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  • Repealing Obamacare Would Grow Economy, Reduce Uninsured by 10 Million

    07/18/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    NCPA ^ | July 16, 2015 | By John R. Graham
    I have asked, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has answered. I have been urging CBO to do a comprehensive estimate of all the effects of the Affordable Care Act, effectively for the first time since 2012. It did so in June. The main takeaway from CBO is “repealing the ACA would increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by about 0.7 percent in the 2021–2025 period, mostly because provisions of the law that are expected to reduce the supply of labor would be repealed.” Changing Estimates CBO concludes repeal would increase federal budget deficits. This effect is much smaller than previous...
  • A breakdown of New York’s Obamacare numbers

    07/30/2015 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Capital New York ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Dan Goldberg
    New Yorkers are proving to be cost conscious when choosing a private health insurance plan from New York State of Health, the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, which has now enrolled more than 10 percent of state residents. Of the 2.1 million enrollees, 415,352 chose a private plan, 1,568,345 signed up for Medicaid and 159,716 enrolled in Child Health Plus, according to an enrollment report released Wednesday by the state's health department. Other highlights from the report: - The state's call center handled calls in 92 different languages and dialects. - Two-thirds of those who purchased a private...
  • Obamacare and the Road to Communism

    07/30/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently called attention to an IRS ruling that would penalize small businesses up to $500,000 for daring to compensate their employees for health insurance premiums. The NFIB reports, “On July 1, 2015, employers will be penalized $100 per day per employee if they try to make health insurance more affordable by reimbursing their employees for individual market health insurance premiums. The penalty affects businesses that provide reimbursement for more than one employee. The healthcare reimbursement prohibition regulation decreases an employer’s ability to assist employees with health insurance costs.” The ruling would fine the...
  • Planned Parenthood changes story on website 'hack'

    07/30/2015 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Planned Parenthood proclaimed on Thursday that its websites were "not available because of an extremist attack," but changed its story in the middle of the day after many people pointed to inconsistencies about the alleged hack. At around noon, the message on the group's homepage was changed to read that "our normal site is currently undergoing maintenance." While the group's main site appeared to downgrade the event from a malicious hack to a website upgrade, Planned Parenthood has not removed its Facebook post on the hack which says that "today, anti-abortion extremist hackers brought down plannedparenthood.org."
  • Call him Emmett

    07/30/2015 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    studentsforlife.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | students for life
    “..and another boy!” ~ Planned Parenthood medical assistant The little boy in the most recent undercover Planned Parenthood videos from the Center for Medical Progress has been referred to as “Eleven Six”, meaning that he was aborted at 11 weeks 6 days gestation. His tiny body parts are easily identifiable in the horrific videos as they are sorted in order to be sold. This baby deserves a name, deserves dignity that is rightly afforded him as a member of the human race – dignity that was ripped from him as he died at the hands Planned Parenthood. Dignity as they...
  • Planned Parenthood 'Hacks' Own Website as PR Stunt for Donations?

    07/30/2015 12:36:38 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    Last Sunday, reports surfaced that Planned Parenthood's website was hacked, exposing website databases and email addresses of employees. Today, their website shows a message indicating they were hacked again. However, something is a bit fishy about this supposed breach. There appear to be no indications of vandalism or redirections to another site outside of Planned Parenthood's control. In fact, they link to their Facebook page - where a post redirects users to a donation page with language regarding the hack... Two days ago, it was reported Planned Parenthood retained the services of a high-priced crisis communications firm, SKDKnickerbocker... Could this...
  • Planned Parenthood Plots Sale of LEGALLY-ALIVE Fetuses: 'Probably Going to Get Caught' VIDEO 4

    A Planned Parenthood executive plots harvesting of "intact" fetuses that are considered born-alive infants under federal law - and warns "they're probably going to get caught" if they try it in anti-abortion states, a new undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress shows. Actors posed as representatives from a human biologics company in the video. They meet with Dr. Savita Ginde, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains' Vice President and Medical Director. The meeting took place at the Denver abortion-clinic headquarters. “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we...
  • Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

    07/30/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2015
    Under resident Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 -- the one in Maine -- made money last year ... Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe raised concerns about whether federal loans will be repaid, and ... Just last week, the Louisiana Health Cooperative announced it would cease offering coverage next year
  • Wheaton College to Drop Student Health Insurance Because of 'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate

