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One-third of donations to @SandraFluke campaign come from her & her family

Posted by: ST on July 30, 2014 at 9:31 am » 2 Comments

The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow strikes again, this time over reported donations and loans to Sandra Fluke’s state Senate campaign (hat tip): Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports. Fluke donated $12,000 to her campaign and $4,826.27 in non-monetary contributions. While […]

 

Tampon earring-wearing MSNBC host equates Gov. Perry to segregationists

Posted by: ST on July 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm » 2 Comments

Another stuck-on-stupid moment from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry (via Jeffrey Meyer at Newsbusters): Weekend MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is known for making controversial statements about race, such as when she mocked Mitt Romney for having adopted black grandson, and on Saturday, July 26 she made yet another controversial statement on race. Perry used her weekend platform […]

 

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 […]

 

GAO investigation: Non-existent ‘people’ able to sign up for #Obamacare coverage

Posted by: ST on July 23, 2014 at 11:48 am » 1 Comment

Wowsers: Investigators from the Government Accountability Office have been able to register fake applicants with fictitious identifying documents for health plans and federal subsidies through ObamaCare, according to a published report. The Washington Post reports that investigators were able to obtain subsidized health coverage for eleven of twelve fictitious applicants online or over the phone. […]

 

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 […]

 

QOTD: Cruz encourages Reid to leave the DC Ritz-Carlton & visit the border

Posted by: ST on July 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

I love it: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) characterization of the U.S.-Mexico border as “secure” by telling his colleague to come take a look for himself. “President Obama and Harry Reid both engage debates divorced from the facts and divorced from the reality,” Cruz said on Fox News Sunday. “Harry Reid lives […]

 

Will the #Obamacare employer mandate be delayed again?

Posted by: ST on July 18, 2014 at 9:41 am » 1 Comment

The Hill reports that the pressure is on for the White House on whether or not to delay the employer mandate for the third time: The White House needs to make a decision soon on whether ObamaCare’s controversial employer mandate will take effect in 2015. With the mandate set to take effect in January, businesses are […]

 

Why Obama will do nothing about the border crisis

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Per Bryon York: First, because Republicans want him to do something: Who is pushing Obama to get tough? Mostly, it’s the Republicans whose wishes Obama has ignored for years. And now, since his well-publicized decision to abandon hopes of making a deal with GOP lawmakers on immigration, Obama needs them even less. […]

 

Obamacare: The pesky issue that won’t go away for #NCsen’s @SenatorHagan

Posted by: ST on July 15, 2014 at 11:52 am » 1 Comment

The Politico has a pretty good write-up this morning on what they call the “disconnect” between North Carolina voters and Obamacare – and how that is not good news for the re-election campaign of vulnerable Democrat Senator Kay Hagan: The Tar Heel State signed up more than 357,000 people — one-third of those eligible for […]

 

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

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

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. […]