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"Paul Ryan’s Glossy New Poverty Plan": Not Much Doubt What The Effect On Poor People Will Be

Every year or so Paul Ryan comes up with a glossy new plan to deal with poverty or spending on social programs. The plans never go anywhere, but they’re not really intended to: They’re designed to make the Republican Party (and Mr. 611 more words

Affordable Care Act

"A Collective GOP Orgasm": Today's Conservative Obamacare Baloney Debunked

If you were perusing the conservative twitter-sphere this morning, you would have witnessed a kind of collective orgasm, as it was discovered that back in 2012, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber gave a talk to a small group in which he… 813 more words

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"A Partisan Axe To Grind": An 'Unfortunate Political Stunt' Goes Awry

Earlier this year, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) thought he’d come up with a great idea: he’d file a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act in the hopes of making coverage more expensive for Capitol Hill staff. 641 more words

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"Judicial Neutrality Is Nothing But A Farce": The Latest ObamaCare Decision Makes It Official, We Need More Liberal Judges

After the passage of ObamaCare in 2010, dozens of conservative wonks, activists, and lawyers began poring over the text of the law, trying to find some legal foothold to overthrow as much of it as possible. 634 more words

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"The Limited Role Of The Courts": Why Obamacare Probably Isn’t Doomed

The Affordable Care Act took a potentially serious hit today when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rule that extended the law’s health-care subsidies to residents of the  three-dozen states where the federal government runs a health insurance exchange. 527 more words

Congress

"It’s Not A Game, It’s People’s Lives": What Today’s Obamacare Ruling Reveals About The GOP

Today in a two-to-one decision a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered Republicans perhaps their biggest victory yet in their ongoing legal battle to destroy the Affordable Care Act. 705 more words

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