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John Kasich is no moderate — just ask the women of Ohio

As we head into the next phase of the presidential campaign, John Kasich is now running to the extreme right to prove that he has the conservative credentials to win the Republican nomination. Unfortunately, thousands of women in Ohio are going to pay the price. Tomorrow, Kasich plans to sign a bill in Ohio that will strip government funding from…

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GOP Debate Recap

Wow, what a mess. Tonight’s debate kicked off with a confused pile-up, and quickly turned into a total train wreck. Relive the magic of the GOP’s awkward candidate introductions and entrances here: The highlight of the night was absentee Governor Chris Christie debating absentee Senator Marco Rubio. We saw what happens when Marco Rubio gets called out for his lack of accomplishments – YIKES….

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Trump may not be at the debate, but his ideas will be front-and-center

Tonight, the Republicans will gather for their next debate with one-catch: no Donald Trump. The reality show star who has lifted GOP debate ratings to new highs while sinking the national dialogue to new lows announced that he’s skipping tonight’s Republican food fight. But if you think that a debate without Trump means a more civil conversation, with real ideas about…

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When Rhetoric Meets Reality: Matt Bevin Offers a Lesson for Republican Presidential Candidates

Tonight, newly elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will deliver his State-of-the-Commonwealth address. Presumably he’ll discuss how he plans to deliver on his campaign promise to dismantle Kentucky’s successful healthcare exchange (Kynect) and roll back the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in his state. Under Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, Kentucky has been a national leader in implementing the Affordable…

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Ted Cruz’s lies about the Affordable Care Act are just par for the course

In the face of overwhelming evidence that the Affordable Care Act is working – driving down the uninsured rate, extending the life of Medicare, saving seniors billions on prescription drug costs, reducing the deficit, all while we are enjoying  the longest uninterrupted stretch of private-sector job growth in American history – Republicans have no choice but to peddle fiction to…

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Ted Cruz’s Misleading Obamacare Sob Story

Today, Ted Cruz tried to garner sympathy with a crowd in New Hampshire by claiming he and his family are without health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Watch the video here. But unlike the millions of Americans who, prior to the ACA, were actually denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions or simply couldn’t afford it,…

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Democrats Welcome Republican Candidates to South Carolina

“No Going Back.” That’s the main message that local and national Democratic leaders communicated yesterday at a press conference in South Carolina to welcome the Republican presidential candidates for tonight’s Fox Business Debate. In short, thanks to the leadership of President Barack Obama, much progress has been made over the course of the last seven years: we’ve enjoyed 70 months…

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As Rubio falsely disparages Obamacare, he reaps its benefits

Marco Rubio’s at it again— fibbing the truth in order to justify his out-of-touch policy positions that hurt our nation’s middle class. In Rubio’s desperation to undermine Obamacare, he added a provision to the spending bill last year dealing with risk corridors—which could actually cost tax payers money. Numerous fact checks and reports have shown that his provisions have done…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview Coming back from Thanksgiving, we had a lot to be grateful for this week here at the DNC.  From equality for LGBT Americans, to Obamacare, to DACA, we can thank President Obama for the strides we’ve seen under his leadership. This morning we learned even more positive news: November’s jobs report showed 211,000 new jobs created, and the unemployment…

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One Week After Planned Parenthood Shooting, GOP Moves Forward on Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Reduce Mental Health Care Access

One week after three Americans – a police officer, an Iraq War veteran, and a mother – were murdered at a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Colorado Springs, Republicans in the U.S. Senate are moving forward on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act, a law that expands access to mental health care. While most of the…

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