Posts Tagged ‘governor

20
Oct
17

If Only…

19
Oct
17

Our President Is Back!

Here Too

25
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (R) greets US President Barack Obama after introducing him at a fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington

US President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee (L) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves after speaking at a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Governor Jay Inslee waves with US President Barack Obama after introducing him at a fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

19
Feb
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pay their respects to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in front of his casket, in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association while Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett listen, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House

President Barack Obama, center speaks to media during the Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Seated clockwise from lower right, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier García Padilla, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Jerry Abramson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice President Joe Biden, the president, Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, David Simas, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett speaks during a Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Carrying a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees, U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward the residence of the White House in Washington February 19, 2016. This weekend, Obama is expected to review material his team has prepared for him on a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Carrying a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees, President Barack Obama walks toward the residence of the White House

U.S. President Barack Obama carries a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees as he walks towards the residence of the White House in Washington February 19, 2016. This weekend, Obama is expected to review material his team has prepared for him on a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

09
Oct
15

The President’s Day

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Arriving in Roseburg, Oregon

President Obama is greeted by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

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President Obama signs some remembrances after greeting families of the victims in the mass school shooting in Roseburg, Oregon (Photo by Pete Souza)
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Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich and Oregon Governor Kate Brown listen while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after meeting with the families of the Umpqua College shooting victims in Roseburg, Oregon

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President Barack Obama greets a small group of people on his arrival Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at King County Airport in Seattle. Obama was in town to attend a pair of fundraisers, following a stop Roseburg, Ore., where he visited families of victims of the shooting rampage there last week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

President Barack Obama and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee embrace during Obama's arrival at King County International Airport in Seattle, Wash., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Obama is scheduled to attend a democratic fundraiser event with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. He's is also attending fundraisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles as part of a four-day West Coast tour. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee embrace

President Barack Obama carries a child as he greets people on the tarmac upon his arrival at King County International Airport in Seattle, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Obama is scheduled to attend a democratic fundraiser event with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. He's is also attending fundraisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles as part of a four-day West Coast tour. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama carries a child as he greets people on the tarmac upon his arrival at King County International Airport in Seattle. President Obama is scheduled to attend a democratic fundraiser event with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. He’s is also attending fundraisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles as part of a four-day West Coast tour

President Obama meets baby Stella Hakam during his arrival at King County International Airport/Boeing Field in Seattle

President Barack Obama greets guests on the tarmac following his arrival at King County International Airport in Seattle, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Obama is scheduled to attend a democratic fundraiser event with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. He's is also attending fundraisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles as part of a four-day West Coast tour. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama waves after greeting a few supporters on his arrival Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at King County Airport in Seattle. Obama was in town to attend a pair of fundraisers, following a stop Roseburg, Ore., where he visited families of victims of the shooting rampage there last week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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President Obama with Sen. Patty Murray during a Democratic fundraiser in Seattle

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Leaving Seattle for San Francisco

18
Dec
14

A Tweet Or Two

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As Stephen Colbert says goodbye to one chapter tonight, we remember that beautiful moment he shed a tear on November 4, 2008 when Senator Obama became President Obama.

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10
Oct
14

A Tweet Or Two

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28
Jul
14

ObamaCare Works – And Kentucky Is Proof

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LEO Weekly: Medicaid Expansion Leads To Booming Reimbursements, Plunging Uninsured Rate In Kentucky

Kentucky’s Department of Medicaid Services has also provided this map that shows how the uninsured rate has plummeted within each county since 2012, assuming that 75 percent of Kynect enrollees did not previously have insurance (as indicated in their Kynect application): While this drop is staggering through the state, it is most pronounced in the four eastern Kentucky counties of Harlan, Letcher, Leslie and Perry, who went from 17-20 percent uninsured to less than 5 percent. These four counties went from some of the highest uninsured rates to the lowest in the entire state. Thanks, Obama.

While rural hospitals in Kentucky still face unique challenges that must be addressed, including how well Medicaid managed care is able to meet the increased demand for providers, the rosy estimates given by Gov. Beshear last year on the effects of embracing the Affordable Care Act appear to be coming to fruition. The question still remains whether Kentucky’s legislature will decide to continue these efforts next year, or whether a possible new Republican majority in the state House will decide to roll back the clock.

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Mary Meehan: Affordable Care Act Refunds Due From Four Kentucky Insurers

Kentucky families will receive $6.2 million in refunds, an average of $43 per family, under a provision of the Affordable Care Act known as the 80/20 rule. The refunds announced Thursday by the federal government are the result of the rule requiring insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the money paid in premiums on patient care. If the companies don’t reach that amount with spending on bonuses or red tape, it must be refunded to their customers.

According to a news release from the federal Department of Health & Human Services, consumers nationwide will receive $330 million. Four Kentucky health insurance plans will refund money. Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky had by far the largest refund at $4.4 million. Humana Health Plan was at $766,295, Golden Rule Insurance Co., $342,336, and Time Insurance Co., $333,096.

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08
Jul
14

The President Plays Pool

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Doug Mills: President Obama has a beer and shoots pool with Gov. Hickenlooper at the Wynkoop Brewing Company Bar.

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Doug Mills: Obama has a beer with Gov. Hickenlooper at the Wynkook Brewing Company bar in Denver.

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21
Jun
14

Governor O’Malley at the Iowa Democratic Party’s state convention

 Gov. Martin O’Malley at today’s Iowa Democratic Party’s state convention – excerpts:

…. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of the cynicism. I’ve had enough of the apathy. I’ve had enough of us giving in to self-pity, small solutions and low expectations of one another.

Let’s remember who we are.

For 235 years, we have been the country that thrilled the world – and led the world – over and over again, in large part, by making ourselves stronger at home.

Don’t you think it’s time to do it again?

The patriots who made America great – did not pray for their president to fail, they prayed for their president to succeed.

Our founders didn’t belittle science and learning; they aspired to it.

They didn’t appeal to America’s fears; they inspired American courage.

And they would never — ever — abandon the war on poverty in order to declare a war on women,… a war on workers,… a war on immigrants,… a war on the sick,… and a war on hungry children.

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America is the greatest job-generating, opportunity-expanding nation ever created in the history of the free world.

But America cannot serve our children’s needs if our Republican brothers and sisters in Congress keep shutting us down and selling us short.

As Democrats – as Americans – we have an urgent responsibility today.

It’s about jobs.

It’s about a stronger middle class.

And it’s about giving our children a better future now.

The truth is, after Hoover, America needed Roosevelt. After Eisenhower, we needed Kennedy. After Reagan, we needed Clinton…

And after eight miserable years of George W. Bush, America needed Barack Obama.

No President since FDR inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses, as many wars, or as large a deficit as President Obama.

Thanks to his leadership – and to the leadership of Sen. Harkin and Congressional Democrats – America is moving forward again.

This month – our 51st month in a row of positive private sector job growth – the United States created 217,000 new jobs.

Job growth exceeded 200,000 for the fourth straight month last month, and businesses have now added over a million jobs so far this year.

But urgent work remains to be done.

And the cynical few who have hacked our democracy are digging in.

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