Several leading GOP members of Congress are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, under whose watch the Healthcare.gov website rollout has experience one fiasco after another, to explain the $2 billion in taxpayer money loaned to various interests to get health insurance CO-OPs up and running – and whether the taxpayers will get any of that back.
Just when the Obamacare experience appears to be able to go no lower – the website malfunctions, millions of policies are Read more [...]
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled a school district justifiably dismissed a science teacher on grounds of insubordination who kept a Bible on his desk and taught his religious beliefs in class, but the majority in the 4-3 opinion was scolded a dissenting justice for evading the constitutional issues presented by the case.
The majority opinion by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor concluded the court didn’t need to reach the constitutional issue of whether teacher John Freshwater of Mount Vernon Middle Read more [...]
On Nov. 18, feminist Gloria Steinem spoke to reporters in Washington about receiving the Medal of Freedom from Pres. Barack Obama. During her speech, she said her medal honors “the work of Margaret Sanger,” the woman who founded what became Planned Parenthood.
“I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger,” Steinem said. “I hope that she would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that Read more [...]
Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary.
Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today.
Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show."
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In October 2012 the unemployment rate inexplicably dropped from 8.1% to 7.8%.
It was the lowest rate in almost four years – right on time for the November election.
The Department of Labor said that unemployment fell 0.3 percent because of a total employment gain of 873,000, the most since 1983
Former GE CEO Jack Welch’s tweeted this after the unbelievable news:
Unbelievable job numbers...these Chicago guys will do anything...can't debate so change numbers
Of course, the liberal media Read more [...]
While the Obama administration tries to douse political fires over a faulty federal exchange website, millions of Americans unable to keep health policies they like and others facing massive premium and deductible increases, experts now say the system also discourages marriage.
At issue is eligibility for federal subsidies under the new laws and the wide discrepancy between eligibility for two individuals compared to a married couple.
“The cut-off points under Obamacare would be $91,000 for Read more [...]
Navy SEALs are the toast of America, but revelations show that the top brass has not always watched their backs during the Obama administration.
SEALs have brought exhilarating moments for the White House. The storied SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 and rescued U.S. cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009. Hollywood transformed both operations into blockbuster movies — with the administration’s help.
But some in the special operations community Read more [...]
‘President Obama did not involve Congress in his ObamaCare ‘fix,’ instead making the change on his own. The president is allowing insurance companies to renew canceled plans even if they don’t meet the law’s requirements.
Can the president make changes to a law that was passed by both houses of Congress?
“The president cannot change the law, cannot change the terms of the law, cannot change the date at which the law begins unless Congress and the courts are willing to look the other Read more [...]
On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation.
When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.”
She added Read more [...]
A McDonough business owner may just be vindicated after city officials fined him for flying patriotic flags above his restaurant.
A McDonough business owner tells FOX 5 he was just trying to show his patriotic spirit and give thanks to the military, but the city told him to take his flags down. A code enforcement officer cited CJ's Hot Dogs on Friday, but Saturday, McDonough City Administrator Frederick Gardiner told him that city law is not clear in the matter.
Hot dogs are on the menu at Read more [...]
Rep. Jared Polis said Friday the key problem with health care right now is that illegal immigrants aren’t included in Obamacare, and said part of the solution is to pass a bill granting them citizenship rights.
The House is debating a GOP-written bill that would allow Americans to keep their health plans that have been canceled under Obamacare, but Mr. Polis, a Colorado Democrat, said the chamber should instead be looking at ways to make sure everyone in the country is covered by the Affordable Read more [...]
Charlie’s still sore from the time Obama threw him under the bus.
President Obama took his medicine Thursday for the botched rollout of Obamacare.
During an extraordinary hour-long news conference, Obama repeatedly said he deserves the blame of angry Americans for a debacle that has cast a shadow over his presidency and left Democrats anxious about the 2014 elections.
And to make amends, he reversed a cornerstone of Obamacare, at least for one year, saying people should be able to keep Read more [...]