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Obama´s Boil the Frog
ObamaCare Strategy
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 7:23:16 PM     Post Reply
Politics: Desperate to keep ObamaCare from hurting Democrats´ chances in the midterm elections this November, the Obama administration is putting off part of the employer mandate for yet another year. On Monday, administration officials said that companies with between 50 and 99 workers won´t have to comply with the mandate until 2016. Those with more than 100 workers will still have to provide "affordable" health benefits to their workers or pay a steep fine. But larger firms will have to cover only 70% of their full-time workers next year to avoid any penalty, and 95% the year after. The Treasury Department claimed

Obama’s New Delay of Employer
Mandate Violates Plain Language of Law
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2014 7:15:37 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department issued a new regulation today that for the second time directly violates the plain and unambiguous text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by allowing some businesses to avoid the law’s Dec. 31, 2013 deadline to provide health insurance coverage to their employees. Initially, on July 2, 2013, the administration unilaterally delayed the deadline for the employer mandate until 2015. Now, the administration is unilaterally delaying it for some businesses until 2016. In its official summary of PPACA, the Congressional Research Service said: “(Sec. 1513, as modified by section 10106) Imposes fines on

Senior citizens forced into pediatric plans
Boston Herald, by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2014 7:11:49 PM     Post Reply
One of the state’s leading advocates of small government claims she’s the latest victim of a big government nightmare — Obamacare — saying it is forcing her to switch her workers to a more costly health plan that covers pediatric dental care — even though all the employees are senior citizens. “I’m 70, the other two are in their 60s,” said Barbara Anderson, president of Citizens for Limited Taxation. “We do not have family plans. There are no pediatrics involved. There is no reason we should have to offer a pediatric dental plan.” Anderson said her insurer, Harvard Pilgrim Health

  


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What Can I Do to Get You to
Buy This Amnesty Today?
National Review Online, by Mark Krikorian    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 6:38:05 PM     Post Reply
Chuck Schumer is the kind of senator who gives used-car salesmen a bad name. My colleague Jerry Kammer used a colloquy between Schumer and Senator Rob Portman last year on the Senate floor to illustrate the two lawmakers’ differing approaches to the immigration issue. Portman, whatever his views on the broader questions of immigration, wanted to make sure any new law would actually work, whereas Schumer’s focus was simply to get a legislative deal completed. He remains proud of his role in putting together the last-minute deal that allowed passage of the 1986 amnesty bill, despite the fact that it

10-year-old cited for careless driving
after driving into Parker DMV
KUSA-TV [Denver], by Blair Shiff    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 2/10/2014 6:21:09 PM     Post Reply
A child will be cited for careless driving after driving a car into the Department of Motor Vehicles building in Parker Monday afternoon. It happened when a woman went into the DMV and left a 10-year-old and 12-year-old in the car. Parker police say the 10-year-old hopped into the driver´s seat and drove into the building. The DMV is located in the 17900 block of Cottonwood Drive. According to authorities, no one was injured in crash and the damage was simply cosmetic. The front window was broken in the wreck. Operations were shut down during the investigation.

Obama Delays Health-Insurance
Mandate for Some Firms
Wall Street Journal, by Louise Radnofsky    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/10/2014 6:05:09 PM     Post Reply
A batch of employers won´t face a fine next year if they fail to provide health insurance to their workers, the Obama administration said Monday. In regulations outlining the Affordable Care Act, the Treasury Department said employers with between 50 and 99 full-time workers won´t have to comply with the law´s requirement to provide insurance or pay a fee until 2016. Companies with 100 workers or more could avoid penalties in 2015 if they showed they were offering coverage to at least 70 percent of their full-time workers, the Treasury said. The move is a new, significant revision of the law after

No, Scott Walker didn’t
say he voted for Reagan
Daily Caller, by Matt K. Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 5:58:20 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, a liberal group gleefully announced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had been caught in a lie. “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has claimed he voted for Ronald Reagan when he ‘had just become a teenager,’” wrote Brad Woodhouse of American Bridge in an email. ”Given that Walker was just 17 years old on Election Day in 1984, that claim is just not possible.” Outlets like Salon, Gawker, and the Huffington Post had also seized on the story. But according to John Hawkins, the blogger who conducted the original interview, Walker never said he voted for Reagan. The mix-up was a result

  


  

Iran claims new generation
of 15-times-faster centrifuges
Times of Israel, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:54:11 PM     Post Reply
Iran’s nuclear chief declared that his country has developed a new generation of centrifuges 15 times more powerful than those currently being used to enrich uranium, and said it might resume enrichment to 60% if necessary. “We unveiled a new generation of centrifuges that surprised the Westerners,” said Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday. “This new machine is 15 times more powerful than the previous generation,” he claimed, according to Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB. Salehi added that the development did not violate the November 24 Geneva interim agreement between Iran and six world powers that has imposed curbs on Tehran’s nuclear drive.

