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We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 22 36 1 -
Small Obamacare pilot program reaps 'significant' Medicare savings
The healthcare wonks putting the Affordable Care Act together back in 2009-10 had a lot of ideas about a lot of small, varied projects that could reduce healthcare spending. They tried one of them�
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 3 8 1 -
Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 32 33 - -
Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 4 16 - -
John Boehner's 'heart breaks' for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 35 44 3 -
John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 78 57 3 -
House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 20 28 - -
Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 83 63 1 -
Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 52 31 1 -
Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 66 33 - -
House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 23 48 2 -
Republicans Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio obstruct Republican Senate on Iran vote
This is precisely what Republican leadership deserved to get when recruiting and backing unhinged zealots like the newly elected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Now ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 47 51 1 -
Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 188 89 - -
House Republicans' pull spending bill because they were afraid it would pass
Rep. Chris Van Hollen The House has started working on spending bills, and of course has started with the most important thing ever: defense. But they encountered a big hiccup right out of the box, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 8 22 - -
Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 32 26 - -
Rand Paul wants to repeal net neutrality
Rand Paul, doing his "bro" thing. It's not really clear who besides the "hate Obama for everything" crowd Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to court with his latest grandstand, which ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 42 37 1 -
Look at all those new Obamacare insurance policies!
Nice graph, huh? That's what ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 39 33 - -
Chief Justice John Roberts votes to limit campaign funding for judges
Now this is intriguing. In a decision released Wednesday, Chief Justice ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 56 37 - -
Hey, Florida! Medicaid expansion reaps huge rewards for states
Gov. Rick Scott still playing to his base. While Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues his insane legal ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 16 31 - -
Rick Scott files frivolous, destructive lawsuit over Obamacare
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 21 37 1 -
Bob Corker continues to hold mostly symbolic Republican budget hostage
Here's how useless Congress is: A conference committee of the House and Senate, dominated by the majority of Republicans, are ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 21 25 - -
Bipartisan Senate, House members introduce bill to end mass surveillance
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to do ...
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 3 20 1 -
House GOP leadership eyeing Obamacare fix instead of repeal via reconciliation
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 25 34 1 -
Justice Kennedy seems to be leaning toward justice in marriage equality case
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 61 38 - -
Bob Corker puts the brake on budget negotiations
The budget conference between House and Senate is in ...
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 20 16 - -
What to look for in the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality hearing today
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 51 23 - -
Chuck Grassley: No voting rights update needed because 'more minorities are already voting'
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chair of the Senate Judiciary ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 26 36 2 -
Congratulations, Attorney General Loretta Lynch
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 20 55 2 -
Obamacare customers happier with plans than other insured people
Here goes another Republican myth about Obamacare up in ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 24 31 2 -
Republican House rabble wants Boehner to waste more time on Obamacare repeal
House Speaker John Boehner's problem children, the tea ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 37 28 1 -
Nevada man punks right-wing conspiracy theorists with fake Harry Reid story
How stupid is the right-wing media? Stupid enough ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 45 55 1 -
Democratic member of budget conference vows to protect the safety net
Rep. Gwen Moore House and Senate conferees are meeting to reconcile the two chambers' budgets, and one Democratic member, Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Joan McCarter 04/25/2015 9 27 - -
Even fellow Republicans are over David Vitter's anti-Obamacare schtick
Vitter holding forth on trying ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 13 27 - -
House Republicans vote against American consumer, again
Proving once again how much disdain Republicans really ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 25 52 - -
Ten Republicans vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general; Ted Cruz doesn't show
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 44 52 - -
Loretta Lynch confirmed as new attorney general
The Senate just voted 56-43 to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. That wasn't so hard after all, was it?
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 74 63 1 -
New narrative from Obamacare opponents: People losing subsidies is no big deal
Perhaps concerned that the Supreme Court is thinking too ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 32 28 - -
Finally: Loretta Lynch to get Senate vote on nomination as attorney general
After five months of delay, a clown show of nomination ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 35 35 - -
White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike in January
President Barack ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 103 26 - -
Senate passes human trafficking bill, making way for Loretta Lynch confirmation vote
Get ready for lots of huzzahs and back-patting from the Senate, all because they did their damned job for once. They passed a bill, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, 99-0 ...
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 30 26 - -
Kochs' acquisition of the Republican Party nearly complete
The Koch brothers' takeover of the Republican Party is very nearly complete, and if they have their way,
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 93 126 2 -
Florida Republicans' Medicaid fight: Lawmaking or theater of the absurd?
Florida Gov. Rick Scott'...
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 19 28 - -
Mitch McConnell maneuvers to extend Patriot Act, NSA powers outside of legislative process
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to reauthorize ...
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 20 41 1 -
Republican senator doesn't want you to lose your health insurance until after he's re-elected
Sen. Ron Johnson Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), an extremely vulnerable incumbent in 2016, is very concerned that people are going to lose their health insurance before he can be re-elected. So he's ...
