Congratulations Congressman Ashford
Nearly a half-million people chose health plans through HealthCare.gov during the first week of the new open-enrollment period in the online insurance marketplace, federal health officials announced Wednesday. Read full article >>
One of the things you can count on from Republicans are apocalyptic predictions of what will supposedly occur if some measure supported by a Democratic President should be enacted into law by the Congress. We certainly got one of the most apocalyptic predictions of our time when Ben Sasse predicted last year that: “If the Affordable Care Act survives, America will cease to exist. ” This follows on the heels of John Boehner’s over heated 2010 prediction that passage of health reform would be “Armageddon” … Continue reading
The East Room
2:22 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Everybody, have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House. This is one of my favorite events. Once a year, we set aside this event to celebrate people who have made America stronger, and wiser, and more humane, and more beautiful with our highest civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This year we honor 18. Unfortunately, Stephen Sondheim could not be with us today. I’m going to be presenting him with this award at our 2015… Continue reading
The conventional wisdom regarding election 2014 is that the Republicans won big and the Democrats were trounced. The top line numbers certainly support that facile analysis. The Republicans did regain control of the Senate and increased their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here in Nebraska, the Republicans did win many of the contested races – winning the Governor’s mansion, winning an open U.S. Senate seat and picking up 5 legislative seats.
What that conventional wisdom leaves out is that most Republicans ran as moderates in election year 2014.… Continue reading