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  • Lt. Col. Oliver North: “Any Other President Would Have Been Impeached” [VIDEO]

    05/15/2014 10:40:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 15 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    Obama is quite possibly the worst ruler America has had since King George III. In the past six years, we have seen scandals, bald lies, intimidation, and a host of other nefarious and unethical dealings come straight from the Obama Administration. Just look at just some of the Administration’s failures: an anemic response to Putin regarding Ukraine, coverups on Benghazi and the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the NSA’s spying on Americans, and the tragic failure of Fast & Furious. This is why so many Americans are calling for Obama’s impeachment. This includes Congressmen, a Senator, former Judges, a former...
  • Tick, tick, tick

    12/16/2013 11:02:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-13 | DrJohn
    Tick.... Undocumented immigrants are expected to make up a larger share of Connecticut's uninsured population next year, putting "new financial pressures on safety-net hospitals" that provide emergency care to everyone, state and national health experts predict. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides coverage options for legal immigrants, but those in the U.S. illegally cannot apply for Medicaid, even if they are poor, or buy coverage at Access Health CT (the new insurance marketplace), even if they have cash. That means undocumented residents without coverage will continue turning to local emergency departments for care at a time when Connecticut hospitals face...
  • Reports of erroneous WA health exchange debits

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    KGW.COM ^ | DEC 15,2013 | KGW
    For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it's causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts. Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative. “The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.
  • Legislators Introducing Bill to Nullify Obamacare in Georgia

    12/13/2013 5:41:52 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 12 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Lily Dane
    Four state representatives announced today that they are introducing legislation to block Obamacare in Georgia. State representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine), with three other representatives, will hold a press conference on Monday, Dec. 16 to discuss the proposal. In a press release, Rep. Spencer explained the bill’s goal: The bill’s main thrust is to prohibit state agencies, officers and employees of the state from implementing any provisions of the Affordable Care Act, leaving implementation entirely in the hands of the federal government, which lacks the resources or personnel to carry out the programs it mandates. Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment...
  • CT Obamacare Exchange, Praised in Rose Garden, Gave Wrong Info for Every Single Individual Plan

    12/12/2013 11:25:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 12, 2013 - 9:07 am | David Steinberg
    In October, Obama took to the Rose Garden to praise Connecticut’s state-run ACA exchange, Access Health CT, for being a rare success story among the nationwide failures of state exchanges and the federal exchange. Local CT media was quick to point out his speech was misleading, however. In his push to encourage the young to sign up, Obama mentioned that one-third of Connecticut enrollees were under 35, and were now receiving “a good deal at low cost.” In reality, a full two-thirds of that one-third had signed on for Medicaid or CHIP, programs which fit the description of “welfare,” not...
  • President Obama: 'You can keep your plan if you like it' PolitiFact Lie of the Year

    12/12/2013 6:12:53 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 15 replies
    OregonLive ^ | December 12, 2013 | Dana Tims
    President Obama walked away with the dubious distinction today of having uttered PolitiFact's Lie of the Yearť for 2013. And the claim that earned him this lack of honor? PolitiFact Oregon, relying on great writing and research by our national counterpart, presents it here: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."ť When PolitiFact examined the assertion last month, it gave Obama a Pants on Fire rating, not only for erroneously telling people that, under his Affordable Care Act, they could keep their health insurance plans if they liked them, but by then suggesting he and his...
  • Administration alters more Obamacare deadlines

    12/12/2013 1:43:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 12/12/13 | Brian Hughes
    “If an individual tries to sign up by Dec. 23rd but experiences an issue with the marketplace, they qualify for a special enrollment period and gain coverage as soon as possible,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in new guidance HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also said that insurers would be required to provide coverage to individuals who pay for their plans by Dec. 31. Previously, insurance companies could have set an earlier deadline for payment. At the same time, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program — which was supposed to expire at the end of this year — will...
  • Issa to Sebelius: Telling Contractors to Stonewall Congress Is 'Criminal Obstruction'

    12/11/2013 5:04:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/13 | Breitbart News
    On Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, angrily telling her that HHS’ attempts to block contractors from giving information to Congress on Obamacare was a violation of law. On December 6, HHS told Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. not to give information to the Oversight Committee, stating, “If you receive a request for this information from Congress, CMS will respond directly to the requestor[.]”
  • Hospitals will still have a 'free rider' problem under Obamacare

