Posting History for Joan McCarter
|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 ...
|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�
|Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
|Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
|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 ...
|John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
|House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
|Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
|Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
|House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
|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 ...
|Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
|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, ...
|Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
|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 ...
|Look at all those new Obamacare insurance policies!
Nice graph, huh? That's what ...
|Chief Justice John Roberts votes to limit campaign funding for judges
Now this is intriguing. In a decision released Wednesday, Chief Justice ...
|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 ...
|Rick Scott files frivolous, destructive lawsuit over Obamacare
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) ...
|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 ...
|Bipartisan Senate, House members introduce bill to end mass surveillance
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to do ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Republican House rabble wants Boehner to waste more time on Obamacare repeal
House Speaker John Boehner's problem children, the tea ...
|Nevada man punks right-wing conspiracy theorists with fake Harry Reid story
How stupid is the right-wing media? Stupid enough ...
|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)
|Even fellow Republicans are over David Vitter's anti-Obamacare schtick
Vitter holding forth on trying ...
|House Republicans vote against American consumer, again
Proving once again how much disdain Republicans really ...
|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?
|New narrative from Obamacare opponents: People losing subsidies is no big deal
Perhaps concerned that the Supreme Court is thinking too ...
|Finally: Loretta Lynch to get Senate vote on nomination as attorney general
After five months of delay, a clown show of nomination ...
|White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike in January
President Barack ...
|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 ...
|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,
|Florida Republicans' Medicaid fight: Lawmaking or theater of the absurd?
Florida Gov. Rick Scott'...
|Mitch McConnell maneuvers to extend Patriot Act, NSA powers outside of legislative process
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to reauthorize ...
|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 ...
|Montana grassroots 1, Koch astroturf 0 in Medicaid fight
Eric Stern, deputy secretary of the state in Montana, tells ...
|Three Louisianans who are watching the Supreme Court on Obamacare
The least of the fallout from a Supreme Court ...
|Extended Obamacare enrollment nets 68,000 so far
In recognition that many people would be encountering a ...
|Jeb Bush's radical 'death panel' plan
What are ...
|Senate has deal on sex trafficking bill to get to Loretta Lynch nomination
Attorney General nominee Loretta ...
|New poll shows turn-around on Obamacare popularity
For the first time, the Kaiser Family ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Sen. Orrin Hatch cribs from Obamacare, again, for his 'replacement' plan
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has already developed an Obamacare "...
|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, ...
|Congress nearing agreement on Patriot Act reauthorization legislation
Some provisions of the Patriot Act, including Section 215 ...
|Justice Alito signals beginning of next attack on contraception coverage
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito stayed a decision by the United States ...
|President Obama blasts Senate Republicans for 'embarrassing' delay on Loretta Lynch vote
President Obama ...
|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 ...
|Arizona government to recently insured Arizonans: F**k you.
There's a new law in Arizona designed to tell the ...
|Jeb Bush to Republican Senate: Confirm Loretta Lynch already
Outside of the Republican Senate caucus, there'...
|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, ...
|Chuck Grassley's 'astounding display of duplicity' on Loretta Lynch nomination
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) just made himself Exhibit ...
|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):
|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 ...
|'Tech progressivism' on net neutrality a wolf in crony capitalism clothing
These three FCC Commissioners are clearly ...
|Senate will vote on fake compromise on anti-abortion human trafficking bill
Sen. Patty Murray, calling bullshit ...
|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 ...
|Senate fixes the 'doc fix,' Medicare doctors will get paid
The Senate had until midnight on Tuesday to prevent a 21 ...
|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 ...
|Senate readies to vote on 'doc fix'
The Senate begins work on the House-passed "doc fix" bill ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Moderate Republicans buck Kochs, pass Montana Medicaid expansion
Montana is slated to become the 29th ...
|The IRS sucks because Republicans made it suck
Bloomberg Business will have ...
|Republican Medicaid refusal is making racial inequality worse
The Kaiser ...
|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 ...
|Gerrymandering congressional districts just wasn't enough for North Carolina Republicans
Gov. Pat McCrory North ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Rand Paul says the stuff he said before is now off-limits
In two interviews, Rand Paul has declared that what ...
|Ted Cruz wants to block the Supreme Court from deciding marriage equality
Ted Cruz, doing his TV evangelist ...
|Rand Paul, putting telecom profits over an open internet since 2011
Sen. Rand Paul has been trying ...
|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 ...
|2016 politics complicates Loretta Lynch vote for Republicans
With Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) announcing he'll be ...
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