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  • Regulators struggle with Obamacare's narrow networks problem

    President Obama's healthcare law has provided an economic case study on the tradeoffs between cost and access.

  • President Obama's delay of immigration action still carries political risks

    By delaying action that President Obama had been tantalizingly waving in front of immigration activists for months, he has risked demoralizing his own base in the run up to the election.

  • Rand Paul would vote 'in a heartbeat' to be Iran's air force

    Confronted with new polling showing that Republicans are moving back toward supporting a larger role for the United States abroad, assumed 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has performed a startling reversal when it comes to responding to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • Appeals court agrees to rehear Obamacare subsidies case

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Thursday to rehear a case over subsidies in President Obama's healthcare law, making it potentially less likely that the case will wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • H&R Block CEO says Obamacare to add 'significant complexity' to tax season

    William Cobb said that the company was already taking steps to train its tax preparers based on the draft forms that the Internal Revenue Service has released to comply with Obamacare.

  • Government actuaries see Obamacare driving up healthcare costs over next decade

    Health spending grew at a relatively slow rate in 2013, according to a government analysis released on Wednesday, but it is expected to accelerate over the next decade as the economy improves, baby boomers retire, and more Americans gain coverage through President Obama's healthcare law.

  • CHART: Government share of U.S. health spending surging under Obamacare

    The government's share of U.S. health spending is expected to surge over the next decade as President Obama's healthcare law expands insurance coverage and more Americans become eligible for Medicare, according to a report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published...

  • Bobby Jindal sees an opening on foreign policy

    The Louisiana governor released a statement blasting President Obama's weakness on foreign policy, following what has been presumed to be a second beheading of an American journalist by ISIS.

  • Lawsuit details the chilling of conservative speech in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin prosecutors have selectively targeted conservative groups to effectively chill their speech, lawyers for a conservative activist detailed in a Tuesday filing with a federal appeals court.

  • Is Rand Paul's moment already over?

    The inclusion of Sen. Rand Paul among the top tier of possible 2016 presidential candidates has been premised in part on the perception that the Republican electorate has been moving closer to his noninterventionist views on foreign policy.

  • Ignoring the U.S. debt problem won't wash it away

    Just like a heart patient straying from his diet as time passes after his heart attack, the political class has collectively decided to tune out the federal debt as an issue.

  • Rand Paul's foreign policy critique is not a foreign policy

    As president, he would have to deal with threats such as the one posed by ISIS. And he won't be able to go back in time to reverse foreign policy decisions.

  • Obamacare rates are rising once again

    Obama didn't promise that he would overhaul the health care system so that premiums would continue to increase each year, just as they did in the system that existed before he was elected, which he argued was unacceptable.

  • Crossroads takes page out of AARP's playbook

    Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate race with an ad attacking Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Medicare and Social Security.

  • Federalism and the Founders

    In my column last week, I argued that an abandonment of federalist principles actually helped explain the polarization in Washington. This has provoked a number of responses from liberal critics.



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