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News Briefing for Friday, January 30, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: It's Time to Pass the Lee Balanced Budget Amendment (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) “With the president’s recent lawlessness on executive amnesty and GOP efforts to beat it back, it’s easy to forget that just three and a half years ago, we were on the cusp of a grand bargain. President Barack Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner would tackle a range of ever-present fiscal crises, everyone would make tough concessions, and the nation would be on sound fiscal footing for a generation. Alas, it was not to be. In a rare moment of fortitude, the speaker wouldn’t go along with the massive tax increases the president wanted. ...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 29, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: McCaul border bill is not enough to stand up to Obama (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) “During the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans across the country campaigned hard on opposing executive amnesty by President Obama, and securing the country’s borders.  The president famously intoned that “every single one” of his policies was on the ballot; the voters took heed and rewarded Republicans with historic majorities. The GOP now has a chance to make good on its pledges. Unfortunately, the current Republican “border security” bill is not the vehicle for them to show that they’re serious. With the misleading title ...

News Briefing for Friday, January 2, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare PR push goes silent “Health care reform advocates who struggled for decades to pass Obamacare left the job half-undone. They failed to sell it. They also underestimated the unrelenting intensity and duration of the opposition that makes the law so vulnerable to legislative and legal challenges even now, nearly five years after its passage. The White House and its allies are trying fresh messaging strategies for 2015 enrollment, including a lower-key sales pitch and narratives from real people who are happy with their coverage. Those success stories didn’t exist before coverage began one year ago. Yet the messaging missteps ...

TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Udall's Focus on Reproductive Rights Heckled by Member of His Own Party A top Colorado Democratic donor has had enough of Sen. Mark Udall's campaign focus on women's reproductive rights. As Udall (D-Colo.) delivered a line on the issue in his stump speech Sunday during the final hours of a tight campaign against Republican challenger Cory Gardner, a heckler interrupted by shouting: "That's not the only thing you stand for!” You gotta check out which big-shot Dem donor was heckling Udall - and not just once! http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/03/politics/udall-heckler-colorado/   Michelle Nunn Again Refuses to Say If She Would Have Voted ...

News Briefing for Friday, October 31, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Poll: Americans Think Obama Admin’s Playing Politics By Delaying Obamacare Sign-ups Until After Election “A large majority of Americans are calling out the Obama administration’s decision last year to delay Obamacare enrollment until after midterm elections as an overtly political move, according to a new poll from nonpartisan health research firm HealthPocket.  Close to a year ago, the Obama administration pushed back the start date for Obamacare’s open enrollment period by one month, from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, conveniently after the midterm elections next week. The public — liberals and conservatives alike — aren’t ...

News Briefing for Thursday, October 30, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Death spiral? Short-term health plans grow as cheap alternative to ObamaCare “A fast-growing, short-term alternative to ObamaCare that allows customers to get cheap, one-year policies could put the government-subsidized plan into a death spiral. The plans, the only ones allowed for sale outside of ObamaCare exchanges, generally cost less than half of what similar ObamaCare policies cost, and are increasing in popularity as uninsured Americans learn they are required to get health coverage. The catch -- that the policies only last for a year -- is not much of a deterrent, given that customers can always sign up for ObamaCare if ...

News Briefing for October 25, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Mass Obamacare cancellations, part 2 “In fall 2013, there was a political firestorm after millions of Americans were told their individual 2014 health insurance policies would be canceled because they didn’t provide the full range of coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act. This prompted President Obama to unilaterally delay by one year the requirement that individual health plans be compliant with Obamacare. Most states — but not California — went along with this decision. That year is nearly up, and the White House has ruled out another delay. Otherwise, the administration is waiting until after the Nov. 4 elections to ...

News Briefing for October 18, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/us/unable-to-meet-the-deductible-or-the-doctor.html?src=twr   ObamaCare Bronze Plan Premiums To Jump 14% In 2015 “ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment begins next month. An examination of next year's rates in the biggest city in 15 states and Washington, D.C., reveals that the cost of the cheapest bronze plan will jump an average of 13.9% for 40-year-old non-smokers earning 225% of the poverty level ($26,260). In Seattle, the cost of the cheapest bronze ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election States with key Senate races face double-digit premium hikes http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/14/obamacare-website-wont-reveal-insurance-costs-for-/ Admin Won’t Release Final HealthCare.gov Premiums Until After Elections http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/09/admin-wont-release-final-healthcare-gov-premiums-until-after-elections/?advD=1248,1626424   Karl to Earnest: Why Do People Have To Wait Until After Election To See New Obamacare Premiums? “JOHN KARL, ABC NEWS: The enrollment period for Obamacare is going to be ...

News Briefing for Thursday, October 9, 2014

HEALTHCARE: More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare “More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare in the coming weeks, affecting thousands of people just before the midterm elections. "It looks like several hundred thousand people across the country will receive notices in the coming days and weeks," said Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. The policies are being canceled because states that initially granted a reprieve at the request of President Obama are no longer willing to do so. In coming weeks, 13 states and the ...