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Marco Rubio Makes The Medicare Case For Mitt Romney And Paul Ryan In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appears in an ad for the Mitt Romney campaign released Thursday, making the case that changes to Medicare are necessary in o...

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 ...

Medicare: Obama Ignores the Two Most Important, and 'Winningest' Differences With Romney-Ryan

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Based on its actions, one can only suspect the Obama campaign "poll-tested" Romney's lies about Medicare, found that they had some traction, and thus decided to counter them directly.

Obama Switches Focus To Medicare

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

SEMINOLE, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of the key election battleground state of Florida on Saturday with ...


Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

When I hear reporters asking delegates if they think people are energized to re-elect President Obama, I have to think that many of his once fervent supporters, like me, are just a little... tired, that's all. But we will have to find a way to rally.

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 ...

Romney-Ryan Robocall Attacks Obama For ‘Changing Medicare Forever'

Think Progress | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

Even though Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to transform Medicare from a guaranteed benefit to a voucher-based system, essentially phasing out the exis...

Debunking Romney's Viral Medicare Lie

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's almost cliche to write this, but this is classic George Orwell by way of Karl Rove. Up is down, black is white, Republicans will save Medicare while Democrats, who invented it and who have fought to sustain it at all costs, want to suddenly destroy it.

Obama Ad Says Romney 'Skips The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is joining the Medicare ad wars, with a major new television advertisement airing in eight battleground s...

Ryan: Obama Did It First

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WARREN, Ohio — Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan says he never would have included a $700 billion Medicare cut in his budget if P...

Romney Promise Has Unintended Consequence

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's new promise to restore the Medicare cuts made by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul ...

Obama Calls Out 'Dishonest' Romney

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mitt Romney is portraying the outwardly calm President Barack Obama as a man seething with animosity and power lust as the Rep...

The $700 Billion Medicare Smokescreen

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Let's look at the claim that President Obama is "destroying Medicare" by reducing its growth rate to the tune of $700 billion in the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Ryan has precisely the same cut in his budget. The difference is what they do with the savings.

Whose Plan Destroys Medicare -- Obama's or Romney-Ryan's?

Robert Reich | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

The ACA uses its Medicare savings to help children and lower-income Americans afford health care, and to help seniors pay for prescription drugs by filling the so-called "donut hole." The Romney-Ryan plan uses the savings to finance even bigger tax cuts for the very wealthy.

Amanda Terkel

Reince Priebus: Obama Has 'Blood' On His Hands | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus defended newly minted Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan's budget pl...

Seniors Are Asking... What's Next for Medicare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Now that the Supreme Court has declared the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, what is the impact going to be on Medicare? The short answer? Not much.

Two-Party Economic Betrayal of the Working Class: The Need for a Grassroots Progressive Campaign

Michele Swenson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Election year choices are increasingly disconnected from most people's lives, controlled by the Democratic-Republican duopoly in thrall to corporate megabucks that buy off government, and covered by corporate media like a horse race.

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign Uses 'Mediscare' Tactics | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign and a like-minded conservative group launched seemingly uncoordinated but highly tellin...

Washington Needs to Call a Doctor

Dan Rather | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Rather

If you want a simple shorthand for the dysfunction in Washington, D.C., I can do it in two words: Don Berwick.

Congressional Leaders in Super Bowl Move Choose to Let Election Year Politics Burden Our Children

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

By coming to an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, leaders from both political parties are destroying our children's future so they can keep their Congressional seats.

Cantor Takes Unexpected Stance On Obama Nominee

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Medicare nominee Tuesday got unexpected support from one of Congress' Republican stars. House Majority Lea...

Key Medicare Figure Steps Aside

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama's health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocki...

Key Group Throws Support Behind New Obama Medicare Plan

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An influential medical group's change of heart is boosting President Barack Obama's plan to use Medicare to promote higher quality,...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Eyes Super Committee As 'Avenue' To Move Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Still searching for mechanisms to pass pieces of the president's jobs bill, senior administration officials returned on Thursday t...

Sam Stein

Super Committee Presentation Goes Over Required Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the congressional super committee have produced a "presentation" that would include a roughly equal mix of spending cuts an...