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Did the Obama administration
know Healthcare.gov would fail?

Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon

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Posted By:FlyRight, 10/19/2013 10:49:14 AM

The British multinational in charge of processing Obamacare paper applications received a hefty contract boost just days before Healthcare.gov’s disastrous roll-out, a sign that the Obama administration may have expected serious problems with the website.The Business of Federal Technology (FCW) reports that on Sept. 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increased their planned payout to Serco’s U.S. subsidiary by 75 percent, adding an extra $87 million to the $114 million promised for processing initial Obamacare enrollment applications.The contract documents do not explain the last-minute infusion of federal dollars, and neither Serco nor CMS would disclose why the


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/19/2013 10:56:00 AM     (No. 9572524)

This time.....This time the MSM,the spying of the NSA, Google and Yahoo and the secreted overseas donations are unable to rescue Obama.

What is more, Cruz made sure that the republicans emphatically did not want any part of Obamacare.

Whats a WON to do???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 10/19/2013 11:07:25 AM     (No. 9572542)

What the Obama administration does not know is a vast, vast, universe.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 10/19/2013 11:10:20 AM     (No. 9572545)

The naked truth:

The website has failed---

The entire Obamacare has failed--

And President Obama has failed---

And most of all the people who voted him in have failed!!!!!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 10/19/2013 11:14:48 AM     (No. 9572552)

The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported that Serco, which stands to gain as much as $1.2 billion through a series of application-processing contracts with the Health and Human Services Department, is under investigation for serious fraud in its native United Kingdom.

So this White House hires a company with, to say the least, a dubious reputation, to fix something the White House broke? Well, color me aghast at such incompetence. In fact, color me purple with outrage over the rapidly-piling-up list of incompetent endeavors we taxpayers are paying for.

I do think O & Co. planned this to fail so that they could then scrap it and go directly for single-payer under the rubric of simplifying it "for the people".

What does Mr. Bordelon mean by asking if they knew it would fail? Of course they knew it. And if they didn´t, the stratospheric level of cognitive dissonance coming out of this White House is more than shocking. It´s criminal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: el zopilote, 10/19/2013 11:14:58 AM     (No. 9572553)

My take is that Obama knows exactly what
he´s doing. He´s not incompetent at all,
he has Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod
telling him what to do. Its part of the
overall scheme to bring collapse so
they and their Marxist collaborators
can rebuild the country the way they

We better hope that the Republicans keep
the House and hopefully win the Senate
or we will be, most assuredly, screwed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sal, 10/19/2013 11:26:42 AM     (No. 9572564)

7.3 percent unemployment in the US and no American jobs could be ´created or saved´? Hmmmmmm, mmmm, mmm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/19/2013 11:31:01 AM     (No. 9572576)

The way things are going #2, I think it is more like a gigantic ´black hole´, the kind that sucks in and destroys everything in its wake.

Since mortals can´t control them, it will eventually suck its creator Obama in with the rest of us.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 10/19/2013 11:31:42 AM     (No. 9572578)

Do the LoFos know it failed? I don´t think so

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Reply 9 - Posted by: F16 guy, 10/19/2013 11:46:23 AM     (No. 9572605)

I believe it was, as is, designed to fail.

The long term goal is to offer a plan that´s hard to access, hard to enroll, and hard to maintain.

A "broken" system would then need a "fix," and the solution would HAVE to be SINGLE PAYER-a one-size-fits-all program requiring EVERYONE to sign up for government health care.

It´s a plan right out of RULES FOR RADICALS, and the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Mark my words !

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/19/2013 12:17:42 PM     (No. 9572658)

The liberals and progressives have to break the US healthcare insurance system before they can fix it. At this stage of the game Obama is doing what he said he would do, redistributing taxpayer´s money to the "community" and at the same time is promulgating all sorts of rules and regulations designed to put the health care insurance companies out of business.

