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Health Care Deadline Looms: How States Are Setting Up the Exchanges
All of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," doesn't go into effect until 2014, but states are required to set up their own health care exchanges or leave it to the federal government to step in by next year. The deadline for the governors' decisions is Friday. The health insurance
A Second Chance For Obama, The End Of The Road For Romney (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: HOW OBAMA WON — A TIE ON THE ECONOMY, A WIN FOR OBAMA ON EMPATHY: After a year of wrangling over who’s better suited to handle the economy and who appreciates the concerns of most Americans,...
What Happened to the Tea Party (and the Blue Dogs?)
Some of the Republican Party‘s most controversial House members are clinging to narrow leads in races where only a few votes are left to count. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus, led by almost 2,300 votes with 84 percent of precincts...
Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Inspires Creative Vitriol
Responses to the Supreme Court's upholding the Affordable Care Act ranged across the board, but some of them stuck out, whether they came from conservatives or liberals. From unbridled excitement to full-on condemnation, here are some of the most pointed, gut-reaction comments on the decision:
Protesters Collide Outside Supreme Court
The space just outside the Supreme Court morphed into a figurative battlefield this afternoon as Tea Party forces rallied and confronted Obamacare supporters with screams, personal attacks and provocative signs. The argument erupted in the middle of the de facto no-man’s land that had formed...
Ron Paul Wins 2011 Values Voter Straw Poll, Herman Cain Takes Second Place
From Michael Falcone and Amy Bingham: Values voters love Ron Paul. The Texas congressman and presidential candidate who remains in the single digits in most national polls emerged as the choice of 37 percent of those who cast ballots at the annual Values Voter Summit...
Race on to get debt plans in form for vote
House and Senate leaders were scrambling Wednesday to put their separate debt-limit proposals into a form that colleagues could actually vote on — even as questions emerged about whether there was enough time to pass a compromise. The White House said Aug. 2 remains the deadline to raise the debt
Not Room Enough For The Both Of Them?: Pawlenty And Bachmann Spar Over Iowa (The Note)
As the debt ceiling debate continues to rage in Washington, another 2012 battle is brewing in Iowa. Over the weekend, the presidential campaigns of Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty engaged in the first real skirmish of the GOP primary.
Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Emerge As 2012's Fragile Front-Runners (The Note)
It’s good to be from Boston today.The Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in nearly 40 years, the Red Sox are in first place and Mitt Romney has cemented himself as the clear frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Mike Huckabee Exits Republican Presidential Race
Count former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee out of the 2012 presidential race . "All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee said tonight. "My answer is clear and firm, I will not seek the Republican nomination for president this year." After more than a day of will-he-or-won't-he