Politics

4:24am

Tue March 18, 2014
Shots - Health News

Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 6:56 am

Patty Fontneau, executive director and CEO, of Connect for Health Colorado, acknowledged there were problems with the exchange when it opened.
Eric Whitney for NPR

Being the first to try something can be rewarding. Remember how amazing it was to have the first iPhone? But then, sometimes there's a downside, like using that early version of the iPhone map tool that led to some wrong turns.

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7:22pm

Mon March 17, 2014
It's All Politics

GOP's Health Law Alternative Could Be Messy As Obamacare

First lady Michelle Obama at an Affordable Care Act event in March.
Luis M. Alvarez AP

Ever since Republicans began using the words "repeal and replace" back in 2010 to describe their intentions for the Affordable Care Act, they've faced a question: What, exactly, would they replace it with?

While there's currently no clear Republican alternative for the health care law, President Obama's signature domestic achievement, the House Republican leadership is signaling there will be one this year.

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4:57pm

Mon March 17, 2014
It's All Politics

One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress

Immigration supporters gather during a rally for citizenship on Capitol Hill last year.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

One year ago, a frank Republican Party assessment of why it came up short in the 2012 presidential election included a stark recommendation.

Embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform, the post-mortem authors urged, or get used to a party whose appeal "will continue to shrink to its core constituents only."

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3:09pm

Mon March 17, 2014
News

With Sanctions, Obama Aims For Those Close To Putin

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 5:33 pm

The Obama administration is ordering new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials. The move is designed to penalize Russia for efforts to split Crimea away from Ukraine.

11:08am

Mon March 17, 2014
Politics

Is Obama Still 'Deporter In Chief'?

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 11:32 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to turn to an issue we follow closely on this program - immigration. And I want to mention that later in this program, we will remind you of some history that you may not know or remember, which is what brought another large group of immigrants to this country in an earlier era, but first to the news.

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