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|Full DC Appeals Court to hear ACA Subsidies case
The full DC Appeals court is going to rehear the Halbig subsidies case where a smaller panel ruled that federal exchanges could not award subsidies. If the full court overrules, it likely will not ...
|Get your fake conscience off my lawn
Here's an interesting link responding to Hobby Lobby's conscience exemption claim to the ACA. http://flowerhorne.com/2013/11/26/get-your-fake-conscience-objections-off-my-lawn/
|Specialty Food companies talk about Obamacare
http://www.specialtyfood.com/news-trends/featured-articles/article/specialty-food-industry-talks-affordable-care-act/ Some early criticisms on the ACA, came from fast food chains. This article ...
|German car companies pay workers more and are profitable
Posting this article here is pretty much like preaching to the choir. So do me a favor. Pass this on to your conservative friends/family (or post it to a conservative site ;) ) http://www.forbes....
|Debt Limit explained
Debt Limit Explained This is a great cartoon explanation of the debt limit. And it's short, under 3 minutes Some time, the debt limit will need to be raised again and there will be another fight. ...
|WAPO:The Problem with Budget Deals with GOP
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/02/this-is-why-obama-cant-make-a-deal-with-republicans/?tid=socialss#.UTNSmoaY-w4.reddit The question my column left open was whether ...
|Chance for another Democrat in the Senate
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/paul-broun-senate_n_2584120.html House Rep Paul Broun (GA) of "evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory" are all "lies straight from the pit of Hell."
|CA Dems get Supermajority in both State houses
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21948700/california-democrats-seize-super-majorities-both-houses-legislature CA Dems have a supermajority in both State houses. This means no unending ...
|Gaffes don't matter: The Atlantic
I wanted to point to an article in The Atlantic that says that over a longer period gaffes don't affect poll results. So while it's good to see Romney messing up, it's not a reason to lay back and ...
|Melinda Gates:Catholic women will decide on contraception themselves
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/11/melinda-gates-challenges-vatican-contraception Melinda Gates, of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a practicing Catholic. She has also come out ...
|Episcopal Church approves same sex unions
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/10/us/episcopal-same-sex-unions/index.html 78% of laypersons 76% of clergy voted for it. Another step forward in progress. "With the vote, the Episcopal Church will ...
|Waiting for O'Reily's apology
Short diary, but too good to pass up. From March 26 show of O'Reily Factor, Bill O'Reily states he will apologize for being an idiot if ACA is found constitutional. http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/...
|How to Read a Supreme Court Opinion
This is a short one. The folks at ScotusBlog have posted a guide on how to read a Supreme Court ruling. This may be very useful for non lawyers (like myself) who want to understand the Court's ...
|SCOTUS Rulings 06/18/12 Native Americans, DNA and Drug Salesman
The Supreme Court's judicial year is coming to a close and opinions will be coming out fast and furious. Opinions were announced today and more will be announced Thurday morning and finally next ...
|Change your Linkedin password Now
If you have an account on Linkedin.com, Change your password Now. Reports are that it has been hacked and 6.5 million passwords are available on cracker sites. http://www.latimes.com/business/...
|Quick Thought, Gay marriage, God and Government
Quick thought: If two people have been together for 5 years, then may be it's a sign from God that they should get married, and the government should get the heck out of their way...
|Easter Sunday always comes
Grabbed this from a blog (which grabbed part from Esquire.com). Those non-religious or anti religious may want to skip it, but then again may not. I'm not saying you can't, I'm just saying that if ...
|NPR reviews Who Christians are
http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2012/04/04/150014937/christians-who-are-the-78-percent Last week we explored whether the word Christian has come to be synonymous with conservative. It seems to ...
|Ezra Klein on whether single payer comes if ACA goes down.
Spoiler: not very likely. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/if-obamacare-is-overturned-will-that-lead-to-single-payer-and-would-that-be-a-good-thing/2012/03/29/gIQAQwypiS_blog....
|Astroturf activist may be a robot.
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/truthiness/2012/02/24/im-not-a-real-activist-but-i-play-one-on-the-internet/ Interesting article on the use of spam robots in influencing polticial discussion.
|Forbes: Single Payer is on it's way
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/02/23/single-payer-health-care-is-coming-to-america-are-we-ready/ The author writes that some form is government or government/private industry model for ...
|Komen isn't playing politics, OH WAIT IT IS
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/komen-foundation-gave-75-million-grant-penn-state Komen Foundation says they are cutting funding to Planned Parenthood because PP is under investigation, pure ...
|Think SOPA won't affect you directly ? Think again!
