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  • Wild GOP debate repeatedly goes off the rails as candidates shred each other on stage

    02/14/2016 2:02:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    "...Some of the last fireworks of the night came when Cruz attacked Trump's supposedly "very, very liberal" policies."Flexibility is a good thing, but you shouldn't be flexible on core principles," Cruz said. "I like Donald. He is an amazing entertainer. But his policies for most of his life..have been very, very liberal."Cruz continued:For most of his life, he has described himself as very pro-choice and as a supporter of partial-birth abortion. Right now today as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. I disagree with him on that."You are the single biggest liar," Trump shot back. "You...
  • Obamacare Medicaid Expansion an Invitation to Fraud and Abuse (illegal aliens)

    02/13/2016 1:15:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/13/16 | Rick Moran
    A report in The Daily Signal exposed Obamacare's Medicaid expansion as an invitation to fraud and abuse as millions of possibly ineligible residents have enrolled. Now Congress is interested in investigating the fraud as hundreds of millions of dollars may be handed out to millionaires, illegal aliens, and other undeserving enrollees. "This is what happens. You open the door. You don't do your verification. You don't know who is coming into the program, and yes, you're going to see a program like this balloon and get out of control quickly," Blackburn said when asked if Congress should investigate the findings....
  • New Politifact Lie of the Year: Republicans voted to kill Medicare (Ryan pushes Grandma off cliff)

    12/20/2011 12:17:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I wonder whether this award will have those conservatives blasting politically-motivated “fact check” operations rethinking that criticism? Naaaah. Why let a little inconsistency ruin one’s vindication? Republicans muscled a budget through the House of Representatives in April that they said would take an important step toward reducing the federal deficit. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the plan kept Medicare intact for people 55 or older, but dramatically changed the program for everyone else by privatizing it and providing government subsidies.Democrats pounced. Just four days after the party-line vote, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a Web ad...
  • Dont Tread on Me

    03/27/2010 7:25:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 1,414+ views
    National Review ^ | March 27, 2010 | Robert VerBruggen
    As the House health-care debate entered the homestretch on Sunday, GOP lawmakers interacted with the protesters who had gathered outside the Capitol. There was a very, very large group of people, and many flags from our heritage were on display, recalls Rep. Geoff Davis (R., Ky.). Davis and fellow Republican representative Mary Fallin (Okla.) borrowed one of those flags a yellow one bearing an image of a rattlesnake and the words Dont Tread on Me brought it upstairs, and hung it from the buildings balcony. That flag has become a staple of tea-party rallies nationwide. Its appearance at...
  • Pope unleashes 'super confessors' to tackle special sins

    02/12/2016 3:00:24 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Ella Ide
    Dubbed 'super confessors', for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. And on Wednesday over 1,000 of these "missionaries of mercy", handpicked by Pope Francis, were sent forth to win back the hearts of those who have left the Catholic Church and open the door to repentant sinners across the world. There are certain evils the Vatican ranks above other sins, from attempting to assassinate the pope to defiling the Eucharist -- the rite of consuming consecrated bread and wine in Church -- by spitting it out or using it in a...
  • Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

    02/12/2016 10:07:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 4:12 AM EST | Kathleen Ronayne and Bill Barrow
    An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate. "People told me: 'They're really conservative down there,'" Kasich joked to a crowd Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, his first campaign stop in the state since a debate in mid-January. "And I'm like, 'wait a minute, people are people - we all have the same concerns.'" [...] ... From the Carolinas west to Oklahoma and Texas, none of the GOP-run states has embraced Medicaid...
  • What did the Candidates say about immigration in their announcement speeches?

