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Presidential Debate #1: Obama and Romney on Medicare

Posted on 10/4/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWhen debate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to Social Security and Medicare, the discussion focused on Medicare. Here are some of the highlights. Obama on Social Security and Medicare Romney on Social Security and Medicare Obama on a premium support plan Romney on a premium support plan See also: •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on the health care law •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicaid •    Join the online discussion Election 2012 Debate Season

5 Ways to Stay Out of the Presidential Debate Spin Cycle

Posted on 10/1/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWith President Obama holding a narrow lead in the polls and looking to close the sale, and challenger Mitt Romney searching for a game-changing big play, the stakes in this year’s presidential debates are probably even higher than usual. The initial debate, which will focus on domestic policy, takes place on Wednesday at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) in Denver, with PBS NewsHour host Jim Lehrer moderating. From PBS, here’s a preview of the debate. Even before the candidates meet on stage, both campaigns are furiously trying to …

One App for All Your Political News

Posted on 09/28/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyPolitical junkies and regular voters from both parties can cross the great aisle of division, and unite around an iPad app that dishes up politics evenly. Just download the free Washington Post Politics App and leap into the campaign season with gusto. The app, launched earlier this year, offers terrific photos, graphics, and animation of everything political.  It features news and analysis, interactive maps with state-by-state polls, historical election results, campaign ads and candidate issues at-a-glance. It also contains, my …

A Debate on Our Issues? I’ll Drink to That!

Posted on 09/28/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsAs a lifelong political junkie, I’m looking forward to next week’s presidential debates like a sports fan looks forward to a playoff game. Now that I’m in my 50s, watching the televised debates won’t be quite the party occasion that it might have been 30-odd years ago, when friends and I would liven things up by taking a swig of beer every time one of the candidates mentioned the word “jobs” or “taxes.” Still, it should be fun to see …

Not Your Typical Presidential Debate Forum For Obama, Romney

Posted on 09/27/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Peggy Girshman of Kaiser Health News There’s nothing unusual about the way The New England Journal of Medicine displays the “Perspective” section this week: In dueling columns, under an original article on a “novel androgen-receptor blocker” for prostate cancer. But the authors of two of the perspectives are far from typical: B. Obama and M. Romney. The introduction to both is basic: The editors asked the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, …

New Poll Shows Significant Age Divide on GOP Medicare Plan

Posted on 09/27/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Jordan Rau of Kaiser Health News The Republican proposal to change Medicare that has been championed by GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan remains unpopular with Americans, although younger people are more receptive to it than older ones, according to a new poll. Only 37 percent say that the program should be changed to a “premium support” system in which the government provides beneficiaries with a fixed amount of money to buy coverage, either from traditional Medicare or private …