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Analysis: IT experts question
architecture of Obamacare website

Reuters, by Sharon Begley

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Posted By:FlyRight, 10/7/2013 7:43:23 AM

Days after the launch of the federal government´s Obamacare website, millions of Americans looking for information on new health insurance plans were still locked out of the system even though its designers scrambled to add capacity.Government officials blame the persistent glitches on an overwhelming crush of users - 8.6 million unique visitors by Friday - trying to visit the HealthCare.gov website this week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw development of the site, declined to make any of its IT experts available for interviews. CGI Group Inc, the Canadian contractor that built HealthCare.gov, is "declining to comment

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/7/2013 7:58:31 AM     (No. 9553795)

Clearly, this problem is due to the intransigence of Republicans and Ted Cruz in particular. All central planning, top down, big government schemes would work if it just wasn´t for conservative criticism.

Darn the luck !

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 10/7/2013 8:01:10 AM     (No. 9553800)

It took Barry´s people about 4 years just to Photoshop a birth certificate. They can´t be expected to do something this massive in that same amount of time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/7/2013 8:03:58 AM     (No. 9553802)

FTA:"the Canadian contractor that built HealthCare.gov,"

Let´s start with that, I wasn´t aware that we had a shortage of companies capable of doing this work in the USA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/7/2013 8:07:36 AM     (No. 9553808)

Another great example of why the private healthcare system should be destroyed so the government can run all of healthcare. And the stupid people would still go along after this disaster. It boggles the mind on why people are not marching in the streets!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 10/7/2013 8:09:40 AM     (No. 9553812)

"spokeswoman Linda Odorisio." In Spanglish, does that mean Very Bad Smell?

Again they are blaming the IT people. Chances are the specifications they got from the US Government are of the same quality as the 10,000 page monstrosity that was written in haste for this clustercluck of a law. It will be weeks until they get it working and I´m loving every minute of it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 10/7/2013 8:19:20 AM     (No. 9553825)

In the meantime, Drudge gets over 20 million hits A DAY!

This is just more proof of the incompetence of our federal government. Our clueless libtards "think" the government is smart enough to handle our medical care...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mainelysane, 10/7/2013 8:26:40 AM     (No. 9553837)

"Blame Canada!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mainelysane, 10/7/2013 8:29:37 AM     (No. 9553843)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOR38552MJA

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wwsweet, 10/7/2013 8:33:55 AM     (No. 9553850)

Speaking of Drudge, there´s a headline today from CNN: "Journalism students get news from CBS, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, NYT -- and Jon Stewart."
My suggestion is that henceforth all state schools -- colleges, universities, community colleges -- should be defunded until half their journalism faculties are conservative. Especially in states whose governors are Republican. Boars-of-Regents shuld be given notice.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wwsweet, 10/7/2013 8:36:45 AM     (No. 9553854)

...that was meant to be -- Boards-of-Regents should be given notice.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stencil, 10/7/2013 8:41:37 AM     (No. 9553858)

Architecture

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wtm, 10/7/2013 8:42:01 AM     (No. 9553859)

Put the blame for all this where it belongs.

Call it "Barry Cading" !!!!

(And pass it on to your friends)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jar, 10/7/2013 8:50:51 AM     (No. 9553872)

No wonder no one will tell us "how many people have signed up for Obamacare." Looks like the number could be zero.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rusino, 10/7/2013 8:51:10 AM     (No. 9553873)

FIASCO !!!!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/7/2013 9:03:00 AM     (No. 9553885)

I´m not an IT expert, but I question it simply because I know its source.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 10/7/2013 9:10:34 AM     (No. 9553891)

"It´s a bug in the system, a coding problem," said Jyoti Bansal, chief executive of AppDynamics, a San Francisco-based company that builds products that monitor websites and identify problems.

It´s a "bug". Is the term "bug" being used in the same trivial way that someone dying from cancer has a "bug"?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/7/2013 9:13:59 AM     (No. 9553895)

So when are we going to hear again about those evil corporations who outsource and send jobs overseas? Doesn´t the fact that they chose a non-U.S. company make the administration evil? At least HHS Sec Sebelius?

And could some of the Republicans make a point of bringing up the point about the non-U.S. company? And that the reason for hiring them in the first place is because they want the U.S. system to be like the Canadians?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/7/2013 9:16:35 AM     (No. 9553899)

The results are everything we have come to expect from years of goobernment operations. Please name one new goobernment program done in the last 20 years that has even come close to working. Why should this be any different?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jglas, 10/7/2013 9:23:30 AM     (No. 9553906)

Well then the solution is simple. Just upgrade the internet system in the US to fiber optics increasing the speed orders of magnitude. Then provide all users with much more powerful computers and add hundreds or thousands of servers to all the US agencies involved in exchanging information. Problem solved. It might cost a trillion or two but what the hey, just increase the debt ceiling however much it takes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 10/7/2013 9:23:45 AM     (No. 9553907)

There is a website that every day accommodates millions upon millions of people playing the most intricate, real-time, cash money, interactive game on earth - and it does it without a glitch. The game is poker and the site is "Party Poker."