If you think SOPA will only affect people who post pirated movies or music, think again, SOPA could affect you if you post or quote a simple news article. How many people are fully versed in Fair ...
|Andrew Sullivan explains Obama's 3-D chess game.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/01/15/andrew-sullivan-how-obama-s-long-game-will-outsmart-his-critics.html Andrew Sullivan does a great job of addressing critiques from the right and ...
|Public Option:Not Dead Yet
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/is-the-public-option-dead-not-quite/2012/01/13/gIQADi70wP_blog.html Excellent article by Ezra Klein makes the statement that the Public Option, ...
|GOP blinking on taxes?
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-16/republicans-consider-breaking-no-tax-vow-as-deadline-looms.html We’ve never been in this spot before,” said Cornyn, who also leads his ...
|When Ronald Reagan lead a strike. How actors got residuals
Actors receive payments called residuals when shows they were in are repeated over time. This makes for some smooth income in a rather choppy business. How did they get this from the studio bosses ...
|Freep Fox News OccupyWallStreet Poll
|Transit Worker Union votes to join Occupy New York
http://www.businessinsider.com/a-massive-union-just-voted-to-side-with-the-wall-street-protesters-2011-9 Things are starting to develop right there. I have seen criticisms in the mainstream media ...
|NRA claims Obama's lack of gun laws is a conspiracy to end 2nd Amendment
http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/nra-claims-massive-obama-conspiracy-not-to-ban-guns (video at link) At CPAC, the executive VP of the NRA states that Obama NOT pursuing gun control ...
|Health Care law tweak. Biologic drugs exclusivity shortened to 7 years
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/09/19/322851/obama-tweaks-signature-health-law-in-deficit-plan-shrinks-biologics-exclusivity-window-to-7-years/ This was a minor kerfuffle when the bill was in ...
|Drag Racing: A Story
I made this story up when the banks were failing, but didn't post it until Friday as a comment. I like it as an allegory, so I decided 'what the heck' I'm publishing it as a post on it's own. Drag ...
|Millionaires must pay same percentage as middle class
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2011-09-18/obama-tax-rate/50452182/1 "President Barack Obama is expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that millionaires pay at ...
|Center vs Left or Why Obama won't make you happy
Reading Ezra Klein's article about Obama's speech tomorrow on a jobs plan makes me think people upset with him now will be no less upset tomorrow. The White House believes two things ...
|Msg to Obama critics, Change begins at the bottom
My last diary was not liked by a number of people on Daily Kos. So I'm throwing out this video by Thom Hartmann on how to change the party from the inside. If you want the Democratic party to be ...
|NY Times: Why the Left doesn't understand about Obama
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/magazine/what-the-left-doesnt-understand-about-obama.html I found this article to be insightful. I think much of dissatisfaction with Obama from the left comes ...
|Nate Silver makes case for keeping Obama
Nate Silver responds to calling for primary-ing (is this an actual verb?) Obama with another Democrat. http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/why-another-democrat-wouldnt-do-better-...
|Ezra Klein asks What Could Obama Have Done?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/what-could-obama-have-done/2011/08/12/gIQAEBYbWJ_blog.html Ezra Klein asks a compelling question on what Obama could have done during his ...
|How to disagree effectively and politely
I found this wonderfully instructive article today and, given the tone of discussion at DKos at time, I felt I needed to post it immediately. Yes the actual diary post length is short but the link ...
|New Idea:Post so you can comment
Here's an idea: Background: I have gotten progressively disillusioned about the quality of comments to news stories/op/ed pieces. Not just those on DK, but comments to stories on news sites and ...
|Update: Every Vote Counts McNerney wins by 121 votes
http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/11/ There were a bunch of close races, however I want to draw attention to Jerry McNerney vs tea partier David Harmer out in Contra Costa. With ...
|GOTV Stop Rand Paul!
I have been using the OFA web calling tool to call Kentucky and support Jack Conway over Rand Paul. The race is very close and we need as many votes as we can get. Also I have found that Kentucky ...
|Wacky: Conservative fringe denounces Norquist
http://frontpagemag.com/2010/08/23/the-ground-zero-mosque%E2%80%99s-conservative-supporter/2/ In a wacky turn of events, conservative fringe elements have denounced 'bathtub murderer' Grover ...
|GOP headquarters to build Windpower site
Michael Steele has announced that the new GOP headquarters will use a innovative wind power device to produce the electricity. The new corkscrew turbine takes advantage, not of regular horizontal ...
|Investment Adviser goes Teabag on Health Care
You would think the lying about Health Care Reform would stop now that it has been passed, but apparently not. http://seekingalpha.com/article/195858-healthcare-s-imminent-double-dip Andy Sutton, ...
|GOP votes for Cornhusker Deal and other HCR musings
So the GOP (and Demos) were outraged by the sweetheart deals in the Senate Bill. The Cornhusker Kickback was shady politics they said. But when a bill came up Sunday that would take away those shady ...
