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Democrats Pre-But Tomorrow’s
Republican Obamacare Talking
Point, Today

National Journal, by Alex Seitz-Wald

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2014 8:54:37 AM

After getting hammered on a series of government reports that they felt Republicans unfairly characterized, Democrats are taking the unusual step of responding to another potentially damaging report before the GOP attacks even start. The report, released late Friday by the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, looks at the impact two provisions of the Affordable Care Act will have on health insurance premiums for small businesses. Republicans requested the report in 2011 when they slipped it into an appropriations bill. Democrats expect the GOP to seize on a portion of the report that estimates that premiums will

      


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Democrats Pre-But Tomorrow’s
Republican Obamacare Talking
Point, Today
National Journal, by Alex Seitz-Wald    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2014 8:54:37 AM     Post Reply
After getting hammered on a series of government reports that they felt Republicans unfairly characterized, Democrats are taking the unusual step of responding to another potentially damaging report before the GOP attacks even start. The report, released late Friday by the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, looks at the impact two provisions of the Affordable Care Act will have on health insurance premiums for small businesses. Republicans requested the report in 2011 when they slipped it into an appropriations bill. Democrats expect the GOP to seize on a portion of the report that estimates that premiums will

   

 

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Probe Have Close Ties to Soros,
Got $1.8M in Funding
Cybercast News Service, by Mike Ciandella    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2014 7:52:31 AM     Post Reply
The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros´ fingerprints all over it. While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros´ gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010. Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans

Barack Obama is a smart dude.
Democrats should listen to him.
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2014 7:47:33 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s speech at a Democratic Governors Association fundraiser in D.C. last night contained a key pearl of political wisdom for his party. Here it is: If there’s one message I want to deliver today to every Democrat and every person who’s interested in supporting Democratic policies, it’s that you got to pay attention to the states. You have to stay focused on what’s happening in the states, and you especially have to pay attention to what’s happening in the states during midterm elections. Because we know how to win national elections, but all too often, it’s during these midterms

FLOTUS Needs Help
American Thinker, by M. Catherine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2014 7:42:30 AM     Post Reply
Something is seriously wrong with Michelle Obama. Pitching ObamaCare on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mrs. Obama called young adults "knuckleheads." The first lady openly mocked the 18- to 29-year-olds who catapulted her husband into the White House in 2008 and 2012. Fallon: Because a lot of young people watch our show. Would you like to tell me - why would they...? Because a lot people don´t have the money to spend on this. Obama: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents´ insurance until they are 26. But once they hit 26, they´re

Michelle Obama listed daughters
Sasha and Malia as ´Senior Staff´
on Africa junket
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2014 7:37:16 AM     Post Reply
In the wake of Michelle Obama´s revelation to Jimmy Fallon that her daughters Sasha and Malia "want nothing to do with us," (a feeling many share), it is worthwhile noting that just a couple of years ago the First Lady officially termed them "Senior Staff" for official purposes. We know this only thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch. The organization had at first requested the information pursuant to FOIA, but when denied, was forced to sue. The trip took place June 21-27, 2011, and was taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family

The politics of Obamacare delays
Politico, by David Nather    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 9:11:33 PM     Post Reply
By now, the pattern is pretty clear: Obamacare deadlines don’t stick. And they probably never will. The unanswered question is, does the extra time create more hassles than benefits for those affected - and is the goalpost-moving worth the political headaches it creates for the Obama administration? Because undeniably, every time the Obama administration bends a deadline for the Affordable Care Act — delaying the employer mandate for the second time, putting off parts of the enrollment launch, or giving customers just a little more time to sign up — it fuels the perception that the administration is just winging it,

   

 

  


 
White House defends decision
to prevent media from covering
Obama meeting with Dalai Lama
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 9:04:22 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – The White House is defending its decision to bar reporters and photojournalists from a meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama. White House spokesman Jay Carney says he acknowledges the news media´s legitimate interest in covering the encounter. But he says the decision was consistent with past meetings Obama has held with the Buddhist monk. Obama´s meeting with the Dalai Lama drew harsh criticism from China even before it took place. The White House appeared to be trying to keep it low-key to avoid further aggravating Beijing.

FCC Backs Off on Scheme to
Regulate the Press
PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 6:28:52 PM     Post Reply
For the last several days, I have been accumulating information about the extraordinary plan, launched by the Democratic majority of the Federal Communications Commission, apparently without input or even knowledge on the part of the Commission’s Republicans, to survey radio and television stations, as well as newspapers (over which the FCC has no jurisdiction) with respect to their editorial news judgments. Many observers saw the FCC’s project as the prelude to an effort to push news reporting even farther to the left. See Mark Steyn, Byron York and Tammy Bruce, for a few among many such examples. If you want

Lobster tail, steak, apple pie
and ice cream... followed by lethal
injection: The last meals of death
row´s most notorious residents
Daily Mail (UK), by James Rush    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 6:25:06 PM     Post Reply
It was one of the final decisions any of these death row inmates were going to make. But whether it be a single unpitted olive, lobster tail and steak or two pints of mint and chocolate chip ice cream, their choice of last meal could also be said to offer a glimpse into each of these prisoners´ personalities. Photographer Henry Hargreaves has recreated the meals chosen by the inmates hours before they were executed and photographed them from a prisoner´s-eye-view.One inmate, Victor Feguer, 28, simply requested a single unpitted olive - presented on a huge ceramic plate and accompanied with a

Madame President? John McCain
says Hillary Clinton would win the
White House if the 2016 election
were held today
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 5:58:13 PM     Post Reply
Self-described ´Maverick´ Senator John McCain is making waves with his defeatist statements about how formidable Hillary Rodham Clinton will be as a presidential candidate, predicting that she would win if the 2016 election were held in 2014. ´I would bet, my friend, as much as I hate to admit it,´ McCain told Piers Morgan during his Thursday night CNN broadcast, ´that right now – this is why we have campaigns – but right now, if the election were tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would most likely be the president of the United States.´ The Arizona pol and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was

Obama Shut Out in Beer
Bets With Canadian PM
Cybercast News Service, by Curtis Kalin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 5:42:27 PM     Post Reply
As a follow-up to yesterday´s post on President Obama´s Olympic beer wager lost to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, we report that the Canadians have swept the bet after their back-to-back hockey victories over the United States (women´s yesterday and men´s today). In his tweet yesterday, Harper said he´d wager a case of Canadian beer should his national team lose either the men´s or women´s games against the U.S. ABC reported Obama will put up a case of ´White House Honey Porter,´ which is brewed at the White House using a pound of honey produced by official White House bees.

   

 

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7 Amazing Reagan Quotes that
Capture America´s Current Condition
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 2:14:24 PM     Post Reply
Ronald Reagan’s prescient words hold striking resonance to the dangers and maladies afflicting America today. Here are 7 Ronald Reagan quotes that speak to America’s present condition. 1. On the importance of limited government. (Photo) 2. On minority youth unemployment. (Photo) 3. On the opportunity-crushing nature of taxes. (Photo) 4. On the appropriate purpose of welfare. (Photo) 5. On faith. (Photo) 6. On government-run healthcare. (Photo)



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