There will never be a government run single payer socialized health care system in the USA that "EVERYONE" must recive their health care through, as if such a system is ever established there will always be a first class private health care system for the elites and the rich and famous who can pay for their own health care, and that is going to include an awful lot of the liberals and progressives who were behind the socialized government run health care system for everyone else.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/19/2013 12:26:22 PM     (No. 9572674)

I am sure Obama never intended that the insurance companies get a fair shake. He may well have known it would be unworkable and that he could then claim single payer would cure it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/19/2013 12:51:08 PM     (No. 9572710)

Why would anyone that pays for their insurance not purchase one that meets their needs directly from an internet insurance company portal? Why purchase one with benefits required, but not needed, from a government exchange? That leaves only medicaid and pre-existing condition people on the government exchanges, who will get a subsidy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/19/2013 1:05:37 PM     (No. 9572730)

#4 speaks to SERCO - this indeed is a company of dubious reputation - their name has come up before in connection to Obama and ?Soros - must repeat research on them. Poster is also on point that this health insurance website was designed to fail to hasten single payer government controlled health services - don´t be fooled by pretty words - this is yet another disaster rolling over us.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/19/2013 1:11:23 PM     (No. 9572740)

Try checking out the reviews for Serco at GlassDoor.com (or any other company you want to check.). Order the review results by date so you can get the latest first. The following url should take you straight to the reviews by date:


Serco´s results are abysmal. Mr A says there´s a call center run by Serco not far from his office and the workers look "downtrodden," to say the least. They sit outside a lot, smoking cigarettes. When they go to or from the building, A says, they drag like they´re totally exhausted and depressed.

Read the locations of the 35 employees who gave their views, bearing in mind that for a good many English isn´t their first language. Seems like all the employees in India are working at call centers.

As for the techies who wrote reviews, Mr. A was employed by a local software company with very similar reviews. It almost killed him while he was trying to find another job to escape the toxic environment.

If this company´s workers are handling the call center part, it´s no wonder there´s such tangled chaos with the application process.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/19/2013 1:18:47 PM     (No. 9572744)

More to the point, did they CARE? The obvious answer is a resounding "NO!".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mossley, 10/19/2013 1:35:57 PM     (No. 9572762)

I think this is where Obama´s arrogance and narcissism is going to finally come back and bite him. He wanted this done and that´s all he cared about. He´s under the impression that if he wants something, he´ll get it. Reality is this was a foul up from early on. Nothing was done about it, because Obama wanted it, therefore it would appear. He lacks any executive experience or ability, so he cannot fix it.

As for the idea this was done deliberately to make single-payer come to be: some may have wanted that, but I think the reality is going to be that people are going to see how badly the government screwed this up, and will never agree to let them have more control.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: vikmac, 10/20/2013 12:01:18 AM     (No. 9573256)

With so many Americans out of work, why do we need to hire Canadians and Brits????

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Reply 18 - Posted by: steveW, 10/20/2013 2:00:51 AM     (No. 9573294)

I can´t tell if this is a documentary, or some kind of satire of sorts.. the part about "Democrat strategist" seems real enough.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: strike3, 10/20/2013 2:48:52 AM     (No. 9573320)

Did the Obama admin. know that the Chevy Volt would become the next Ford Edsel? Of course they did. That´s why they tried to smear Toyota and that´s why they forced the taxpayers to buy a fleet of junk for government workers, junk on which nobody but delusional college professors could possibly want to spend forty thousand dollars.

Green boondoggles and pipe dreams are barry Obama´s specialty. If obamacare had been successful, it would put little barry in the history books as the underclass hero who created universal health care. If it had failed, which it did, he could always blame it on the republicans, which he did.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 4freedom, 10/20/2013 6:38:41 AM     (No. 9573368)

I´m sure they got some kind of plan cooked up to blame the Republicans.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/20/2013 7:01:40 AM     (No. 9573377)

How about skipping ahead to the end game: One World Government, with Zippy in charge?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/20/2013 7:08:21 AM     (No. 9573383)

I´m not sure this administration knows anything other than how to screw us over.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/20/2013 7:44:01 AM     (No. 9573425)

I am beginning to suspect - just suspect that Ted Cruz might be crazy like a fox. The easiest course for 0bama to help his 2014 chances was to postpone the implementation in return for raising of the debt ceiling till 2015. Sen. Cruz might have goaded him and Jarrett into making it a prestige point and lock themselves into this disaster. Time will tell..

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/20/2013 7:51:05 AM     (No. 9573431)

Gee I can´t wait to sign up and see what a sweet deal Dear Leader has ready for me. I hope the website is fixed by next year. Let´s make it a New Year´s wish! We don´t want to be in trouble with the IRS, lol.