|Be Nice to Those That Hate You- It Confuses Them My Post to the Freepers
I just posted this to Free Republic. I don't know if it will actually get posted. I thought about all the things I could say, but eventually this just seemed to be the best thing to do in every ...
|Good Govt Saves Lives Chile:300 Haiti:200,000
If there was ever a starker example on how a good government and strong regulations saves lives, it is the comparison between the damage and death in Hait and Chile. Haiti's earthquake was 7.0 and ...
|If you watched Avatar, you supported Fox News
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0122802720100203?type=marketsNews News Corp's (NWSA.O) results beat expectations thanks to "Avatar" and improved advertising sales, and the company ...
|Update Kucinich and Massa vote with GOP...Again!
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll968.xml http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/11/news/economy/financial_regulatory_reform/ "The House passed legislation Friday aimed at preventing the next big ...
|Low 2.0 Health Insurers give Facebook gamers fake money to oppose Health Care Reform
Just when you think you have heard it all, there's something new. Facebook has games, they are free. You can do better in the game if you earn some 'free' game currency. Earning the currency ...
|Support Health Care Reform: Door Hangers
http://cu.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Rx_OrderDoorHanger Consumer's Union is offering to send out free door hangers to anyone who is willing to walk their neighborhoods and hand them on ...
|That Evil Darth Vader needs to go!
Darth Vader has got me really riled up this time. I mean, I didn't like him before with all the heavy breathing and force choking wisecrackers at top brass meeting, but now I find out that Darth ...
|Hey Zions Bank, You will be regulated, Deal with it.
In their current email newsletter, Zions Bank had an article complaining about the new regulations that would come with Obama's Consumer Financial Protection Agency. And asked for comments. Below ...
|No Public Options means More Socialism
So the next time some one rattles off govt takeover, tell them this. Health care costs, and especially insurance premiums need to be brought down. This is imperative and everyone can agree that ...
|Rep Pete Stark Health Care Interview
http://www.contracostatimes.com/search/ci_13240523?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com A local paper interviewed Rep Pete Stark (Fremont,CA) about health care reform and ...
|CA-17 Santa Cruz Town Hall Meeting
I went to Rep Sam Farr's 3 hour town hall meeting in Santa Cruz last night. As Santa Cruz has a well deserved reputation of being a very liberal town, one would think this meeting would be a cake ...
|Health Care and TownHalls ponderings on logic?
So I am viewing the loud protests at Town Halls with concern and sadness and wondering what can be done about them and how they will affect the process. And going through various iterations of ideas,
|What can I do for health care reform 2-3 days/week?
I have a bunch of vacation time saved up. I have done stuff for health care reform. I can do phone banking and stuff in the evening and weekends (except on the 15th! when the tea partiers come to ...
|Public Option needs a Meme
Right wingers have a simple slogan, govt out of health care even if it's wrong, it's simple. Single Payers have a simple meme, 'everyone in, no one out' also simple, easy to understand and remember.
|Defend Health Care Reform, Refute Betsy McCaughey's lies on WSJ
This is a short diary, I apologize, but I wanted to get it out. Betsy McCaughey, who was instrumental in killing the Clinton health reform, has written an OP-Ed article in the Wall Street Journal ...
|Carolyn Lochhead SF Chron reporter misleads on Health Care Reform
Carolyn Lochhead, The SF Chronicle's Washington Bureau person has a history of articles that slant slyly to the right. Her article on health care reform is no different except that it is all the ...
|LiveBlog Senate Help CMTE Markup session
http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2009/07/14/HP/R/20800/HELP+Cmte+Winds+Down+Health+Care+Markup.aspx If you are watching it and have a comment, I'm putting this diary up to comment on that. ...
|My visit with Sen Boxer's aide about health care LONG
As posted here: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/8/751468/-Meeting-with-Senators-aide,-Why-Public-Option I had a meeting with an aide for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) of Friday morning. The ...
|Meeting with Senator's aide, Why Public Option
Before the 4th of July weekend, I decided I had called plenty of Congresspeople and decided to take it up a notch. So I contacted my Senators (Boxer and Feinstein) and my Rep (Barbara Lee) and ...
|BMI is bad for determining Obesity
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s... NPR reports that BMI is severely flawed for determining obesity. One of the ...
|Healthcare and libraries and schools oh my
Conservatives and insurance companies are scared that a public plan will crowd out private insurance plans and lead to single payer. 3 examples on why that's not going to happen. After the jump.
|Problems with health care, public option and hope
I volunteered to staff a table to promote Pres Obama's health care reform this past weekend. One of our tasks was to collect health care stories. Problems that people had with the current health ...
|Virtual Congress a cure for political isolation
So one complaint about Congress is that all our representatives are in Washington DC, away from their home districts and the people who voted (hired) them and instead this bubble called Washington D....
|Ode to the HELP Committee
Sung to the tune of Help, (With Apologies to the Beatles) HELP it's Senate Commitee HELP not just any committee HELP you know it works on health care HEEELP When I was younger, so much younger ...
|Insurance companies crack down on Doctors who help uninsured
among those 'so amazing you can't make it up' things, Insurance companies are going after doctors who charge uninsured patients a bargain rate. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/gurley/detail?...
|Health Care Insurance help for buyers?
