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  • The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit – Curious Case of Obama’s “Faith Leaders”

    07/20/2014 8:58:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    On July 9th 2014 President Obama made a visit to Dallas Texas for two reasons.   The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and “Faith Leaders” to discuss the border crisis....The impression intended would be that President Obama just met with a bunch of religious organizational heads, perhaps priests, pastors and ministers.  Along with “faith based” advocates who are helping to deal with the immediate needs of the illegal aliens, unaccompanied minors, and the larger “border crisis”.You would be wrong.To avoid my calling our President of The United States a liar, I will instead say President Obama is being...
  • “Pro-Life” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin Votes to Overturn Ruling Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/18/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    life news ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has some explaining to do. Although the senator has proclaimed to be pro-life, his recent support of a Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby v. Burwell, suggests otherwise. This failed legislation would have reversed a decision that protects the Christian company’s religious freedom and avoid providing employees abortion-inducing drugs. Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com joemanchin2Manchin explained his support for the bill as such: “Today, I voted in support of overturning the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that ruled for-profit companies can opt...
  • Evidence Mounts of a Manufactured Border Crisis

    07/17/2014 12:49:20 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 37 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 17 2014 | Roger Aronoff
    The situation at America’s southern border is a “manufactured crisis,” one perpetuated—if not started—by the Obama administration. After all, the administration put out an ad in January 2014 asking for contractors to handle an influx of 65,000 children. “The surge to 60,000 or so children seen this year was said to catch many off guard, especially since just 6,500 children entered the U.S. as early as 2011,” reported Pete Kasperowicz for The Blaze. “But [Republican Representative Jeff] Sessions [R-AL] said the advertisement showed that the administration knew the surge would happen.” And in reality, the 60,000 children represent only about...
  • REPORT: HHS SENDING ILLEGALS WITH CONTAGIOUS DISEASES TO STATES

    07/17/2014 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly sent illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases on planes to sites around the country that are being forced to house them. According to an ABC News report, HHS has admitted to "a breakdown of the medical screening processes" at an Arizona facility. While the illegal immigrant children were clear of symptoms during their initial screenings, they were not "re-screened and cleared for travel and placement at a temporary shelter.” Children with fevers and pneumonia have been flown from Arizona to California, where they had to be hospitalized. Three other children are...
  • “Days of Protest, Make Them Listen” events scheduled in states throughout the country this weekend

    07/17/2014 9:15:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right | 7/17/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Days of Protest, Make Them Listen events are scheduled in hundreds of cities and towns and nearly every state this weekend as US citizens are taking a stand against Barack Hussein Obama’s corrupt and dangerous scheme to import illegal aliens as future Democrat voters. “We are not going to tolerate illegals forced upon us,” said protestor Loren Woods yesterday in Oracle, AZ after HHS canceled their planned drop of a busload of immigrant children into Oracle. Protestors there took to the streets and roads leading into their small town, forcing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to seek...
  • Outbreak on the Border

    07/14/2014 4:37:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    free beacon ^ | 7/14/14 | Bill Gertz
    Health authorities at a Navy base in Southern California took steps last weekend to curtail an outbreak of pneumonia and swine flu among illegal immigrant children housed at the facility, according to U.S. officials. The outbreak of disease among several of the nearly 600 immigrant children at the Naval Base Ventura County, located north of Los Angeles, initially was thought to be caused by deadly bacterial streptococcal meningitis, according to one official close to the issue. However, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said he was not aware of any cases of meningitis at the...
  • HHS money to church entities long before waves of illegal immigrants

    07/12/2014 1:46:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 11, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Via Pewsitter I learned of this from Liberty News. My emphases. EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for ObamaÂ’s 2014 Invasion!A month or two ago news broke that ObamaÂ’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news youÂ’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama...
  • Sorry, Libs: The War On Women Is A Complete Fiction

    07/12/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Jul 11, 2014 | Ashley McGuire
    We are the female plaintiffs, activists, lawyers, and judges working to dismantle this monstrosity, which threatens our First Amendment rights.There is no “war on women” in America. But there absolutely is a war among women. And the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate is its biggest battlefield right now. The latest shot was fired by the National Organization for Women (NOW), who set all tact aside when they named the Little Sisters of the Poor among their “dirty 100” list for the nuns’ opposition to the mandate. The Little Sisters run more than 200 homes for the poor and...
  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:28:59 AM PDT · by selfdefense
    Liberty News ^ | 7-11-14 | Eric Odum
    A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010. And the tens of millions were flowing in to prepare for the invasion currently underway.
  • HHS Official On Flood Of Illegal Immigrants: "Jesus Was A Refugee"

