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Raw Story’s top 10 villains of 2013

There are literally too many villains in the news. Here at The Raw Story, we reported so many awful things our elected officials and opinion shapers said or did this year — whether they’re imprudent, malicious or just ridiculous — that there were too many villains to fit into a…

U.S. braces for possible govt shutdown at midnight

Washington inched its way toward a government shutdown on Monday as it neared a midnight deadline with rivalling lawmakers entrenched in bitter bickering and blaming each other for the impasse related to Obama’s signature health care reform. The US Senate is scheduled to meet Monday just hours before the deadline,…

GOP adds ‘conscience clause’ anti-abortion language to budget bill

To the laundry list of demands made by House Republicans fighting health care reform, with the shutdown of the government and default on the national debt in the balance, add this last-minute item: limiting contraceptive coverage. Multiple sources are reporting that Republicans have added language to the budget bill before…

How will Obamacare change your life?

It’s one of the biggest changes in social policy in modern times. In just a matter of weeks, one of the most crucial parts of the new health care reform law — known as the Affordable Care Act and often referred to as Obamacare — will…  …

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…

Tea party leader at Supreme Court rally: ‘Obamacare is a cancer!’

Tea party groups and Republican politicians rallied outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, urging that the justices declare President Barack Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional. Group leaders led chants of “Constitution, yes. Socialism, no” and “Real women buy their own birth control” while waiting for speakers to come to…

Supreme Court takes on the individual mandate of health care law

The US Supreme Court Tuesday took up the most contentious part of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform, hearing arguments on whether it is constitutional to require Americans to buy insurance coverage. The second day of an unprecedented three days of arguments into the Affordable Care Act, derided by…

Protesters chant ‘health care is a right’ to Santorum at Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took his campaign to the nation’s highest court on Monday to speak out against health care reform, but he found efforts frustrated by another group who were also exercising their free rights on the Supreme Court’s steps. “This is a very, very important day for…

House votes to repeal part of Obama health care law

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal a key measure of US President Barack Obama’s health care reform, a symbolic move on the historic law’s second anniversary. The bill, adopted by lawmakers 223-181, including seven Democrats, would scrap a 15-member panel established to control costs for…

Walker turns down $37 million meant for Wisconsinites’ health care

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) turned down on Thursday a $37 million grant that would have helped to provide health care services for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites, saying he would rather deny his citizens treatment if it means he is resisting the “encroachment of ObamaCare.” The money would have…

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