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Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Obama teams up with pro athletes to meet ACA deadline

| March 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of the highly-anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, […]

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Racism costs U.S. billions every year

Racism costs U.S. billions every year

| December 9, 2013

Closing the income gap between whites and minorities would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Altarum Institute.

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Obama on defensive over healthcare glitches

Obama on defensive over healthcare glitches

| November 26, 2013

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Under unrelenting attacks–including from Democratic supporters–President Obama and White House officials continue to struggle as they try to blunt criticism that President Obama stretched the truth in describing coverage options for consumers who already had health insurance before the roll out of healthcare.gov and the individual mandate policy of […]

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Millions fall into healthcare coverage gap

Millions fall into healthcare coverage gap

| November 13, 2013

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent  WASHINGTON—Every day Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks. Then, he undergoes the torment of sliding each arm […]

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