Hillary Clinton’s email: 10 questions – Politico

Hillary Clinton’s email: 10 questions – Politico

The steady “drip, drip, drip” of the Hillary Clinton email flap — combined with aggressive spin launched this week by the Clinton campaign — creates confusion about the underlying facts. Is the email controversy a real risk for the Democratic Party front-runner? Or as her campaign suggests, is it part of another well-orchestrated attack by […]

The Money Race: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio come up big in Florida -Tampa Bay Times

The story of Jeb Bush versus Marco Rubio in the Sunshine State, new presidential campaign finance reports show, is a tale of two cities. First, look to Tallahassee to see which 2016 candidate the GOP establishment favors: Former Gov. Bush, whose onetime aides, advisers and operatives dominate the lobbying corps centered in the Florida capital, […]

A Sampling of Planned Parenthood Video Generated Reports

The recent secretly recorded video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the different uses of fetal tissue generated a number of news reports and editorials from across the nation. Here are a few from across the spectrum. Video Accuses Planned Parenthood of a Crime – NY Times Abortion opponents on Tuesday renewed their campaign against Planned Parenthood, with immediate […]

Iowa Democratic Party dinner: 5 takeaways-Politico

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — If Hillary Clinton is worried about liberal challenger Bernie Sanders, she didn’t let it show here on Friday night at the party’s first cattle call event, which saw Democrats’ quintet of presidential candidates finally descend on the same place at the same time. As expected, at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Hall […]

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal – Politico

A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round […]

The Greek Crisis Is About More Than Money-WSJ

By ROBERT D. KAPLAN Updated June 30, 2015 7:40 p.m. ET Geopolitics can be more important than economics. Just look at Greece. On purely economic grounds, Greece should never have been admitted to the European Union in 1981 and might have been ejected from the eurozone months ago. But what many European policy makers know—even […]

Envying Marco Rubio

Envying Marco Rubio

In America, class resentments center on money. ‘Yes, I am ‘nouveau riche,’ but then, it’s the ‘riche’ that counts, now isn’t it?” So declared Jim Williams in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. And in the American context, that is broadly true: There are at least two senses of the word “class,” and […]

Insurers seek double-digit Obamacare hikes

Insurers seek double-digit Obamacare hikes

Health insurers are asking federal and state regulators to sign off on double-digit rate hikes for hundreds of Obamacare plans next year, increases that are being driven by skyrocketing drug costs and better data on how healthy or sick their customers are. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/insurers-seek-double-digit-obamacare-hikes-118524.html#ixzz3bue0I5t6

A Hillary Clinton Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary Thought for Democrats

They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy. An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some Democrats — a feeling tersely captured in four […]

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