On Air Now

Current Show

Jerry Bader   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Call The Jerry Bader Show at 1-888-455-1360

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI


Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
79° Feels Like: 82°
Wind: N 13 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Partly Cloudy 85°


Partly Cloudy 57°


Mostly Sunny 76°


Breaking News

BREAKING NEWS: A federal appeals court rules 2-1 that subsidies that helped people buy insurance at healthcare.gov are illegal.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit accepted one of the main legal challenges to the policy by conservatives opposed to an expansion of the federal government. A three-judge panel returned the case to a lower court with instructions to rule in favor of appellants who had sued to overturn t...

Read More »

Obama: I'm not a particularly ideological person

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the press as he departs the White House, in Washington, November 24, 2013, for a 3-day swing trip to Se
U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the press as he departs the White House, in Washington, November 24, 2013, for a 3-day swing trip to Se

By Jeff Mason

SEATTLE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, on a fundraising swing in Seattle on Sunday, described himself as "not a particularly ideological person" despite ongoing political clashes with Republicans over healthcare, the economy, and immigration reform.

Fresh from a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Obama started a western swing on Sunday that will include stops in California to raise money for Democrats, tout his record on the economy, and push for reform of U.S. immigration laws.

At the Seattle fundraiser the president noted the National Security Agency revelations, the mass shooting of children at a Connecticut school, and events in the Middle East were all reasons people were discouraged in the United States. He left out healthcare reform from that list.

The rollout of Obama's signature health law has been plagued by a glitch-filled website and cancellations of some insurance plans that the administration had said would not be in jeopardy. The problems have hurt Obama and his fellow Democrats in the polls.

Despite those problems, the White House expressed optimism on Sunday that Democrats could regain control of the House of Representatives, which has blocked many of Obama's top policy priorities - on ideological grounds, Democrats would say.

The president called that chamber a barrier to progress in his remarks and said there would be broad consensus on issues such as immigration reform if politics were stripped away.

"I'm not a particularly ideological person," he said, saying pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him.

Republicans view the president as very ideological. They view his healthcare reform as a government overreach and are hoping to capitalize on its shaky rollout to keep control of the House and wrest control of the Senate away from Democrats in next year's midterm elections.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason)