Obamacare Double-Digit Increases Threaten Democrats

Expected double-digit Obamacare health insurance premium hikes coming just one week before the November 7 election are expected to drag the program’s favorability ratings to new lows, as support from independents and Democrats continues to fade.

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CBO: Nearly 1 in 6 Young Men in U.S. Jobless or Incarcerated

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), out of the 38 million young men in the U.S. in 2014, 16 percent were jobless (5 million or 13 percent) or incarcerated (1 million or 3 percent). The share of young men without a job or in prison has increased substantially since 1980, when just 11 percent of young men fit into either category.

Patshawndria Ivey fills out a job application at Smoothe King May 8, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Labor Department released numbers that show 223,000 jobs added in April with the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in March, which is the lowest rate since May 2008. (Photo by