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  • Politics of personalities may have done in Fiore

    12/20/2014 9:58:06 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    In the end, making a political issue personal might have done in Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. The Las Vegas Republican was coming off a tumultuous week — she’d been deposed and then quickly restored as majority leader-designate and chairwoman of the Assembly Taxation Committee by Speaker-designate John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas — when she doubled down on allegations that certain Republican forces were targeting her and other conservatives. Speaking on the Alan Stock radio show on KDWN-AM 720 on Tuesday, Fiore not only repeated her rhetoric about a “war on women,” but blamed some of the alleged infantrymen in that conflict: Republican...
  • Hambrick removes Fiore from Assembly leadership positions — again

    12/19/2014 10:12:27 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 18, 2014 - 6:51pm | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s tax liens and problems with the IRS were cited in her second removal from Assembly leadership positions Thursday. Fiore’s removal could clear the way for moderate Republicans to control the Assembly in the 2015 session and eliminate any talk of a GOP-Democratic partnership challenge to the leadership. It could also smooth the way for Gov. Brian Sandoval to win more funding for public education. Assembly Speaker designate John Hambrick reversed course on Fiore for a second time in recent weeks and removed the controversial lawmaker as majority leader. She has also been...
  • Obamas say they're no strangers to racism (Barf or Laugh Alert)

    12/17/2014 5:44:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    December 17, 2014, 08:15 am Obamas say they're no strangers to racism By Justin Sink The president and the first lady chronicled a series experiences in People magazine that they say demonstrated some of the latent racism that blacks in America continue to face. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," the president said. The first lady said someone had asked her husband to get them coffee because he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner,...
  • D.A. to charge 2 more Phila. Democrats in sting(PA)

    12/16/2014 12:56:17 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 45 replies
    philly.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG - Philadelphia prosecutors plan to announce criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials ensnared in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rejected as too flawed to prosecute. District Attorney Seth Williams is expected to announce charges against State Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald G. Waters, both Philadelphia Democrats, for allegedly accepting cash from an undercover operative, according to people familiar with the matter. Waters' attorney, Fortunato Perri Jr., said he was making arrangements for Waters to turn himself in Tuesday morning. Perri said he expects Waters will face felony charges of conflict...
  • Fiore claims compliance with IRS over tax liens (Nevada)

    12/16/2014 11:29:31 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Las Vegas Republican lawmaker Michele Fiore, a lightning rod in an ongoing Assembly GOP power struggle, said Tuesday she is fully in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service over more than $1 million in tax liens against her home health care businesses. In her first comments on the controversy, Fiore appeared on the Alan Stock radio show on KDWN in Las Vegas, saying her actual active liens total less than $200,000. Liens dating back to 2003 had previously been resolved, she said. Fiore said her lien problems stemmed from a dishonest bookkeeper, who she said is facing...
  • Former Guelph physician Dr. Kulbir Singh Billing faces fraud charges (Billing fraud)

    12/12/2014 7:44:01 AM PST · by Loyalist · 5 replies
    Guelph Mercury ^ | December 12, 2014 | Liz Monteiro
    KITCHENER — A Kitchener anesthetist specializing in pain management has been charged with two counts of fraud after he billed the Ontario government for services he didn't provide. The Ontario Provincial Police Anti-Rackets branch arrested and charged Dr. Kulbir Singh Billing, 63, on Monday night. He will appear in Ontario Court in January. He faces two counts of fraud over $5,000. OPP Sgt. Peter Leon said the charges stem from billings to the Ontario government from 2010 to 2013. Leon said billings were made to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for services that...
  • GOP senator joins foes of Wall Street provision in spending bill

    12/11/2014 10:42:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2014 | Peter Schroeder
    A Republican has joined Democrats in criticizing the inclusion of a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in legislation funding the government. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) signed on to a letter with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) that calls on congressional leaders to scrap portions of the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" that relax restrictions on banks trading financial derivatives. The pair argued in the letter that there is "broad bipartisan support" for removing that particular language. Brown and Vitter, who have worked together in the past on bills to limit big banks, argued that the language was unfairly jammed into...
  • Defeat the Omnibus

