Washington Post columnist George Will said he wants Obamacare to fail, pointing the impossibility of controlling one-sixth of the economy with central planning after his co-panelist Juan Williams declared Republicans did not want the law to work. Williams accused Will and his other co-panelists on this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday” during the show’s online-only “Panel Plus” segment of “schadenfreude” in voicing their reactions to the failure the HealthCare.gov launch. “[Y]ou know, I just think there is a lot of schadenfreude on the panel this morning,” Williams said. “ And people, ‘Oh yeah, you know, isn’t it terrible —
President Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John´s Episcopal Church, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House. It is a day for reflection, not politics. When a pool reporter asked if the Obamacare website can be fixed by the end of November, Obama responded: "C´mon guys. I´m going to church." During the service, seminarian Sarah Taylor offered prayers "for Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world." After church, in the afternoon, Obama took
A 25-year-old transient from China told cops he killed his cousin´s wife and four children with a meat cleaver because he wasn’t happy with his lot in life, police said. Mingdong Chen, who came to the country in 2004, made incriminating statements to cops about the bloody massacre, police said Sunday. "He made a very short comment ... since he’s been in the country, everyone seems to be doing better than him,” NYPD Chief of Department Phillip Banks said. Cops charged Chen with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder. Banks said Chen was "bouncing around"
DALE CITY, Va.— Conservative ideologues are reliable voters who could threaten Democrat Terry McAuliffe´s political chances, former President Bill Clinton warned Sunday as he joined his longtime buddy´s campaign for Virginia governor. With little more than a week before Nov. 5´s Election Day, McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli each have sought to energize their strongest supporters. McAuliffe has opened a lead in polling and is heavily outspending Cuccinelli on television ads, but turnout is expected to be low and the result could be decided by a few thousand votes. es "Political extremism does have one political virtue," Clinton said.
On October 25, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett "seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic" at the White House. According to The Hill, Chaffetz was talking with radio host Laura Ingraham when he said that no matter what the topic, Jarrett´s "name ultimately always comes up." Jarrett is a former Chicago lawyer and businesswoman who has been an adviser to President Obama since his 2008 election. And her role in Obama´s inner circle has been a very influential one. For example, in 2012 Richard Miniter used his book, "Leading From
Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it´s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP "got whipped" in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find "first-class" candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC´s "This Week." "It´s not the first time we have had
Uh, oh, here it comes: the big Main Stream Media effort to make Sen. Ted Cruz the face of the Republican Party. After all, the Democrats would like nothing better than to see Cruz be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016; they are confident that he would go down to a Barry Goldwater, 1964-like defeat. And so the MSM is doing its part. That’s why we saw the big headline in Saturday’s Politico: “Ted Cruz delivers stemwinder at Iowa’s Reagan Dinner.” That’s why Cruz is on TV all the time: The MSM interviewers can’t get enough of him. For liberals,
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May. With the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the Seventies into the 2010s, he was chameleonic, thorny and unpredictable, challenging his fans at every turn. Glam, punk and alternative rock
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native, will next month receive a "lifetime achievement award for her longtime dedication to LGBT rights and her work to fight HIV/AIDS in Congress," gay leaders in Baltimore said Friday. (Snip) Pelosi, in her own statement, said it is "a great privilege for me to come home to Baltimore and celebrate the progress we´ve made in the fight for equality." The California Democrat added she is "particularly touched to be honored by the GLCCB and my hometown community after such a banner year for Marylanders and indeed all LGBT families across our country."
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) says he’s more concerned about HealthCare.gov’s problems today than he was last week. "It was very clear to me in the hearing that they don’t have an overarching solid cybersecurity plan to prevent the loss of private information,” he said Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Rogers, who’s chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is also a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and sat in on the Thursday hearing in which the ObamaCare website contractors testified. “I’m even more concerned today than I was last week,” he said.
A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "laughingstock of America" after she was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius´s attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare´s enrollment website. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC´s "This Week." "She´s lost considerable credibility," Barrasso said of Sebelius. "She´s the laughingstock of America."(Snip) She has also drawn fire for certain public comments, like saying she did not know how many people had enrolled under ObamaCare during an interview with Comedy Central´s Jon
Trenton — Gov. Chris Christie says he understands victims´ frustrations a year after Hurricane Sandy but maintains that his administration isn´t to blame for delays in aid reaching victims. In an interview with The Associated Press as the anniversary of the Oct. 29 megastorm approaches, Christie blamed Congress, which took three months to approve a $50.7 billion relief package for the region, and a thicket of red tape put in place to prevent the type of fraud that occurred after Hurricane Katrina. (Snip) Christie was in many ways the face of the storm, whether he was embracing President Barack Obama during
Washington - On the same day Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is to testify on Capitol Hill about the Obamacare website problems, President Barack Obama will travel to Boston to talk about the importance of the law, a White House official confirmed to CNN on Sunday. The event is scheduled for the historic Faneuil Hall, where then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006 signed the Massachusetts health care reform into law. Obama on Wednesday is expected to discuss the ongoing efforts to fix the problems plaguing the HealthCare.gov website, the official said. The administration has touted Massachusetts´ health care law as the model
Identity theft is a scary phenomenon. It´s unnerving to think your identity could be out there somewhere, shambling around like a rotting zombie from The Walking Dead, wreaking unfathomable havoc on your reputation and credit score. But in the hands of a nefarious fraudster, that´s exactly what your digital identity could be doing. Unfortunately, it´s becoming more and more likely that you could fall prey to these thieves.
