Barack Obama

Right wing to GOP: OK to shut down government again

Right wing to GOP: OK to shut down government again

The rabid right wing of the Republican Party may have taken a beating in state elections Tuesday but that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up the pressure on pliable Republican lawmakers and demanding a hardcore positions on any budget deals. Conservative groups are telling Republicans to “stand firm” with steadfast opposition to tax increases or […]

Washington: Homophobes, bigots and broken promises

Washington: Homophobes, bigots and broken promises

The Senate Thursday accomplished something that rarely happens in Washington nowadays — it passed bipartisan legislation to help end discrimination against gays and trans-gender Americans in the workplace. Amazingly, 10 Republicans joined Senate Democrats to pass the bill. That’s the good news.  The bad news is that the bill now heads for the House of […]

Obama issues halfhearted apology to those losing health insurance

Obama issues halfhearted apology to those losing health insurance

A less-than-contrite President Barack Obama Thursday issued a halfhearted apology to millions of Americans who has lost health insurance after he assured them they would not under his healthcare “reform” plan. Obama repeatedly claimed any American with insurance could keep their plan. Now he is claiming he will find fixes that “might” allow people to […]

Senators to Obama: Delay parts of troubled healthcare law

Senators to Obama: Delay parts of troubled healthcare law

Demands for President Barack Obama to delay parts of implementation of his troubled healthcare “reform” law are increasing and a lot of the insistence and anger is coming from his fellow Democrats. Concerned Senate Democrats urged Obama to extend the enrollment period for his misfiring health law, during a meeting at the White House on […]

Senate Dems unload on Obama over healthcare.gov woes

Senate Dems unload on Obama over healthcare.gov woes

President Barack Obama met on Wednesday with frustrated Senate Democrats, some of whom fear the disastrous rollout of his signature healthcare law could complicate their already difficult re-election fights in 2014. The Obama administration has faced intense criticism since hundreds of thousands of people had their health insurance policies canceled because the plans do not […]

Hundreds of fixes needed for health care website

Hundreds of fixes needed for health care website

Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration’s flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a month ago and conceded, “we’re not there yet” in making all needed repairs. At the same time, she turned aside […]

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In swing state Virginia, voters narrowly rejected Republican Ken Cuccinelli‘s uncompromising, conservative approach. If there’s a lesson from Tuesday’s off-year elections, it might be that during […]

Serious security issues for Obamacare web site?

Serious security issues for Obamacare web site?

Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets. Documents show that the part of HealthCare.gov that consumers interact with directly received only a temporary six-month security certification because it had not been fully tested before […]