From Messiah to Leper
in Six Short Years
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/10/2014 5:53:24 PM     Post Reply
With no prospects for a successful legislative agenda in Congress and even his talk of governing by executive order not impressing either friends or foes, President Obama seems to be drifting inexorably toward lame-duck status. But there is no better indication of just how politically toxic Obama has become than the rumblings that came out of last week’s meeting between the president and Senate Democrats. As Politico reports, the White House has agreed to stay out of most of the key races that will decide whether Democrats retain control of the Senate this year. Given the fact that his poll

Iran test-fires long-range missile: minister
Reuters, by Parisa Hafezi    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:51:55 PM     Post Reply
ANKARA - Iran´s military has successfully test-fired two new domestically made missiles, the defense minister said on Monday according to state television, ahead of talks with world powers to try to reach an agreement on curbing Tehran´s nuclear program. Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said one of them was a long-range ballistic missile with radar-evading capabilities. "The new generation of long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and the laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile dubbed Bina (Insightful) have been successfully test-fired," state television quoted him as

Obama: ´That´s the Good Thing as a
President, I Can Do Whatever I Want´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 5:50:48 PM     Post Reply
President Obama "quipped" today during a visit to Monticello with the French president, "That´s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want." Via the pool report: Monticello At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he´d like to take a look and seemed delighted to "break the protocol". "That´s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" he quipped, walking

  


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China Shows New Mobile ICBM on Internet
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:50:29 PM     Post Reply
China’s military recently disclosed a new photo of its longest-range mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a key element of Beijing’s large-scale strategic nuclear buildup. The photograph of the missile reportedly leaving a manufacturing plant in China was posted online Jan. 31 in what a military enthusiast website stated was the transfer of the missile from a factory to a military unit. The photograph shows the mobile missile covered in blue tarp and escorted by security police from the factory. The Chinese military frequently discloses such images online as part of efforts to highlight its nuclear forces, among the most secret elements of Beijing’s

Obamacare Is Anything
But Compassionate
Politico, by Gov. Bobby Jindal    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/10/2014 5:48:54 PM     Post Reply
The verdict is in, and it’s not good: Obamacare is rippling through the U.S. economy with vast implications for American prosperity. On Friday, we learned that the Obama economy has hit stall speed, with a paltry 113,000 jobs added in January. Two days earlier, we learned the president’s health care law is discouraging Americans from working, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The report makes for bracing reading. The law will reduce the labor supply by the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time workers, the CBO says — up from an estimated 800,000 just three years ago.

The CBO Nuked the Democrats -- But
Republicans Still Won´t Criticize Obama
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:39:48 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: I hate to pile on here, but here´s the AP: "US Economy May Be Stuck in Slow Lane for Long Run." It´s a long and depressing read about the economy from the AP, and there´s no happy talk in this. I find this fascinating. Normally when you get an economic story from the AP, it´s how the job market is "showing signs of recovery." Even though we´re losing jobs every week, it´s still a healthy market! "We´ve got signs of recovery." In this one, there´s none of it. It´s like the media masters have taken their cue now from the

Supreme Court Asked to Clarify
What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms
Wall Street Journal, by Jacob Gershman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:38:50 PM     Post Reply
You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home. We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right to “keep” a gun and a right “bear” one. The National Rifle Association thinks the issue

  


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The "Quit Work" Movement is a Cheap
Campaign Ploy by Desperate Democrats
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:32:56 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Look, I don´t want to spend too much time on this, but this does light my fire. These attacks on the traditions and the institutions which have not only made the country great, but define human greatness -- and permit it and promote it and inspire it -- make me livid. This actually gets my juices going. It may be just a campaign technique, and it probably is, but I´m not going to rule out the possibility that this is what they would like our society to be: A bunch of people not working, depending on them. I don´t

White House delays health insurance
mandate for medium-sized
employers until 2016
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin & Amy Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:31:49 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration announced Monday it would give medium-sized employers an extra year, until 2016, before they must offer health insurance to their full-time workers. Firms with at least 100 employees will have to start offering this coverage in 2015. By offering an unexpected grace period to businesses with between 50 and 99 employees, administration officials are hoping to defuse another potential controversy involving the 2010 health-care law, which has become central to Republicans’ campaign to make political gains in this year’s midterm election. Even the nation’s largest employers got a significant concession:

Democrats: Work is Punishment
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:29:00 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I sit here today, I am -- yeah, I guess I´ll admit it. I am somewhat amazed. Last week, even though I knew this was coming, even though on Friday I predicted it to you, I´ll let you hear the prediction again in a moment just to refresh your memory. When the CBO report came out, the revised CBO report, they have now additional years of Obamacare to plug into the formula, and they learn that Obamacare is gonna kill even more jobs than originally thought. Two and a half million additional jobs killed by 2017

