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  • Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    11/23/2015 7:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 11/23/15 | todd richmond
    A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 decision doesn't put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas' law in a case that could settle the issue nationally. The Wisconsin case centers on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional...
  • John Bel Edwards calls Medicaid expansion 'among the highest priorities'

    11/23/2015 2:06:46 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kevin Litten
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards called expanding Medicaid "among the highest priorities" of his new administration, though he said Sunday (Nov. 22) he may not be able to approve an expanded program on Day One. Edwards has said for months that he would accept the expansion of Medicaid, which requires executive approval, in the early days of his administration. But he said new questions have been raised about a funding mechanism the Legislature finished building in the spring. There is "a difference of opinion" in interpretations of how the bill was drafted and passed, Edwards said. But he did not appear...
  • The Thrill Is Gone for Obamacare as Health-Care Approval (Pelosi knew)

    11/22/2015 2:56:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 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...
  • Americans' Own Healthcare Ratings Little Changed Since ACA

    11/22/2015 1:23:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 11/19/15 | Frank Newport
    Americans' overall satisfaction with the total cost they pay for their healthcare has been generally stable over the past 14 years. .....Americans cite cost as the most urgent health problem facing the U.S. today. One might expect that their satisfaction with healthcare costs would drop after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought more previously uninsured people into the system and made changes to coverage. However, satisfaction with healthcare costs has remained relatively stable. The current 57% who are satisfied is lower than the 62% measured in November 2009 -- the year before the ACA was signed into law.
  • The Black Lives Matter Movement Is About To Jump Into The 2016 Marijuana Battle

    11/17/2015 8:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Darren Sands
    Marijuana legalization advocates want the support of Black Lives Matter activists in 2016. But a debate on tactics is brewing legalization groups and Black Lives Matter activists who worry people of color are being left out of the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. WASHINGTON — Leading up to his meeting with the Black Lives Matter group Campaign Zero at the Frederick Douglass House in September, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders steeled himself for an argument. He’d only previously come face-to-face with Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to interrupt him. But over the course of the meeting, the activists spoke authoritatively...
  • ABC's Scandal: Kerry Washington Aborts Baby to 'Silent Night'

    11/21/2015 1:07:37 PM PST · by xzins · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11.20.2015 | Paul Bois
    There really is no other way to put this story than to let out a sigh of wounded disbelief. News 51 7519 No one may ever accuse actress Kerry Washington of being merely a leftist poser in terms of abortion rights, certainly not after last night's episode of ABC's Scandal, which featured her alter-ego Olivia Pope – the show's main character – having an abortion while the beloved Christmas tune "Silent Night" played in the background. You read that correctly. Kerry Washington and the producers of Scandal actually had the nerve to show the main character abort her and the...
  • Terri Schiavo’s Brother: Why Won’t Ben Carson Condemn How My Sister Was Brutally Killed?

    11/19/2015 5:56:05 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | BOBBY SCHINDLER
    Speaking to reporters at a Florida Republican Party conference recently, Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and candidate for the Republican nomination for President responded to a reporter’s question on whether he believed my sister Terri Schiavo deserved Congress’s intervention to stop her court-ordered 13-day death by starvation and dehydration. Dr. Carson’s response? “I think it was much ado about nothing.” Not only was his remark offensive to my family, but his words served to marginalize hundreds of thousands of medically vulnerable persons in jeopardy of being killed in the same barbaric manner that Terri was killed by starvation and...
  • Divorced couple's frozen embryos must be 'thawed and discarded,' judge rules

    11/19/2015 1:41:01 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Maura Dolan
    A San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday that frozen embryos a woman wants to use over her ex-husband's objections must be “thawed and discarded.” Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, in an 83-page decision, upheld a consent form the couple signed shortly after their marriage in 2010. The couple agreed on the form provided by the fertility clinic that the embryos should be destroyed if they divorced.
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Too Old And Sick To Be President

