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Eloquent Errors

Neil McCarthy | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Though George Will obsequiously derides the progressives for their "limitless faith in their own cleverness," whatever faith they had was not in their cleverness. It was in Governor Romney's.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Admits Central Part Of Obamacare Will Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare, conceded Thursday that the law's health insurance exchanges "w...

How the Republican Tempest Over the Affordable Care Act Diverts Attention From Three Large Truths

Robert Reich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Republicans have created a tempest out of trivialities. It is incumbent on Democrats -- from the president on down -- to show Americans the larger picture, and so so again and again.

Obamacare Dividing GOP Governors

The New York Times | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Republicans are planning to use the troubled health law against Democrats in next year’s midterm elections, but the Affordable...

Obamacare's Flaws Put Progressive Politics in Jeopardy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the Obama administration can't quickly fix the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, not only is President Obama's second term in jeopardy. Progressivism itself is in jeopardy.

Obama's Gift to the Republicans

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The ancient Greeks liked to say that character is fate.The colossal mess that Obamacare has become reflects both the character of the legislation and that of the president who sponsored it. The Affordable Care Act, as a government mandate for people to purchase private insurance with an array of possible subsidies, had too many moving parts. It was an accident waiting to happen. As many of us wrote at the time, Medicare for All would be simpler to execute, easier to understand, and harder for Republicans to oppose. But this was not to be. Instead we got a program that was poorly understood by the public because it was almost impossible to explain and even harder to execute.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

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.

Michael McAuliff

House Democrats Refuse To Revolt Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic revolt over Obamacare failed to materialize Friday as the House of Representatives passed a measure to let insurance compan...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Fix Reassures Worried Democrats ... For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rebellion by Senate Democrats against President Barack Obama's health care law appeared to stall Thursday after Obama moved to let mor...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Questions If Obamacare Fix Is Legal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he was "highly skeptical" of President Barack Obama's plan to fix insurance policy can...

Republicans Going After Obamacare's Flawed Launch

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - After a bruising defeat over Obamacare in the government shutdown, Repu...

Ted Cruz: Some Republicans Want To 'Inflict Harm On American People'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered some harsh words for his Republican colleagues not actively trying to gut the Affordable Care Act. He explained tha...

Republicans Won't Stop Targeting Obamacare Anytime Soon

AP | DONNA CASSATA and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — "Obamacare" escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they ...

Party Favorability

Thomas M. Holbrook | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Thomas M. Holbrook

It could well be that the Republican congressional strategy in the last year will pay off in other ways, but it is pretty clear that it isn't buying them any favor among the general public.

Good Grief! How Did We End Up on the Verge of Another Government Shutdown?

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The backbenchers that have engineered this train wreck may not be embarrassed by their handiwork, but party veterans clearly want no part of it.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Republicans Forget Obamacare Is Now Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obamacare is now the law of the land, and has been since President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on March 23, 2010. But if you l...

Can't Stop Now

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We've observed misinformation and fear mongering against the president's Affordable Care Act, also referred to as 'Obamacare'. But guess what, it's going into effect tomorrow.

This Creepy Ad Can Kill You

Marty Kaplan | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

The Kochs' sabotage is shrewder than defunding Obamacare because it goes to the whole basis for the Affordable Care Act's plan to cover the uninsured: the creation of a risk pool that includes the young and healthy as well as the not young and not immortal.

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.

Ryan Grim

House Republicans Really Do Believe Democrats Will Cave On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans may appear to observers to be pushing the government toward a shutdown, but that's not even remotely how they see it. ...

Bachmann: 'We're Not Caving In That Easily' On Shutdown Showdown

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

Sitting a matter of hours away from a government shutdown, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and a corps of conservatives appear to be far from nervous....

Why The GOP Will Be Hurt If The Government Shuts Down

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

The federal government swerved toward a shutdown on Saturday when House Republicans demanded to hold a vote to delay Obamacare by one year instead of ...

Harry Reid's Advice For The GOP: 'Get A Life'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had a blunt message for House Republicans on Friday. The Reid-led Senate passed a bill that would institut...

Ted Cruz More Trusted Among Republicans Than Boehner, McConnell

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Republican voters trust Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) more than they do some of their top party leaders, according to a survey released Friday by the Democr...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Leaders Don't Have The Votes For Their Own Hostage Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders rolled out their latest gambit to use the nation's debt limit to extract concessions from Democrats, but they m...