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Alaska poll: Sen. Begich
popular, Palin unpopular

Seattle Post-Intelligencer [WA], by Joel Connelly

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/9/2013 3:43:49 PM

Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat in Republican-leaning Alaska, is sure to be targeted by Republicans in 2014, his seat a “must” pickup if the GOP hopes to retake control of Congress’ upper chamber. But Begich is showing surprising strength and popularity, according to a new survey of the 49th State by Public Policy Polling. He has a 49 percent job approval rating, with only 39 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing. And Begich leads a bevy of likely Republican challengers. He has a big, big lead — 54-38 percent —

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Calling Karl Rove. Hopefully he can find a candidate who can hold on to that seat. I wasn´t aware Palin had any interest in it. Does she? The comments after the article are brutal.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/9/2013 3:53:56 PM     (No. 9167738)

I didn´t know Sarah was running. Has anyone told her?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: azusaman, 2/9/2013 3:54:45 PM     (No. 9167739)

Lefties really are insane. I have yet to hear any liberal explain why they hate Sarah Palin so much...other than their usual drivel.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/9/2013 3:54:58 PM     (No. 9167740)

If so, then the people of Alaska need to have their heads examined. But maybe that was made clear when they elected Murkowski.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 2/9/2013 3:57:17 PM     (No. 9167741)

I´m a little surprised Miller´s numbers are so bad.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/9/2013 4:09:23 PM     (No. 9167751)

Alaska is a pork obsessed state. They enjoyed Stevens bacon for years and years. I think they just got over $200 million in the sandy bill,that probably has a lot to do with Begich´s popularity.Miller was probably anti-pork and why the left rallied around Murkowski.

I´m pretty sure alaska gets more per capita federal money than any other state,the same with Hawaii.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/9/2013 4:16:08 PM     (No. 9167755)

#4, I think part of it had to do with the fact that he used state computers to transact personal business. Now that´s not so bad, but his response to the accusation was terrible: He said that he wasn´t going to say what he´d used the computers for, and that he wasn´t going to talk about it. Probably most people assumed the worst, if incorrectly. And let´s face it--the Yasir Arafat beard didn´t help.

#5, Alaska does indeed get more federal money than it pays in taxes. It has for many, many years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/9/2013 4:20:30 PM     (No. 9167763)

OP, Isn´t it time to let go of your Palin Derangement disorder?. She´s not running for anything, and the incessant posting by the cabal of negative articles by liberal newspapers (Seattle, no less) about her as if it were gospel is getting tiring,

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Reply 8 - Posted by: krause, 2/9/2013 4:33:51 PM     (No. 9167775)

When you see Palin´s name in an article you know it´s from a lefty site. They know her name will sell papers. And, of course, they´ll never show her in a good light.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MissMolly, 2/9/2013 4:47:10 PM     (No. 9167785)

I believe the article is about a GOP senate seat at risk and polling illustrating the danger. It´s news, #7.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lillehuset, 2/9/2013 4:52:50 PM     (No. 9167790)

any polling that comes from PPP polling should be taken with a grain of salt.......PPP is a left leaning poll.....the same goes for the Seattle newspaper also very left leaning........

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Reply 11 - Posted by: columba, 2/9/2013 5:02:46 PM     (No. 9167798)

And the Democrat effort to "take her down" continues.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/9/2013 5:08:59 PM     (No. 9167808)

I heard Obama has his eye on their oil checks..did you know every man, woman and child get a yearly check for the oil pipeline? He can just declare that money Federal!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/9/2013 5:18:19 PM     (No. 9167817)

By 2014 the entire country could be changed so that anyone with brains will vote the DemocRAT party out for good. High taxes and inflation will have many ready to try a path other than destruction.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/9/2013 5:18:41 PM     (No. 9167818)

No, the people of Alaska used to love her, but the massive smear campaign and lies from the left that are still going on 5 years later affected people´s perceptions of her. Even this rag, the "post-intelligence", lied here and said she "quit to make money". NO, she didn´t "quit" her job as Governor and she certainly didn´t do it to make money! She was forced to make a decision to resign for the good of Alaska because of thousands of frivolous lawsuits and inquiries that were tying up all the resources and making it impossible for any state business to get done. She knew she couldn´t be effective as long as she was a target for the left and so she believed her Lieutenant Governor could better carry on her plans and turned it over to him. I hate lying leftists and their evil ways.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tusker, 2/9/2013 5:25:42 PM     (No. 9167828)

Ghost written by Karl Marx Rove in Bow-Boy drag.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/9/2013 5:28:01 PM     (No. 9167832)

I was sorry to learn that Our Sarah is no longer at Fox News. Like Dick Morris. I imagine Murdock is getting ready to support Hillary´s candidacy.

