Category: Washington Times

Federal judge backs Obamacare subsidies in win for administration

January 15th, 2014 in 2014, Abigail Moncrieff, Newsmakers, School of Law, Washington Times 0 comments

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Abigail Moncrieff, School of Law

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the administration can pay subsidies to all deserving Obamacare enrollees, no matter who runs the exchanges they enrolled in — delivering a significant win to President Obama and preventing opponents from poking a major hole in his signature law…

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“This definitely was the right decision. This case is pure silliness.”

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U.S. B-52 bombers buzz China’s expanded airspace as dispute with Japan escalates

November 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger, Washington Times 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

In an escalating standoff reminiscent of the Cold War, China on Tuesday denounced a flight by two U.S. B-52 bombers over a contested chain of islands in the East China Sea without first alerting Beijing — just days after China unilaterally announced an expanded air-defense zone around the islands…

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“Recent Chinese moves to underline its claims to the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands have forced the U.S. to back Japan far more vigorously and openly than it would prefer.”

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Embassy Row: Delusions of U.S.-Pakistan relationship

November 20th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

After 66 years of bilateral ties, U.S.-Pakistani relations are still based on delusions — and Husain Haqqani is on a campaign to correct the diplomatic self-deceptions…

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Medicaid preference could strap states under Obamacare

November 4th, 2013 in 2013, Abigail Moncrieff, Newsmakers, School of Law, Washington Times 0 comments

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Abigail Moncrieff, School of Law

Analysts said the Obamacare publicity would have a “woodwork” effect, and people eligible for Medicaid would take notice of the exchanges and sign up for federal-state entitlements…

Expert quote:

“The hardest reality about this trend is that the states haven’t budgeted enough for the new enrollees.”

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NSA spying sours relations with Germany, Brazil

October 24th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Wippl, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences

Thanks to Edward Snowden, President Obama not only missed a big dinner date this week, but he’s become the brunt of anger of world leaders gathering in Brussels…

Expert quote:

“I can’t ever remember that espionage really changed a relationship in a basic way. My view is we don’t have friends or enemies, we just have partners.”

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Andrew Bacevich describes isolation of the public from their military

September 17th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

Andrew Bacevich is a bestselling author and professor of history and international relations at Boston University. Prior to that, he was an officer in the U.S. army for twenty-three years…

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Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

August 11th, 2013 in 2013, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, Washington Times 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party’s conservative wing, didn’t offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary…

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“Unlike the Democrats, there is no clear front ground runner on the Republican side, and the candidates are trying to elevate their name recognition in these states.”

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg cracks down on electronic cigarettes: report

August 11th, 2013 in 2013, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Washington Times 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to regulate tobacco-less electronic cigarettes, three tobacco-related bills submitted to the New York City Council reveal…

Expert quote:

“I have no problems with this ordinance as a whole — raising the age, banning advertising. But [electronic-cigarettes] are a product that’s literally saving people’s lives, people who are literally at risk of disease and death, and giving them an alternative.”

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Embassy Row: She’s a Kennedy

July 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger, Washington Times 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama’s nomination of Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan sparked a lively debate about her qualifications to serve in one of America’s most important diplomatic posts…

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“Caroline Kennedy is likely to be a successful and popular ambassador to Japan.”

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Obama leaves G-8 summit without Syria breakthrough

June 19th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria, Washington Times, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama left a high-level international summit Tuesday without having secured the major breakthrough on Syria he’d hoped to achieve…

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“I think it really is going to undermine the relationship between the two countries. It may have an adverse impact on other issues that are in dispute.”

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