“They want people to sign up, they’ll make it easy for people to sign up and if you say I tried to sign up but I had some glitches, they’ll still let you sign up.” – Ellis Henican The White House announced that a late surge of insurance seekers to HealthCare.gov before Monday’s deadline had pushed signups…Details
“The vast majority of Americans believe that birth control should be open and available , legal and accessible – even among religious groups. A huge percentage of Catholics support this today.” – Ellis Henican The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in what’s come to be known as the Hobby Lobby case. The Affordable…Details
“This is an indefensible system where every single body else makes money except the actual players on the field or court.” – Ellis Henican It was March Madness on RNN’s “Richard French Live” when Ellis Henican fielded questions about whether NCAA athletes ought to be paid, the GOP’s assertion that if you’re poor in America…Details
“He’s lost 20 points in three months and this Bridgegate is going to go on for at least six more months. That’s not good.” – Ellis Henican President Christie? Not that long ago New Jersey’s Chris Christie was considered the front-runner for the GOP’s 2016 fight for the White House. But Bridgegate seems to…Details
“No one in modern times has been elected from two different parties. This is going to be a fascinating race between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. Crist is going to win.” “The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat” by Charlie Crist and Ellis Henican – on sale…Details
What’s the State of the Union? “GRUMPY”, says Ellis Henican. Their are plenty of Obama policies that poll well – immigration, minimum wage, reducing some corporation tax breaks. But when you ask “who do you trust to get these things done”, no one seems very happy with the choices. So, as we wait to hear what…Details
What a week!
Extending unemployment on MSNBC,
Chris Christie’s bridge scandal on CNN.
And I went head to head with O’Reilly on the IRS at Fox News.
January 7 – 11, 2014
“To believe Chris Christie’s denial you’d have to believe that Bridget Kelly, this mom-of-four nice lady, was some kind of rogue warrior running this Nixonian style hit job on the mayor of Fort Lee.” – Ellis Henican Ellis joined Fredericka Whitfield and Kevin Madden on CNN to discuss what impact the Chris Christie Bridge…Details
“Before food stamps came along we had hungry children spread across America. And there’s a reality. When the big things happen, like the typhoon in the Philippines, we love the Red Cross effort but they don’t have an aircraft carrier with Marines and rescue helicopters.” – Ellis Henican When bad things happen – disasters like Katrina floods,…Details
“What would worry me is if the State Department was taking this too seriously – planning briefings and meetings with Rodman when he gets back.” – Ellis Henican Birthday boy Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed but that’s not going to stop Dennis Rodman from heading to North Korea to train North Korea’s basketball team…Details