Archive for April 27th, 2015

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A Few Truths

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Apr
15

History

President Obama meets with new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office

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Apr
15

The Power Of ObamaCare: Millions Happy With Their Health Coverage

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Steve Benen: ACA Scores Big On Customer Satisfaction

When the Affordable Care Act’s Republican critics were making all kinds of dire predictions about the inevitable “failures” of “Obamacare,” one of the charges was that American consumers will end up hating the coverage they receive through the reform law. And for those ACA detractors looking for something, anything, to bolster their contempt for the law, I’m afraid I have more bad news: Americans who received coverage through Obamacare tend to be quite pleased with the results.

Obamacare customers nationally also tended to be more satisfied with their plans bought in 2014 than people who primarily have traditional job-based health coverage – the majority of those with insurance – the study by the J.D. Power market research company found. Politico reported back in November: “A majority of Americans give good reviews for insurance they recently acquired through government exchanges within the past year, a new poll shows. With the second round of Obamacare enrollment set to begin on Saturday, 71 percent said their coverage through the exchanges was good or excellent, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.

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27
Apr
15

Loretta Lynch: The First African-American Female Attorney General

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch’s father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch’s husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta Lynch as the 83rd Attorney General of the U.S. during a ceremony at the Justice Department

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Full video of the swearing in ceremony here

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After a five-month stall, Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week and sworn in today

Loretta Lynch speaks after being sworn in as Attorney General under a portrait of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy at the Justice Department

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Apr
15

Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

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Today

The President will attend meetings at the White House.

11:0 EDT: Vice President Joe Biden swears in Loretta Lynch as attorney general

C-Span

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Tuesday

The President will host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan for an official visit.

The President and First Lady will officially welcome Prime Minister Abe with an arrival ceremony, after which the Presidents will have a bilateral meeting and press conference.

That evening, the President and First Lady will host a State Dinner for Prime Minister Abe.

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Wednesday

The President will honor the 2015 National Teacher of the Year and finalists at the White House.

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Thursday and Friday

The President will attend meetings at the White House.

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27
Apr
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama appear with Oprah Winfrey during a taping of her television show at Harpo Studios in Chicago, April 27, 2011

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