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The Birth Of RomneyCare -- And Why Mitt Can't, And Won't, Back Away

Boston Globe | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

The former governor has faced a fusillade from the right for the plan they call RomneyCare. But a look back at the birth of the Mass. law shows why he...

The Doctor Will See You in 174 Days

Tom Silva | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

Covering people remains the right thing to do but Romneycare in Massachusetts continues to provide a real-life test case for universal healthcare.

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Swiftly Takes Back Critique Of Ryan Plan, Renounces Individual Mandate | Sam Stein | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Embarking on a lengthy swing through the critical caucus state of Iowa, newly minted presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is already ref...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Rejects Demands To Apologize For Healthcare Plan | Jon Ward | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Potential Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney rejected conservative critics who say he should apologize for approving a governme...

Jason Linkins

Romney's Health Care Speech Is Essentially A Speech On Romney's Entire Candidacy | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

If you want to get a feel for how difficult it's going to be for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to thread the needle he needs to thread in ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's State Sovereignty Argument Fails To Lift Health Care 'Boat Anchor' From Around His Neck | Jon Ward | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 10th amendment is a cause celebre among the Tea Party. So Mitt Romney’s argument that uses state sovereignty to defend his health ...

Jon Ward

GOP Governor Defends Cutting Entitlements | Jon Ward | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) invoked Tennessee’s experiment with expanding health care coverage –- and the state’s subseque...

Andrea Stone

'RomneyCare' Not Perfect But Massachusetts Residents Say It's Better Than Before | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years after Mitt Romney signed a landmark health care law that paved the way for President Obama’s controversial national reform,...

Andrea Stone

MIT Economist Behind Massachusetts Health Plan Calls Mitt Romney Attack on 'ObamaCare' 'Largely Political' | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Does Mitt Romney protest too much? He does, says the chief architect of the landmark Massachusetts health care plan that the former gov...

Jason Linkins

Jim DeMint Sends Mitt Romney Mixed Messages In Record Time | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney knows going into the 2012 GOP primary that the internecine attacks on the CommonwealthCare program he instituted in Massachusetts are goin...

Democrats Aim To Taint Mitt Romney With Unconventional Strategy

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — President Barack Obama and other top Democrats have been quick to lavish praise on former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney for...

Massachusetts Health Plan Launched Under Mitt Romney Gets High Marks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A large majority of Massachusetts residents are satisfied with the commonwealth's subsidized health plan, which has components ...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Faces His 'Mitt Romney Problem' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Mitt Romney blew into CPAC as one of the likely frontrunners for the GOP nomination, he gave his speech, presented his case and collected his sec...

Mitt Romney: Obamacare Not Like My Health Care Plan

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BARTLETT, N.H. — Call it an attempt to address an obvious political vulnerability. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Saturday derid...

Haley Barbour Jabs Obama, Mitt Romney In 2012 Preview

Politics Daily | Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he won't decide on a presidential run until next month, but that didn't stop him from road-testing a 2012 campaign...

Huckabee: Romney Should Apologize For His Health Care Plan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that potential White House rival Mitt Romney should offer an apology for the heal...

Mitt Romney: 'I'm Not Apologizing For' Health Care Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama to "press the pause button" on the federal health care overhaul in the wake...

David Axelrod Swipes Mitt Romney On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Departing White House senior advisor David Axelrod took a jab at the achilles heel of potential GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a recent int...

Karl Rove: Mitt Romney Has To Admit He Was Wrong With Massachusetts Health Care Plan

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP strategist Karl Rove recently needled potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over the health care system he signed into law ...

"Bipartisanship" Too Often Means Democratic Capitulation to Republican Disaster Capitalists

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Obama does not understand the game of corporate billionaires versus the working class that Republicans have played for decades -- that or he willingly capitulates to it.

Rick Perry Calls On Mitt Romney To 'Repudiate' His Health Care Plan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Recently reelected Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) continued his media tour for his new book on Fox News on Monday, railing against progressivism and cl...

Mr. Boehner, People in Burning Houses Shouldn't Brandish TNT

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To date, the orange-faced, red-nosed Mr. Boehner has been more of a pie-throwing clown than the ringmaster of a well-oiled Republican circus.

Throw the Bums In!

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

When the economy stinks, and CEOs are getting millions in bonuses for firing enough of you, and you can't toss GE's Jeffrey Immelt out on his ear, but...

How Is President Obama Really Doing?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

For a guy who walked into a historic financial meltdown, two costly wars, and a Wall Street- and GOP-ravished economy, President Obama is doing pretty well.