    11/17/2015 10:12:43 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.    Hillary never participated in athletics when she was younger, something about being too ugly to participate. And now, as she approaches the BIG SEVEN-ZERO she is very out of shape. It is a safe...
  • NY’s biggest Obamacare co-op goes broke, leaving hospitals holding the bag

    11/17/2015 10:52:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Health Republic came on the New York health insurance scene in 2014 it made a huge splash. Flush with Obamacare cash they offered bargain basement rates which attracted customers away from many other established insurance companies. It was simply the picture of success for the President’s new Affordable Care Act and the people rejoiced. (Syracuse.com) Health Republic of New York made a big splash when it debuted in 2014 with rock-bottom health insurance prices that undercut its competitors across the state.Its premium rates were 30 percent below average in Onondaga County. The new company, backed with $265 million...
  • NY hospitals, doctors fear Health Republic meltdown will cost them millions

    11/17/2015 2:12:53 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 49 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | By James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, N.Y. – New York hospitals and doctors are worried they may be left holding the bag for millions of dollars owed to them by Health Republic, the financially troubled health insurer regulators are shutting down Nov. 30. Hospitals are owed more than $160 million, according to the Healthcare Association of New York State -- HANYS for short, a hospital trade group. Syracuse's three hospitals are owed $2.2 million. The state Medical Society is surveying doctors to find out how much they are owed. It estimates the insurer owes doctors "tens of millions of dollars." The state has told Health...
  • How New York's biggest Obamacare health insurer went broke

    11/17/2015 2:18:10 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | By James T. Mulder
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Health Republic of New York made a big splash when it debuted in 2014 with rock-bottom health insurance prices that undercut its competitors across the state. Its premium rates were 30 percent below average in Onondaga County. The new company, backed with $265 million in federal loans, quickly captured the biggest share of new business on the state's health insurance exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Now Health Republic is going broke because of those low prices, forcing its 200,000 members – including 4,060 in Central New York – to get...
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • How Senate GOP Leadership Stymied Ted Cruz on Defunding Planned Parenthood

    09/29/2015 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 29, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    Days after Sen. Ted Cruz criticized his partys leadership for preemptively surrendering to President Barack Obama, those GOP leaders exacted their revenge on Cruz. As the Senate voted Monday on a continuing resolution with taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, Cruz attempted to offer an amendment ending all federal funding for Americas largest abortion provider. The amendment also cut off money to implement the Iran nuclear deal. But in a departure from Senate custom, a quartet of Republican leaders blocked the Texas senator from even getting a vote on his amendment. Only one senator, Mike Lee of Utah, stood with Cruz...
  • Trump Stands By Past Support For Universal Health Care

    07/18/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/18/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is standing by his past support for universal health care. I want people taken care of in the country, okay? You can call it anything you want, but I want including people that dont have anything, The Donald told radio host John Fredericks in an interview Wednesday. We gotta do that. Trump said in 1999 when he was flirting with a presidential rub on the Reform Party ticket that the U.S. should make health care an entitlement and that coverage should be universal. I would put forward a comprehensive health care program...
  • Charity That Carly Fiorina Is Chairman Of Provided $18,000 In Goods To Abortion Group

    09/24/2015 5:57:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 9/24/15 | Christopher Massie, Andrew Kaczynski
    Good360, which provides charities with goods from businesses, donated $18,022 in goods to an affiliate of the National Network of Abortion Funds, which calls abortion a fundamental human right. In 2013, a charity whose board is chaired by Carly Fiorina donated $18,022 of goods to an organization that provides financial assistance to women seeking abortions. Fiorina, the Republican presidential candidate, has served as the chair of Good360 since 2012. The organization facilitates donations from companies to nonprofits by allowing the companies to donate products, and the nonprofits to select the products they need on an online marketplace. Good360 then delivers...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Donald Trump and Marco Rubio: Stop Smearing Ben Carson and Ted Cruz!

