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Iowa’s Republican Governor Agrees To Obamacare’s Expansion Of Medicaid

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:52 AM December 14, 2013
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Iowa’s Terry Branstad is the latest Republican governor to put people above ideology and embrace Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid.

Healthcare

Rick Perry to Washington: Shove Obamacare, But Send Me The Money Anyway

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:23 PM September 18, 2013
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Governor Rick Perry has directed the Texas Department oh Health and Human Services to say no to Obamacare, but to ask for the money anyway.

Healthcare

Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa’s New Abortion Decider-In-Chief

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:53 PM June 13, 2013
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Do you want this man between your knees? If you’re a woman on Medicaid in Iowa, Terry Branstad will now be personally deciding whether your abortion is necessary. He says he’ll be “thoughtful.”

News

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.

Healthcare

‘Paul Ryan Has Never Stopped Selling His Distinct Brand Of Baloney’ Says MSNBC Host

by David Badash ● 4:59 PM August 13, 2012
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MSNBC’s Alex Wagner today said, “You can make the case that Paul Ryan has never stopped selling his distinct brand of baloney to the American public.”

News

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.

Economics

President Obama’s Jobs Speech — Complete Text

by David Badash ● 7:09 PM September 8, 2011
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This is President Obama’s Jobs Speech, as prepared for delivery — complete text.

News

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

Pelosi Speaks On Debt Ceiling Bills – Possibly Her Finest Hour (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:14 AM August 1, 2011
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On Saturday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to the floor of the House and delivered what may be one of her finest performances ever. (Video, text.)

Analysis

The Beginning Of The End Of The Obama Presidency

by Tanya Domi ● 2:13 PM July 26, 2011
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Obama’s mishandling of the debt crisis and his signature on a bill that will cut social security will mark the beginning of the end of his presidency.

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.

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.