6 million signed up for Obamacare, here’s how a red state Congressional candidate reacted

Looks like GOP’s 50+ votes to repeal Obamacare were for naught, not even an issue now

Obamacare is disappearing as a major issue in the upcoming midterms. For many months after the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s website, it was widely stated as incontrovertible fact that Obamacare was the... Read More
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Q&A: The Hidden Costs of Tobacco Debt

Even when taxpayers aren’t explicitly on the hook, tobacco bonds can cost states and local governments money. Here’s how. by Cezary Podkul ProPublica We recently wrote about the hidden cost of tobacco bonds – debts issued by states... Read More
Former Florida Gov. Crist on how GOP racism drove him from the Party

Florida’s Charlie Crist wants President Obama to campaign with him

Low approval ratings be damned, he sees benefit to campaigning with POTUS. With Barack Obama’s approval ratings lately barely cracking 40 percent, plenty of Democrats will keep their distance from the president heading into the... Read More
Troubled IT projects

Is the real Tory legacy, costly IT Disasters that fail to work?

From e-borders to the NHS, the billions spent tell a cautionary tale – but have lessons been learned for universal credit? When the government passed the same-sex marriage act last year, the law had one curious... Read More
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Ballmer says buh-bye to Microsoft, resigns board to go ‘balling’ with his new toy, NBA’s Clippers

Employee number 30, Steve Ballmer Exits Microsoft’s Board After Resignation as CEO. Steve Ballmer resigned from Microsoft Corp.’s board, eight months after his departure as chief executive officer, ending more than three decades of direct involvement in... Read More
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Washington’s cynical misinformation game

Commentary: distortion now a standard part of political discourse on health care by Wendell Potter In most of our country’s major institutions, we have little tolerance for cheating and lying. Whether it’s the court system, schools,... Read More
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Uber and Plouffe a regulatory marriage made in heaven?

Uber Picks David Plouffe, Obama’s Former Campaign Manager, to Wage Its Regulatory Battles. Uber wants your vote of support. And it has hired a campaign manager to win you over. Uber, the fast-growing private car... Read More
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There is a very good chance your airline is poisoning you as you sit on the tarmac

The incidents are poorly tracked and could be killing you. Can airplane cabin air kill? The question has nagged at airplane manufacturers, crew and passengers ever since the jet age shut us into pressurized metal... Read More
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So Compton has authorised school police to carry AR-15′s… what could possibly go wrong?

Compton, California campus police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons. As Compton students head back to school Monday, residents are expressing concern about a school board policy passed in July that allows campus police who pass... Read More
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Six Days in Ferguson: Voices from the Protests

A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from the best reporting by journalists and witnesses on the ground. by Lois Beckett ProPublica On Saturday afternoon, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot and killed... Read More
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Secrets learned to why we feel so bad after a few too many drinks

Adam Rogers new book releases the secrets we all wonder about. It can be nice to relax with a glass of wine, a beer or a shot of whiskey. But one drink too many, and... Read More
Donna Brazile mocks GOP pollster for insisting Perry’s ‘hipster glasses’ saved his campaign

Donna Brazile mocks GOP pollster for insisting Perry’s ‘hipster glasses’ saved his campaign

Sunday morning television has a case of the sillies as the GOP are so desperate for a leading standard bearer now think magic glasses will save the day. Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson told ABC... Read More
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Is the White House about to jam the GOP by enlisting Big Business in the Immigration fight?

Sure looks that way as The President meets with Big Business. Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. Obama was... Read More
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David Cameron: stop playing the ISIS fear card in an election season

The Guardian asks a number of important questions about the timing of PM Cameron’s recent Iraq statements. With a general election only months away, an inevitable question applies: why is this politician saying this now?... Read More