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News Briefing for Tuesday, April 7

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he said during his gubernatorial campaign that “we as conservatives should oppose” federal ethanol requirements. But at the Iowa Ag Summit this month, he said he was “willing to go forward” with federal standards. Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin asked Walker why he switched his position. Walker said his position was consistent, ...

News Briefing for Friday, February 20th, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Co-Ops: A Bigger Scandal Than Solyndra? “The decline and bankruptcy of insurance co-ops conceived by Obamacare is being trumpeted as another emblem of the law’s many failures. But the fiasco speaks to a much more parochial flaw that animates progressive PGR -0.15% views on healthcare. The co-ops aren’t dying only because they were hastily constructed, or poorly managed. Their disaster is far more willful and deliberate. They meant to lose money. Last year, the co-ops made a big bet. While private plans were raising their premiums for the second year of Obamacare, the co-ops proposed sharp cuts. Liberal policy makers ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent Covering pre-existing conditions and ‘essential benefits’ raising insurance plan costs “The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a newly released study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent. Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in government subsidies, and women having their ...

News Briefing for September 13

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE:   Americans Still Think Obamacare’s Hurting The Country “Most of Obamacare has kicked in already and Americans still overwhelmingly think that it’s hurting the country more than it’s helping, according to a Pew poll published Friday.  Forty-five percent think the health-care law has had a mostly negative effect on the country as a whole, Pew found. Another 18 percent think it hasn’t done much at all. That leaves just a third of respondents that believe Obamacare’s doing mostly good. That pessimistic view of the law has actually grown since Obamacare ...