Greg Sargent points us to the latest CNN poll on Obamacare today, one of the few polls that accurately judges public attitudes on the subject. Instead of just asking whether people support or oppose the law, CNN asks if their opposition is because the law is too liberal or not liberal enough. Show More Summary
Last year Gallup reported that the number of uninsured had dropped during the final quarter of 2013. That was good news, but might have been a statistical fluke. Today, via Greg Sargent, Gallup reports that the ranks of the uninsured...Show More Summary
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's ongoing fight with the Koch brothers from the Senate floor isn't happening in a vacuum. Greg Sargent reports on the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee's new website, KochAddiction.com,...Show More Summary
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent has been campaigning for months, if not years, to get more Republicans to support amnesty. Here is a...
Yesterday, Greg Sargent at the Washington Post used North Carolina's hapless Republican Senate primary frontrunner, immensely unpopular Speaker Thom Tillis, to demonstrate the conundrum Republican candidates find themselves in when trying...Show More Summary
“No on Fast Track — Camp-Baucus — out of the question,” Pelosi said, according to a transcript of her remarks forwarded to me by her office." -- Greg Sargent
(Bloomberg Businessweek): "Obama to sign $10.10 minimum wage order on U.S. contract workers" (Greg Sargent): "GOP debt limit extortion is dead"(Joe Klein): "The Hillary Clinton papers: Not much there" (Reuters): "Yellen stays the course, says Fed to keep trimming stimulus" (Real Clear Politics): "What's a little spying between friends?"
Koch money is beginning to scare the bejesus out of Democrats and democrats. Greg Sargent looks at what Americans For Prosperity (Koch) is spending vs. the Senate Majority PAC (Democratic fund raisers). A source familiar with ad buy info collected by the Senate Majority PAC tells me that as of today in Louisiana, AFP has [...]
Greg Sargent chronicles recent changes in red states and among Republicans in Congress. Obamacare is more acceptable. Whether you’re a Republican like the Utah governor who has turned around and expanded Medicaid or whether you’re a Republican candidate in West Virginia who now calls it “great” and “excellent,” they’re just not singing their old, off-key [...]
Former AG @KenCuccinelli takes direct shot at AG @MarkHerringVA over #GayMarriageVA on his fb page. http://t.co/... — @ryanobles Greg Sargent: Both the Pew and CBS polls find large majorities believe the income gap is growing, and both find that more Americans want government to do something about it. Show More Summary
This morning, Greg Sargent calls our attention to this new ad for Mitch McConnell, in which a man who got cancer from his job at a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah. The man testifies that it was McConnell, fierce advocate of worker...Show More Summary
The unpopularity of Obamacare will make 2014 a tough year for Democrats, especially those in red states. The Washington Post's Greg Sargent doesn't deny some Dems are already taking cover where they can, but he says they also have a strategy for making this into a broader argument. Show More Summary
Greg Sargent reports on the latest maneuvering over the extension of unemployment insurance benefits: Senate Democrats are closing in on an agreement to pay for an 11-month extension of unemployment benefits with spending cuts that would not go into effect for at least a decade, sources tell me. Show More Summary
(Real Clear Politics): "House Democrats McCarthy and McIntyre to retire" (Anchorage Daily News): "GOP targets Begich over Affordable Care Act - with ad that airs just once" (Greg Sargent): "Steve Beshear: Don’t fear the politics of Obamacare, Dems" (The Hill): "Step one for Gillespie: Unite Virginia’s GOP" (Roll Call): "Republicans form new polling firm"
Greg Sargent explains at the Washington Post. You see, Republicans, led in the case by Senator Chuck Grassley, thought if they insisted that congressional staff members had to be in the Obamcare system, Democrats would object. But they didn’t. However, making congressional staffers pay for Obamacare is a cut to their incomes, something Grassley never […]
Greg Sargent sees a light at the end of the Obamacare tunnel. Until now, the GOP's only goal has been repeal. But as 2014 wears on, it's going to become increasingly obvious that Obamacare is here to stay. What happens then? If Republicans...Show More Summary
The New York Times reported this morning (echoing the reporting of Greg Sargent and others earlier this year) that Democrats plan to campaign on raising the minimum wage during the election season. Aside from being good economic policy, raising the minimum wage is quite popular, even among moderates and conservatives. Democrats also hope it shows […]
Great catch by Greg Sargent today, who notes that Republican voters are all for “the part in the 2010 health care law that provides financial help to low- and moderate-income Americans who don’t get health insurance through their jobs to help them purchase coverage” but are strongly against the idea that “providing health coverage […]
White House to get aggressive on climate change? Greg Sargent, December 18, 2013 (Washington Post) "…[Reports say John Podesta agreed to take the job of White House Counsel] on the condition that he be allowed to oversee an aggressive...Show More Summary
Losers. On Tuesday, I pointed out some good news in the otherwise depressing Washington Post/ABC News poll: Obamacare approval/disapproval had reverted back to pre-rollout debacle numbers. Greg Sargent added to that the point that those current poll numbers (46 approve, 49 disapprove) have been consistent for the past three years. Show More Summary