I'm throwing this out here to see if someone(s) in the Dkos community can help out. I'm looking for individual health insurance and while I read the terms on all of them and think I understand them ...
|New election prediction site picks Obama
http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/03/frequently-asked-questions-last-revised.html The site is new to me anyways and it seems pretty professional. I say "pretty" because he has a long FAQ that ...
|Republicans move towards Obama
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/obama-more-rene.html The ABC blog above is stunning in the quotes from Republican legislators and former Executive staff are making about Obama. If ...
|No Plan survives first contact -Obama
Go and look at Obama's website and look at what he says. I'll wait right here. ....... Back ? good, some of that stuff is going to change, not all that stuff is going to the done the way he says it'
|Can I delete a comment of mine?
Hi, sorry about the procedural post, but the FAQ is down and I can't seem to find the info elsewhere. Can I delete a comment that I myself made after I have made it ? I thought I could, but I ...
|Where's my stimulus payment
Ok, so if you want me to stimulate the economy, you need to actually send me the money. Is this happening to anyone else? I paid my taxes via direct deposit in Mid April (before the 15th) and ...
|Smurf CA Governor's poll on Same Sex Marriage!
I just heard about this and wanted to pass it along: The office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is polling reaction to the California Supreme Court decision overturning the ban on gay marriage. ...
|Hard Sell Health Insurance
After reading the demographic post on health care. I went online to see how much health care would cost me if my employer didn't provide it for me. I went to one of the top sites found by Google (...
|What ticks me off the most about subprime mess.
What ticks me off the most about the subprime mess is that I know what would have happened if regulators had actually had the foresight (or desire) to stop it. It would have gone something like this:
|Tightwad Tuesday : Coupons make a comeback
(this might have been a good Frugal Friday post, but I'd forgot about it by then...) If there is any sort of sign, that we are in a difficult economic time, it is this. Bucking a 16 YEAR TREND of ...
|No more bailouts without equity
The Fed is facilitating a possible bailout of Bear Sterns, accepting mortgage based securities as collateral for loan, and doing whatever it can to prop up those great pillars of capitalism, the big ...
|Melanie Morgan Gets Fired
This may not be very long, but I figured I throw it up anyways. Melanie Morgan got fired by KSFO today. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/05/BU3DVDRFD.DTL According to the ...
|Krugman calls Obama "naive" on Heath Care
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/opinion/17krugman.html?em&ex=1198040400&en=4daed25b5db4aa1a&ei=5087%0A In today's NY Times, Paul Krugman reviews the health care reforms of Obama and Edwards and ...
|Haste for Money Cause Mortgage sloppiness
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/15/business/15lend.html?em&ex=1195275600&en=0d0afe9e3bba44aa&ei=5087%0A It's bad enough that some people got sold insane mortgages, but it seems that in the haste to ...
|How bad is it in Iraq?||Chrisfs||11/14/2006||7||1||-||-|
|don't just read Make some Calls||Chrisfs||11/07/2006||1||2||-||11|
|is it that bad elsewhere? Kerry cancels appearances||Chrisfs||11/01/2006||29||1||-||-|
|N Korea tests nuclear bomb, complete failure of Bush foreign policy||Chrisfs||10/09/2006||7||3||-||-|
|Sen Lott says all Iraqis 'look alike'||Chrisfs||09/28/2006||8||3||-||-|
|Republicans don't mind using the Filibuster when they want to||Chrisfs||04/06/2006||3||2||1||-|
|What happened to Patriot Act vote||Chrisfs||03/05/2006||4||4||-||-|
|Rumsfeld says Iraq Insurgency may last 12 years||Chrisfs||06/27/2005||10||1||-||9|
|"Reid Runs Frist's Senate"||Chrisfs||05/27/2005||22||10||-||7|
|Voinovich speaks against Bolton||Chrisfs||05/24/2005||1||3||-||-|
|Repub Unity breaking down||Chrisfs||05/24/2005||15||5||-||-|
|Start a Santorum Savings Account||Chrisfs||05/20/2005||3||3||-||-|
|Federal Courts: follow the dots||Chrisfs||05/16/2005||1||2||-||-|
|Bush smoked pot as youth||Chrisfs||02/20/2005||16||2||-||-|
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