Arguably the most high-profile "Obamacare victim," it turns out, benefits even more from the law than previously known.
Morning headlines: NC Gov. discusses responsibility for coal-ash spill, preview of Bob McDonnell's defense, subject defends debunked Obamacare horror story.
Morning Papers: Democratic senators pull an all-nighter to raise awareness for climate change, and a cat terrorizes one family in their home.
Top Talkers: Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly are both candidates in a special election for Florida's congressional District 13. The election...
Top Talkers: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on Morning Joe on Monday, March 10, and his appearance generated online discussion about education,...
msnbc national reporter Zachary Roth answered reader questions about his coverage of the Texas governor's race. Read on to see if your question was answered!
Key hearing in Christie bridge scandal... new debunk of anti-Obamacare ad... and Pres. Obama talks to "Hangover" star.
Xerox has always been a company with a single focus: to simplify the way business works so the world works a little better.
Billboard is out with its list of the highest-paid musicians.
Bill Karins, in for "Way Too Early" host Thomas Roberts, begins the Tuesday, March 11 show with updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the...
Spider bites, Bradley Cooper, the situation in "North Ikea" -- those were just some of the oddball turns the conversation took in President Barack Obama's appearance on actor Zach Galifianakis' online celebrity faux-interview show "Between Two Ferns." Read More →
There was a lot of "crazy" for comedian Jon Stewart to review after last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, or as he calls it, "Burning Man for people who don’t do drugs and are afraid of fire.” Read More →
Before Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) fibbed and told a story at CPAC about free school lunches that turned out to be false, the talking point had been long in the making as a conservative rallying cry about the evils of liberal ideology. Read More →
Progressives have had a lot of sport recently contrasting conservative attacks on Barack Obama as a vicious law-breaking tyrant in domestic affairs with their simultaneous attacks on him as a weak, trembling figure on the world scene. How could Vladimir Putin fail to notice that Obama has struck so much fear into the hearts of his enemies at home, who are cowering in their homes awaiting assaults from IRS agents and affianced gay people? Hard to say. But conservative self-contradiction about Obama’s spine reflects a much broader and deeper ambivalence about whether they are winning or losing the great battle for America’s culture and political system. Read More →
What do House Republicans want to do with Obamacare? Depends on the day.Last week, they passed a repeal of the law's individual mandate, pure political showmanship that appealed to the right-wing base that hasn't given up the dream of fully repealing the law. But Tuesday they're expected to pass three minor tweaks to the law, with Democratic support -- a rare bit of actual governing for the House when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Hold on, though. They're not done yet.Later this week they'll hold payments to doctors under Medicare hostage unless Democrats agree to delay Obamacare's individual mandate to buy health insurance, a non-starter with the Democratic Senate and the White House.If your head's spinning, that's life for House Republicans and the health care reform law. They're all over the place. Read More →
And then this: "The thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community, they have so bullied the American people."
Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday withdrew a subpoena related to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson, according to The Bergen Record. Read More →
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) last week reiterated her stance that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) was wrong to veto the controversial anti-gay state bill."There's nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure," she told conservative radio host Lars Larson during an interview at CPAC, as recorded by Right Wing Watch. Read More →
Right-wing hero Sharyl Attkisson has resigned from CBS News, seemingly because of 'liberal bias'. Remember this was the reporter who couldn't stopped with endlessly discredited Benghazi coverage as well as claiming that her computer had been hacked and that it may have been Obama snooping because she was about to blow the lid on Benghazi. Some of the reporting on the right is priceless.
