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GOP Establishment Signals Primary Fight Against
Tea Party Favorite Mike Lee

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy

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Posted By:mikkins2, 10/27/2013 9:50:36 AM

On Tuesday, 79-year old Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), now serving his seventh term in the Senate, signaled that he and other members of the Republican establishment are likely to encourage a primary challenge to first term Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee upset former Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) in the 2010 Utah Republican primary convention in the Tea Party´s first major primary win over a Republican establishment politician. Hatch told the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio that "[i]t´s time now... for Lee and other tea party Republicans to be ´rehabilitated´ for refusing to pass a budget bill needed to keep the government operating

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Hatch and the rest of the Republican Establishment see Lee as a threat to end the Washington D.C. gravy train and will do anything to protect their little fiefdom.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh, 10/27/2013 10:00:54 AM     (No. 9584574)

Do it at your own risk, old man. You´re expendable too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/27/2013 10:05:03 AM     (No. 9584579)

Hey Orrin, ya might wanna ask Sen Bennett- Mike Lee has knocked over bigger men than you just GETTIN´ to a fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/27/2013 10:08:21 AM     (No. 9584583)

Hey Orrin, Mark Levin endorsed you and is sorry he did. I´ll bet he can´t wait for this fight, I know I can´t. This will be a cake walk.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/27/2013 10:08:22 AM     (No. 9584584)

You see...instead of working with us they drive us away.

These old used up farts can´t win without us yet they persist.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/27/2013 10:10:54 AM     (No. 9584586)

We´re going to need a sort of "extinction" among these elderly establishment GOP types. Hatch is saying that Lee "rocked the good ol´ boy boat" which apparently trumps the well-being of the country within the Senate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/27/2013 10:11:43 AM     (No. 9584588)

Yeah Mike. Wish I lived in Utah to be able to vote for you. Good luck Sir. Chicken Hatch needs to fly the coop Seems all he is able to accomplish in his later years is lay eggs.

PS Come on down to Texas and audition for the job. We certainly need a replacement for Cornyn.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Echohawk, 10/27/2013 10:16:19 AM     (No. 9584595)

As I recall, the Bennett family thought this seat was their seat. They were very much mistaken.
As Walt said to Hank, "Tread lightly."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/27/2013 10:16:59 AM     (No. 9584597)

[grin] Can´t you find anyone in Texas who will help you find a primary opponent for Senator Cornyn? I guess not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 10/27/2013 10:17:24 AM     (No. 9584598)

"seventh term" pretty much sums up the problem. In time, most all (i will exempt some, like ron paul)become "company men" and exist to support the company/government institution the work for

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/27/2013 10:21:12 AM     (No. 9584608)

Opportunity knocks! Calling all Senate RINOs - Please, please, pretty please endorse Mike Lee´s opponent. We need you to come out into the open where we can see you more clearly. Can´t wait for you to be on one side with Ted and Sarah standing on the other.

Please.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/27/2013 10:30:27 AM     (No. 9584624)

#4 is exactly right. Let´s see how well the Establishment Republicans do without the Tea Party- we gave you back control of the house and you have stabbed us in the back; we won´t be fooled again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/27/2013 10:32:09 AM     (No. 9584625)

Lee should be celebrated. Time for a new Republican-Conservative-Tea Party.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/27/2013 10:36:21 AM     (No. 9584632)

They ain´t called the Party of Stupid for nothing ..

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/27/2013 10:38:08 AM     (No. 9584636)

#10, Palin endorsed Hatch in 2012 against his Tea Party opponent, saying that Hatch was among the one percent of politicians she wanted to see re-elected. If she´s wise, she´ll stay out of this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/27/2013 10:38:44 AM     (No. 9584638)

Time for Hatch to retire. He´s stayed too long at the fair.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/27/2013 10:43:44 AM     (No. 9584647)

Orrin´s world is being shaken. He can no longer feel the
p o w e r. The game board has changed. Too late for him to be "rehabilitated."
I will enjoy seeing anyone he supports, defeated.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mws50, 10/27/2013 10:51:46 AM     (No. 9584661)

To augment #15s post:

Orrin Hatch, resign... for the good of our Nation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Kerryman, 10/27/2013 10:53:36 AM     (No. 9584664)

Bring it!!!!!

