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Democrats Up in 2014 Vent Their
Obamacare Anger in White House
Meeting (Updated)

Roll Call, by Stephen Dennis

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Posted By:FlyRight, 11/7/2013 6:49:59 AM

President Barack Obama heard an earful at the White House Wednesday from Senate Democrats running for re-election next year who are fuming about the Affordable Care Act’s rocky rollout.During a two-hour meeting that was not on the president’s public schedule, the president met with 15 Senate Democrats facing the voters next year, as well as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska issued a release after the meeting torching the administration. “It is simply unacceptable for Alaskans to bear the brunt of the Administration’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 11/7/2013 6:58:47 AM     (No. 9602414)

More kabuki theater? The dems swept this last election (and yes, I´m including christie in that). This country lost its way, I think forever, in the 2012 election. The republicans are incapable of offering an alternative to the lunatics in the dem party, they have decided to emulate them. And why not? They get all the goodies while remaining gutless cowards.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 11/7/2013 7:03:22 AM     (No. 9602417)

Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska you voted for the bill, without reading or understanding it. you got what you voted for.

You and your fellow democrats need to enjoy your cr*p sandwich.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 11/7/2013 7:04:26 AM     (No. 9602419)

Not to worry... Barry the Campaigner has got just what you need... more Barry! Just take your ObamaCare hit and enjoy the ride.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/7/2013 7:08:14 AM     (No. 9602421)

Oh, please. You guys wanted this. You begged, you bribed, and you pushed this abomination through in the dead of night and now you have buyer´s remorse? Excuse me a moment while I attempt to repair my I Don´t Give A Darn meter. What a bunch of whining hypocrites. This is YOUR baby. It was YOUR responsibility to read and understand the law you were so eager to push down our throats. It was YOUR responsibility to make sure the rollout was successful. You couldn´t pick up the phone and check on it, the most comprehensive piece of legislation in the history of this country? Please. You may fool your constituents but you fool no thinking person. The ONLY concern is for your own sorry policital career. If you were concerned about the people you represent you would have done your due diligence and at the very least READ the bill. Actions have consequences and you are about to experience that in spades first hand.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wildwood, 11/7/2013 7:08:48 AM     (No. 9602422)

What´s most despicable is that the only Leftists rising up to protest the abhorrent treatment of citizens are the ones who are UP FOR REELECTION. Translation: When it´s in our own self interest, we might do something.

Most appalling was Harkin´s comment that it´s a matter of civic responsibility for old people to pay maternity fees.

Where does that train stop with that excuse?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 11/7/2013 7:19:34 AM     (No. 9602439)

Tis a pity the senators, both democrats AND republicans in Washington, are not as intense about protecting the general welfare of America as they are in their own reelections.

Truly, the chambers of congress in Washington, which are filled with empty suits, can be compared to carbuncles filled with pus.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 11/7/2013 7:24:37 AM     (No. 9602445)

No, #2. WE got what he voted for. HE got a government subsidy to pay for this atrocity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/7/2013 7:38:48 AM     (No. 9602466)

The website is the tip of the iceberg. If it ever becomes fully functional you will be hearing the outraged roar from every corner of the country. Even the new Medicaid enrollees who will now get their healthcare courtesy of the taxpayers will find themselves searching for a doctor who will see them - even hundreds of miles from home. This ain´t over.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 11/7/2013 7:42:50 AM     (No. 9602470)

These dimocrat punks aren´t worried about anything except their reelection. It´s certainly not this disaster of a law.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/7/2013 7:54:24 AM     (No. 9602486)

As bad as the Obamacare debacle has been and will be for the Democrats, and for the country, it will indeed get worse. Just as the Democrats are headed for a crushing defeat, the cavalry is about to rush in at the very last minute and save them. Who am I talking about? Hillary? No. The Republicans.

The Republicans have been mesmerized and wined and dined by the crony capitalist lobby to swoop in and be ready to give the Democrats a permanent, unbeatable majority by granting amnesty (and unquestioned voting rights) to about 30,000,000 new voters. Breathtakingly stupid doesn´t begin to describe the Stupid Party.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/7/2013 7:59:13 AM     (No. 9602493)

Was Kay Hagan (NC, D) there? Because she sure won´t show her face ANYWHERE in NC. In the runup to the Obamacare cram down, Hagan held no town halls, and made very few public appearances. She shows up at union shops, teachers meetings, but that´s about it. But she still has time for her Lord and Savior, Barack Hussein.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 11/7/2013 7:59:49 AM     (No. 9602495)

Phony theatrics and typical politician´s CYA.

This is the Democrats´ bill - lock, stock and barrel.

THEY didn´t read it; THEY voted for it; THEY defended it it... all the way up to the point where the TRUTH about this Socialist monstrosity started to affect their re-election and suddenly now all the faux indignation.

The only saving grace for the Democrats is that Republicans are equally despicable.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Deedo, 11/7/2013 8:52:56 AM     (No. 9602584)

I cannot recall a single moment where the Republicans made any effort to support Obamacare. Not a single republican voted for it, and the House have passed dozens of votes to repeal it (none of which was allowed to proceed in the Senate by Reid of course).

