Saturday , 1 November 2014

Politics

If You Thought the Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act Were Over, You'd Be Wrong

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — You thought the battles over Obamacare were over after the nail-biting 2012 decision by the Supreme Court upholding a core provision of the law, right? Wrong. In fact, the justices are meeting behind closed doors Friday to discuss a different challenge to the law that could, ultimately, be fatal to the future of the Affordable Care Act. This ... Read More »

Rand Paul Has More Harsh Words for His Own Party

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Senator Rand Paul said Thursday, “The Republican Party brand sucks.” The comment is extreme even for the Kentucky Republican who has complained publicly that his party has done a poor job trying to be more inclusive of those who traditionally vote for Democrats. During his visit to suburban Detroit, Paul, who is likely running for the ... Read More »

Michael Jordan Says What He Really Thinks About Obama's Golf Game

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David Cannon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama has often been slammed by the GOP for spending more time on the golf course than he does trying to solve the nation’s problems. However, a new critic has joined the mix but only to add his two cents about the president’s golf game. Former NBA superstar Michael Jordan, now owner of the ... Read More »

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey Explain Support for 21-Day Quarantine for Troops

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US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Safety concerns prompted the decision to put in place a 21-day quarantine for American troops serving in the Ebola mission in West Africa, top Pentagon officials said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that he and the other Joint Chiefs of Staff believe a quarantine makes sense for the 4,000 ... Read More »

Politicians Remember Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Say City Better Because of Him

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Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — After former Boston Mayor Tom Menino passed away on Thursday, politicians locally and nationally remembered him fondly. Describing Menino’s, “sheer determination and unmatched work ethic,” current Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said that Menino, “took a city that is not as big in size as we are in stature and put ... Read More »

Check Out the Most Expensive House and Senate Races

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Elections are getting more expensive by the year. The 2014 congressional elections, though seemingly less intense and animated than their recent wave-election predecessors in 2006 and 2010, are on pace to cost more than any midterm elections ever. The 2014 House and Senate races will cost at least $3.67 billion, more than the $2.9 billion spent on House ... Read More »

Obama’s Former 'Field General' Sees Even Odds to Hold Senate

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ABC News/Yahoo! News(WASHINGTON) — With just days to go before midterm elections, President Obama’s former 2012 battleground states director Mitch Stewart says he believes Democrats have a 50-50 shot at holding onto control of the Senate. “I tend to be an optimist under these circumstances,” Stewart, the co-founder of 270 Strategies consulting group, told ABC News/Yahoo! News. “I know the ... Read More »