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Breaking: In Historic Move, Medicare Lifts Ban On Sex Confirmation Surgery

by David Badash ● 1:33 PM May 30, 2014
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The Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Department has lifted a decades-old ban prohibiting Medicare to pay for sex-confirmation surgery for transgender individuals.

Healthcare

Protesters Close Missouri Senate Demanding Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:09 AM May 8, 2014
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Protesters say they have resorted to civil disobedience because unless lawmakers act to expand Medicare, “people will die.” Watch the protest video.

News

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Obamacare Causing ‘Many’ Pregnant Elderly Women To Lose Doctors

by David Badash ● 11:37 AM November 18, 2013
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Elisabeth Haselbeck on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” lamented all the pregnant elderly women on Medicare who are losing their doctors.

Healthcare

HHS Announces It Will Use The ‘Place of Celebration’ To Determine Medicare Benefits

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:16 PM August 29, 2013
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The Department of Health and Human Services announced today that it will grant same-sex couples Medicare benefits based on where they were married, and not where they live.

News

Infographic: Obama Vs. Romney On Key Issues

by David Badash ● 1:29 PM October 9, 2012
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Confused by Romney’s flip flops and lies? Here’s a handy infographic to examines Barack Obama’s positions to Mitt Romney’s positions — at least those that he holds at this exact moment, subject to further obfuscation and lying.

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.

News

‘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.”

News

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.

News

Ron Paul: I’m On Social Security But ‘I Want Young People To Opt Out’

by David Badash ● 9:32 AM June 20, 2012
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Ron Paul today on “Morning Joe” said his “program is the most humanitarian,” and he wants “young people to opt out of Social Security” but admitted that he is actually on Social Security.

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.

Media

Top 10 Facts About Politifact’s Lie

by David Badash ● 9:58 AM December 21, 2011
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Politifact yesterday earned itself a “Pants on Fire” award for declaring the statement that “Republicans voted to end Medicare” is the Lie of the Year. It isn’t. Here’s why.

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.

Politics

Rick Perry: My Book “Fed Up!” Is, It Turns Out, A Work Of Fiction

by David Badash ● 10:48 AM August 22, 2011
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Republican Governor Rick Perry, whose book Fed Up! was published just nine-months ago, now is claiming the concepts he espoused in the book aren’t his real views.

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.