President Obama will do something he’s arguably not done enough of: He’s set to make a major speech today selling his healthcare reform law. The law remains unpopular, and today the president will try to turn that around. Among other things, the president will tell Americans that the law is actually putting money in their pockets. But it was a story in Wednesday’s New York Times that did more for Obamacare than the administration has done in months – making the point that health insurance premiums will tumble for those buying insurance individually. If the administration hopes to win the message war against the Republican obstruction machine, it will take a major sales job and that begins today.
Meanwhile, the House keeps voting against it. Yesterday, they approved a measure to delay the implementation of key facets of the healthcare reform law. But like the dozens of times they’ve voted to repeal it, it’s a wasted vote that is going nowhere in the Senate and would be vetoed by the president if it reached his desk.
The end of the sex scandal: They’re no longer the political career-killer they once were.
The Senate reaches a deal to end the fight over interest rates on student loans.
Politico’s lead story this morning is simply titled “Marco Rubio Stumbles.”