    07/30/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Due to an objection with an Affordable Care Act mandate that requires health insurance plans to offer base birth control, Wheaton College has announced that it will no longer offer health insurance to its students to avoid conflicting with the institution's Christian convictions. The decision, announced to its students on July 10, effectively strips about a quarter of the suburban Chicago non-denominational liberal arts school's undergraduate and graduate students of their health care plans, which is about 700-plus individuals. As one of the most contested aspects of Obamacare has been the requirement for health insurance plans to provide birth control...
  • Medicare and Medicaid At 50: One Is Going Bankrupt, the Other Is Bankrupting States

    07/30/2015 4:26:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2015 | John Merline
    When President Johnson signed Medicare into law on June 30, 1965, he said , "If it has a few defects, I am confident those can be quickly remedied." Fifty years later, a Government Accountability Office report found that an eye-popping $60 billion — fully 10% of Medicare's budget — was lost to waste, fraud, abuse or improper payments last year. Among the glaring defects, the GAO found 23,400 fake or bad addresses on Medicare's list of providers. Between those two events, Medicare... Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/072915-764066-medicare-and-medicaid-are-both-in-a-sickly-state-at-50.htm#ixzz3hN0HmZHi Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • Sarah Palin: Planned Parenthood Is Deliberately Targeting Minority Women

    07/29/2015 6:41:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/29/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin reacted to the controversy over Planned Parenthood harvesting fetal tissue by posting a message asking which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year: the Confederate flag or the Planned Parenthood logo.Palin talked to Bill O’Reilly tonight and and lamented how there was so much focus on the Confederate flag as a racist symbol when Planned Parenthood has aborted thousands of black babies.She even said that they’re “in the business of finding targets so they may attract those who would perhaps be disadvantaged in some ways.” In other words, Palin thinks that Planned Parenthood is specifically targeting women in...
  • Nine More Undercover Videos Ready To Drop On Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — David Daleiden, founder of the Center For Medical Progress (CMP), told conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity Tuesday there are nine more sting-operation videos that reveal Planned Parenthood’s operations. “We have close to 300 hours total of undercover video that was gathered during a 30 month long in depth investigative journalism study of how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the babies they abort,” Daleiden said, noting that each highlight video released will have the full footage posted on their website without any edits. CMP has already released three videos showing Planned Parenthood officials, personnel, and doctors...
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • Flashback: Pro-Abortion Group Says Jack Conway "Perfect Candidate"

    07/29/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    Bluegrass Bulletin ^ | September 16, 2010
    Describing Jack Conway as their "Perfect Candidate", the pro-abortion group JAC will be hosting an event on Monday, September 27 in Prospect. Not likely to be there are any of the 1.3 million babies aborted this year, or or any of the 50,000,000 babies who lost their lives since 1973, when Jack had survived 4 years. But Jack cozying up to pro-abortionists is not surprising really...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Satanic Cult Pledges Funds to Support Abortion Rights

    07/29/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A devil-worshipping group calling itself the Satanic Temple has been working to raise funds to promote abortion-on-demand and to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans. A highly publicized ceremonial unveiling of the satanic figure of Baphomet in Detroit Saturday, an event billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history,” sold $25 and $75 tickets, the proceeds of which will be used to support the reproductive rights legal action fund, according to a Temple spokeswoman. The cult has also set up a donation website with Indiegogo “to challenge arbitrary, insulting abortion...
  • Solyndra II: ObamaCare's $3 Billion Co-Op Program Is Failing

    07/29/2015 5:06:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/28/2015 | Staff
    Industrial Policy: Louisiana's Health Cooperative went belly up last week, the second of 23 ObamaCare-created insurance co-ops to fail. With more failures likely, it could cost taxpayers almost six times the Solyndra debacle.
  • 3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/28/2015 6:11:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaÂ’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the second video, Planned Parenthood...
  • Read the Letter Planned Parenthood Sent News Outlets Warning Them Not to Air Undercover Videos

    07/28/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    blaze.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    A regional branch of Planned Parenthood warned reporters in a new letter Monday against airing recent sting videos released by a group which purport to show the abortion provider’s employees discussing the sell of aborted fetus parts. KVLY-TV in North Dakota published the letter from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. “CMP has used footage obtained through deceit and unlawful behavior, including possible violations of state recording laws, federal tax laws and falsified state identification. Then, they concoct wildly false stories through selective editing,” the letter alleged. “We expect this video will be no different in that regard;...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • The New Planned Parenthood Sting Video Is the Worst One Yet [picking over body parts]

