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Obama Says U.S. Should Take Advantage of Cheap Fuel With Oil Tax

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama defended his proposal to levy a new $10-per-barrel tax on oil, arguing that low gasoline prices afford the U.S. an opportunity to finance dramatic improvements in its transportation systems. "Right now, gas is $1.80 and gas prices are expected to be low for the forseeable future," Obama told reporters at the White House.

Recession Not Health Law May Be Responsible for Cost Curb

bloomberg.com — The four-year slowdown in U.S. health-care spending will end next year, and there is no sign the Affordable Care Act will significantly curb the acceleration in costs, government actuaries said in a report. President Barack Obama has said the 2010 health-system overhaul helped curb national medical spending, which that year rose 3.9 percent, or about half pre-recession levels.
Sep 18, 2013

health spending in the U.S. is actually down - because of recession not Obamacare, by @aawayne bloom.bg/1aU6qca via @BloombergNews

Premium Increases Under Obamacare May Be Overstated

bloomberg.com — Predictions of sharp increases in health-insurance premiums for people getting coverage under the U.S. Affordable Care Act have been overstated and many states will see little to no change, researchers at Rand Corp. found. Out-of-pocket premiums for most individuals who buy health plans through new insurance exchanges will decline because of federal subsidies, the Santa Monica, California-based nonprofit research group said today in a report.
Aug 29, 2013

Obamacare "rate shock" fears overblown, Rand finds - premiums will fall for most in exchanges bloom.bg/14bhidf via @BloombergNews

Obama to Hold First Meeting With House Speaker Ryan Next Week

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama will meet next week with the U.S. House speaker, Republican Paul Ryan, for the first time since his ascension to the post in October, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Friday. "The president is looking forward to the conversation," Earnest told reporters.

Sanders Releases 'Medicare for All' Health Care Plan Hours Before Democratic Debate

bloomberg.com — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders laid out an ambitious $1.3 trillion plan to remake the U.S. healthcare system, in which the government would pay most Americans' medical bills in place of private insurers. Sanders' plan, released hours before he confronts Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary debate, would go far beyond the Affordable Care Act that she supports.
Jan 17, 2016

Sanders releases 'Medicare for All' health care plan hours before Democratic debate bloom.bg/1n5rlR2 via @bpolitics

Jan 17, 2016

Bernie Sanders will cut your health insurance premium to zero in exchange for (much) higher taxes. Deal? bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Jan 17, 2016

#Sanders Releases 'Medicare for All' Health Care Plan Hours Before Democratic Debate bloom.bg/1n5rlR2 via @bpolitics

Bloomberg Politics

bloomberg.com — Hillary Clinton's attorneys decided without her assistance which e-mails from the private server she used as secretary of state were business-related and would be made public, she said Sunday. "When my attorneys conducted this exhaustive process, I did not participate, I did not look at them," Clinton said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Sep 27, 2015

Clinton acknowledges she can't control e-mail "drip, drip, drip" bloom.bg/1KMZx9k

Sep 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton lumps in email with scandals of the '90s & says "you know, all of them turned out to be not true." bloom.bg/1KMZx9k

Sep 27, 2015

Why we're not seeing WJC on campaign trail right now: "I love my husband and he does get upset when I’m attacked." bloom.bg/1KMZx9k

Sep 27, 2015

Clinton is resigned to being entangled in controversy. “It’s regrettable, but it’s part of the system." bloom.bg/1KMZx9k

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Hillary Clinton might be wondering: what's Barack Obama up to?

smh.com.au — President Barack Obama appears to be considering whether Vice-President Joe Biden offers the best chance of his legacy continuing. Photo: Carolyn Kaster Washington : President Barack Obama says he has no preference in the Democratic fight to succeed him. Hillary Clinton could be forgiven for having her doubts.
Sep 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton might be wondering: what's Barack Obama up to? smh.com.au/world/us-elect… via @smh @theage

Hillary Clinton Might Be Wondering: What's Barack Obama Up To?

bloomberg.com — Barack Obama says he has no preference in the Democratic fight to succeed him. Hillary Clinton could be forgiven for having her doubts. Officially Obama hasn't taken a position in the potential contest between two of the most prominent members of his "Team of Rivals" cabinet.
Sep 15, 2015

.@aawayne @HillaryClinton could be forgiven for having her doubts on Obama preference in Dem Primary bloom.bg/1KjGjHc via @bpolitics

Sep 15, 2015

RT @Kate_HunterDC: .@aawayne @HillaryClinton could be forgiven for having her doubts on Obama preference in Dem Primary bloom.bg/1KjGjHc via @bpolitics

Sep 15, 2015

Watch out y'all it's a Hot Take on Joe Biden! (By me.) bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Sep 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton Might Be Wondering: What's President Obama Up To? bloom.bg/1KjGjHc @bpolitics

Russian Buildup Makes Removing Syria’s Assad Tougher, Obama Says

bloomberg.com — Russia's deepening military involvement in Syria will make it harder to dislodge Bashar al-Assad from power and find a political solution to the war raging there, President Barack Obama said. Obama confirmed reports that Russia has sent additional personnel and equipment to aid Assad's forces, a tactic that the president said was doomed to failure.

U.S. Investigating Possible ISIS Chemical Weapon Use in Battle

bloomberg.com — The U.S. is investigating reports that Islamic State militants used chemical weapons in a battle with Kurdish fighters, a White House spokesman said. Kurdish officials said Thursday that Islamic State fighters attacked their forces, known as Peshmerga, near the town of Makhmour in northern Iraq, according to the Associated Press.
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Feb 05, 2016

If you hadn't noticed, President Obama would like you to know that unemployment is <5%. By @ToluseO + @justinsink bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Feb 05, 2016

Not only will Republicans repeal Obamacare if they win the presidency; they're gonna do it ASAP! By @StevenTDennis bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Feb 04, 2016

12.7 million people signed up for Obamacare this year, not near enough to deter Republicans from repeal. By @ZTracer bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Feb 04, 2016

"Stealing White." Best headline we've published today. Story's pretty great too. By @DelWilber bloomberg.com/features/2016-…

Feb 04, 2016

BREAKING: the last sentence of this story probably should have been the lede. Joke and story by @justinsink bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Feb 04, 2016

Dept. of Never Happening: Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil, to fund self-driving cars, rail, public transit, etc. Via @justinsink

Feb 04, 2016

@_DanMangan @charlesornstein @ArmstrongDrew love the spike to 84% in '02. 9/11 did weird shit to our brains.

Feb 04, 2016

@_DanMangan @charlesornstein @ArmstrongDrew Nobody's going to hold it against him for calling Congress imbeciles except Congress.


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