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A No-Brainer for the House GOP
Weekly Standard, by Jeffery H. Anderson & William Kristol

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/18/2014 10:45:09 PM

This fall, voters will get another chance to register their opinion on Obamacare. President Obama’s signature legislation is causing health costs to spike, federal spending to soar, doctors to leave their profession, millions of Americans to lose their health plans, and millions more to be coerced into buying overpriced insurance against their will. For those who care about quality and affordability in health care, fiscal solvency, the separation of powers, liberty, or economic prosperity—which is to say pretty much everyone—Obamacare is a disaster, and it must be repealed and replaced with a well-conceived conservative alternative. Yet, despite having broken with more

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 7/19/2014 3:11:46 AM     (No. 9931072)

No, it does not need to be replaced with anything. The federal government does not have the constitutional authority to take over our health care, or our health care insurance.
What is wrong with these clueless "journalists"?

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 6:05:08 AM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM—A Hamas force wearing Israeli army uniforms emerged from a tunnel inside Israel this morning and inflicted losses on Israeli troops before being wiped out. The Hamas squad numbered at least 10 fighters, Israeli sources said. Nine were killed but an Israeli officer said at least two may have escaped through the tunnel. In initial accounts, which gave conflicting narratives, the Hamas force was said to have emerged from a hidden tunnel on the Israeli side of the border only 200 yards from a kibbutz, and split into two groups. Israeli soldiers whom one group encountered shortly afterwards reportedly took them to

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American Thinker, by Jim Yardley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:44:09 AM     Post Reply
The Progressive mantra of “diversity is our strength” is one of the most honored catchphrases of the left. Like all slogans, it is a test to see if common folk are “gun-toting, Bible-clinging” Neanderthals or are they part of the enlightened, educated elites to whom the rest of us must surrender our individual beliefs, opinions, and thoughts. But as with all that the Progressives say, the meaning of the words being used is warped and misrepresented. For example, think about what Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz is saying in the following: Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who ´get it!´

Fireworks flew yesterday with Dana Loesch
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:37:41 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, American Thinker was involved in a Twitter firestorm when an article by M. Catharine Evans about a group of prominent conservatives who went to the border on a humanitarian mission to hand out food and toys to illegal alien children went viral. Taking notable exception to the article was radio talk show host Dana Loesch who unleashed a flurry of hysterically exaggerated, ill-tempered tweets that were as baffling as they were inaccurate. A few samples: Your site seems to have accused me of making $ off of illegal immigration, @AmericanThinker please provide proof. — Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 21, 2014 If you´re going to

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American Thinker, by J.R. Dunn    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:34:05 AM     Post Reply
I’m the editor here at AT who handled M Catherine Evans’ “Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander,” the piece that opened the second – or maybe third – front in the conservative civil war this Monday. That submission came in relatively late on Sunday. Monday’s article schedule was already set. But I put it up anyway, shifting another piece to do it. I made sure it went in for Monday even though, for technical reasons, I had to reenter it twice into the publishing system. I made sure it went in because of what it says about the nature of conservatism

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:30:40 AM     Post Reply
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:18:18 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 3:16:11 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 2:56:50 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 2:52:51 AM     Post Reply
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Un-amused! Hilarious video of the North
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He is revered by his people as seemingly all-powerful. But it seems North Korea is not au fait with Kim Jong Un´s break dancing, arm-wrestling and skipping - on show in a spoof video that has gone viral. In a series of clearly photoshopped scenes compiled by a Chinese student, the dictator is shown cavorting in a field with Osama bin Laden, riding a pig through a snowy field, and being fly-kicked into a swimming pool by President Barack Obama. And Pyongyang is not happy. ´It seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority,´ a top-ranking official from the Hermit Kingdom said, according to Asia News. North

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Chapman    Original Article
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