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  • Wheels coming off... ObamaCare policies will cost more, cover far fewer than promised

    02/11/2013 1:22:11 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 153 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    The Affordable Care Act is looking less and less affordable. Start with the IRS’s new estimate for what the cheapest family plan will cost by 2016: $20,000 a year to cover two adults and three kids. And that will only cover 60 percent of medical bills, so add hefty out-of-pocket costs, too. The next surprise is for parents who thought their kids would be covered by an employer. Sloppy wording in the law left that unclear until last week, when the IRS ruled that kids won’t be covered. Starting in 2014, the law will require employers with 50 or more...
  • Sources: Obama to issue cybersecurity order on Wednesday

    02/11/2013 12:04:12 PM PST · by illiac · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/13 | Jennifer Martinez
    The White House is poised to release a cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter told The Hill. The highly anticipated directive from President Obama is expected to be released at an event Wednesday morning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where senior administration officials will provide an update about cybersecurity policy. The White House began crafting the executive order after Congress failed to pass cybersecurity legislation last year. Officials said the threat facing the United States was too great for the administration to ignore.
  • Invasion! DHS Source Tells Why Military Train in U.S. Cities

    02/11/2013 11:57:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Allegiant ^ | February 6, 2013. | David Bard
    A news article was sent to me earlier this week. It appeared in the Beaufort Gazette. The article stated that later this week about 150 Marines and Navy personnel will hold realistic urban training in Jasper County, South Carolina. This was one of many joint military-local law enforcement exercises that had come to my attention in less than one month. Held in cities across the U.S., they were becoming more common and more intense. But why? Why train in populated towns and cities where accidents could produce unnecessary casualties? The Gazette further reported that the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will...
  • Sen. Rand Paul will deliver the real message, as RINO Rubio delivers the GOP-e boilerplate message

    02/11/2013 11:29:28 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    2/11/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Yep, Sen. Rand Paul - some Libertarian leanings and all - (and not all bad, either, especially with his middle of the road approach on foreign policy, him being neither interventionist nor isolationist) is certainly not a shill for the GOP-e... and we have had enough of that. Rand Paul will deliver the Tea Party, while Rubio gives us Dem lite.
  • Obama Shouldn't Be Presenting Medal of Honor Awards

    02/11/2013 11:05:25 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 22 replies
    What a disgrace to our country! He's given a script to read about then uhms and ah's his way through it. I cannot stand to hear this man speak. He is SO full of himself. He doesn't belong in the same room of a Medal of Honor Recipient.
  • President Obama: ‘Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009'

    02/11/2013 10:07:12 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years.
  • Over 8 Million Leave Labor Force under Obama

    02/11/2013 10:05:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    In what the Obama Administration is characterizing as a “great surge in human freedom,” it was reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that there are 8.5 million fewer people in the labor force than when Obama took office in January of 2009. “The Great Emancipator himself only freed 4 million slaves,” said Press Secretary Jay Carney. “Without the bloodshed of a civil war, President Obama has enabled more than twice as many to escape from the drudgery of having to work for a living.” Carney boasted that “those in the GOP who try to cast this achievement as a...
  • Outlining Upcoming Coal Regulations

    02/11/2013 10:05:20 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 9 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 11, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    The language used in President Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech may be vague regarding specific climate change regulations, but two media outlets have now confirmed that new coal regulations by the Administration are likely. “In trying to slow climate change, Obama is considering acting through the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new rules governing carbon emissions by existing power plants, according to three people familiar with White House discussions,” states the Washington Post today (emphasis added). According to the Wall Street Journal’s Peter Nicholas and Keith Johnson, “In the run-up to the speech, Mr. Obama has been...
  • Malibu Lags Competition as GM Maintains Green Focus

    02/11/2013 10:01:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 11, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Perhaps General Motors should have put more focus on competing in the largest segment of the auto market instead of focusing on being the market leader in the least popular, plug-in, electric vehicle (EV) field. A Detroit Free Press article reported that GM had to slash Chevy Malibu prices by hundreds of dollars to try and catch up with vehicles like the Toyota Camry, which is currently eating the Malibu's lunch. Chevy spokesman Michael Albino is quoted as admitting that, "The midsize segment is the largest and most competitive in the industry." Maybe GM should have realized that when they...
  • Gun Control and the Constitution

