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  • Surprise, surprise: Republicans stalling on Obamacare repeal

    12/01/2016 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The myth that a complete replacement package has to be in place the moment Obamacare is repealed refuses to die First congressional Republicans said they couldnít repeal Obamacare because they didnít have full control of Congress. Then when they gained control of both chambers of Congress congressional Republicans said they couldnít repeal Obamacare because they didnít control the White House.
  • New Gruber Study Raises Major Questions About Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    11/30/2016 8:08:49 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-27-16 | Brian Blase,
    A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Actís (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteriaómeaning that they were not made eligible by the ACA. If accurate, then a much smaller share of new Medicaid enrollees were made eligible for the program by the ACA than Washington experts commonly believe. For example, the Congressional Budget Officeís (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruberís results, combined...
  • Mitt Romney speaks well of Donald Trump after dinner meeting

    11/29/2016 7:57:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 164 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    After a dinner meeting with Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York, Mitt Romney delivered a glowing review of the president-electís leadership during the transition. Mr. Romney, who was invited to the dinner purportedly for a follow-up interview for the job of secretary of state, described it as a ďwonderful eveningĒ and said that he was ďimpressedĒ with Mr. Trumpís handling of his upset victory in the election. ďWe had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions Iíve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging,Ē Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told...
  • Same-Sex ďMarriageĒ Was Doomed Long Before President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/27/2016 6:37:35 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/27/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Efforts to redefine marriage will ultimately, and always, fail, and as in the case of Elton John and David Furnish, will be revealed as folly. As Gamaliel warned the Sanhedrin concerning the Apostles of Jesus, ď[I]f their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. (Acts 5:38b-39)Ē As liberals work to hold onto their perverse legal redefinition of marriage, they are not merely battling conservatism, but God Himself, and that is always a losing proposition.
  • Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump - Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job

    11/24/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 248 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trumpís harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected. Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration. Trump supporters HATE the idea. Now thisÖ Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.
  • Popeís Envoy to Mexicans: Stop Marching Against Gay ĎMarriageí and ĎPractice Dialogí Instead

    11/24/2016 2:09:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/23/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) Ė After months of successful pro-family marches protesting an attempt to amend the constitution to create homosexual ďmarriage,Ē Pope Francisí new apostolic nuncio to Mexico has come with a perplexing message for Mexicans: Donít march, but rather enter into ďdialogĒ over the gay agenda. Archbishop Franco Coppola, a career diplomat with the Holy See who has served as nuncio to several African countries, arrived in Mexico on September 29. He soon began commenting on the struggle underway in the country over a proposed set of reforms by Mexican president Enrique PeŮa Nieto to amend the constitution...
  • Trump Supporters Unite in #NeverRomney ó But Twitter Wonít Let it Trend!

    11/23/2016 5:56:22 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies
    Trump supporters are united in #NeverRomney as Secretary of State. Mitt Romney led the charge against Donald Trump up until Election Day. Mitt Romney was so bitter against Donald Trump that he reportedly ďsoldĒ his email list to #NeverTrump candidate Evan McMullin.
  • Romney for Secretary of State? [Vanity]

    11/22/2016 1:58:27 PM PST · by Piranha · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | November 22, 2016 | Piranha
    The Wall Street Journal recently posted that Mitt Romney is emerging as the leading candidate to be Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Obviously we all know Romney is the poster child for GOPe, and that for whatever reason he threw his debates against Obama in 2012. Personally, I would like to see him lead a task force to eliminate vast numbers of Federal regulations, but it is not up to me. In this thread I am concerned with Foreign Policy and nothing else. Where can we expect Romney to differ from what we expect from President Trump on...
  • Pence: Romney under 'active consideration' for secretary of State

    11/20/2016 6:57:00 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 11/20/16 09:24 AM EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that Mitt Romney is under "active consideration" to serve as secretary of State in a Donald Trump administration. "The president-elect was very grateful that the Gov. Mitt Romney came out," Pence said on "Fox News Sunday." "They had a good meeting. It was a warm and a substantive exchange." Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, met with Trump on Saturday to discuss foreign policy. Pence said he and members of the Trump team spent about an hour with Romney. He said the team talked through substantive issues.
  • Deutsch: Someone ĎVery High Upí in Trump Circle Says Prospect of Romney as SecState ĎVery Realí

