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  • Leftist Group that Gets Millions from U.S. Offers to Pay Legal Fees of Arrested Tax Reform...

    12/05/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 5, 2017
    Full title: Leftist Group that Gets Millions from U.S. Offers to Pay Legal Fees of Arrested Tax Reform Protesters A leftist nonprofit that offered to pay the legal and transportation expenses of tax reform protestors receives tens of millions of dollars from the government, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The New York City-based group, Housing Works, describes itself as a “healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.” Its mission is to end homelessness and AIDS through advocacy, lifesaving services and businesses that sustain the efforts. Last week, Housing Works organized a big demonstration in Washington...
  • Dept. of Health and Human Services Is Set to Make PRO-LIFE History

    11/02/2017 5:16:27 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | November 2, 2017 | Kimberly Ross
    The Department of Health and Human Services is set to make a very public stand for unborn Americans. In a break from previous administrations, including when George W. Bush was in office, the HHS has indicated that life begins at conception in their new strategic plan, which will cover fiscal years 2018-2022. As the American Center for Law and Justice explains, stating this in official public policy is huge for the pro-life cause, emphasis mine. Starting in 2010, HHS has been required to release a strategic plan every four years. This time their plan, for the first time ever, has...
  • Weekly Update: Big Mueller Lawsuit!

    10/07/2017 10:21:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Administration Used Confidential Taxpayer Information to Push Obamacare It’s Government Gone Wild Time In Washington, DC Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Mueller Russian Special Counsel Budget Obama Administration Used Confidential Taxpayer Information to Push Obamacare Your Judicial Watch uncovered yet another Obama IRS scandal – and one that includes the massive Health and Human Services (HHS) running Obamacare AND the Obama White House directly! We received two productions of documents, 77 pages and 108 pages , from the IRS revealing that the Obama IRS coordinated with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Obama White...
  • Bobby Jindal As HHS Chief Is Trump’s Best Chance At Obamacare Repeal

    10/05/2017 10:43:27 AM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    Make no mistake: Bobby Jindal is far and away the best choice to replace Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services. Dan McLaughlin at NRO and Steve Berman at The Resurgent both made the case earlier this week for why President Trump would be wise to pick Jindal, whose health-care policy chops and general seriousness about good governance are undisputed. Berman notes that, among all the other candidates floated recently by Axios and Politico, “Jindal is the best qualified person to run HHS, to craft health care policy, to shepherd legislation through Congress, and to speak intelligently on...
  • In firing Tom Price, Trump just did what Obama never could

    09/30/2017 5:55:56 AM PDT · by blueberry12 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 29, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    America hired a reality television star with no experience in government. All the electorate remembered was that Donald Trump was good at saying "you're fired" on prime-time television. So, they hired him as president, and, on Friday at around 5 p.m., they got their money's worth. Trump just accepted the resignation of disgraced Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. It's the right thing to do, and it's a great move. What's more, by cutting Price, Trump has shown a leadership that Obama never would.For one of the first times in almost a decade, the buck has stopped at the...
  • Dr. Marc Siegel: In Houston after Harvey, HHS Secretary

    09/07/2017 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Dr Marc Siegel
    As the body and injury counts rise in East Texas and Louisiana, an uncounted number — one that doesn’t bring the same media attention as deaths — is rising too: the number of lives saved. When President Trump called Hurricane Harvey a natural disaster and Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price followed by declaring a public health emergency, they initiated a coordinated federal, state and local health care response that has likely saved thousands of lives. Price spoke to me at his operations center at HHS last week, and he emphasized that responders are facing everything from a...
  • While Progressives Protest, ALEC Is Working To Stop The Deadliest Drug Crisis in History

    08/10/2017 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    DENVER­–The Left views The American Legislative Exchange Council as a pawn of corporate influence. There were some protests at the organizations annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July. They were mild. No fires were started, and no vandalism occurred. They came, they chanted, and then they dispersed. That was it. While progressives chanted the usual liberal talking points outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver, a significant number of state legislators were figuring out a way to knock out what seems to be an unstoppable killer: opioids. Around 1,700 people attended the event held in July, where the topic...
  • HHS seeks applications for new health IT committee

    07/31/2017 12:14:17 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 3 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 7-28-2017 | Rachel Z. Arndt
    HHS seeks applications for new health IT committee Would-be members of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee have just a few days to get their applications in to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as the Aug. 4 deadline approaches HHS is asking for applications for two of the three members it will appoint to the committee, established by the 21st Century Cures Act to recommend policies, standards and other digital health guidance to the ONC. The 21st Century Cures Act stipulates that of the three HHS appointees, one represents HHS and one is a public...
  • State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

