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Pelosi channels Whoopi Goldberg on the #VAscandal: It’s not really a scandal-scandal…

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. While her minions race to the microphones to denounce VA Secretary Shinseki before the voters take out their wrath on them, House Minority Leader (1) Nancy Pelosi took the softball question lobbed to her by Vox’s Ezra Klein (2) and explained that, yes, the poor treatment of veterans was scandalous, but […]

 

House GOP to pass “#Obamacare replacement bill” before August recess?

Posted by: ST on May 27, 2014 at 10:02 am » 1 Comment

Interesting development – via The Hill: House conservatives will press their leaders this week to move on an ObamaCare replacement bill before the August recess. But it’s unclear if there are enough votes to pass it. According to several GOP lawmakers, members of the conservative-leaning Republican Study Committee (RSC) plan to wear lapel pins to […]

 

Opposition to #Obamacare is racist, and why Democrats love the race card

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, brother. If we needed any more convincing that it was well-past time for Senator Jay Rockfeller (D-WV) to retire and never be heard from again, this clip of him not just playing the race card, but slamming it on the table and dancing around it should do the trick: (h/t David Freddoso) […]

 

Paging #NCSEN’s Hagan: NC Obamacare premium hikes may be published in August

Posted by: ST on May 22, 2014 at 11:41 am » 5 Comments

Another day of more worrisome news for NC’s embattled Senator Kay Hagan: States are nailing down dates to release 2015 premium costs under ObamaCare, and their decisions will guarantee a drumbeat of news about rate hikes all the way to the November midterm elections. Democrats are bracing for grim headlines that could put the unpopular […]

 

Add Nevada to the list of states having to dump their #Obamacare exchange site

Posted by: ST on May 21, 2014 at 11:41 am » 2 Comments

The list keeps growing.  Via The Politico: Nevada has become the latest state to scrap its crippled Obamacare exchange and join the federal HealthCare.gov for at least a year. The Silver State, which had seemed to start strong last October before smashing into a wall of technical problems, is the only state with a Republican […]

 

My personal “happy birthday” greeting to @WendyDavisTexas

Posted by: ST on May 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm » 3 Comments

Just read via Twitter that today is Wendy Davis’ birthday (5-16-1963) and I wanted to take her a moment to wish her a very, very happy birthday surrounded by the love and gratitude of friends, family, and other supporters. May she wrap herself in the laughter, tears of joy, the special feeling from warm hugs […]

 

Rule of Law? Obama admin releases over 36,000 criminal aliens

Posted by: Phineas on May 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, this should make us all feel oh-so-secure: Here’s everything you need to know about immigration reform: last year the Obama administration released 36,000 criminal aliens into the United States population. The jailbreak was deliberate and included 193 murderers. The Center for Immigration Studies obtained the information and released a report documenting […]

 

Iranian women rebel against headscarves, start #MyStealthyFreedom campaign

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm » 1 Comment

Now this is REAL feminism. I love it: Iranian women are posting pictures of themselves online without headscarves and racking up thousands of Facebook likes in the process, the latest challenge to Tehran’s strict morality laws mandating that women keep their hair covered in public. A Facebook page called “Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian women” showing […]

 

QOTD: New York Times discovers that #Obamacare “narrows choices”

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 10:45 am » 3 Comments

Sorta kinda finally paying attention to reality: In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any […]

 

Michael Sam floats insinuation late pick in #NFL draft may have been due to homophobia

Posted by: ST on May 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm » 4 Comments

It begins: ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis/AP) — Michael Sam believes he should’ve been taken sooner in the draft. The Rams selected the former University of Missouri defensive standout with the 249th pick in the seventh round, which was the seventh-to-the-last pick in the 2014 Draft. The openly gay football player, who was SEC Defensive […]