    07/09/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 9,2014 | Breitbart News
    The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told attendees at a conference on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.
  • HHS Will "Muzzle the Media" During Tour of Immigrant Child Housing

    07/07/2014 2:30:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 7, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services officials will allow reporters to visit a military facility housing some of the immigrant children who have arrived at the southern border in recent weeks, but only if the media promises not to record anything, not to ask any questions during the tour, and not to talk to any of the staff members or children.
  • ALERT -- Map Of Locations To Which Feds Are Shipping Illegal Alien Minors

    07/04/2014 11:14:31 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    Reg Flag ^ | 7/04/14 | ??(Weasel Zippers or NumbersUSA)??
    This map was created by NumbersUSA from media reports. Click on the link for a bigger version of the map as well as a list of all the places so far recorded in media, as well as other places proposed. As can be noted from the list, at most of these locations, the local folks were not informed that they would be receiving this massive influx. Blue pushpin equals location blocked, red is children have already been placed there and....
  • The Hobby Lobby debate exposes flaws with employer-based health insurance

    07/03/2014 11:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Despite the controversy it has generated, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was rather straightforward. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed nearly unanimously in 1993 by a Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Clinton, set up certain tests to ensure that federal policies do not overly burden the free exercise of religion. And the court's majority ruled that a mandate forcing business owners to purchase insurance coverage for their workers that includes contraception coverage that violates their religious beliefs failed those tests. Critics of the ruling have framed this protection of religious liberty...
  • GOP Congressman denied access to facility housing unaccompanied migrant children

    07/03/2014 7:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) sent out a press release chronicling his recent trip to a facility maintained by the department of Health and Human Services established to house up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who crossed the southern border illegally. BridenstineÂ’s trip was a short one, however, as the congressman was denied access to the facility by an HHS official. Bridenstine asserted that he attempted to contact Ken Wolfe, HHSÂ’s deputy director of the office of public affairs, in order to express his frustration over being denied access to Ft. Sill, a facility in the congressmanÂ’s...
  • Border Patrol Agents Report Increase in 'Fake Families'

    07/03/2014 2:52:48 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    ABC/KRGV TV ^ | Jul 2, 2014 6:35 PM | Staff
    RIO GRANDE VALLEY - The threat of danger looms over thousands of undocumented immigrants who cross the border daily. The vice-president of the Border Patrol union in the Rio Grande Valley says agents are seeing more of what they call "pseudo families" or "fake families." Many undocumented immigrants are desperate to get to their final destination. They're pretending to be related to each other to improve their chances. The spokesperson for the local border patrol union says it's working. It's also dangerous. Border Patrol union representative, Chris Cabrera said, "It's frustrating to know that people are you know working the...
  • HHS Report: 1,295,571 Obamacare Enrollees May or May Not Be Legal Citizens

    07/02/2014 5:18:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/01/14 | Wynton Hall
    A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country. The finding, located on page 11 of the report, states that 44% of the remaining 2,611,780 application "inconsistencies" are related to verifying "Citizenship/national status/lawful presence." Another 960,492 application inconsistencies were related to verifying whether subsidy applicants provided accurate income information.
  • The Hobbled Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/02/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Looked at from a distance, it may seem as if the Supreme Court struck a mighty blow in defense of religious liberty in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which it decided this week. Yes, the court ruled that a law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act could apply to "closely held" corporations, and under its terms the federal government could not force the Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs and devices that violate the family's religious beliefs. But looked at more closely, the case shows how profoundly the Supreme Court has...
  • No Ethics? No Problem: The Sequel

    07/02/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few weeks ago, this column ran a story exposing just a few of the shocking ethics violations that occurred in conjunction with a clinical trial called SUPPORT (Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial). The trial’s primary purpose was to examine the efficacy of two experimental strategies for managing oxygen and two strategies of ventilation therapy in extremely premature babies. As noted in the earlier piece, the consent forms left much to be desired. In fact, it is likely that if the risks to the babies were properly outlined, few if any parents would have agreed for their children...
  • HHS Bars Congressman From Seeing Immigrant Children [in HIS district]

