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ObamaCare’s hidden marriage penalty …

Childless couples and empty nesters would pay more under ObamaCare, Garance Franke-Ruka writes in The Atlantic. When she looked at eligibility “for subsidies through the exchanges in New York state  — where insurance is comparatively expensive and the state exchange was set up in such a way as to not provide lower rates for younger people” — she found that a family of two that earns more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level — $62,040 — doesn’t qualify. “But if that same couple lived together unmarried, they could earn up to $45,960 each — $91,920″ — and be eligible. Continue reading
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In 2012, politics made strange foes, friends

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Update: White House downplays notion that Biden was going to be jettisoned from 2012 ticket.

The rumors were true.

As the president geared up for reelection, his senior staffers wanted Hillary Clinton on the ticket and Joe Biden off, according to a new book that’s brimming with good gossip on both Dems and Republicans, including who supplied Harry Reid with info on Mitt Romney. Continue reading

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