Maybe if they just went to paper their troubles would be resolved. Then the Feds could award a ridiculous contract to a paper manufacturer and embezzle some more money. We could sign up at the post office or when we vote(while reality is fresh on their/our minds).

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Reply 25 - Posted by: uno, 10/20/2013 8:49:50 AM     (No. 9573508)

If I wanted America to fail, I wouldn´t change a thing.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/20/2013 8:55:20 AM     (No. 9573509)

I think it wold be hazardous for any messenger to deliver bad news to Obama and most of his political appointees. Therefore I think the answer to this question is No and Yes. The people at the top did not know because they chose to be willfully ignorant. The mid and upper level career people knew and generally kept their mouths shut as they considered other personal alternatives.

Note that applications by federal employees seeking retirement have skyrocketed on 2013. The smartest worker bees often leave sick organizations before most outsiders can see the rot.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: coyote, 10/20/2013 8:56:31 AM     (No. 9573511)

Obama is not a programmer or a information services administrator, so he would not, left to his own knowledge, understand that things were going bad. Still, there are plenty of persons in this program that have the necessary understanding to know that the software and computer systems would not function. He is responsible for this fiasco as the man in charge. The ACA is flawed not only in administration, it has economic flaws that will become apparent in the future.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/20/2013 9:02:03 AM     (No. 9573516)

Face it, Obama´s army can barely use a Smart Phone. The people who can use an online system want no part of Obamacare.

I´ve stated elsewhere that we are in the "freeloader" signup period. That requires face to face community organizers. They will fill out the forms, apply for subsidies and check the appropriate Democrat registration boxes. All the mark will have to do is to scribble their name at the bottom.

Al Capone wouldn´t have been so brazen.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Arby, 10/20/2013 9:37:46 AM     (No. 9573560)

And the question is--did Fauxbama´s administration know that they were on a course to fail?

Yes, certainly.

Next question: Did they care?

No, of course not.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Submariner, 10/20/2013 9:54:07 AM     (No. 9573589)

Many are saying that Obama and his adminisation know exactly what they are doing and this is part of some grand scheme to destroy the country. I disagree. This is exactly the behavior of people who associate only with those who are like minded - unchallenged and unprepared.

"Stupid" decisions are usually made under duress, and the Adminisation is in the middle of a forest fire of their naiive making,

There are two things that are dooming Obamacare: a systemic failure and a structural failure. Systemic: I have been in the Federal IT market since 1992 and have seen no small number of IT systems rolled out into abject failure. These are due to the nature of the Federal procurement process and to the unnatural measurement metrics of federal program offices. Structural: Obamacare is nothing more that the Ponzi scheme Social Security system made much more immediate. And obvious.

These are the schemes of people who´s ideas are unchallenged.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: papasparky, 10/20/2013 10:30:08 AM     (No. 9573638)

Obama failures are beginning to pile up like flakes in a Lake Erie snow storm, What´s next, a failure similar to the kind Wanda Sykes wished upon Rush Limbaugh?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jlw509, 10/20/2013 10:35:34 AM     (No. 9573643)

Paying more and getting less while having no choice in the matter is "affordable"? And "reform"?

Only a certain caliber of mental incompetence can say that making things worse is an improvement.

But like the other astute L-dotters, I conclude that the Obamunists actually choreographed this entire stage full of collapsing dancers with broken legs, so they could "save us" with single-payer.

Which was the idea all along.

"Good news comrades, the monthly chocolate ration will be increased from 25 grams to 20 grams! Cheers to our glorious leader. "

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/20/2013 10:58:19 AM     (No. 9573690)

Hang on ..

.. a Canadian company screwed up the web-design and a British company handles the paperwork?


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/20/2013 11:25:40 AM     (No. 9573769)

Doing a bit of research and it seems that there is a Serco North American subsidiary of the main company and its CEO is Ed Casey, who appears to be an American. Note the qualifiers. The way the material reads leads me to believe those responsible for the fiasco, debacle, disaster, fustercluck, call it what you want, are Americans.

