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Jonathan Cohn

Either John Boehner Or Nancy Pelosi Is Very Wrong About What Their Medicare Bill Will Do | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The new Medicare bill that the House passed on Thursday would weaken the program. No, wait. The new Medicare bill that the House passed on Thursday...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ryan Says It's Okay For His Budget To Cut Medicare, But Not Okay For Democrats To Do It | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday defended his budget plan's Medicare cuts, even though Republicans have rel...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Plot Move To Make Medicare Changes Harder | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of a midterm elections effort to portray Democrats as the party protecting and nurturing the middle class, the Democratic Senate...

House Republicans Want Budget Cuts For Seniors, But Not For Insurance Companies

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday attacked President Barack Obama after word from the White House that his fiscal 2015 budget drops proposed...

When Campaigning on the Third Rail: Keep It Simple

Michael Maslansky | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

We tested six 30-second campaign ads on the subject with over 226 Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters from across the country. What we found might be sobering for the campaigns.

Democrats Look For Ways To Solve Their 'White Guy' Problem

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

* Both parties showcase diversity at conventions * Seeking ways to lessen Obama's vote deficit among whites ...

Paul Ryan: Good for the Democrats?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The selection of Paul Ryan has changed the dynamics of the 2012 election in ways that, for the moment, seem to advantage President Obama and the Democrats. It has focused attention on a few key issues that should be Democrats' strength while diverting the spotlight from the slow economic recovery that is Obama's Achilles heel. Do most Americans really want to voucherize Medicare and privatize Social Security? Do we want drastic cuts in what's left of other social supports in order to give even larger tax cuts to millionaires? Most polls suggest not, and bumper stickers have already been appearing: Save Medicare, vote Democratic.

Sam Stein

DCCC Chair Steve Israel Relays Fears Over Candidate Recruitment If Dems Buckle On Medicare | Sam Stein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel warned lawmakers on Friday that he would have trouble recruiting candidat...

House Dems Cry Foul Over Rejected Mailings, Ask Boehner To Intervene

Roll Call | Daniel Newhauser | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

Democratic House Members are lashing out at Republican leadership over rejected mass mailings, saying their messages lambasting the GOP budget plan an...

Medicare Reform: Both Dem, GOP Plans Carry Risks

National Journal | RONALD BROWNSTEIN | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Republicans and Democrats have competing visions for fixing Medicare. The plans carry contrasting risks....

Sam Stein

Senate Dems May Open Up Medicare To Pacify Progressives | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are discussing the idea of expanding Medicare by lowering the age limit for the government-run insurance program, Democratic sources ...