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BYRON YORK

Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. The Newspaper Enterprise Association distributes his column.

Articles by BYRON YORK

Commentary: Dems will pay political price Commentary: Dems will pay political price
35 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As Democrats survey a troubled 2014 political landscape, it’s easy to forget how optimistic they seemed less than a year ago. [Read More]
Commentary: Can GOP avoid Obamacare Trap? Commentary: Can GOP avoid Obamacare Trap?
36 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
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. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP alternative to Obamacare Commentary: GOP alternative to Obamacare
37 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
“The only alternative that Obamacare’s critics have is, well, ‘let’s just go back to the status quo,’” said President Obama recently, “because they sure haven’t presented an alternative.” [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare PR push lacks details Commentary: Obamacare PR push lacks details
38 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
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. [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare creates doubters Commentary: Obamacare creates doubters
39 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In April, the Real Clear Politics average of polls showed that 47 percent of Americans opposed Obamacare, while 41 percent supported it — an edge for opponents of the president’s health care law, which at the time was still months away from implementation. [Read More]
Commentary: Republican governors target D.C. Commentary: Republican governors target D.C.
40 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
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. Instead, recently meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., at their annual conference, they express [Read More]
Commentary: The selling of health care reform Commentary: The selling of health care reform
41 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
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.” [Read More]
Commentary: 'Affordable' care depends on income Commentary: 'Affordable' care depends on income
43 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
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 premi [Read More]
Commentary: Tax-credit scandal a bad omen Commentary: Tax-credit scandal a bad omen
43 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
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. [Read More]
Commentary: Immigration reform could live Commentary: Immigration reform could live
45 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The Senate and House had not even settled the final details of ending the government shutdown before President Obama was on to his next priority. “We still need to pass a law to fix our broken immigration system,” Obama said on the night of Oct. 16 as Capitol Hill scrambled to end the standoff. [Read More]
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