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  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
  • SpaceX makes late call to delay ASIASAT-6 launch

    08/26/2014 8:18:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    NASA Spaceflight.com ^ | 26AUG2014 | Chris Bergin
    SpaceX has delayed the launch of its latest Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket – tasked with lofting the ASIASAT-6 satellite into orbit – for at least several days. The call was made by CEO Elon Musk shortly after the rocket had been erected at her Space Launch Complex -40 (SLC-40) pad, with the rationale based on giving the team more time to evaluate the health of the launch vehicle. Falcon 9 Delay: No specific reasons have been provided as to why the call was made, although engineers had been working on a helium leak throughout the past 24 hours or so,...
  • Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight: Why the Obama Lawsuit is an Awful Idea

    06/28/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    You wish you could call the police. But the neighbor who is robbing your house at gunpoint is the police. You are stupefied, so inconceivable does it seem to you that the man sworn to uphold the law could be an outlaw. Yet, the architects who designed your house not only conceived of that danger, they took precautions. As a result, you not only have your own arsenal of emergency firepower; you’re also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped we’d always have good, honorable police, but they didn’t make your life depend on it. They knew...
  • Tom DeLay Conviction Overturned By Texas Appellate Court (Tom DeLay for Speaker)

    06/10/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 100 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/19/2013 10:53 am EDT
    A Texas court ruled Thursday to overturn the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who was found guilty of money laundering in 2010. According to KHOU 11 and the Associated Press, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the case's evidence was "legally insufficient to sustain DeLay's convictions," formally acquitting the former congressman on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • Health Secretary Resigns

    04/12/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week it was announced that Kathleen Sebelius will be leaving her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Obama thanked her for “her courageous and tireless efforts to ensure that every American has health insurance.” Afterward, those in attendance gave her a standing ovation. “Secretary Sebelius has had to face hostility every step of the way toward this monumental achievement,” the President declared. “Critics in Congress said the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t be affordable. Consumers complained that the policies offered under the ACA cover less than their old plans and cost more. Others were too inept to...
  • U.S. has not determined legal authority to delay Obamacare mandate

    04/08/2014 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/08/14 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration has not determined whether it has legal authority to delay Obamacare's individual mandate, which requires most Americans to enroll in health insurance or pay a tax penalty, a senior Treasury official said on Tuesday. Mark Iwry, senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, told U.S. lawmakers the administration sees no reason for delay given that the law allows for exemptions and provides financial assistance for those unable to afford health coverage on their own. He said the provision also underpins reforms that protect sick people from discriminatory market practices. "If we don't believe that...
  • Democrats say White House won’t delay Obamacare employer mandate again (penalty “integral”)

    04/06/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/06/14 | Adam Edelman
    Democrats fought back Sunday against claims from a former Obama aide that the White House might delay Obamacare’s employer mandate. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi called the mandate, which requires businesses with between 50 and 100 employees to provide health insurance for workers or face a penalty, “integral.” “Of all the things I want to say about the Affordable Care Act, Robert Gibbs' opinion, I don't know who his clients are or what his perspective is, but we are celebrating the fact that we have over 7 million who have signed up,” the California Democrat said on CNN’s “State...
  • (Exempt) White House: No Obamacare Individual Mandate Delay

    03/16/2014 1:01:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Joseph Straw
    The White House will not delay the “individual mandate” at the core of Obamacare, a top Administration official said Sunday. “That will not happen,” top White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, amid Republican calls for a delay of the requirement that Americans have health insurance by March 31 or incur a fine assessed with their 2013 tax return. The original deadline, Feb. 15, was extended amid the disastrous rollout of the administrations website for policy shopping, healthcare.gov. The administration has already delayed the law’s employer coverage requirements.
  • Another Illegal Obamacare Edict?

