8,000,000 Signed Up For Health Care Through The ACA Exchanges

President Obama announced that 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, the Washington Post reports.

“Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people….

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"Back when George W. Bush was president, liberals were regularly accused of being disloyal or anti-American if they disagreed with the policies the administration was undertaking. As Bush himself said, you were either with us or with the terrorists, and as far as many of his supporters were concerned, “us” meant the Bush administration and everything they wanted to do, including invading Iraq. You may have noticed that now that there’s a Democrat in the White House, conservatives no longer find disagreeing with the government’s policies to be anti-American; in fact, the truest patriotism is now supposedly found among those whose hatred of the president, and the government more generally, burns white-hot in the core of their souls."

Uncivil Disobedience and the Opposite of Patriotism (via smdxn)

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policymic:

Pro-weed Alaskans: Prove it’s more dangerous than alcohol and we’ll donate to our opponents

On Wednesday, a group of activists in Anchorage gathered with a giant novelty check written out for $9,015 — the amount that former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) purportedly received from the alcohol lobby while he was in office. Kennedy also happens to be the founder of the anti-pot group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), which has been trying to stop pot from being legalized in Alaska.
"We decided to present them with a challenge that really strikes at the heart of the issue," said Tim Hinterberger, chair of Alaska’s pro-legalization campaign. "They are going to spend the next four months trying to scare people into thinking marijuana is so dangerous it simply cannot be legal for adults. Yet the fact is marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol to the consumer and to society."
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policymic:

Pro-weed Alaskans: Prove it’s more dangerous than alcohol and we’ll donate to our opponents

On Wednesday, a group of activists in Anchorage gathered with a giant novelty check written out for $9,015 — the amount that former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) purportedly received from the alcohol lobby while he was in office. Kennedy also happens to be the founder of the anti-pot group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), which has been trying to stop pot from being legalized in Alaska.

"We decided to present them with a challenge that really strikes at the heart of the issue," said Tim Hinterberger, chair of Alaska’s pro-legalization campaign. "They are going to spend the next four months trying to scare people into thinking marijuana is so dangerous it simply cannot be legal for adults. Yet the fact is marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol to the consumer and to society."

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liberalsarecool:

The founding fathers would have crushed Cliven Bundy with their powerful-by-design Federal government.

liberalsarecool:

The founding fathers would have crushed Cliven Bundy with their powerful-by-design Federal government.

The Harshest Anti-Abortion Bill in the Country Was Just Overturned

A year after Republican-led North Dakota signed the most repressive abortion legislation, a federal judge overturned the six-week abortion ban in what amounts to a huge win for reproductive rights advocates. 

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland found the heartbeat law “invalid and unconstitutional” on Wednesday and said that it “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge.”

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"I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been. They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working. They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that … They were wrong to keep trying to repeal a law that is working when they have no alternative answer."

President Obama. Youtube of his address.

Every day since Obama signed The Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 into law, nearly every Republican prediction has been wrong. 

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liberalsarecool:

Conservatives playing the “victim card” again. Check off all the prerequisites: wealthy, white, and male.

liberalsarecool:

Conservatives playing the “victim card” again. Check off all the prerequisites: wealthy, white, and male.