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Health exchange law gives
area officials a headache

Washington Examiner, by Steve Contorno

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/15/2012 11:11:27 AM

A complicated and costly provision in President Obama´s health care reforms has area jurisdictions at odds on how best to move forward as a critical deadline looms. States have until Friday to declare whether they plan to operate a state-run health insurance exchange -- an open market for uninsured residents to purchase coverage -- or let the federal government run one for them. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sent a letter Wednesday to Obama asking for an extension and criticized his administration´s timetable for complying with the law since it passed in March 2010.

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The Republican governors will do the right thing. The Democrats will let this travesty continue on and bankrupt their states. When I see articles like this I get angry all over again at John Roberts for allowing this travesty to stand.

      


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Houston Chronicle [TX], by Scott Huddleston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 1:17:17 PM     Post Reply
FORT HOOD — In a surprising development, Maj. Nidal Hasan´s standby counsel team is asking that its role in the capital murder trial be modified, based on concern that Hasan is intentionally seeking the death penalty in his court-martial. The military judge, Col. Tara Osborn, ordered the court cleared so she could conduct a hearing on the matter. It remains to be seen how the motion filed by Lt. Col Kris Poppe and two other lawyers on Hasan´s standby counsel will impact the high-profile trial on its second day. Poppe, Hasan´s former lead defense attorney, has long expressed misgivings

   

 

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Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 12:38:30 PM     Post Reply
In the “Oh, By the Way” department, we hear all too frequently about the turmoil, dysfunction and even potential collapse of the Republican Party, but as we approach the 2014 midterm elections, I don’t think any leaders in the Republican Party would trade places with their counterparts in the Democratic Party. With all the talk about damage to the Republican brand, angry filibusters, unappealing leaders, and a number of other maladies that the left always wants to see in Republicans, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that Republicans seem

White House: Russia Repair
in Hands of Kerry and Hagel
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 12:22:41 PM     Post Reply
Statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney on President Obama’s “snub,” which actually leaves the lifting to John Kerry and Chuck Hagel: Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September. We value the achievements made with Russia in the President’s first term, including the New START Treaty, and cooperation on Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea. However, given our lack of progress on issues such as missile defense

Obama Says Immigration Reform
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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 12:17:29 PM     Post Reply
Fixing the nation´s "broken" immigration system "would actually help our housing market," President Barack Obama told enthusiastic high school students in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday. "It´s pretty simple," the president said. "When -- when more people buy homes and play by the rules, home values go up for everybody. And according to one recent study, the average homeowner has already seen the value of their home boosted by thousands of dollars just because of immigration. "And the good news is, with the help of your senators, John McCain

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 12:02:32 PM     Post Reply
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WashPost Book Critic Entertains Theory
Bill Clinton´s Adultery Made His Marriage
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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 11:45:21 AM     Post Reply
Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley reviewed a new book on Sunday by historian William Chafe called Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal. The book included this bizarre concept: "in the strangest of ways, Clinton’s reckless sexual behavior actually enhanced their personal ties. It made their relationship more functional and productive." Yardley called this "a bit of a stretch." Just a bit?? This relationship may have seemed more "functional and productive" to the Clintons, but what about to the country?

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 11:22:38 AM     Post Reply
Speaking from Egypt Tuesday night, where they are hoping to broker a peaceful transition period between the country’s ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi to its next phase of nascent democracy, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham warned that concessions on both sides needed to begin immediately or Egypt’s government would “fail.” “I didn’t know it was this bad,” Graham said. “These folks are just days, weeks away from all out bloodshed.” “There is only one way that we can bring about a peaceful Egypt, and that is a process of negotiation and reconciliation between major players,” McCain said.

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Lara Seligman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 10:55:11 AM     Post Reply
When Hillary Clinton came to lunch at the White House last month, she didn’t waste energy measuring the drapes, President Obama joked in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” “Keep in mind, she’s been there before,” Obama reminded Leno when the host asked about his lunch with the former first lady and potential 2016 presidential contender. “She didn’t need to measure them.” Obama said he was the one who proposed the White House lunch, adding that the two had become “genuinely close” during his first term. Obama also noted that Clinton seemed

Feds release rule to fix ObamaCare
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Hattem    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 10:48:02 AM     Post Reply
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Democratic anti-gun ´guide´
urged using Trayvon Martin´s
death to hit NRA, guns
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 10:38:37 AM     Post Reply
Just revealed Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws. In talking points likely followed by top Democratic leaders including President Obama after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, the anti-gun "guide" urged gun foes to speak out when a shooting "creates a unique climate" to shout down the National Rifle Association. "The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak," said the 80-page document titled "Preventing Gun

Obama cancels meeting with
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/7/2013 9:28:50 AM     Post Reply
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