Barack Obama

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 […]

A push in Congress to restore Obama’s health care pledge

A push in Congress to restore Obama’s health care pledge

Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama’s long-ago pledge that anyone liking their coverage will be allowed to keep it under the nation’s controversial new law. The result is a stern new challenge for the White […]

Obama’s drop in public approval may be irreversible

Obama’s drop in public approval may be irreversible

Insiders say it is hard for the President to accept, but Barack Obama’s personal appeal and public approval ratings aren’t what they once were. In his first term, Obama’s personal favorability ratings gave him protection from the economic recession, bruising confrontations with Congressional Republicans and re-election prospects that seemed questionable until Republicans put up a […]

Nevada GOP Senator gives major boost to gay rights bill

Nevada GOP Senator gives major boost to gay rights bill

Proponents of a gay rights bill gained crucial support in the Senate on Monday as a Nevada Republican announced he backed the measure because “discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstance.” Hours before a test vote, Sen. Dean Heller expressed his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, joining all 55 members of the Democratic […]

Obama campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia

Obama campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia

In  a closely-watched race that many believe showcases the decline of the tea party-backed Republican party, President Barack Obama is lending his political heft to Terry McAuliffe‘s campaign for Virginia governor while Republican Ken Cuccinelli is flying from airport to airport in search of votes. McAuliffe continues to hold a comfortable lead in most polls […]

Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

President Barack Obama has told so many lies about his questionable health care “reform” that most who track such falsehoods have lost count. But one of his biggest lies was his repeated promise that any American who currently has health insurance could keep their plans if they wanted and nothing would change. That claim was […]