    07/02/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    NRO ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some one the unaccompanied immigrant children ae being housed. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. ““What are they trying to hide?” Bridenstine said after the incident. ”Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released.” There are 1,200 immigrant children at...
  • EWTN gets last-minute stay on HHS mandate after Hobby Lobby decision

    07/01/2014 8:06:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Late yesterday, the first fruits of the Hobby Lobby decision fell into the lap of EWTN, the Catholic satellite television station which has fought the HHS mandate into the appellate court. Today would have been the first day that EWTN would have to start paying ruinous fines for refusing to provide free contraception and sterilization in its health insurance coverage. Fortunately, the Eleventh Circuit granted a stay not long after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby: In a resounding victory for religious freedom, today EWTN was granted last minute relief from the Eleventh Circuit Court of...
  • The HHS Mandate Fight Will Continue: After Hobby Lobby, there are more legal battles to come.

    07/01/2014 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2014 | James C. Capretta
    The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case should be seen as a clear and important victory for religious liberty. The majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, makes it clear that owners of closely held corporations, based on their sincerely held religious convictions, have the right to opt out of the so-called HHS mandate – the regulatory requirement that employers must include free contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortifacient products in their health-insurance offerings to workers. The plaintiffs in this case should be commended for having the courage to fight for their rights in court and for seeing their...
  • The Wait Is Over: Supreme Court Ruling Emboldens Us to Continue to Carry On

    07/01/2014 4:47:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    LCMS.org ^ | June 30, 2014 | Rev. Matthew C. Harrison
    Two years ago, I sat on a panel before Congress, testifying to the importance of religious liberty in America today. It seems like a long time ago. Since then, we have seen and heard a steady stream of news, from the church and the culture, about the Health and Human Services’ mandate and the Affordable Care Act, abortifacients and the conscience, religious freedoms and what this means for women. Thankfully, the wait is over. The Supreme Court has ruled, and the verdict is in: In a landmark case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty, specifically in regard...
  • USCCB on Hobby Lobby ruling: “Justice has prevailed”

    06/30/2014 3:06:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 30, 2014 | Catherine Harmon
    Pro-life demonstrators celebrate June 30 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as its decision in the Hobby Lobby case is announced. (CNS photo/ Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, together with the chairman of the conference’s Committee for Religious Liberty, released a statement earlier today in response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case. The joint statement from Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Archbishop William Lori praised the Supreme Court for “[recognizing] that Americans can continue to follow their faith when they run a family business.”...
  • SCOTUS Rules Obama Admin Can’t Make Hobby Lobby Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mand (details)

    06/30/2014 8:48:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 30, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court ruled today that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortion causing drugs in their employee health care plans.The Obama administration was attempting to make Hobby Lobby and thousands of pro-life businesses and organizations comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. However, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business...
  • ANGRY VIRGINIA RESIDENTS SAY 'NO' TO OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S PLAN TO HOUSE ILLEGALS

    06/20/2014 8:58:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | by KERRY PICKET
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Virginia—Over 1,000 angry residents of the small, rural town here gathered at Brunswick High School on Thursday and reamed out local, state, and federal government officials for offering the St. Paul’s College building as temporary emergency shelter for 500 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) coming from Texas. St. Paul’s, a historically black college, shut down five years ago after losing its accreditation. “Right now we have a town—I can go home. I can get supper. At 9 o'clock at night I can come back to my office by myself, go in there and do work, come out at 11:30, get...
  • Judge rules against EWTN in HHS mandate case [Idiot Federal Judge]

    06/20/2014 6:57:41 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Jun 19, 2014 - 1:35 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    IRONDALE, AL – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the network founded by Mother Angelica must comply with the HHS mandate, despite its deep-seated religious objections, because the ObamaCare provision does not violate the First Amendment. "EWTN doesn't have to comply with the mandate. All it has to do is sign a form certifying its opposition to the use of contraceptives and then deliver that form to its third-party administrator." U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ruled in Mobile that the Obama administration may compel the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) to comply with a provision furnishing female employees with...
  • Court Lets Obama Admin Force EWTN to Obey HHS Mandate