    12/11/2014 7:28:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/11/2014 | The Editors
    The federal government's funding authorization expires tonight at midnight, and the Republican plan to renew it bodes poorly for the GOP's leadership of Congress next year. ... Congress shouldn't let the government shut down, but Republicans should neither acquiesce to president Obama's unprecedented executive power grab, nor give up control over the budget for well into the 114th Congress. ... Republicans take control of both chambers in January, so they have no good reason to make a deal with the Senate Democratic leadership that sets spending levels until next October. ... There are, as speaker Boehner has pointed out, some...
  • Another Obama Family Member In America Faces Deportation; Currently Jailed

    12/10/2014 12:41:39 PM PST · by rxsid · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/9/2014 | Chuck Ross
    "Citing Fear Of Torture, Obama’s Second Cousin Seeks Asylum In US8:31 PM 12/09/2014 ... Obama is 36 years old and has spent the last eight or nine months in the Rapphannock Regional Facility in Stafford, Va., according to his sister, as his appeal for withholding of removal sits before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Denied relief most recently on Nov. 6, Obama, who has been in the U.S. since 1997, hopes he can stay in the U.S., ... Obama initially applied for asylum, filing what’s called an I-589 form. But the application must be filed within a year of the...
  • Scrutiny of Planned Parenthood’s Billings to Medicaid Decried [satire]

    12/10/2014 8:58:12 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Fear is building that Wisconsin’s Department of Health Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation of Planned Parenthood’s over billing of the state’s Medicaid program for services rendered may endanger the financial health of the organization. For example, Planned Parenthood has been billing the state twice the allowable amount for the abortifacient contraceptive Yaz. Beth Hartung, president of the Wisconsin Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, called the financial reimbursement rules “unreasonable. The mark-ups we attach to these drugs is what helps subsidize services that the state program doesn’t cover.” One of those uncovered programs is surgical abortions. “Squeezing the profit...
  • Jonathan Gruber apologizes to Congress for ‘inexcusable’ political comments about Obamacare

    12/09/2014 8:01:01 AM PST · by FatherofFive · 117 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr
    Jonathan Gruber, the man at the center of Obamacare’s troubled public image, apologized to Congress for “glib” and “thoughtless” comments about the stupidity of the American voters and how the health overhaul passed, arguing he is no political expert and shouldn’t have posed as one in speeches around the country. “It’s never appropriate to try to make oneself seem more important or smarter by demeaning others. I knew better. I know better. I’m embarrassed, and I’m sorry,” Mr. Gruber, an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told the House oversight committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican.
  • Circus set for Gruber at Capitol

    12/09/2014 12:21:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2014 | Sarah Ferris with Elise Viebeck
    The Jonathan Gruber show is coming to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with House Republicans set to grill the former ObamaCare adviser for his controversial remarks about the “stupidity” of voters who let the law pass. The hearing is likely to be a spectacle, with cable news networks planning heavy coverage, as Gruber takes the witness stand to answer questions about his ties to the Obama administration and his consulting work for the Health and Human Services Department. “Tomorrow is all about giving him the opportunity to say something stupid,” a Republican aide said. “It’s going to be a lot of...
  • Dems pick witness for 'stupidity' hearing

    12/08/2014 11:27:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A D.C. resident who gained healthcare coverage under ObamaCare will sit alongside the administration’s former adviser Jonathan Gruber during Tuesday’s high-profile hearing. Democrats have picked Ari Goldmann, an independent contractor who lives in D.C., to help defend ObamaCare during a hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a Democratic aide told The Hill. Goldmann will testify alongside Gruber and Marilyn Tavenner, the head of Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), at a hearing that the GOP hopes to use to refire attacks at the president's healthcare law. His appearance goes against the Obama administration’s request that Tavenner appear...
  • Jackie’s Rape Narrative Gets A Dose Of Reality

    12/08/2014 4:54:01 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 8 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 8, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    The UVA rape story peddled by Rolling Stone has fallen apart. This is what happens when advocacy journalism pushes narratives rather than actual news. The feminist narrative these days is that we live in a country that hates women and ignores their violent rape. In order to fight back against a society that hates women, feminists have to make up stories about rape to confront society with. One wonders why, in a nation that hates women and doesn’t care about their violent rape, the left would bother making up stories when actual stories of violent rape must be so plentiful....
  • HHS asks GOP: Keep us away from Gruber (Optics?)