    03/06/2014 4:56:22 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/6/2014 | David Catron
    President Obama is planning to break the law, once again, in an effort to protect vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. According to news reports, “the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.” In the absence of this “directive,” health insurance companies would have to cancel millions of health policies just a few weeks before November’s congressional elections. Obama’s edict would theoretically forestall, until after those crucial midterms, a tsunami of voter outrage that would inevitably drown the reelection prospects of many Democrats. It’s not clear,...
  • Did GM Delay Recall With Deadly Results? Problems Reported Years Ago

    02/14/2014 9:10:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mark Modica
    General Motors recently recalled close to a million vehicles for a deadly problem that resulted in six deaths. The models involved were Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years. The question is, why did NHTSA and GM wait so long to recall vehicles with a dangerous defect when the problems surfaced years ago? Scouring the internet reveals many reported stalling incidents for the models in question. My particular Google search went back to 2009 and unearthed disturbing evidence that GM did not properly address issues with faulty vehicles. While the vehicles were manufactured by...
  • Delaying Obamacare to Death:

    02/13/2014 5:51:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    Given the number and frequency of the Obama administration’s delays of Obamacare — more than a dozen, by some counts — it’s clear that the White House believes the law is as malleable as it needs it to be and that almost any alteration of it falls within the purview of executive authority. But as Michael Tanner, Yuval Levin, Avik Roy, and others have pointed out, the statutory text of the Affordable Care Act doesn’t appear to allow for these rolling, ad hoc delays. Not only does the law dictate that the employer mandate take effect January 1, 2014, but...
  • UPS system overload delays Christmas Eve deliveries

    12/25/2013 10:23:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Becky Bratu
    UPS dumped a load of coal in Christmas stockings across America on Wednesday, blaming bad weather and high volume for failing to deliver packages in time for the holiday. "The volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity in our network as demand was much greater than the forecast," UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin said Tuesday in a statement. "As a result a small percentage of packages was delayed and will not be delivered today, Tuesday, Christmas Eve." Godwin said the company expects a majority of the packages to be delivered on the day after Christmas. It is unclear...
  • Fox News Poll: 67 percent say delay Obamacare, 53 percent would vote to repeal it

    12/19/2013 2:16:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/13 | Dana Blanton
    Americans remain unhappy with the health care law: Majorities say they wish it had never passed, would vote to repeal it if they could, and think implementation should be delayed until the kinks are worked out. At the same time, a shrinking majority believes the law will survive. That’s according to a year-end Fox News poll released Wednesday. **SNIP** Those favoring a delay also now include a majority of Democrats: 54 percent support delaying implementation. That’s up 10 points from 44 percent last month.
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • Individual mandate mutiny grows while Sen. Rubio embraces tyranny!

    10/28/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 31 replies
    10/28/13 | johnwk
    See: Rubio Seeks Obama's Support for Delay of Individual Mandate "Sen. Marco Rubio is urging President Barack Obama to support his bill that would delay Obamacare’s individual mandate until six months after the program’s malfunctioning website is working normally." What I would like to ask Senator Rubio is: Under what provision of our Constitution is Congress authorized to impose a fine upon a citizen who exercises a fundamental right to purchase health insurance to meet their personal medical and health care needs and refuses “federally approved” health insurance? Does the Senator from the great State of Florida disagree with what...
  • White House to push Senate to delay new Iran sanctions

    10/24/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/24/13 | Patricia Zengerle and Timothy Gardner - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will host a meeting of aides to Senate committee leaders on Thursday seeking to persuade lawmakers to hold off on a package of tough new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, a senior Senate aide said. The White House will press for another delay on a sanctions bill that had been expected to come to a vote in the Senate Banking Committee last month, but was held back after appeals from President Barack Obama's administration to let negotiations on Iran's nuclear program get under way. The aide said Republicans would resist further delay,...
  • Delay the Mandate? What Mandate? (Pelosi knew)

    10/24/2013 3:20:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Power Line ^ | 10/23/13 | John Hinderaker
    **SNIP** Theoretically, someone who chooses to be uninsured owes the government money, but the government is prohibited by the ACA from trying to collect it. What kind of a debt is it that can’t be collected? **SNIP** As I understand it, the only way the IRS can possibly collect the penalty is by withholding your tax refund. No problem: if you arrange your taxes so that you don’t overpay, the penalty can never be collected from you. Which is to say that there is no penalty for failing to comply with the Obamacare “mandate.” Many commentators have pointed this out,...
  • White House: Health care penalty deadline to be delayed by up to six weeks

