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ObamaCare´s Insider Testimony
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:garnet, 7/28/2014 9:14:01 AM

As Jonathan Gruber will tell you, the MIT economist helped to write ObamaCare and remains one of its fiercest defenders. So it´s no surprise that on Friday the Web was full of chatter that Mr. Gruber had at least twice made public assertions that support the latest legal challenge to the health law. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week in Halbig v. Burwell that the plain language of ObamaCare says that subsidies for health insurance can only be delivered through state, not federal, exchanges. The Administration claims this ignores the clear intent of the law, but someone didn´t

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/28/2014 9:17:32 AM     (No. 9942878)

I wonder how Judge Roberts gets around this to save Obamacare a second time.

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Posted By: garnet- 9/16/2014 8:46:41 AM     Post Reply
GLASGOW — To most Americans, Scotland means golf, whisky and — if they go there — steady drizzle. Even to the millions of Americans whose surnames testify to their Scottish or Scotch-Irish ancestry, the idea that Scotland might be about to become an independent country is baffling. Yet, this week, a referendum could decide just that. With days remaining before the Scottish electorate votes on whether or not to remain in the United Kingdom, the result is too close to call. Born in Glasgow, but having spent most of my life in England and America, I am rather baffled, too.

Health Care Law Is Obama´s Gift
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Creators Syndicate, by Scott Rasmussen    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/16/2014 8:41:46 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s health care law is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. In 2010, of course, passage of the law powered the Republican gains of 62 seats in the House of Representatives and pickups of more than 700 state legislative seats across the nation. The law didn’t go into effect in time to hurt the president’s re-election bid in 2012, but it is making life extremely difficult for the president’s party in 2014. Cautious beltway pundit Stuart Rothenberg recently announced that he is “expecting a sizable Republican Senate wave” this year. He believes the GOP will pick up at

If Great Britain fractures,
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Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/15/2014 9:05:31 AM     Post Reply
Through waves of European revolutions, grand reform movements, the building and dismantling of history’s greatest global empire, two world wars and the establishment of one of the world’s leading welfare states, the United Kingdom has enjoyed remarkable political stability, always evolving to meet challenges but simultaneously holding to the ancient constitutional structures and traditions that have united and protected its people in an uncommonly successful multi-ethnic state. That has been good for Great Britain and good for the world. Now, the country’s future is in question, as Scotland prepares to vote Thursday on whether to secede. Polls show a closely

5 lies that have shaped
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New York Post, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/15/2014 8:53:57 AM     Post Reply
If past presidents are remembered for their signature achievements, Obama will be remembered for his signature lie: “If you like your health care plan blah, blah, blah.” The reader knows the rest. Although the most consequential of Obama’s lies — it got him reelected — it’s far from his only prevarication. I’ve counted 75 significant lies since his campaign for president began, but that doesn’t begin to tally the casual fibs and hyperbole he spouts seemingly every day. Here are five that illustrate just how much Obama’s presidency is built on falsehoods. 5. “My father left my family when I was 2

   

 

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Posted By: garnet- 9/14/2014 10:22:42 AM     Post Reply
Democrats have a lot to worry about in the midterm elections but one of their sturdiest bulwarks against a GOP rout in the fall has been support among women. They have held significant leads over Republicans among women by a number of polling measures. But the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll has some warning signs for Democrats who are counting on women to help them weather a tough political climate. An important bellwether is the question of which party voters would prefer to control Congress, and it has long been the case that men prefer a Republican Congress and women favor

Obama’s world of wishes
National Post [Canada], by Robert Fulford    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/14/2014 10:15:26 AM     Post Reply
“Now let’s make two things clear,” Barack Obama told the world on Wednesday, adopting a brisk schoolmaster’s tone. First, ISIS, the self-professed “Islamic state” that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq, is not actually Islamic. Why would he say that? Because, as Obama explained, “No religion condones the killing of innocents.”Since Obama is neither a Muslim nor a scholar, that judgement is above his pay grade, as he would put it. As Bernard Lewis, a great authority on Islam, puts it: “It is surely presumptuous for those who are not Muslims to say what is orthodox and

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Posted By: garnet- 9/14/2014 10:00:46 AM     Post Reply
After winning the presidency, Andrew Jackson sent a message to Congress suggesting that the office be extended to six years but limited to one term. His message caused wild speculation that the first “people´s president” would not seek a second term. That led to a dramatic Jackson proclamation, in a letter to Pennsylvania Democrats, that the “call of the people” trumped his “personal inclination” and he could “not refuse to serve them.” The truth is, he was never not going to run. Jackson may have been the first Democrat to be elected as president. But his secretary of State and eventual vice president,

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Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/10/2014 6:51:39 PM     Post Reply
There’s plenty of evidence to support Chuck Todd’s conclusion, and not just on foreign policy, either. The new host of Meet the Press told the Morning Joe panel today that the new NBC/WSJ polling on issues shows that Obama really may be the second coming of Jimmy Carter … and that’s bad news for the Democrats:(Snip for video)Earlier, I wrote about the latest in the series of cratering poll numbers for Barack Obama and how it would impact his ability to restore confidence in his leadership. The NBC/WSJ poll numbers have more interesting data on domestic issues, especially in the

ISIS, ISIL, NATO, And Obama
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/8/2014 9:12:20 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama sits down with congressional leaders this week to talk about fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — “ISIS” — they’ll probably not agree on anything, not even the proper name of the terrorist organization that now controls about one-third of Iraq and a larger part of Syria. The president insists on calling it “ISIL”, for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.” The “Levant” — an archaic term — refers to the area off the Eastern Mediterranean Sea stretching from what is now Anatolia in Turkey, through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. By insisting on

   

 



 
Could Jim Webb Mount
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Bloomberg, by Albert R. Hunt    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/8/2014 9:03:46 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/8/2014 8:59:40 AM     Post Reply
Remember the 2012 Republican presidential debate in which ABC´s George Stephanopoulos, seemingly out of nowhere, pressed Mitt Romney repeatedly for his views on contraception? After a contentious back-and-forth, a frustrated Romney declared, "Contraception, it´s working just fine, just leave it alone." In the 2014 midterms, Democratic candidates have taken up where Stephanopoulos left off, and they´re certainly not leaving contraception alone. In some key Senate races, Democrats have even charged that Republicans would "make birth control illegal." (That´s from Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, directed at GOP opponent Rep. Cory Gardner.) But now, instead of Romney´s

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Posted By: garnet- 9/8/2014 8:56:28 AM     Post Reply
Civil rights leaders and community activists cheered when Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Thursday that the Justice Department would be investigating the Ferguson Police Department for possible civil rights violations—a move prompted by the August 9 shooting death of an African-American teen at the hands of one of the St. Louis suburb’s white police officers. The reaction is understandable. The Justice Department’s civil rights division—which is investigating whether Ferguson’s police force engaged in a pattern and practice of abuses—has for decades been instrumental in pursuing justice in matters and places where local action would have been unlikely.



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