    07/28/2015 4:01:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Debra Heine
    The latest sting video from the “Human Capital” documentary web series produced by the Center for Medical Progress is the most disturbing one yet. The horrific footage includes technicians picking over aborted baby parts, and is being described by horrified viewers on Twitter as “Godless,” “evil,” and “demonic.” The video also includes new admissions from Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure.One technician featured in the video fainted on the job on her first day — a reaction apparently not uncommon for people in the industry. <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, didn’t realize what she was...
  • HHS boss won't probe Planned Parenthood -- or even watch videos

    07/28/2015 5:36:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    The week-long outcry over secretly-taped videos revealing Planned Parenthood's practice of selling body parts of aborted fetuses won't be investigated by the federal agency that provided $67.2 million between 2010 and 2012 -- or even watched by the department's boss.The House Education and the Workforce Committee Tuesday released videos of testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell explaining why she won't probe the Planned Parenthood affair. It included this back and forth:(video at link)Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.): Have you seen those videos?Burwell: I have not seen the videos. I have read the articles about them.Also:Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA):...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 149 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured “gay and transgender Catholics” who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • Planned Parenthood Breach Highlights Shift Toward More Malicious Competitive Attacks

    07/28/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    CRN ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Sarah Kuranda
    The attack targets are shifting. Security experts say that the politically motivated attack on Planned Parenthood this week is only the latest example of a move for some hackers from financially motivated to ideological attacks. Planned Parenthood confirmed that it was the victim of a cyberattack and it has contacted the Department of Justice and the FBI. The attack, first reported by the Daily Dot, was politically motivated by a hacking group calling themselves 3301 who say they oppose Planned Parenthood's abortion practices. The hackers used a Blind SQL method (which attacks the SQL database with queries to retrieve data)...
  • Cruz: 'McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding'

    07/28/2015 2:28:28 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Just days after publicly calling the majority leader a liar on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has upped the stakes in his war on GOP brass by accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood. In a statement that mentioned “gruesome videos of senior officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the selling of body parts of unborn children,” Cruz blasted McConnell for blocking an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to defund the abortion provider.
  • PP Tries To Silence Undercover Videos By Sending Threatening Letters To TV Stations

    07/28/2015 2:12:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 28, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood's despicable practices was released by the Center for Medical Progress, but as the blog Jammie Wearing Fools highlights, some people may not see it if PP gets its way: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate “patient privacy.” Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been proven. "The material should not be aired," states a press release sent out to the stations. This absurdly transparent...
  • Planned Parenthood Tries To Silence Undercover Videos By Sending Threatening Letters To TV Stations

    07/28/2015 2:08:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood's despicable practices was released by the Center for Medical Progress, but as the blog Jammie Wearing Fools highlights, some people may not see it if PP gets its way: "The material should not be aired," states a press release sent out to [North and South Dakota] stations. This absurdly transparent attempt at damage control is no surprise. The organization has been engaging in mafia-like strong-arm tactics in their all-out attack-as-defense strategy, including congressional pressure, an Obama Department of Justice investigation. and the same from the California Attorney General's office. In short,...
  • Anti-Abortion Group Claims Credit for Planned Parenthood Hacking

    07/27/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 112 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 7/27/15 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washigton (CNN)An anti-abortion group has reportedly claimed credit for hacking Planned Parenthood, the women's health organization that has been under scrutiny for recently released videos showing officials from the group casually discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.
  • More in Minnesota have health coverage but still can't afford to be sick

    07/27/2015 7:50:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-26-15 | Glenn Howatt
    The number of Minnesotans struggling to pay their medical bills is rising sharply, despite an increase in the number of residents who have health insurance. In the past year, Minnesota’s main hospital and clinic groups filed nearly 9,000 lawsuits against people with large or long-standing medical debts — a sharp increase since 2005, according to a Star Tribune analysis of court records. Once a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States, medical debt was widely expected to decline as more Americans got health insurance following federal health reform. Instead, shifts in the insurance market are pushing more people...
  • The Taxpayer-Funded Louisiana Co-Op Created Under Obamacare Has Collapsed

