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  • Obama Plays Robin Hood (Idiot Journalist Alert {but I repeat myself})

    01/19/2015 4:03:17 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/19/15 | Justin Sink
    The White House wants President Obama to play the part of Robin Hood at Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Obama hopes to use the big speech to remove a blemish of his presidency: an economic recovery that has left wage growth behind. Obama wants to move forward with all of these populist proposals for the poor and middle class, and he wants to do so by taking from the rich in the form of higher taxes on the wealthy and Wall Street.
  • ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was “sorry” that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president can’t address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • Obama, insurers make peace in bid to save enrollment site [sounds more like WAR to me]

    11/07/2013 3:10:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The uneasy alliance between President Obama and health insurers is being put to the test by the troubled rollout of ObamaCare. With the botched enrollment website dragging Obama’s approval rating to record lows and threatening to undermine his biggest legislative achievement, some Democrats say the president should deflect blame onto the industry. The healthcare companies in many ways represent an ideal political target, as they are unpopular and intimately involved in the rollout — and Democrats haven’t hesitated to go after them in the past. Democrats highlighted what they said were the heartless business practices of insurers during the debate...
  • Chaffetz: Jarrett has 'tentacles' in every issue at White House

    10/25/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Justin Sink
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett “seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic” at the White House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Friday. The Utah congressman was discussing the rocky rollout of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who suggested that the botched website might have been the result of the administration hiring contractors close to the president's reelection campaign. Ingraham then said that “all roads lead back to” Jarrett, noting her involvement in “meetings as this thing was being formulated.” “She seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every...
  • Ted Cruz's father equates 'liberal media' to communist propaganda ministries

    10/19/2013 11:56:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Octobe 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that the "liberal media" in the U.S. has an "evil agenda" that reminds him of the “ministry of misinformation” in communist countries like Cuba. In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck, Cruz said that the media was interested in "destroying what this country is all about.” “In your previous segment you were talking about imagining America,” Cruz said, according to a video clip obtained by BuzzFeed. “I’ll tell you what, it almost seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro. The very same thing, the ministry...
  • McCain: 'Foolish' to write off Rubio as 2016 contender

    07/23/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it would be "foolish" to write of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential chances, despite the hit absorbed by the Florida lawmaker from conservatives upset with his championing of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Rubio and McCain served as two of the primary GOP negotiators in the Senate's "Gang of Eight," which crafted the upper chamber's bipartisan reform bill. “I think it’s just foolish,” McCain told The Arizona Republic in an interview Friday. “I’m not endorsing anyone, but I can tell you Marco Rubio is an articulate spokesperson for what conservatives believe in, in principle. And...