    02/12/2016 7:48:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | AuntB
    We hear what the candidates say now about issues, but what did they think was important when they announced their run for president. This vital first speech should have covered what they thought was important to this nation. Here is their (Trump, Cruz, Rubio) total remarks on IMMIGRATION...later we will do trade, terrorism, 2nd amendment, Obamacare and education. Trump June 16 , 2015 When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they're killing us economically. The U.S. has...
  • Pro-Abortion University Staffer Calls for Raping Pro-Life College Students

    02/12/2016 3:40:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | february 10, 2016
    A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club's recent campaign. The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a heavy backlash this week after its members put up posters around campus that focused on how the abortion industry targets black women and their unborn babies for abortions. In coordination with Black History Month, the campaign posters read "Hands Up, Don't Abort" and "Black Children are an Endangered Race" and included the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. On Monday, a small group of pro-abortion students and...
  • No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care.

    02/11/2016 5:24:52 PM PST · by dynoman · 78 replies
    C. Steven Tucker | February 11, 2016 | C. Steven Tucker
    During the last two decades I have read everything I could get my hands on pertaining to health care policy. I also spent the longest two weeks of my entire life reading the PPACA – Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act – shortly after it was passed into law on March 23, 2010. I have also appeared on television,radio, and written expert commentary on health care policy on this blog and for professional business journals around the country. If there is one thing I know it is health care policy and if there is another thing I know it is...
  • Now Humana Says It Might Bail On ObamaCare

    02/12/2016 2:36:20 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/11/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: It wasn’t that long ago when ObamaCare fans were wagging their fingers at critics, saying industry profits proved that the law was working. They’ve been noticeably silent as insurers report huge losses.
  • Judge Changes Mind, Says James Woods Can Likely Unmask Guy Who Made Fun Of Him On Twitter

    02/11/2016 3:17:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    www.Techdirt.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | TechDirt
    Last summer, we noted a crazy case in which the famous Hollywood actor James Woods sued a random Twitter troll who had been making fun of Woods. The anonymous troll.., mocked some of Woods' own nonsensical tweets about Caitlyn Jenner and Planned Parenthood by saying: "@RealJamesWoods @benshapiro cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting." -- Abe List (@abelist) July 15, 2015 Then, earlier this month, there was a hearing, and LA Superior Court judge Mel Recana, appeared to side with Abe List, issuing a 10-page tentative ruling dismissing the case. In that tentative ruling, Judge Recana noted: The court...
  • Ann Coulter Accuses Ted Cruz of Lying About Donald Trump’s Position on Health Care – But Did He?

    02/11/2016 11:39:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Kate Scanlon
    In an extensive Facebook rant, Coulter highlighted excerpts from debate transcripts in which Trump denied support for socialized medicine. In both instances she referenced, Trump denied support for Obamacare, arguing that he would repeal it and replace it with "something so much better." Asked about universal health care during an interview with 60 Minutes in September, Trump said, "I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not." "The government's gonna pay for it," Trump replied. "But we're going to save so much money on the other side. But for the most...
  • IRS chief: Blame rotten customer service and data hacks on Obamacare

    02/11/2016 10:10:22 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/11/16 | Rudy Takala
    Both cybersecurity and customer service at the Internal Revenue Service have suffered because of Obamacare, the agency's head said in remarks to Congress on Thursday. "Congress, as I noted in my testimony, has underfunded the Affordable Care Act," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a panel of the House Appropriations Committee. "That does not remove the statutory mandate we have that we have to implement the act."
  • Kasich: ‘I’m Not Establishment’

    02/11/2016 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, reacted to the claim that he is a so-called establishment candidate, given his finish in New Hampshire and compared to two of the front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that he is running against. Kasich dismissed the label of “establishment” and touted his record in Congress as proof that he didn’t go along to get along as an establishment politician might do. “I’m not establishment,” Kasich said. “Sean, I make the establishment upset. ...
  • State's Medi-Cal Bill For Undocumented Kids Could Rise

    02/10/2016 11:55:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    California Healthline ^ | February 9, 2016 | By David Gorn
    The cost of providing full Medi-Cal benefits to immigrant children who are in California unlawfully could be significantly more than the state's health care agency has projected, according to experts and advocates. That's because state officials may have underestimated the number of kids who will be eligible for the program - though it's hard to know precisely by how much. The Department of Health Care Services has said about 170,000 such children will be eligible for full Medi-Cal beginning in May, when the expansion takes effect' and that covering them will cost the state $142.8 million in fiscal year 2016-2017....
  • Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'

