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Obama mocks critics: GOP still going through ‘stages of grief’ over health care law’s success

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. Appearing in the White House briefing room days before leaving the national…

Obama and Obamacare could doom Democrats in November

His name is not on the ballot, but with Republicans on the rise, Barack Obama has a strong incentive to battle hard for Democrats in November’s mid-term elections. But the president who twice carried his party to the White House may struggle to find a candidate willing to stand with…

Obama’s approval rating plummets amid health care debacle

President Barack Obama’s approval rating has fallen sharply because of the botched launch of his signature health care plan, says a poll out Tuesday. His overall approval rating stands at 42 percent, dropping six points in a month in the Washington Post-ABC News poll, his lowest rating yet. Opposition to…

Obama to hold forum on women and the economy

US President Barack Obama hosts a forum Friday on women and the economy, as aides warn of a “devastating” impact on the key voting bloc if the Supreme Court overturns his health care law. The White House said the forum would “examine the ways in which the administration has worked…

Maddow: People hate Obamacare, but love its provisions

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Wednesday night that although polls have found that most Americans have an unfavorable view of Obama’s health care reform, they overwhelming approve of the actual provisions of the law. “So, you ask people if they want the health care law and they say, ‘no, it’s…

Iowa woman schools Romney on anti-abortion amendment

A woman in Iowa on Thursday gave Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a lesson in why his support for a state constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception would have effectively ended up banning many forms of birth control. Earlier this month, the candidate told Fox News host…

Appeals court rules part of Obama’s health care law unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House. The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring…

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