ACA Beats Expectations But Still Not A Finished Productespite multiple repeal efforts, tens of millions of dollars spent in campaign ads against it, and an entire party building its policy on getting rid of it, the Affordable Care Act has managed to do two things, survive and thrive.
Boehner Blasts Conservatives As Tea Party Hits New Low With VotersSenator Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott rode to office on the tea party wave in 2010, but Americans appear to be tiring of the ideological rigidity of the tea party. However, that doesn’t meant their power is waning in Congress.
Rubio's Government Shutdown Plan Splitting GOPThe plan originally hatched by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Utah Senator Mike Lee to either shutdown the government or default on the debt limit if the Affordable Care Act isn’t defunded is fracturing the Republican Party ahead of key fiscal deadlines.
GOP Targets Debt Limit To Force Health Care ShutdownFlorida Senator Marco Rubio’s original plan to force a government shutdown to stop the Affordable Care Act is fizzling; but another, more dangerous tactic is starting to take shape amongst Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Garcia Fires Back At Rep. King Over Immigration CommentsSouth Florida Congressman Joe Garcia took aim at Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) Tuesday after the Iowan said most undocumented immigrants were smuggling drugs into the country.
Immigration Reform Splitting GOPImmigration reform has been one of the hot-button topics for politicians in the last few years. As the Senate passed its version of immigration reform last week, all attention now turns to the House of Representatives and the rift developing in the Republican Party.
Immigration Reform Overwhelmingly Passes SenateThe Democratic-controlled United States Senate overwhelmingly passed an immigration reform bill Thursday that could impact more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. But, the massive reform may never get to President Barack Obama’s desk.
Austerity Arrives With SequestrationSequestration day has arrived in Washington, D.C. and by 11:59 Friday night, the White House will be forced to order across-the-board, indiscriminate budget cuts in European-style austerity that could plunge the United States back into recession.
Payroll Tax Likely To Rise After Fiscal CliffWhile much of the focus with the ongoing austerity crisis on Capitol Hill has been overall tax rates, both President Barack Obama and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner have agreed on one tax principle: ending the payroll tax holiday.
Poll: Voters Losing Hope For Deal Over Austerity CrisisPresident Barack Obama cut his vacation short Wednesday and returned to Washington to continue negotiations on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff. But, even with that move, a growing number of Americans believe no deal will be reached and the blame is falling on the GOP.
House Holding 31st Symbolic Vote To Repeal Health Care LawFor the 31st in 18 months, U.S. House Republicans will hold another symbolic vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Student Loan Debate May Determine Presidential Youth VoteMillions of students like the University of Miami's Joseph LeDonne could graduate with even more debt if Congress allows the interest rate on federal student loans to double on July 1st.