John Sexton

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Tough Times for Celebrity Fans of Venezuelan Socialism

Venezuelans sick of high crime and higher rates of inflation have been protesting President Maduro's socialist regime. Tens of thousands have marched in the streets in all of Venezuela's cities and several have been killed by motorcycle riding government loyalists. Feb 18, 2014 5:01 PM PT

Defending Wendy Davis From Herself

There are two new articles out today defending Wendy Davis from...well, from herself. Both of them sidestep the real issues raised by Davis' critics. Feb 18, 2014 10:25 AM PT

CBS News: Let's Not Talk About Monica Lewinsky for Two Years

John Dickerson is the political director for CBS News and also a political correspondent for Slate. Monday he wrote a piece suggesting that everyone would be better off not mentioning Monica Lewinsky, or any other event in Bill Clinton's history, as part of coverage of Hillary. Feb 17, 2014 2:59 PM PT

What's Happening in Venezuela in 4 Video Clips

Since the death of Hugo Chavez in March 2013, Nicolas Maduro has continued to run the government along socialist lines. As you'll see, that approach still has fans in the country but recently there have been massive street protests against the Maduro government. Here are three different perspectives on what is happening. Feb 17, 2014 10:35 AM PT

Hour Long Wait Time at Covered CA Call Centers Described as 'Snarls' in Press Release

More than half of the people who called Covered California's phone support in December received a busy signal.  For those who heard a ring, wait times often exceeded 45 minutes leading more than half of all callers to simply give up. Yet a recent Covered California press release minimized the problem as "snarls" in customer service. Feb 14, 2014 12:16 PM PT

Video: Wendy Davis Opposing a 20 Week Abortion Ban

This week Wendy Davis announced that she would not object in principle to a 20 week ban on abortion saying she would "prefer" it not happen except in cases of a grave threat to the woman's health or severe fetal abnormality. Feb 13, 2014 9:59 AM PT

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 3.3 Million (but not really)

HHS announced Wednesday that a cumulative total of 3.3 million people have now signed up for private insurance through the Obamacare exchanges but that figure includes hundreds of thousands of individuals who have failed to make their first premium payment. Feb 12, 2014 7:17 PM PT

Obamacare's Directive 10-289

Monday night Megyn Kelly and guest Marc Thiessen discussed a rule which states that in order to be eligible for the one year mandate delay (which applies to companies with 50-99 employees) a larger employer "must not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees in order to satisfy the workforce size condition..." Feb 11, 2014 5:45 PM PT

More Unraveling: Will the Individual Mandate Be Delayed Next?

Last week health insurance industry expert Bob Laszewski asked whether Obamacare was unraveling. His question was prompted by a report that the White House was considering a 1-3 year extension that would allow people to keep plans (in some states) despite Obamacare's narrow grandfathering rules. Feb 11, 2014 10:05 AM PT

White House Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate to 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday that businesses with 50-99 employees would be granted an additional year before Obamacare's penalty for failure to offer insurance to employees kicks in. Feb 10, 2014 4:19 PM PT


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