Administration Will Probably Delay Individual Mandate for a Few Months, Just Don’t Call it a Delay

By: Monday October 21, 2013 11:24 am

At issue is the fact that open enrollment doesn’t end until March 31st but if you don’t sign up for insurance by February 15th you will be hit with the individual mandate penalty. This means you can sign up for insurance during the open enrollment period and still be penalized for not getting insurance soon enough.

For Obama, Medicare Age Increase Off the Table, But Chained-CPI Still On

By: Monday February 11, 2013 11:54 am

Both the upcoming sequestration cuts and the end of the current continuing resolution will give President Obama another chance to push for a grand bargain.  Thus the administration is laying out what it will and will not consider as part of a “balanced approached.” Apparently the pushback against raising the Medicare eligibility age was strong [...]

Obama Really Wants to Play Debt Ceiling Chicken

By: Monday January 14, 2013 7:19 am

Obama doesn’t want to get around the debt ceiling, he wants to beat the Republicans on it. Obama seems to believe he can win at a game of chicken, despite his rather abysmal track record so far.

Timing of Obama’s Speech: Incompetence or Pettiness?

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 11:50 am

[Update II - Obama compromised and will deliver his speech on September 8th.] President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress to address them on the issue of jobs creation. The time he chose for this speech is September 7th at 8 pm, which happens to be the exact same time as the next [...]

Saving Lives We Count the Cost, In Taking Them Cost is No Object

By: Tuesday June 7, 2011 7:49 am

When deciding how to move forward with our roughly $100 billion a year war in Afghanistan, President Obama apparently didn’t even take into consideration the issue of cost at least according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
Apparently the position of our government that when it comes to saving the lives of regular Americans it will only be done if it can done on a tight budget but when it comes to killing foreign people cost is no obj

Did Daley Force Gibbs Out?

By: Friday January 7, 2011 9:01 am

Toby Harnden at the Telegraph says John King says that Gibbs got the boot because Daley didn’t want him around. I think I was one of the first to report on the pending White House shake-up back on December 9 on MSNBC, and again on FDL on December 20. But you didn’t have to be exceptionally wired in to see that the President had lost confidence in Gibbs.

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