    05/02/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT · by DangerZone · 16 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Monday, May 2, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT | Roy Beck
    The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book. Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008. That had earned him a C-minus on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Immigration Stances Report Card. Not impressive, but the third best (behind Rep. Bachman with a B-minus...
  • Trump open to campaign finance reform

    01/18/2016 4:29:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Pointing to the effects of "horrible" super-PACs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said America needs to come up with a solution to keep big money out of politics. "Well, I think you need it, because I think PACs are a horrible thing," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if he would pursue campaign finance reform. The billionaire businessman, who said he is self-financing his campaign, said the wall separating super-PACs and candidates running for public office is illusory. "First of all, everyone's dealing with their PAC. You know, it's supposed to be like this...
  • Obamacare Immigrants: $750 Million In Subsidies Paid To 500,000 Ineligible Immigrants (REPORT)

    02/09/2016 6:55:06 AM PST · by xzins · 48 replies
    HNGN ^ | Feb 09, 2016 | Taylor Tyler
    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has paid out more than $750 million in taxpayer subsidies to more than half a million illegal immigrants and immigrants whose legal status was not verified, according to a new Senate report seen by Fox News. As of June 2015, "the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence," said the report from Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reported Fox News. The...
  • Senate report: Illegal immigrants benefited from up to $750M in ObamaCare subsidies

    02/08/2016 2:18:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8,2016
    Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News. The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status...
  • Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

    02/09/2016 5:53:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | February 9, 2016 | by April Dembosky
    Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy. Contractors who provide farm labor must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business. Last year, employers with 100 or more full-time employees had to offer health insurance to their workers or pay a stiff penalty. This year, employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees must comply. The cost isn't the only thing about Obamacare stressing people out in the ag industry. Some are worried about immigration problems. Employers have to file new health care forms with the IRS for all their workers,...
  • Planned Parenthood Ally NAF Suggests "Group Purchasing Program" for "A Win-Win" Selling Fetal Parts

    02/08/2016 12:24:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | February 7, 2016 | Center for Medical Progress
    NATIONAL ABORTION FEDERATION SUGGESTS “GROUP PURCHASING PROGRAM” FOR FETAL PARTS COMPANY, PAYMENTS “A WIN-WIN” FOR CLINICS Planned Parenthood-allied NAF Coordinated Payments with Planned Parenthood, Took Money from StemExpress, Suing Investigative Journalists to Suppress Tapes
  • VIDEO: Papers shake in Bill Clinton's hand as he accuses Sanders supporters of 'sexism'

    02/08/2016 8:21:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 8, 2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    An increasingly geriatric Bill Clinton is upping his attacks on the 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders, and is attempting to link anonymous internet "trolls" to Hillary's rival. Holding apparent print outs of internet comments, Clinton escalated his attacks on his wife's opponent in Milford, New Hampshire Sunday night. Bill Clinton Takes Aim at Bernie Sanders "For her, this is not about grand revolution. This is about whether can improve peoples lives," Clinton said with a frail voice. "Vicious trolling," he dubbed apparent comments made towards female Clinton supporters, "that are literally too profane often - not to mention sexist - to...
  • Gloria Steinem: Killing My Baby in Abortion “Allowed Me to Live My Life”

    11/04/2015 9:01:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Katie Yoder Nov 4, 2015
    Gloria Steinem doesn’t have her facts straight, but don’t expect the media to call her out on it. On Tuesday, feminist activist Gloria Steinem appeared as a guest on PBS’ Tavis Smiley. During the show, Steinem praised abortion for giving her “my life” and bashed the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood’s practice of aborted baby parts. She blamed the “attack” on Planned Parenthood on everything from the “ultra-right wing” to “patriarchy” and a “long-term racist system.” Host Tavis Smiley hailed Steinem as a “feminist icon” and “renowned social activist” before asking about her newly published book, My Life on the Road....
  • Obama Gives Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem

    08/09/2013 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama has named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nations highest civilian honor. Abortion activist Gloria Steinem will be one of the recipients. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors, and Obama apparently believes dedicating ones life to promoting abortion is a part of that list. Obama said The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their...
  • Gloria Steinem ignores biggest reason for missing girls

    10/04/2013 4:59:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    During her speech at a Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma fundraiser on September 21, liberal feminist icon Gloria Steinem broached an uncomfortable topic for abortion proponents: the pandemic of missing girls. In 2011, that number was estimated to be 160 million. In her book, Unnatural selection: Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men, pro-abortion author Mara Hvistendahl, a correspondent for Science magazine, blamed ultrasound technology and abortion for the gendercide. This is simply common sense. I give Steinem points for raising the issue, particularly at a Planned Parenthood event, since it was only last...
  • Steinem on Medal of Freedom Award: It Will Be Honoring the Work of Margaret Sanger

    11/18/2013 11:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 18, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday, feminist Gloria Steinem said receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama would be honoring the work of Margaret Sanger. I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger, said Steinem about the woman who founded what would become Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the largest abortion provider in the United States....
  • Obama Awards Gloria Steinem the 'Medal for Freedom'

    11/20/2013 5:41:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/2013 | Paul Bois
    Gloria Steinem, the feminist icon of the 60's and 70's who founded Ms. Magazine and serves as one of the loudest cheerleaders for abortion in America, received the Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama. Ruth Tam, columnist for the Washington Post, had the privilege of interviewing Gloria. Here are some brief highlights: Tam: You spent your early career fighting for abortion rights. Its still a hot-button issue. How has the fight over abortion changed in your lifetime and whats the next battleground? Steinem: It shouldnt be an issue. Approximately one in three women in this country needs...
  • Obama Gives Radical Feminist Steinem Medal of Freedom

    11/21/2013 5:24:19 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 33 replies
    BREIBART ^ | 11/20/2013 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Obama Gives Radical Feminist Steinem Medal of Freedom President Obama said that Gloria Steinem changed how women thought about themselves. He also labeled her a game-changer, a disrupter, and a champion noticer. Obama stated, Shes alert to all the ways, large and small, that women had been and, in some cases, continue to be treated unfairly just because theyre women because of her work, across America and around the world, more women are afforded the respect and opportunities that they deserve. Obama did not mention Steinems disdain for heterosexual relationships (Steinem infamously remarked that a woman without a man is...
  • OBAMA HONORS GLORIA STEINEM, MARGARET SANGER, AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    11/22/2013 9:18:46 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 30 replies
    RED STATE ^ | February 16, 2012 | WILLIAM SULLIVAN
    OBAMA AWARDED THE 2013 MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO ABORTION CHAMPION, GLORIA STEINEM, AND SHE DEDICATED THE HONOR TO MARGARET SANGER, THE FOUNDER OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD. SANGER, THE KU KLUX KLAN, AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD By: William Sullivan | February 16th, 2012 I accepted an invitation to talk to the womens branch of the Ku Klux KlanI saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crossesIn the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. (Sanger 366) The above quote is taken from the autobiography of...
  • Gloria Steinem: Women Need Abortion and Abortion is a Sacrament

    11/24/2013 9:02:37 PM PST · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 11/24/13 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    1575 Share Among those who have just received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama is Gloria Steinem, who has done as much for advancing abortion-on-demand as any single person in the last half century. In an interview with The Washington Post, she said, Approximately one in three women in this country needs an abortion at some time in her life. Aside from the dubiousness of this statistic, note that she uses the term needs.
  • Gloria Steinem: Women Need Abortion and Abortion is a Sacrament

