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Obama and Health Care

Trymaine Lee

Obama Proposes Wage Regulations For Home Health Workers, Could Boost Pay Of Many Blacks And Latinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

President Obama announced new rules today that could offer wage protections and guaranteed overtime to nearly 2 million home health care workers -- n...

Obama: No More Mr. Nice Guy?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Republicans have had a tough go of it lately, and a large chunk of it comes from the dashing of those sweet Obama expectations. They thought they could say anything about him and he wouldn't push back.

Shouting, Never Doubting: Your GOP

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Inside a post-game cloakroom with the GOP.

GOP Tactics: They've Got a Lot of...Resolve

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

We, Senate Republicans, declare in this, the year of our Lord 2010. The American people have called on us to lay down our glass shards and nails. This we shall do, with consciences clear.

GOP Wants a Do-Over

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

As Christopher Columbus, after days and days at sea, First spied the mighty continent ahead, Up stepped young Mitch McConnell from his hiding place be...

State of Disunion

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It shouldn't be surprising that Mr. Obama's State of the Union call for greater unity among Washington's governing classes was met with nearly unanimous agreement from Democrats and Republicans alike.

What to Give a President for His First Anniversary in Office

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

What to give a president for his first anniversary in office ... how about a great cosmic joke? Take Kennedy's Senate seat and hand it to someone who promises to be the crucial vote against the central cause of Kennedy's life -- not to mention the central battle of the president's entire first year.

GOP Tactics: All Hail the (Loyal) Opposition!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just so you know: We're against it. We were against it before, and we're still against it. We thought it was a terrible idea when President Obama proposed it, and we still think it's a terrible idea.

The Gang of Six: An Epic of Futility

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Baucus Caucus came to town one morning in the early spring, / They said, "You want a health-care bill? Don't sweat -- we'll handle ev'rything!"

Obama Speech Twitter Reaction: Read Multiple Feeds From Newsmakers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You don't have to watch Obama's speech alone. We're hooking you up with twelve Twitter feeds from journalists and politicians so you can see who is po...

Keeping Obama on Message

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Actually, Mr. President..." "David?" "One more thing before we move off the logistics."

Health Care Reform: Some Optimism Please

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Health care costs are rising fast and are the largest cause of personal bankruptcies. Our life expectancy is lower than most industrialized countries, but our health care costs more than any of them.

I Was Treated to a Foreign First World Public Health Care System

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katharine Zaleski

Last Friday I learned what it was like to be part of a civilized, first world health system. I was in England, staying at my godmother's house, when I got slammed by one of my chronic migraines.