    06/18/2014 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Just days before the Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the biggest case against the HHS abortion mandate that is a part of Obamacare, a lower court is forcing the Catholic television station EWTN to obey it. pichealth36bU.S. District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Mobile, Alabama issued an opinion yesterday denying EWTN Global Catholic Network protection from the government mandate that it must provide coverage of contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization as part of its employee health care coverage. “We are extremely disappointed with the decision reached by the court in this case,” said EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael...
  • Federal insurance exchange subsidies cut premiums by average of 76%, HHS reports

    06/18/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/18/2014 | AMY GOLDSTEIN
    The Americans who qualify for tax credits through the new federal insurance exchange are paying an average of $82 a month in premiums for their coverage — about one-fourth the bill they would have faced without such financial help, according to a new government analysis. But the analysis shows wide variations among states in the premiums that people are paying for their new insurance, the amount the government is picking up and the proportion who qualify for the subsidies. The 28-page report, by the Department of Health and Human Services, is the government’s first effort to gauge the affordability and...
  • Hospital Tries to Force Mom to Let It Have a Private Talk With Her Daughter About Birth Control

    06/17/2014 11:07:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A hospital in Michigan is coming under fire from a parents after its staff attempted to take a Mother’s daughter and give her a private talk promoting birth control and sexual relations. The story is coming out on the same day LifeNews is reporting that Justina Pelletier is finally heading home to her parents’ custody after a lengthy headline-grabbing legal battle with the state of Massachusetts, which took their daughter away from them. OneNewsNow has the full details on this story, which should come as a warning to parents: michigan2After running up against an alleged state law that sweeps aside...
  • SHOCKING: Company That Created Obamacare Website LINKED To Benghazi Video

    06/17/2014 2:59:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/17/2014 | Walid Shoebat, Ben Barrack and Keith Davies
    In a SHOCKING discovery, CGI Federal – the Canadian Company that built the Obamacare website – appears to have a connection to the “Innocence of Muslims” video the Obama administration blamed for the Benghazi attacks.And here’s how it was done:The evidence is well established that in 2010, CGI acquired Stanley Associates, which “provides services to the U.S. federal civilian, defense and intelligence agencies”. [1]When the crudely produced video “Innocence of Muslims” was posted to a YouTube it needed a boost, especially since it was posted by someone no one had ever heard of and who had only uploaded two videos...
  • No Ethics? No Problem: The Story of SUPPORT

    06/13/2014 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/13/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development was established by President John F. Kennedy, with the support of Congress, in 1962 to study the “complex process of human development from conception to old age.” In 2007, the NICHD was re-christened to include the name of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Among NICHD’s many large projects was the so-called SUPPORT study (Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial). The results of this study were published in May, 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine, in an article entitled “Target Ranges of Oxygen Saturation in Extremely Preterm Infants.” According to the...
  • DOJ Loses Again -- for the Umpteenth Time

    06/12/2014 2:53:40 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    ACLJ - The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | Jun. 6, 2014 3:32 PM | Geoffrey Surtees
    As reported here, the Catholic Benefits Association (“CBA”), has obtained a preliminary injunction against the HHS Mandate -- the federal regulation requiring non-exempt health plans to include abortion-inducing drugs and contraception. With this decision, a total of 59 preliminary injunctions, for both for-profit and non-profit entities, have been entered against the Mandate and only 8 requests for an injunction have been denied.
  • HHS loses mandate case in Oklahoma federal court to 200 Catholic employers

    06/07/2014 11:14:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The real stage for the HHS contraception mandate will be the Supreme Court, where arguments have already been heard on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases involving private-sector secular employers. The fight still continues in lower courts, however, and also in regard to religious employers. In Oklahoma, a federal judge issued an injunction on Wednesday blocking enforcement on more than 200 Catholic employers and thousands of parishes, thanks to a lawsuit filed in March by the Catholic Benefits Association. It is one of the few class-action suits being brought against the contraception mandate: A government attorney declined to comment...
  • Great news: HHS to overhaul Healthcare.gov … again

