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Boom: #Obamacare architect upholds #Halbig decision

Posted by: Phineas on July 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I normally use that graphic as a metaphor for the needlessly disruptive, even harmful effects the Affordable Care Act is having on the American health care system and the millions who rely on it. But the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Halbig v. Burwell (formerly Halbig v. Sebelius) turned the […]

 

DC Circuit Court of Appeals deals major blow to #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm » 1 Comment

Reason’s Peter Suderman has the deets: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered a huge blow to Obamacare this morning, ruling that the insurance subsidies granted through the federally run health exchange, which covered 36 states for the first open enrollment period, are not allowed by the law. The highly anticipated opinion […]

 

#IRS under oath: Lerner’s hard drive destroyed to ‘protect taxpayer info’

Posted by: ST on July 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm » 2 Comments

Oh yes – they went there (hat tip): The IRS said under oath Friday that former agency official Lois Lerner’s hard drive was destroyed and recycled, echoing earlier testimony from its commissioner. In its most extensive comments yet on Lerner’s hard drive, the agency said in court filings Friday that the hard drive was destroyed in […]

 

Senate Dems, including @KayHagan, set to try & “reverse” #HobbyLobby ruling

Posted by: ST on July 15, 2014 at 9:50 am » 0 Comments

Because religious freedom sucks and stuff – and so do the “five white guys” on the Supreme Court. Via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) set up the first procedural vote on a bill that would reverse the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows some employers to deny birth control coverage for women. […]

 

Fearmongering Pelosi: We should “be afraid” of “five guys” on #SCOTUS

Posted by: ST on July 11, 2014 at 11:51 am » 12 Comments

Considering the depth of ignorance on display here, it’s astonishing  how high this woman has risen in power in Congress over the last couple of decades. Then again, maybe not, considering how Democrats think and operate: Americans should live in fear of the Supreme Court, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday. Hammering a pair of recent […]

 

Federal judge to IRS: You must explain ‘lost’ emails under oath

Posted by: ST on July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am » 2 Comments

The room definitely just got hotter for Democrats hoping this scandal will just go away. Via Fox News: A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain “under oath” how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan […]

 

Sore #guncontrol loser Mike Bloomberg sneers at “rural” Colorado recall cities

Posted by: ST on July 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm » 2 Comments

The ugly face of liberal elitism rears its ugly head. Via the Colorado Observer (hat tip): DENVER — In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the […]

 

Memo to Senator Reid: Justice Clarence Thomas is black, not white

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm » 3 Comments

Losing it in more ways than one. Via ABC News: Senate Democrats said they plan to unveil legislation in the coming weeks in response to the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in the Hobby Lobby contraception case. “This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous, and we’re going to do something about it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on […]

 

#GunControl: Violent weekend in Chicago sees 60 shot, 9 dead

Posted by: ST on July 7, 2014 at 9:21 am » 4 Comments

ABC News reports that the Independence Day holiday and weekend in Chicago turned out to be a violent, deadly one for nearly 70 people: Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least nine dead and 60 injured. The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off […]

 

Liberal freak-out commences in the aftermath of #SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling

Posted by: ST on June 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm » 4 Comments

I had a million things going on today so I wasn’t around much in the immediate aftermath of today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, but it was pretty predictable how the left would react if the court didn’t rule in favor of the Obama administration’s position on the so-called “birth control mandate.” […]