Republicans cite a new survey to claim health insurance premiums are up 90 percent in New Hampshire because of the Affordable Care Act.
But that figure is based on just one insurance broker in the state. The 90 percent figure is included in a survey of 148 insurance brokers by Morgan Stanley, to help guide investor decisions about stock purchases. - Full Article
Iowa's governor fired the head of the state's administrative department hours after The Des Moines Register published documents showing he didn't tell the truth to state lawmakers.
Mike Carroll, who was appointed head of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services in 2011, last week testified before a legislative oversight committee that no money had been paid to state employees from his department in exchange for a pact of secrecy. - Full Article
People trying to apply and enroll for private health insurance through Obamacare before Monday's midnight deadline discovered the website was "currently unavailable."
Healthcare.gov, the online marketplace bedeviled by bugs since its launch last fall, went down for several hours Monday morning, a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said. - Full Article
Prosecutors charged former Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer on Friday with sexually assaulting a political aide three years ago following a Republican mixer.
Kramer is charged with two counts of second-degree felony sexual assault. He faces up to $200,000 in fines and 80 years in prison if convicted on both charges. He is due to make an initial court appearance on April 14. - Full Article
State Sen. Leland Yee was arraigned on seven charges of corruption and firearms trafficking Wednesday, swept up in a broad FBI sting involving more than two dozen people across the Bay Area suspected of selling drugs, smuggling guns and arranging murder for hire.
Yee was one of 26 people charged Wednesday in the operation, many of whom wore headsets to translate... - Full Article
Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - two central figures in modern politics with 2016 prospects - joined forces Monday to talk global education. In her keynote address, Clinton praised Bush's dedication to education reform since serving two terms as governor of Florida,
where he overhauled the state's education system, introducing a school voucher program and banning using race as a factor in university admissions. - Full Article
One year ago, the Republican National Committee completed a four-month period of "self-reflection" and "evaluation" after losing its second straight presidential election and the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections.
The result of that process became popularly known as the GOP "Autopsy Report" -- an analysis of all of the Republican Party's ailments and prescriptions for how to cure them. - Full Article
Politicos and election officials are confirming Republican Scott Wagner's apparent victory in the 28th Senate as the first time a write-in candidate has won an election for state Senate in Pennsylvania.
Only about 22,300 voters cast ballots in Tuesday's special election, for a turnout of 13.6 percent, according to unofficial numbers from the county's elections office. - Full Article