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Florida Gov. Rick Scott expressed his disappointment about the supreme court's decision concerning the health care bill. Photograph by Steve Cannon/AP Photo

Florida Gov. Rick Scott expressed his disappointment about the supreme court's decision concerning the health care bill. Photograph by Steve Cannon/AP Photo

After Obama-Vote, Scott Drops Opposition to ‘Obama-care’

President Barack Obama has been Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s biggest political foil. Scott launched his political career from Tea Party rallies in 2009 opposing the president’s 2010 health care law. On the campaign trail in 2010, many of his TV...

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A cardboard cut-out of President Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

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A cardboard cut-out of President Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

Michael Reagan’s Super-PAC Attacks Obamacare on Pennsylvania TV

A Republican super-PAC is attacking President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul in television ads running in Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney and Republican allies are trying to put the Democratic-leaning state in play. The health-care law “cuts Medicare by $716 billion” and...

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Filmmaker and actress Lena Dunham in New York City.

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Filmmaker and actress Lena Dunham in New York City.

First-Time Advice: Not Just Anybody

Updated at 11:51 am EDT In that bid for the female vote, particularly the young female vote, the first words from this famous young supporter of the president are attention-getting — she’s not talking about what it sounds like she...

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama’s Second-Term Agenda, Brinkley’s Historical Perspective

The rest of the Rolling Stone interview with President Barack Obama — the one in which the president refers to his Republican rival as “a bull-shitter” – focuses on the president’s view of the meaning of his first term and...

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A doctor visits an elderly patient in her home.

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A doctor visits an elderly patient in her home.

Obamacare Bonuses May Be Improving Medicare Advantage Plans

The Obama administration’s bonus system for insurers participating in Medicare Advantage, the private-market alternative to the government’s traditional health insurance program for the elderly, has been criticized by Republicans as a political giveaway and by the Government Accountability Office as...

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Social Security checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Pennsylvania.

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Social Security checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Pennsylvania.

Social Security Checks: 1.7% Bump — Critics: Seniors Falling Behind

Updated at 10 am EDT More than 55 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year, the government said today. The increase will be less than half of the 3.6 percent boost recipients received this...

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People listen as Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages.Ryan spoke about his family's reliance on Medicare.

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People listen as Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages.Ryan spoke about his family's reliance on Medicare.

Study: Medicare Premiums Would Rise for 59% With Ryan Plan

Elderly people in Florida would have paid more than $200 extra for traditional Medicare if a system similar to Paul Ryan’s proposed overhaul of the program had been in place in 2010, according to researchers at the nonprofit Kaiser Family...

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