    12/11/2013 5:11:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | December 9, 2013 | Philip Klein
    President Obama and his allies have consistently argued that his health care law was prudent, because without it, uninsured individuals would continue to show up at hospitals and receive care without paying, thus driving up costs on everybody else. But now, the Wall Street Journal has reported, hospitals are concerned that the law could exacerbate this problem, known as uncompensated care. The reason stems from the high deductibles in health care plans offered on Obamacare's new government-run exchanges. A deductible is the amount that individuals must pay for care before the benefits of a health insurance policy kick in. As...
  • Obamacare is junk insurance, part ten

    12/10/2013 11:42:12 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 9 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 12-10-13 | David Freddoso
    Yesterday’s New York Times piece on Obamacare’s high deductibles hammers home one of the surprising results of Obamacare — that a lot of people aren’t just paying more, but in fact face having less insurance...
  • Obama claims "GM has now repaid every taxpayer dollar my Administration committed to its rescue...."

    12/09/2013 3:59:25 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 38 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Bluegrass Pundit
    Couldn't we just as easily say "GM has now repaid every taxpayer dollar the previous Administration committed to its rescue, plus billions invested by my Administration?" Via When I took office, the American auto industry – the heartbeat of American manufacturing – was on the verge of collapse.  Two of the Big Three – GM and Chrysler – were on the brink of failure, threatening to take suppliers, distributors and entire communities down with them.  In the midst of what was already the worst recession since the Great Depression, another one million Americans were in danger of losing their...
  • U.S. sells all its GM shares taking $10B loss

    12/09/2013 4:08:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | 12/9/2013 | CBC News
    The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion US on its bailout of General Motors, but still says the alternative would have been much worse. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Monday that the government sold its remaining shares in the Detroit automaker. The government received 912 million GM shares, or a 60.8 per cent stake in the automaker, in exchange for a $49.5 billion bailout during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. It recovered $39 billion of the money, meaning taxpayers came up more than $10 billion short.
  • Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack

    12/09/2013 12:12:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    The Wire ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 | Adrian Lee
    A former senior intelligence official told me that the Obama administration had altered the available information – in terms of its timing and sequence – to enable the president and his advisers to make intelligence retrieved days after the attack look as if it had been picked up and analysed in real time, as the attack was happening.
  • Obamacare Architect: If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Pay More

    12/08/2013 12:24:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/07/2013 | Daniel Halper
    If you want to keep your doctor, you might have to pay more for it, Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel said today on Fox News Sunday: The host, Chris Wallace, said: "President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn't that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn't it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals...
  • Krauthammer On Dems & Obamacare: "I Can't Believe It's A Coordinated Campaign, It's Too Insane"

    12/08/2013 12:29:31 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 105 replies
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, as for Harry Reid, I can't believe it's a coordinated campaign. It's too insane. I think it's Harry Reid wearing, trying on a tin hat. And I would just say, Harry, give it up. You can argue all you want but the sunrises in the west, it's not going to work. And you get this sort of speaking against the wind on things that, as Kirsten says, are empirically untrue. People are receiving cancellations. They know they lost their insurance. There is no way to talk around it. The other thing that the Obama administration, the White...
  • You, Sir, Are No Abe Lincoln

    12/08/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Kenny · 7 replies
    ToBeRight ^ | December 5, 2013 | PeggyN
    On November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address, arguably the most famous speech in history.On November 19, 2013, the first black President of the United States blew off the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This from a President who has repeatedly claimed he had much in common with President Lincoln.The White House spin zone worked frantically on some kind of an acceptable excuse for the snub but the truth is pretty obvious, President Obama would be smart to avoid any side-by-side comparison to President Lincoln. These two men don’t have subtle differences; they...

    12/07/2013 1:28:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | By John Nolte
    Apparently the media is growing tired of the White House selectively releasing ObamaCare data that gets to the heart of nothing but makes the program look like it is much more popular than it likely is. For instance, today the White House informed the media that between Sunday and Friday, enjoyed 3.7 million visits. We have also been told that the site's error rate was .077 percent, the response time averaged under a second, and a whopping (and improbable) 93% of consumers did come back later after they were asked to due to the site being too busy. As...
  • Obamacare Enrollment Error Rate: One in Four

    12/07/2013 11:32:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 7, 2013 | Rick Moran
    How bad is the error rate for consumers who have enrolled in Obamacare insurance plans through the website? Bad enough that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the information in a Friday afternoon document dump. And bad enough that liberal cheerleaders are claiming a huge success that the error rate has dropped from 25% to less than 10%(!). First, the story that CMS was trying to hide: After refusing for weeks to detail the extent of back-end problems with, the Obama administration on Friday said a technical bug affected approximately 25 percent of enrollments on the...
  • A Roll of the Dice

