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Romney Finally Reveals His Nearsighted Vision for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Who Are the Real Moochers in Their Medicaid Scheme?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

It's this kind of thinking that allows Romney and Ryan to initiate such a reckless attack on Medicaid. If the people you're hurting with your policies are blameworthy -- irresponsible loafers and swindlers who think they're entitled to health care, food, housing -- then it's ok to punish them, right?

A Fortnight For The Rest Of Us

John W. McCarthy | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
John W. McCarthy

I'm fine with the bishops having a Fortnight for Freedom -- and who isn't really? We all love freedom, and I'd venture to even say we love fortnights. However, we're missing the real issue at hand: poverty.

Romney Breaks From Ryan Budget On Pell Grants

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney said he doesn’t agree with his running mate Paul Ryan whe...

Joshua Hersh

Reince Priebus Says GOP Plan Has 'Specifics Coming Out Of Our Eyeballs' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus boasted that his party's top candidates have "specifics comi...

A Preview of Romney-Ryan World

Jan Schakowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Jan Schakowsky

I simply refuse to believe that Mitt Romney's cold, selfish, self-satisfied vision represents the views of most Americans, and not simply because so many of our brother and sisters, friends and neighbors today are looking to government for just a little help.  

Sarah Bufkin

Paul Ryan Saw Victimhood Class Back In 2005 | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since a secret video of Mitt Romney surfaced in which he decried 47 percent of Americans as "dependent on government," reporters have pr...

Obama Hits Back: Mediscare War Is On

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

The Mediscare war has returned. On Thursday, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new TV ad called "Preserving," which contrasts...

Dave Jamieson

Union Chief: Romney-Ryan Would Devastate Public Transit | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Larry Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, says he knows a good place to find Americans who are especially vulnerable to ...

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...

How Paul Ryan Convinced Washington Of His Genius | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

THE TALL, GOOD-LOOKING young man from Wisconsin sure was likable and energetic, but in the early 1990s, no one in Washington expected Paul Ryan to bec...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bryan Fischer: 'If Barack Obama Wins This Election, The Republican Party As We Know It Is Finished' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, slammed Mitt Romney on Friday for running a “lacklu...

Jennifer Bendery

Louie Gohmert 'Brokenhearted' Over His Party's Failure | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) threw his party under the bus on Friday for failing to cut government spending in the past two years -- a v...

Michael McAuliff

Ryan Returns To Congress As House Punts On Budget Cuts | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan played something of a punt-returner Thursday -- returning to Congress from the campaign trail to hel...

Biden Shifts Message To Key Group

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Playing to a younger audience, Vice President Joe Biden stressed differences Thursday between the presidential campaigns on e...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Reform and Medicaid Drive Uninsured Rate Down, Census Report Shows | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama's health care reform law and government health programs helped drive down the number of Americans without health insurance last...

Obama Campaign Ad: Middle Class Will Pay For Tax Cuts For Wealthy Under Romney Ryan Plan

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is going after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan for failing t...

Medicaid Block Grants: You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, But...

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Texas Governor Ann Richards used to say, "My mama doesn't know the difference between a block grant and a city block, but she knows a bad deal when she sees it." Unfortunately, some governors fail to read the fine print often associated with block grants.

Republican Offers Up Medicare For More Cuts

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Jeff Flake, is being criticized in a new web ad for suggesting that Medicare be cut i...

The Politics and Psychology of Time

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"Time is relative," Einstein discovered. So, too, is political time. But these two facts together cause many problems, as reflected in current debates over the seemingly simple question, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Bill Clinton: It's Medicaid, Stupid

Craig Crawford | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Bill Clinton's Democratic convention speech is widely praised, but tucked inside was a less-discussed charge against Republicans that could be his party's killer app: GOP Medicaid cuts that would devastate nursing-home care.

Raiders of the Lost Medicare

Robert Brenner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Deep within the Amazonian rain forest, far from civilization, anthropologist/adventurer Wisconsin Ryan has made a startling discovery: the lost Golden-years Idol of Medicare!

Praying Nice With The Democrats: Timothy Dolan Gets It Right

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Seeing Dolan appear at the Democratic Convention will free many Catholics who might wish to cast a vote for Obama from feeling they might somehow be helping to elect an enemy of the Church.

Paul Ryan's Former Parish Priest Worried

Jonathan Rosenblum | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Rosenblum

"He shouldn't wrap himself in Catholic teaching because he is not using that [teaching] in what I would say is a balanced way," Father Stephen Umhoefer said.