    12/06/2014 1:08:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare's top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week. HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation Jim Esquea wrote to the House Oversight Committee with the request, stating that government witnesses are "almost always afforded an opportunity" to sit alone or with other federal officials. “The accommodation of separate panels for government witnesses reflects important comity in congressional-executive relations,” Esquea wrote. “The relatively few exceptions to this practice reinforce the seriousness of this accommodation.” The Oversight panel, led by...
  • Advocates fear impact of Rolling Stone apology

    12/05/2014 10:51:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2014 | ALAN SUDERMAN and FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Advocates for sexual-assault victims say Rolling Stone's backpedaling from an explosive account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia doesn't change the fact that rape is a problem on college campuses and must be confronted — even as some expressed concern that the magazine's apology could discourage victims from coming forward. Students, state government and education leaders, meanwhile, pledged to continue ongoing efforts to adequately respond to — and prevent — sexual assaults on campus. Rolling Stone cast doubt on its story Friday of a gang rape by a woman it identified only as...
  • Dems on O-Care: Was it worth it?

    12/04/2014 6:43:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats are arguing among themselves about whether to focus on the poor, who are not reliable voters, or the middle class, who have started to turn to the Republican Party.Influential Democrats who have strongly defended Obama-Care for years are now publicly questioning whether the law was worth the political fallout. Passage of the Affordable Care Act marked the start of a political unraveling for the Democratic Party, which lost huge majorities in Congress and control of a majority of state governorships in the last four and a half years. Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic...
  • The ambiguous legacy of The Pill (didn't solve our problems, created new ones)

    12/03/2014 1:46:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    I am in the process of writing a book which argues that the Sexual Revolution has been a rich person’s hobby horse from the beginning. The rich and powerful like the idea of separating sex from child-bearing. While this idea is sometimes wrapped up in a disguise of helping woman and the poor, the fact remains that the rich and powerful pioneered and implemented these ideas, quite often at the expense of women and the poor. So I wondered, when I picked up a book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, celebrating...
  • Canvass confusion continues ( Colorado )

    12/02/2014 12:28:55 PM PST · by george76
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | December 2, 2014 | JEFF TUCKER
    As the dispute between the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder and the Pueblo canvassing board over whether to certify the 2014 election results enters its third week, the Pueblo County commissioners Monday assured the lone Republican who won his election that, if it comes to it, they will appoint him to his office. Meanwhile, a representative for the Colorado Secretary of State’s office is scheduled to meet with the canvassing board Wednesday morning. And District Attorney Jeff Chostner told the commissioners that his office has begun to monitor the situation to be sure that political gamesmanship isn’t interfering with the...
  • Chevron to take Ecuador back to court over fraudulent case

    12/02/2014 7:56:25 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/21/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this year we witnessed the victory of Chevron over the New York shakedown artists who spent several years and tens of millions of dollars trying to pick their pockets over a fraudulent case in Ecuador. (Full coverage) For many of us, that would have been enough, particularly given how often big companies pay out large checks to nuisance suits just to avoid the media blitz and the associated hassles. But apparently Chevron has decided that enough is enough and will seek to strike at the source of the corruption. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Chevron is going after...
  • Bill Cosby’s Media Lynching

    12/02/2014 5:40:43 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 62 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 2, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Bill Cosby has been accused of rape by 25-30 women. The alleged rapes follow a similar storyline. These women knew Cosby, some casually dated him. Many of the women appear to have been starstruck or otherwise looking to get into show business through Cosby. Eventually most of the women claim they were drugged and then raped. In some cases women claim to have been drugged and raped repeatedly. Most of the allegations of rape stem from events that happened in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. This isn’t the first time Cosby has been accused of rape, a lawsuit was filed...
  • 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor ... encouraging voter fraud ...

    12/01/2014 10:03:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor whose son is Sen. Mary Landrieu's chief of staff encouraging voter fraud as final US Senate contest's runoff election draws near Black conservative group obtained videotape of Don Cravins Sr. telling Louisianans to vote twice in Nov. 6 Senate runoff election 'One more time’s not going to hurt,' he said on November 3, telling voters to cast multiple ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Cravins is a former Louisiana Democratic state legislator who is now mayor of the town of Opelousas His son is Landrieu's chief of staff Landrieu camp...
  • Dark days ahead for ObamaCare (not like the dark days due to forced fraudulent coverage)

