By Byron York | 01/05/14 10:50 AM
In coming weeks President Obama and Hill Democrats will launch a new campaign to raise the minimum wage. Working with labor unions and activist groups, Democrats hope to increase the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 to $10.10. "It's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in...
By Byron York | 01/03/14 08:36 AM
How many of the people who are now purchasing coverage on the exchanges are doing so because they lost the coverage they already had because it did not meet Obamacare standards?
By Byron York | 01/02/14 05:02 AM
In 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz's name came up a lot in the when Republicans discussed 2016 candidates. Byron York travelled in August to New Hampshire, where Cruz was visiting to help raise money for the state Republican Party.
By Byron York | 12/29/13 10:25 AM
In November, Byron York wrote about Obamacare's poll numbers nosediving as more and more Americans experienced life with the president's health care program.
By Byron York | 12/26/13 04:08 PM
As Democrats survey a troubled 2014 political landscape, it's easy to forget how optimistic they seemed less than a year ago.
By Byron York | 12/25/13 07:46 AM
In May, six months after the 2012 elections, Byron York wrote about the fact that the Republican Party needs to take steps to woo the Hispanic voters in order to win back the White House in 2016.
By Byron York | 12/24/13 08:24 AM
The individual mandate is the heart of Obamacare. From the president on down, administration officials believe that without the mandate, the system won't work. So the one thing the public hates most is the one thing Obamacare can't do without.
By Byron York | 12/23/13 08:45 AM
When Obamacare implementation began, its supporters said the program needed about seven million people to enroll by next March. Of that number, advocates said, a large portion -- about 40 percent -- had to be young and healthy, to cover the costs of insuring older, less healthy Americans. As...
By Byron York | 12/19/13 05:15 PM
Advocates of immigration reform often argue that sweeping new laws are needed because "the system is broken." But a newly released court opinion suggests the system is broken in part because the Obama administration stubbornly refuses to enforce immigration laws already on the books. United...
By Byron York | 12/18/13 06:33 AM
"Welcome to the post-nuclear Senate," said a GOP aide after the confirmation of Jeh Johnson as Secretary of Homeland Security. Johnson's nomination was one of the first to be considered after Majority Leader Harry Reid used the so-called "nuclear option" to override the Senate's rules and end...
By Byron York | 12/16/13 05:38 PM
2014 will be the year Republicans are forced to deal with the Obamacare Trap, helpfully set for them by the Democratic authors of the Affordable Care Act. In 2009 and 2010, President Obama and his party took a health care system in which 85 percent had insurance coverage, and blew it up. Now,...
By Byron York | 12/14/13 11:36 AM
It's becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, he stepped into an atmosphere so chaotic, disorganized, and unsafe that under any other circumstances the White House and Secret Service might well...
By Byron York | 12/13/13 08:02 AM
"The only alternative that Obamacare's critics have is, well, 'let's just go back to the status quo,'" said President Obama last week, "because they sure haven't presented an alternative." It's an argument Democrats make all the time -- often, these days, to divert attention from the ongoing...
By Byron York | 12/12/13 08:12 AM
As the administration struggles to make Obamacare work, perhaps the most pressing job for the White House is to convince young people -- the so-called "young invincibles" -- to purchase health insurance. The system has to have young, healthy customers paying for insurance -- but not actually...
By Byron York | 12/11/13 12:38 PM
Three leading members of the House's Republican Study Committee have asked President Obama for an opportunity to discuss GOP alternatives to Obamacare. Stung by repeated Democratic accusations that they have no plan to replace the troubled national health care scheme, Reps. Steve Scalise, of...
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