    11/25/2013 1:57:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Rob Schwarzwalder
    Among those who have just received the Medal of Freedom from President Obama is Gloria Steinem, who has done as much for advancing abortion-on-demand as any single person in the last half century. In an interview with The Washington Post, she said, Approximately one in three women in this country needs an abortion at some time in her life. Aside from the dubiousness of this statistic, note that she uses the term needs. Needs? Laura Enriquez has written convincingly on abortion as a preferential, not medically necessary, condition. What is clear is that what passes for need in the world...
  • Why is This Catholic College Hosting Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem? (sign petition)

    10/29/2014 8:28:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | October 29, 2014 | John Ritchie
    While dedicated pro-lifers work to save babies, St. Norbert College will be doing something oddly different: welcoming radical pro-abortionist Gloria Steinem to speak on campus. The talk is scheduled next semester on April 21, 2015, according to a news release issued by the college.Every pro-lifer should sign this peaceful protest todayGiven that St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin is a Catholic institution, the invitation is causing confusion and scandal. Pro-life students and alumni are deeply troubled by the decision which, if not canceled, will give a Catholic platform to a notorious activist who publicly promotes the killing of innocent...
  • CNS: Feminist Steinem Touts Abortion, Ridicules Church at St. Norbert College (D. Green Bay)

    04/29/2015 7:03:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 4/29/15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Cardinal Newman Society (see their live feed on my sidebar) has a story about a horrible event at a catholic college in Wisconsin.Parents, if you are thinking about paying lots of money for your children to go to college, you might cross St. Norberts in De Pere off your list. Feminist Steinem Touts Abortion, Ridicules Church at St. Norbert CollegeAbortion advocacy, support for euthanasia and applause for excommunicated and ordained women priestssuch were the highlights of last weeks dialogue with radical feminists Gloria Steinem and Bell Hooks on the Catholic campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis....
  • No Deal: How Does Trump Plan to Reform America's Healthcare System?

    02/08/2016 7:27:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2016
    Donald Trump doesn't know what he thinks about health care. He has been a periodic advocate of a United Kingdom–style monopoly system and a periodic critic of such monopolies. He says that we should repeal the so-called Affordable Care Act and replace it with . . . something. Something "terrific." Well. When asked by New Hampshire debate moderator Mary Katharine Ham whether his flirtations with single-payer leave him closer to Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders than to mainstream Republicans, Trump gave a hilariously incoherent answer based in one part on banalities and one part on lies -- which is the Trump...
  • Obamacare, Cruz, and the Trump Crack-Up

    02/08/2016 3:59:23 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2//8/2016 | David Catron
    Most of us who have followed the GOP nomination contest expected Donald Trump to show his posterior pursuant to his loss to Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, but it is unlikely that many expected him to crack up after only one defeat. Nonetheless, that seems to be what is happening. Even when he reverted to his trademark antics only one day after an uncharacteristically rational concession speech, few students of the Donalds weird campaign could have been surprised. It is difficult, however, to escape the conclusion that Trump is losing it when he claims that Cruz foisted Obamacare...
  • My Super Bowl Party that ended up uniting the Conservatives/Republicans attending (vanity)

    02/08/2016 12:13:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 80 replies
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    Each year for the past 20 we host a Super Bowl party and we invite the usual group of friends and family and allow our friends and family to bring others as long as they tell me in advance so I have enough food and drink available. This year we had an interesting mix. Before kickoff one guy said he wished they could find a way Obama could run again, and that Obama was one of the best Presidents we've ever had. My husband quickly stuffed a crab puff in my mouth, in an attempt to keep the peace. But...
  • Paul Krugman Begs Liberals To Stop Bashing ObamaCare

    02/07/2016 2:33:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Investors ^ | 2/05/16 | JOHN MERLINE
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a bit apoplectic that the left, which has always wanted single-payer health care, is still pushing for single-payer health care. "Why," he frets, "do we hear not just conservatives but also many progressives trashing President Obama's biggest policy achievement?" He goes on to say, "A lot of what I hear from the left is not so much a complaint about how the reform falls short as outrage that private insurers get to play any role. The idea seems to be that any role for the profit motive taints the whole effort." Krugman says...
  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • What Hudge and Gudge Got From ACA Obamacare