Here´s a message from Casey: "Taking Pride in the Jobs We Do." Just a sec, have to clean the coffee off the screen. Okay, with a dry mouth and no more spurts of coffee, I give you the link to Ed Casey´s message:


Lots of info on this home site--go for it, see if you can find some more words of wisdom.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/20/2013 11:46:21 AM     (No. 9573811)

Correction: it´s not Serco´s home site because that´s listed under


Still good info, though--you´ll probably want to read both. Seems the company got going by buying RCA.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: starboard, 10/20/2013 12:07:23 PM     (No. 9573843)

Obama has been shooting from the hip since day one...with the help of the media. The stack of failed decisions have been accumulating, and the spinning has helped him skate thus far. However, the media will not be able to wash this one clean. Obamacare is exactly how Max Baucus described it will be... a train wreck. This is Obama´s equivalent to the Blue Dress.

The only thing Obama is good at is reading a devisive speech about the Tea Party or blaming Bush. That´s it. I don´t give him credit for much else. The word Amateur describes him perfectly.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: trapper, 10/20/2013 12:22:35 PM     (No. 9573867)

LOTS of money can be made from failure ... IF you know it´s coming ... or if you have actually arranged it.

I understand Meyer Wolfsheim was recently spotted exiting the White House.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/20/2013 12:45:12 PM     (No. 9573892)

#30 - I´m right there with you! Ever heard of RCAS?? Government had banks upon banks of AIDA coders writing scripts to creat what amounted to MS Office sitting on a Unix platform. We (the folks writing and illustrating the training) would go home and fire up Outlook to get in touch with others all the while shaking our heads at what we were creating at work. Oh, yeah, on top of that, the General´s Secretary had editorial control of the training text over the folks with Master´s Degrees in Instructional Design.

Don´t even get me started on this, with an Oracle DBA and years of software development with the gubment I could have developed, written, tested and deployed with a few colleagues in a miniscule amount of time and money.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: mamabear, 10/20/2013 12:50:03 PM     (No. 9573896)

#33 My thoughts exactly. What the heck is (really) going on here?????? :-(

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Reply 40 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/20/2013 1:01:12 PM     (No. 9573905)

I don´t really know if they knew it would fail this badly. There are just people who are totally incompetent.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/20/2013 3:52:47 PM     (No. 9574113)

Vladimir Lennin said that socialized medicine is the keystone to a socialist state. Obama is trying his best to collapse the system and then come riding to the rescue with single payer. The rest of his socialist agenda will be a breeze after we realize we owe our very existence to the state.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: larryp, 10/20/2013 7:05:00 PM     (No. 9574291)

I think it is single-payer all the way. Vintage Cloward-Piven to slam the system with overload and crack it.
then people are supposed to holler "stop, we give up" fix the system any you want".
we are just flat out not going to have any health care available to us. Kiss yr HMO, doc, plan good bye.
If we are near a border ,there are going to have to be Healthcare ´Maquiladoras" where there are hosps and labs and nurses and PT and all US trained good ones. And if not near a border there are going to have to be Healthcare UnderGround Rairoads or Speak easys...do a clandestine subscription thing Or like script.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/20/2013 11:00:50 PM     (No. 9574523)

I have come to the conclusion that 0 is pushing all these failures on us t ush us to the point of revolt, then he will declare martial law, take our guns, and we are toast. But some will go out shooting.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lana720, 10/21/2013 2:04:09 AM     (No. 9574640)

Anyone who visits a dot gov site is being data mined and tracked.
A bit off topic, as for Glenn Beck being prophetic on a lot of issues, he is. Deal with it. No wonder some people think he´s been marginalized.

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Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Russian government concealed key information on one of the killers that might have thwarted the attack, a new report charges.Kremlin officials intercepted a phone conversation in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed Islamic jihad with his mother, but they withheld the information from the FBI, according to the U.S. inspector general report that comes as the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches. Had the FBI been privy to the red-flag phone call, it would have prompted the bureau to take an extensive look at Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. “Had they known what the

Obama looks to close wage gap while
paying female staffers less than men
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 8:03:08 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to

Dark markets may be more harmful
than high-frequency trading
Reuters, by John McCrank    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

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Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

Why Does Nation Tolerate A
Habitual Liar As President?

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Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 2:10:54 PM     Post Reply
Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It´s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied "most of

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

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