    12/05/2013 1:58:22 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/2013 | John Fund
    Young people reject Obama’s gamble with their future; they prefer online casinos. President Obama is back selling his health-care law with the manic intensity of a late-night-infomercial pitchman who knows that if he doesn’t move the product, it could be discontinued. Here’s Obama aiming his comments at young people this Wednesday: “The product is good. It’s affordable. This is a big deal, to quote Joe Biden. And if you’re a student-body president, set up a conference on campus. If you’re a bartender, have a happy hour.” But it’s the president who may need a drink after viewing the latest poll...
  • WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle [reversing a previous statement......]

    12/05/2013 11:59:03 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    December 05, 2013, 02:12 pm WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle By Mario Trujillo The White House confirmed on Thursday President Obama had met his uncle, Onyango Obama, who was granted legal residency to the country this week — reversing a previous statement. The White House had previously told The Boston Globe that the president had never met his uncle, after Onyango — referred to as Omar — was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving. But it revised its statement on Thursday, saying the press office had not actually asked the president about his relationship with his uncle before...
  • Obama backhandly slams Generation Opportunity for ‘Opt Out’ campaign

    12/04/2013 10:34:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 4, 2013 | Melissa Quinn, Associate Editor
    President Barack Obama took a cheap shot at the youth advocacy organization Generation Opportunity while discussing the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, slamming the organization’s efforts to encourage Millennials to explore options beyond Obamacare. The President hosted a group of young Americans at the White House for a Youth Summit to discuss the Affordable Care Act — of which young Americans’ participation is crucial. While President Obama wasted no time in asking for Millennials’ help in promoting his signature law, he slyly slammed Generation Opportunity for encouraging young people to opt out of Obamacare. “Believe it or not, there are...
  • CONFIRMED: Obama WH Turned Down Offer to Build O-Care Website for Free – Blew a $1 Billion Instead

    12/04/2013 8:55:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom today that an internet giant offered to build the Obamacare website for free. This was confirmed during testimony today before a Congressional committee. Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, said the Obama White House turned down the offer. Bill Hemmer: Was it proven today that an internet company offered to build the website for free but the government passed on it? Was that true? Did that happen? Rep. Darrell Issa: It was stated under oath that it was true. No one argued that it wasn’t. The Obama...
  • Obama: "This Law Is Going To Work And For The Sake Of Our Economic Security, It Needs To Work"

    12/04/2013 3:57:01 PM PST · by yoe · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 4, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    Video: On Tuesday, President Obama gave a speech at the White House where he said Obamacare is "working." Today, Obama told an audience at the Center for American Progress "the law is going to work." PRESIDENT OBAMA: I've acknowledged more than once that we didn't roll out parts of this law as well as we should have, but the law is already working in major ways that benefit millions of Americans right now, even as we've begun to slow the rise in health care costs, which is good for family budgets, good for federal and state budgets, and good for...
  • Video called ‘Forget About The Price Tag’ wins HHS grand prize for promoting Obamacare

    12/04/2013 2:05:26 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    The Department of Health and Human Services has crowned a YouTube video entitled “Forget About The Price Tag” as the grand prize winner in a contest meant to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare. The video contest, announced in August — in partnership with a group called Young Invincibles — encouraged participants to produce clips filled with pro-Obamacare messaging. HHS’s grand prize-winning video, announced Monday by the White House, features a young woman named Erin McDonald singing an Obamacare-loving version of Jessie J’s hit single, “Price Tag.”
  • Obama asks us to “forget” his broken promise to reduce annual premiums by $2,500

    12/04/2013 2:31:44 PM PST · by grundle · 34 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 4, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama asks us to “forget” his broken promise to reduce annual premiums by $2,500 In February 2008, Obama said:“We are going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500. We will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president.”However, by the time his first term was over, family premiums had gotten bigger, not smaller. The increase was $3,065 per family.Afterward, the Obama administration chose a video called “Forget About the Price Tag”...
  • Obama: "I Need You To Spread The Word" About The "Benefits" Of Obamacare

    12/03/2013 4:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | December 3, 2013 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BARACK OBAMA: So we just need people to -- now that we are getting the technology fixed -- we need you to go back, take a look at what’s actually going on, because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. And maybe it won't make a difference right now if you're feeling healthy, but I promise you, if somebody in your family -- heaven forbid -- gets sick, you’ll see the difference. And it will make all the difference for you and your families. So I'm going to need some help in spreading...
  • Obama Launches New Push To Sell Healthcare Law: ‘We’re Not Going Back’