As the next Senator from New Hampshire, I’m on record as favoring Canuckalyptic Ted Cruz heading an all-maple ticket on the grounds that we Canadians could hardly make a bigger mess of things than you Americans have. But, if you’re still in any doubt about how deep the vast north-wing conspiracy goes, consider this: How Ted Cruz Can Win In 2016 …by David Frum.
HealthCare.Gov does not work, but it will someday. Even if the site has to be deconstructed entirely and rebuilt from scratch, the website will eventually function. But supporters of the Affordable Care Act and its stated goal of expanding health insurance (not care) to millions of currently uninsured Americans might look back on this period as the heady days of promise — a time when they were sure that the new health care system could work. Evidence is rapidly mounting that resolving the website issues will lead to a host of new problems far more vexing than those that currently
Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday a huge “secret government” and a government on “automatic pilot” has led to many of the concerns now making headlines. “They need to review this secret world,” he said of the Obama administration on “Fox News Sunday.” “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret government.” National Security Agency spying both domestic and abroad and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act are the results, he said. “We have an incredibly powerful government that gets on automatic pilot,” he said. People aren’t checking all of the boxes
Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) announced today that next week he will file legislation that will allow Americans to keep their previous health-insurance plans, as President Obama promised. The proposed bill, entitled the “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act,” would, according to Johnson’s statement amend the Affordable Care Act “to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public.” From the press release: One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans who were
German papers are increasingly turning their fire on US President Barack Obama over claims that the National Security Agency has monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel´s phone. "Obama´s aura is gone," reads the headline of a front-page commentary in the daily Die Welt. Obama "did everything to present America´s good side to the world" but "hardly any of that remains", the paper´s Jacques Schuster argues. "The damage caused by his secret services is great. It must be repaired," he warns. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung takes a similar line. "Does Obama not realise how much trust he has lost in this country?" a front-page commentary by
Scientists have developed a new generation of antibiotics capable of defeating life-threatening superbugs. The pioneering drugs prevent mutations by attacking a bacteria’s DNA. [Snip] It is hoped the breakthrough could signal the end of resistant superbugs such as C-diff and E-coli and MRSA. Researchers say the drugs are “the way of the future” and could be on the market within five years. The breakthrough comes after Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Professor Sally Davies, warned that the lack of new antibiotics capable of fighting the risk posed by superbugs was like “a ticking timebomb”. She said undergoing routine surgery could
Note from Senior Management: One of the leading voices in the emerging grass roots and Tea Party movement posted a powerful and timely article this week on RedState. With the author´s permission, we present it for consideration for the Breitbart community. I once had a person leave a message on my home answering machine telling me how he was going to come to my house, tie me up, cut off my eye lids, and force me to watch as he raped and murdered my family. Another person once emailed a very similar tale. One time after I’d made a bunch
Protesters marched Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest government surveillance programs revealed this year by Edward Snowden on the 12th anniversary of the law that made them legal. Carrying signs reading: ‘Stop Mass Spying,’ ‘Thank you, Edward Snowden’ and ‘Unplug Big Brother,’ people gathered at the foot of the Capitol to demonstrate against the online surveillance by the National Security Agency. One protester also read a statement released by Mr Snowden prior to the rally. [Snip] The march made for unusual allies, with liberal privacy advocates walking alongside members of the conservative Tea Party movement--both sides oppose what they say
Britain is braced for the worst storm in a decade tonight which is set to bring driving rain and winds of up to 90mph to some areas. The winds are expected to leave a trail of destruction across a large swathe of the UK, bringing down trees and causing widespread structural damage, leading to power cuts and transport chaos tomorrow morning. Surface water floods could strike much of England as the Met Office predicts 20-40mm of rain could fall within six to nine hours overnight. The Prime Minister held an emergency meeting this morning with ministries and agencies to co-ordinate
Dear Brian: You and I have had our differences — plenty of them — but I was happy to see you toying with the idea of running for president last week. I know, I know — it’s just a coy flirtation, not an admission that you really want to put yourself through the rigors of an uphill 2016 campaign battle against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and who knows who else for the Democratic nomination.But when you told Real Clear Politics 10 days ago that the American people were getting frustrated with presidential politics as usual, you were speaking for me and