    05/23/2017 11:00:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 23, 2017
    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range of services for the new arrivals. Throughout the ongoing probe Judicial Watch has found a striking difference on how government lawyers use an exemption, officially known as (b)(4), to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to withhold records. All the cases involve public funds being used to resettle...
  • Trump Protects Religious Liberty

    05/06/2017 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty has garnered a mixed reaction, with the left moaning about violations of the separation of church and state and some of the right saying it is watered down meaningless rhetoric to placate his religious base, As Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal opines: In reality, what Trump issued today is rather weak. All it includes is general language about the importance of religious liberty, saying the executive branch “will honor and enforce” existing laws and instructing the Department of Justice to “issue guidance” on existing law; directives to the Department of the...
  • Donald Trump Appoints Pro-Life Advocate as Assistant Secretary of HHS for Public Affairs

    04/28/2017 8:04:36 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Donald Trump has appointed the pro-life advocate and former president of Americans United for Life (AUL), Dr. Charmaine Yoest, to be assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National pro-life leader and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the announcement of Yoest’s appointment with the following statement: Charmaine Yoest is one of the pro-life movement’s most articulate and powerful communicators. As the former president and CEO of Americans United for Life, she led groundbreaking efforts to advance pro-life, pro-woman legislation at the state level. She is perfectly suited to...
  • Appointment of Yoest at HHS adds to anti-abortion ranks

    04/28/2017 9:16:31 AM PDT · by posterchild
    yahoo ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Lev Facher
    WASHINGTON — In a victory for anti-abortion advocates, the White House announced Friday that it will nominate Charmaine Yoest to become an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing public affairs. Yoest, formerly president and CEO of the law firm Americans United for Life, is currently a senior fellow at American Values, a conservative group that on its website laments America’s “culture of death.” She also spent three years as a policy analyst and then vice president of the Family Research Council, another advocacy group opposed to abortion rights.
  • Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

    04/28/2017 10:39:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 1:10 PM EDT | David Carry
    The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president of Americans United for Life, which campaigned at the federal and state level for tough restrictions on abortion. Among the many state bills backed by the group under Yoest’s leadership were measures that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require women...
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • Trump picks pro-life conservative to lead HHS civil rights office

    04/12/2017 5:06:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    April 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump has appointed social conservative Roger Severino to head the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a choice celebrated by pro-family advocates and condemned by pro-LGBTQ leftists. Severino, a Harvard Law School graduate who served as director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has written and published extensively against leftist “gender ideology” and the Obama administration’s promotion of transgenderism in the military. His new boss at HHS is Tom Price, a conservative, pro-life former congressman from Georgia whose...
  • Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

    03/20/2017 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes. “In an age when LGBT rights are such a part of the national discussion, the Trump administration is choosing to not only ignore us but erase us from the discussion,”...
  • HHS official bucks Trump administration, opposes healthcare plan

    03/09/2017 8:05:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2017 | Robert King
    Andrew Ostrovsky, a medical official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of HHS, tweeted late Wednesday that he would oppose the bill. "Despite political messaging from others at [Health and Human Services]" Ostrovsky tweeted he would align with experts at outside groups such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatricians to oppose the bill.
  • Price confirmed as head of HHS; to be point person in dismantling of Obamacare

    02/10/2017 12:06:28 AM PST · by pnz1 · 46 replies
    The Senate early Friday morning confirmed President Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Republicans vote to suspend committee rules, advance Mnuchin, Price nominations

    02/01/2017 7:16:15 AM PST · by Truth29 · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | MJ Lee, Phil Mattingly and Manu Raju
    Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step Wednesday to move forward with two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats across the aisle. Republican lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee -- the panel that oversees the nomination of Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary and Rep. Tom Price to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services -- gathered for the second day in a row with Democrats on the committee refusing to show up. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, pointing to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the meeting, allowed the Republicans...
  • Trump administration pulls back on HealthCare.gov ads

    01/26/2017 9:28:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2017 10:36 PM EST | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The Trump administration said Thursday night it is pulling back advertising to promote HealthCare.gov as open enrollment draws to a close for this year. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that the government has pulled back about $5 million in ads as part of an effort to cut costs. The statement said HHS has already spent more than $60 million to promote sign-ups this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Former Obama officials immediately accused the new administration of “sabotage.” …