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  • Critics Decry Gov. Walker Plan to Delay Zoo Interchange and Other Highway Projects

    09/16/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio ^ | September 16, 2016 | Ann-Elise Henzl
    Gov. Scott Walker is drawing sharp criticism for his plan to delay highway projects, including the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee. In the past, the governor has hailed the interchange as key to state businesses that transport products throughout the region. Walker mentioned MillerCoors in his 2013 State of the State address. "MillerCoors is in a hyper-competitive industry. They're looking to find a competitive advantage: who can get a cold beer on a bar in Madison or Green Bay or even Chicago, the fastest. Beer trucks are tied up in the Zoo Interchange? The MillerCoors brewery here in Wisconsin is at...
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 101 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • Issa: FBI "Has No Choice"; Must Indict Clinton

    07/03/2016 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 130 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The FBI "really has no choice" but to recommend an indictment against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif., shown). His statement echoes Tom DeLay's claim last week that the FBI is "ready to indict." While much of the focus has been on the fact that Clinton passed classified information over an unsecured server, Issa pointed out that, as bad as that is, there is more to it: These are documents that are not only highly classified, but she took them from government. Let's not forget when she left government, she...
  • Feds ask for 27-month delay in release of Clinton staff emails

    07/01/2016 12:47:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/16 | Julian Hattem
    The Obama administration on Thursday asked a federal court to delay until October 2018 the release of 14,000 pages of emails from aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a court filing on Wednesday, administration lawyers said the State Department miscalculated the amount of material it would need to process the documents as part of a lawsuit with the conservative organization Citizens United. As a result, the government asked for a 27-month delay to release the emails, which were originally due out on July 21. “State deeply regrets these errors, and is working diligently to correct them as...
  • Issa: FBI wants Hillary, Huma prosecuted in 'slam dunk' case

    01/29/2016 10:00:46 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 01/29/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    California Rep. Darrell Issa says the FBI has a "slam dunk" case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin that it's itching to prosecute. The former House Oversight chairman's statement on Friday comes just days after former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will "blow the whistle and go public" if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.
  • Former House Majority Leader Claims FBI is "Ready to Indict" Hillary Clinton

    01/27/2016 8:22:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Anti Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Rachel Blevins
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under investigation by the FBI for several months, and former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay said Monday that the FBI is "ready to indict" her for using a private email server to conduct government business. During an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show," DeLay, a Republican from Texas, said he has friends in the FBI who tell him "they're ready to indict" the former Secretary of State. "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public," DeLay said. Clinton's use...
  • Steve Malzbert and Tom DeLay Discuss Hillary Emails, And Trump

    01/25/2016 8:26:25 PM PST · by mbrfl · 1 replies
    Newsmaxtv ^ | 1/25/2016 | Newsmaxtv
    Tom DeLay discusses Trump as well as inside information about the FBI's investigation of Hillary.
  • Effort Underway to Block State Dept From Delaying Clinton Email Release

    01/25/2016 6:23:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Blaming 'oversight' and the blizzard that hit Washington, D.C., the State Department on Friday sought to delay the release of the last batch of 55,000 emails scheduled for Jan. 29. But the journalist who forced the State Department to release them to begin with is having none of it. Lawyers for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a motion on Monday in an attempt to prevent the Department's request to extend the deadline until Feb. 29, conveniently after the first four state nominating contests.  The Obama administration "has failed to show good cause for the requested extension, that it is necessary or...
  • DeLay: FBI 'Ready to Indict' Hillary

    01/25/2016 2:52:39 PM PST · by McGruff · 114 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 25, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn't followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency's investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they're ready to indict," DeLay said Monday on "the Steve Malzberg Show." "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public."
  • Tom DeLay: 'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'Is A Hero' (2013)

    01/24/2016 5:54:16 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Laura Bassett
    "When you're in a fight, people just don't like the fight, so they're going to respond negatively," DeLay said on CNN. "It's who wins and comes out of the fight that has long-lasting effects. And I got to tell you right now, out here in the real world, outside of New York and Washington, D.C., these people think Ted Cruz is a hero. They think that those Republicans in the House are heroes. And they think that Obama is destroying this country." Cruz helped kick off the congressional chaos by speaking on the Senate floor for 21 hours in a...
  • Tom DeLay: Trump's Done; Carson or Cruz May Nab Nomination

    10/28/2015 6:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 28, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Donald Trump's shock slide from Republican presidential front-runner to second banana behind Dr. Ben Carson can mean only one thing — the billionaire developer's shot at the GOP nomination is cooked, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "Trump is on his way out. People have had enough of him, he has no substance, and he's on his way out. That's what I'm seeing," DeLay, a Texas Republican who now hosts a Washington Times radio show, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." But could Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon who has never been elected to public...
  • Turf fire delays start of Rams game

    09/27/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 17 replies
    STL Today (Post Dispatch) ^ | 9/27/2015 | Beth O'Malley
    The Rams football game was delayed Sunday after part of the field caught on fire.
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • Obama slams 'crazy' delay of attorney general confirmation

    04/18/2015 4:46:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/18/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama lashed out Friday at Senate Republicans stalling his attorney general nominee's confirmation, calling it "crazy" and "embarrassing" that Loretta Lynch has yet to get a vote. "What are we doing here?" an exasperated Obama said at a White House press conference, referring to how Lynch has now waited for her confirmation vote more than five months. "There are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it," Obama said. "Enough. Enough," he added. "Call Loretta Lynch for a vote, get her confirmed. Put her in...
  • Wrong Tax Info Sent To Nearly 1 Million Obamacare Customers

    02/21/2015 6:30:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 2/20/15 | Tom Namako
    The federal government is now asking about 800,000 to delay filing their taxes, which means theyll get their returns later. About 800,000 Healthcare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the federal government, and now the Obama Administration is asking those people to hold off filing their 2014 taxes, the Associated Press reported. The error was revealed by officials on Friday. The end result is that these people will have to wait longer to get their tax refunds. Another 50,000 or so who already filed may have to resubmit their returns, the AP reported.
  • Lacking Sufficient Support, House GOP Leaders Delay Cromnibus Vote

    12/11/2014 11:53:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 91 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/11/2014 | Emma Dumain & Matt Fuller
    Updated 2:30 p.m. | Unsure whether they have the votes to pass a trillion-dollar federal spending package, House GOP leaders on Thursday afternoon delayed a final vote on the cromnibus. They did so with mere hours to go until the government is set to run out of funding, and just before the House was scheduled to vote. GOP leaders called a recess to floor proceedings, with a GOP leadership aide confirming no conference meeting [is] planned at this time. The aide said leadership teams are still talking to their respective members, and noted, We still plan to vote this afternoon....
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    11/21/2014 2:03:17 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 200 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; youre also in charge of all the ammunition. See, the architects hoped wed always have good, honorable police, but they didnt 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 wouldnt 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 wont 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 Obamacares 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 CNNs 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 NBCs 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 laws 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 Obamacares 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 Novembers congressional elections. Obamas edict would theoretically forestall, until after those crucial midterms, a tsunami of voter outrage that would inevitably drown the reelection prospects of many Democrats. Its 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 administrations delays of Obamacare more than a dozen, by some counts its 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 doesnt 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. Thats 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. Thats 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 Obamacares individual mandate until six months after the programs 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 cant 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 dont 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 Acts 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 didnt 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. Im just right in the middle, just asking the question. Im 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 nations 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 Links 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 DeLays Vindication, Texass 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. DeLays fund-raising in the 2002 election cycle has been finally put to rest, with Mr. Earles 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...