    10/23/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/23/2013 | Matthew DeLuca and Daniel Arkin
    Amid mounting criticism, the White House said Wednesday that it plans to soften the deadline for when Americans are required to purchase health insurance. The date by when Americans would be penalized for not having signed up for health insurance could be “slid” back by as much as six weeks, administration officials told NBC News. But it was not immediately clear Wednesday whether the adjustment to a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act would need to be approved by Congress or could be done by the Department of Health and Human Services administratively. As the law stands now, individuals are...
  • First Senate Democrat (Jeanne Shaheen) Breaks Ranks To Seek Obamacare Deadline Delay

    10/23/2013 1:32:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/23/13 | Jon Passantino
    Shaheen posted an open letter to President Obama Tuesday urging him to extend the enrollment period for Americans to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act. Dear Mr. President: The Affordable Care Act has already positively impacted the lives of millions of Americans and once fully implemented, this law has great promise. However, I am concerned about the problems that people are experiencing with the Affordable Care Act’s website, healthcare.gov. As website glitches persist, we are losing valuable time to educate and enroll people in insurance plans. I also fear that people that have tried, and failed,...
  • Fmr. Rep. Tom DeLay Hails Cruz as ‘Hero,’ Slams ‘Arrogant-in-Chief’ Obama on CNN

    10/17/2013 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Mediate ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    ".....DeLay began by admitting Republicans “did lose” the fight over the budget and the debt ceiling. Echoing the words of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), he said, “They put up a good fight. O appreciate everyone that voted against the deal yesterday and stood up and fought. Unfortunately, they didn’t have enough votes to carry out the fight and win.” When Baldwin brought up Republicans’ crumbling approval ratings, Delay accused her of pushing a “media narrative” with those numbers. “I have no narrative, sir,” she responded. “I’m just right in the middle, just asking the question.” “I’m not attacking you,...
  • Betrayal in the works in the House!

    09/30/2013 3:57:38 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 319 replies
    Special Report | 9/30/2013 | Me
    According to Special Report, a cadre of Quislings in the House are planning a revolt against not only the conservative majority, but the leadership as well. No doubt led by Peter King who recently insinuated he was not going to continue playing 'Cruz' game', this group will vote with the rats to block our next volley to the senate, the hardest one yet for them to reject. We cannot allow this. If you are a Freeper and think your rep might be involved in this treachery, melt the phone lines and fill the inboxes. No insurrection can be afforded at...
  • House GOP votes to delay healthcare law for one year

    09/29/2013 5:29:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09/29/2013 | Tribune staff and wire reports
    The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it voted to delay President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law for a year as part of an emergency spending bill. By a mostly partisan vote of 231-192, the Republican-controlled House approved the "Obamacare" amendment, despite a veto threat from the White House. It also voted 248-174 to repeal a medical device tax that aims to help fund healthcare programs under the 2010 law. And in a sign that lawmakers might be resigned to a government shutdown beginning Tuesday, the House unanimously approved a bill...
  • DELAY OBAMACARE A YEAR OR WE WILL SHUT IT DOWN - BOEHNER MAKES MOVE

    09/28/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 368 replies
    Drudge Report.com ^ | 9-28-2013 | Drudge Report
    Headline at Drudge Report "DELAY OBAMACARE A YEAR OR WE WILL SHUT IT DOWN - BOEHNER MAKES MOVE"
  • UPDATE 4-New delays hit Obamacare rollout before Oct. 1 launch (Spanish hardest hit)

    09/26/2013 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/13 | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday announced new delays in rolling out President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, saying small business and Spanish-language health insurance enrollment services would not begin on Oct. 1 as planned. The postponements amount to a few weeks out of a months-long enrollment period aimed at signing up millions of uninsured Americans for health benefits. But they add to expectations of a slow start to the landmark social program which remains under attack by Republican leaders and faces formidable technical hurdles for states and the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
  • D.C. exchange delays parts of Obamacare

    09/26/2013 3:27:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/13
    As has been the case elsewhere around the country, the Obamacare exchange in Washington, D.C. will not be ready on October 1st. DC Health Link, the Obamacare exchange in the nation’s capital, announced Wednesday that the online exchange will not be able to make new Medicaid eligibility determinations. It will also not be calculating tax credits for private insurance “due to a high error rate discovered through extensive systems testing.” According to DC Health Link’s announcement, people seeking those services will be able to create an online account through the exchange, however their initial eligibility will be determined “off-line by...
  • Obamacare suffers another delay, pushing back exchange enrollment for small firms

    09/26/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/26/13 | J.D. Harrison
    The Obama administration has delayed yet another piece of the health care overhaul, pushing back online enrollment for small business owners on the new federal health insurance exchange, a Department of Health and Human Services source tells The Washington Post. On the federal exchange, which is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, small business owners will not be able to purchase coverage online until Nov. 1. Instead, for the first month, they will have to mail or fax their information to government officials to enroll on the federal exchange, which will serve individuals and business owners in the 34 states that...
  • Senate Democrat Joe Manchin breaks with White House on Obamacare delay

    09/26/2013 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 51 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | September 26, 2013, 11:47AM | By Seth McLaughlin
  • PRUDEN: Happy to be the doorkeeper

    09/21/2013 4:28:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-20-13 | Wes Pruden
    The man they called “the Hammer,” who used Democrats as anvils, got a little satisfaction Thursday. An appeals court in Texas reversed the money-laundering conviction of Tom DeLay and told him to go and sin no more. Time and events move quickly in the modern media, and a new crime of the century arrives with the noise of every news cycle. The final acquittal of Tom DeLay, who was once the Republican majority leader in the House, is but a footnote to the news. He was once the most feared man on Capitol Hill, merciless in pursuit, and like all...
  • Tom DeLay’s Vindication, Texas’s Shame

    09/20/2013 5:34:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2013 | The Editors
    It is a scandal that there has been and will be no serious jail time in the matter of former Republican majority leader Tom DeLay — Ronnie Earle, the hyperpartisan Democratic prosecutor whose risible case against DeLay has just been finally thrown out by the Third District Texas Court of Appeals, richly deserves to be measured for an all-orange wardrobe. After eleven years, the matter of Mr. DeLay’s fund-raising in the 2002 election cycle has been finally put to rest, with Mr. Earle’s case having been vivisected by Justice Melissa Goodwin, who in her quietly scathing opinion did not bother...
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • #ObamaCareTimeOut: Bipartisan Petition for a Timeout on ObamaCare

    08/30/2013 6:19:28 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 5 replies
    Independent Women's Voice ^ | Aug. 30, 2013 | Independent Women's Voice
    We, the undersigned, call on Congress to pass and the President to sign into law a one-year timeout on the President's health reform bill. Some people want the health care law repealed, some want it fixed or expanded, and some want it implemented just as it was written. But all of us agree that the law is not ready for prime time. Already there have been politically selective waivers, exemptions, and delays of parts of this law; in fact, half of the legal deadlines have not been met. Unions are being forced to seek waivers or face changing their current...
  • Exclusive: U.S. delays deadline for finalizing Obamacare health plans

    08/28/2013 9:49:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2013 | By David Morgan and Caroline Humer
    Reuters) - The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified insurance companies on Tuesday that it would not sign final agreements with the plans between September 5 and 9, as originally anticipated, but would wait until mid-September instead, according to insurance industry sources. Nevertheless, Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for HHS, said the department remains "on track to open" the marketplaces on time on...
  • President 'Disingenuous' When He Says GOP Has No Alternative to Obamacare

    08/25/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | By Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama is being "disingenuous" when he says Republicans have no alternative to Obamacare, says Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a man with a plan of his own. "The president knows that there are other alternatives out there, alternatives that put patients and families and doctors in charge, not Washington, D.C.," Price told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. "Our proposal, H.R. 2300, is comprehensive legislation that would get folks covered with insurance that they want to buy for themselves, not that the government forces them to buy; solves insurance challenges, like portability and preexisting (conditions); and saves...
  • HOUSE GOP LEADER: DEFUNDING OBAMACARE 'NOT REALISTIC'

    08/24/2013 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | By Mike Flynn
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, number 4 in House GOP Leadership, said the effort by conservatives to defund ObamaCare is "not realistic." She advocated a piece-meal approach to repeal, delay or defund individual provisions of the sweeping health care overhaul. The debate will likely dominate discussions within the Republican caucus when Congress returns next month. “To get the entire bill repealed, or defunded, is probably not realistic,” McMorris Rodgers said. “But I do think there are provisions in the law that we can get delayed, or provisions in the law we can get defunded.” The government's spending authority expires on September...
  • Defund? Or Delay? That is the Obamacare question

    08/24/2013 5:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2013 | Rick Moran
    Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reports on a growing movement of anti-Obamacare activists to get the GOP to force a one year delay in Obamacare implementation rather than attempting to shut down government - which won't work to defund the law anyway and could have political consequences. A swelling coalition of conservative activists-card-carrying members of the "repeal ObamaCare" campaign-are lighting up the movement with a different approach. The plan aims to leverage public support, play on Democrat weaknesses, and, most notably, sidestep a shutdown fight that would damage the GOP even as it failed to kill the law....
  • ObamaCare Employer Fine Will Swell Despite Delay

    08/13/2013 12:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/13/2013 | By Jed Graham, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    The delay in implementation of ObamaCare's employer fines won't keep them from growing between now and when they finally hit in 2015. Each year, the fines will grow in line with the growth in average per-person health insurance premiums relative to 2013. Here's the problem: Average wages generally grow slower than health premiums, and the wages of low-income workers lag average wage growth. That means the penalties will gradually loom larger and larger relative to wages for modest-skilled workers, giving employers a bigger incentive to cut them to part-time. Even if health premiums grow at an average 3.5% annual rate...
  • House to Vote Next Week to Delay Individual Mandate

    07/12/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/13 | John Parkinson
    House Speaker John Boehner today announced that the House will take votes next week on a one-year delay to both the employer mandate and the individual mandate in the president’s signature health care law. Boehner’s vow was instigated by the Obama administration’s decision last week to postpone implementation of the mandate for businesses. Thursday, the speaker ticked off examples of the types of people who would have to overcome the burden of the mandate – young professionals with student loans, single parents and families – and contrasted their struggle with financial companies, government contractors and big banks who stand to...
  • ACA Delay May Hurt, Not Help, Dems in 2014

    07/07/2013 7:19:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/07/2013 | By Alexis Simendinger
    O-B-A-M-A-C-A-R-E, the president's signature first-term legislative achievement, may spell another round of political trouble for many Democrats, who have some new explaining to do, thanks to the White House. Whether employers are eagerly sidestepping a key provision for another year (as many learned they would after a concession Tuesday night from President Obama) or House Republicans persist in voting to repeal the whole law (which they’ve done nearly 40 times), it’s clear the Affordable Care Act continues to exist under a cloud more than two years after its enactment. “This is a setback for the administration and for Democrats,” Jim...
  • Missouri may bring back gas chamber due to dwindling lethal injection supplies

    07/05/2013 11:46:29 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05 July 2013 | AP
    ST. LOUIS — With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri's attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber. In court filings and interviews this week, Attorney General Chris Koster noted that Missouri statutes allow two options for executions: lethal injection and death by gas. Koster's comments come amid his growing frustration over the Missouri Supreme Court's refusal to set execution dates until lethal injection issues are resolved. "The Missouri death penalty statute has been, in my opinion, unnecessarily entangled in the courts for...
  • GOP gloats over Obamacare delay [“We told you so”.......]

    07/02/2013 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    GOP gloats over Obamacare delay By: Jason Millman July 2, 2013 08:31 PM EDT Obamacare opponents on Tuesday had a “We told you so” moment. As the Obama administration announced a one-year delay in the employer mandate, leading Republican lawmakers and political strategists painted the decision as an admission of the law’s failures – and a blatant attempt to shield Democrats during the 2014 elections. “Delaying the employer mandate is a clear admission by the Administration that the health care law is unaffordable, unworkable and unpopular,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said in a statement. “It’s also a cynical political ploy...
  • How employer mandate delay wreaks havoc with Obamacare

    07/04/2013 8:14:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/04/2013 | Philip Klein
    On Tuesday, I offered my opening thoughts about the surprise decision by the Obama administration to delay a central element of Obamacare that requires employers to provide insurance the federal government deems acceptable or pay penalties. Over at Cato, Michael Cannon argues that the delay in the employer mandate necessitates a delay in the rest of the law, because of the way it interacts with another core provision. One of the main ways that President Obama’s health care law plans to expand insurance coverage is by offering subsidies for individuals to purchase insurance on government-run exchanges. There are a number...
  • Docs May See Pay Delay Under ACA Exchanges