    06/06/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When the Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, HHS had three and a half years and $400 million to produce a web portal for individual-market consumers that would … pretty much do what the existing portal did for the Medicare Advantage program that ObamaCare raided to pay for its own operation. HHS rolled it out on time last October, whereupon it crashed repeatedly and had to be overhauled. A few months later, the Obama administration bragged about the system when it hit eight million signups, even though the back end couldn’t actually determine how many actually paid for...
  • Pro-Abortion Vandal Hangs “Aborted Baby Jesus Dolls” Throughout Hobby Lobby Store

    06/03/2014 10:18:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/147 | Carole Novielli
    Pro-choice propaganda artist Ron English is very controversial. His artwork, described as very disturbing, often focuses on abortion.Recently Ron English uploaded a video depicting a baby Jesus doll hanging from a coat hanger with a sign saying: Hobby Lobby Aborted Baby Jesus.It is unclear who orchestrated this vandalism or who produced the video. But Ron English just happened to go to the exact Hobby Lobby where these dolls were placed: English writes on his blog, “While at Hobby Lobby in Poughkeepsie NY, Ron came across a rack which held four crucified aborted Baby Jesus’. Wonder if they are still there?”...
  • HHS Document Reveals Scope of Obamacare Rollout Disaster

    05/28/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/28/14 | Tom Fitton
    Type “Obamacare rollout disaster” into the Google search engine, and you get approximately 290,000 results, most of them dating back to the days immediately following the catastrophic October 2013 launch of Healthcare.gov. Significantly, however, the most recent results focus on the Judicial Watch release on May 19, 2014. That’s the date Judicial Watch released a 106-page document we obtained on May 1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that reveals the shocking details of the rollout disaster. Though the Obama administration tried to cover up the full extent of the website failure in the days following...
  • Pro Report: HHS hits pause on ACA (Obamacare) enrollment reports...

    05/25/2014 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/21/14 | TALIA BUFORD
    ADMINISTRATION STOPS MONTHLY ACA ENROLLMENT REPORTS: Kyle Cheney with today’s top read [http://politico.pro/1qVCBjd] — “The Obama administration has quietly decided to halt its monthly updates on Obamacare enrollment, which were a major pipeline of information about the impact of the health law heading into the 2014 campaign season. ‘HHS issued monthly enrollment reports during the first marketplace open enrollment period in order to provide the best understanding of enrollment activities as it was taking place,’ an HHS spokeswoman emailed. ‘Now that this time period has ended, we will look at future opportunities to share information about the marketplace that is...
  • So Long, Kathleen (Sebelius)

    05/21/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | May 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    It isn’t getting a lot of attention, but the country is currently amid an important transition for the very important position of America’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, a job that now has extraordinary impact upon this nation.The outgoing secretary is, of course, Kathleen Sebelius. And she isn’t going lightly. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is ensuring that she hears some gunfire in her ears. Issa is chair of the House Oversight Committee. Last week he warned Sebelius that she could face a vote of contempt of Congress if she and her department continue to refuse to comply with a...
  • HHS Confirmation Hearings: 49,000 Words, Zero on Abortion-Drug Mandate

    05/21/2014 6:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Two Senate committees held hearings this month on the nomination of Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services, the federal agency most responsible for overseeing implementation of Obamacare. In these two hearings, according to transcripts published by CQ Transcriptions, the senators and the nominee spoke approximately 49,000 words. Not one of these words directly addressed the contraception-sterilization-abortion-inducing drug regulation that Sebelius issued under Obamacare and that is now the target of more than 90 lawsuits. The closest anyone came was Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, who...
  • Watchdog: Just one Obamacare enrollment on first day (In the WHOLE COUNTRY!!)

    05/21/2014 12:32:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The horrendous rollout of Obamacare last Oct. 1 was even worse than the administration has revealed, with just one person able to enroll on healthcare.gov, according to new documents uncovered by a public watchdog group. A 106-page document obtained May 1 by Judicial Watch from the Department of Health and Human Services also showed that a top official was so happy that she thought a second person had succeeded in signing up on day one that she sent out a celebratory email. “On October 1, 2013, at the end of the first day (4:30), the Senior Advisor at Center for...
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Giving Plan B Drug to 12-Year-Olds Without Parental Consent

