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Posted on 04/01/2010 10:09:16 PM PDT by Nachum
Obama's Sixty Second Week in Office
"The List" for 4/1/2010
Gary Locke, Secr. of Commerce: Obamacare good for business
Recently some prominent advocates of Obamacare have spoken more frankly than ever before about why they supported a national health care makeover. It wasn't just about making insurance more affordable. It wasn't just about bending the cost curve. It wasn't just about cutting the federal deficit. It was about redistributing wealth
More than 40 local and national medical societies representing over half a million doctors came out against the health reform legislation.
Obama will rewrite Americas policy on nuclear weapons next week, heralding further reductions in the US stockpile and giving a pledge not to develop new systems
Obamas EPA Gave Energy Star Certification to Gas-Powered Clock Radio and 14 Other Phony Products, GAO Say
VIDEO: Obama calls conservative talk radio "troublesome"
The Obama administration is supporting legislation to make radio stations pay royalties to performers when they play their music.
VIDEO: Obama's Private Army now law. Hidden in health care bill
VIDEO: Obama ridicules health bill critics, "You try to repeal it"
Obamacare Time Line
A senior PA official claims that the Obama administration backs pro-PA rallies in Jerusalem.
The administration of United States President Barack Obama has encouraged "resistance" by Arabs to protest Israel's presence in eastern Jerusalem, according to a senior Palestinian Authority official cited by WorldNetDaily on Thursday
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton goes to Canada and pushes abortion in Canada's G8 Maternal Health Plan
The Obama administration has issued tough gas milage standards for new cars and trucks hitting dealerships in the future. The Transportation Dept. and the EPA say the final rules will require 2016 model-year vehicles to meet fuel efficiency targets of 34.1 miles per gallon combined for cars and trucks, or the equivalent of 35.5 mpg with credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That's an increase of nearly 10 mpg over current standards.
Obamacare- states that in order for any individual to be eligible for a health insurance plan and health claim status transactions, they will be issued a national health identification card.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $27 million worth of grants from the 2009 economic stimulus package that will go to state programs aiming to reduce chronic diseases and improve physical fitness among U.S. residents, HealthLeaders Media reports
Obama has refused every Military request from Israel since taking office
New Obama plan will not increase U.S. energy supplies
Obama to have EPA declare as early as next week that CO2 is a dangerous global warming gas and will start regulating its emissions immediately.
Obama's lawyer hustle: record of fraudulent legal record examined with documentary evidence. Charged with being incompetent, lazy, not a professor of constitutional law, the only unpublished editor in the history of the Harvard Law Review.
President Obama's nominee for U.S. Army general counsel, who pledges to investigate anyone leaking military secrets to the media, will receive at least $1 million in deferred compensation from the New York Times Co. even as he works for the government, records show.
Obama's new offshore drilling plan opens up some new areas for oil and gas exploration but also cancels some Alaska lease sales planned for the next two years, putting billions of barrels of oil out of reach
Obama stepped carefully when talking for the first time about the conservative tea party movement, acknowledging it has legitimate concerns about federal reach and spending, but he contended the core of the loose anti-government network is "on the fringe."
"The List" for 3/31/2010
Obamacare hits medical device companies with a 2%-4% tax hike
Obamas Student Loan Takeover Adds $52 Billion to Deficit According to 'Fair Value' Accounting, Says CBO
Obamacare: closing tax loophole on retiree drug benefits will lose five times the tax revenue it brings in
White House to host summit on conservation
Any discussions about maternal health should address issues of family planning and abortions, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. Ms. Clinton made the comments during a news conference in Gatineau where G8 foreign ministers met this week. -SNIP- "If we are concerned about abortion, then women should have access to family planning.
Sebelius to Insurers: Cover Children's Pre-Existing Conditions
2008 VIDEO: Obama states he is against offshore drilling
Reversing a ban on oil drilling off most U.S. shores, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an expansive new policy that could put new oil and natural gas platforms in waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and part of Alaska.
Obama wants Israel to freeze construction in East Jerusalem for four months in exchange for an attempt to renew stalled Israeli peace talks with Palestinians, an Israeli newspaper said on Wednesday.
Israel cannot be found on the US State Dept. Website. The following message appears when looking for Israel: "Were sorry. That page cant be found and may have moved" (In bold red letters)
American private sector lost 23,000 jobs in March 2010, again throwing cold water on the Obama Administrations repeated claims that their policies are creating jobs
"The List" for 3/30/2010
3M Co., which makes a myriad of products including Post-Its and Scotch Tape, said Friday it expects to take a one-time noncash charge of $85 million to $90 million due to changes in tax deductions relating to the newly enacted health care law.
The White House has rushed to try to stop a wave of companies announcing that ObamaCare will cause their healthcare insurance costs to rise, causing them to cut benefits or fire people. Secretary Gary Locke hit the WH blog to say, in effect, that these companies didn't know what they were talking about.. Later, on CNBC, he suggested that they were acting unpatriotically.
