The White House’s unlikely ally at the Supreme Court

MSNBC ~ Rachel Maddow Show In recent years, one group has had more success at the Supreme Court than any other. It’s not Republicans. It’s also not conservatives, per se. It’s not the NRA, the Koch brothers, or the religious right movement. It’s the Chamber of Commerce. In Justice John Roberts’ court, there’s been a… More The White House’s unlikely ally at the Supreme Court

Rick Scott Pays $360 a Year for State Health Insurance

Governor  Voldemort is at it again… Mother Jones Florida’s anti-Obamacare governor and his tea party allies in the Legislature pay less for state-funded health insurance than janitors, cops, or teachers. Last year, political neophyte Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money to bring the tea party’s anti-government, pro-privatization agenda to the Florida governor’s… More Rick Scott Pays $360 a Year for State Health Insurance

Rep. Anthony Weiner Calls On Republicans to Defund Their Own Health Care Plans

Crooks & Liars Since as Rachel Maddow noted on her show [last night], John Boehner decided to allow open debate and endless amendments during the House debate on the budget, we got to see Anthony Weiner giving this speech. Rep. Weiner asked the House Republicans to defund their own health care plans since they don’t… More Rep. Anthony Weiner Calls On Republicans to Defund Their Own Health Care Plans

Full repeal of health care law fails in the Senate

Can I laugh now or later? Politico Republican efforts to repeal the health care reform law died a quick death in the Senate Wednesday, with a united Democratic caucus voting down a GOP repeal bill that cleared the House last month. A procedural vote ended the repeal effort, 47-51, as expected. Democrats framed the Republican… More Full repeal of health care law fails in the Senate

Obama Ridicules Conservative Disinformation On Health Reform: ‘Granny Is Safe!’

The GOP and their lies about health care reform should be ridiculed at every turn… Think Progress The conservative campaign against President Obama’s health care reform law has been built around baseless distortions and fabrications about the policy, such as its mythical “death panels” that would “pull the plug on grandma,” the false claim that… More Obama Ridicules Conservative Disinformation On Health Reform: ‘Granny Is Safe!’

VIDEO: House Republicans Explain Why They Won’t Give Up Their Own Government-Sponsored Health Care

Republicans in Congress are not only using government-sponsored health care, they are whining about having to wait for it.  Yet, they want to repeal it for everyone else.  Hypocrisy at its worse, in my opinion… Think Progress With the Republican legislative agenda increasingly focused on repealing health care reform, many observers are beginning to question whether… More VIDEO: House Republicans Explain Why They Won’t Give Up Their Own Government-Sponsored Health Care

“Government Takeover” of Health Care Called “Lie of the Year”

CBS News’ Political Hotsheet The claim that the health care overhaul bill reflects a “government takeover of healthcare” has won the “lie of the year” award from the fact-checking website Politifact.com.  The Pulitzer Prize winning website, which is associated with the St. Petersburg Times, noted in announcing the award that “it is inaccurate to call… More “Government Takeover” of Health Care Called “Lie of the Year”