Republicans are increasingly seeing King v. Burwell as a way to do what they couldn’t accomplish in over fifty votes–repeal the Affordable Care Act. While it defies logic, the Supreme Court could conceivably rule that the Affordable Care Act only provides subsidies for plans purchased on state exchanges but not on the federal exchange. A [...]Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Mitt Romney delivered two gifts to the Republican Party on Friday. The first was his decision not to run for president. Unlike many, I believe Romney would have been an okay nominee. However, the GOP may will need better...Show More Summary
If the National Republican Party had embraced the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazi Party, would mainstream media pick up the story? Probably. The American Family Association, sponsor of the Republican National Committee's upcoming Israel...Show More Summary
It's a war of words, anyway. In conflicting briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell health insurance subsidy case, Republican attorneys general argue either for or against the federal government's case that the intent...Show More Summary
A couple of days ago, Scott Walker announced that his next budget cuts $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system - a 13% cut. He said that to make up for the loss, professors should just work a little harder. John Sharpless,...Show More Summary
Nothing has been quite so clear in the past couple weeks as just how out of step the GOP establishment is with the GOP base—a disconnect that has stunning implications for 2016. Only a few weeks ago, for instance, Republican strategists...Show More Summary
Dana Milbank and Larry Kudlow offer contrasting takes on curing what ails us economically. There’s widespread agreement about the problem – that inequality is as bad as it has been in America since the crash of ’29. Even Republican leaders are talking about it (their solution, alas, is a tax system with even more breaks [...]Show More Summary
The standard line from Republicans now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear the challenge to Obamacare subsidies in King v. Burwell is that, of course, they all knew that Congress meant to exclude millions of people from getting federal subsidies to purchase their insurance. Show More Summary
The article submitted by “Game ND” (“From The Left: Why Are ND Republicans Promoting A Constitutional Convention?”) contains a significant amount of misinformation that warrants correction. Game ND appears to have not researched the history of the deliberations of our Founding Fathers regarding the state-initiated Article V process when they adopted Article V during the...
An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a new poll. The poll also found that two-thirds of Americans said they were more likely to vote for political candidates who campaign on fighting climate change. Show More Summary
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The New York Times reports: Donors who supported him last time refused to commit to his campaign. Key operatives were signing up with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. The Republican establishment that lifted Mr. Romney to the nomination in 2012 in the face of scrappy opposition had moved on. The Invisible Primary: Romney’s Withdrawal [...]
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Mad Mike’s America: Republican governors insist the national unemployment is suspiciously low while their state’s own jobless rate can’t possibly be that high. Either way, it’s an Obama conspiracy. Progress Michigan: Something is rotten...Show More Summary
Wall Street Journal: “Republican donors could finally exhale Friday, as onetime GOP nominee Mitt Romney told supporters he wouldn’t run for president in 2016, resolving a dilemma for fundraisers who gravitate toward the party’s so-called establishment wing.” “The decision boosts [...] The post Big GOP Donors Move Towards Bush and Christie appeared first on Political Wire.
A new Fox News poll suggests that Jeb Bush stands to gain the most from Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for president for the third time. “Although Mr. Romney would have led the field with 21% of Republicans surveyed [...] The post Bush Gains Most From Romney Exit appeared first on Political Wire.
New York Times: “The news on Friday that Mr. Romney would opt out of the race revealed as much about the party in 2015 as it did about the former Massachusetts governor’s weaknesses as a candidate. Republican leaders, especially the [...] The post Why Romney Backed Out appeared first on Political Wire.
Even Reagan knew better than to try to destroy it. A new book makes the case for strengthening the popular program
Bill Maher used his New Rules segment this Friday evening to go after Republicans and their sudden new found love for the middle class and for pretending that they actually want to do something about income inequality in the United States. Show More Summary