Sarah is a great person and The Tea Party a great movement. We lost to a Community Organizer, that´s very bad for the country.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/9/2013 5:33:35 PM     (No. 9167839)

We should continue to Demonize Baracka. That is what the democrats did to George W. Bush and are still winning elections on Bush Bad. Hussein has given US a great economic depression to pay for Taker-Americans. Sarah Good.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/9/2013 5:51:22 PM     (No. 9167852)

The comments are just the way you like them, right, OP. Same old groupies that bashed Palin, praised Romney as most electable now holding fast to giving Rove too much credit. Now, once again, who did he support that is new in the Senate?
Negative comments after the article are the same old jugear supporters that have been paid to troll any article which mentions Palin. Their facts are so distorted it becomes laughable to see the same remarks repeatedly.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: CJohnson, 2/9/2013 6:03:35 PM     (No. 9167865)

we do what the anchorage daily news tells us to do.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/9/2013 6:05:50 PM     (No. 9167867)

The very mention of Sarah Palin´s name gets a huge rise out of liberal nutbags and RINO wimps.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tianne, 2/9/2013 6:13:20 PM     (No. 9167875)

This sentence about Sarah Palin is indicative of the quality of the article, "She quit as governor in mid-term to make money." What nonsense.

#14, thank you for your clarifying comments.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 52Mustang, 2/9/2013 6:17:31 PM     (No. 9167878)

I thought the Seattle PI went out of business. Correct me if I´m wrong.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: grounded, 2/9/2013 6:18:56 PM     (No. 9167879)

PPP is a Democrat polling outfit from North Carolina and the Seattle PI is an online newspaper that used to be a mainstream daily broadsheet until they went online only in order to avoid going belly up. The whole article should be taken with about a barrel of sodium chloride and treated as left-wing propaganda.

Begich was one of those accidents of history that got elected because Ted Stevens was in the middle of a federal corruption prosecution during the 2008 election campaign.

I think New Mexico might be the federal pork queen among the states. NM brings in about 2.20 federal dollars for every dollar it sends to DC.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/9/2013 6:30:43 PM     (No. 9167889)

The left hates Sarah because she gave birth to Trig. They consider it to be a moral imperative to abort any baby who will be an inconvenience.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JSanders, 2/9/2013 7:00:53 PM     (No. 9167917)

Consider the source. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer - intelligent as a post.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 2/9/2013 7:24:20 PM     (No. 9167930)

The well-named Post-Intelligence (i.e., after intelligence has gone) uses a far left polling outfit, PPP, to offer us this sophomoric headline: Begich Popular, Palin Unpopular (Ugh Ugh).

Cub reporter Connelly continues his lame, biased reporting in the excerpted paragraph below.

"He has a big, big lead — 54-38 percent — over former Gov. and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Palin was recently jettisoned from her pundit’s position by the Fox News Channel. She quit as governor in mid-term to make money."

Begich has "a big, big lead;" "Palin was...jettisoned from her pundit´s position;" and the new and startling ´fact´ that "she quit as governor in mid-term to make money." I´ll bet his copy went over big in the PI (see para one here) ´newsroom.´

A few more months of Obama, the Democrats, and the trampling on our Constitution, and Sarah could win an Alaskan senatorial seat by a landslide...despite what the PPP poll would have us believe.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: gillyo, 2/9/2013 7:24:33 PM     (No. 9167931)

#7 I suspect if there was an anti-Palin article in a school newsletter in some tiny town in West Virginia certain posters would spend all day finding it and then rub their hands with glee as they post it. Getting over it is impossible for some people, it´s called Palin "Derangement" Syndrome for a reason.

