PreferredOne, the insurer that sold nearly 60 percent of all private health plans on Minnesota's Obamacare exchange, on Tuesday said it would leave that marketplace. PreferredOne's plans were the lowest-cost options on that exchange, known as MNSure.
PreferredOne cited the costs of doing business on MNSure as the reason for its surprising decision, saying that selling plans is "not administratively and financially sustainable going forward,"
When it comes to politics, Costco Wholesale has a well-deserved reputation as a Democratic-leaning corporation.
Company co-founders Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman have hosted President Obama at fundraisers in their lakefront mansions. Costco executives have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes over the past decade.
But in the key battle for control of the state Senate this year, top Costco brass — miffed at Democrats over a liquor-fee dispute — have essentially switched sides, backing the Republican Party’s efforts to maintain and expand its majority coalition.
(CNN) -- The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case, telling CNN that officials even suggested family members could be charged if they raised ransom to free him.
"I think our efforts to get Jim freed were an annoyance" to the U.S. government, Diane Foley told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview that aired Thursday. "It didn't seem to be in (U.S.) strategic interest, if you will."
Officials told Foley family members "not go to the media," and that the "government would not exchange prisoners," or carry out "military action" to try to rescue her son, according to Diane Foley.
"Jim was killed in the most horrific way. He was sacrificed because of just a lack of coordination, lack of communication, lack of prioritization," Diane Foley said. "As a family, we had to find our way through this on our own."
She added that the family was told many times that raising ransom "was illegal (and) we might be prosecuted."
"We were just told to trust that he would be freed somehow, miraculously," Foley's mother told CNN. "And he wasn't, was he?"
Hmmmm - you are asking larry to post a truthful statement without a twist in it? Not possible-
Might as well give up milker - tiger is scared sh*tless of you! #pansyassedliberal
I will look for owebowma on the course today - unless he is not allowed on that course also. If I see him, I'll tell him you said hi-
Once again you revert back to mentioning a basement - is there something you need to get off your chest?
Keep trying little buddy - maybe you can remove that demon from your past someday.
President Obama was in New York prior to Labor Day weekend, and like most golfers, he thought the holiday would be a good opportunity to hit the links. There’s just one problem — a number of private clubs reportedly denied the president’s request to play. WNBC reports that Winged Foot, Willow Ridge, and the Trump National Golf Club all rejected Obama’s request to play.
Donald Trump has offered President Obama a lifetime of free golf if he announces his resignation.
“If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!” Mr. Trump declared on Twitter, receiving more than 13,500 retweets.
Donald Trump just made a fabulous offer for the "Kenya golf pro" - for the good of America, I hope he takes him up on the offer.
Figured I would show a little truth amongst the ignorance of larry and his minions before I hit the golf course - hope owebowma is not there.
It's been obvious for a while now that President Obama was going to be a net negative for Democrats trying to hold onto control of the Senate on Nov. 4. But, just how big a drag he actually is has come into focus over the last few days -- thanks to a slew of polling in some of the most hotly contested races in the country.
Let's start in Kentucky -- where polls by NBC-Marist and CNN-Opinion Research Corporation have been released in the last few days. Both show Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leading Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes by between four and eight points. In the NBC poll, 31 percent of voters approve of Obama while 62 percent disapprove. The CNN poll paints an even grimmer picture for Democrats; 29 percent approve of Obama, 64 percent disapprove.
In Arkansas -- where Sen. Mark Pryor (D) is trying to fight off a challenge from Rep. Tom Cotton (R) -- the story is the same. The NBC-Marist poll puts Obama approval in the state at just 31 percent while CNN has Obama at a similarly miserable 33 percent approval.
And, it's not just in southern states where Obama is making it harder for his party to hold the Senate. An NBC-Marist poll in Colorado -- where Sen. Mark Udall (D) holds a six-point edge over Rep. Cory Gardner -- shows Obama at just 39 percent approval. In Iowa, a state Obama won twice and where Rep. Bruce Braley (D) and state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) are locked in a tight fight, the president's approval is at just 38 percent, according to a Gallup poll.
Ooops - sorry, I mean tiger has been! I really don't know what is more comical - watching larry post inane nonsense, or watching the fools fall for it!! Democrats never were an intelligent bunch - but this group now is not helping their cause either!
Milker - you think there is a reason larry will not respond to your posts?
Its so hilarious when pep's own words implicate him-
"Enjoy, remember, it's good to get out of the basement" Keep trying little one, keep trying!
So you say? Figured you would know from first hand experience. Tell us - is it a life changing experience from your standpoint?
Just had to come back to humiliate my little comedic buddy-
Sigh - you try so hard to be witty. Keep trying little one - keep trying.