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Romney vows deep cuts in appeal to base

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney vowed Thursday to dramatically cut government spending and forgo tax hikes if elected, pinning his fiscal politics firmly to his party’s conservative base. Ticking off a series of cuts long relished by the right, the former Massachusetts governor vowed to cut federal spending…

Romney slams Perrycare: ‘You have a million kids uninsured’ in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to score a few points on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s health care reforms during Tuesday’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate, but the plan quickly backfired. “Gov. Romney, your chief economic advisor, Glenn Hubbard, who you know well — he said that Romneycare was…

Republicans try to block funds for health care reform

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled a bill Thursday that would block funding for President Barack Obama’s health care reform as long as it is contested in the courts. The measure targeting the health care reforms passed by Congress in 2010 was contained in a bill that…

In wake of Tucson shootings, Palin sees worst poll numbers of her career

Even as most Americans said they did not believe Fox News employee Sarah Palin was in any way responsible for the recent mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, the former Alaska governor’s poll numbers have taken such a significant hit in recent months that they’ve finally reached the lowest point in…

Dems to GOP Congress members: Give up your taxpayer-funded health care

Republican lawmakers who oppose the Democrats’ health reforms should give up their taxpayer-subsidized health insurance and pay for their own coverage, say a group of progressive House Democrats. In a letter to soon-to-be House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Democrats urged Republicans to stick to…

59 million in US lack health insurance: study

WASHINGTON — In the first quarter of 2010, some 59.1 million people in the United States reported having no health insurance for at least part of the preceding 12 months, a study published Wednesday says. That was up 400,000 compared to the whole of 2009 and up nearly three million…

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