    07/27/2015 1:58:07 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/27/15 | Melissa Quinn
    Just two years after Obamacare’s implementation, a Louisiana nonprofit insurer that received nearly $66 million in taxpayer-funded loans is closing its doors.
  • The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s early lead in the race for the Republican nomination

    07/27/2015 1:29:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 27, 2015 | The Editors
    The hot air balloon that is Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination continues to head for the stratosphere, with one weekend poll showing that he is not only the leading contender but has nearly doubled his support among Republican voters in the past two weeks. It is tempting to say that Mr Trump’s policies are as lacking in substance as his hairdo. That is true in the sense that he seems to have absolutely no idea how he would execute them were he to achieve office. But, aside from that defect, the proposals he has been putting forward either...
  • State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

    07/27/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 26, 2015 7:56 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.Hawaii’s marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. It has spent about $139 million and enrolled 8,200 customers for individual coverage in 2015. Unable to sustain itself, the state marketplace is turning over sign-ups to the federal HealthCare.gov for 2016. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets. Experts estimate...
  • Pro-Choicers Are Actually Freaked Out About These Planned Parenthood Sting Videos And They Should Be

    07/27/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 23 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 7/23/2015 | Molly Redden
    In the last week, a little-known anti-abortion activist named David Daleidin ignited a firestorm by releasing two selectively edited videos in which Planned Parenthood officials appear to be negotiating the sale of aborted fetuses. That Planned Parenthood is the target of a withering attack by anti-abortion activists is no surprise—they have been at war for years. But this time seems different, with some of Planned Parenthood's strongest allies drawing nervous comparisons to the 2009 sting operation that destroyed the community organizing group the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). They may be right to worry. Daleidin and major...
  • Dr. Ben Carson would dump all of Obamacare but one piece

    07/27/2015 7:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember that neurosurgeon guy who said he wanted to run for President? If you work for one of the major cable news networks or the nation’s largest newspapers you probably don’t. I base this anecdotally on the fact that I was struggling this morning to recall the last time I saw an interview with him or coverage of a campaign event he held. It’s almost as if he’d already folded up his tent and gone home. That’s particularly strange in light of the fact that nationally he’s still tied with Huckabee for 5th, he’s a solid 4th in Iowa...
  • Why Is ObamaCare Punishing Companies That Try To Make Health Care Affordable?

    07/27/2015 5:42:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/24/2015 | Staff
    Bureaucracy: The central goal of ObamaCare is supposed to be to make health care more affordable. So why is the IRS threatening massive fines on businesses that try to help their employees buy an ObamaCare plan?
  • O´Malley, Obamacare, and the Technocracy Myth

    07/27/2015 4:30:12 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/27/2015 | David Catron
    When Democrat Martin O’Malley announced his presidential bid, the media billed him as part of a new generation of talented technocrats. The former Maryland governor, as one outlet put it, “helped pioneer a data-driven approach that made government more efficient.” These people have evidently forgotten the spectacular failure of Maryland’s online Obamacare exchange, which crashed moments after launch because O’Malley and his administration studiously ignored ominous data provided by its technical experts. In other words, O’Malley’s “data-driven approach” didn’t involve looking at actual data. It consisted of telling the media that Maryland’s exchange would be a “model for the nation.”...
  • Watchdog: IRS struggles with budget cuts as taxpayers struggle with ID theft, Obamacare

    07/26/2015 11:46:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/15/15 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    **SNIP** Overall, only 37 percent of people who called the IRS seeking to talk to a person reached one, the report said. That's the lowest rate over the past decade, by far. For those who got through, the average time on hold was 23 minutes. About 50 million callers reached out to the IRS for help during the tax season. Help lines were so overloaded that the system hung up on 8.8 million callers, the report said. That's a huge jump from last year, when the IRS hung up on 544,000 callers. The IRS calls the hang-ups "courtesy disconnects," because...
  • US stocks decline as some companies offer bleak future guidance

    07/25/2015 11:24:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    nycity.today ^ | on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:16 | Peggy Miles
    .S. Stocks declined mainly due to disappointing second results by many companies and negative news from markets overseas. The bleak future outlook from some of the companies also led to selloff in the markets. The turmoil in the Chinese market was also noted as an issue by many stock market analysts. Many companies performed better than Wall Street expectations including Google and Amazon. Investors were concerned about bleak outlook for future quarters by some of the companies. .. For S&P 500, healthcare stocks faced the tough time during the week. Nine out of ten major sectors on S&P 500 ended...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Donald Trump Compilation