Obama will sign a bill today that ends a 45-year-old program under which banks and other private-sector lenders such as Sallie Mae receive a federal subsidy for making government-guaranteed college loans.
Sallie Mae Blames 2,500 Layoffs on Obama's Student Loan Overhaul
No anti-Israel resolution on east Jerusalem was in the works at the UN Security Council, senior officials in Washington were quoted Tuesday as saying, amid reports that the US would not veto such a resolution if it were brought to the UN body.
Health care law may cost California billions
"The List" for 3/29/2010
Health premiums could rise 17 percent for young adults
Now it is 16 states sueing over Obamacare
A senior US official on Monday doubted that North Korea was involved in the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, in which dozens of crewmen are missing.
Obama's top health care official put health insurers on notice Monday that the new health overhaul law requires them to cover kids with medical problems, trying to dispel uncertainty over a much-publicized benefit. It remained unclear if the sternly worded letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would settle a dispute over a widely touted achievement of the health care law that Obama signed last week.
U.S. President Barack Obama's demands during his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Tuesday point to an intention to impose a permanent settlement on Israel and the Palestinians in less than two years, political sources in Jerusalem say.
Obama says to the troops in Afghanistan"The United States of America does not quit once it starts on something. You don't quit, the American armed services does not quit. We keep at it. We persevere." --Sept. 12. 2007 "Democratic presidential candidate Obama is calling for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. combat brigades from Iraq, with the pullout being completed by the end of next year. 'Let me be clear: There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was,' Obama calls for immediate withdrawal from Iraq --
on Health Care: Business Will Come Out Way Ahead
complete list of Obama expiration dates
likely to strain doctor shortage
in 2005: Recess appointees are "damaged goods"
accused of waging diplomatic war to topple Netanyahu
"The List" for 3/28/2010
Just days after Obama signed the new health care law, insurance companies are already arguing that, at least for now, they do not have to provide one of the benefits that the president calls a centerpiece of the law: coverage for certain children with pre-existing conditions
Stupak/Waxman Harassment Letter Sent to James W. Owens, President and CEO of Caterpillar, Inc
Stupak/Waxman Harassment letter sent to Ivan G. Seidenberg, President and CEO of Verizon Communications
Stupak/Waxman Harassment: Letter to Samuel R. Allen, President and CEO of John Deere Co.
Harassment: Stupak Letter from House Committe On Energy and Commerce to Randal Stevenson, President and CEO of AT&T- demanding AT&T come to a hearing after stating losses along with complete documentation
Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak today announced that the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on April 21, 2010, regarding claims by Caterpillar, Verizon, and Deere that provisions in the new health care reform law could adversely affect their company's ability to provide health insurance to their employees.
Obamacare: Max Baucus..health bill was to address- mal-distribution of income.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) applauded the news that the Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department Civil Rights Division will review the shooting death of a Detroit imam, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, by FBI agents on October 28 in Dearborn.
Collecting taxes under Obamacare will cost the federal government more than $1 billion a year in salaries alone, Republicans in Congress estimate
The EPA announced plans today to "significantly restrict or prohibit" one of the largest mountaintop mining operations in central Appalachia by authority of the Clean Water Act.
Timeline of Major Provisions in the Democrats Health Care Package
Obamas FCC Quietly Proposes Nationwide Internet Tax, Says it Will Reduce Uncertainty
The Obama strategy on Iran is working, Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the President, said this morning in an exclusive This Week interview. She insisted that Iran will back down.
The United States would "seriously consider abstaining" should the United Nations Security Council pass a resolution condemning Israel's housing construction in East Jerusalem, the BBC reported on Sunday.
Obama appointee to run medicare and medicaid has no practical experience
Obama will soon name Dr. Donald M. Berwick, an iconoclastic scholar of health policy, to run Medicare and Medicaid, the programs that serve nearly one-third of all Americans, administration officials said Saturday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce slammed the president's plan to appoint Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while Senate lawmakers are home for recess next week.
Audio: Craig Becker, Obama's new NLRB appointee pushes no punishment for hiring illegals
During U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clintons first year in office, some of the heftiest contributions to her husbands charitable foundation came from royal families of Arab nations. The list of those who donated to the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2009 was released to the media last week.
A top aide of US President Barack Obama told CNN's State of the Union program on Sunday morning that Obama did not snub Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when the two met in the White House last week.
Details of the "frosty" meeting between Obama and Netanyahu"- the Obama administration was clearly sending a message of extreme displeasure. [Obama] immediately presented Mr. Netanyahu with a list of 13 demands designed both to the end the feud with his administration and to build Palestinian confidence ahead of the resumption of peace talks. Key among those demands was a previously-made call to halt all new settlement construction in east Jerusalem. When the Israeli prime minister stalled, Mr Obama rose from his seat declaring: "I'm going to the residential wing to have dinner with Michelle and the girls."
More than 75 percent of Congressmen in the U.S.House of Representatives have signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing support for Israel and demanding an end to the highly-publicized state of tensions with Israel.
