In what some observers presume is an early sign of a presidential run, over the weekend Hillary Clinton spoke at a high-profile political event for Iowa’s retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.
Though Clinton had her own gaffe, the biggest surprise was how much credit Harkin heaped on her for passing ObamaCare – even though she wasn’t even in Congress!
“One of the things she always worked on was advancing this concept, this idea that health care should be a right and not a privilege in this country,” said Harkin. “So, Hillary was not there when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, she was of course secretary of state, but I want you all to know that her fingerprints are all over that legislation. It would not have happened without her strenuous advocacy in that…[more]
With the federal budget now officially a non-issue until 2015, 2014 – in particular the midterm elections that will animate it – is shaping up to be the year Republicans finally give voters an ObamaCare alternative.
That is, unless Democrats succeed in convincing a minority of GOP members to help fix the broken health care law.
The electoral consequences of ObamaCare’s disruption of the health insurance market look grisly for Democrats. Prior to the law’s passage, 85 percent of Americans had health insurance. On January 1, 2014, thanks to millions of canceled policies…
"We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. ... And yet Congress can’t bring itself to vote to authorize military action. President Obama doesn’t want to ask for an authorization and Congress doesn’t want to be asked. Who says that no one can get along in Washington? When it comes to evading democratic…[more]