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#SCOTUS verdicts in Hobby Lobby, union fees cases to be announced Monday

Posted by: ST on June 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm » 1 Comment

The Associated Press reports that Supreme Court is preparing to release verdicts tomorrow in two more key cases, most notably the one involving Hobby Lobby versus Obamacare: WASHINGTON –  The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the […]

 

Did Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) threaten a presidential coup d’etat?

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The topic was immigration, both the current crisis at the border and the Democrats’ desperate desire to have the House pass the comprehensive amnesty bill already approved in the Senate. You can read the whole thing at PJM, but I think the senior senator at Illinois might want to walk this part […]

 

#Obamacare: Employees at failed Cover Oregon exchange receiving $650K in bonuses

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 10:42 am » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And yet Oregon might well reelect Governor Kitzhaber, whose responsibility this fiasco is? How do I get a job where I’m paid a bonus for maintaining something that doesn’t work? Given that the DOA Cover Oregon web site cost the taxpayers around $200,000,000 and that it’s estimated another $40,000,000 will be needed to […]

 

Rick Perry to Obama: Come visit the Texas/Mexico border, Mr. President

Posted by: ST on June 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm » 4 Comments

Not one to mince words, Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a written invite to President Obama to come take a look at the Texas/Mexico border himself to see how bad the illegal immigrant influx has become, especially in recent weeks: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is inviting President Obama to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, saying […]

 

It begins: The words you ‘can & can’t’ use when discussing Hillary Clinton

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 am » 8 Comments

Just as the case was in 2008, a growing list of Words/Things You Can’t Say When Discussing Hillary Clinton is emerging in time for her ongoing preparations for her to make the official announcement about her second run for the presidency. Good job getting the documentation rolling, Ashe Schow: Oh dear, someone called former Secretary […]

 

Efficient as ever, Hillary Clinton attacks 1st and 2nd amendments in one sentence

Posted by: Phineas on June 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, why only gut one amendment in the Bill of Rights when you can trash two at the same time? It’s a progressive win-win! During a televised town hall, Hillary Clinton was asked about guns, and said that the viewpoint held by gun-rights advocates “terrorizes” the majority of Americans. The town hall, […]

 

Transgender group steps in over “gender non-conforming” teen’s dispute w/ SCDMV

Posted by: ST on June 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm » 3 Comments

Sigh: (CNN) – A transgender rights advocacy group says the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles restricted a teen’s free speech rights by asking him to remove his makeup for a driver’s license photo. Sixteen-year-old Chase Culpepper went to take his driver’s test in Anderson in March. Chase considers himself “gender non-conforming,” he told CNN affiliate WYFF. […]

 

SC Senator Graham garners high praise from Senator Reid

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm » 4 Comments

Via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Republicans should follow the lead of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Reid said Graham defeated conservative challengers and avoided a runoff after co-authoring immigration reform last year, unlike House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who was defeated in a shocking result the same night. […]

 

Report: VA “paused” sending teams to help poor-performing hospitals

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Via the Wall Street Journal/Fox News: The Department of Veterans Affairs suspended a program that sent teams of doctors and monitors to try to improve its worst-performing facilities for approximately two years, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal, citing agency doctors and internal records, reported that the visits were “paused” beginning in […]

 

Obamacare penalties to slam low-income Americans

Posted by: Phineas on June 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Wait. I thought the whole point of this rolling fiasco was to make insurance  affordable for the least among us. But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, roughly one million Americans will pay the fine tax whatever the heck Roberts decided it was. Via The Washington Free Beacon: “All told, CBO and […]