Late Night: Quast for Senate Blowing Balls Off for the Laugh

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:00 pm

Gun nuts are just nuts.

Tomorrow’s News Today: The GOP on “How We Lost the House”

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:58 pm

This is a leaked copy of a secret memo [from the future] written by the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, dated Nov. 10, 2014.

Democrat Holds Lead in Open Iowa Senate Race

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 10:13 am

One of the many states that could cause problems for Democrats this November is Iowa since Sen. Tom Harkin (D) is retiring. In this open seat Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley holds a solid, but shrinking, lead over the entire Republican field.

Michigan Passes Right to Work; What Are Labor’s Next Options?

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 10:30 am

Labor has not really attempted to overturn the Indiana “right to work” law, where they had less options at their disposal. But there are tools available in Michigan, as well as a relatively dense unionized labor force ready to fight back.

Michigan House Gives Final Approval on Right to Work

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 11:28 am

Despite large protests and thousands of demonstrators, lawmakers in Michigan, as expected, granted final approval to right to work legislation, which will ban closed shop unions and allow workers to opt out of union dues despite having their employment covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

The Pitfalls of Affordable Care Act Implementation

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:30 pm

All of this will happen during 2014, a midterm election year, where Democrats will struggle to hold the Senate, while trying a heavy lift of adding 17 seats in the House. What if the dominant story becomes the failures of Obamacare? Certainly that narrative is already being written in some circles? The ACA already indirectly led to one nightmare election for Democrats, in 2010. Could it lead to another?

Florida’s Rick Scott: I Won’t Expand Medicaid for Nearly 1 Million Uninsured

By: Monday July 2, 2012 7:20 am

Florida Governor Rick Scott has explicitly rejected the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, threatening the coverage of 951,622 low-income Floridians.

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