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate
Gave Money to Corzine
Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 5:27:40 PM     Post Reply
A candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, who calls himself a “life-long Republican,” once donated $1,000 to the Senate campaign of Democrat Jon Corzine. Mark Jacobs, a Republican businessman who is running for the Senate seat of retiring Democrat Tom Harkin this year, gave the money to Corzine, the CEO of Goldman Sachs who was running for Senate in New Jersey in 2000. Jacobs The Federal Elections Commission filing can be viewed here. Jacobs’s first name is misspelled as “Marc,” though the Republican’s campaign confirms Jacobs made the donation. “Mark gave Corzine a contribution when he was CEO of the

The Hillary Papers: Why Now?
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/10/2014 5:25:47 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, I find myself here in a bit of a quandary, because, frankly, I don´t care right now about whatever has been produced or learned or reported about Hillary Clinton. If there have ever been two people that my reservoir is overflowing with, it´s the Clintons. I don´t even... I´m not even sure I believe this latest so-called treasure trove. One of her closest friends... Janet Blair, was that her first name? Janet, wife of Jim Blair? Those are Whitewater-era figures. Janet Blair is now dead. No. Janet Blair passed away I think in 2000. I

  



Hope & change we can believe in --
strong Republican health care
alternative is here
Fox News, by James P. Pinkerton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 5:12:51 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner said something noteworthy at the recent House Republican retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: “It’s important that we show the American people we’re not just the opposition party, we’re actually the alternative party.” To be sure, there’s nothing wrong with opposing; the phrase “loyal opposition” boasts a distinguished lineage in English parliamentary history, as well as American congressional history. However, opposing only gets you half the way there; blocking the other side’s forward motion is not the same as making forward motion yourself. So yes, opposing is fine—but winning is better.

Glenn Beck: ‘NBC Has Gone Full-Fledged
Dark and Insane’ with Sochi Commentary
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/10/2014 5:06:38 PM     Post Reply
Some conservative websites and commentators have expressed outrage that NBC’s Olympics opening video referred to communism as “one of modern history’s pivotal experiments,” and Glenn Beck joined in Monday to vent at NBC, mockingly crying, “I didn’t realize that killing 50 million people was a pivotal experiment!” Beck said, “I couldn’t believe NBC has gone full-fledged dark and insane.” He said in any sane country “this would brand NBC as a communist network,” and seriously doubted anyone at any time would dare refer to fascism in the same way. He explained that Russians had a “collective heart” in those days “because

Report: ‘Avalanche’ of Regulations
Still to Come Under Obamacare
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 5:03:37 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has yet to finalize 28 additional regulations under Obamacare that could lead to an “avalanche” of regulatory burden on the economy, according to an analysis by the American Action Forum. A report released Monday by Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at American Action Forum, details the billions in cost and millions in paperwork hours that will result from the pending regulations, including the individual mandate, which has yet to be finalized. “In total, these 28 paperwork burdens total more than 45.7 million burden hours,” the report said. “For perspective, it would take more than 22,800

HHS Cannot Find Belarus
Malware in Obamacare Networks
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 4:57:08 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services says it has been unable to locate malicious software from Belarus inside Obamacare computer networks, according to a department spokeswoman. Joanne Peters, the spokeswoman, told the Washington Free Beacon that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a letter sent last week from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) that urged HHS to shut down the network until the security of Americans’ private data can be assured. According to U.S. officials, an intelligence report produced earlier this month stated that software developers linked to the Belarusian anti-U.S. government were involved in

White House Draws Red Line on
Iranian Ballistic Missile Program
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 4:52:05 PM     Post Reply
The White House on Monday pushed back against Iran’s efforts to set a “red line” preventing negotiations over its contested ballistic missile program, which has been permitted to continue undeterred under the recently signed interim nuclear accord. One of Iran’s top nuclear negotiators stated early Monday that Iran would under no circumstances negotiate with the West on its ballistic missile program. These remarks were accompanied by the announcement that Tehran had successfully test fired two ballistic missiles, which are the preferred delivery system for nuclear arms. “The defense-related issues are a red line for Iran,” Abbas Araqchi,

Democrats: Speed-date for Obamacare
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/10/2014 4:48:47 PM     Post Reply
First they seized on Thanksgiving, then Christmas dinner, and now Democrats and progressives want Valentine´s Day to be about Obamacare. Washington’s Network for Progress is hosting a mixer and speed date night for “Hope Mongers” this week to raise money for the organization that is helping Americans sign up for Obamacare. “Please join Network For Progress, a social and media-savvy Community, Advocate and Resource for political and civic engagement, for a Social Progress event for Valentine´s Day: ?Hearts for Hearts´ Progressive Mixer & Speed Date Night for single Progressives, Democrats and

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