Articles By Ashley Portero

From Health Sep 13, 2012

Thanks To Obamacare And Medicaid, More Americans Have Health Insurance

The good news: For the first time in three years, the number of uninsured Americans dropped in 2011. The bad news: Income inequality is on the rise.

From Politics & Policy Sep 13, 2012

Mitt Romney Continues to Blast Obama For 'Disgraceful' Libya Apology, But Republican Leaders Aren't Backing Him Up

Even after the White House disavowed statements by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that appeared to sympathize with the attackers, Mitt Romney continued to insist Obama is "apologizing" for America.

From Politics & Policy Sep 12, 2012

How Sheldon Adelson Could Save $2.3B Under Romney Tax Plan

Over the weekend, Mitt Romney insisted his tax plan would not cut taxes on the rich. And yet, the Center for American Progress found it would lead to more than $2 billion in savings for the billionaire Sheldon Adelson. And that's not counting his heirs.

From Faith & Belief Sep 12, 2012

How Do Religious Americans Vote? According to These Charts, That Depends On Their Race

Pew reports the largest demographic of Republicans are white evangelical protestants, while the biggest chunk of Democrats are -- surprise! -- religiously unaffiliated.

From Health Sep 11, 2012

'ObamaCare' Led To Record Drop In Uninsured Young Adults Last Year

The number of uninsured people between the ages of 19 and 25 fell to its lowest level since 2007.

From Politics & Policy Sep 10, 2012

Obama Raised $114M In August, Outpacing Romney For First Time Since April

The Obama campaign broke the $100 million mark for the first time this election cycle.

From Politics & Policy Sep 08, 2012

Pennsylvania Sexual Abuse Victim Faces October Execution For Murdering Abuser

Terry Williams, who has spent nearly his entire adult life in prison, allegedly experienced long-term sexual abuse at the hands of the man he murdered in 1986.

From Politics & Policy Sep 08, 2012

Pundits On Obama's DNC Speech: OK, But Far From The Best

President Obama's address, as pundits noted, did not inspire the kind of enthusiasm that his speeches have become known for.

From Politics & Policy Sep 07, 2012

Obama Tells Nation His Path 'Leads To Better Place'

President Barack Obama made the case for change -- again -- after officially accepting the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

From Politics & Policy Sep 07, 2012

Democrats Embrace Gay Equality Like Never Before At DNC 2012

The convention featured gay and lesbian speakers in prime time slots only months after President Barack Obama officially endorsed same-sex marriage.