    11/14/2015 6:48:45 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-14-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO AND AUDIO OF MARK LEVIN'S SHOW] On his radio show yesterday evening, Mark “The Great One” Levin blasted Donald Trump and Marco Rubio for smearing their rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. As PJ Media reported earlier, Trump recently went off on Carson during a campaign event in Iowa. The billionaire businessman smeared Carson, comparing him to child molesters and declaring he’s unfit to be president because he had violent impulses as a teenager. He even went so far as to blast Carson’s religiosity, basically saying it’s all a lie to swoon Iowa voters:...
  • Ben Carson says the Terri Schiavo case was ‘much ado about nothing’

    11/13/2015 5:19:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 199 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that federal and state official overreacted in the case of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who died in 2005 as her husband and family battled over whether to keep her alive despite her vegetative state.The case roiled the state of Florida and sparked an emotional national debate about the ethics, politics and spiritual significance of her life and death.(snip)After speaking at a Republican Party conference here on Friday, a reporter asked Carson what he thought of the infamous case -- one that Bush speaks about occasionally as he mounts his own presidential campaign."We...
  • 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.
  • He Hasn't Been Sworn in Yet,

    11/10/2015 3:22:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They're already after the Kentucky governor. Before the guy is even sworn in, predictably, this is a prediction that I made -- gee, I don't know, years ago. I'll just tell you this, you'll see what I mean. This is from the Washington Post: "Kentucky’s Newly Insured Worry About Their Health Under Next Governor." (laughing) We just had a Republican governor, a Tea Party guy, a staunch conservative win in a landslide in Kentucky, in part running against Obamacare, and here comes the Drive-By Media saying that the people in Kentucky are now getting scared and they're...
  • Jeb Bush Super PAC Attacks Rubio as Unelectably Pro-Life

    The New York Times reports that the "cash-rich group aiding Jeb Bush’s White House run has filmed a provocative video casting his rival Marco Rubio as ultimately unelectable because of his hard-line stand against abortion." According to Times reporters Maggie Haberman and Michael Barbaro, the man running Bush's Right to Rise super PAC recently showed the video to a focus group of Republicans in New Hampshire. During the first GOP debate, Rubio had this exchange with Megyn Kelly: KELLY: If you believe that life begins at conception, as you say you do, how do you justify ending a life just...
  • Jeb Bush says "you gotta step up" and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 1:09:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/9/15 | Dylan Matthews
    So this is the world we live in now. Asked by the Huffington Post whether he would go back in time and kill baby Hitler, Jeb Bush said, "Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man." But do you? Should you? Given certain assumptions, killing baby Hitler isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in Germany, and World War II and the Holocaust are averted, and nothing worse than World War II transpires...
  • Jeb: 'Hell yeah’ I’d kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 12:46:47 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 200 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said in an interview Monday that he would personally kill an infant Adolf Hitler. “Hell yeah I would,” he told The Huffington Post when asked about killing the Nazi leader as a baby.
  • ObamaCare gives Kentucky a Republican businessman governor

    11/08/2015 9:09:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/15 | Herman Cain
    And Republicans across the country should take note. According to all the polls leading up to last Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in Kentucky, Republican businessman Matt Bevin wasn’t supposed to have a chance. This was the same Matt Bevin who had launched a lamentably unsuccessful primary campaign last year against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and was treated by much of the press in the state (OK, technically the commonwealth) as a loose cannon who couldn’t be taken seriously. But Mr. Bevin pounded away at ObamaCare. And if you’re wondering why, since that’s ostensibly a national issue, you might recall that...
  • Why Emergency Rooms Are A Hotbed For Surprise Medical Bills

