Archive for June, 2012

Interactive: Will Obamacare expand Medicaid in your state?

Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

mapWhile the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the core of President Obama's health care law Thursday, the justices came down hard against a provision that would have expanded Medicaid to millions more low-income Americans. As passed by Congress, the legislation expanded Medicaid to nearly everyone making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, which […]


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    Congress passes student loan-rate extension

    Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

    Graduates from Columbia University's School of Journalism cheer during the university's commencement ceremony in New YorkThe House of Representatives on Friday passed a Transportation bill that included an extension of the low interest rate on government-subsidized student loans, just days before the rate would have doubled.


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      Egypt’s new leader vows to free sheik jailed in U.S.

      Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Flanked by bodyguards, Egypt's Islamist president-elect Mohamed Morsi salutes tens of thousands of EgyptiansEgypt's president-elect has vowed to win the release of an Egyptian cleric jailed by the U.S. for planning the first attack on New York's World Trade Center.


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        Candid Pelosi-Boehner photo sparks buzz

        Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

        House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, are seen on stage during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor the surviving members of the Montford Point Marines, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Montford Point Marines were the first African Americans to serve in the Marines and almost 400 attended the ceremony. Nearly 20,000 African Americans trained at the segregated Montford Point in Camp Lejeune, N.C. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) Click! This photo speaks louder than words. The snap of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seemed to say it all, about the emotions surrounding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law–even […]


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          Americans evenly divided on court’s Obamacare decision

          Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

          Protesters against President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul react in WashingtonAmericans are evenly divided, 46 percent to 46 percent, on whether they support the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care reform on Thursday, according to a new Gallup poll. Nearly 80 percent of Democrats agree with the court, compared to 45 percent of independents and only 13 percent of Republicans.


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            Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes split after five years of marriage

            Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

            Actor Cruise arrives for the European premiere of the film Rock of Ages at Leicester SquareTom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage, reports People magazine. According to the actress’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe, “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."


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              Web has a field day with Supreme Court ruling aftermath

              Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

              The Supreme Court’s ruling on the health-care law Thursday created an unparalleled social media firestorm. At one point, there were more than 13,000 tweets every minute about the decision. So it should come as no surprise that some people made incorrect statements. One notable trend […]

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                Joe Biden to campaign with convention-skipping Claire McCaskill

                Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                Days after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign revealed her decision to skip the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Missouri incumbent announced plans to campaign with Vice President Joe Biden. “It’s always a pleasure to welcome Vice President Joe Biden to the great State of Missouri and I am humbled by his support for my re-election campaign,” […]

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                  In latest Romney ad, Hillary Clinton attacks Obama

                  Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  In his effort to challenge President Barack Obama’s attacks on his jobs record, Mitt Romney has enlisted a surprising new surrogate: Hillary Clinton. The Romney campaign quietly launched a new 30-second television ad Friday featuring footage of Clinton campaigning against Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, in which she accused Obama of lying about […]

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                    Charlie Rangel’s victory questioned with uncounted votes looming

                    Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    On Tuesday night, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat conceded to Rep. Charlie Rangel in New York’s 13th District with the longtime incumbent enjoying a wide lead. But Rangel’s front-runner status doesn’t look so convincing anymore. Not only has his lead narrowed, but many votes are still outstanding, offering Rangel’s opponents a reason to question his Democratic […]

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