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‘We Don’t Have People Who Die Because They Don’t Have Insurance’ Says Romney

by David Badash ● 11:35 AM October 11, 2012
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Mitt Romney yesterday continued his false statements tour, claiming that no one in America dies because they don’t have health care insurance, an absolute falsehood.

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Presidential Debate: Romney Lied 27 Times

by David Badash ● 9:59 AM October 4, 2012
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Mitt Romney “won” the presidential debate last night — no doubt, by most accounts, but most also agree he did so by lying. A lot. 27 times, at least.

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‘Liar!’ Paul Ryan Booed Repeatedly By Seniors At AARP Convention

by David Badash ● 1:31 PM September 21, 2012
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GOP VP hopeful Paul Ryan twas booed repeatedly by seniors at an AARP convention for stating he wants to repeal Obamacare to create a “stronger Medicare.”

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Fox News Op-Ed: Paul Ryan ‘Earned Gold’ For ‘Greatest Number Of Blatant Lies’

by David Badash ● 9:15 AM August 30, 2012
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Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night was filled with “blatant lies and misrepresentations” according to an op-ed in Fox News.

Civil Rights

“Obamacare” — How The Affordable Care Act Helps Gays

by David Badash ● 12:54 PM March 26, 2012
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The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” does a lot to help gay men, lesbians, transgender and bisexual Americans, and our families.

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Rick Perry’s Texas Is First — In Illiteracy, Repeat Teen Births, Pollution…

by David Badash ● 4:04 PM October 7, 2011
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Rick Perry’s Texas has the highest rate of illiteracy, lowest rate of high school graduation, highest repeat teen birth rates, one of the worst environmental rates.

Healthcare

Alan Grayson: I Was Right – GOP is Sadistic, Want You To Die Quickly

by David Badash ● 11:09 AM September 13, 2011
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Alan Grayson reacting to last night’s GOP Tea Party debate — during which the audience cheered at allowing a 30-year old uninsured man to die — called it “sadism.”

Civil Rights

Red States vs. Blue States: Who Has The Highest Level Of Health Care Uninsured?

by David Badash ● 3:25 PM September 6, 2011
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Red states vs. Blue states. Republican vs. Democrats. Who has the higher level of uninsured when it comes to health care, and who has the lowest?

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Rick Perry Just Ended His Campaign For President.

by David Badash ● 12:24 PM August 12, 2011
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Rick Perry has effectively ended his presidential campaign by stating he believes Medicare, Medicaid, and social security are unconstitutional, among other gems.

Economics

Obama Addresses The Nation On Dangers Of Default – Full Video And Text

by David Badash ● 7:45 AM July 26, 2011
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On Monday night, President Obama addressed the nation on the dangers of default. Here is the full video and a complete transcript.

Civil Rights

Gay Rights: In Important Move Obama Extends Medicaid To Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM June 10, 2011
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President Obama will issue direction to states to allow them to include same-sex couples in Medicaid protections, equal to those of heterosexual married couples.

Civil Rights

5 Republicans Help Senate Kill The Paul Ryan Anti-Medicare, Anti-Seniors Budget

by David Badash ● 6:30 PM May 25, 2011
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The Senate has just killed the House’s Paul Ryan budget plan, by a vote of 57-40, just one day after a Democrat won a Republican stronghold House seat in Western New York.

Economics

Read: Obama’s Speech On Budget And Deficit – Full Text

by David Badash ● 2:03 PM April 13, 2011
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Today President Obama delivered a speech titled, “The Country We Believe In,” on the budget and the deficit. This is the full, complete speech text.

Economics

Meet The GOP New Deficit “Reduction” Program – That Dramatically Increases The Deficit!

by David Badash ● 4:08 PM November 4, 2010
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The GOP, which spent the George W. Bush years, and the American people’s hard-earned money, turning a Clinton budget surplus into a monstrous deficit, has spent the past year complaining about Democrats “mortgaging our children’s future.” Their “GOP Pledge To America” is chock-full of promises about reducing the deficit. So, what are the first items [...]