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Here’s Jam-Rock with the topline: Together with one of the most hard-nosed campaigns in recent memory, Obama managed to bounce back from the nadir of 2011 to one of the broadest re-election victories in recent memory. At this point, news networks have called New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, and Ohio for President Obama. Read More

*What the new health care law does right away,  and how it addresses income inequality. (Here’s a calculator to see how it affects you, specifically.) Insurers will probably still try to raise premiums. Republicans said they’d run on repealing the healthcare law, but some of them are getting skittish. Democrats go on the offensive. Jonathan Chait ethers Read More

Jamelle more or less called this awhile back, but damn. This ain’t take long. Via USA Today via PlumLine: WASHINGTON — Americans by 9 percentage points have a favorable view of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote Read More

So you may have heard: after eluding progressive presidents and lawmakers for nearly a century, House Democrats finally approved sweeping legislaton that would bring  America to near-universal health insurance coverage. The bill nearly died several times in the interminable debate, with interventions from President Obama and deft maneuvering by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (props due) keeping it alive. No matter Read More

Bruce Bartlett laments that in his pitch for comprehensive healthcare reform, President Obama didn’t go all out and call for a single-payer system — not because he would have gotten it, but because the eventual watered-down legislation would have still been more effective of the legislation currently on the table. The real problem, in my Read More

This doesn’t make any sense (via LA Times): As President Obama’s approval ratings sag and the mood of voters sours, some Democratic congressional candidates are distancing themselves from the White House, with the back-channel blessing of party officials. The candidates are positioning themselves as independent voices no less frustrated with the Obama administration than people Read More