Senate Democrats plan to stay up all night Monday night and take turns speaking on the floor to urge action on climate change. Thirty of them are expected to participate in the unusual event.These talk-a-thons tend to bring about false claims of being a filibuster. What Democrats will do is not a filibuster in any sense of the word.Senate.gov defines a filibuster as "any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions." Read More →
Sharyl Atkisson's resignation from CBS News was almost immediately given top billing over at Breitbart. Read More →
The Oklahoma House on Monday passed a bill that would restrict the use of abortion inducing drugs by a vote of 81-8, the Associated Press reported.The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a similar measure in 2012, arguing that the law violated the Supreme Court's 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The U.S. Supreme Court then declined take up the case. Read More →
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shot a gun before, his campaign wants you to know."Of course Sen. McConnell has shot a gun but as a matter of principle he's not interested in helping the left bully people into revealing what protection they may keep in their own homes," McConnell campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore told The Washington Examiner. Read More →
The U.S. government is developing a new presidential limousine intended for use by the president in 2017, TIME reported Monday. Read More →
Today we learn that despite showily vetoing the bill last month, Gov. Jan Brewer's office actually helped draft the anti-gay 'religious liberty' bill that garnered so much press attention across the country. It was one of many such bills that sprouted up all at once across the country; all of which now seem either dead or on life support. Brewer now seems not much different from those state senators who voted for the bill and then days later started begging Brewer to veto it. Read More →
A new ad rips the Louisiana state government and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) for demanding that a billboard criticizing Jindal for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare be taken down.The ad comes from MoveOn, the liberal organization that paid for the billboard and is tangling with Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne (R), who sent a cease-and-desist letter to the group in an effort to get the sign removed. Read More →
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), the leading Republican in the field, is tied with Democrat Michelle Nunn in a general election matchup in the Georgia Senate race, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Monday. Broun had the best matchup of any of the Georgia Republican candidates polled in the primary. Nunn and Broun are tied with 38 percent support each in a head-to-head matchup. Twenty-four percent of those surveyed said they were unsure who to support. Read More →
Chris Christie's scandals have crossed the Hudson.The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that federal prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. They're looking for information related to the business interests of David Samson, the agency's chairman and an appointee of Christie's. Samson's ties to the governor's various scandals have already come under scrutiny in the press. Read More →
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has a double digit lead in the Republican Senate primary, a new poll found. The Public Policy Polling survey released Monday found Broun with 27 percent support among Republican primary voters. Rep. Phil Gingrey comes in next with 14 percent support and then Rep. Jack Kingston with 13 percent, businessman David Perdue with 12 percent and former Secretary of State Karen Handel with 9 percent. Read More →
If it wasn't clear that Mitch McConnell doesn't like the Senate Conservatives Fund, it should be now that he's called the tea party group a "rogue political operation."
Children who attended the state's preschool program outperformed their peers on literacy, math, and other skills.The post Georgia’s Universal Preschool Program Significantly Improves Children’s Skills appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled the state is violating its constitution by withholding funds from poor schools but left larger questions unresolved.The post Kansas Must Stop Short-Changing Poor School Districts, Court Rules appeared first on ThinkProgress.
New York State lawmakers passed a paid family leave proposal, although it's future is still uncertain.The post This State Could Be The Fourth To Make Sure Workers Get Paid Family Leave appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Payday loan interest rates average 339 percent nationwide. Louisiana legislators want to cap rates at 36 percent in their state.The post Louisiana Lawmakers Want To Bring Astronomical Payday Loan Interest Rates Back To Earth appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A federal judge lifted the FAA's ban on drones, effectively paving the way for more commercial use. The post Judge’s Ruling Lets Anyone Use A Drone — For Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Funding and staffing constraints at domestic violence programs mean victims are put in danger.The post On A Single Day, Nearly 10,000 Domestic Violence Victims Couldn’t Get The Help They Needed appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Chicago's city council is considering a paid sick leave ordinance that could come with big benefits for employers.The post Chicago Businesses Could Gain $6 Million If The City Guarantees Workers Paid Sick Days appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Analysts had expected 149,000 jobs to be added.The post Economy Added 175,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rose To 6.7 Percent appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A new poll of firms with less than 100 employees finds major support for raising the minimum wage to $10.10.The post Six In Ten Small Business Owners Want A $10.10 Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Staples announced Thursday that it will close more than 200 stores in the United States and Canada, further proving that online sales determine retailers' future. The post Staples Is The Latest Victim Of ‘The Amazon Effect’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Connecticut's paid sick leave has come with low costs, negligible abuse, and a variety of benefits for its businesses.The post No, Connecticut’s History-Making Paid Sick Leave Law Did Not Hurt Business appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Male executives feel less conflict between work and family, perhaps because so many have a spouse at home to make it all work.The post Female Executives Need Stay-At-Home Wives appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.The post Republican Governor Will Protect His State’s Residents From Food Stamp Cuts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Paul