    11/07/2015 9:03:59 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 71 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 11/05/2015 | Ashlee Kieler
    When you head into the emergency room, you might assume that the doctors you see are hospital employees who accept the same insurance plans as their employer. But nearly two-thirds of hospitals now staff their ERs with freelance physicians who might not accept your insurance plan, meaning you’ll be on the hook for whatever your insurer doesn’t pay. ---SNIP-- As we’ve discussed before, "balance-billing" is the practice by which out-of-network doctors will bill patients for the balance that remains after the insurance companies pays out its contractually obligated amount to the hospital.
  • Americans Are Spending More On Planned Parenthood Than They Realize

    11/07/2015 10:52:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 5, 2015 7:50pm ET | Jeff Dunetz
    Many concerned Americans are following the battle in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, spurred by videos released over the summer by the Center for Medical Progress allegedly showing the organization selling the pieces of aborted babies. However, even if the abortion organization loses its funding from the federal budget, many tax payers will still be supporting it with their hard-earned dollars. Because along with the money they get from the from the federal budget, Planned Parenthood receives money from Obamacare and from state coffers. A General Accounting Office Study requested by pro-life members of Congress and released at the end...
  • Dr. Ben Carsons campaign admits he referred women to abortionists

    08/19/2015 8:39:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/18/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Republicans most trust Dr. Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee to handle the issue of abortion, according to a recent CNN poll. However, a series of statements from Carson's campaign, and from Dr. Carson himself, have led to questions about the clarity of his pro-life views about when life begins, how RU-486 works, and his views on experimenting with aborted fetal tissue, among other issues. On Tuesday, the Carson campaign defended his decision to refer women to abortionists if the child suffered from fetal deformities. "Referring it on does not mean he is advocating...
  • Ben Carson Responds To Hillary Clinton On Abortion

    08/11/2015 6:40:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 11, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    REBECCA KAPLAN August 11, 2015 Ben Carson Responds To Hillary Clinton On Abortion Neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson clarified his stance on abortion Tuesday in the wake of an attack from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who criticized the entire GOP field for being offensive to women. "I spent my entire career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, frequently staying up all night, fighting, struggling to save the life of little babies, even operating on babies inside the womb. So I don't think it should be hard for anyone to understand that I am totally opposed to killing babies,"...
  • Supreme Court to hear challenges to Obamacare birth control mandate

    11/06/2015 11:55:59 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-6-2015 | Tom Howell Jr. - T
    The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear lawsuits from religious nonprofits who say the government didn’t go far enough when it offered to carve them out of President Obama’s birth-control rules on employers. The justices agreed to take on seven cases brought by faith-based colleges and ministries from across the country, marking the fourth time that a skirmish over all or part of Obamacare has made it to the Supreme Court. It’s also the second time the justices have agreed to referee the so-called “contraception mandate,” an outgrowth of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that requires employers to...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Doctors, Hospitals Say 'No' to Obamacare Plans

    11/04/2015 10:12:31 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Kimberly Leonard
    Government health officials worked diligently this year to improve consumer experience on Healthcare.gov and make sure people know what they are getting for their money when they pick health insurance. But one thing is out of the government's control: whether doctors and hospitals will agree to accept patients who buy these plans. Surveys and data are limited, so it's difficult to gauge the extent of the issue, but anecdotal evidence from patients and providers show it is a struggle. Some newly insured patients wonder whether it's worth paying for coverage they can't actually use. Even when they do find a...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 11:42:35 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse...SNIP...If you disagree — if you think that political correctness is gaining momentum — then consider a few facts. First, the top...
  • Scarborough: Media Bias Worst On Issue of Abortion

    07/31/2015 6:32:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough chose to couch his criticism in exculpatory explanation, claiming that reporters "try to be as fair as possible" and that their bias is "unintended." But Scarborough's bottom line was still this: that media bias is at its worst when it comes to the issue of abortion. Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took his critique a significant step further, asserting that if a conservative group were caught doing what Planned Parenthood has done, "there would be indictments already going down." View the video here.
  • Hattiesburg church dismissed from Baptist Association for affirming homosexual lifestyle