Semper Fi

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/27/2013 10:58:45 AM     (No. 9584670)

I remember that, #14. The endorsement came after Hatch sent her a gushy, toe-licking public Valentine. Michelle Malkin was furious and had a lot of questions about the Palin endorsement of Hatch.

But, Hatch needs to stay out of this particular situation.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/27/2013 11:10:31 AM     (No. 9584684)

If only they fought this hard against democrats.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/27/2013 11:11:08 AM     (No. 9584686)

Orrin Hatch?...You mean the same GOP Establishment guy who led the "fight" to put Ruth Bader Ginsburg on The United States Supreme Court and wrote the tribute song, "Headed Home," in memory of his beloved departed "frat brother," the late Senator Edward Moore Kennedy of Massachusetts?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/27/2013 11:12:05 AM     (No. 9584688)

It seems Hatch cannot stay out of this situation...although he will likely not endorse any opposition to Lee out of courtesy. Hatch speaks to conservatives like the minister who´s messing with your spouse.

And RINO Huntaman: "[y]ou don’t have ideological wack-jobs..." But political whack jobs are okay, right Mr. Ambassador?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/27/2013 11:12:52 AM     (No. 9584689)

During the last presidential primary campaign, we were told by his supporters that Mitt Romney was best because he was a Washington outsider. I´m their twisted logic, Gingrich and Santorum were Washington insiders. Yet when Orrin Hatch was challenged in the primary by Dan Liljenquist, a TEA party opponent who mirrored Mitt Romney in almost every other way, Romney endorsed Hatch and cut ads for him. Some Romney supporters broke with him and supported Liljenquist. Most remained silent. One even defended Romney by claiming we needed Washington insiders like Hatch despite having said the opposite for months.

Dan Liljenquist was a litmus test for the intellectual honesty and conservative consistency of Romney supporters, and most failed. (Palin uncharacteristically also got it wrong but for the right reasons, having been lulled Hatch´s camouflage support for a balanced budget amendment.)

Now the masks are falling and the GOP establishment is increasingly revealed as enemies of conservatism. It may be too late to vote Orrin Hatch and John McCain out of office. We´ll probably have to carry them out by the handles. But we can vote against their friends and support men like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/27/2013 11:13:29 AM     (No. 9584691)

Palin did endorse Hatch - just exactly like many other fine Americans. Her record of backing winners is still stellar. Hatch has PROVEN himself to be a self-serving little worm for many years. Why on earth Utah voters have been fooled this long is beyond me.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nimby, 10/27/2013 11:14:49 AM     (No. 9584692)

Nothing is more vile than the current establishment GOP. They eat their young. Case in point, the 79 year old Hatch!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/27/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9584701)

Time to have Hatch deploy his golden parachute. He´s definitely one of those Republicans funded by donations to Friends of Invertebrates.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/27/2013 11:42:00 AM     (No. 9584720)

I see the anti-Palin quilting bee has weighed in above, as they inevitably do. They misunderstand her so well.

Palin mistakenly believed Orrin Hatch was a balanced budget conservative when in fact he is a GOP establishment Republican reptile who assumes the colors of whatever political background he needs to in order to keep sunning himself on the rocks around capitol hill. In other words, she trusted the GOP establishment too much. It´s a mistake we are all learning not to make.

In the meantime, if you think Sarah´s going to "stay out of this," there are some mistakes you´ll soon learn not to make about her.

And us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 10/27/2013 11:43:20 AM     (No. 9584723)

I can´t believe how stupid and narrow minded the old guard is. Brings to mind the Bridge over the River Kwai. A third party would be suicide. We need to take over the Republican Party like the communists and Marxists took over the Democratic Party.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/27/2013 11:46:11 AM     (No. 9584725)

I could understand Palin endorsing McCain, he put her on the spot and she couldn´t very well back away from the man she publicly endorsed for president, but I´ve never, ever understood her support for Hatch.