    12/03/2013 12:45:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    TIME ^ | December 3, 2013 | By Alex Altman
    “We’re not going back,” Obama said, flanked by people who the White House said are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. Obama urged Americans to “refocus on what’s at stake.” “What’s important for everybody to remember is not only that the law has helped millions of people,” Obama said, “but also that there are millions more that stand to be helped.” “Do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you,” Obama implored, arguing that enrolling in coverage “will make all the difference".
  • Media lapdogs are trying to prove King Barack REALLY does have a new suit of clothes

    11/30/2013 10:25:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/30/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The New York and Los Angeles Times are reporting that there is a “surge” of enrollments in Obamacare. That this is a demonstrable lie, as usual means, nothing to the Left. But in their twisted little minds nothing they say is ever a lie because they are such good people and good people are – well good people who only want to help us. They really believe this. To these people the “negativity” (generated by Republicans) surrounding Obamacare is the reason it is a train wreck. Realty is such a mess “conservative” thing to these people. Undeterred, they will keep...
  • New plan on Declare victory … and fix it later

    11/30/2013 11:09:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, I guess it beats explaining why the Obama administration failed to meet yet another of its deadlines in getting a 42-month web-portal project to work. According to the Washington Post, the White House will announce tomorrow that the site has been fixed, even though the site won’t actually be fixed — not even by the administration’s own metrics: Administration officials are preparing to announce Sunday that they have met their Saturday deadline for improving, according to government officials, in part by expanding the site’s capacity so that it can handle 50,000 users at once. But they have...
  • White House delays ANOTHER Obamacare mandate beyond 2014 election

    11/27/2013 11:14:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:54 PM 11/27/2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    President Barack Obama will announce another Affordable Care Act deadline delay on Wednesday, pushing back the online enrollment for small businesses until after the 2014 midterm elections. According to a Health and Human Services memo obtained by Politico, the Obama administration will delay mandate for small businesses to purchase health insurance for their employees on the federal exchanges until November of next year. “We’ve concluded that we can best serve small employers by continuing this offline process while we concentrate on both creating a smoothly functioning online experience in the SHOP Marketplace, and adding key new features, including an employee...
  • One Small Example out of 40,000+ pages of Regulations on ACA

    10/31/2013 6:17:41 PM PDT · by ToastedHead · 52 replies
    Dept of Labor Website ^ | 02/20/2013 | Dol/HHS/Treasury
    "The Departments recognize that plans may utilize multiple service providers to help administer benefits (such as one third-party administrator for major medical coverage, a separate pharmacy benefit manager, and a separate managed behavioral health organization). Separate plan service providers may impose different levels of out-of-pocket limitations and may utilize different methods for crediting participants' expenses against any out-of-pocket maximums. These processes will need to be coordinated under section 1302(c)(1), which may require new regular communications between service providers." (This is found in the second paragraph of Question #2)
  • Michelle Obama in 2008: Barack Will Make Us 'Sacrifice' for Health Care

    11/26/2013 11:58:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    A video has surfaced from the presidential campaign trail in May 2008 that shows Michelle Obama talking about the sacrifices that Americans would have to make in order to achieve her husband's health care goals. The future First Lady was speaking at a meeting of military families to highlight the cost of war for those back at home. Her remarks have been referred to in several Internet postings but no video has surfaced until now. Mrs. Obama says: It's going to cost us something as a society to say, 'We can't tolerate millions of people uninsured. We can't tolerate it.'...
  • NBC: Large Employers Cutting Benefits Due to Obamacare’s Looming ‘Cadillac Tax’

    11/25/2013 9:48:48 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies ^ | November 25, 2013
    Large employers are prepping for 2018′s looming “Cadillac insurance” tax by reducing current benefits and passing costs onto policyholders, Lisa Myers of NBC reports: For 75 million Americans who get their insurance through large companies, the Affordable Care Act is a mixed bag. Experts tell NBC News the new healthcare law is only slightly increasing premiums next year, but causing some companies with the most generous plans to reduce their employees’ benefits. Aaron Baker, 36, his wife Billie and their two young children are covered under a generous health insurance plan offered by the private Midwestern university where he’s worked...
  • For beleaguered IRS, a crucial test still awaits after troubled rollout of health-care law