    11/18/2016 4:46:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 153 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say what you will about Donny Deutsch, but the man-about-Manhattan and the Hamptons moves in the Trump social circle and is well-connected there. So attention must be paid to Deutschís declaration on todayís With All Due Respect. Asked by Mark Halperin whether the talk about Romney being considered for Secretary of State is ďreal, whether Romney might end up with the job,Ē Deutsch responded: ďsomebody very, very, very high up in the inner [Trump] circle yesterday told me it was very, very real,Ē and that this person was ďvery excited about it.Ē View the video here.
  • ObamaCareís last hope: Terrified Senate Republicans

    11/14/2016 3:54:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Kicks of mules ObamaCare is in big trouble. With the election of a Republican president and the survival of Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, ObamaCare should be history. But ObamaCare is not dead yet. The effort to repeal and replace it is going to face some serious obstacles - some of which are policy-related, like the problem of how you deal with people with pre-existing conditions, or of how you transition people who have signed up for subsidized policies. The left wants you to think that repealing ObamaCare means ripping peopleís health care away from them. The...
  • GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law

    11/13/2016 10:05:33 PM PST · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 85 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/13/2016 | Benjamin Seigel
    ďItís law,Ē he said in an interview with CBSí Ď60 Minutesí that aired Sunday. ďIt was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean itís done.Ē ďThese cases have gone to the Supreme Court. Theyíve been settled. And Iím Ė Iím fine with that,Ē he added.
  • Utahns want Donald Trump to soften his tone, reach out [barf alert]

    11/13/2016 7:56:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2016 | MATT CANHAM
    As she watched the election returns late Tuesday, Jessica Anderson couldn't fight back the tears or the feeling her country had just been diminished. . . . "It was very demoralizing to me to think that so many Americans could look past his foul nature and still vote for him," she said. "I was very depressed." ... She voted for independent Evan McMullin, while her Republican husband voted for Clinton. She stands by her decision, criticizing the Democratic nominee as a politician who would have pushed the country toward socialism. At the same time, she said, she had already "come...
  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • David Frum: There Will Be a ĎScorched Earth Period of Recriminationí for Trump, Supporters

    10/28/2016 2:37:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.28.16 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBCís ďThe Last Word,Ē The Atlantic senior editor David Frum warned of ďrecriminationsĒ aimed at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters should Trump lose and ďlose as big as heís going to.Ē Frum was skeptical the movement Trump is leading would survive beyond the November election and said the new movement would be made out of opposition to the ďHillary Clinton administration.Ē
  • Heís With Her: Inside Paul Ryanís Months-Long Campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton President

    10/21/2016 10:43:28 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump made headlines this week when he questioned whether Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wanted him to prevail over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. ďMaybe not,Ē Trump told Good Morning America on Tuesday. ďBecause maybe he wants to run in four yearsÖ or maybe he doesnít know how to win. I mean, who can really know?Ē Trump said. The view that Ryan ďdoesnít know how to win,Ē however, neglects the reality that both Ryan and Clinton share a progressive, globalist worldview, which is at odds with Trumpís ďAmerica firstĒ approach. Indeed, both Clinton and Ryan have said that they see...
  • Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

    10/16/2016 5:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 14, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses ó an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states. David Montgomery reported it...
  • ObamaCare, HillaryCare . . .they don't care

    09/29/2016 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Herman Cain
    It's awful for you, but they're getting what they've been after all along. Many voters donít remember the failed predecessor of ObamaCare. It was called HillaryCare in the early 1990s. Hillary Clinton was an unelected, non-official put in charge of a commission to design a plan to hijack the U.S. health care system. It failed when the public found out what was in it and pressured the Senate to abandon it, which they did. In 2009, President Obama, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoved ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. They...
  • Politico's Grunwald Denies Jonathan Gruber was Obamacare Architect

    09/13/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. ---Mark 14:30 If Donald Trump said it, then it must be false. That seems to be the philosophy of many liberals, including Politico senior staff writer†Michael Grunwald. In this case, Trump correctly described Jonathan Gruber as the architect of Obamacare in a speech today in Des Moines, Iowa. Gruber was once embraced by liberals and was praised†by them many times over and over and over again as the "architect of Obamacare." However, ever since November 2014 when video...
  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    08/24/2016 12:58:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 3:44 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as ďunhingedĒ and unfit, theyíre getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now describe as principled, competent and honorable. Itís a sharp reversal from four years ago. Back then, Democrats spent hundreds of millions of dollars portraying the former Massachusetts governor as a callous, unpatriotic, pet-abusing caricature of the Łber-rich. Ö
  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. ďIf Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.Ē The comments came at Fridayís joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. ďI think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide Ö and I say...
  • Decide For Yourself: Transgender Crime

