Byron York

Posted March 17, 2014

When it comes to Obamacare, many Democrats take comfort in polls showing a small majority of voters, or at least a plurality, oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Posted December 30, 2013

As Democrats survey a troubled 2014 political landscape, it's easy to forget how optimistic they seemed less than a year ago.

Posted December 23, 2013

2014 will be the year Republicans are forced to deal with the Obamacare Trap, helpfully set for them by the Democratic authors of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted December 09, 2013

One striking thing about the new White House Obamacare promotion campaign is that so far it hasn't had much to say about the central focus of Obamacare, which is helping Americans buy affordable health insurance.

Posted November 25, 2013

In the aftermath of the government shutdown, it's clear that many of the nation's Republican governors are disgusted by the performance of GOP lawmakers in Congress. But they don't say it in so many words.

Posted November 18, 2013

The journalist Jonathan Cohn, an ardent supporter of Obamacare, recently wrote in The New Republic that problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act should be "an opportunity to have a serious conversation about the law's trade-offs -- the one that should have happened a while ago."

Posted November 04, 2013

What does the word "affordable" in the Affordable Care Act mean? Many people might assume it means Obamacare will make health coverage less expensive. That's certainly the impression President Obama gave when he promised his national health care scheme would "cut the average family's premium by about $2,500 per year

Posted October 28, 2013

Under Obamacare, the Internal Revenue Service will determine who is eligible for health insurance subsidies, and it will deliver those subsidies, in the form of tax credits, to millions of individual Americans.

Posted October 14, 2013

The recent Senate debate over immigration reform focused mostly on three issues: 1) the economic effects of legalizing millions of currently illegal immigrants while also increasing the rate of future immigration, 2) the possibility of achieving real border security and 3) the ethical question of offering the reward of citizenship to those who entered the country illegally.

Posted October 07, 2013

Recently the pharmaceutical giant Merck announced it will cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to remain competitive in a rapidly changing drug industry.

Posted August 26, 2013

Everyone knows the RNC leadership believes there were too many debates last time around and intends to cut the number in half for 2016.

Posted August 19, 2013

Republicans are buzzing about a new Gallup poll showing public approval of President Obama's handling of the economy has fallen to 35 percent, while disapproval has risen to an astonishing 62 percent.

Posted August 12, 2013

The move to defund Obamacare has been slow to gather support in the Senate. Really slow.

Posted August 05, 2013

A coalition of wealthy and determined liberal groups is preparing to strike back at GOP efforts to stop the president's health care scheme.

Posted July 29, 2013

When Washington conservatives gather to talk among themselves, and the discussion turns to Obamacare -- it happens pretty frequently -- it's not unusual to hear predictions that the president's health care law will "collapse of its own weight."

Posted July 22, 2013

The Affordable Care Act originally passed the House in 2009 with 220 votes, all but one of them Democrats.

Posted July 08, 2013

What part of "It's. The. Law." don't you understand? Just to add emphasis, in early June President Obama dismissed concerns that the national health care startup was not going well.

Posted July 01, 2013

In the end, immigration reform really was a done deal in the Senate. Debates come down to numbers on Capitol Hill, and the Gang of Eight reform team had the numbers.

Posted June 25, 2013

There was a striking moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee's debate on the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill when Republican Jeff Sessions and Democrat Charles Schumer argued over the number of immigrants who would be allowed into the country under the new legislation.

Posted June 18, 2013

There's simply no requirement that the border be definitely, measurably secure before today's immigrants complete the journey from illegality to citizenship.