A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Report: Medicaid applications drop
in South Carolina in December

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/22/2014 5:22:06 PM

Medicaid enrollment in South Carolina dropped nearly 23 percent in December, according to new federal data released Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, enrollment in states that chose to expand eligibility for the low-income health insurance program saw a 14.4 percent increase during the same time period. In South Carolina, 20,817 new Medicaid applications were filed in December, compared to an average 26,947 per month earlier last year. Across the country, the federal government estimates 6.5 million applications were filed for Medicaid and the Children´s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1 and the end of December.

      


Post Reply   End of Thread  


Post Reply   Close thread 769340

End of Thread  



Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Attercliffe"



Report: Medicaid applications drop
in South Carolina in December
Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 5:22:06 PM     Post Reply
Medicaid enrollment in South Carolina dropped nearly 23 percent in December, according to new federal data released Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, enrollment in states that chose to expand eligibility for the low-income health insurance program saw a 14.4 percent increase during the same time period. In South Carolina, 20,817 new Medicaid applications were filed in December, compared to an average 26,947 per month earlier last year. Across the country, the federal government estimates 6.5 million applications were filed for Medicaid and the Children´s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1 and the end of December.

   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
US secretly backs rebels to
fight al-Qaeda in Syria
Telegraph [UK], by Ruth Sherlock    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 7:46:20 AM     Post Reply
The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaeda´s most extreme wing in Syria, diplomats and rebels involved in the plan have told The Telegraph. As Western leaders publicly push the Syrian regime and the opposition to the Geneva II peace conference that begins Wednesday Washington has also been quietly supporting moves by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to give weapons and cash to rebel groups to fight al-Qaeda´s Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Syria. One source said the US was itself handing out millions of dollars to rebel groups best

Terror alert for high speed train carrying
tourists to Sochi Winter Olympics
Daily Express [UK], by Benjamin Russell    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 7:17:42 AM     Post Reply
High speed double-decker trains carrying thousands of tourists from Moscow to Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics are feared to be the main targets for devastating terror attacks. Professor Mark Galeotti, a security expert at New York University said the thousand-mile Moscow to Adler railway line is vulnerable to a strike by extremists. He said the route was “an obvious target” as it would be outside Sochi’s ring of steel and be consistent with the tactics of previous terror attacks. An attack during the Games is “inevitable”, he told Express Online. His warning came as Russian authorities issued a major alert for

New Orleans musician in coma
after street attack may be latest
victim of sick craze known as
the ´knock out game´
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 7:07:44 AM     Post Reply
A popular New Orleans musician is fighting for his life in hospital after being brutally attacked in what is believed to be the latest case of a sick craze known as the knock-out game. Doug Potter was returning to his car after playing a gig at Cafe Beignet inside the Bourbon Street courtyard venue on Tuesday night when he was brutally assaulted by two men. The 54-year-old bass player is now in an induced coma after undergoing intensive brain surgery at University Hospital. Mr Potter was not robbed and witnesses say the two attackers appeared to have assaulted him for

Lottery of NHS drugs punishes the dying
Telegraph [UK], by Laura Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 5:59:51 AM     Post Reply
Thousands of patients suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses are being denied the drugs they need from the NHS, according to a report. [Snip] When the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) was created by the last Labour government, officials promised to end the variation in medical treatment across the country and ensure that if a drug was found to be effective, patients should not have to fight to get it. However, the findings show that thousands of patients suffering from cancer, motor neurone disease and an eye condition which is the most common cause of blindness,

Record-busting big freeze! Janus dumps
a FOOT of snow on the Northeast breaking
snow-fall records in New York and bringing
morning wind chills as low as minus forty
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 5:26:37 AM     Post Reply
Much of the East Coast is bracing itself for a return to unseasonably cold weather on Wednesday as temperatures reminiscent of the polar vortex return with a vengeance following Tuesday’s heavy snow storm. Winter storm Janus dumped a foot and a half of snow in many areas, grounding thousands of flights and closing government offices in the nation´s capital. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts but hit especially hard along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, which created perilous rides home for millions of motorists on Tuesday evening.

   

 

  


 
Argentina restricts online shopping
as foreign reserves drop
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 5:02:53 AM     Post Reply
Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further. Anyone buying items through international websites will now need to sign a declaration and produce it at a customs office, where the packages have to be collected. The procedure will need to be repeated for every new purchase. Argentina´s reserves of hard currencies dropped by 30% last year. The government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has introduced a number of restrictions on transactions with foreign currency. Items imported through websites such as Amazon and eBay are no longer

Controversy fizzes up around SodaStream
over their use of factories in the West Bank
just as Scarlett Johansson signs on to be
the company´s first global ambassador
Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 4:48:05 AM     Post Reply
The seemingly-innocent SodaStream machines that allow environmentally friendly users to carbonate their own water at home has come under fire for producing ‘blood bubbles’. The Israeli company, which has just signed on Scarlett Johansson as their first Global Brand Ambassador, runs three factories in the occupied West Bank and many say the company is taking advantage of the Palestinian residents who have few other employment options. SodaStream has been around in one form or another for more than a century but it became a publicly traded company in 2010 and emerged on the American market over the past five or