    08/12/2016 3:39:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Jane Williams/youtube ^ | Published on Aug 11, 2016 | Jane Williams
    Decide For Yourself: Transgender Crime Whenever a woman provides evidence of sexual crimes against women by males who identify as transgender, she can predict the response by transactivists. First, the transactivists will call her a bigot for pointing out the sexual crimes. Next, the transactivists will deny the sexual crimes took place. After that, theyíll deny that the perpetrator is ďreally transgendered,Ē and insist heís a male who ďusesĒ transgender identity to facilitate his crimes. Theyíll insist this even when the perpetrators are prominent transactivists whoíve been central to passing laws granting male access to womenís spaces, and even when...
  • Millennials are the most bisexual generation of all time

    07/15/2016 11:48:58 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 2, 2016 | The Sun
    Bisexuality is booming, with the number of people who bed men and women more than doubling, a study says. Some 7.7 percent revealed they had bi romps in 2014, compared to 3.1 percent in 1990. The stats follow the openness of Brit model Cara Delevingne and other celebrities about their bisexuality. In the same period the percentage of men who reported having had sex with at least one man rose from 4.5 percent to 8.2 percent. And the number of women who said they had bedded at least one female leapt from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, acceptance of...
  • Delegates Accuse LGBT Coalition of Trying to Hijack GOP Platform

    07/13/2016 6:21:30 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    CLEVELANDóDelegates to the Republican National Convention accuse staffers and fellow delegates bankrolled by billionaire political activist Paul Singer of using duplicitous tactics in an attempt to force a floor vote on LGBT issues. ... The goal would be to cleanse the party platform of conservative perspectives on marriage and gender identity issues, an American Unity Fund source told CNN.
  • Transgender woman arrested for voyeurism at Ammon Target

    07/13/2016 5:20:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    .eastidahonews.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephan Rockefeller
    AMMON ó An Idaho Falls man who police say identifies as transgender was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies say he took photos of a woman in a fitting room in Target. Sean Patrick Smith, 46, who also goes by Shauna Patricia Smith, was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on one felony count of voyeurism. Bonneville County Sgt. Bryan Lovell says deputies were called to a disturbance at Target on 25th East just after 5 p.m. Monday.
  • IT BEGINS: Ryan Releases Presidential Ad (How many times has he said no?)

    04/07/2016 5:29:49 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/7/16
    A new video released by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% has reporters chattering about whether or not it serves as a subtle campaign ad, as his supporters continue to whisper his name as a potential Republican presidential nominee in a brokered convention. The video features footage from Ryanís speech calling for a better brand of politics. That talk implicitly criticized Donald Trumpís brand of campaigning. The video is the latest of a series of web videos produced by his digital communications director Caleb Smith to highlight the Ryan brand of politics. Smithís video includes multiple camera angles, a...
  • Is the Rise of Socialized Medicine Unstoppable?

    04/05/2016 12:03:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    In August 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama expressed his hope for the growth of socialized medicine in the United States. ¬ď[Health care] is a $2 trillion part of our economy, and it is my belief that it¬ís not just politically, but economically, it is better for us to start getting a system in place‚ÄĒa universal health care system signed into law by the end of my first term as president and build off that system to further to make it more rational ‚Ķ By the way, Canada did not start immediately with a single-payer system. They had a similar transition step.¬Ē...
  • When Did It Become Controversial To Keep Men Out Of The Women's Bathroom?

    04/05/2016 5:16:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "But I will tell you what: the first man that walks in my daughterís bathroom, he ainít going to have to worry about surgery.Ē -- Lt. Gen. (ret.) William ďJerryĒ Boykin Iím sure there are a great many people who are probably shocked to see that quote from William Boykin, but why should they be? Men have had that sort of protective attitude toward their daughters for as long as anyone can remember. That hasnít changed, but what has recently changed is the profoundly unhealthy attitude many people in our society have taken towards transsexualism. Determining what percentage of the...
  • THE FIX IS IN- GOP Leader Priebus Says He Wonít Turn Over Party to Trump if He Wins

    04/02/2016 3:49:53 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 145 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-02-2016 | Jim Hoft
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination this summer, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is vowing not to give the billionaireís campaign control over the party leading up to the November election, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times said Priebus ďhas also let it be known that he does not plan to let the Trump campaign take over the party apparatus if he captures the nomination. ďAt an off-the-record happy hour with reporters last week, Mr. Priebus said clearly that, regardless of precedent, he would not be layered over by Mr. Trumpís loyalists,...
  • Backstage maneuvering begins in wide-open GOP chairmanís race (ROMNEY'S NIECE)

