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10:00 am
Mon March 26, 2012

A Florida Lawmaker Critiques Health Care Law

As the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act, Tell Me More continues the conversation about state reactions to the law. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, about opposition to the Affordable Care Act in his state.

Health Care
10:00 am
Mon March 26, 2012

A Red State Embraces Part Of Health Care Overhaul

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 9:41 am

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JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

I'm Jacki Lyden and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michele Martin is away this week. Coming up, spring hails all sorts of lovely flowers and in Washington it brings cherry blossoms on the trees that ring the city's tidal basin. We'll share the story behind the famed cherry blossoms in a few minutes. But first, the Supreme Court opens a three-day hearing today about the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.

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Opinion
9:53 am
Mon March 26, 2012

New Republic: Obamacare's Somewhat Happy Birthday

President Barack Obama speaks during an event to mark the 90-day anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act June 22, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 7:39 am

Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic.

When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act two years ago, the law's proponents (including me) were confident of two things: That it would become more popular with time and that it would make our health care system more humane and efficient.

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Opinion
9:52 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Weekly Standard: Two Budgets. One Winner.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks to the media following a meeting between President Barack Obama and the House Republican Conference about the national debt limit and budget plans at the White House in Washington D.C., June 1, 2011. Ryan released his newest budget proposal on March 20, 2012.
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Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 6:34 am

Yuval Levin is a writer for The Weekly Standard

Last spring, when House Republicans passed Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's ambitious fiscal agenda, it would have been easy to make two basic guesses about the proposal's lasting impact: On the one hand, it seemed that the budget's focus on the immense scope of the fiscal calamity heading our way would put the deficit and debt at the center of our politics for the rest of Barack Obama's term. But on the other hand, it looked like the Medicare proposal in the budget would be highly controversial and politically risky.

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Krulwich Wonders...
9:52 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Rare Sighting Of Dashing, Two-Legged Hairy Sprinting Crab?

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Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 7:11 am

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