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Why single payer died in Vermont

politico.com — Vermont was supposed to be the beacon for a single-payer health care system in America. But now its plans are in ruins, and its onetime champion Gov. Peter Shumlin may have set back the cause. Advocates of a “Medicare for all” approach were largely sidelined during the national Obamacare debate.
Dec 20, 2014

Would've loved single-payer. But deep-blue VT can't even get it. Fact: #Obamacare is best we could get–& it's working politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @BethanyAronhalt: How single payer died in #Vermont: Dems admit they can't pay for it without hurting economy. politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 20, 2014

"Not for the faint of heart": Why single payer died in Vermont politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Obama's Republican

politico.com — It all started when Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake found himself in a dark park in Havana trying to score some ice cream. Flake, a devout Mormon, doesn’t drink or smoke, so instead of puffing a cigar or sipping some rum, he paid a man a peso in Coppelia Park to indulge in a bit of gelato on one of the first of nine trips he’s taken to the communist...

Operation Revenge

politico.com — Two senior White House staffers stumbled out of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago into the boozy, early-morning aftermath of President Obama’s Nov. 6, 2012, reelection victory and ran smack into a sober reporter. “It’s over,” one of the wobbly, relieved aides said. “He never has to do this again.” It’s taken Obama...
Dec 21, 2014

RT @sbg1: Operation Revenge: @GlennThrush on President Obama's December tear. of course must read politico.com/magazine/story…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @kausmickey: Now that O's *down* he's going 2 punish the people who tormented him when he was *on top*? OK! #usuallyotherwayaround politico.com/magazine/story…

Dec 20, 2014

MT @kausmickey: Now that O's *down* he's going 2 punish the people who tormented him when he was *on top*? OK! politico.com/magazine/story…

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Operation Revenge

politico.com — Two senior White House staffers stumbled out of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago into the boozy, early-morning aftermath of President Obama’s Nov. 6, 2012, reelection victory and ran smack into a sober reporter. “It’s over,” one of the wobbly, relieved aides said. “He never has to do this again.” It’s taken Obama...
Dec 20, 2014

"But the truth of the matter is that Obama’s very good 2014 could turn into a check-mated 2015" politico.com/magazine/story…

Women rule Obama presser

politico.com — President Barack Obama called took eight questions at his end of the year press conference on Friday: all from women, none from television reporters. The first question went to POLITICO’s Carrie Budoff-Brown, followed by Bloomberg BNA’s Cheryl Bolen, The Associated Press’ Julie Pace, McClatchy’s Lesley Clark, Reuters’...
Dec 20, 2014

White House Press Secretary said Obama's choices were intentional way to highlight women reporters. h/t @mikeallen politi.co/1DU37jv

Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: President Obama took 8 questions at his end of the year press conference on Friday: all from women. politi.co/1r8L0Ax

Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: President Obama took 8 questions at his end of the year press conference on Friday: all from women. politi.co/1r8L0Ax

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HOW TO “OBAMAFY” YOUR NAME -- POTUS IN HAWAII for 2 weeks - DNC’s anti-Jeb talking points

politico.com — OBAMA'S VICTORY LAP -- "Operation Revenge: President Obama is back in his campaign comfort zone: Smiting his political enemies," by Glenn Thrush in Politico Magazine: "Obama's turnaround in recent weeks - he's seized the offensive with a series of controversial executive actions and challenges to leaders in his own party on the budget - can be attributed to a fundamental change in his political mindset, according to current and former aides.
Dec 20, 2014

@mikeallen I am tremendously touched and honored to be included in your @politico Playbook for today. Thank you! politi.co/1vckP8l

Dec 20, 2014

Great Playbook wkend reads on Peter Kassig, Marissa Mayer, automation, Mexican kidnapped students + basketball: politi.co/13nF77x

Dec 20, 2014

RT @mikeallen: In @POLITICO Playbook: D.C. gift and party trends + how to “Obamafy” your name + DNC's anti-Jeb talking points: politi.co/13nF77x

Dec 20, 2014

In @POLITICO Playbook: D.C. gift and party trends + how to “Obamafy” your name + DNC's anti-Jeb talking points: politi.co/13nF77x

Liberal Arizona sheriff Clarence Dupnik sees cause of violence

politico.com — By declaring Arizona a "mecca for racism and bigotry" and blaming heated rhetoric on the right for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik gave voice to those looking for a cause of Saturday's violence.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @ChuckLane1: Regardless of ideology people should not blame "rhetoric" and "climates" for murderous violence by sick individuals: politico.com/news/stories/0…

Lessons from Leaders: Mike Allen

politico.com — At the culmination of Lessons from Leaders, POLITICO chief White House correspondent Mike Allen reflects on the ideas on leadership shared by those featured in the series, including Warren Buffett, Mitch McConnell, Kathleen Sebelius and more....

Obama asks Carrie Budoff Brown about POLITICO Europe

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Democratic techies’ divided loyalties

politico.com — Scores of the Democratic techies who helped Barack Obama defeat Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidential nomination are now seeking alternatives to Clinton in 2016. Some are even promising the same kind of digital throw-down to sink her presumptive front-runner campaign as they did in 2008.

DNC issues anti-Jeb Bush talking points

politico.com — The Democratic National Committee advised surrogates Friday to attack Jeb Bush as someone who is out of touch with the concerns of regular Americans and, in effect, no different than the rest of the Republican field. DNC strategists hosted a private conference call to prepare Democrats going on the Sunday news shows to address the former Florida governor’s...
Dec 20, 2014

RT @jameshohmann: I got ahold of the DNC talking points for Sunday show surrogates about how to best attack Jeb Bush. Here's my story: politico.com/story/2014/12/….

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jameshohmann: I got ahold of the DNC talking points for Sunday show surrogates about how to best attack Jeb Bush. Here's my story: politico.com/story/2014/12/….

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jameshohmann: I got ahold of the DNC talking points for Sunday show surrogates about how to best attack Jeb Bush. Here's my story: politico.com/story/2014/12/….

Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: Democrats see Jeb Bush as formidable general election candidate. If he can make it through GOP primary. politi.co/1r8TqIf

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jameshohmann: I got ahold of the DNC talking points for Sunday show surrogates about how to best attack Jeb Bush. Here's my story: politico.com/story/2014/12/….

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Saturday Night Lights

politico.com — Each year, the Cadets of the United States Military Academy and Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy march onto an athletic field as competitors for the annual Army-Navy Game, now in its 115th year.

Obama names Marty Paone as Senate liaison

politico.com — President Barack Obama is changing up his Senate outreach operation as Republicans prepare to take control of the chamber. Obama has named Marty Paone as his new deputy assistant for legislative affairs, the main Senate liaison under legislative affairs director Katie Beirne Fallon. Paone is currently the executive vice president of Prime Policy Group,...
Dec 19, 2014

Politico: "Obama has named Marty Paone as his new deputy assistant for legislative affairs" politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 19, 2014

Marty Paone (PAY-oh-nee) returns to the Senate as liason for the White House. politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jamespmanley: Wow rt"@IsaacDovere: Paone got a waiver from White House lobbyist ban to join, will be Senate deputy under @Katie44 politico.com/story/2014/12/…"

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jamespmanley: Wow rt"@IsaacDovere: Paone got a waiver from White House lobbyist ban to join, will be Senate deputy under @Katie44 politico.com/story/2014/12/…"

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Bill and Hillary Clinton's midterm travel expenses top $1.5 million

politico.com — Campaigns and political committees spent more than $1.5 million on private jets to fly Bill and Hillary Clinton in to stump for various candidates during the 2014 midterms, campaign filings show. The tally includes a plane in Iowa the final weekend of the campaign for $44,360.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: Bill and Hillary Clinton's midterm travel expenses top $1.5 million politi.co/1sGuTpa

Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: Bill and Hillary Clinton's midterm travel expenses top $1.5 million politi.co/1sGuTpa

Dec 19, 2014

Reupping - Clinton, who has yet to interact in a significant way with voters, and WJC travel tab was $1.5 mill politico.com/story/2014/12/…

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Another Obama reset: Europe

politico.com — Memories are fading of the teeming European crowds who heaped adulation on Barack Obama in 2008 and the anticipatory frenzy which led to him receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. As president, Obama’s official dealings with Europe have been surprisingly rocky. Economic policy fights, spying allegations and an overall U.S.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Why I don't think Obama's comment about POLITICO shaking up Brussels was ironic: he/staff think EU needs shaking up politi.co/1wuUsix

Dec 19, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Why I don't think Obama's comment about POLITICO shaking up Brussels was ironic: he/staff think EU needs shaking up politi.co/1wuUsix

Dec 19, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Why I don't think Obama's comment about POLITICO shaking up Brussels was ironic: he/staff think EU needs shaking up politi.co/1wuUsix

Dec 19, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Why I don't think Obama's comment about POLITICO shaking up Brussels was ironic: he/staff think EU needs shaking up politi.co/1wuUsix

Dec 19, 2014

Why I don't think Obama's comment about POLITICO shaking up Brussels was ironic: he/staff think EU needs shaking up politi.co/1wuUsix

The Perils of Reporting in Pakistan

politico.com — Stay in the news business long enough, and you become hardened to brutality. But the reports from Pakistan overnight hit me hard on Tuesday morning. How to comprehend such evil? One hundred forty-five dead at the Taliban’s hands, more than a hundred of them children, executed while trying to learn.

‘I’m not done’ - Edward-Isaac Dovere - POLITICO

politico.com — This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. So was pretty much everyone else. The midterms were done, the opposition party had ridden a wave to a wipe-out. The political world was already looking past President George W.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @IsaacDovere: Things Obama didn't get asked about yesterday: torture report, Ebola, ISIS, midterms, 2016. politi.co/1AC7QR4

Dec 20, 2014

8 yrs ago @ this pt, Obama was prepping to run, looking past last 2 yrs of W. O yesterday: I'm not done. My story: politi.co/1AC7QR4

Dec 20, 2014

Things Obama didn't get asked about yesterday: torture report, Ebola, ISIS, midterms, 2016. politi.co/1AC7QR4

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The first Latino president?

politico.com — Bill Clinton was the first black president. Thursday afternoon, taking in the Cuba thaw after weeks buoyed by President Barack Obama’s immigration reform executive actions, Labor Secretary Tom Perez put down a new marker for his own boss. “When I reflect on the breadth and depth of what he has done for Latinos, it really makes him in my...
Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: Obama’s approval rating has shot up among Latinos since the executive action announcement: politi.co/1x5b1Ub

Dec 19, 2014

RT @politico: Obama’s approval rating has shot up among Latinos since the executive action announcement: politi.co/1x5b1Ub

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeneps: Labor Sec. Perez says that, in his view, Obama is "the first Latino president” politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeneps: Labor Sec. Perez says that, in his view, Obama is "the first Latino president” politico.com/story/2014/12/…

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U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack

politico.com — North Korea was behind a crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, the FBI said today. In an update on the investigation released today, the FBI said it “now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” “Though the FBI has seen a wide variety and increasing...
Dec 19, 2014

The FBI/presidet may have blamed North Korea today for the Sony attack, but no response announced politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @TalKopan: The FBI names North Korea for the Sony attacks, citing links to past NK cyber attacks: politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @TalKopan: The FBI names North Korea for the Sony attacks, citing links to past NK cyber attacks: politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 19, 2014

happy birthday to @TalKopan ! your present is breaking news on your beat politico.com/story/2014/12/…

Dec 19, 2014

"I'm shocked to find gambling is going on in here!" MT @politico: @FBI: North Korea responsible for Sony cyberattack politi.co/1sGxL5E

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