Poll Finds Broad Support for EPA Regulation of CO2, Even Among Repubicans

By: Monday June 2, 2014 11:49 am

In principle the American people support President Obama’s plan to use the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gases. According to a new ABC News poll, 70 percent think the federal government should limit the CO2 production of power plants and 70 percent support requiring states to set greenhouse gas limits within their borders. Even [...]

The Most Important Decision for Immigration Reform Rests With Boehner

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:49 am

The single most important development in immigration reform so far is that Speaker John Boehner (R) is open to breaking the “majority of the majority” rule on this issue. While Boehner didn’t technically endorse the idea, when pressed on it in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Boehner made sure to leave option on the table. From [...]

Obama Doesn’t Rule Out Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age in Barbara Walters Interview

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:08 am

In an interview to be broadcast this Friday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked the President about the possibility of raising the Medicare eligibility retirement age, and he did not dismiss it as unacceptable.

Lieberman and Coburn Team Up To Cut Medicare Benefits

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 7:36 am

There is no liberal plan that Sen. Joe Lieberman won’t try to scuttle. Now he is pushing cuts in Medicare as a way to reduce the deficit on the backs of elderly Americans. Hell of a guy, isn’t he?

Durbin Declares Obama Deficit Proposal Left Edge of Debate

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 12:12 pm

It seems President Obama has succeed in shifting the deficit debate dramatically to the right. The right-of-center plan Obama laid out that relies on two parts spending cuts for every one part new tax revenue has already been declared the left extreme in the debate by top senate Democrats. From ABC News: Senator Dick Durbin, [...]

Drugmaker “Slashes” Price, Pregnant Women to Be Charged Only 35 Times Previous Cost

By: Friday April 1, 2011 4:43 pm

The drugmaker KV Pharmaceuticals has decided to drop the price of a pregnancy drug after public outcry. From ABC News: Bowing to heavy pressure from the medical community and the Food and Drug Administration, KV Pharmaceuticals slashed the cost of its pricey drug to prevent premature births, Makena, today by half. KV cut the price [...]

Americans Want US to Withdraw from Afghanistan… And Expect Washington to Ignore Them

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:53 pm

Overwhelmingly, the American people think the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting, and 73 percent of the country wants us to withdraw substantial numbers of troops soon. Yet a majority of Americans, 53 percent, doubt President Obama and Congress will listen to the electorate about the war. From ABC News: Indeed, with Gen. David [...]

Monopoly with No Price Controls Leads to 15,000% Markup on Drug for High-Risk Mothers

By: Monday March 14, 2011 5:00 pm

I’ve found the absolute best way to make incredible profits is to first convince the government to grant you a monopoly (in this case through the patent system) for an essential service, and then fight to make sure the government never puts in place any form of price control over your product. The story of [...]

Support For Public Option And Employer Mandate Remains Strong

By: Tuesday November 17, 2009 8:55 am

A new ABC/Washington Post poll finds support for the overall health care reform effort working its way through Congress remains nearly evenly divided in this country. Over the past few months, public opinion has solidified, leaving Obama and the Democrats with the political challenge of enacting one of the most ambitious pieces of domestic legislation [...]

Americans Care More About Having Public Option than Gaining Snowe’s Vote

By: Monday October 19, 2009 3:43 pm

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Americans dramatically prefer a Democratic-votes-only bill with a public option compared to bipartisan bill without one: Faced with a basic strategic choice that soon may confront the administration and Democratic congressional leaders, a slim majority of Americans, 51 percent, would prefer a reform plan that included some [...]