    07/25/2015 6:16:09 PM PDT · by CowHampshire · 38 replies
    NH Tea Party Coalition ^ | 7/16/2015 | NHTPC
    A compilation of facts and articles on Trump, including people he is connected to, people he has donated money to, and how he would far against Hillary. This group does NOT endorse, but they will dig up facts on each candidate so you can decide for yourself.
  • Planned Parenthood videos: No sign of political issue fading

    07/25/2015 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2015 3:55 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.It’s unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal law—as abortion foes contend. What’s clear is that Republicans and anti-abortion groups are giving no signs of letting the issue fade quickly. …
  • Catholic Family Wins Against HHS Mandate

    07/25/2015 2:47:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 22, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    A Catholic politician sued the Obama administration, arguing that as a Catholic he has a right to be able to purchase health insurance that doesn't cover contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortifacients. Paul Wieland serves in the Missouri House. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has three daughters, who, because of the actions of the Obama administration, will have access to free contraceptives. “As a parent, it is disturbing,” said Wieland in an older news report. “We value our faith and make a sacrifice to teach our children the faith, to send them to Catholic schools. We...
  • Rand Paul defies McConnell to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/25/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/15 | Barbara Boland
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced late Friday that he will "use every Senate rule" to force his Senate colleagues on the record after fellow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blocked his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. If Paul gets enough senators to sign his petition, he can go around McConnell and force a vote. "I'm prepared to use every Senate rule at my disposal to force my colleagues on record whether they like it or not," Paul wrote Friday night. "Under Senate rules, if enough Senators are willing to stand with me and sign a petition demanding a vote,...
  • Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets

    07/25/2015 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    WRAL / AP ^ | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
    More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years. Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education. In Kentucky, for example, enrollments during the 2014 fiscal year were more than double the number projected, with almost 311,000 newly eligible residents signing up. That's greater than what was initially...
  • Kamala Harris Will Investigate Group That Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Baby Body Parts Sales

    07/25/2015 10:59:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) announced she will investigate whether the Center for American Progress broke any laws in videoing Planned Parenthood’s (PP) Dr. Deborah Nucatola. On the video, Nucatola discussed PP’s sales of baby livers and the practice of “partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts” to those who want them.
  • McConnell and Reid may have just set a 51-vote threshold for passing Obamacare repeal

    07/24/2015 11:17:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    Next week, Senate Republicans could pass Obamacare repeal with a simple 51-vote majority as part of the long-term highway bill, according to Sen. Mike Lee. The Utah Republican laid out the argument in a press release after party leaders set the sequencing of votes: "The first Obamacare vote on Sunday will have a 60 vote threshold, and Democrats will likely block it," Lee continued. "But thanks to the sequencing of the votes we just locked in, Republicans will have the opportunity resurrect that Obamacare amendment later on in the process, and put it back before the Senate in a manner...
  • Mike Lee goes for nuclear option to repeal Obamacare

    07/24/2015 3:37:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2015 | By Kelsey Snell
    Senate conservatives couldn’t stop a vote on the Export-Import bank. So they’re going to try to force a vote on Obamacare instead. Conservative firebrand Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced on Friday that he plans to use a complicated procedural maneuver known as the nuclear option to repeal the Affordable Care Act with just 51 votes. Democrats famously used the strategy in 2013 to break a Republican blockade of President Obama’s nominees to fill judicial openings. Now Lee wants to use the partisan procedure get rid of Obamacare. It’s unclear whether Lee’s gambit will work — but if it does, there...
  • If Gov. Kasich is on the Republican ticket, Obamacare repeal is off the table

    07/24/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Republicans can forget about campaigning against Obamacare in 2016 if Ohio Gov. John Kasich is on the party’s presidential ticket. Conventional wisdom says Kasich will need to explain his Obamacare Medicaid expansion to Republican primary voters — but he’s been explaining it for two years. That’s the problem: most of Kasich’s arguments for Medicaid coverage for working-age adults with no kids and no disabilities sound like they were written by Democratic strategists. The longer Kasich is in the presidential race, the greater the potential for Democrats to capitalize on Kasich’s promotion of Obamacare. ... The governor told the Ohio General...