If only such excessive zeal was put into pulling down this corrupt administration! It never ceases to amaze me how people put such energy into bringing down someone who´s supposedly in their own party, and yet expect that their favorite be supported by all. It´s called hypocrisy. Unfortunately, the Dems don´t have a monopoly on it.

I guess they´ll never stop, it´ll be obscure articles about biased polls about races Palin´s not even entering for the next God-knows-how-many years. Some people really need to get a life.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chumley, 2/9/2013 7:57:14 PM     (No. 9167948)

Luckily for me I dont look to polls to tell me who to like or not. I dont look to media talking heads or party leaders or posters here.
If I knew Sarah I would probably like her. I will support her if she runs for anything. She has earned my admiration and respect.
As for the Republicans, I quit their party last summer because they didn´t earn those things.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/9/2013 8:05:51 PM     (No. 9167953)

I thought Alaska was a conservative state, but it doesn´t sound like it. Maybe Palin should make a run at the Senate seat and see how she does.

#7 shouldn´t read the articles if they´re too upsetting.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mws50, 2/9/2013 8:07:12 PM     (No. 9167954)

If Governor Palin cold have gotten the legislature to pass a "loser pays" law, the libtard lawsuits would have dried up real quick.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tundrarider, 2/9/2013 8:08:32 PM     (No. 9167957)

There was as much suspected funny business in Murkowski´s write in vote as there seems to be in some of the precincts that voted over 100% for Obama!

....And, Begich left Anchorage in sorry financial shape when he finished his time as mayor.The unions came out fine though.... Many doubt Begich would have even gotten close to beating Senator Stevens if Stevens hadn´t been accused of so much wrong-doing,by the Dems, that he was cleared of AFTER the election.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mickeymat, 2/9/2013 8:57:55 PM     (No. 9167970)

Joel Connelly is no cub reporter. He had his own column at the Intelligencer before they abandoned their print edition and went digital only. He is a far left nut case who should be given as little attention as possible.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 2/9/2013 9:21:58 PM     (No. 9167982)

The Dems will run against Palin whether she is in the race or not. They have spent too much energy and money demonizing her to stop now.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: jdh, 2/9/2013 9:42:59 PM     (No. 9167995)

#33 is right about Connelly. He´s been around a while and is a far-left nutcase. Unfortunately his background of 35 years is not 35 years of experience but 1 year experience 35 times. On second thought, maybe he still is a cub reporter. He would be qualified as a journalist if he could find out where to get a pen and something to write on. As it is, he is content to report for a paper that doesn´t have any paper.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/9/2013 10:01:31 PM     (No. 9168018)

# 9 may be the only poster who actually read the article.
The article discusses Republicans trying to get the Senate seat currently held by Begich.
This seat is a Republican must win and it´s going to be a tough slog, because Begich is not a conventional Democrat and holds views popular with Alaskans.
The article analyzes all the potential Republicans who might challenge Begich and how they poll.
Their pluses and minuses.
Palin is now free to run for the Senate from Alaska ,
so her name was included in the poll.
The poll breakdown was 21 % Democrat , 32 % Republican and 46 % Indy .

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/9/2013 10:18:44 PM     (No. 9168040)

When posters don´t read the articles, mayhem results and the OPs get smeared.

Lucianne is not supposed to be an echo chamber so there will be posts from many sources known to lean left. Most either read them and consider the source or move on. Quietly. A few feel a need to post a nasty aimed at the poster. Not fair.

The posting of an article should not have to include a disclaimer that it does not necessarily represent the views of the poster, nor should those views be assumed. We all know what the word ASSUME can represent.

To put it more simply, if you don´t like what´s posted, how about posting something you do like? The complainers are noticeably deficient in the posting department.

/s/A Regular Poster

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Reply 37 - Posted by: get er done, 2/9/2013 10:41:59 PM     (No. 9168058)

I would vote for Sarah Palin for any office she chooses to pursue. Sarah Palin is a gutsy patriotic lady, happily married, a doting mother, which irks the left to no end.

