Hang in There, Governor Hogan
The Maryland state legislature is back in session, and the Democrats have announced that one of their priorities is overriding Governor Larry Hogan’s veto last year of a bill that would automatically re-enfranchise felons when they are released from …
Could the GOP’s Larry Hogan Really Have a Shot in Maryland?
Wow: @cookpolitical moves #MDGOV, #RIGOV and #AKGOV all to tossups.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 31, 2014
Really? The Cook Political Report thinks there’s a shot Republican Larry Hogan wins in Maryland? Other than a Baltimore Sun poll putting Democrat Anthony Brown …
Hawaii’s Exchange Spent $87 on ‘Consumer Assistance’ for Every Uninsured Person in State; District of Columbia Spent $163
Did states get their money’s worth when they spent large federal grants on “assisting” customers using their insurance exchanges?
Hawaii’s exchange was particularly troublesome for users from its beginning. Perhaps almost as infuriating for residents is the small fortune …
The Week So Far: A Dagwood Sandwich of Bad News for Obamacare
Today’s Morning Jolt is just a Dagwood sandwich of bad news for Obamacare, piled higher and higher:
A Bad Day, Even by the Standards of Obamacare’s Bad Days
President Obama probably can’t wait to get away on that 17–…
But Other Than All That, Obamacare Had a Good Weekend!
From the first Morning Jolt of an icy December week:
You Know the Latest News on Obamacare Is Bad. But You Don’t Know How It’s Bad.
The threat that Obamacare could end up shutting down volunteer firehouses, the …
New Polls Show Battleground Dems Falling Behind
With barely a month until Election Day, a new round of polling sponsored by the NRCC paints a troubling picture for incumbent Democrats in battleground districts in Florida, Maryland and Virginia.
FL-24: Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D) trails state Rep. Sandy …
AP Declares Larry Hogan Winner in Maryland
And now we reach the point in the evening where we wonder if we’re dreaming:
RT @AP_Politics: BREAKING: GOP Larry Hogan wins election as governor of Maryland. @AP race call at 12:05 a.m. EST. #Election2014 #APracecall
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) …
Maybe All Those Obama Supporters Left the Iron On
Says it all, doesn’t it?
This is Maryland. Maryland. Obama won this state 62 percent to 36 percent. And even here, the magic is gone; the report says the crowd started leaving while he was still speaking.
Think about it — these …
Healthcare.gov Begins Its Final Day of Enrollment . . . Closed for Maintenance
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Happy Obamacare Deadline-ish Day. CNN’s Jim Acosta logs on to Healthcare.gov this morning and finds:
Perfect. Old traditions die hard, huh? At least, a lot harder than Healthcare.gov.
Faith-Based Discussion of the State Exchanges
Since October, the defensive cry of the beleaguered Obamacare defender has been, “but the states are doing a much better job!”
Some are. But plenty aren’t. The post below spotlights the grand scale of failure in Oregon. Beyond their troubles#…#
California: We Won’t Reveal Enrollment Numbers Until Mid-November
The exchanges and navigators aren’t failing everywhere#…#but there are enough places where the rollout is simply disastrous. Here’s Minnesota:
Southside community worker, Miguel Rivera, who MNsure certified to provide help as a so-called “navigator” only last week said that …
GOP Challenger Leading Democratic Incumbent in Maryland
A Republican polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies, finds GOP challenger Andy Harris ahead of incumbent Democrat Frank Kratovil by 3 percent in Maryland’s 1st congressional district.
The health-care bill is polling at 35 percent favor, 58 percent oppose in this district; only 30 …