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  • In Poorest States, Political Stigma Is Depressing Participation in Health Law

    04/27/2014 6:18:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    Inside the sleek hillside headquarters of Valley Health Systems, built with a grant from the health care law, two employees played an advertisement they had helped produce to promote the law’s insurance coverage for young, working-class West Virginians. Health professionals, state officials, social workers, insurance agents and others trying to make the law work for uninsured Americans say the partisan divisions and attack ads have depressed participation in some places. They say the law has been stigmatized for many who could benefit from it, especially in conservative states like West Virginia that have the poorest, most medically underserved populations but...
  • Constraints on economic action hurting Obama

    06/02/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    NY Times via MSDNC ^ | June 2, 2012 | JACKIE CALMES and NICHOLAS KULISH
    The bleak jobs report on Friday predictably had heads snapping toward the White House, looking to President Obama to do something. Yet his proposed remedies only underscore how much the president, just five months before he faces voters, is at the mercy of actors in Europe, China and Congress whose political interests often conflict with his own. That day, Mr. Obama continued his weekly travels around the country, prodding Congressional Republicans to pass his “to-do list” of temporary tax cuts and spending initiatives to help create jobs. The Republicans only mock him, which leaves Mr. Obama free to blame his...
  • Weak Economy Points to Obama’s Constraints (NY Times: 'Critics must fair. O's hands are tied')

    06/02/2012 8:10:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/02/2012 | By JACKIE CALMES and NICHOLAS KULISH
    The bleak jobs report on Friday predictably had heads snapping toward the White House, looking to President Obama to do something. Yet his proposed remedies only underscore how much the president, just five months before he faces voters, is at the mercy of actors in Europe, China and Congress whose political interests often conflict with his own. That day, Mr. Obama continued his weekly travels around the country, prodding Congressional Republicans to pass his “to-do list” of temporary tax cuts and spending initiatives to help create jobs. The Republicans only mock him, which leaves Mr. Obama free to blame his...
  • McCain Aide’s Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac

    09/23/2008 6:06:51 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 55 replies · 161+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | September 23, 2008 | JACKIE CALMES and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON — One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The disclosure undercuts a statement by Mr. McCain on Sunday night that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had had no involvement with the company for the last several years. ~ snip ~