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 45 74 2 -
Montana grassroots 1, Koch astroturf 0 in Medicaid fight
Eric Stern, deputy secretary of the state in Montana, tells ...
Joan McCarter 04/21/2015 9 23 - -
Three Louisianans who are watching the Supreme Court on Obamacare
The least of the fallout from a Supreme Court ...
Joan McCarter 04/21/2015 11 25 - -
Extended Obamacare enrollment nets 68,000 so far 
In recognition that many people would be encountering a ...
Joan McCarter 04/21/2015 4 4 - -
Jeb Bush's radical 'death panel' plan
What are ...
Joan McCarter 04/21/2015 43 40 2 -
Senate has deal on sex trafficking bill to get to Loretta Lynch nomination
Attorney General nominee Loretta ...
Joan McCarter 04/21/2015 58 32 1 -
New poll shows turn-around on Obamacare popularity
For the first time, the Kaiser Family ...
Joan McCarter 04/21/2015 50 47 2 -
Southerners trapped in the Medicaid gap
Just four states have 61 percent of the roughly four million people in the Medicaid gap, the Kaiser Family ...
Joan McCarter 04/20/2015 30 38 2 -
Did Hillary Clinton just take Social Security cuts off the table?
Joan McCarter 04/20/2015 97 55 1 -
No, Obamacare isn't unpopular with the majority of Americans
It's a given if you're a Republican: everyone hates ...
Joan McCarter 04/20/2015 23 46 2 -
Paul Ryan's lost his Medicare mojo
As every House Republican budget has since Paul Ryan hoodwinked too many people into thinking he's a smart guy, this year's budget includes his Medicare voucher scheme, that hugely unpopular ...
Joan McCarter 04/20/2015 25 40 - -
Procedural mastermind Harry Reid has a plot on Loretta Lynch nomination
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has a profound grasp of Senate procedure and a ...
Joan McCarter 04/20/2015 36 56 - -
Sen. Orrin Hatch cribs from Obamacare, again, for his 'replacement' plan
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has already developed an Obamacare "...
Joan McCarter 04/20/2015 34 27 - -
Study: Some insurance companies skirting contraceptive coverage mandate in Obamacare
Obamacare requires that every insurance policy covers certain things with no additional out-of-pocket charges for the policy-holder. One of those things to be covered is prescribed birth control, ...
Joan McCarter 04/18/2015 21 36 1 -
Congress nearing agreement on Patriot Act reauthorization legislat​ion
Some provisions of the Patriot Act, including Section 215 ...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 25 22 1 -
Justice Alito signals beginning of next attack on contraception coverage
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito stayed a decision by the United States ...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 219 64 1 -
President Obama blasts Senate Republicans for 'embarrassing' delay on Loretta Lynch vote
President Obama ...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 42 51 1 -
Sen. Ron Johnson thinks Wisconsinites who have Obamacare insurance are moochers
Dumb as a box of rocks or a bag of hammers? One of 2016's most vulnerable Republican senators, who also happens to be one of the Senate's dumbest, is worried about how the Supreme Court might be ...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 143 167 3 -
Arizona government to recently insured Arizonans: F**k you.
There's a new law in Arizona designed to tell the ...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 111 80 1 -
Jeb Bush to Republican Senate: Confirm Loretta Lynch already
Outside of the Republican Senate caucus, there'...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 61 37 1 -
Rubiocare: Covering tens of Floridians since 2008
Back when a presidential campaign was most definitely twinkling in Marco Rubio's eye, when he was speaker of the Florida House, he thought he had the solution to healthcare reform—a no-mandate, ...
Joan McCarter 04/17/2015 28 26 - -
Chuck Grassley's 'astounding display of duplicity' on Loretta Lynch nomination
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) just made himself Exhibit ...
Joan McCarter 04/16/2015 39 29 1 -
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'll sue to get federal money that doesn't have Obamacare cooties
Joan McCarter 04/16/2015 58 100 2 -
Hey GOP, look! Medicaid and Medicare keep costs down better than private insurance
Here's a chart for all the Republicans proposing turning Medicare into a voucher system and gutting Medicaid (which is pretty much all of them):
Joan McCarter 04/16/2015 40 61 4 -
Securities and Exchange Commission still dragging its feet on five-year-old CEO pay rule
Joan McCarter 04/16/2015 28 29 - -
Will Florida legislators serve Floridians or the Kochs in their Medicaid expansion fight?
Joan McCarter 04/16/2015 32 31 2 -
John Cornyn: Oh, yeah, Loretta Lynch. We're making her wait even longer
For the most callous, disrespectful, and dismissive performance of the year by a Republican asshole, I ...
Joan McCarter 04/15/2015 52 52 - -
'Tech progressivism' on net neutrality a wolf in crony capitalism clothing
These three FCC Commissioners are clearly ...