    04/01/2016 11:05:32 AM PDT · by mabelkitty · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/2016 | Scott Wong
    Thereís a race in the Republican Party happening far away from the hot media glare, one that doesnít involve a candidate named Trump or Twitter fights or violent protests. In fact, youíve probably never heard of most of the possible leading contenders. Itís the race to succeed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, whoís expected to step down in January 2017 after a record six years. If Donald Trump or another Republican is elected president this fall, the chairmanís contest will probably be a moot point. Itís tradition for the president to handpick the chairman of his own party. and...
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...
  • Georgia governor vetoes religious exemptions bill on gay marriage

    03/28/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2016
    ATLANTA (AP) ó Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday said he will veto legislation shielding opponents of same-sex marriage, after a groundswell of opposition from companies threatening to boycott the state if it became law.The Republican announced his decision during a news conference in his office at the Georgia Capitol, saying, ďI have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state."Deal added, ďI do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in...
  • Massachusetts Considering Single-Payer Healthcare System

    03/27/2016 7:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Massachusetts considering a single-payer healthcare system for the state, dubbed "Mass-Care." Lawmakers are currently debating a bill that would move private insurance to a single-payer system for all Massachusetts residents. BOSTON ¬Ė State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday in favor of a single-payer health insurance system for Massachusetts, with proponents testifying that more needs to be done despite the advances brought on by state and federal law. ¬ďI acknowledge that in Massachusetts we have a great health care system, but it is not a system that works for everyone,¬Ē Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, said at a Joint Committee on Health Care...
  • UTAH CAUCUSES: OUTRIGHT FRAUD

    03/23/2016 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 173 replies
    SuperStation95 ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | SuperStation95 - U.S.Reporter
    Republicans attending the Utah Election Caucuses on Tuesday were _each_ given hand-fulls of Ballots, "Vote as many times as you want" as shown in the photo above, allowing them to cast as many votes as they pleased! When the time came to place the ballots in a tin can for counting, people walked in the door with "absentee" ballots stuffing several at a time into the ballot box. ....
  • Federal judge upholds Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban

    03/15/2016 6:05:56 AM PDT · by cll · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/15/2016 | John Hicap
    A U.S. federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico's ban on same-sex marriage and ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year that legalised gay marriage does not apply to Puerto Rico since it is an "unincorporated territory" and not a U.S. state. In his decision, U.S. District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez wrote, "One might be tempted to assume that the constant reference made to the 'States' in Obergefell includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Yet, it is not the role of this court to venture into such an interpretation." He said, "For the foregoing reasons, the court concludes that...
  • Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio

    03/13/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 216 replies
    Mitt Romney will campaign with John Kasich Monday at two stops in Ohio, NBC News has learned from a source familiar with the plans. Romney is not expected to endorse the Ohio governor during the campaign swing, the source said, but it will be the first time Romney has campaigned on behalf of a Republican candidate this cycle. It's a significant move for the former Republican nominee, who previously recorded campaign telephone "robocalls" for Kasich as well as Marco Rubio. Earlier this month, at a speech in Utah, Romney lambasted frontrunner Donald Trump as a "fraud" and warned of the...
  • Obamacare fines double for many uninsured at tax time

    03/08/2016 6:08:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 03/08/16 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obamaís health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday. Among its customers who owe a penalty for the 2015 tax year, the average fine is $383, compared with $172 for 2014, the company said.
  • Mitt Romney Is The Real Super-Fraud: Hereís The Proof, Chapter And Verse by David Stockman

    03/04/2016 1:49:27 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    davidstockmanscontracorner ^ | March 3, 2016 | by David Stockman
    Now thatís a screaming case of the pot calling the kettle black if there ever was one. Mitt Romney has lashed out at The Donald for being a ďphony and fraudĒ, but consider this. During his 16-years at Bain Capital, fully one-fourth or $600 million of the firms cumulative $2.5 billion of profits were scalped from companies which went bankrupt soon after Mitt and his partners got out of town with the loot. No wonder the American voters did not believe him when he claimed to be the ďjob creatorĒ! Yes, the GOP establishmentís putative ďjobsĒ candidate from 2012 was...
  • (Loser) Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'

    03/03/2016 3:40:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 192 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | By Catherine Treyz
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN. According to the former Massachusetts governor, "the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich." Romney is expected to remark on some what-ifs about Trump becoming president. "His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor...
  • GOP strategists, donors sign on to anti-Trump super PAC

