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Will Hillary Face Bill's Mandate Problem?

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will she be hounded by the accusation that she doesn't have a true "mandate" from the people?

Boehner Wins Repeal Of Obamacare Provision You Never Knew Existed

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Monday night’s spending agreement between the White House and Congress would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. But the provision is a narrow o...

Local Initiative Makes National Gains: ManDate

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 10.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Sheena C. Howard

ManDate enjoys no fanfare, no budget for advertising and no popular press coverage, however it has been successfully operating and serving the needs of gay Black men since its inception in 2010.

The Mandate of Jesus on Maundy Thursday

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The root of every problem in the world is the absence of love, and so the infusion of love must be the beginning of every solution. Jesus invites us to follow our Master's example, and reminds us that by taking this posture, we will be obeying all of his commands.

Americans Don't Support the Republican Agenda

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.

Mandate: Nearly 60 Percent of Voters Worry About Climate Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

The important lesson from all of this is that leaders in Washington shouldn't start believing their own press releases. Go ahead and claim voters endorsed everything you stand for, but don't start acting like it's true. The American people did not suddenly decide they don't care about clean air, clean water, and a healthy climate.

Dare to Be 100: Obamacare -- Wishful or Mandate of a Civil Society?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Abraham Lincoln on government, July 1, 1854: "The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, ...

Why Was Your Health Insurance Plan Cancelled and Not Upgraded?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.

5 Reasons Republicans Should Embrace Obamacare... and Take Credit for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans would be far better served embracing Obamacare, labeling it correctly, taking credit for it, and using it to "prove" the virtues of free market competition.

Indiana University Circumvents ACA by Eliminating Full-time Hourly Employees

Dan Bimrose | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

While we know and recognize Indiana University as a learning institution capable of providing an excellent education, we must accept that Indiana University is also an employer only willing to provide to their employees just that which they can get away with.

Jon Ward

GOP Adviser Reveals Health Care Plan: 'Hope Obamacare Falls On Its Face' | Jon Ward | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– It was a cold day in the nation's capital when I visited Yuval Levin at his downtown office to talk about a subject of mutual interest...

It's Time to Make a Deal

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Indeed, the worst thing for all Americans is no action addressing our fiscal imbalances. Our leaders do not need calls from constituents who urge them to hold to their party lines. What our nation desperately needs is those who press leaders to find a path to the win-win.

A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching and unlike what Americans were hearing for the previous four years, it looks as though Congress and the presid...

A Mandate for Bipartisanship

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

I believe the voters did send a mandate -- a mandate for bi-partisanship. For the most part, extremists were rejected, particularly in Senate races.

The Two-Mandate Myth: An Ohio Perspective

Peter M. Shane | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

In gerrymandering the state, Ohio's Republican legislature and governor not only gave the party an unearned gift of four congressional seats, but probably made it harder to recruit the strongest Democratic candidates for all contested elections.

An Election Message for the Lame Duck Congress: Fair Taxes, No Cuts

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

After a hard-fought and divisive election year, it's time to rebuild America's middle class -- but to do it we need to make sure the lessons from this campaign stick.

Obama's Victory -- A Mandate for Liberal Government

Ari Melber | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

President Obama's reelection marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation.

Revenge of the Pot-Smoking, Gay-Marrying, Women-Empowering, DREAMing Liberals

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?

President Obama: Your Second Term Is Your Second Chance to Get Housing Right

Tracy Van Slyke | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Tracy Van Slyke

President Obama, take this second chance to get it right on housing and use your mandate to help the millions of underwater homeowners across this country.

President Obama and Democrats Won Embracing Demography as Destiny

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.

Tax-y and He Knows It

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

The Supreme Court's health care ruling was surprising for many reasons -- John Roberts siding with the court's liberal wing, the upholding of the mand...

The Individual Mandate Won't Work

Edward Zelinsky | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Edward Zelinsky

At the end of the day, the individual mandate will disappoint its proponents as many Americans will pay the tax rather than obtain insurance.

RNC Will Keep Calling ObamaCare A 'Tax,' Despite Romney Campaign's Disagreement

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee said Monday it will continue to refer to President Barack Obama's health-care law as a "tax," despite the fact that ...

Jon Ward

Ruling On Obamacare Stirs Up Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- And now we have cognitive dissonance on a profound scale. Mitt Romney's campaign advisers on Thursday heralded the fact that the Supr...

Justice Roberts' Extremely Conservative Obamacare Opinion

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

This ruling may be a disappointment. However, if we are serious about having the courts exercise greater respect for the separation of powers, then we have to embrace that philosophy even when it's politically inconvenient.