Earlier this month, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate said he would introduce legislation to halt skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices, which the industry raised 12.6 percent last year.

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 READ MORE



Iran Nuclear Deal: Obama vs. the Republican Candidates

The GOP presidential candidates gathered in Cleveland by Fox News last week suggested that the hardest decision the next president will face is whether killing Obamacare or voiding the Iran deal ought to be the first order of business.

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Covered California

A cap on the prices of prescribed medications should have been a feature of Obamacare. It wasn’t, so a California agency has stepped in to limit the amount patients in California can be charged for drugs.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE



Scott Walker Looks to Torpedo Iran Deal and Obamacare If He Wins

Remember Scott Walker? He’s the Wisconsin governor who launched his career as top banana by sharply curtailing the collective bargaining powers of the state’s public workers, effectively hobbling the labor movement there. Now he’s setting his sights on the White House.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Obama Announces a New Executive Order During His Last Chat With Jon Stewart

President Obama discusses senioritis, the Iran deal, the media and ideas for social progress with Jon Stewart, and also makes an important decision regarding the “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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