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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...

GOP Loses Ground On Medicare

New York Times | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Maria Rubin is one of the coveted independent voters in this swing state — so independent that she will not say whether she is voting for President ...

Howard Fineman

GOP Seniors Wary Of Ryan's Medicare Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks about the need to face budgetary hard truths, and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is supposed to be the n...

Harry Reid Moves To Draw Line In Sand On Debt Deal

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans will have to drop their insistence on retaining tax cuts for the rich and plans to reshape Medicare before there can be...

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...

Dem Senators To Biden: Reject GOP Medicare Plan

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to keep the House Republican plan for Medicare out of out of budge...

Amanda Terkel

The Tea Party Talking Points On Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative group FreedomWorks has a message for freshman Republicans in Congress: Do not shy away from the Medicare fight. On ...

Doctors Are Abandoning The GOP

New York Times | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

Doctors were once overwhelmingly male and usually owned their own practices. They generally favored lower taxes and regularly fought lawyers to restri...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week Bibi Netanyahu addressed Congress; President Obama extended the Patriot Act for another four years; prosecutors moved another step closer to indicting John Edwards for misusing campaign funds to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter; and Newt Gingrich scrambled to reconcile his claims of being "very frugal" with his $500,000 revolving line of credit at Tiffany. Meanwhile, in a political version of The Hangover sequel, the GOP's leadership, drunk on Tea (Party), did something wild and crazy -- creating a plan to gut and privatize Medicare, and pressuring elected Republicans to vote for it -- only to wake up in New York's 26th District with a pounding morning-after headache. If Democrats don't provide a cure by agreeing to deep cuts in Medicare as part of a deal to raise the government's debt ceiling, this GOP hangover could last until November 2012.

House GOP Freshmen Trade Tips On How To Handle Town Hall Anger

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

ELKTON, Md. — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris answers Medicare questions before his Maryland constituents even ask them. Clear across the country, fellow ...

Medicare Revamp Exposes Divisions Within GOP

The Wall Street Journal | Naftali Bendavid & Jonathan Weisman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's dismissal of the House Republican plan to overhaul Medicare provoked a rebuttal from the proposal's author, Rep. Paul Ryan, highlighti...

Despite Differences, Obama, GOP Eye Medicare Limit

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unlikely as it may seem, President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress actually share some common ground on the need to curb M...

GOP Struggles To Find Unified Voice

Los Angeles Times | Kathleen Hennessey and Lisa Mascaro | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

Six months after Republicans swept the midterm election by promising bold solutions to fiscal woes, they continue to struggle to find a unified voice ...

For GOP Lawmakers, An Issue Of Stretching Claims On Medicare

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

The comparison to Congress is obviously a well-crafted applause line. Republican members of Congress have used it repeatedly in recent weeks, with man...

GOP Medicare Plan Faces Loud Objections From Seniors

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican plan to privatize Medicare wouldn't touch his benefits, but Walter Dotson still doesn't like the idea. He worries ab...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Faces Hostile Questioning Over Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) heard from elderly voters angry about his vote to end Medicare and replace it with a voucher program at the Bisma...

Congressional Republicans Face Backlash Back Home

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and DINESH RAMDE | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freshman Rep. Daniel Webster was armed with a rainbow of graphs and pie charts, ready to make the GOP's case for budget cuts bef...

Republicans Facing Tough Questions Over Proposed Medicare Overhaul

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten | Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

Anxiety is rising among some Republicans over the party's embrace of a plan to overhaul Medicare, with GOP lawmakers already starting to face tough qu...

Paul Ryan, GOP Get Turn On Medicare Hot Seat

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Now it's their turn to try to fix the health care mess. Republicans, just like President Barack Obama, may discover that's easier s...

Republicans Appear Poised To Take On Entitlements

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — If there's any place where tea partiers in Congress might hesitate to call for cuts in Social Security and Medicare to shr...

Anthony Weiner: GOP Public Option Opponents Should Give Up Their Medicare

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) called on 55 Republican adversaries of the public option to give up their government-funded health insurance...

Sam Stein

Republicans Forced To Reverse Course, Yet Again, On Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new effort by Senate Democrats to expand Medicare coverage by opening it up to 55- to 64-year-olds has forced Republicans into an about face of sort...

GOP To Block Obama Health Nominees In Medicare Spat

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republicans said Thursday they wouldn't allow President Barack Obama to fill health posts until his administration...

Ryan Grim

Dems: "Republicans Want To End Medicare" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele penned an op-ed in the Washington Post on Monday accusing Democrats of looking to gut Medicare. ...

How The GOP Flip-Flopped On Medicare

Wall Street Journal | NEIL KING JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party issued a new salvo in the health debate Monday with a "seniors' health care bill of rights" that opposed any moves to trim Medica...