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November 1, 2013

Bill takes on the Republican Party for their relentless attempts to kill the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (left)  arrives for a meeting with House Republicans in the Capitol in Washington on October 16, 2013.
October 29, 2013 | Blog

The Democrat’s version of health insurance would have been cheaper, simpler and more popular, so why did we enact the Republican version? Continue reading

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October 24, 2013
Historian Peter Dreier explains why Rome is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America.
Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas addresses the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 11, 2013 | Blog

Tens of thousands of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 die every year because they lack health insurance. Continue reading

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October 4, 2013

Bill Moyers shares his thoughts on the shutdown and this week’s antics in Washington. Continue reading

A National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade to close access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 1, 2013 | Blog

Everything you need to know to understand the showdown in one place. Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 | Blog

We asked our Facebook fans to share their experiences with the new health insurance marketplace. Here’s what they had to say. Continue reading

The sun rises behind the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 29, 2013 | Blog

After the tea party catapulted House Republicans into the majority, 75 right-wing lawmakers wrote a letter to Speaker Boehner demanding that a vote to repeal the device tax occur “as soon as possible.” Continue reading

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January 4, 2013

Bill reports on how the NRA and gun merchants keep any and all discussion of sensible gun control off the table. Continue reading

In this file photo The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, speaks during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 4, 2013 | Blog

For many, the cure for gun violence seems to be more guns and bigger profits. Continue reading

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control. February 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 19, 2012 | Blog

In many cases, politics — not policy — determined if governors chose to create health insurance exchanges for their states. Continue reading

Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, seen with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks at a news conference about the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports at the Treasury Department in Washington. April 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 27, 2012 | Blog
The Kaiser Family Foundation released an analysis yesterday to help state politicians decide whether to participate in the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
The five plaintiffs in a case of women employees against Wal-Mart: Stephanie Odle, of Norman, Okla., Betty Dukes, of Pittsburg, Calif., Deborah Gunter, of Palm Springs, Calif., Christine Kwapnoski, of Bay Point, Calif., and Edith Arena, of Duarte, Calif. pose for a photograph outside the Supreme Court in Washington. March 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 14, 2012

A look at eight recent Supreme Court decisions decided by a single vote, and their consequences for democracy. Continue reading

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September 14, 2012

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin join Bill to discuss the uncontested power of the Supreme Court. Continue reading

An emergency room physician attends to a patient, while gurneys, patients and staff fill the hallway in the Red Zone trauma center at the Emergency Room of Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta. November 2005. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, Files)
July 3, 2012 | Blog
Americans spend more than any other country on healthcare — nearly $8,500 per person. Find out how the we compare to other Western countries and the world.
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