This week, people continued to ask: is this the health insurance change we've been waiting for? Having had nearly four years to prepare, the Obama administration continued to deal with the embarrassing, high-glitch, low-enrollment rollout of Obamacare. On Thursday, the president announced a feeble fix, allowing people to keep existing plans for a year, and admitted, about his "you can keep it" promise: "that's on me... we fumbled the rollout." Trying to pounce on the fumble was the GOP-led House, which on Friday passed its own "fix" -- one that would essentially kneecap the law. Of course, it is the shockingly inept rollout that makes the Affordable Care Act vulnerable to such bogus "reforms." The mystery is why Obamacare wasn't entrusted to the same tech wizards responsible for the state-of-the-art Obamacampaign. Odds are you won't hear the president rallying the nation around "the fierce urgency of a fully functioning website by the end of the month," but that's the make-or-break moment the White House is now facing. Hope, indeed.
President Obama's recent festival of apologies over the bumpy start to healthcare.gov underlines why it's important to know and manage the more typical reasons leaders fall down.
You're enjoying the problems? Really? ...
After pointing out one story which was strangely ignored in the pile-on in the media this week, it seems the profits for the company contracted to build the Obamacare site are way up. How nice for them, eh? Sigh.
Obama is not leaving the pivots to the players on the court. Instead, he continues to make half-hearted "pivots" to the economy at a time when Americans are struggling to find full-time work and are dealing with the disastrous rollout of Obamacare.
The media has been far, far too negative about Obama. Yes, he has problems he must deal with, but the fix is in, and the comeback will soon begin, and the House GOP wallows at 9 percent popularity while the GOP civil war has only begun.
More broadly, for Latinos across this country, immigration reform is a touchstone issue, and has become less about the impact to their own families and more a proxy for how they're treated -- respected -- in the U.S.
We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?
If the sanctions can successfully be paused, the next battle looms: Will Congress be able to accept a good deal that puts constraints on Iran's nuclear program to protect against weaponization in exchange for sanctions relief?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. It's been six weeks since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's new marketplace has been open for business. A...
"We're just gently nudging younger people into seeing how beneficial the new health care system is," says Health and Human Services/Biological Havoc spokesperson Alan Kollop.
The damage to the average citizen's barely tepid faith in the government's ability to deliver on its promises has taken yet another blow to the body public. It's no wonder we're all disappointed.
Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing that the 485-mile KXL southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.
Bad polling numbers in the middle of a president's second term are not devastating or even very unusual, but they also cannot be ignored.
The 12-day United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aims to forge an agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, began in Warsaw, Poland, this week. The goal set by the U.N.: limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.
I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. 4, 2008 when Obama won the popular vote by 53 percent. ...