Joan McCarter 04/15/2015 32 42 2 -
Senate will vote on fake compromise on anti-abortion human trafficking bill
Sen. Patty Murray, calling bullshit ...
Joan McCarter 04/15/2015 15 33 - -
Harry Reid not impressed with bunch of 'losers' running for GOP nomination
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) continues to make the most out of his upcoming retirement. He just doesn't need to pull any punches anymore, and Harry ...
Joan McCarter 04/15/2015 72 78 - -
Senate fixes the 'doc fix,' Medicare doctors will get paid
The Senate had until midnight on Tuesday to prevent a 21 ...
Joan McCarter 04/15/2015 25 26 - -
Tough guy Chris Christie wants to beat up on disabled, elderly when he's president
Joan McCarter 04/14/2015 99 71 - -
Bobby 'me too!' Jindal prioritizes hate law
Slow learner? Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), apparently unaware of the downsides to passing anti-LGBT laws, is ...
Joan McCarter 04/14/2015 27 25 - -
Senate readies to vote on 'doc fix'
The Senate begins work on the House-passed "doc fix" bill ...
Joan McCarter 04/14/2015 9 14 - -
Totally not breaking: Republican presidential candidates suck on equal pay
Joan McCarter 04/14/2015 16 29 1 -
After a 207-day wait, Senate finally confirms Obama judicial nominee
Texas Sen. John Cornyn After months and months of committee and floor delays, ...
Joan McCarter 04/14/2015 31 37 1 -
Kristol: 'If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don't we get to nominate Dick Cheney'
While musing about potential Republican presidential candidates with the round-table crew on ABC's This Week , Bill Kristol let out the ...
Joan McCarter 04/13/2015 266 142 1 -
Justice Department adrift as Republicans hold attorney general nomination hostage
Joan McCarter 04/13/2015 43 40 1 -
Senate faces added pressures in passing permanent 'doc fix'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be feeling some regret ...
Joan McCarter 04/13/2015 24 17 1 -
Elizabeth Warren on being nicer to Wall Street: 'Give me a break'
Joan McCarter 04/13/2015 70 172 3 -
Gallup: Uninsured rate hits new seven-year low
The uninsured rate has fallen to 11.9 percent, the ...
Joan McCarter 04/13/2015 26 44 1 -
Americans' views on abortion complex, but focused on understanding for women
That, thankfully, is not the face of America. Vox recently commissioned a poll from communications and strategy ...
Joan McCarter 04/11/2015 87 52 3 -
South Carolina argues to Supreme Court that it can discriminate against gays AND women
Anybody else worried about how seriously some of these guys are going to take this argument? South Carolina wants to be able to continue to ban gays and lesbians from ...
Joan McCarter 04/10/2015 104 69 3 -
Moderate Republicans buck Kochs, pass Montana Medicaid expansion
Montana is slated to become the 29th ...
Joan McCarter 04/10/2015 28 58 2 -
The IRS sucks because Republicans made it suck
Bloomberg Business will have ...
Joan McCarter 04/09/2015 252 217 5 -
Republican Medicaid refusal is making racial inequality worse
The Kaiser ...
Joan McCarter 04/09/2015 24 27 1 -
Lincoln Chafee considering run for president
Joan McCarter 04/09/2015 183 37 1 -
Ted Cruz: Bush had it right, let's privatize Social Security
Joan McCarter 04/09/2015 170 71 - -
Dick Cheney: Obama is the 'worst president we've ever had'
The man in charge of the administration which lied the nation into ...
Joan McCarter 04/08/2015 270 75 2 -
Gerrymandering congressional districts just wasn't enough for North Carolina Republicans
Gov. Pat McCrory North ...
Joan McCarter 04/08/2015 96 84 2 -
Rand Paul's war on women journalists
Oy. So Rand Paul had a bad morning on the TV, when he got testily obnoxious and all ...
Joan McCarter 04/08/2015 88 84 1 -
Wanting to bomb Iran isn't wingnutty enough for the wingnuts when it comes to John McCain
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced Tuesday that he will indeed seek a sixth term in the Senate in 2016, causing the extremists for whom McCain isn't ...
Joan McCarter 04/08/2015 77 29 - -
Rand Paul says the stuff he said before is now off-limits
In two interviews, Rand Paul has declared that what ...
Joan McCarter 04/08/2015 235 132 - -
Ted Cruz wants to block the Supreme Court from deciding marriage equality
Ted Cruz, doing his TV evangelist ...
Joan McCarter 04/07/2015 100 68 1 -
Rand Paul, putting telecom profits over an open internet since 2011
Sen. Rand Paul has been trying ...
Joan McCarter 04/07/2015 14 25 - -
Rand Paul talks a good game on civil rights to cover up an abysmal record
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) finally got around to that official ...
Joan McCarter 04/07/2015 59 28 1 -
2016 politics complicates Loretta Lynch vote for Republicans
With Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) announcing he'll be ...
Joan McCarter 04/07/2015 20 16 1 -
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