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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Howard Dean
The Obama administration said Sunday the flawed federal website that threatened to undo President Obama's health care law in its infancy "is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1."
The dilemma of Barack Obama and his loyal Democrats is the gift few Republicans could have imagined only a fortnight ago. It's the gift that keeps on giving, and Obamacare is no bastard child.
Conceding that he has "fumbled" the rollout to his signature health care reform law, President Obama on Thursday said he will use executive authority to craft a series of loopholes to allow some Americans to keep their insurance policies for at least another year.
Three dozen former U.S. officials are urging President Obama, who meets Friday with Iraq's prime minister, to demand that the prime minister release seven kidnapped Iranian dissidents and help relocate thousands of others guaranteed U.S. protection at a refugee camp in Baghdad.
Sarah Palin sent a brief yet scathing message to Twitter followers in the final hours before President Obama was due to address the nation about military strikes in Syria: Rather than bomb the Middle East country, "bomb Obamacare," she said.
Howard Dean appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday, suggesting that it's best to trust President Obama on U.S. military action in Syria because he knows more about the crisis than most, Newsbusters.org first reported.
With a visit to Iowa on Wednesday and New Hampshire next month, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is fueling speculation that he'll mount a second run for president in 2016.
A couple of noted liberal political activists, first Howard Dean and now Noam Chomsky, have found common ground with the most unlikeliest of individuals — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and admit she's right on at least one key view: President Obama doesn't have a whole lot of substance.
Melissa Harris-Perry, appearing as a panel guest Friday on MSNBC's "Now," charged that Detroit's filing for bankruptcy last week was due to small-government policies "many Republicans would impose on us."
A top Democrat on Thursday said that as long as the unfolding Internal Revenue Service scandal doesn't implicate President Obama, there's no reason for the administration to panic.
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
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Rip Torn, Richard Crenna and James Brolin are among the many actors who portrayed President Ronald Reagan in one Hollywood production or another. Now add Michael Douglas to the list.
Thanks to the Internet, a revolution has occurred in the way local campaigns are financed. Outfits such as ActBlue on the left and Club for Growth on the right harness donations from partisans across the country, channeling them into campaigns where they are backing candidates who tend to be on the ideological wings of the two parties.
President Obama's latest line of attack against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney ran into resistance Monday even before he fired the first salvo at a town-hall meeting in Ohio.
The Affordable Care Act would have a better chance of succeeding if Republicans would stop criticizing it and give it their support, said Mr. Dean.
"This is not from my point of view an ideal plan, but this is what passed the Congress and this is the law, and Romney did something very similar in Massachusetts, and it's worked very well," Mr. Dean said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think we ought to make this thing work."