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What’s Next for Obamacare Foes Now That Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Has Caved

Filed under: Health InsuranceFlorida Gov. Rick Scott (AP/J Pat Carter)
On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, one of the most outspoken critics of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act — and the Medicaid expansion it carries with it — announced that …

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Obama’s State of the Union Take on the Economy: This Time, It’s Personal

Filed under: Economic Recovery, Unemployment, U.S. Government, Government Spending, Barack Obama, EconomyIn the 1960s, one of the rallying cries of the rising feminist movement was that “the personal is political.” In Tuesday’s State of the Union addre…

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Night of the Living Debt Ceiling: The Fiscal Horror That Is to Come

Filed under: U.S. Government, Barack Obama, Economy
Last week’s fiscal cliff compromise did much to resolve the dark specter of economic uncertainty that has occupied America’s collective conscience since the presidential election.

However, that was o…

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Did the Tea Party’s Biggest Campaign Donors Tax Themselves?

Filed under: Taxes, Election 2012Last week, Foster Friess (right), one of the biggest private contributors to the the Republican party, complained to The Los Angeles Times that super PACs — the political organizations that are allowed to accept unlimi…

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American Spirits: Mike Rowe Pours a Shot of Alcoholic Economic History

Filed under: Economy, Features, Food & DrinkThere are lots of ways to tell the story of America’s history; unfortunately, most of them are boring. So when Mike Rowe, host of The Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and the son of a history teacher, decid…

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