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Obama flip-flops on Medicare drug coverage

Obama flip-flops on Medicare drug coverage

The Obama administration, in an abrupt about-face, said on Monday it would drop proposed changes to Medicare drug coverage that met wide opposition on grounds they would harm health benefits for the elderly and disabled. Late last week, more than 370 organizations representing insurers, drug makers, pharmacies, health providers and patients urged the Centers for […]

Rand Paul, like his father, is a loser

Rand Paul, like his father, is a loser

Rand Paul, the tea party U.S. Senator from Kentucky, said Sunday that — like his father who tried and failed three times in runs for President — he may also run for the job but won’t make up his mind until after the mid-term Congressional elections later this year. If he decidea to run, Paul […]

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced himself to California Democrats Saturday with a scathing indictment of the tea party and a call for a stronger middle class to move the country forward. The potential 2016 White House candidate, speaking to hundreds of Democratic delegates at a party convention in Los Angeles, said he’s weary of the […]

Tea party vs GOP establishment in Michigan race

Tea party vs GOP establishment in Michigan race

Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan Republicans gathered at a Tudor-style home in Grand Rapids and vented frustrations with Congressman Justin Amash and his Tea Party tactics that they blame for Washington’s gridlock. “The Republican establishment has lost confidence in Justin,” said Mark Bissell, chief executive of vacuum manufacturer Bissell Inc. […]

Longtime Obama aide calling it quits

Longtime Obama aide calling it quits

A top White House official who has been with President Barack Obama since he first became a senator nine years ago is resigning. Alyssa Mastromonaco is Obama’s deputy chief of staff for operations and often described as the most influential person inside the White House who isn’t well known outside of it. She is responsible […]

CPAC: Constantly Pathetic Archaic Crackpots

CPAC: Constantly Pathetic Archaic Crackpots

Interesting that on the final day of the annual fantasy called the Conservative Political Action Conference, the rabid right wing trotted out the laughable Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann to claim the Republicans better serve women because “we are the party, the only party, that had a woman on the Presidential ballot this century.” Bachmann, of […]

Election-year prospects poor for tea party hopefuls

Election-year prospects poor for tea party hopefuls

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season. In Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primaries in Texas, the movement mostly settled for having an impact on key races rather than actually winning them. […]

WikiLeaks founder hints new NSA leaks coming

WikiLeaks founder hints new NSA leaks coming

Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his living situation is a bit like prison — with a more lenient visitor policy. He also hinted that new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks, though he gave no specifics on what these might be. Assange, who has been confined […]

Couples sue Indiana over gay marriage ban

Couples sue Indiana over gay marriage ban

Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Albany, Ind., asks a federal judge to overturn Indiana’s Defense of Marriage Act, which declares same-sex marriages void even […]