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  • [SC-01] Drilling proved to be key in 1st Dist.; Area has strong ties to conservation ... [tr]

    11/18/2018 6:55:57 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston SC) ^ | November 18, 2018 | Chloe Johnson
    In the waning days of her congressional race, Republican Katie Arrington attempted to paint her opponent as a one-issue candidate, concerned only with offshore drilling. The issue, however, is likely one of the main forces that helped Democrat Joe Cunningham turn the 1st Congressional District blue for the first time in four decades. And it may have resonated with an important constituency that Cunningham’s staunch opposition to fossil fuel exploration likely spoke to: conservation-minded conservatives. “It’s a huge group in the 1st District,” said outgoing Rep. Mark Sanford. Sanford, who lost to Trump loyalist Katie Arrington in a primary for...
  • Who Lost The House? John McCain

    11/12/2018 9:55:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2018 | Jason Lewis
    The Republican Party lost its House majority on July 28, 2017, when Sen. John McCain ended the party’s seven-year quest to repeal ObamaCare. House leadership had done an admirable job herding cats. On the second try, we passed the American Health Care Act in May. Then McCain’s inscrutable vote against the Senate’s “skinny repeal” killed the reform effort. McCain’s last-minute decision prompted a “green wave” of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the House plan “gutted coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.” That line was the Democrats’ most potent attack in the midterms. It was...
  • Midterms: Paul Ryan’s Republicanism Tanks at the Ballot Box. Again

    The night before the midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan touted “tax reform 2.0,” the economy, and the rebuilding of the United States military as the agenda accomplishments of the Republican-controlled Congress. “Frankly, our members feel pretty good because they have a really good message … I mean look at what we’ve just been able to achieve in Congress with the President in the last two years,” Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “A record economy, the military being rebuilt, people feeling better about things … wages growing faster than they have since before the recession.” The accomplishments of the...
  • Why did Republicans lose? One word: McCain

    11/09/2018 8:12:15 AM PST · by bort · 50 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    I blame McCain. It was Senator McCain who, out of spite, voted thumbs-down on repealing ObamaCare….
  • President Trump Issues New Rule to Protect Americans From Funding Abortions Under Obamacare

    11/07/2018 6:12:13 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 11/7/2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Trump administration today issued a new rule designed to protect Americans from being forced to pay for abortions under Obamacare. Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule directing insurers selling Obamacare plans that cover elective abortion to collect a separate payment from enrollees for that coverage, as required by law. Under the Obama administration, insurers were allowed to collect these payments together in violation of clear statutory language. In 2018, taxpayer-funded Obamacare insurance plans in 24 states and the District of Columbia are allowed to cover elective abortion with an embedded abortion surcharge....
  • Ocasio-Cortez calls question about how to pay for Medicare for all ‘puzzling’

    11/06/2018 9:02:25 AM PST · by bgill · 55 replies
    FOX ^ | Nov. 6, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a quick answer when asked how Americans would pay for the 'Medicare for all' plan she and other socialist-leaning Democrats favor: "Just pay for it." In an interview with Jorge Ramos last week, Ocasio-Cortez was asked how she would pay for the multi-billion dollar health care plan promoted by liberal lawmakers like Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Ramos noted critics say the the program would be "more expensive" than the current system, to which she answered that people would "just pay for it." “People often say, like, how are you...
  • Healthcare: The Fallacy of ‘Pre-existing Conditions’

    11/05/2018 8:09:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/05/2018 | Hal Scherz
    What is a pre-existing condition? This is strictly an insurance term that was created to characterize a particular health condition a person applying for insurance may have. The vast majority of people have pre-existing conditions. They may range from migraine headaches or chronic acne to multiple sclerosis or breast cancer. Historically, insurance companies went through a process known as underwriting, which meant they assessed the health conditions, current and past, that the applicant experienced. The cost of the insurance policy was based on the perceived risk and exposure of the insurance company. In some cases, the risk was so great...
  • A first for Obamacare open enrollment — some stability as more insurers rejoin network

    11/03/2018 11:33:37 AM PDT · by EVO X · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri, 2 Nov 2018 | Bertha Coombs
    Nancy Sobin knows her way around paperwork. She started her own business three years ago, helping small business owners and elderly clients manage their finances. That's when she turned to the Obamacare exchanges for health coverage. "I was fortunate enough, because I was just starting my business, to get a subsidy … and it was pretty good insurance" for about $300 a month, said the owner of Professional Paperwork Services in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. But as her business improved, her insurance options changed last year. "I didn't get the subsidy anymore, because my business went well," Sobin explained. So, she...
  • Obamacare Budget was Developed on the Backs of Millennials Student Loan Repayments

    I keep up with the events and politics. I am reading the book Kids These Days - Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris and it gave me a very different perspective on student Debt. Chapter Two called Go to College, discusses student debt, its design not to be discharged via bankruptcy, and the use of future earnings of millennials to fund current healthcare debt IE Obamacare and education capitol construction projects for the foreseeable future. This puts a different spin on what happened to these kids who have been encouraged to voluntarily take on debt that...
  • Opinion: Two new studies show why Trump's hate and lies are failing