    05/18/2014 5:53:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When the Obama administration pushed for over the counter sales of the Plan B drug, which may cause an abortion in some circumstances, pro-life advocates feared this kind of thing would happen. A local news station in Colorado has discovered that a children’s hospital with giving the Plan B drug to 12-year-old girls and all without parental consent. As Fox 21 reports: motherdaughter6bOne Colorado Springs clinic is offering kids as young as 12 access to the Plan B pill without any parental consent. That clinic is a division of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and offers services to 12 to...
  • HHS effectively delays individual mandate by another month

    05/03/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2014 | Gabriel Malor
    Another day, another Obamacare delay. HHS issued new, er, guidance late yesterday afternoon about how the health care law’s individual mandate will be enforced on those who did not purchase insurance on time. In short, for those who managed to buy insurance by May 1, it won’t be enforced at all. This is the third postponement of the individual mandate.The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein explains: Starting in 2014, individuals who did not purchase government approved insurance were supposed to be subject to a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of taxable income. Under the original sequence of events, individuals would...
  • Sebelius stays on just long enough to get government benefits

    04/22/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Alex Pappas
    When the embattled Kathleen Sebelius announced her intention to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services, she pledged to stay in President Barack Obama’s cabinet until her replacement was confirmed by the Senate. Turns out, there may be a financial incentive for the former Kansas governor to take her time getting out of Washington. Next week, Sebelius becomes eligible to receive a government pension and continue certain taxpayer-funded health-care benefits when she hits her five-year employment mark with the federal government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) policy indicates. Under OPM rules, Sebelius, who was sworn into office on April...
  • HHS Spends $123.2 Million Per Year on ‘Email Services’ [$146 per month for each employee]

    04/22/2014 7:54:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spends roughly $123.2 million per year to provide “email services” for its 70,000 employees, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Buried in a footnote of a recently released GAO report on the agency’s coordination with the nonprofit group Enroll America, the congressional watchdog detailed the high operating costs associated with running the department’s email. “HHS told us that HHS pays $146.64 per month per user for email; that this charge covers connectivity, storage, and other e-mail services; and that this charge is independent of the number of emails that are sent...
  • HHS MOVES TO CANCEL MORE INSURANCE PLANS

    04/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mike Flynn
    The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a way to mitigate against the high deductibles applicable to many insurance policies available...
  • Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee

    04/17/2014 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tim Scott
    At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal. As we begin to review the qualifications and record of President Obama’s new nominee to become HHS Secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, current director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will have to answer a number of very important questions during her upcoming confirmation hearings before both the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. And while Ms. Burwell was unanimously confirmed to become OMB director,...
  • GOP, Don't Be Comforted by Sebelius' Resignation

    04/15/2014 4:36:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    As horrible as Kathleen Sebelius has been as this nation's health and human services secretary, she has been exactly who President Barack Obama has wanted her to be. This was no rogue incompetent tinkering with America's health care. This was one of Obama's chief lieutenants, one who was doing his bidding every step of that treacherous road they traveled together. Don't get me wrong; Sebelius was inexcusably bad -- arrogant, defiant, uncompassionate, dogmatic and unrepentant. Obama cashiered her only because it was time to deflect blame from himself and change the channel. There is nothing incompatible between assigning major blame...
  • Let HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell explain Obamacare lie

    04/14/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2014 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    Senate Democrats have been desperately trying to move the national conversation away from Obamacare to just about anything else before the midterm elections — “paycheck fairness,” the minimum wage, even the Koch brothers. But President Obama’s choice of Sylvia Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services thrusts Obamacare right back into the national spotlight — and with it Obama’s false promise that “if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan.” Burwell should not be confirmed until she explains how OMB allowed the president of the United States to lie — repeatedly...
  • Ted Cruz: HHS used “funny numbers” for its ObamaCare enrollment claims

    04/14/2014 12:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Count Ted Cruz among the unimpressed about the HHS claim that over seven million Americans enrolled in ObamaCare by the end of the open-enrollment deadline. Javier Manjarres conducted a short telephone interview with Sen. Cruz, pointing out an earlier story broken by talk radio host Drew Steele about notification letters from HHS of ObamaCare auto-enrollment and questioned whether those were part of the HHS calculations. Cruz called this part of the mystery around the “funny numbers” coming out of the Obama administration, and wondered how many of the 7.1 million were only partial sign-ups:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The...
  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services — referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times — has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...