Tina Giordano

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Texas Vs. Utah: A Tale Of Two Government Shutdowners

Two Tea Party-backed, defund-Obamacare-or-we'll-shut-down-the-government Senate leaders. Two very different outcomes.<p>Ted Cruz, who became the public face of the shutdown strategy with his 21-hour talkfest on the Senate floor, has gone back to Texas a conquering hero. He even got an eight-minute …

In Virginia, a Swing State Turns Against the Tea Party

The Republican divisions laid bare by the government shutdown are playing out in the gubernatorial race, and the result appears to be a Democratic rout.<p>STERLING, Virginia — Surely the greatest irony of the recent federal government shutdown was this: Some furloughed federal workers, finding …

McDonald's Hotline Caught Urging Employee To Get Food Stamps

So she recently called the fast food chain's employee hotline — known as McResources Line — to see whether the company could help improve her situation.<p>But all she got was advice on getting government assistance, such as food stamps and Medicaid, to supplement her low wages.<p>"I was pretty upset," …

Nearly 700,000 applications completed at healthcare.gov, officials say

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 700,000 applications for health insurance coverage under the<p>Affordable Care Acthave been completed, administration officials said Thursday, although they would not release data on how many people successfully enrolled in insurance plans despite problems with the online …

GOP congressman hints at shutdown rematch

A Georgia GOPer indicates he’s ready to shut down the government…again<p>Judging from his recent comments during a closed-door meeting of the House GOP, Georgia Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, who first threatened to shut down the government all the way back in 2010, may be ready for a second round.<p>During …

Nebraska approves climate-denying study; scientists refuse to conduct it

State researchers say they refuse to be used as political pawns<p>A study on the impact of climate change on Nebraska, recently approved by the state, may not be carried out -- because its own scientists are refusing to be a part of it.<p>The problem, according to members of the governor-appointed …

Senate leaders mull ACA for staffers

Senate leaders are beginning to make the tough choice about whether to put their staffers on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges.<p>Three members of Senate leadership all plan to place their aides on the health exchanges, they confirmed to POLITICO. They are: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the No. 3 in …

Millionaire tax migration is a myth!

<b>(AP/Mike Groll)</b><p>Andrew Cuomo is the latest to perpetuate the fantasy that a modest tax hike will send a state’s wealthiest packing<p>David Sirota<p>October 24, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It is not news that New York's political and media elites worship the extremely rich. You can see this when in a tough economy …