I´m not sure what those with withering criticism of the republicans want them to do that they haven´t done. The talk of amnesty for illegals by republicans certainly deserves withering criticism, but my $0.02 is that its not deserved when it comes to the GOP re: Obamacare.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Namma, 11/7/2013 8:54:24 AM     (No. 9602587)

must be re-election time..the dems motto.....promise the voters anything..then give them what WE want.....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/7/2013 8:55:08 AM     (No. 9602590)

Translation: There is no problem no matter how much difficulty it causes citizens as long as democrats don´t have to face the votes and explain it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: M2, 11/7/2013 9:10:38 AM     (No. 9602614)

This article tells me that those Democrats are ONLY concerned about extending the time allowed to citizens to sign up without penalty. There seems also to be some concern about security problems.

But not a word about the millions who lost their insurance and their doctors. Not a word about the very idea of stealing health care from people who were perfectly happy with their plans.

And therein lies the problem: For Democrats, it´s okay to implement Obamacare for everyone in the country, like it or not. But for Republicans, it´s not okay to steal the health care plans and doctor-patient relationships from people who were happy with what they had.

What is wrong with just implementing O´Care for people who want it and leaving the rest of us alone?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stryker714, 11/7/2013 9:16:12 AM     (No. 9602621)

Knowing what we do about Obama´s Nazi jack boot approach to leadership, he probably told them in his own way to suck it up and get into lockstep-everything gonna be ok with their elections and stuff like that. Obama-he say they got a secret weapon-gonna send out fake reinstatement notices a few days before 2014 elections(lol).

The administration has little private emergency meetings like this, when the walls are closing in- ie the private meeting with the press when his buffet of scandals were beginning to froth over. Many would love to hear what is said-better than any soap opera.

One has to wonder if the Obama admin would keep the ACA website dysfunctional though the 2014 elections, knowing what is to come once it does work, would do more damage to democrats than just a broken site.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 2dogs, 11/7/2013 9:20:38 AM     (No. 9602628)

Of more significance to me is the GOP. They have gone silent on everything. Biggest advantage they´ve had in years and they are blowing it already.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/7/2013 9:20:49 AM     (No. 9602631)

They´re like a gang of drunks, the morning after, bitterly, stupidly, complaining that the unreal numbers of drinks they drank we´re too strong. Pointless fools. But hey, at least they went to the right guy, the prevaricator who planned the over imbibing mess.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/7/2013 9:37:19 AM     (No. 9602655)

A bit of optimism for the communist democrats here it is.
The RINOs and the RNC will help keep you in power, it´s what they do.
McCain and his ilk will campaign for you and with the voter fraud in place there´s nothing to worry about.
You just have the ´gitters´ but it will pass because Republicans have a knack for snapping defeat from the jaws of victory. They didn´t even protest and make statements about the Obamacare monstrosity when they had the chance.
You communist democrats will win the WH when they roll out the Pufferfish Meatloaf Chris Christie in 2016. Not to worry! Be happy.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GOPSecretary, 11/7/2013 9:39:45 AM     (No. 9602661)

The GOP has a clear message but will have to find a way to circumvent the press to get it out. Nothing holding a press conference no one shows up.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: brianod1, 11/7/2013 9:47:57 AM     (No. 9602674)

Let me see if I understand - when it is pointed out to these D Seantors that Obamacare will hurt their constituents, the answer is, ´too bad, shut down the government.´ When it is pointed out to these same Senators that Obamacare will hurt their own reelection chances , it has to be delayed? Screw them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/7/2013 9:58:00 AM     (No. 9602696)

If any of the Republicans running against these demoncrats next year runs on anything other than 0bamacare, they are fools. This should be the only issue and the only subject for all of their ads. Every ad should begin with video of zippy´s most notorious lie and then proceed to hammer the incumbent who voted for the bill. Cram 0bamacare back down their throats like they crammed it down ours. The 2014 elections should be about nothing else. If our guys do this, the "shellacking" zippy took in 2010 will look like a garden party in comparison.

Get smart, Republicans!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/7/2013 10:05:30 AM     (No. 9602721)

Waste of time Americans.

With the Marxist democrats winning in VA by the votes of upper middle class voters in northern Va as DC suburbs with average incomes of $200,000 annually

They mostly work for government or are lobbyists for those who want something from government.

The party of the working man is the party of the wealthy.

Talk about a sucker being born every minute. Those suckers are those who believe they love the lower class workers and takers.

Someday the taxpayers will revolt if they have a brain. Just don´t hold your breath while waiting as most who do not follow the Marxist democrats do not have the guts to fight back against tyranny by the Marxist democrats.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/7/2013 10:48:32 AM     (No. 9602804)

Give them the whole floor show #18, front and center. The public is awakening and will vent their anger at those very players- the Democrats.