    11/29/2014 4:45:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration is facing a slew of healthcare challenges as the winter holidays approach. While this fall has been a far cry from last year, when HealthCare.gov was melting down, 2014 has brought wholly unexpected problems to the fore for federal health officials and the White House. Take the conflict surrounding Jonathan Gruber, the ObamaCare consultant whose suggestion that a "lack of transparency" and voters' "stupidity" helped the law pass, went viral. Though Democrats have sought to distance themselves from Gruber, his remarks have become a new flashpoint in debate over healthcare reform, invigorating GOP critics as the party...
  • Cosby's Message Survives Personal Disaster

    11/28/2014 9:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    What's fascinating about the coverage of the persuasive accusations against Bill Cosby, now 18 and rising, is that race doesn't dominate. There's an outcry at the abuse of women, and he's shredded the healthy black father family man image he carefully cultivated on his sitcom, but you don't read or hear notice taken of the fact that the women who say he drugged and raped them were usually white. Nor is the culture called racist for having turned Bill Cosby into an angry black man who spent his aggression against those vulnerable white women. There's anger at a celebrity's abuse...
  • TAXPAYERS FUNDING TERRORISM THROUGH BENEFITS FRAUD

    11/27/2014 6:03:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2014 | by OLIVER LANE
    Taxpayers' own money is being used against them, as the government doles it out in benefits to fraudulent claimers who use it to fund terrorism, the metropolitan police's counter terrorism unit has revealed. Assistant Commissioner Terri Nicholson said terrorists were becoming ever more “innovative” in their attempts to smuggle much needed cash to their colleagues abroad in places like Syria and Iraq. She said as well as engaging in complex fraud, terror funding gangs often used women to smuggle large amounts of money abroad in the belief they were less likely to arouse suspicion. Nicholson said: “We are seeing a...
  • The Drastic Overreach of the “Rape by Fraud” Bill

    11/25/2014 1:16:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Slate ^ | November 25, 2014 | Amanda Marcotte
    Here is some legitimate overreach when it comes to prosecuting sexual abuse:New Jersey state Assemblyman Troy Singleton has drafted a "rape by fraud" bill that would make it illegal to lie your way into someone's pants. From NJ.com:Earlier this month,state Assemblyman Troy Singleton(D-Burlington) introduced the bill(A3908),which would create the crime of “sexual assault by fraud,” which it defines as “an act of sexual penetration to which a person has given consent because the actor has misrepresented the purpose of the act or has represented he is someone he is not.”The bill was inspired by the case of Mischele Lewis, who...
  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 6:43:48 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    email from friend | 11/25/14 | unknown
    BE ON THE ALERT, THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS COMING NEW SCAM Just when you think you've heard it all. Here comes another scam. This scam is very clever. Be very careful out there! One could easily fall for this - beware of people bearing gifts! There is a new and clever credit card scam. Please circulate this. Someone it happened to says it works like this: Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone who said that he was from some outfit called: "Express Couriers" asking if I was going to be home because there was a...
  • New deception questions: Obamacare adviser warned of premium increases as Obama vowed savings

    11/25/2014 5:57:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    While President Obama campaigned on a promise that his universal health care plan would lower premiums, his controversial adviser and plan architect was privately warning the state of Wisconsin that Obamacare was poised to massively increase insurance costs for average residents, internal documents show...... [MIT economist Jonathan] Gruber’s study predicted about 90 percent of individuals without employer-sponsored or public insurance would see their premiums spike by an average of 41 percent. Once tax subsidies were factored in, about 60 percent of those in the individual market were projected to see their premiums go up 31 percent, according to his analysis.......
  • NEW DECEPTION: Gruber cited increases; candidate Obama vowed savings (Gruber got $200K)

    11/25/2014 3:25:56 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies
    (Gruber) Predicted massive health insurance cost increases for Wisconsin residents....as candidate Obama campaigned for reelection on a promise that his plan would lower premiums. The 2011 Gruber study was largely ignored by candidate Obama: “So when you hear about Obamacare — I don’t mind the name because I really do care.” the president declared in Cincinnati July 2011. "Once we've fully implemented ACA, you’re going to be able to buy insurance through a pool so that you can get the same good rates as a group that if you’re an employee at a big company you can get right now...
  • North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/24/2014 7:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    The Daily Currant Politics North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama Nov 17, 2014 Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen SummitThe state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will...
  • Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life

    11/24/2014 6:48:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | Alexander Kolyandr
    Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life By Alexander Kolyandr Nov. 23, 2014 MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t aim to hold his post for life but doesn’t rule out seeking another term in 2018, a move that could make him the country’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. In an interview with state-controlled TASS news agency, the 62-year-old Mr. Putin said that for him to remain “in the president’s chair forever” is “not good, and (is) detrimental for the country, and I do not need it as well.” But when asked whether he would...
  • Lerner Refused Tax Exemption to Conservative Groups – Granted Status to Underage Prostitution Ring

    11/23/2014 11:42:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-23-14 | Jim Hoft
    The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal included: •Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted •At least 5 pro-Israel groups •Constitutional groups •Groups that criticized Obama administration •At least two pro-life groups •An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor •A 180 year-old Baptist paper •A Texas voting-rights group •A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed •Conservative activists and businesses •At least one conservative Hispanic group •IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed •10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS •And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative However, Lerner did grant tax...
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • Planned Parenthood Supports President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration [truncated]

    11/22/2014 1:05:46 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cecile Richards
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Planned Parenthood Federation of America commends President Obama for taking long overdue executive action addressing key issues in our nation's broken immigration system, and calling on the administration and Congress to work to extend healthcare coverage to these individuals. Statement from Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: "We commend President Obama for extending much needed and long overdue relief to millions of women and families currently living in fear of deportation due to our nation's broken immigration system. This is a bold...
  • Ted Cruz Mad Libs a Cicero speech to protest Obama's executive action on immigration

    11/20/2014 12:39:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Green
    Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Thursday to deliver a slightly changed version of a very old speech as a form of protest against President Obama's planned executive action on immigration. The Texas Republican, in a four-minute address, gave a gently edited version of Cicero's first oration against Cataline. Obama was substituted for Cataline, the U.S./Mexico border was swapped in for the Palatine Hill, "women" was added to references to men, "pen and phone" made an appearance, "execution" was changed to "defeat" and the IRS scandal showed up near the end. The video is above, and the text...
  • Report: ObamaCare numbers boosted by dental [only] plans (to push ACA over 7 million)

    11/20/2014 10:39:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration’s much-touted enrollment figure of 7.3 million includes nearly a half-million people who have only purchased dental plans, the House Oversight Committee has found. Without the 400,000 people enrolled in dental-only plans, the total enrollment for ObamaCare drops to 6.97 million, according an investigation by the committee, which was first reported by Bloomberg News. “Instead of offering the public an accurate accounting, the administration engaged in an effort to obscure and downplay the number of dropouts,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the committee, wrote in a statement to Bloomberg. Enrollment figures have strayed from the initial 8...
  • Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus

    11/20/2014 7:54:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    CDN Communites Digital News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus By Kevin Fobbs, Communities Digital News America's future. CLEVELAND, November 19, 2014 — With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama will strip black Americans and their children of their economic civil rights and opportunities in favor of illegal alien immigrants. Obama has decided to turn back the clock on black Americans’ hard-won rights by his planned executive order, set for 8 p.m., November 20. According to the New York Times, Obama will use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • Identity Fraud Pardons

    11/20/2014 6:02:25 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 34 replies
    self | November 20, 2014 | self
    How can a pardon be granted to illegal aliens who have stolen Social Security numbers and other personal identities, and not to other citizens who may have done the same things for other reasons? I thought the laws applied equally to everyone. Is this legal? I guess it is if our Emperor says it is.
  • Gruber's bad political analysis driven by bad economics

    11/20/2014 4:42:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2014 | Benjamin Zycher, ohn G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    Professor Gruber has written a textbook on public finance, and one of the standard topics that he covers is the problem of pollution externalities, along with a discussion, again standard, of tax remedies. Does Gruber recognize that he is very likely to have polluted the public view of economists and their policy pronouncements? Perhaps he will consider a self-imposed tax on his consultant earnings paid by the taxpayer.Like the never-seen "Secretary" in the "Mission: Impossible" series, President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — she was the Speaker until the voters responded to the enactment of the Patient...
  • Feds arrest eight Miami suspects in Medicare probe linked to Nicaragua, DR

    11/20/2014 2:56:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jay Weaver
    As Medicare rackets go, authorities say, this one had no borders. Eleven people associated with a South Florida managed care company were charged Wednesday with fleecing Medicare for services provided to U.S. citizens while they were living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, according to an indictment. Coral Gables-based Florida Healthcare Plus filed false bills for retired Medicare beneficiaries who claimed to be living in the state but were being treated by foreign doctors while they resided in the two Latin American countries. That is illegal under the federal taxpayer-funded program for senior citizens and the disabled, authorities said. Eight...
  • How is Jonathan Gruber different from Kevin Trudeau?

    11/19/2014 9:09:18 PM PST · by JennysCool · 11 replies
    Vanity
    Let's remember that just months ago, Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to prison for making ... well, not really FALSE health care claims, but MISLEADING health care claims in the literature he published. From the Chicago Tribune: >>>Trudeau has been jailed since Nov. 12 when he was convicted by a federal jury of criminal contempt for lying in several infomercials about the contents of his hit book, “The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About.” Prosecutors said he ignored a previous court order by describing the program as easy when it actually called for punishing calorie restrictions and...
  • Who's really stupid?: What Jonathan Gruber got wrong about ObamaCare

    11/19/2014 5:14:09 PM PST · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Academics often believe they are the smartest people around, and they like to tell others how best to live their lives. Add the government’s power to control people’s lives and you have a dangerous combination. Americans got a taste of this elitism when MIT’s Jonathan Gruber mocked "the stupidity of the American voter." But American voters aren’t the only ones who make mistakes. Time after time, the “architect" of ObamaCare underestimated costs and overestimated how many people would be covered. Like so many Ivory Tower academics, Gruber doesn’t understand how the real world operates. Could it be that those “stupid”...
  • Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France

    11/19/2014 6:52:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jason Russell
    Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans. As the Washington Examiner reported this morning, representatives of the Legatum Institute are in the U.S. this week to promote the sixth edition of their Prosperity Index. The index aims to measure...
  • Obama promised Obamacare wouldn't do exactly what Gruber says it will do

    11/19/2014 2:37:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    <p>"....At a town hall meeting on health care on July 23, 2009 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Obama explained that the thinking of the Cadillac tax was to target plans that spend unnecessarily and excessively, thus driving up health care costs, such as a $25,000 plan, "so one that's a lot more expensive and a lot fancier than the one that even members of Congress get."</p>
  • As New Enrollment Period Starts, ACA Approval at 37%

    11/18/2014 5:32:13 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period begins, 37% of Americans say they approve of the law, one percentage point below the previous low in January. Fifty-six percent disapprove, the high in disapproval by one point.
  • All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes

    11/18/2014 4:47:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | November 18, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    Our own Ben Howe made this video for the folks at American Commitment that explains the entire #GruberGate kerfuffle in 2 minutes. The video is damning and really explains what ought to be page A1 material on every newspaper in the whole country. Check it out:
  • White House: GOP fanning 'stupidity' flames for political advantage

    11/18/2014 11:24:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Republicans are hyping past comments from ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber as a way to distract from what’s going well for the healthcare law. After saying that Gruber’s view that the healthcare law was passed partly because of the “stupidity” of the American voter is not shared by “anybody at the White House,” Earnest challenged claims that ObamaCare was not passed in a transparent way. He also suggested that few Americans are paying attention to the controversy. “People are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the fights from 2009 and 2010,” Earnest said Tuesday at...
  • Obamacare: Voters, are you stupid? [CNN ~spin~ for "stupid" readers)

    11/16/2014 10:50:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) -- Years-old but newly scrutinized videos of MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber ignited a political firestorm this week because the self-described architect of Obamacare thanks "the stupidity of the American voter" for leading to passage of the president's signature piece of legislation. With Obamacare open enrollment set to begin over the weekend and the Supreme Court set to weigh in again on the law next year, Republicans pounced, using the videos as additional ammunition in their case that President Barack Obama and his administration misled the American public on Obamacare. But it's been kind of a difficult story...
  • Obama dismisses renewed criticism of health care law

    11/16/2014 3:44:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | David Nakamura
    BRISBANE, Australia — President Obama dismissed renewed criticism of his signature health care law Sunday and disputed an assertion from a former architect of the policy who claimed the administration had deceived lawmakers. Jonathan Gruber, an economist, suggested last year that the administration’s signature health-care legislation passed in part because of the “stupidity of the American voter” and a “lack of transparency” over its funding mechanisms. “I just heard about this,” Obama said at a new conference, after wrapping up two days of meetings with world leaders here at the G-20 Summit. “The fact that some adviser who never worked...