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Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) aggressive outreach to the black community over the last several months is dividing African-American leaders, with some excited that a prominent conservative Republican is embracing their causes, while others argue that working with the Kentucky senator and likely 2016 presidential candidate is a mistake.
theGRIO REPORT - More than 16 percent of people who enrolled in Obamacare and stated their race in their application were African-American, according to preliminary data released by the Obama administration...
With the official enrollment period now over, Obama administration officials are shifting their focus to getting people signed up for health insurance in other ways, targeting those who are eligible for Medicaid but have not enrolled and finding Americans, particularly young ones, who are allowed to purchase insurance plans after the deadline through a special provision in the law.
The good news is the universal condemnation that both men have received. Republican politicians who had allied themselves with Bundy quickly condemned him
theGRIO REPORT - Shannon, who identifies himself as both African-American and Native-American, is running in a June 24 primary to replace retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn...
ANALYSIS - It will be harder for Republicans, even if they disagree with Obamacare, to suggest the law will collapse, as many of them did last fall...
theGRIO REPORT - Exactly how much of opposition to Obama is based on race? Interestingly, now in year six of the Obama administration, a number of political scientists and researchers have examined this question. Here's what they have found...
theGRIO REPORT - The Obama administration announced this week that about 7 million Americans enrolled in health care plans through the exchanges set up under the law...
ANALYSIS - The budget put together by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) the head of the House Budget Committee and former vice-presidential candidate, has almost no chance of becoming law...
theGRIO REPORT - Only 4.2 million had enrolled through February, meaning that an aggressive effort by the White House and liberal groups succeeded in pushing almost 3 million Americans to sign up over the last month...
theGRIO REPORT - In one of the poorest areas of Appalachia, about 2500 people have signed up to get health insurance over the last six months – a number that represents more than a tenth of Clay County’s residents...
theGRIO REPORT - The White House announced on Thursday that more than 6 million Americans have enrolled in health care plans through "Obamacare," a number that is shy of the administration's initial goal of 7 million for 2014, but shows huge progress from October...
theGRIO REPORT - The states that are enrolling the highest percentage of their residents in 'Obamacare' are largely places with Democratic governors who have strongly embraced the law and set up their own health exchanges to implement it...
OPINION - This delay has little impact on the insurance process, because whether you buy insurance on March 26 or April 5, the coverage was not going to start until May 1 anyway...
theGRIO REPORT - The Obama administration is effectively running another national campaign, but this time with the goal not beating Mitt Romney but getting at least six million people to enroll in plans through the Affordable Care Act by the end of this month...
theGRIO REPORT - A stream of new data has been released in the last several days about the new health care law and its impact. Here are five key numbers that tell the story...
theGRIO REPORT - Liberal activists in Virginia are sharply opposing the candidacy of Richmond mayor Dwight Jones to be chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party because the African-American pastor refuses to publicly support gay marriage...
theGRIO REPORT - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky easily won an informal vote of conservatives at the CPAC Conference, an illustration of his strong support among party activists, particularly young conservatives...
theGRIO REPORT - Seventeen states, most in the South or Mountain West, are unabashedly rejecting any consideration of expanding their Medicaid programs under the new health care law...
theGRIO REPORT - In their speeches at the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual conference, Republican 2016 candidates unsurprisingly bashed President Obama over and over again...