As for the ´save us´ whiners pleading with Obama, it gladdens the heart. Sorry guys, Reid has his orders.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Memphis, 11/7/2013 10:53:12 AM     (No. 9602808)

Let em keep fighting and screaming because we have seen nothing yet.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/7/2013 11:53:44 AM     (No. 9602914)

There are many good posts today on the plight of the dims and what pubies simply won´t do. It´s as if the pubies run their campaigns as if it was 50yrs in the past. They don´t seem to realize that the dim party of today is NOT the dim party of yesteryear. Even JFK wouldn´t be allowed in today´s dim party. Today, all they are are communists. Plain and simple.

And I´ve come to think that a number of LCom posters would make great campaign managers for those who will be running to upseat the dims next year. At the least, they have great ideas about what should be campaign issues and what doesn´t work. Telling the public truth just might work for a change.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/7/2013 12:04:52 PM     (No. 9602950)

I beg to differ with Post #12.

Yes - - the Pubbies are despicable - - totally despicable - - but they´re despicable in a fuzzy, cute kind of way.

On the other hand - - the demonrats are pure evil.

So the despicability factors are not equal - - not even close.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/7/2013 12:17:28 PM     (No. 9602968)

If the Republicans were more then the Stupid Party they would be educating the American public at every turn that the Obama Care fiasco is the Democrat´s baby, lock, stock, and barrel and that it was the Democrats on a party line vote who created Obama Care and by extension its sad aftermath, with not one Republican voting for it.

It is being pointed out now that 119 million Americans with employer based health care insurance could well loose their health care insurance during 2014 because of Obama Care federal regulations that will cause the insurance companies to cancel their plans.

If that were to happen the Democrats would be wiped out in the November 2014 election. So what are a lot of the Republicans doing about that, they are calling for the Obama Care provisions to be postponed until after the 2014 election thus throwing the Democrats a political lifeline that will keep the Democrats from having to answer for the Obama Care fiasco in the 2014 election. You can´t beat that for being stupid.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: strike3, 11/7/2013 1:16:39 PM     (No. 9603075)

Obamacare is like a loaded machine gun with the safety off that gets dropped on the floor. It´s going to shoot whoever is closest to the disaster without regard to party affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Enjoy the show, it´s only beginning for these dimwits. My only concern is the people with medical conditions who have been seperated from their healthcare.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chance_232, 11/7/2013 3:12:33 PM     (No. 9603249)

Those DEMOCRAT senators VOTED for Obamacare. They defended it, they told us that they had to pass it so that we could find out what´s in it. They told us that they had to pass it sto save the economy. They told us that it´s mear passage would stimulate the economy and cause 400,000 people to be hired immediatly. They told us that our healthcare costs would go down $2500.00 annually.

They LIED. They knowingly lied. They voted for this and they OWN it. Democrats passed it, Democrats implemented it and democrats are running it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/7/2013 4:52:51 PM     (No. 9603399)

Well, that´s what you get when you don´t read something before you sign it, or vote for it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/7/2013 5:23:56 PM     (No. 9603452)

Those same Senators never questioned the illegal unconstitutional introduction of that bill!
They didn´t bother to know the origin n did they care.They only saw a major power grab.
Now they should pay the price.
The entire scam reminds me of a childhood nonsense ditty--- I went to the animal fair--- The birds and bees were there-- The big baboon by the light of the moon was combing his auburn hair (red in this case. This senate made as much sense did they?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: judy, 11/7/2013 6:19:27 PM     (No. 9603511)

They voted for a bill they didn´t read & now they are angry. Funny! They should be required to campaign for the bill instead of using tax payer $$$ to promote the junk.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/7/2013 6:46:34 PM     (No. 9603533)

Poor babies..having to stew in their own fat now. What to do, lefties? Hint -get out and get real job.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Polecat49, 11/7/2013 9:57:56 PM     (No. 9603767)

If those so-called democRATS had voted for the American People instead of kissing zero´s feet and another part of his body they would be a lot better off.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/7/2013 10:53:16 PM     (No. 9603846)

What´s the old saying....you reap what you sow? Well guess what. Demonrats have sown misery from sea to shining sea. These gutless cowards need to realize that their Dear Beloved Leader does not give a rats patootee about their re-elections. They are totally expendable in his mind. Expendable they will be. Just like the Japanese awakened a sleeping dragon when they bombed Pearl Harbor, so to have the Democrats and their Zero Hero awakened a sleeping mama grizzly bear and she is mad as hell. Virginia was a GOP bombshell and my bet is Priebus will be a goner by the end of this year. I nominate Mark Levin as the new RNC Chairman. Anyone second?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/8/2013 1:05:53 PM     (No. 9604602)

Blah, blah. It´s just spoilt kiddies whining at stern MaMa who is making them eat their spinach. Boo, freaking Hoo! They´ll run right back to the Reid (Daddy) Senate and shut up and vote how they are ordered. Making their future secure is not importnat at all to these drunken leaders. It´s the agenda- Always the agenda.

Cowards get what cowards deserve. And boy, do they deserve it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 11/9/2013 10:07:07 AM     (No. 9605735)

Let em burn..don´t delay Obamacare

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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

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?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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