Compare energetic, bright eyed, beautiful Sarah Palin to washed up, obese, uncaring Hillary Clinton. Sarah looks better in no makeup and fatigues than Hillary looks after a day at the spa.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/9/2013 11:51:19 PM     (No. 9168105)

Doesn´t matter what he does for Alaska, it´s small compared to the damage for the United States since he ends up voting the liberal agenda.

And the democrats are AGAINST oil, and I suspect will turn their sights on the cruise industry soon enough.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/10/2013 3:07:46 AM     (No. 9168178)

#38, the biggest difference between Sarah and the hildebeest is in their hearts and noone except San Fran Nan has a blacker, harder heart than the Hildebeest. Sarah has a heart for the best in people born out by her love of God Country and Family. BTW, the Seattle PI became a very second rate paper, heavily in debt it went online only, definitely not a trustworthy source of anything other than propaganda.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/10/2013 5:33:22 AM     (No. 9168226)

Obama has given the total US SS database to his campaign... and now they pre-vote for everyone. Over the next 18 mo´s, they need to create the illusion that red states are becoming blue, otherwise we´ll be shocked when they win it all.

Pre-voting for Americans caused many swing districts to record over 100% voter participation. Holder is trying to pass a mandate that all Americans are automatically registered to vote, so they are less likely to screw up again.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/10/2013 2:00:23 PM     (No. 9168873)

I think Ploop has her Lexus Nexus set to start honking when "Sarah Unpopular´ pops up in any publication.

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At the Supreme Court, a potential
catastrophe for women’s rights

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Washington Post, by Sandra Fluke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 11:58:55 AM     Post Reply
A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are arguing their religious convictions should preclude them from offering employees the health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers don’t want to allow their employees’ insurance to cover some forms of birth control because, contrary to medicaland scientific evidence, they believe some birth control causes abortions. Corporations are not people. Corporations cannot have religious views. If religious rights are extended to corporations, it puts us on a slippery slope where any private company

Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox
News for using the term ‘homosexual’

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Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion

Carter Blames Jews for Obama’s Snubs
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Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter is back in the news this week publicizing a new book about women’s rights. But, as is often the case with Carter, he drew more interest for comments he made about Israel and its supporters. When asked on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday by Andrea Mitchell why it was that Barack Obama never called upon him for advice, he made it clear that the Jewish state was the reason he has been treated like a pariah: I—that’s a hard question– for me to answer—you know, with complete candor. I think the problem was that– that in dealing

Michelle: ´There Were Actually Laws in
America that Allowed Discrimination
Against Black People Like Me´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 12:12:59 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a

Democratic pollster predicts ´huge
turnout disadvantage´ in 2014

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CNN, by Peter Hamby    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 4:57:49 AM     Post Reply
Washington - A leading Democratic pollster predicted a "sobering" turnout disadvantage for her party in this year´s midterm elections and called on Democrats to articulate "a bigger economic agenda" this fall. "There is a huge turnout disadvantage and challenge," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters. "There is always a challenge in turnout in an off year, but it´s really dramatic this time." Lake was speaking a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Lake and Republican pollster Ed Goeas revealed results of a new George Washington University poll that showed GOP voter intensity in 2014 outpacing

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the

Busted! After promising ´no delay´ in
final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama
administration unveils new ´honor system´ *

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 12:51:26 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is prepared to give prospective Obamacare enrollees another half-month to signup for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov, treating the law´s March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality for Americans who claim they tried in earnest to sign up in time. During a March 12 congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that there would be no such extensions. ´Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?´ Brady asked. ´No, sir,´ she replied. On the same day, Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the

It´s time for White House to start sweating
over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 5:25:58 AM     Post Reply
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama´s health care law. And if the oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are any indication, it’s time for the White House to start sweating over a lawsuit that up until now has flown relatively below the radar. At issue in the case are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed
Because ‘People Are Not Educated
About How to Use the Internet’

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2014 1:47:46 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax. Asked about this “delay” in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay. He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because “people are not educated about how to use the internet.” “There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid insisted. “We had hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and

Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby
Lobby: ´What Right Do They Have
to Interfere With Medical
Decisions by Women?´

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Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,


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