Category: Washington Times

Medicaid preference could strap states under Obamacare

Washington Times 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.” View full […]

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

United Press International 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… Expert quote: “Unlike the Democrats, […]

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg cracks down on electronic cigarettes: report

Washington Times 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 […]

Embassy Row: She’s a Kennedy

Washington Times 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… Expert quote: “Caroline Kennedy is likely to be a successful and popular ambassador to Japan.” View full article  

Obama leaves G-8 summit without Syria breakthrough

Washington Times 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… Expert quote: “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 […]

Samantha Power to U.N.; Susan Rice to White House as National Security Adviser

Washington Times Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences In a move sure to provoke congressional Republicans, President Obama is nominating embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice Wednesday to serve as his national security adviser… Expert quote: “It keeps one of our most able diplomats involved at one of the most critical junctures in our […]

‘Obamacare’ not playing a leading role in state campaigns

Washington Times Fred Bayles, College of Communication President Obama’s health care law may be a partisan flash point on Capitol Hill, but unique factors have forced it to play a supporting role in spring campaigns to fill empty seats in Congress… Expert quote: “This was supported by Republicans and Democrats in the legislature. There were […]