11.5 Million Could Theoretically Lose Access to Coverage if States Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

By: Friday July 6, 2012 8:07 am

The Supreme Court ruled that states can’t be forced to expand Medicaid with the threat of losing their current Medicaid money. This makes it easy for states to choose to opt in or opt out of the Medicaid expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act, which would expand coverage to everyone up to 138 percent [...]

And the Best Performing Ad to Save Social Security and Medicare Is…

By: Monday July 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Two of the ads did significantly better than the average, one came in right about there, and one was not performing so we stopped serving it before it actually got any clicks. That’s the great thing about online advertising — you really get a chance to see what’s working and what isn’t, and adjust your buy before you’ve sunk a lot of money into the ads.

Theses are the results:

Florida Law Enforcement Veteran Disputes George LeMieux’s Claims About Marijuana Prohibition

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 9:20 am

“I’d love to have the opportunity to meet with Senator LeMieux to help him understand that only by legalizing and regulating marijuana can we actually take control of it and thereby put the violent thugs who sell it out of business,” says Kyle Vogt, a retired military police officer who now runs a small business in Florida. He is “active in his church” and believes that “this is not a crime issue, but a health and spiritual issue.”

How To Get Rich on the Financial Services Committee

By: Thursday December 31, 2009 7:19 am

There’s no reason that members should be taking contributions from industries they regulate as members of a committee. Nor should they be on one that pays an immediate family member. Evan Bayh’s wife went around soliciting participation on boards of businesses regulated by the Senate Banking Committee when her husband was appointed. Family members are one of the principal ways that cash finds its way into the pockets of members of Congress (Tom DeLay, Tom Daschle, Chris Dodd, etc. etc.)

If a member of Congress feels the need to take donations from a particular industry, or if their family member feels a strong need to do so, the member should resign from the committee and find a different one. There are plenty of ways to serve that don’t involve such conflicts of interest.

The Great Schlep: Talk to Your Bubbe in Florida

By: Saturday September 27, 2008 11:27 am

Comedian Sarah Silverman stars in a new video, “The Great Schlep” it’s part of a campaign to encourage young Jews to go to Florida to sell their grandparents on Barack Obama. Video probably NSFW.

Second Florida Poll Shows Obama Pulling Ahead

By: Wednesday June 18, 2008 1:42 pm

Updating my earlier post on how Obama had gained the lead in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to Quinnipiac, we now have corroboration in Florida in the form of an American Research Group poll that has Obama up 49%-44% with 7% undecided.

Mylanta, get thyself over to The McCain Campaign.

Obama Pulls Ahead In Key Swing States: Ohio, Pennsvlvania And Florida

By: Wednesday June 18, 2008 9:49 am

Great analysis of the situation at FiveThirtyEight:

That is almost exactly where we have Barack Obama’s numbers after a series of new polls from Quinnipiac. In Pennsylvania, Obama leads by 12 points — up from 6 last month. His Ohio lead is 6 points — he had trailed McCain by 4 points before.

Will Lanny Davis Ever Go Away And Stop Offering Silly Democratic Primary “Solutions”?

By: Wednesday May 28, 2008 5:52 am

Among a cast of extraordinarily unlikeable characters the Clinton Campaign has thrust onto our tv sets during this campaign, including the odious Mark Penn, Lanny Davis has been without equal when it comes to a willingness to abandon even the faintest hint of intellectual consistency.

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