First Thoughts: Health-care battle continues

Health care battle continues… OFA releases new TV ad trying to boost the health law’s popularity, while GOP politicians try to chart a course on how to roll back the law… Gingrich: GOP can’t just be against Obamacare… Violence in Egypt represents foreign-policy disaster for U.S… The sequester’s impact on science funding… And the latest […]

Partisan Gridlock Thwarts Effort to Alter Health Law

Speaking to Democrats, he puts on his empathy hat: The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. Its goal of universal insurance coverage is laudable, but its unintended consequences will hurt the cause. Almost no law as sprawling and consequential as the Affordable Care Act has passed without changes — significant structural changes […]

Obama to promote jobs, health care plan – USA Today

President Obama(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) President Obama will spend the rest of the week on two issues that largely define his years in office: jobs and health care. Obama will board Air Force One on Thursday for a flight to Austin, where he will kick off a series of “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity […]

Portman Inspires Other Republicans to Stop Speaking to Their Children

Skip to content Subscribe to The New Yorker The New Yorker Online Only WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The decision of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to support same-sex marriage after learning that his son was gay has inspired hundreds of other Republican lawmakers to stop speaking to their children immediately, G.O.P. leaders confirmed today. “I have gathered […]

Moral Obligation Coupons

Don’t like a gold silver option? Here’s a functionally homogeneous alternative: have a Treasury sell pieces of paper labeled “moral requirement coupons”, that announce a goal of a supervision to redeem these coupons during face value in one year. It should be clearly settled on a coupons that a supervision has no, repeat no, authorised […]