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Today President Obama announced that the number of people getting private health insurance through the exchanges has hit 8 million. And the mix of ages among that group is also encouraging, paralleling the late surge in younger sign-ups we saw with Romneycare. Jonathan Cohn explains everything you need to know about the announcement, including this: The […]

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House GOP leader Eric Cantor released a blistering statement today slamming President Obama for failing to work with House Republicans on immigration reform, insisting they will never, ever, ever be railroaded into supporting the Senate reform bill. Show More Summary

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Republicans may still be talking about repealing the Affordable Care Act, but their erstwhile allies in the insurance industry aren’t going to be joining them: Insurers saw disaster in the fall when Obamacare’s rollout flopped and HealthCare.gov was a mess. But a strong March enrollment surge, along with indications that younger and healthier people […]

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Nate Silver looks at polling data on immigration and discovers that Republican voters are far more moderate on immigration reform than is commonly supposed; it turns out there’s lots of room for a Republican to move to the center. In fact, if GOP voters are asked about a path to citizenship with requirements like […]

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Mitch McConnell responded to Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation by saying, “Secretary Sebelius may be gone, but the problems with this law and the impact it’s having on our constituents aren’t. Obamacare has to go too.” Yet in his home state of Kentucky, the ranks of the uninsured have been cut by 40 percent, and as […]

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House Republicans voted today to pass Paul Ryan’s budget, and it took Democrats all of about twelve seconds before they were launching attacks on all the House Republicans who voted in favor of it and are running for Senate, another sign the Ryan blueprint will be front and central in 2014. However, all three Georgia […]

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Jeb Bush said someone immigrating to the U.S. illegally can be an “act of love.” Here’s a roundup of quotes from Republicans who are not pleased, not one bit. The presidential campaign is off to a great start. The Senate failed today to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Every […]

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The Affordable Care Act included a provision for something called the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, under which companies could apply for temporary federal government help giving insurance to retirees too young to qualify for Medicare, until the law went into effect to their benefit. And look who lined up to get the money: Several big […]

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Prospects for getting a federal minimum wage increase through this Congress may be slight, but activists are getting a raise through in one state after another. The latest: Maryland, where a bill to raise it to $10.10 in stages is set to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley. It’s a good bet O’Malley will be touting […]

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Some useful candor from Paul Ryan about what Obamacare repeal would really mean: He now says that once the goal of repeal is achieved, it will be just too expensive to reinstate some of the law’s most popular provisions, like banning denials for pre-existing conditions and letting people under 26 stay on their parents’ […]

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Good reporting from National Journal, which points out that while the Affordable Care Act is a major issue in Senate races, it’s been almost completely absent from most gubernatorial campaigns this year: The black-and-white attacks seen in Senate and House races fade to a muddled gray in the nation’s governors’ races. For starters, most of this […]

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Jonathan Cohn does us a service and brings us a flashback to all those who knew, just knew, that Obamacare was doomed, doomed, doomed.  Also see Jed Lewison, who takes on the same task, and turns up some real doozies. And Dylan Scott collects Fox News statements and finds that they widely portrayed the law as a disaster, and […]

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President Obama came out to the Rose Garden today to crow a little about the fact that the Affordable Care Act hit its target of signing up seven million people for private insurance. But most interesting was this: “I don’t get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? […]

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The Affordable Care Act has long had a tough time in public opinion polls, so long as the question being asked is whether people “approve” of the law as a whole (when you ask people about the individual provisions, with the exception of the individual mandate they’re all extremely popular). But a new Washington […]

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There may be no more urgent political task for Democrats than finding a way to motivate their base to get to the polls in November, to offset the traditional “midterm drop-off problem.” Alex Seitz-Wald argues that this imperative is at the heart of all the attention they’re paying to the Koch brothers: The Koch attacks have […]

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With four days to go before the (sort of) end of open enrollment, the White House has announced that 6 million Americans have signed up for private insurance through the state and federal exchanges. Matt Bai argues we shouldn’t treat measures like the new six million Obamacare enrollment number as though there were […]

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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, was convicted in a civilian court in New York on terrorism charges, just like a couple of hundred people before him, despite Republican insistence that civilian courts are too wimpy to try terrorists. Michigan governor Rick Snyder says that although the 300 same-sex marriages performed after […]

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By a vote of 202-132, the New Hampshire House passed the state’s version of the Medicaid expansion. When the bill is signed by governor Maggie Hassan, an estimated 50,000 New Hampshirites will be newly eligible for health insurance. A good write-up in the Boston Globe: Scott Brown, who would like to be the next […]

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Meeting in The Hague, President Obama and the leaders of allied countries have effectively kicked Russia out of the G-8, at least for the moment, by cancelling an upcoming meeting in Sochi and scheduling a new one, to which Russia will not be invited, in Brussels. The Affordable Care Act will be an issue […]

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Democrats are trying to fight back against the blizzard of Koch-brothers money being invested in tight Senate races with their own little storm: “The Senate Majority PAC effort will last for roughly two weeks and span five states — Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, and North Carolina. In an attempt to combat the Koch brothers, the […]

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