    11/03/2015 8:33:32 AM PST · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | October 27, 2015 | Margaret Ann Morgan
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Baptist church in Hattiesburg that is self-described as "a different kind of Baptist church" was kicked out of the Pine Belt Baptist Association. A written statement by University Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rusty Edwards said members of the association voted to dismiss UBC from its membership on Tuesday, Oct. 20. ... The statement specifically outlined University Baptist Church's decision to openly affirm the practice of a "homosexual lifestyle" into their church. According to the statement, the church is listed as an "affirming" church on the website gaychurch.org. The Pine Belt Baptist Association said that doctrine...
  • ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ Bill Gates

    11/01/2015 6:39:50 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2015 | James Bennet
    "On why the free market won’t develop new forms of energy fast enough: ...Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch."
  • Matalin Says the Meaner Husband James Carville Gets "The More They Are Losing" - Video 8/16/09

    08/17/2009 5:11:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1,012+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from CNN yesterday where GOP strategist Mary Matalin was on with Democrat Strategist husband James Carville talking about the Health Care debate. Carville was his usual nasty self, launching into an attack on Sarah Palin and conservatives in general as being "nutty" for believing in Creation and holding traditional values. But Carville's wife Mary Matalin skewered him when he finished the attack by saying: Here's a rule for your viewers going forward for Sunday: The greater the Carville level of vitriol, the more they are losing." Matalin's rule is true across the board for Democrats and the...

    11/01/2015 9:09:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 41 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/1/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Michelle Obama has found herself embroiled in an emails scandal of her own… By Andrew Spalding Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), CiR staff writer “As the investigation of Hillary Clinton and her private email scandal is winding down, it’s just been discovered that Michelle Obama may have been involved in an email scandal of her own. The American Medical Association (AMA) released an obesity study last year that revealed that rates have actually changed less than they did in the previous decade. Rather than processing that information, Michelle’s reps decided to claim that obesity in children between ages 2...
  • Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood

    11/01/2015 12:41:08 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Bash asked, "Will you defund Planned Parenthood?" "This is what I mean when I say being an effective opposition party. I think being an effective opposition party means being honest with people upfront about what it is we can and cannot achieve," he said. "But we also have to push issues where we can push issues, we have to speak truth to power," he added. "We have a president that isn't willing to listen, that isn't going to sign lots of our bills into law, we have a Senate that has a very difficult process when it comes to actually...
  • Bernie Sanders: Abortion is 'Choice' But Death Penalty is 'Murder'

    11/01/2015 8:15:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I took it for granted that a leftist like Bernie Sanders would be opposed to the death penalty. Still, I was truly shocked to see Sanders—not in some throwaway comment on the campaign trail but in prepared remarks on the Senate floor—flatly call the death penalty "murder." On his MSNBC show this morning, Al Sharpton played the Sanders clip to illustrate how Sanders is working to differentiate his policy positions from those of Hillary Clinton, who says she supports the death penalty in "rare" cases. Question: how can we begin to explain the moral compass of liberals like Sanders who...
  • Paul Singer: Gay Marriage’s Time Has Come

    11/01/2015 6:03:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://observer.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Paul Singer
    On Feb. 24, the Citizens Committee for New York City, a civic group founded in 1975 at the apex of the city’s fiscal crisis, honored the legal giants David Boies and Ted Olson. Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, presented them with the New Yorker for New York Award. Below are Mr. Singer’s remarks. It is my honor to present tonight’s New Yorker for New York Award to Ted Olson and David Boies. Ted and David are receiving this award for their tireless work on behalf of marriage equality—the right of gay and lesbian couples to participate equally with...
  • The Public Sector: Standing in Our Way until We Pay Up; Just a supplementary welfare state.

