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AmeriCorps Workers' Insurance Flunks ObamaCare

Vista members told they need to buy another plan

(Newser) - AmeriCorps workers and Vista volunteers were told just this month that their health care plans don't measure up to the Affordable Care Act's standards—which is pretty ironic, given that the plans are provided by the federal government. "It's as if the right hand does not... More »

It's the Jobs, Stupid

Nothing else is going to pull us out, so get real about creating jobs

(Newser) - Washington policy wonks may enjoy obsessing about the debt and political intrigue, but with 25 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, it's the jobs, stupid, writes Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times . Polls show people's biggest worry is work, by a two-to-one margin over federal spending. "I... More »

Beck's Latest Rant: Obama Like Hussein, Hitler

Host isn't suggesting Americorps plan makes him a fascist, but...

(Newser) - Glenn Beck may have reached a new low last night when he implied President Obama’s plans to use AmeriCorps make him the equivalent of a fascist dictator, Gawker reports. One guest, Vets for Freedom vice chairman David Bellavia, fanned the flames by saying, “I’m not comparing my... More »

Obama Triples Size of AmeriCorps Program

(Newser) - President Obama today signed a bill to triple the size of the AmeriCorps national service program to 250,000 positions over eight years, CBS News reports. Obama signed the legislation with Sen. Ted Kennedy—"one of the finest leaders we've ever had"—nearby. The law, named after Kennedy,... More »

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