Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Another poll finds Rahm Emanuel up but still lacking a majority

By rss@dailykos.com (Jeff Singer) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Leading Off: • Chicago Mayor: Our long Windy City polling drought is really over! On behalf of the Chicago Tribune, APC Research surveys the Feb. 24 non-partisan primary and finds incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel ahead, but a bit far from the majority he needs to avert an […]

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The Heritage Foundation Rejected The Central Claim Of The Lawsuit Trying To Gut Obamacare

By Ian Millhiser Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint CREDIT: AP Images In 2011, one of the most influential conservative organizations in Washington D.C. flatly contradicted the central claim in a lawsuit seeking to gut the Affordable Care Act. Though Heritage later reversed its previously stated views on how to read Obamacare after it became advantageous […]

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3 Charts That Illustrate The Human Consequences Of Resisting Medicaid Expansion

By Tara Culp-Ressler Florida activists pressure their lawmakers to accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion CREDIT: AP Photo/Phil Sears Despite the fact that Obamacare’s major provisions went into effect at the beginning of 2014, about 30 million people remain uninsured in the United States. That’s partly because some people are ineligible for coverage because of their immigration […]

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California Rep. Introduces Bill To Pay NFL Cheerleaders As Real Employees

By Travis Waldron CREDIT: AP A California state representative who is a former college cheerleader this week introduced legislation that would legally classify the state’s NFL cheerleaders as employees, making them subject to state minimum wage and employment laws. State Rep. Lorena Gonzalez (D), who cheered at Stanford University, introduced the legislation after a flurry […]

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4 Reasons Why It’s Veto Season At The White House

By Mara Liasson In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that’s about to change. » E-Mail This >> READ MORE << SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2015/01/30/382485323/4-reasons-why-its-veto-season-at-the-white-house?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics

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Open thread for night owls: Taking apart the corporate case for fast-track trade authority

By rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades) Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America’s Future writes Let’s Take Apart The Corporate Case For Fast Track Trade Authority. An excerpt: U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman appeared before Congress Tuesday to make the corporate argument for “fast track” trade promotion authority. The USTR and President Obama are pushing fast-track […]

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