    03/02/2016 1:37:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 2, 2016 | By Reena Flores
    Just as GOP front-runner Donald Trump continued to shore up delegates, winning several Super Tuesday states, some top Republican strategists and donors began to line up behind a new effort to halt the Trump campaign's momentum. Jeb Bush's former communications director, Tim Miller, announced Tuesday that he would be joining the Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump effort. Miller will focus on opposition research that will go to expanding the PAC's advertising campaigns - including research targeting endorsers and surrogates like Chris Christie. Other strategists and big name donors - like technology executive Meg Whitman, billionaire Todd Ricketts, and hedge fund...
  • Roger Stone: If Rubio Loses Florida, ĎAbundantly Clear Mitt Romney Is Waiting In The Wingsí

    03/01/2016 1:34:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/01/16 | Dan Riehl
    Republican campaign veteran Roger Stone tells Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon,¬†‚ÄúI have reported, and I stand by this, that a number of the billionaires who are funding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% have told him that he has until the Florida primary on March 15th to show some leg. If he cannot win his home state primary, it will be very hard to continue to justify his campaign. At that point, I think it is abundantly clear that Mitt Romney is waiting in the wings.‚ÄĚ Stone continued: Notice how Romney is suddenly tweeting all the anti-Trump tweets?...
  • Donald J. Trump Is Already Crushing Mitt Romney's 2012 Performance (+10 ahead)

    02/29/2016 3:08:18 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 02/29/2016 12:46 pm ET | Natalie Jackson
    Businessman Donald Trumpís support among Republican voters has hit a new national high of 49 percent, according to a CNN/ORC poll. By contrast, the party's nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, didnít reach 49 percent in a poll until mid-April of that year. As YouGovís William Jordan noted, Romneyís highest polling number prior to that was 40 percent, which he achieved once in mid-January 2012 and once at the end of February. Support for Trump has been over 40 percent in the last four national polls, and flirted with the 40 percent mark in some polls in early December. Single polls...
  • Cavuto Romney Trump taxes

    02/24/2016 1:27:07 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 155 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 24 , 2016 | Neil Cavuto
    Romney comes back by saying Trump has a bombshell in his taxes on Cavuto!
  • Watching Trump and Sanders, Mitt Romney says he gets it: ‚ÄėWe‚Äôre just mad as hell‚Äô

    02/24/2016 10:03:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24 , 2016 | Robert Costa
    In his most extensive remarks yet on the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he shared the feeling of many Americans that Washington has failed them and urged national leaders to take on big problems, including issues that the GOP has rarely put at the fore during the past year, such as climate change, poverty, education and income inequality.
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Sen. Marco Rubio for President

    02/21/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | February 21, 2016 | Janet Shan
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio, the Huffington Post reports. The details of the endorsement are being worked out. It's ironic since Romney, who was largely an absentee governor in the last nine months of his administration, is endorsing someone who didn't bother showing up for work in the Senate that much. "Romney spent the day in Utah on Saturday and could potentially be in position to bestow his blessing upon Rubio before Tuesday's Nevada Republican caucuses-a contest that Romney won easily in both 2008 and 2012." "Romney's backing will provide Rubio with the highest-profile endorsement...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP 'Nuts' for Not Backing Minimum Wage Boost

    01/16/2016 6:55:48 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/14/16 | Bill Hoffman
    Mitt Romney has bluntly criticized the Republican Party for not supporting a raise in the nations' minimum wage. The former governor of Massachusetts, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, told the Washington Post his party is missing the boat in opposing a wage boost touted heavily by President Barack Obama. "As a party we speak a lot about deregulation and tax policy, and you know what? People have been hearing that for 25 years, and they're getting tired of that message," Romney said in a recent interview with the newspaper. "I think we're nuts not to raise the...
  • Obamacare options contracting and getting more expensive

    12/27/2015 11:59:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | December 27, 2015 | SUZANNE ADAMS-OCKRASSA
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  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....
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    12/22/2015 3:20:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2015 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is still downplaying his controversial new H-2B legislation, which will pink-slip up to 200,000 more blue-collar Americans during the 2016 election year. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs one provision that I think has been so misconstrued‚Ķ which is the H-2B visa program,‚ÄĚ he told radio-host Hugh Hewitt Dec. 21.
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    12/22/2015 3:17:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2015 | MIchelle Fields
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told radio host Bill Bennett that he hates Omnibus bills, but he passed a $1 trillion omnibus last week anyway. ‚ÄúI hate omnibus bills and I don‚Äôt like doing these last-second bills,‚ÄĚ Ryan said. He added that he blames Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) who filibustered, ‚Äúall but one appropriations bill‚ÄĚ and also his caucus who, ‚Äúseized up in the middle of the summer, unable to pass any appropriations bills because of some poison pill amendments