Jonathan Cohn

Senior Editor

It's been mostly cheers for Michael Sam, except on the right—where it's been mostly silence. Can that change?

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It shouldn't affect policy a whole lot. But maybe 

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The health law's critics find a new way to twist the numbers.

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Republicans don't trust Obama to enforce new immigration laws? Fine, says Schumer—let's start the new program after Obama leaves office.

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Demand for cigarettes is declining, while demand for in-store medical services is booming. 

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Obamacare Is Not a Job Killer

How critics are misreading a new government report

CBO updates it's Obamacare projections. The critics update their Obamacare distortions.

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No living member of Congress has accomplished as much as he has.

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Republican Senators are being praised for at last coming up with an alternative. Wait til people read the thing.

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Another insurer says the system looks fine—not that you'll hear about it from conservatives.

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Who You Calling a Lame Duck?

Three ways Obama thinks he can still make a difference

The prevailing consensus in Washington is that President Obama is done creating public policy. He may have the ambition to do more, the thinking goes, but he doesn’t have the political support. Republicans control the House and have enough votes to block most legislation in the Senate. And at the moment, at least, Obama isn’t popular enough to force them to act.

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