Will Christie aide fired over Bridgegate
rat out her boss? Lawyer with deep
ties to the governor splits with
Bridget Kelly over ´conflict of interest´
Daily Mail [UK], by ML Nestel, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 3:56:27 AM     Post Reply
The lawyer slated to represent a top Christie Christie aide sacked over the Bridgegate scandal is no longer representing her, MailOnline has learned, leading to speculation that she may be planning to turn on her former boss. The news came on an icy, snow-drifted Tuesday as Christie took his oath of office for a second term as New Jersey´s governor. Walter Timpone, a Christie-linked attorney whom Kelly retained after her public firing, received the subpoena served on her Friday by a New Jersey Assembly special investigative committee. But he is stepping aside because he has a conflict of interest.

Syrian ´peace talks’ are
all part of the war
Telegraph [UK], by Richard Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 3:48:44 AM     Post Reply
So that’s it. There were, we now know, secret talks with the Iranians to bring them to the Syrian peace table but they failed. The war is not over. Iranian troops, active across Syria as “advisers”, will continue to fight; their proxies will continue to die. Somehow, Ban Ki-moon, the ultra-cautious UN chief, managed to blow it. Having cornered Javad Zarif, the reformist Iranian foreign minister, in New York on Sunday, he revealed his hand too early. He tried to bind the Iranians to a position that they were unhappy to admit to publicly, and scared them off. The Iranians

Syria: Assad’s torture camps
expose Ban Ki-moon’s naivety
Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/21/2014 12:52:02 PM     Post Reply
What a way to run a peace conference. One minute the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants the Iranians to attend; the next he is forced into the humiliating position of withdrawing his invitation to Tehran, with all the implications that is likely to have for the success of this week´s scheduled talks in Montreux. [Snip] For anyone who has followed closely Syria´s brutal descent into full-scale civil war, Iran´s fundamental objective has been to ensure at all costs the survival of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad´s regime, its most important regional ally. Thus the UN´s requirement that Tehran accept the protocols

   

 

B-G1


 
A new ´crypto-war´ breaks out,
as citizens and criminals learn
to hide from government
Telegraph [UK], by Jamie Bartlett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/21/2014 12:41:30 PM     Post Reply
Throughout the 1980s the US government was increasingly worried about a new, ungovernable public space. Although still tiny, this “cyberspace” was becoming a nuisance to the law: untraceable paedophile networks were sharing images, anonymous hackers were stealing intellectual property. In 1990 the FBI launched Operation Sun Devil, a nationwide, over-the-top crackdown on hackers and upped their monitoring of the online world. [Snip] But here’s Act Two of the drama. Philip Zimmerman was so incensed by the government trying to stop people from using cryptography that he decided to develop powerful cryptographic software and make freely available to everyone. His “PGP” remains



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



One More Reason to Dislike Him
46 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Aaron Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/21/2014 5:10:54 AM     Post Reply
In a wide-ranging interview with the New Yorker, President Obama characteristically saw fit to cast aspersions on those who disagree with him. Obama told David Remnick: There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who really just dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President. (Snip)I dislike President Obama because of his petulance. What other President would tell the opposition party in his first meeting with them, “I won. I’m the president,”? What other President would intervene in a local matter and declare that its police department had “acted stupidly” while admitting he did not have all

NFL reportedly considering
proposal to eliminate extra points

45 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/21/2014 8:17:44 AM     Post Reply
The NFL is reportedly considering abolishing the extra point after touchdowns as part of its scoring system. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network on Monday that the league´s Competition Committee is looking at proposals that would end extra point kicks after touchdowns in favor of a revised scoring system. "The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell told the network. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it´s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play." "There´s one proposal in particular that I´ve

Will Christie aide fired over Bridgegate
rat out her boss? Lawyer with deep
ties to the governor splits with
Bridget Kelly over ´conflict of interest´

36 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by ML Nestel, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/22/2014 3:56:27 AM     Post Reply
The lawyer slated to represent a top Christie Christie aide sacked over the Bridgegate scandal is no longer representing her, MailOnline has learned, leading to speculation that she may be planning to turn on her former boss. The news came on an icy, snow-drifted Tuesday as Christie took his oath of office for a second term as New Jersey´s governor. Walter Timpone, a Christie-linked attorney whom Kelly retained after her public firing, received the subpoena served on her Friday by a New Jersey Assembly special investigative committee. But he is stepping aside because he has a conflict of interest.