Of course, here in the "land of the free" our Government, in it´s vast wisdom, has banned Americans from using Party Poker and others like it. They were not getting their payof..., er, cut.

Just one small example of entrepreneurial enterprise and Capitalism versus Socialism. Socialism loses every time - except in Washington, DC.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: janjan, 10/7/2013 9:25:17 AM     (No. 9553911)

Boehner is offering Obama a lifeline on this fiasco. These web applications were badly designed, never load tested, and likely will not be operational for weeks. The government wants to manage our health care but cannot competently get a website up and running in 3 1/2 years. And Obama wants to compare this to Apple? If they spent 3 1/2 years developing a piece of crap product heads would be rolling.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/7/2013 9:34:08 AM     (No. 9553921)

Monkeys with typewriters cannot a book write.

It´s as simple as that.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: joew9, 10/7/2013 9:41:28 AM     (No. 9553942)

When the government does something they act as if there is an unlimited supply of money. I would bet this project has been made precarious by project creep. "Just add this one more feature" when said ten times can jeopardize the project. When said hundreds of times like is typical of government projects, it destroys the project.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kono, 10/7/2013 9:47:32 AM     (No. 9553959)

#17 - That´s a reasonable point of confusion.

The term "bug" was originally coined in reference to the nuisance of moths getting into the arrays of vacuum tubes and shorting-out early computers. Over subsequent decades, silicon chips supplanted the tubes as the switching elements, making them much faster, longer-lived, and more bug-resistant.

During that time, use of the term "bug" evolved away from incidental hardware failures to system design flaws that produce unwanted or unpredictable program results. Nowadays, software circles treat "bug" simply as the opposite of "feature"...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/7/2013 10:05:53 AM     (No. 9553983)

He went to Canada for the design because most programmers in this country would have blown the whistle long ago.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 10/7/2013 10:12:23 AM     (No. 9553996)

Reply #5 and #24 are right on the mark. Back in the ´60s, in the early days of computing and before I found my true calling, I worked for 2 Fortune 50 companies designing and installing their new, super expensive computer systems. The biggest problems, hands down, was always in the specifications and dealing with change after change after the spec was signed off on.

Nine times out of ten, the people that put together the spec were not capable of even telling us what they wanted. We would tell them over and over, them most often being senior executive staff, that once coding started it would be very difficult to go back and start changing things because the system is being built one piece top of another. In one ear and out the other. Try telling an Executive VP of a major company that his brilliant new idea was downright stupid.

Same with this Government. Being the smartest and most honest Government ever, it is inconceivable that they could ever be wrong - about anything. They probably went to Canada because nobody in this Country would take on the job.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/7/2013 10:22:22 AM     (No. 9554012)

A Canadian Co. built it? I guess this goes along with redistribution of wealth, only Barry has a new program of outsourcing IT resources to other countries. After all, you can´t build a massive architecture with part-time employees. Once again, he´s waived another law (Buy American Act).

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Reply 28 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 10/7/2013 10:26:05 AM     (No. 9554021)

If its a "coding problem", then what they are saying between the lines is the entire system is flawed. Like poster #27 said, the people that wrote the software have to write it within the parameters given to them by executives that no absolutely nothing about the complexities of relationships you build from one piece of information to the next. I would not be surprised if this software was "fatally flawed", that meaning that it will never work properly unless rewritten from the ground up. This happens more than you think, I´ve been in the middle of such a mess before, a database was handed to me to basically run a government agency with. The database was designed and written by people that knew absolutely nothing about the actual agency, we tried to work with it, ended up scrapping it and starting from scratch. With a project the size of barrycare they can keep fixing "glitches" until the end of time, but it will never work properly I´ll bet without a complete ground up rewrite.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/7/2013 10:30:45 AM     (No. 9554036)

There is another layer to this madness. Software designers NEVER make mistakes. That´s by definition. They are brilliant people and their code is always perfect.

And when the poor, benighted users come up with example after example of malfunctions, it´s obviously because the users are doing something wrong. It takes incredible pressure and months to straighten it all out because, as I said, software designers NEVER make mistakes.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/7/2013 10:34:58 AM     (No. 9554046)

Just plain GIGO (garbage in garbage out), a computer term that fits the Obama Misadministration precisely.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: novakid, 10/7/2013 10:43:50 AM     (No. 9554064)

Another example of what happens when the Inmates are put in charge of the Asylum.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/7/2013 11:07:51 AM     (No. 9554121)

When government is in charge of an enterprise, the enterprise will be pathetically inefficient, outrageously costly and extremely corrupt. It will be cronyism on steroids.

Thus, the eternal phrase: "Not bad for gov´ment work."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/7/2013 11:10:21 AM     (No. 9554124)

It´s all Bush´s fault.

(Just ask Obama).

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Reply 34 - Posted by: OhMy, 10/7/2013 11:15:12 AM     (No. 9554131)

Miss Nancy told us we would have to pass the law to find out what is in it. We still haven´t found this out till the programmers code it. They are the ones that have to pin down all the vagaries of the 2000+ page bill. This and the insanity of collecting so much information to social engineer everyone´s behaviour explains the problem! Look at the blizzard of Java code that is triggered when you apply. The servers DDOS themselves in their normal operation.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Marzon, 10/7/2013 11:21:34 AM     (No. 9554146)

This was predictable. After all, they have spent over a decade and countless billions to upgrade the FAA computer systems and I think they are still working on getting the "bugs" out of that.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/7/2013 11:23:03 AM     (No. 9554150)

Perhaps someone was able to insert a stuxnet virus into this monstrosity?
Is this similar to the exposure of the global warming scam through posting on a Russian server the emails of CRU Phil Jones and Penn States Michael Mann and how they falsified the data, sabotaged the work of anyone exposing them and LIED to continue the Global Warming scam?
Lame Cherry may be on to something.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/7/2013 11:36:30 AM     (No. 9554169)

Why is it even up and running at all? Its the only part of the government that is not funded.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/7/2013 12:06:48 PM     (No. 9554206)

I´m in enthusiastic agreement with those who say this software will likely need to be scrapped and rebuilt from the ground up, taking months and millions of dollars at a minimum.

If the bill is passed guaranteeing that federal employees will receive pay for hours furloughed, those employees are now on paid vacation, and most will not be (seriously) clamoring for an end to the furlough.

That is a perfect storm. The stories will continue to accumulate of website failures, incorrectly recorded data, etc. Like it or not, the major media will be forced to cover the facts accurately.

The longer the Republicans hold out, passing the bills that will open the National Parks, fund cancer research, restart the Amber Alert site, etc., the more the stories will go in favor of the Tea Party ideals.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: comstock, 10/7/2013 12:28:56 PM     (No. 9554246)

Back in the 70´s I was a Test Engineer for a company that was developing computerized supermarket checkout systems. When we completed a software upgrade we would set up a mock supermarket checkout line and test it. The final test would occur when we called the temp help agency and told them to send us 15 of the dumbest people they had. They would argue to send us the best they had, and we would insist on dumb ones.

We trained them, put them to work checking out baskets of groceries and watched for problems. We called it the "Gorilla Test."

I guess we´re all gorillas now.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 10/7/2013 1:12:28 PM     (No. 9554313)

Bottom line, no real testing took place. If it had the list of defects would have been known.

Had the list of defects been known, Odumbo would have taken the offer of the House for a year delay in OdumboCare. They would have also taken the Medical equipment tax as well.

They then would have had until December 15 to hash out the budget, and a year to fix defects. Now the systems operators will have to try Hot Fixes which never work. They generally break something else and the analyst start chasing their tails.

But, DearReader let his ego rule they day. Besides, Gates did not test their MS OS applications and got away with it. Why not the I one?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/7/2013 1:39:57 PM     (No. 9554364)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw development of the site, declined to make any of its IT experts available for interviews.

Okay. This means Obama´s DHHS IT experts are responsible; this should be called Barrycoding.

I´d like to see a bit of Barryceding.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 10/7/2013 2:34:41 PM     (No. 9554457)

I think it was designed to not work, as all of Obamacare is designed to not work. Its purpose from the start was to disrupt and dismantle the greatest health care system in the world, insert chaos, and then go straight to single payer government healthcare.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: darrel.howell, 10/7/2013 2:56:09 PM     (No. 9554500)

3 days from now:
"OK we got the money, doesn´t matter about sticker shock anymore. Plug the servers back in!"

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/7/2013 3:21:30 PM     (No. 9554558)

I´m coming with a tinfoil hat reply. I wonder if it was just downloading to multiple sites that will then record our healthcare info to multiple users for multiple uses????

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 10/7/2013 7:25:27 PM     (No. 9554855)

Did the fools actually think people were going to filter in gradually over a month or so? I still can´t decide if the regime is evil, completely out of tough with reality, or just plain stupid.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 10/7/2013 10:07:17 PM     (No. 9555057)

If they need more processing power they should use the NSA server farms.

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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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