"The List" for 3/27/2010
The White House admits the next mortgage-relief plan effort may save at best only a third of the homes facing foreclosure in coming years.
Obamacare favors Americans without employer coverage- Employers with over 50 employees who don't offer coverage will have to pay a fee of $2,000 per full-time worker. But even with such a fine, employers and employees may find they can "maximize their joint income" by opting for government subsidies, Firms with up to 50 employees wouldn't have any obligation to offer coverage, though a $42,000 fine would kick in with the 51st employee, and another $2,000 for each additional one."Smaller firms will have lower labor costs," providing a competitive advantage as well as an incentive for larger firms to outsource.
Millions of white men who voted for Barack Obama are walking away from the Democratic Party, and it appears increasingly likely that they'll take the midterms elections in November with them. Their departure could well lead to a GOP landslide on a scale not seen since 1994
The United States has agreed to provide another 14 F-16 jet planes to Pakistan till December this year, Pakistani Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said at a media briefing Saturday.
The US government for the first time has offered a legal justification of its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, citing the right to "self-defense" under international law.
Changes in the UK towards Obama and the US: -Talk of a "special relationship" between Britain and the United States should be dropped, a House of Commons committee said Sunday, adding the Iraq war carried important lessons for Anglo-US ties. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee said Britain should be "more willing to say no" to the United States
Obama's second choice for transportation security chief has withdrawn from consideration because of questions over his background as a defense contractor. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding took himself out of the running Friday night as head of the Transportation Security Administration
Caterpillar Inc. and other large companies are being criticized by the Obama administration for reporting now that they will take millions of dollars in hits to their earnings because of one portion of the new health care legislation. Caterpillar and Deere were accused of being premature and irresponsible by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke for saying a change to Medicare Part D laws would hurt their earnings in the present quarter.
The White House defends its recess appointments
Obama announces over fifteen dozen recess appointments, including NRLB nominee Craig Becker
As many as 2 million people could lose the prescription drug coverage provided by their former employers, leaving them to enroll in Medicares program.
"The List" for 3/26/2010
The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits.
Obama cuts to Medicare revealed: -Cuts to inpatient psychological hospitals begin on July 1st; cuts in home health care; cuts in 2011 for seniors who use diagnostic imaging like MRIs; cuts to other hospitals, nursing homes and inpatient rehab facilities will begin; in 2011 ;you will be prohibited from buying a power wheel chair unless you first rent it for 13-months.. 2012 Medicare cuts for dialysis treatments kick in; ObamaCare cuts HOSPICE FUNDING in 2012; On dialysis? - 2012 Medicare cuts for dialysis treatments kick in in; 2013, Medicare cuts kick in for hospitals who treat low-income seniors; 2014 brings more Medicare cuts for home health, and Medicare cuts for infections you get while in the hospital; 2015 Medicare payments going for home health care get cut again.
Holder Justice Department Releases Bogus Numbers To Prove Obama and his administration Are Tough On Terror- this number is reached two months ago. It's reached by counting a multitude of periphery prosecutions. The Holder Justice Department has sent a report to some left friendly blogs which was supposed to put us Republicans in their place by proving that they have tried hundreds of "terrorists." Check out the headlines from a few of those sites: The Hill: Raw Story: The Huffington Post: KOS: Almost every "fact" that is released by the left turns out to be lies.
Obama Had Pro-Abortion Leader at Christmas Party Washington, DC -- The White House released a new set of visitor logs today and they revealed President Barack Obama invited Nancy Keenan, the head of the pro-abortion group NARAL for one of the Christmas parties it hosted on December 14. The logs show Keenan and the president of Planned Parenthood getting big access.
While the contentious politics over the new health care law continues in the United States, in India the outsourcing industry is seeing it as a boon for business and is salivating over its prospects.
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) said today that it expects to record a one-time non-cash charge of $85 to $90 million after tax, or approximately 12 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2010, resulting from the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including modifications made in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 passed by Congress on March 25, 2010
AT&T Inc. said Friday it will take a $1 billion non-cash charge in the first quarter related to the health care overhaul.
President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years, $1.2 trillion more than the administration projected, and raise the federal debt to 90 percent of the nation's economic output by 2020, the Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday.
A day after Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and ten other House members compromised on their pro-life position to deliver the necessary yes-votes to pass health care reform, the "Stupak 11" released their fiscal year 2011 earmark requests, which total more than $4.7 billion--an average of $429 million worth of earmark requests for each lawmaker.
Obama establishes "Emergency Health Army"
White House visitors include Bill Ayers and his terrorist wife along with his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, Louis Farrakhan, and Rev. Jeremiah Wright
The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits.
Israel insisted on Friday it would not change its policy of building homes in East Jerusalem, keeping the Jewish state at odds with Washington on how to renew stalled peace talks with Palestinians.
VIDEO: Rahm Emanuel: "Every elected official, regardless of where they are on the political spectrum or where they were on the issue of health care, has a responsibility to help calm the waters."
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