    11/25/2013 5:57:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2013 | By Tom Hamburger and Sarah Kliff
    The success of the Affordable Care Act could ultimately turn on the performance of an agency that has so far eluded the public spotlight amid the program’s tumultuous rollout. Whether the new law can be enforced will be up to the Internal Revenue Service, an already beleaguered agency charged under the act with carrying out nearly four dozen new tasks in what represents the biggest increase in its responsibilities in decades. None is more crucial than enforcing the requirement that all citizens secure health insurance or pay a penalty. But those efforts have been hampered by a one-year delay in...
  • Self-Employed Handyman Becomes Latest Obamacare Victim

    11/25/2013 5:59:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Self employed handyman Tom Harris has become the latest victim of Obamacare, Casey Wian of CNN reports.Harris, like an estimated 5 million other individual policyholders, has received a cancellation notice from his insurance company. However, the new Obamacare compliant policy offered by his insurer does not cover almost any of the specialists Harris relies on to treat his debilitating allergies.Given the state of California has rejected President Obama’s proposed administrative fix, Harris said he finds himself in a “real struggle”: CASEY WIAN: [Harris's doctor] says 10 percent of his patients now must either find new doctors or pay steep out...
  • Obama's Disdain For The Constitution Means We Risk Losing Our Republic

    11/23/2013 4:43:29 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 19, 2013 | M. Northrop Buechner
    Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, he has changed it five times. Most notably, he suspended the employer mandate last summer. This is widely known, but almost no one seems to have grasped its significance. The Constitution authorizes the President to propose and veto legislation. It does not authorize him to change existing laws. The changes Mr. Obama ordered in Obamacare, therefore, are unconstitutional. This means that he does not accept some of the limitations that the Constitution places on his actions. We cannot know at this point what limitations, if any, he does accept. By...
  • Give back my health care policy

    11/23/2013 12:07:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies ^ | November20,2013 | SHARON B. INGERSON
    This is ridiculous. However, it gets worse. Optima gave me my options. Now I have a $2,500 deductible with 100 percent coverage after the deductible is met. The family deductible is $5,000. The plan costs $209 per month. This is not a substandard plan. I have a health savings account where I have saved more than $12,000, so if my family needs health care, The new Obamacare plans are worse in every regard. They are not better and I do not save $2,500, as President Obama promised so many times. The new Obamacare plans are worse in every regard. They...
  • Ted Cruz accuses Senate of stacking courts to protect Obamacare

    11/23/2013 9:44:50 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 22, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz cut to the chase and gave his view of the real reason fellow Democrats wanted to ban filibusters against certain court nominees: It’s all aimed at protecting the long-term fate of Obamacare, he said.</p> <p>The whole scheme — the passage of the rule change — was “designed to pack that court with judges that they believe will be a rubber stamp,” Mr. Cruz said, The Hill reported.</p>
  • Ex-Secret Service agent reveals 'black helicopter' truth

    11/23/2013 10:47:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 11/23/2013
    A former Secret Service agent whose book now is blazing its way through Amazon’s best-seller charts, currently ranking 38th overall, says he’s concerned the White House doesn’t seem to recognize limits on its power. Former agent Dan Bongino’s new book “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away From It All,” has just been released, and reveals what goes on in the White House after the news cameras are shut off. In an interview with WND, Bongino said one of his concerns is that, through the devastatingly unsuccessful Obamacare program, the president “doesn’t seem to have...
  • Obama agent foresees 'health-care apocalypse'

    11/22/2013 5:09:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2013 | Art Moore
    Because President Obama and his staff seem to care more about “good intentions” and political posturing than sound policy and have little respect for the constraints of executive power, the Obamacare disaster is about to get much worse for Americans, a former Secret Service agent who once protected Obama believes. Dan Bongino, who resigned from the elite Presidential Protective Division in 2011 and now is running for Congress, told WND in an interview that Obama doesn’t seem to understand the level of outrage among the populace toward his health care law. “It’s obvious right now to just about all of...
  • Doctors are concerned about pay scales under health care law

    11/21/2013 3:16:00 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 16 replies ^ | November 20, 2013 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    WASHINGTON — Many doctors are disturbed that they’ll be paid less – often a lot less – to care for the millions of patients who are projected to buy coverage through the health law’s new insurance marketplaces. Some have complained to medical associations – including those in Texas, California, Georgia, Connecticut and New York – saying the discounted rates could lead to a two-tiered system in which fewer doctors participate, perhaps making it harder for consumers to get the care they need. “As it is, there is a shortage of primary care physicians in the country, and they don’t have...