    11/01/2015 5:56:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    My favorite criminals are those known in the literature — or at least in the movies — as “standovers,” criminals who specialize in victimizing other criminals. Examples of the type are Omar Little in The Wire, whose occupation is robbing Baltimore drug dealers, and the Joker in The Dark Knight, who loots and extorts Gotham’s mob bosses. The really bold ones who show up at large drug deals and rob both sides. The problem with the standover business model, obviously, is the same as the problem of scorched-earth banditry: It drives away exactly the sort of activity that the criminal...
  • New York Times Editorial: Why the Republican Tax Plans Won’t Work

    11/01/2015 5:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/30/2015 | The Editorial Board
    The Republican presidential candidates were full of tax talk at this week’s debate. But none has a tax plan coherent enough to be the basis of a substantive discussion, let alone one that could meet the nation’s challenges. Take, for example, the issue of how much revenue any plan would raise or lose. All of the Republican plans focus on tax cuts, so losses are all but inevitable. Quick-and-dirty calculations of proposals from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz show red ink running into the trillions of dollars. Yet candidates assert, against historical evidence, that revenue losses...
  • Is Short Term Insurance the Answer? (Obamacare)

    11/01/2015 5:41:13 AM PST · by CA_soon_gone · 42 replies
    My wife and I are early 60s retired, not yet on Medicare. The new Obamacare prices are out today and our monthly cost went from $1k/month to $1.9k/month. This is clearly over the 8% of income hardship limit for us so I should not have to pay any tax penalty for not buying Obamacare. I'd like to not completely be without some form of catastrophic coverage. Recently I've been researching short term health insurance. I can get a six month policy with lower deductibles than the Ocare for about $300/month. Am I missing something. Anyone else going this route?
  • Did New York’s Obamacare Co-op Deliberately Mislead Regulators? (Pelosi knew)

    11/01/2015 3:38:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/30/15 | Richard Pollock
    **SNIP** The statement said "a subsequent NYDFS and CMS-led review of Health Republic's finances has found that the company's financial condition is substantially worse than the company previously reported in its filings to NYDFS." The statement provided no further details on the new discoveries regarding the co-op, which received the largest single federal loan under the Obamacare health reform law. In addition to its original $265 million, the co-op received another $90 million in an emergency solvency loan funds from federal officials in September 2014. The co-op previously reported it was burning through money at a disastrous rate. Its 2014...
  • Conway declines Bevin's invitation for health care debate after Kentucky insurance co-op's closure

    10/15/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway says he hopes the next two gubernatorial debates feature questions on the Affordable Care Act, but he will not accept his opponents invitation for a forum focused solely on the topic. Republican Matt Bevin challenged Conway to debate the federal health law on Tuesday, saying Kentuckians deserve to know how each of us would handle the very real and costly flaws of Obamacare. Bevins invitation came days after officials with Kentucky Health Cooperative, a co-op created under the Affordable Care Act that operated in all 120 counties, announced the non-profit insurer would not offer health...
  • Obamacare Deductible for Subsidized NOT $6,000

    10/30/2015 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/15 | Self
    Hello all you other gainfully employed chumps paying for your own health care insurance. I just wanted you to know something I've found out. If you have a BRONZE plan like I do, because you are paying for it yourself and can't afford anything else, you are paying a $6,000 deductible per person before you can file a single claim to perhaps get any benefit. Meanwhile, people who have subsidized plans because they aren't working or not working or not earning very much get the vaunted SILVER plan! And you are paying for it. You are paying for a plan...
  • The Planned Parenthood House of Horrors

    10/29/2015 8:42:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/29/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    It’s strange that liberal apologists for murder and their cohorts, the nation’s media freaks, never mention that two lives are affected by abortion, not just one. The first of these lives is snuffed out by the cold, mean hands of abortionists as they burn a baby’s brain with a saline bath. Another young life ends when her skull is crushed with forceps, yet another when a needle is rammed through his tiny brain. These little human beings did nothing to cause this horror. “He’s still alive,” one abortionist’s assistant said when she noticed a little baby boy had survived the...