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3 State Exchange Leaders Try To Get Good News Out

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Healthcare

Democrats in states running their own exchanges are seeking to put a more positive spin on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, despite the mostly negative news coming out of Washington.“What we’re seeing is incredible momentum,” Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said during a conference call for

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Tags: United States, Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Exchanges, California

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Arizona delegation splits as House passes ‘Keep Your Health Plan' bill

Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Healthcare

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, said she is angered by problems with the rollout of Obamacare. But she opposed the Keep Your Health Plan Act because it would undermine health-care reform without improving reform in the long run.WASHINGTON -- Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Ron Barber joined 37 other Democrats who

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Tags: United States Congress, Congresswomen Ann Kirkpatrick, H.R. 3350

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Kirkpatrick Votes NO!

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

US Congress

We here at Pinal County and Congressional District 1 are very proud of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. Once again, she shows uncompromising leadership and strength.Barbara Kelly, 1st Vice-Chair Pinal County Democratic PartyHere is Congresswoman Kirkpatrick's full statement on the vote held today:Kirkpatrick statement on Upton vote, ACA rolloutWashington, D.C. – U.S. Rep.

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Arizona's 2 GOP senators, House Dems back deal

Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Economy

WASHINGTON Arizona’s Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake voted Wednesday to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s debt limit, averting a potentially devastating default, while the state’s House delegation split along party lines on the last-minute deal.“We are now seeing the end of this agonizing odyssey that this

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Tags: United States, Arizona, Government Shutdown, Republicans, Democrats

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Martin Luther King Day: Tap the right kind of dissatisfaction

Mon, Jan 21, 2013

President

Martin Luther King Day reminds a school principal of the right kind of dissatisfaction: To recognize what's wrong and to feel that something better is possible – and you can help fix it.

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Tags: United States, U.S. President, Martin Luther King Jr., Martin Luther King Day

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Obama's health-care law upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Thu, Jun 28, 2012

Healthcare

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, handing him a huge election-year political victory and keeping in force the legislative centerpiece of his term, a law aimed at covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.

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Tags: U.S. Supreme Court, U.S., President of the United States, Affordable Care Act, , Barack Obama

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Statement by the President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona v. the United States

Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Immigration

I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's immigration law.  What this decision makes unmistakably clear is that Congress must act on comprehensive immigration reform.  A patchwork  of state laws is not a solution to our broken immigration system – it’s part of the

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Tags: Arizona, U.S., President of the United States, SB1070, Barack Obama

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Two Choices: President Obama Sets Out His Vision for the Economy

Fri, Jun 15, 2012

President

President Obama was in Ohio June 14 to deliver the first in a series of speeches that lay out the clear choice in this election between a vision that moves us forward and creates an economy built to last, and one that would send us backward to the failed policies

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Tags: United States, U.S. President, Barack Obama, Economy, Economic Vision

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-Brewer: If 'Scorpions for Breakfast' book is late, blame Obama

Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Immigration

If Jan Brewer does not get her book done in time for a Nov. 1 planned rollout, it will be the president's fault.

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Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor, Barack Obama, Preident of the United States

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Study: $2 trillion needed for U.S. infrastructure

Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Economy

Washington Post The United States is falling dramatically behind much of the world in rebuilding and expanding an overloaded and deteriorating transportation network it needs to remain competitive in the global marketplace, according to a new study by the Urban Land Institute.

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Tags: United States, infrastruction, investment

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