    11/21/2013 4:14:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 21 Nov 2013 | Becket Adams
    Seattle’s newly elected Socialist councilwoman accused aerospace and defense giant Boeing on Monday of “economic terrorism” and told Boeing machinists they should consider taking “over the factories.” “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Kshama Sawant told a group of activists in the city’s Westlake Park. Sawant’s comments were made at a rally organized by machinists after they rejected a deal that would reduce pensions for union members in return for guaranteed jobs in Everett, Wash., building 777X Boeing airliners for eight years. Now Boeing is considering taking those jobs elsewhere. “That will be...
  • Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Plans Under Obamacare

    11/21/2013 4:16:51 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 31, 2013 | Avik Roy
    It turns out that in an obscure report buried in a June 2010 edition of the Federal Register “The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” wrote the administration on page 34,552 of the Register. All in all, more than half of employer-sponsored plans will lose their “grandfather status” and become illegal. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 156 million Americans—more than half the population—was covered by employer-sponsored insurance in 2013. Another 25 million people, according to the CBO,...
  • CBS Poll Found Only Seven Percent Of Americans Want To Keep Obamacare

    11/20/2013 6:27:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CBS News released a new poll Wednesday evening that found President Obamas job approval ratting has hit an all time low. Only 37 percent of American approve of the job President Obama is doing, that number is down nine points from October.The approval for President Obamas signature legislation Obamacare is down 12 percentage points now sitting at 31 percent.John Dickerson found the most troubling part of these numbers to be that Americas trust in President Obama is down to 49 percent.Even more startling for President Obama is that 43 percent of American that think Obamacare should be repealed entirely, compared...
  • Obama: Republicans Making It Difficult To Fix Obamacare Glitches

    11/20/2013 2:14:06 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/20/13 | Real Clear Politics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: The last point I'll make is that in terms of expectation setting, there's no doubt that in an environment in which we had to fight tooth and nail to get this passed, it ended up being passed on a partisan basis -- not for lack of trying, because I met with an awful lot of Republicans to try to get them to go along -- but because there was just ideological resistance to the idea of dealing with the uninsured and people with preexisting conditions. There was a price to that, and it was that what was already...
  • Obama was briefed earlier in year on health website problems

    11/20/2013 11:47:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | November 20, 2013 | Rampton and Bohan
    President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed earlier this year on a consultant's report that warned of possible widespread site failures, the White House said on Tuesday. There have been weeks of questions about whether Obama understood the depth of the site's problems and let it open anyway, or simply "did not have enough awareness" of them, as the president stated at a November 14 news conference. While the government says it is improving the portal's performance every day, security experts told a Republican sponsored congressional...
  • Woman Signs Up For Obamacare And Has Identity Stolen

    11/20/2013 10:50:42 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 75 replies
    Off the Grid News ^ | November 13, 2013 | Daniel Jennings
    Experts’ warnings of Obamacare website’s complete lack of security apparently have been justified. The website gave at least 3 unknown individuals access to a woman’s Social Security number, address, and other data that could be used for identity theft. Customer service operators at’s 1-800 number told Lisa Martinson about the unauthorized access when she called in to change her password. When Martinson asked for her information to be removed from the site she was told it would take 5 days.
  • More Obamacare promises are going up in smoke

    11/19/2013 9:52:35 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | BYRON YORK
    The millions of health coverage cancellation notices that have gone out in recent weeks have thoroughly debunked President Obama's pledge that if Americans like their health care coverage, they can keep it. The president, along with the many other Democrats who made the same promise, is now paying a political price for his words. But the keep-your-coverage promise was just part of the Obamacare sales job. Obama, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and top Democrats made all sorts of claims in their effort to convince a skeptical public to accept a complicated, far-reaching national health care...
  • Justice Department filing states most could lose employer based healthcare plans.

    11/18/2013 7:02:05 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Facebook Kelly File3s ^ | November18,2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Justice Department filing states most could lose employer based healthcare plans.
  • The Obamacare time bomb

    11/18/2013 2:09:58 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 81 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/18/2013 | Marc A. Thiessen
    There is an Obamacare time bomb set to go off just before the 2014 midterm elections — and President Obama’s purported “fix” for the millions of Americans losing their health insurance doesn’t defuse it. If anything, it could make the blast worse. In truth, Democrats are damned if Obama’s fix works and damned if it doesn’t. For three years, at Obama’s direction, insurers and state regulators have been planning to cancel millions of individual market plans and move those people into the Obamacare exchanges at the end of this year. That process cannot be easily reversed six weeks before the...