I do hope she stays out of this one. At the very least, I expect her to support Lee. And if Hatch runs again, I would hope she wouldn´t let him put her on the spot in the McCain way. I wouldn´t put it past either one of them, though.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/27/2013 12:01:44 PM     (No. 9584743)

Hatch = 7 terms X 6 = 42 years. Our Founding Fathers served their term then went back to their farms and businesses.
It was never their intention to have politics become a career..where wealth is accumulated by "doing what´s best for me me " the People be darned.
Governemnt is corrupt. Term limits needed for ALL, including the Supreme Court, because they answer to NO ONE..no checks and balances. The Supreme Court is corrupted too.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/27/2013 12:14:04 PM     (No. 9584747)

´´... 79-year old Senator [insert any U.S. Senator here] (X-XX), now serving his seventh term in the Senate....´´

That should never - NOT EVER - be said about ANYONE. No normal, sane person should ever WANT that to be said about himself.

Being a senior out here in Real World is meaning less and less. Being a senior SENATOR should be outright criminal. It certainly is meaning less and less to ME.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pigop, 10/27/2013 12:16:29 PM     (No. 9584748)

We need to elect the likes of Cruzes and Lees and get rid of these RINOs that have been so entrenched in DC that they are causing grave damage to America and freedom.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/27/2013 12:20:27 PM     (No. 9584754)

Lee doesn´t have a primary opponent yet. This may all blow away when his home state reclaims him. I was surprised that his poll numbers in Utah are so bad, but Utahns aren´t stupid. They won´t throw out a smart senator for an unknown. Orrin Hatch may just be flashing his bonafides.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/27/2013 12:23:15 PM     (No. 9584758)

Orrin is a back stabbing traitor. Throw him off the committees onto the back bench corner.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/27/2013 12:25:13 PM     (No. 9584759)

Bumper Sticker: Down the Hatch.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: The Maggster, 10/27/2013 12:39:51 PM     (No. 9584776)

The GOP establishment is a tremendous disappointment. It seems we really do need term limits for both the Senate and House of Reps. If only we had more members of Congress with the integrity, tenacity, intelligence and love of America and Americans that Senator Mike Lee possesses. Shame on these egotistical old guys.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/27/2013 1:23:23 PM     (No. 9584813)

Bring it, Hatch!! With this, you have proven your allegiance, and your betrayal for power.

We will primary YOU, and send you home a failure and a fraud!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: LittleRedHen1, 10/27/2013 2:32:30 PM     (No. 9584882)

The contemptible Republican establishment ignores the obvious. Obama, who publicly said he would not negotiate with those who opposed him, was the major cause of the Government shutdown. He shut the Government down to preserve Obamacare, something that is incapable of working. A principal duty of the Congress is to not fund things that will not work. Mike Lee gets it. The Republican Establishment does not.

For those who do not know, software is a series of commands that reflect the clear goals and vision of the manager and management. Garbage In, Garbage Out.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/27/2013 3:06:09 PM     (No. 9584922)

My Dad is slightly older than Orrin Hatch, but much smarter. We took away his car keys. When is America going to take away Orrin´s right to help ruin the country?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/27/2013 3:08:43 PM     (No. 9584925)

They will fail.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: blizzard, 10/27/2013 6:44:50 PM     (No. 9585112)

I´m done with the GOP establishment. I will vote for the Tea Party candidate or the Libertarian candidate...only.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: redgrains, 10/27/2013 8:11:04 PM     (No. 9585207)


This old fool, Hatch, is still fomenting resentment and worse. Truly, Hatch will die an acknowledged fool for the defeat-Lee errand..
Sad, pathetic, small man.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ramona, 10/28/2013 4:46:18 PM     (No. 9586470)

I wonder if Poster #27 meant to type "anti-Palin guilting bee" - just wonderin´!
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/28/2013 8:00:34 PM     (No. 9586820)

Not one of us has ever claimed Sarah to be the perfect Won...as some do claim for our current pResident. We do know Sarah stands tall, loves her country and is certainly ready to call out any adversary. She may have endorsed losers Hatch and McCain, but she was right on ´target´ when she saw the shining light in Ted Cruz. It took many months of soul searching to forgive her for the McCain acknowledgment, and though forgiven, it will never be forgotten. How she deals with the Rube in the future will be interesting indeed. A study in human nature.

So perfect or not, she is the mainstay of the Conservative party. As are countless others who stand with her

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A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

Al Sharpton´s Secret Work
As FBI Informant

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Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 2:00:17 PM     Post Reply
When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
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Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

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Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
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The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn´t ´
expand´ Obamacare, we repealed a piece

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Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site´s lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law. The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law´s health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained. "Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans´ larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families


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