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OK Elects Not to Expand Medicaid Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Oklahoma's bordering neighbors Arkansas and Missouri are planning to expand their Medicaid programs under new guidelines in the Affordable Care Act, making sure thousands more of their residents have health insurance.
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Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute

Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute
All eyes are on Michigan this week. The Obama administration told labor leaders that the president will be weighing in on the right-to-work fight in his speech.
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Obama Prepares for GOP Debt Ceiling Fight

The Republicans are losing the fiscal cliff tax battle but believe they'll have the upper hand in the debt ceiling fight. Sources say that Obama is anticipating this..
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The Fiscal Cliff Grand Betrayal


With the election behind us, President Obama and the lame-duck Congress return to Washington to face a fiscal showdown, occasioned by automatic tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in after the first of the year.
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Obama Fills Three Federal Bench Vacancies

In Pennsylvania, Judicial and school board candidates can cross file and run for office in both major parties. Jeffrey Schmehl did this when he ran for Common Pleas Court and won on the Democratic side. Thus he was the Democratic candidate even though he was actually a Republican. Such are the quirks of politics in Pennsylvania. I'm curious, though, why a Democratic President nominated him to the federal bench.
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The Changing Working Class

In the old progressive narrative of American culture, everyone would do better over time. The son of a miner with an 8th grade education would graduate from high school, and even if he got an industrial job, stronger unions and general prosperity would mean that he worked fewer hours than his father and earned enough to buy a small house.
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Real Romney Blames Obama 'Gifts'

Mitt Romney refuses to accept responsibility for his election loss.
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Crazy Right Wingers Want Their States to Secede

Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, Mississippi, New York. North Carolina, Missouri, Oregon, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, South Carolina, and Florida. Those are the states whom, so far, have had someone file a "We the People" petition to secede from the United States of America in response to Obama winning the 2012 Presidential election. Texas is the only one to reach the 28,000 signatures needed to warrant a response from the Obama administration and Governor Rick Perry has weighed in.
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AFL-CIO president to Lame Duck Congress: Fair Taxes, No Cuts

After a hard-fought and divisive election year, it’s time to rebuild America’s middle class — but to do it we need to make sure the lessons from this campaign stick.
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Obama Ad: Don’t be Fooled by the 'New' Mitt Romney

In this ad for President Obama, people were asked to read allowed Mitt Romney's quotes on such hot button issues as women's rights, tax cuts, and health insurance from various points in the election and in one case over the course of a single day.  The people also speculated on which position may actually be his "real" position and what would cause a candidate to vary his positions so widely.
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