    02/06/2016 8:32:33 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 2/6/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    Chesterton's Hudge, Big Govt, postures mightily against Gudge, Big Biz, but when it's time to talk turkey, they are both very well mannered, civil gentlemen. Koch Bros are tiny minnows compared with Wall St. whales who support Dems. Ken Blackwell bemoans the fact that the Affordable Care Act has resulted in the diametic opposite of its stated intentions: "a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients." And your point is? The function of a quasi-governmental cartel/monopoly is not to benefit consumers. It is to...
  • Obamacare: 2016 sticker shock

    02/05/2016 2:30:52 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Health insurers are proposing to raise Obamacare rates more than in the past - some by more than 70 percent - now that they are finally equipped with all the information they need to price those plans. Plans wanting to raise rates by at least 10 percent next year posted the proposed increase online Monday, as required by the 2010 healthcare law. Insurers are allowed to raise rates each year, but they must publish significant increases ahead of time. Insurers have sold plans in the law's new insurance marketplaces for two years in a row. But the difference in 2016...
  • How Donald Trump helped Democrats pass Obamacare

    02/04/2016 8:15:40 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    In the announcement speech for his presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against Obamacare. "We have a disaster called the big lie: Obamacare," Trump declared. "I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare." Well, that sounds like something a Republican candidate would say. But there is one problem: Trump helped finance the Democratic takeover of Congress in 2006 - which put in place the liberal majority that passed Obamacare over the objections of congressional Republicans. And he continued to support a Democratic Senate majority after Obamacare...
  • Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

    02/04/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jay Hancock
    Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment. In recent days Anthem, Aetna and Cigna, all among the top five health insurers, told brokers they will stop paying them sales commissions to sign up most customers who qualify for new coverage outside the normal enrollment period, according to the companies and broker documents. Last year, these "special enrollment" clients were much more expensive than expected because lax enforcement allowed...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Why Trump and Sanders Share a Mandate for Universal Health Care

    02/04/2016 10:07:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Eric Pianin
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says Sen. Ted Cruz is a "total liar" for labeling him an advocate of expanded Obamacare or universal national health care along the lines being touted by democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential contest. During an appearance on ABC's This Week on Sunday Trump insisted he would dismantle the Affordable Care Act if he is elected president and stressed that he doesn't favor a "single payer" universal government program that essentially would provide Medicare coverage for all. Yet despite the blustery real estate tycoon's protests about Cruz's characterizations, Trump espoused a form...
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare'

    02/04/2016 7:35:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Wednesday leveled a bold accusation at one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination: "Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare." "He's the one that got Justice Roberts onto the United States Supreme Court," Trump added. While Cruz vocally supported Roberts' nomination at the time, he was not yet a U.S. senator and therefore could not vote to confirm Roberts to the Supreme Court.
  • Aetna Joins Growing Chorus Warning About ObamaCare Failing

    02/04/2016 4:16:44 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/3/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: ObamaCare was supposed to be on a roll by now, promising 20 million signing up, low cost and stable premiums. Turns out it’s on a roll all right. It’s rolling towards the cliff.
  • How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math?

    02/03/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | Brother Bob
    "Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It's not for science." - Mann Washington Posts's Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama's warnings on Climate Change:"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris's industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his legacy on the fight against climate change,...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • California Exchange Chief Rips UnitedHealth For Obamacare Excuses

    02/03/2016 2:23:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | February 3, 2016 | by Chad Terhune
    Amid growing questions over the future of Obamacare exchanges, the head of California's marketplace said the nation's largest private health insurer should take responsibility for nearly $1 billion in losses and stop blaming the federal health law. In a blistering critique, Covered California's executive director, Peter Lee, said UnitedHealth Group Inc. made a series of blunders on rates and networks that led to a $475 million loss in 2015 on individual policies across the country. The company estimates a similar exchange-related loss of $500 million in 2016. "Instead of saying, 'We screwed up,' they said, 'Obamacare is the problem and...