August 4th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
1 year ago

5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

Washington (CNN) – It's August, the dog days of summer, and President Barack Obama and Congress are making a break from the nation's capital. The president heads West for a quick trip on the economy that includes a visit with Jay Leno, while federal lawmakers begin their five-week summer recess.

Mitt Romney, a couple men who might have hopes of being the next Republican presidential nominee, and a first-term congressman from Arkansas also will be political stories in the week ahead.

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  1. Gurgyl

    GOP is gone with the wing, man, never wins for a decade or two. True.

    August 4, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    This natin's dire need this Healthcare. I am glad John Roberts upheld it.

    August 4, 2013 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Fred

    Here's one thing that should happen this week. Stop calling the affordable care act Obama Care. Maybe the masses are being swayed one way or the other by the press, and the constant labeling of programs intent on inflaming the masses one way or the other.

    August 4, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  4. Henry

    Here's a headline: All of the republicans in both congress and senate have been defeated in their bid for office. These people need to get to know fear, and the only way is to experience it first hand. Hunger can not be explained to any person, unless that person too has experienced it. The republicans need to feel the emptiness of being jobless, and hungry. Maybe then they will be able to relate to those who have experienced it first hand.

    August 4, 2013 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    Oh goodie. The Canadian is trying to see the USA now.
    The twit must have dished out some money because why else would he be speaking about anything to do with losing a paid for $400M+ campaign.
    Can't stand Leno but will watch just for the President.

    August 5, 2013 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  6. GI Joe

    Before all of you start ranting about ACA and Hospitalists (I've seen it on other sites) just do some basic research. It was a new word to me so I googled "when did Hospitalists start It was an old article from 2000:

    When John R. Nelson, FACP, went to work as a hospitalist 13 years ago, he planned to do a one-year stint while waiting to start his endocrinology fellowship. He found that he enjoyed working as a hospitalist so much, though, that he passed up the endocrinology training and stayed on permanently with the Hospital Internal Medicine practice in Gainesville, Fla.

    Because training to become a hospitalist is similar to internal medicine training, transitioning from residency into a career as a hospitalist is one of the smoothest in the field, according to Dr. Nelson, co-founder and former President of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians. "I feel like I'm still doing what I did when I was a resident," he said, "only it's better."

    Dealing with scheduling hassles is the trickiest part of a hospitalist's career. It can be hard for doctors to take weekends off, for example. If 20 patients need to be cared for on Friday, those 20 probably need care on Saturday as well. "You're really stepping into a job that is 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Dr. Nelson said.

    There is an article I found that was dated 2000:

    August 5, 2013 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  7. Roy

    New Reuters/Ipsos Approval Poll for obama at new low of 40%.

    August 5, 2013 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  8. king

    lesson folks 85% of Americans already have healthcare insurance. obamacare is mostly for the 15 percent of folks that doesn't have it. there is a pot that these 15 percent can go in, which is called the exchange. insurance companies are going to want to be a part of that pot because the federal government will give subsidies for those that cannot afford healthcare. now these insurance companies have to fight against up and coming insurance companies to get this government money, so they will be fighting for the lowest bid to get the government contract. this will finally give small insurance companies to compete with the big boys and bring down healthcare premiums which is already happening, but the repubs doesn't like this. they want the too big to fail companies to keep on monopolizing America by sweeping small and upcoming coming companies under the rug.

    August 5, 2013 07:33 am at 7:33 am |