Ryan says 1990s welfare reform was a major success. Here's how it's failed on almost every metric.The post The Massive Policy Failure That Paul Ryan Wants To Emulate appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Digital currencies like Bitcoin could give impoverished Native American tribes an economic boost by giving them an alternative the United States dollar. The post Could A Bitcoin Spin-Off End The Cycle Of Poverty In Native American Communities? appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would also slash food stamp costs by almost $5 billion per year.The post How To Reduce Food Stamp Spending Without Cutting The Program appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Since Washington state increased the minimum wage, its rate of job growth surpassed the national average. The post Real World Evidence That Increasing The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cost Jobs appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The idea that women trade lower pay for better working conditions doesn't pan out.The post Women’s Jobs Are More Stressful And Less Flexible Than Men’s appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By one provocative metric, minimum wage workers get a better deal in places like Malaysia and Mongolia than they do in the United States.The post How Malaysia’s Minimum Wage Beats America’s appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Meet one woman struggling with long-term unemployment without a benefit check to rely on.The post More Than 2 Million Unemployed Workers Are Now Going Without Benefits appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Turns out, voter suppression ain't all that popular.The post These Are Not The Poll Numbers Voter Suppression Advocates Hoped To See appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Since 2009, Corey has secured 21 death sentences, 14 involving African American defendants. Three escaped execution on appeal, but 18 others remain on death row. This is more than twice the number of death row cases in the next-highest district during the same period. The post Notorious Florida Prosecutor Leads The State In Death Sentences Against Black Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The only thing Zimmerman is famous for is killing an unarmed black teenager.The post George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At A Florida Gun Show appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Three decades after his own presidential race, Barry Goldwater himself understood that the views he once championed were wrong. And Tea Party conservatives would foist these views upon the nation regardless.The post Tea Party Activists Aren’t Gearing Up For 2016 — They Want To Refight 1964 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Guns, frat boys, and heavy drinking. What could possibly go wrong?The post Idaho Governor Poised To Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Guns On College Campuses appeared first on ThinkProgress.
SeaWorld argues the law is likely invalid under the state and federal constitutions. But prominent animal law experts contacted by ThinkProgress strongly disagree.The post Yes, California Can Really Ban Shamu, Legal Experts Say appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Agents can only use deadly force when a moving vehicle is driving at them.The post Border Patrol Issues New Use Of Deadly Force Policy For Border Crossers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
No, Florida, jailing bullies is not the answer. The post Florida Bill Would Put ‘Bullies’ In Jail For A Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The gun giveaway comes with a free sermon, "[d]oes the Bible defend my right to keep and bear arms?"The post Who Would Jesus Shoot? New York Church Giving Away Assault Rifle appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Homophobia, misogyny, racism and forced sex jokes -- all rolled into one judicial package!The post ‘Sluts Are Just Whores In Training,’ And Other Wisdom Offered By A Sitting Arkansas Judge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The House Judiciary Committee has spent much of its time debating immigration bills that would strip away protections for immigrants. The post The Only Immigration Bill To Clear House Judiciary This Year Is Anti-Immigrant appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The bill comes immediately after the highest state court ruled it was legal to take photos up a woman's skirt.The post After Court Ruled Upskirt Photos Are Legal, Massachusetts Passes Ban At Breakneck Speed appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"Sheriff Terry Johnson expressly ordered his officers to 'go get them Mexicans;' 'arrest Hispanics' during traffic stops; and 'lock up any damn Mexicans that you can' during vehicle checkpoints."The post North Carolina Sheriff Sent Subordinates Video Games ‘Premised On Shooting Mexicans,’ DOJ Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This is at least the third court ruling against Secretary of State Matt Schultz's attempts to purge voter rolls. The post Judge Nixes Iowa Voter Purge, Warning Of Irreparable Harm appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Watch This Senator Explain The Racist Double Standard That Tanked Civil Rights Nominee Debo AdegbileThursday March 6th, 2014 05:33:57 PM
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) slammed the Senate for sending a damaging message to young black lawyers.The post Watch This Senator Explain The Racist Double Standard That Tanked Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Two Senate Gang of Eight members are putting pressure on the President to reduce the number of deportations. The post Two High-Ranking Senate Democrats Call On Obama To Reduce Deportations appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama administration is putting some of its money where its mouth is, asking for criminal justice reform investment in the 2015 budget. But spending on the drug war and prisons is higher than ever. The post Why The White House Budget Is Not Quite As ‘Smart’ On Crime As It Seems appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The question of introducing a discharge petition is not a matter of "if," but "when" Republicans will finally turn their focus to immigration. The post How Nancy Pelosi May Turn Up The Heat On Immigration Reform Opponents appeared first on ThinkProgress.
It's not against the law in Massachusetts to secretly take photos up a woman's skirt, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.The post High Court Rules That Upskirt Photos Are Legal In Massachusetts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Democrats who opposed Adegbile's confirmation are Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Pryor (D-AR) and John Walsh (D-MT).The post Meet The 7 Democrats Who Just Voted Down A Civil Rights Nominee For Supporting Civil Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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