    10/31/2018 2:07:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2018 | by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post
    The closing campaign strategy of President Donald Trump and Republicans is often depicted as mainly an effort to galvanize the GOP's blue-collar white base through fear-mongering about immigrants and incitement of racial-cultural tensions around imagery of angry Democratic mobs and protesting African American athletes. But there's a second piece to the strategy that's also crucial: Trump and Republicans want college-educated white voters, particularly suburban women, to ignore all that unpleasant racial and cultural demagoguery entirely - and focus only on the economy. It is widely observed that Democrats are favored to take back the House because of a backlash against...
  • Asians for Allan Fung for RI Governor

    10/26/2018 12:03:46 AM PDT · by Doreener · 4 replies
    There are eleven days left until the general election. On September 12, 2018, incumbent Govenor Gina Raimondo and Cranston mayor and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung won the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor of Rhode Island respectively. It is clear Governor Raimondo is happy to have Joe Trillo, a third-party candidate, in the Rhode Island Governor General Election who admitted his goal is to take votes away from Fung. Asian Republicans' support is important to Fung for Governor campaign. A vote for anyone else is a vote for four more years of Rhode Island's current incompetence. Governor Raimondo launched...
  • he 'Bombs': It's Not The 'Left Wing' Or The 'Right Wing', It's The "Drunk Nut Wing'.......

    10/25/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (SOME READERS MAY FIND THIS DISTRUBING) We all know that the Republican Party propaganda machine demonizes the Clinton's, Barack Obama, George Soros etc. and milks resentment of them to drive up voter turnout. What better way to neutralize that than to stage this kind of activity two weeks before an election to neutralize the GOP game plan. My own personal experience with hatred and resentment of 'enemies', real or imagined, reminds we of why I say this. My own experience with political activism reminds me of this and my experience applies to any kind of political activist, "Right" or "Left"....
  • What’s at stake for federal employees in the midterm elections?

    10/22/2018 6:38:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 22, 2018 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    In just two weeks, Americans will flock to the polls to cast their votes in the mid-term elections where all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs. The people we elect on Nov. 6 will make policy decisions that will shape the future of our country for years to come.  As a federal employee, it’s your chance to make your voice heard and hold politicians accountable. Besides Social Security, health care, voting rights, and other important issues, your entire livelihood is on the line. It’s not about...
  • 5 Stories that Matter

    10/22/2018 6:32:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 22, 2018 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support of or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.Each week, AFGE browses the World Wide Web for stories that matter to AFGE members. Here are the five stories you shouldn’t miss this week:Trump Demands 5 Percent Spending Cuts from Every Cabinet Agency President Trump on Wednesday ordered Cabinet secretaries to develop a plan to cut 5 percent of their agencies’ budgets,...
  • Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

    10/19/2018 4:00:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 6:47 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. About 10 million people currently have private coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. …
  • Republicans Want to Go After the ACA… Again.

    10/17/2018 6:37:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    democraticleader.gov ^ | 10/17/18 | pelosi
    The GOP just won’t stop.Senate Leader Mitch McConnell today revealed plans to renew efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act if Republicans control Congress next year.Washington Post: McConnell: GOP may take another shot at repealing Obamacare after the midtermsMcConnell said that his party’s failure last year to repeal the health-care law, also known as Obamacare, was “the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view.”“If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks …” McConnell said.McConnell only echoes other Republicans hoping to return to...
  • Dems are trying to make ‘healthcare’ a problem GOP, but THEY are the ones who gave us Obamacare

    10/17/2018 1:52:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 29 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/17/18 | USA Features
    Non-Issue: In recent weeks, you may have begun to hear Democratic attack ads aimed at bashing Republicans over their stances on “healthcare.” Whether the ad claims GOP candidates want to “take away coverage for preexisting conditions” or “make health care more expensive,” Democrats cannot escape the fact that they, not Republicans, own the disaster that is the current state of U.S. healthcare delivery and financing.
  • Dem Bill to Limit Health Options Fails [semi-satire]

    10/16/2018 10:42:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    A bill aimed at preventing consumers from choosing health insurance plans that better fit their needs was introduced in the Senate by Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). If passed, the bill would overrule President Trump's executive order expanding options beyond the limited list of expensive choices mandated under Obamacare. Schumer complained that "the freedom President Trump injected into federal health care policy allows healthy individuals to choose insurance that is suited to their own needs, regardless of the needs of other, less healthy individuals. As Trump would have it, people who don't want to pay for coverage they don't need...
  • Georgia Dem: 'You Shouldn't Have to Work More Than One Job Full-Time to Make a Living' [Abrams]

    10/15/2018 5:31:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 15, 2018 | 6:05 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Stacey Abrams, the Democrat hoping to make history as the first black governor of Georgia, was asked by CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday if she believes the “Trump economy” has been good for Georgia. Abrams credited President Barack Obama, not Trump:I would say that the Obama economy and that Nathan Deal, as governor, have both done a very good job of shepherding our society. But the problem we have is that, while our unemployment rate has fallen, we still are a low-wage state, where you have a lot of folks who are working two or three of those...
  • New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    10/14/2018 7:32:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EDT | Nicholas Riccardi
    In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.” Marylea Evans recounted how, decades ago, her husband had been unable to get health insurance after developing cancer, forcing the couple to sell some of their Texas ranch to pay for his treatment. Now she was worried about Democratic ads saying McSally, currently a congresswoman, supported legislation removing the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing medical conditions....