    04/16/2013 2:54:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Med Page Today ^ | 4/13/13 | David Pittman, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Physicians could face dramatic financial challenges for treating patients who receive health coverage through the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) exchanges starting next year. Insurance companies will not process claims on patients who haven't paid their premiums in 3 months, leaving doctors on the hook to recoup payment directly from the patients. The ACA provides a 3-month grace period to individuals who haven't paid their premiums, and the provision could prove problematic for physicians, said Elizabeth McNeil, vice president of federal government relations at the California Medical Association (CMA) in Sacramento. Plans will hold off on processing claims...
  • Delay the Election? If the Civil War couldn't stop an election, neither should a storm.

    10/31/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/31/2012 | The Editors
    Asked by Politico’s Roger Simon whether President Obama has the authority to delay the election, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “I don’t know.” The correct answer is no, as a matter of law and good sense. … In 2004, the Congressional Research Service published a paper examining the possibility of postponing elections. It turns out that various allowances can be made to states in the event of emergencies or disputes to hash out the results of a Presidential election, at least in time for the Electoral College to meet in December. But the CRS paper is unequivocal on one...
  • New ID laws could delay outcome of close election

    09/26/2012 9:03:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    WFTV via AP ^ | 9/26/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The presidential election is Nov. 6, but it could take days to figure out the winner if the vote is close. New voting laws are likely to increase the number of people who have to cast provisional ballots in key states. Tight races for Congress, governor and local offices also could be stuck in limbo while election officials scrutinize ballots, a scenario that would surely attract legions of campaign lawyers from both parties. "It's a possibility of a complete meltdown for the election," said Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida. Voters...
  • Tonya Reaves killed by incomplete abortion, perforated uterus, and delay, documents say

    07/26/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Operation Rescue staff
    CHICAGO, July 26, 2012, (Operation Rescue)—New documents released in the Tonya Reaves tragedy reveal a timeline leading to her death that clearly shows Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five-and-a-half hours after a severely botched abortion. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. After the abortion, Reaves suffered bleeding. The bleeding continued at Planned Parenthood for five-and-a-half hours before a Fire Department ambulance finally took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m. according to a report...
  • Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay [video]

    01/28/2012 10:57:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring. (Jan. 27) [Associated Press]
  • Weaker sun will not delay global warming: study

    01/25/2012 2:24:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/23/12 | Nina Chestney - Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - A weaker sun over the next 90 years is not likely to significantly delay a rise in global temperature caused by greenhouse gases, a report said Monday. The study, by Britain's Meteorological Office and the university of Reading, found that the Sun's output would decrease up until 2100 but this would only lead to a fall in global temperatures of 0.08 degrees Celsius. Scientists have warned that more extreme weather is likely across the globe this century as the Earth's climate warms. The world is expected to heat up by over 2 degrees Celsius this century due...
  • White House delay of budget proposal infuriates Republicans

    01/23/2012 7:13:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | January 23, 2012
    The White House is delaying for one week the release of President Obama's budget for the 2013 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, a decision that administration officials say was based on "the need to finalize decisions and technical details" but which Republicans say is a direct violation of law. "This will mark the third time in four years the president has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time, while trillion-dollar budget deficits continue to mount. As the president announces another missed deadline, tomorrow marks the 1,000th day Senate Democrats have gone without any budget at all,"...
  • Obama delays budget for 2013 [third time the administration has missed the legal deadline]

    01/23/2012 12:15:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Obama delays budget for 2013 By Erik Wasson - 01/23/12 02:08 PM ET President Obama will release his 2013 budget one week late, an administration official said Monday, the third time the administration has missed the legal deadline. Under the law, the budget is to be released on the first Monday in February, but the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be releasing the 2013 budget on Feb. 13. The Obama administration also delayed the release of the budget last year, waiting until Feb. 14. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the delay is symptomatic of a...
  • Wisconsin swamped by concealed-carry applications

    01/02/2012 3:28:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | Todd Richmond (AP)
    MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents have overwhelmed the state Justice Department with so many concealed weapon permit applications agency officials say they probably won't meet deadlines for issuing approvals this month despite pulling dozens of employees from other tasks to help.