Sean Hannity To Leave New York
After Andrew Cuomo´s
Anti-Conservative Rant

31 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 1/21/2014 8:41:25 AM     Post Reply
In a radio interview last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) made some disparaging comments about pro-life conservatives, stating they had “no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Those remarks drew the ire of conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, who on his Monday radio program declared he had enough and was abandoning his home state, where he hosts his widely syndicated radio show and his high-rated Fox News Channel television program.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Beyoncé Shines Bright at Michelle
Obama’s 50th Birthday Bash

29 replie(s)
Yahoo News, by Sarah Flanigan    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 1/20/2014 8:16:38 PM     Post Reply
The stars came out Saturday night to celebrate with Michelle Obama at her 50th birthday bash! While cameras weren´t allowed inside the soiree, according to CNN, President Obama got down on the dance floor and did the "Dougie," but even his moves couldn´t take away from all eyes being on Beyoncé! The singer looked stunning in a gorgeous gold Randi Rahm mini dress, with nude patent-leather heels and wrist full of Lorraine Schwartz bangles, and she knew it! The 32-year-old posted a flurry of sexy shots on her Tumblr page, showing off her long legs, along with a close-up of her amazing

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell
and wife charged in gifts case

27 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/21/2014 3:28:22 PM     Post Reply
Former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged in federal court Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond-area businessman who sought special treatment from state government. The two were charged in connection with their relationship with dietary supplement executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. Authorities alleged McDonnell and his wife received gifts from Williams again and again, lodging near constant requests for money, clothes, trips, golf accessories and private plane rides. In exchange, they alleged the McDonnells worked in concert to lend the prestige of the governorship to Williams’s struggling company, a

Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve
asked me not to talk to reporters”

26 replie(s)
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/21/2014 6:30:18 AM     Post Reply
Wendy Davis, the progressive movement’s Texas darling because of her pro-late term abortion filibuster, is withering under revelations that much of her narrative of struggle and financial hardship is misleading at best, fabricated at worst. The wagons are being circled around her with claims of a War on Women and sexism … all because the truth has come out via an interview with her husband by the Dallas Morning News, and other investigation. (Snip)Here’s the key thing. The Wendy Davis campaign has been trying to keep Jeff Davis from speaking to the press for months.

The Wendy Davis story
26 replie(s)
Dallas Morning News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 1/22/2014 8:45:19 AM     Post Reply
The bare-bones Wendy Davis story — the one without embellishment — is sufficiently inspiring as a matrix for defying expectations. The daughter of a teenage mother and a teenage mother herself, Davis managed to beat the odds by getting a college education and Ivy League law degree, then launching a political career that’s brought her national adulation. But since Davis’ Democratic gubernatorial ambitions caught fire last year, “facts have been blurred” in the retelling of her life’s story, as reported Sunday by this newspaper’s senior political writer, Wayne Slater.

Clinton deserves Christie-level scrutiny
25 replie(s)
Boston Globe, by Joan Vennochi    Original Article
Posted By: ketchuplover- 1/21/2014 1:05:15 AM     Post Reply
Time Magazine’s current cover depicts a tiny man hanging onto the heel of a shoe that’s emerging from a pant-suit wearing leg. “Can Anyone Stop Hillary?” reads the accompanying text. Maybe, if the cover also showed her tripping over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s just-released report on the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, while she was secretary of state. If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie must answer for four days of traffic jams on roads leading to the George Washington Bridge, surely Clinton has the same obligation to address a deadly assault that the bipartisan committee found “preventable.”

   

 



 
Obama´s polls fall as middle
class gets his number

25 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/22/2014 5:22:21 AM     Post Reply
Are you dazed and confused by Barack Obama, the nominal Democrat, whose conduct as president since 2009 has seen him sink from nearly 70 percent to 40 percent or less in the national polling, from which he has seemed to learn nothing, but still marches on? Fear not, the doctor is in: Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute, whose latest book, The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, explains all you wanted to know about Obama, and much else. It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon B.

De Blasio ‘getting back at us’
by not plowing: UES residents

24 replie(s)
New York Post, by Jennifer Gould Keil*    Original Article
Posted By: Bubbasuncle- 1/21/2014 8:22:21 PM     Post Reply
It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft! Huge swaths of the city’s wealthiest neighborhood had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, leaving 1-percenters out in the cold, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity. “He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio. “By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’ But we have everyone in this

The blunt truth — White house drug czar
contradicts Obama on marijuana

24 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Ernestt Istook    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/22/2014 7:00:47 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s latest claims about marijuana are contradicted by research and official positions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is part of the White House. And Mr. Obama’s words have anti-drug leaders worried about negative repercussions among youth.Mr. Obama claimed to The New Yorker magazine that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol and he promoted state efforts by Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law.The National Drug Control Policy’s official stance, posted on the whitehouse.gov website, says the opposite of Mr. Obama on all counts. For example, as documented in agency

   

Post Reply   Close thread 769340

End of Thread  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS