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  • Obamacare has made young people lazier - but that's not necessarily a bad thing (Pelosi knew)

    11/29/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/15 | Jordan Weissmann
    Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults are allowed to stay on their parents' health insurance up to age 26. Since people generally like the idea of helping their own children avoid sickness and financial ruin, this has been one of the law's more popular features. But how exactly has the rule changed life for American twentysomethings? According to one new study, it seems to have given them a bit more leeway to bum around and find themselves - which is just about what you'd expect to happen when getting a job isn't a prerequisite for getting insurance. In a...
  • My Donald will be best president ever says Trump's wife Melania

    11/29/2015 10:50:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11/28/15 | Ben Hoyle
    In a presidential campaign of mould-breaking idiosyncrasy, Donald Trump struck a rare conventional note this week when he paraded his wife and children before the American people two days before Thanksgiving. Introducing them at a rally in South Carolina, the billionaire property mogul and reality TV star announced: "I haven't done this yet. I brought my family, OK? I brought my family." His third wife, Melania, a former model from Slovenia who is 24 years his junior, spoke 16 words to the crowd. "Good evening. Isn't he the best? He will be the best president ever," she said. "We love...
  • Father of three dies in Back of the Yards shooting during holiday visit (protest not required)

    11/29/2015 10:37:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/29/15 | Megan Crepeau
    A woman stood at the corner of Garfield Boulevard and Union Avenue early Sunday morning and called 911. Send an ambulance now, said LaTonya Taylor. Someone was shot hours ago, and he was still in the car. "He got shot at 12:30," she said. Her voice was steady and deliberate. "I want to know why he's still sitting here." Yes, she said, police were there already, at least 20 officers. But the person shot might be her son, and he was still in the crashed car. She listened for a moment and hung up.
  • Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid...

    11/24/2015 3:54:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Mark Duell
    Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid fears they were heading for Syria Cyprus today deported six French citizens who had been detained at the island's main airport on suspicion of extremist links - but were later said not to be a danger. But police in France said all six were known to the authorities there and that three of them were subject to an 'S File', meaning they were suspected of links to a terrorist group. The six - five men of Turkish descent and one of Algerian origin - were detained on...
  • Hillary forgets about her husband & Juanita Broaddrick when tweeting about rape

    11/24/2015 1:40:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Mark Whittington
    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator, and first lady who is now running for president stepped in it with a Sunday tweet on the subject of rape. She tweeted, "Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported." It was a case of Hillary believing that accusations of rape and sexual assault were distractions before she believed that they were serious. Of course, as many people who responded to her tweet pointed out, those accusations involved her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The names of the women whom Bill Clinton is said to have assaulted...
  • Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group

    11/24/2015 5:03:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Darren Boyle
    Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria' A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to have been beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic became 'poster girls' for ISIS after they arrived in Syria in April 2014. A number of Austrian newspapers have reported that Samra has been beaten to death for attempting to leave Raqqa, although official government sources are...
  • York: Obamacare troubles a gift to 2016 GOP candidates (Pelosi knew)

    11/24/2015 4:04:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | 11/23/15 | Byron York
    There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline "GOP Surrenders on Obamacare." The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life. Those Republicans might want to reconsider. A series of developments in recent days suggests the Affordable Care Act is in perilous condition and could become even more troubled in months to come. **SNIP** That's an enrollment rate of about 35 percent of those eligible for subsidies. Think about it:...
  • Suicide bomber's belt containing 'Mother of Satan' explosives is found dumped in a dustbin

    11/24/2015 3:31:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/15 | Peter Allen
    Suicide bomber's belt containing 'Mother of Satan' explosives is found dumped in a dustbin with a mobile phone in Paris suburb - so did Europe's most wanted man abandon his deadly mission? Salah Abdeslam, 26, is believed to have fled the bloodbath that left 130 dead, rather than blowing himself up A suicide bomber's explosive belt was tonight found dumped in the southern Paris suburb from where terrorist fugitive Salah Abdeslam escaped the city. The 26-year-old fled the bloodbath that left 130 dead on November 13 rather than blowing himself up. Tonight's find in a dustbin in Montrouge, in the...
  • Rapper Killer Mike, Sanders dine in Atlanta

    11/23/2015 6:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and rapper Killer Mike dined together before the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate's rally in Atlanta on Monday. The hip-hop star will introduce Sanders at the rally. "Brought this guy to Busy Bee on MLK in ATL," Killer Mike tweeted, with a photo of Sanders reading a menu.
  • Video shows the moment Dallas high school teacher is attacked by 16-year-old female student...

    11/23/2015 4:02:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15 | Evan Bleier
    Video shows the moment Dallas high school teacher is attacked by 16-year-old female student she corrected during presentation A Texas teacher suffered minor injuries when she was attacked in her classroom by a 16-year-old after she corrected the female student while she was giving a presentation at Skyline High School. The Dallas Independent School District has not named the student or the teacher, but a video that was taken of the incident was posted on Twitter on November 19. The tweet was captioned: 'Skyline going down the drain so fast bro.'
  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS and admits he is now ‘ashamed’ to run one after...

    11/23/2015 3:18:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15 | Tom Payne
    King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS and admits he is now 'ashamed' to run one after realising how much energy they use The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old 'green king' told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: 'It hit me how much water and energy it used. 'I thought "I...
  • The Thrill Is Gone for Obamacare as Health-Care Approval (Pelosi knew)

    11/22/2015 2:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    www.msn.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Eric Pianin
    Troubling signs about the Affordable Care Act and the state of health care in the U.S. have bubbled up in the last few weeks. The administration's Obamacare enrollment projections for the coming year are down, the projected cost of premiums and out of pocket costs are up, nearly half of the insurance co-ops associated with the program are going out of business, and UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, said it may withdraw from the government marketplaces in 2017. Now comes a new survey by Gallup showing growing discontent with Obamacare and the U.S. health-care industry more generally after...
  • A new taxpayer bailout to cover up ObamaCare’s failure? (Make Pelosi pay for it all?)

    11/22/2015 11:44:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/20/15 | Betsy McCaughey
    How dare the Obama administration bail out insurance companies with our money in order to hide ObamaCare's failures. Thursday, just hours after giant insurer UnitedHealthcare said it's losing money selling ObamaCare plans and will likely exit the health exchanges next year, the Obama administration quietly promised to bail out insurers for their losses - using your money. Nearly all insurers are bleeding red ink trying to sell the unworkable plans. Without a bailout, more insurers will abandon ObamaCare, pushing it closer to its demise. A bailout would benefit insurers and the Democratic Party, which is desperate to cover up the...
  • Why young American women are joining ISIS

    11/22/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 11/22/15 | Danielle Paquette
    Toward the end of the century, Westerners who fled their home countries to fight in Afghanistan or Bosnia shared a common characteristic: They were practically all men. Today’s militant recruits, however, represent a dramatic demographic shift. Most are just entering adulthood. They often meet terrorists online. They’ve asked in covert chats: Do you have hair dryers, or should I bring one? One in seven are women, according to a new report. An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in...
  • Hillary And The DNC Will Call Republicans 'Radical' But Not Muslim Terrorists

    11/22/2015 5:20:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Steve Guest
    On Friday, the Democratic National Committee released an advertisement that attempted to criticize Republicans for using the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" when describing ISIS and the perpetrations of the terrorist attacks in Paris. However, the hypocrisy exhibited by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton is palpable. (RELATED: Clinton Still Refuses To Say 'Radical Islam,' Calls It A 'Distraction' [VIDEO]) Clinton has used the term in the past, including on February 13, 2005, when she was accepting a German Media Prize when she said the values of "democracy, tolerance, rule of law, individual rights" were "under attack from the...
  • Did Hillary Clinton put on a southern accent on campaign stop in Memphis? Some critics claim...

    11/22/2015 3:37:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15
    Did Hillary Clinton put on a southern accent on campaign stop in Memphis? Some critics claim she changed her voice Hillary Clinton has been accused of putting on a southern accent during a campaign stop in Memphis. During a speech at LeMoyne-Owen College earlier this week, some people claimed the Democratic presidential candidate's voice had something of a southern twang. Clinton has faced similar accusations in the past, most notably during speeches in Alabama and South Carolina.
  • Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow - heaviest recorded November snowstorm in 100 years

    11/22/2015 3:14:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15
    Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow on the Midwest in the heaviest recorded November snowstorm for a hundred years People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped up to 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest - blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan. The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the storm. The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday,...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • Obamacare crumbling before our eyes (Pelosi knew?)

    11/20/2015 3:58:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    It wasn't very long ago that President Obama would jeer at Republicans for the many congressional votes they had taken to amend or repeal his healthcare law. But, much though he loves to jeer - his shameful and unpresidential fit of pique about GOP concerns on terrorists camouflaged as refugees, was a recent example - the president may soon beg them for a few more such votes. Because as its sixth birthday approaches, his health insurance law is in critical condition. The latest bad Obamacare news came on Thursday, when America's largest insurer had to tell Wall Street that it...
  • Students interrupt race meeting at UNC with lengthy demands ('...Response to Anti-blackness')

    11/20/2015 3:14:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 11/19/15 | Angelica Alvarez
    CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) - A UNC town hall meeting on race relations on college campuses was disrupted Thursday evening by a group of students who took over the event and read off a lengthy list of 50 demands. The list of demands titled "A collective Response to Anti-blackness" labels UNC Chapel Hill as an "unethical institution" which exploits labor, runs an "athletic industrial complex", and treats people of color as "less than essential to the everyday running of UNC." The demands rang from the removal of the new system president, mandatory training for students and staff on the "historical racial...
  • Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group

    11/20/2015 2:36:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox 13 Now ^ | 11/19/15 | Dora Scheidell
    SALEM, Utah -- Students in 9th grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization. After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process. Annie Langston couldn't believe her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia was given the assignment. "My initial response was, 'there's no way you're going to do this assignment,'" Langston said.
  • Police confirm 'hoverboards' are illegal in New York City

    11/19/2015 2:59:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | 11/18/15 | Rob Nelson
    NEW YORK (WABC) - It's one of the hottest toys out there, and you can expect "hoverboards" to be filling Santa's sleigh this Christmas. But there is concern over the legality of the self-balancing scooters in New York City. And it turns out that when you're riding one of these "hoverboards," you need to be on the lookout of course for traffic and bumps in the road, but also for police. People walking the city streets have probably bumped into or passed by someone trying to maneuver themselves on the handlebar-less motorized devices, and the Department of Transportation is cracking...
  • Clinton Foundation Donor to Pay $95.5 Million Settlement to Justice Department

    11/18/2015 6:08:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/16/15 | Brent Scher
    A for-profit educational corporation that has donated to the Clinton Foundation agreed to pay $95.5 million to the Obama administration as a settlement for a government lawsuit alleging that it was using illegal tactics to lure in prospective students. The Education Management Corporation was sued by the Department of Justice in 2011 for multiple recruitment violations, including paying its recruiters based on the number of students it enrolled, and exaggerating the career opportunities that were available to graduates. The lawsuit argued that the violations made the corporation ineligible for the $11 billion in state and federal financial aid it has...
  • Jihadi capital of France: Paris ghetto where guns are on sale 'every 100 metres' and terrorists...

    11/18/2015 5:02:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/15 | Fidelma Cook, Jake Wallis Simons
    Jihadi capital of France: Paris ghetto where guns are on sale 'every 100 metres' and terrorists flit to Syria and back 'with ease' The scene of this morning's anti-terror raid where the mastermind of the Paris bombings was said to have been holed up is in a rundown suburb of the French capital which is a hotbed of fanaticism, MailOnline can reveal. **SNIP** In the shadow of the Stade de France stadium where three of the suicide bombers blew themselves up in Friday's atrocities, Saint Denis is described as a 'hidden underworld' where would-be terrorists can flit to Syria with...
  • Liberals Should Knock Off the Mockery Over Calls to Limit Syrian Refugees

    11/18/2015 4:36:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/17/15 | Kevin Drum
    **SNIP** Mocking Republicans over this-as liberals spent much of yesterday doing on my Twitter stream-seems absurdly out of touch to a lot of people. Not just wingnut tea partiers, either, but plenty of ordinary centrists too. It makes them wonder if Democrats seriously see no problem here. Do they care at all about national security? Are they really that detached from reality? The liberal response to this should be far more measured. We should support tight screening. Never mind that screening is already pretty tight. We should highlight the fact that we're accepting a pretty modest number of refugees. In...
  • Obama calls GOP rhetoric on Syrian refugees a ‘potent recruitment tool for ISIL’

    11/18/2015 4:27:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/15 | David Nakamura, Juliet Eilperin
    **SNIP** "I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate," Obama said during a news conference at a leadership summit here, using an acronym for the Islamic State. The president said that the group "seeks to exploit the idea that there's war between Islam and the West, and when you start seeing individuals in position of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land that feeds the ISIL narrative." Obama's sharp words, delivered during his stop...
  • DFLer (RAT) abruptly quits race after saying 'ISIS isn't necessarily evil'

    11/15/2015 5:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/15/15 | Paul Walsh
    A Burnsville DFLer's campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS "isn't necessarily evil" and is "made up of people doing what they think is best for their community." The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world's emotions remain raw from Friday's terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign. "I'm folding up the campaign tent," Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called...
  • Why do Democrats hate democracy?

    11/15/2015 4:01:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/15 | Kyle Smith
    **SNIP** As recently as 2008, the Democratic Party presented 26 debates, which we mainly remember as the venues that presented Barack Obama with the opportunity to promise that he, unlike Hillary Clinton, would never support anything as preposterous as "the individual mandate," a k a fining people who don't have health insurance. Now the Democratic National Committee is led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was the chair of Hillary's 2008 campaign. Any doubts about which candidate she wants to win this time? She declared that any candidates that participated in debates outside of the tightly controlled DNC framework would be...
  • Clinton's Mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street Raises Ire

    11/15/2015 6:56:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/15 | Ken Thomas
    **SNIP** Clinton responded that she was representing New York in the Senate when downtown Manhattan was attacked and noted that she helped the city's financial hub rebuild. "That was good for New York and it was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country," she said, her voice rising. Her response drew an incredulous response on social media sites like Twitter, and the debate's moderators asked Clinton to respond to one Twitter user, who took issue with her mention of 9/11 to justify the contributions. "Well, I'm sorry that whoever...
  • Officials: No credible threats target US after Paris attacks

    11/15/2015 5:03:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 11/15/15 | FRANK ELTMAN
    NEW YORK (AP) - Intelligence officials found no evidence of any specific or credible threat targeting American soil following the deadly Paris attacks, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Still patrols were stepped up and added security measures put in place nationwide. In New York, officers with assault rifles stood guard in Times Square, and extra security was stationed at French-owned sites in Washington and consulates in Boston and New York City. But elsewhere around the country, like at Minnesota's Mall of America, it was business as usual. Dozens of police cars left Times Square with lights and sirens blaring...
  • Obamacare at 5: Sick and getting worse (Pelosi knew)

    11/14/2015 6:12:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/14/15 | MARK LANDSBAUM
    **SNIP** If profiteering from the rigged system is bad, how much worse is it that the government itself reported twice since July that basic information to determine enrollment and subsidy eligibility was not verified by the federal Health Insurance Marketplace or insurance exchanges examined in California and Kentucky? To test the system, investigators submitted 10 fictitious applications. All 10 were approved. One study concluded the government "could not verify" $2.8 billion in financial assistance payments through April 2014. Central planners never can include enough protections and contingencies to thwart self-interested human behavior. Neither can Washington foresee how markets will behave...
  • Paris terror attacks will shift CBS News' focus at the Democratic primary debate

    11/14/2015 1:06:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/13/15 | Stephen Battaglio
    CBS News is changing its game plan for Saturday's Democratic primary debate in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. The debate questions prepared earlier this week by CBS News political director John Dickerson and the network's congressional correspondent, Nancy Cordes, were designed to burrow deep into the candidates' views on domestic issues such as the Affordable Care Act and gun legislation. But once the news of the deadly coordinated killing rampage in Paris circulated late Friday afternoon, the moderators and producers started planning a greater emphasis on security in the debate queries. "This becomes the first segment," said Steve...
  • "The American Blood Is Best, and We Will Taste It Soon"

    11/14/2015 2:55:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | 11/13/15 | John Hinderaker
    Fox News reports that jihadi web sites are rejoicing over today's terrorist attacks in Paris. The line we have heard more than once from ISIS-related sites is, "The American blood is best, and we will taste it soon." The French are tougher than many realize, but they are not the primary targets of Muslim extremists. This morning, in a burst of bad timing, Barack Obama said on ABC that ISIS is "contained." Far from being contained, ISIS is on a roll, from the Sinai, where they apparently brought down an airplane full of Russian tourists, to Paris, France. No one...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Debate Strategy: Attack Hillary Clinton, if Asked

    11/13/2015 3:08:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 11/13/15 | PATRICK HEALY, MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is preparing new lines of attack against Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade, gun control, and even the controversy over her State Department email to use on Saturday at their next televised presidential debate, which the Sanders team regards as - if not a do-or-die moment - perhaps his best chance to slow her political momentum this fall. Mr. Sanders prepped into the night on Thursday with a Senate aide playing Mrs. Clinton at mock sessions in Burlington, Vt. Yet Democrats inside and outside his campaign said that Mr. Sanders may be limited - by his...
  • Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-a-month Penn State pension (while behind bars)

    11/13/2015 3:00:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 11/13/15 | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in prison on child molestation convictions, a court ordered Friday. A Commonwealth Court panel ruled unanimously that the State Employees' Retirement Board wrongly concluded Sandusky was a Penn State employee when he committed the crimes that were the basis for the pension forfeiture. "The board conflated the requirements that Mr. Sandusky engage in `work relating to' PSU and that he engage in that work `for' PSU," wrote...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • 'It's very white': Las Vegas audience exposes Bernie Sanders' Latino problem

    11/09/2015 3:57:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Guardian via MSN ^ | 11/09/15 | Rory Carroll
    **SNIP** He surrounded himself with Latinos on stage and promised to fight for agricultural workers and to shelter families from deportation. It signalled the start of an effort to narrow Hillary Clinton's wide lead with the state's Latinos. There was just one problem: the audience at the Cheyenne sports complex was mostly white. Latinos largely shunned the call to "feel the Bern", leaving the crowd to dance stiffly to the Mexican music and a question mark over the campaign's prospects in Nevada. "I do notice it's very white," said Nathan Rudig, 33, a research analyst, eyeing fellow Sanders supporters. "He's...
  • New testimony, Bill Clinton may have been involved in Jeffrey Epstein sex orgies (teenagers)

    11/08/2015 4:39:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 98 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 5, 2015 | Bonnie K. Goodman, Montreal Politics Examiner
    Where there is a Clinton, there is always a whiff of a scandal, and if former President Bill Clinton is involved, it is a sex scandal. In a recent deposition testimony former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said he cannot rule out that the former president was not involved in the underage sex orgies sponsored by convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his private island home. This is according to a news report published on Oct. 29, 2015 by Rader Online, while Dershowitz gave his deposition on Oct. 16. Dershowitz finally gave his deposition in a defamation lawsuit brought about...
  • LA resident infuriates his neighbors by using a 11.8 MILLION GALLONS of water a year...

    11/08/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/15 | Christopher Brennan
    Who is the 'Wet Prince of Bel-Air'? LA resident infuriates his neighbors by using a 11.8 MILLION GALLONS of water a year despite the severe drought as a 'posse' sets out to identify him Residents of a posh Los Angeles neighborhood furious after their neighbor used 11.8million gallons of water while others cut back to preserve the precious resource in the middle of California's drought. Authorities have refused to identify the 'Wet Prince of Bel Air' , whose home used roughly 90 times the amount for an average household during the year that ended in April. Some more rural communities...
  • Mob hitman who says he was the man on the grassy knoll and killed JFK to be released

    11/08/2015 5:41:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 189 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/15 | Alexandra Klausner
    Mob hitman who says he was the man on the grassy knoll and killed JFK to be released - and he still insists he did it A man who claims he assassinated President John F. Kennedy has been moved this week from a high security jail to a less secure one in Illinois in preparation for his release next spring after 36 years behind bars. James Files, 72, says that he was the man on the grassy knoll back on November 22, 1963, and that he fired the bullet into Kennedy's head that ultimately killed him. Now, the CIA and...
  • ObamaCare leaves 250 cancer patients in peril (Pelosi knew)

    11/08/2015 4:35:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/06/15 | Carl Campanile
    Some 250 patients receiving treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are facing a crisis because they signed up with the only ObamaCare insurer in New York that provides coverage at the world-renowned hospital - and the insurer is going bust. Now the patients either have to find new insurers and doctors or pay higher out-of-pocket costs for extended care at Sloan. State regulators are removing Health Republic Insurance of New York from the ObamaCare exchange as of Nov. 30 because the company is gushing red ink - losing more than $130 million in 18 months.
  • Obama: No 'scare tactics,' Americans like their healthcare (or else...)

    11/08/2015 4:20:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/07/15 | Curt Mills
    **SNIP** In addition to touting the opening of the enrollment period, Obama took on the law's critics in his weekly address. "What we're talking about is no longer just a law, and it's certainly not the myths and scare tactics that the cynics have peddled our way for years," Obama said. "This is healthcare in America. And the bottom line is, Americans like it."
  • NBCUniversal Executive Hosts Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton (Comcast, NBC & MSNBC)

    11/07/2015 4:33:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/05/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    An NBCUniversal executive, Joe Waz, is hosting a fundraiser today for Hillary Clinton. "Clinton has arrived at her first fundraiser of the day. NBCUniversal executive Joe Waz, and his wife Cynthia Telles, are hosting the event," Dan Merica of CNN reports on Twitter. NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, operates NBC and MSNBC, among other television networks.
  • Working 9 to 5 on her campaign! Hillary Clinton shows off her Dolly Parton costume...

    11/07/2015 4:01:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/15 | Zoe Szathmary
    Working 9 to 5 on her campaign! Hillary Clinton shows off her Dolly Parton costume from her 48th birthday party in 1995 in Instagram throwback snap A photo of Hillary Clinton dressed up like country singer Dolly Parton for her 48th birthday party in 1995 emerged online this week. Clinton's Instagram account shared a photograph on Thursday of the 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful at the bash, which showed her with a long blonde wig and a red gingham skirt. **SNIP** The photograph also showed her husband Bill Clinton, who was serving as US president at the time, wearing a plaid...
  • Police officer who sued to keep vanity license plate that read 'OINK' loses his case in Indiana

    11/07/2015 3:46:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/06/15
    Police officer who sued to keep vanity license plate that read 'OINK' loses his case in Indiana Supreme Court as it rules the placards are 'government speech' Indiana's highest court ruled Friday that state officials had the right to deny a police officer an 'offensive' vanity license plate that said 'OINK.' The unanimous Indiana Supreme Court decision found that messages on state-issued license plates amount to government speech, not constitutionally protected personal speech. It cited a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that found Texas hadn't violated free speech rights by refusing to issue specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle...
  • Student, 18, who went on a school stabbing rampage which left four injured, planned to behead...

    11/07/2015 3:18:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/15
    Student, 18, who went on a school stabbing rampage which left four injured, planned to behead one of his victims and 'praise Allah' A California teenager who went on a stabbing rampage at his school injuring four, also planned to behead one of his victims it has been revealed. Faisal Mohammad, 18, a freshman who majored in computer science and engineering at the University of California, Merced, stabbed four people on Wednesday. In the two-page manifesto found in Mohammad's pocket by the county coroner, the student wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and...
  • Flashpoint in Berlin as anti-immigration protesters clash with police - want Merkel's resignation

    11/07/2015 3:09:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Flashpoint in Berlin as anti-immigration protesters clash with police and call for 'traitor to the people' Angela Merkel's resignation Violence erupted in the streets of Berlin today as thousands of anti-immigration protesters clashed with police and counter-demonstrators. Pro-migration activists took to the streets of the German capital to shout down the yells of the anti-migrant demonstrators protesting against Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy. Furious Germans condemned Ms Merkel, waving German flags and chanting 'Merkel must go' and 'Traitor to the people'.
  • Sanders Supporters Explain Socialism

    11/07/2015 2:35:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/07/15
    You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
  • White House launches Obamacare sign-up competition (The exempt Hussein could visit you!)

    11/07/2015 12:55:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/07/15 | Reena Flores
    As open enrollment season on HealthCare.gov begins, President Obama is introducing a contest meant to motivate Americans to sign up for health insurance coverage through federal and state exchanges. "I want to see how many of your neighbors you can get signed up," the president said in a video released Saturday. "I'll come visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks who aren't covered right now. That's a promise." Twenty major cities will participate in the Healthy Communities Challenge, competing to see the largest decrease for those without health insurance. A high percentage of the population in these...
  • 'No evacuation' for 80,000 Russian tourists still in Egypt

    11/07/2015 11:43:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 11/07/15
    Nearly 80,000 Russians are currently vacationing in Egypt but there will be no emergency evacuation, with tourists set to return home when they want, an official told AFP. "Nearly 80,000 tourists are in Egypt," Irina Tyurina, a spokeswoman for the Russian Union of the Tourism Industry, told AFP after a government meeting. "There will be no evacuation," she said, adding that most were staying in Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. Russia halted flights to Egypt on Friday amid growing fears that a Russian jet downed last weekend over the Sinai peninsula with 224 people on board was bombed.