More Brian Hughes Articles

  • White House: Obamacare not 'decisive factor' in Florida special election

    White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted Wednesday that Obamacare was “not the decisive factor” in a deflating Tuesday special election loss for Democrats in Florida. “This was a safe Republican seat for decades,” Carney said of GOP lobbyist David Jolly besting former Florida...

  • White House week ahead: Obama hosts Ukraine leader, raises cash for Dems

    President Obama this week will devote his attention to the escalating crisis in Crimea, hosting Ukraine's interim prime minister at the White House in the U.S. government's highest-profile endorsement of the country's nascent leadership.

  • Obama's populist budget aims to help Democrats in fall races

    The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...

  • Survey shows one-fourth of Obamacare sign-ups were uninsured

    A new survey released Thursday found that just one in four people who signed up for Obamacare through mid-February were previously uninsured. The report by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. estimated that 27 percent of those signing up for health care through federal and state exchanges had...

  • Poll: Record high say Obamacare hurts them

    According to Gallup, 23 percent of those surveyed said that President Obama's signature domestic achievement had hurt them, the highest such figure since the pollster began asking Americans the question in 2012.

  • Jay Carney: GOP doesn't want to 'fix' Obamacare

    The White House, on the defensive over the latest Obamacare delay, deflected criticism Thursday about President Obama's unilateral actions and accused Republicans of providing no serious alternative to the Affordable Care Act. “You know they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- they...

  • Obama says March 31 Obamacare deadline is final

    Making a direct sales pitch to Hispanic voters on Thursday, President Obama insisted that his administration would not delay the March 31 deadline for consumers to obtain health insurance or pay a fine.

  • Obama administration again delays deadline for cancelled plans

    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it would allow insurers to issue until October 2016 health plans that do not meet Obamacare regulations, pushing back another Affordable Care Act deadline well past November's midterms. Facing the prospect of another wave of cancellation...



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