President Barack Obama’s one-year reprieve for Americans losing health insurance achieved at least one political aim: to slow a Democratic rush toward a bill to curtail Obamacare coming to a vote today in the House.
President Barack Obama’s one-year reprieve for Americans losing insurance and rare display of contrition were meant to quell the political crisis engulfing Democrats over the botched roll-out of his health-care law.
Congress’s job-approval rating fell to a 39-year low as a result of the budget standoff that closed the federal government for 16 days, underscoring the hurdle lawmakers face in next year’s re-election races.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trounced his Democratic opponent to win a second term and bragging rights as a potential 2016 Republican candidate for U.S. president who can appeal across party lines.
Charlie Crist, Florida’s former Republican governor who fled the party to become a Democrat, told supporters he wants to reclaim the office next year, setting up a campaign-spending spree that may eclipse the more than $100 million spent in 2010’s record-breaking race.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican poised to win re-election tomorrow, has garnered support across partisan lines. He led Democratic challenger Barbara Buono by 28 percentage points in the latest poll.
Bill de Blasio, who built his underdog campaign for New York mayor on promises to restrain police stop-and-frisk tactics and reduce income inequality, won in a landslide, putting a Democrat in charge of City Hall for the first time in 20 years.