Nirvana for a libertarian in New Hampshire is a gay married couple guarding a stash of marijuana with an AK47. "I could live with that," said Ian Freeman, a leading light of the Free State Project and one of the pathfinders in a mass migration of like-minded people to the New England state. He left Florida and moved to New Hampshire to push the libertarian agenda in a state whose motto is "Live free or die" - one of more than 1,600 to have done so. They are the first tranche of 16,000 people who have pledged to up sticks and make the state a "beacon of liberty." read more
Cassidy posts a 15-point lead 56% to 41%- over incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu among Likely Louisiana Voters in our latest statewide telephone survey. Just three percent (3%) are undecided.
Seventy percent (70%) of Louisiana voters favor building the Keystone pipeline, compared to 58% of voters nationwide. In the Pelican State, this includes 52% who Strongly Favor it. Just 15% are somewhat or Strongly Opposed.
Among voters who Strongly Favor the Keystone pipeline, Cassidy leads Landrieu 78% to 20%. Landrieu leads 54% to 40% among those who somewhat favor it and is far ahead among the small group of voters opposed to the project.
When voters are asked which candidate they trust more in four major policy areas, Cassidy has double-digit leads in three of them taxes (52% to 39%), government spending (52% to 38%) and government ethics and corruption (52% to 37%). He leads by nine points in voter trust in the area of social issues (50% to 41%).
The Obama administration included as many as 400,000 dental plans in a number it reported for enrollments under the Affordable Care Act, an unpublicized detail that helped surpass a goal for 7 million sign-ups.
Federal officials said in September they had 7.3 million people enrolled in coverage through new government-run insurance exchanges. They didn't distinguish between medical and dental plans, breaking from previous practice without notice.
The move also partly obscured the attrition of more than 1 million in the number of people enrolled in medical insurance.
"There was agreement among the broadcast networks that this was overtly political. The White House has tried to make a comparison to a time that all the networks carried President Bush in prime time, also related to immigration . But that was a bipartisan announcement, and this is an overtly political move by the White House." read more