Today’s Headlines – Dec. 6, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report that some in the GOP are urging lawmakers to support the idea of trading tax breaks for changes in safety-net programs. The Washington Post: Some In GOP Urge Lawmakers To Back Tax Hikes For Changes In Safety-Net Programs A growing chorus of Republicans […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 5, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest on the looming fiscal crisis as well as market developments and health policy news from the states. The Associated Press/Washington Post: Hot Rhetoric Aside, There’s Overlap In Competing Fiscal Offers That Could Form Basis Of A Deal Both sides now concede that tax […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 4, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of the GOP counteroffer in the fiscal talks, as well as the White House reaction to it. The New York Times: Initial Deficit Cuts Are Sticking Point In Negotiations For all the growing angst over the state of negotiations to head off a fiscal […]

Today’s Headlines – Dec. 3, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news outlets, including the latest press reports on the looming “fiscal cliff” and on how states are viewing the health law’s Medicaid expansion. The Wall Street Journal: Fiscal Cliff Talks At Stalemate The White House and congressional Republicans remained at loggerheads—in both public and private—over how to design […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 30, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about the continuing partisan back and forth regarding “fiscal cliff” negotiations as well as reports on the health law’s implementation. The New York Times: GOP Balks At White House Plan On Fiscal Crisis The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 29, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report detailing why the idea of raising Medicare’s eligibility age always seem to crop up in policy discussions. Politico: Inside The Talks: Fiscal Framework Emerges Cut through the fog, and here’s what to expect: Taxes will go up just shy of $1.2 trillion — […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 28, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how party positions on entitlement programs are playing into the ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations. The New York Times: House Republican Urges Party To Yield On Tax Cuts For Most Earners Democrats said they would not accept cuts to Medicare or Medicaid as part of […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 27, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how increasing the Medicare eligibility age and making other entitlement program changes are a part of the ongoing “fiscal cliff” discourse. The Wall Street Journal: ‘Cliff’ Wranglers Weigh Medicare Age The fiscal cliff has revived an old idea that long seemed unfeasible: gradually […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 26, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a range of stories regarding the future of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations as well as reports about the strategies that might now be used by health law opponents. The Wall Street Journal: Talks Over Fiscal Cliff Stay Stuck In Low Gear Congressional leaders return to […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 20, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest news on the “fiscal cliff” negotiations as well as reports about the health law’s implementation. The Wall Street Journal: Entitlements Split Democrats With deficit talks kicking off in earnest, Democrats are divided on the magnitude of changes they would accept when it comes […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 19, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest news on the ongoing “fiscal cliff” discourse. The Associated Press/Washington Post: Taxes, Benefit Programs Key Flashpoints In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations There are numerous hurdles, big and small, in front of President Barack Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill as they seek a budget […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 16, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports detailing the Obama administration’s deadline extention — now until Dec. 14 — for states to decide how they want to proceed with the health law’s insurance exchanges. The New York Times: Senate ‘Gang Of 8’ Says this Isn’t Its Moment In Deficit Talks After […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 15, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest details on states’ decisions about pursuing health exchanges as well as other political and policy developments. The Wall Street Journal: At President’s Meeting With Executives, Some Push, Pull And Give President Barack Obama’s meeting with top chief executives Wednesday included a frank exchange […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 14, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including details about how lines are being drawn regarding the ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations. The New York Times: Obama Vows Firm Stance On Deficit-Reduction Plan President Obama reassured leaders of labor and progressive groups on Tuesday that he will not yield to Congressional Republicans and extend Bush-era […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 13, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports previewing this week’s actions regarding negotiations about the fiscal cliff. The Associated Press/Washington Post: Most Of America Would Be Hit By Tax Increases And Spending Cuts From ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Everyone who pays income tax — and some who don’t —will feel it. So will […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 7, 2012

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The nation’s re-elected President Obama, here are your health headlines: Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including details of the outcome of the presidential election, as well as House and Senate races. Coverage also includes analysis regarding how those results will impact the implementation of the health law, negotiatioins surrounding the looming […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 6, 2012

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Happy Election Day! Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including an array of stories previewing today’s election possibilities and what the outcome might mean for the health law, Medicare and the health care industry. The Associated Press/Washington Post: No More Days: Obama, Romney Fight On Into The Night At The End Of […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 5, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the final round of polls, forecasts regarding which party will control the House and Senate and analysis of how campaign-trail messages have been playing during the election season’s final hours. The Wall Street Journal: Obama And Romney Deadlocked, Polls Show The dueling assertions […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 2, 2012

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Los Angeles Times: Romney Resumes Criticizing Obama On The Stump With five days to go until election day, Romney said voters faced a clear choice, and painted a dim picture of the nation’s future if Obama were reelected – seniors unable to find doctors who were taking additional Medicare patients, middle-aged Americans seeing stagnant wages, […]

Today’s Headlines – Nov. 1, 2012

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Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including highlights from the campaign trail, from the top of the ticket to some of the attention-grabbing Senate races across the country, as well as a report that the Obama administration will not oppose efforts to reopen the religious challenge to the health law. The Wall […]