Posts Tagged ‘democratic

03
Jun
13

This and That

Text of the President’s remarks here

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mentalhealth.gov

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Supporters engulf Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) during a rally at the Xcel Energy Center June 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination following primaries in South Dakota and Montana

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Michael Cohen (The Guardian): What makes the Republican position on Medicaid expansion truly sick – In their ideological vendetta against Obamacare, red states seem more willing to let low-income people die than get healthcare

If you want to get a sense of the enfeebled and wanton state of the modern Republican party, there really is no better place to start than on the issue of Medicaid, the federal program that provides healthcare coverage for the poor.

In a desperate effort to undermine the law they hate, Obamacare, Republican governors and state legislatures in half the states have either rejected or intend to reject a key part of the president’s signature domestic initiative – namely, billions in federal dollars to extend Medicaid coverage to their poorest citizens. While Republicans argue they are acting out of high-minded fiscal rectitude, the reality speaks to something else altogether – petulance and hyper-partisanship.

…. Republicans are searching for ways to rehabilitate their image. It ain’t gonna be easy so long as they operate as though saving money – and keeping their ideological purity intact – is more important than reducing suffering and saving lives.

Full post here

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Jonathan Cohn (New Republic): If you want to know why we can’t have an honest debate about Obamacare, all you have to do is pay attention to some recent news from California – and the way a highly distorted version of it, by one irresponsible writer, has rippled through the conservative press.

More here

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07
Feb
13

President Obama Speaks at House Democratic Issues Conference

Text of remarks here

President Obama arrives to make remarks to the House Democratic Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort in Virginia, February 7

07
Feb
13

Heads Up: President Obama at the House Democratic Issues Conference

White House live (audio only) * C-Span * CBS * CNN

14
Sep
12

Michelle

Fredericksburg, September 13 (Han Nguyen for Obama for America)

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Thank you Rita!

12
Sep
12

Heads Up: President Obama in Nevada

President Obama arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept 12

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8:20 ET President Obama speaks with campaign volunteers

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9:10 ET: The President delivers remarks at the Cashman Center, Las Vegas

C-Span * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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