    02/10/2013 9:46:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 10, 2013 | DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ANDREW M. GROSSMAN
    The courts would no more allow government to undermine the Second Amendment than the First. Could there be a better illustration of the cultural divide over firearms than the White House photograph of our skeet-shooting president? Clay pigeons are launched into the air, but the president's smoking shotgun is level with the ground. This is not a man who is comfortable around guns. And that goes a long way toward explaining his gun-control agenda. Lack of informed presidential leadership aside, there is a gulf between those Americans who view guns as invaluable tools for self-defense, both against private wrongdoers and...
  • Obama continues to push stricter gun laws

    02/11/2013 6:01:23 AM PST · by mgist · 11 replies
    The News ^ | 2/11/13
    Obama continues to push stricter gun laws President Barack Obama remained adamant in a speech on Jan. 4 summarizing simply his intentions to continue pushing the passing of stricter national gun laws. “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something,” the president said before a crowd of law enforcement officers at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minnesota. This sentiment is one that after months of heated debate, both sides of the gun control debate can agree with. Kentucky elected officials and citizens have continued to contribute to this nation-wide discussion ever...
  • Where is the Left's Uproar Over Obama's Secret Warmongering Drone Policy?

    02/11/2013 6:26:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Who would have guessed that one of the most warmongering presidents would be a liberal Democrat who was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? Obama has gotten away with a secret escalating drone war because the left and their fifth column in the media have mostly turned a blind eye, just like they have with Obama's expanded ground war in Afghanistan, not wanting to criticize a fellow leftist in power. Obama is not the pacifist he pretends to be. The executive branch's escalating drone strike program has been taking place in secret now for over 10 years, all ostensibly justified...
  • And Your Little Dog, Too

    02/11/2013 8:45:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    And Your Little Dog, Too By Deroy Murdock February 11, 2013 12:00 A.M. As Washington politicians aim to restrict the Second Amendment, they should look in the mirror. The time to control government’s guns is now. Overarmed federal officials increasingly employ military tactics as a first resort in routine law enforcement. From food-safety cases to mundane financial matters, battle-ready public employees are turning America into the United States of SWAT. FBI agents and U.S. marshals understandably are well fortified, given their frequent run-ins with ruthless bad guys. However — as my old friend and fellow columnist Quin Hillyer notes —...
  • Confirmed: Divisive president to deliver “aggressive” SOTU speech

    02/11/2013 8:23:44 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    This doesn’t mean it won’t be overlong, enervating, and instantly disposable like the last four were, just more peevish than usual. It’ll also be an occasion for O to “pivot to jobs” for the seventh or eighth time in his presidency, which I take it means 15-20 minutes about the middle class and the latest iteration of the Buffett Rule before he gets back to the stuff that really drives him, like banning assault weapons and creating an earned amnesty for illegals. Emboldened by electoral victory and convinced the GOP is unwilling to cut deals, Obama plans to use his...
  • Obama Progressively Immoral

    02/11/2013 6:56:33 AM PST · by sr4402 · 21 replies
    Self | 2/11/2013 | Self
    Obama and the progressives seem to be more progressively immoral every day. Just a few days ago, he signed an order putting pregnant women in combat. He has substituted gay marriage for holy matrimony in the military (and don't think that won't invalidate State Constitution amendments and DOMA). He has made us all pay for Sterilizations, Contraceptive and don't forget Abortions. And he has even made our churches to pay for it and we are all supposed to keep silent. Will the Democratic party ever be able to pull out of this Progressive immorality? Will this Nation?
  • Book: Whitey’s rage at black prez led to his capture (Howie Carr)

    02/11/2013 6:38:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/13 | Howie Carr
    Can Whitey Bulger blame his own raging case of Obama Derangement Syndrome rather than a tabby cat for his 2011 capture? That’s the suggestion in a bombshell new biography, “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss,” by veteran Boston reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. When Whitey and moll Catherine Greig had been living in Santa Monica, Calif., as “Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gasko,” Greig became close to Icelandic model Anna Bjornsdottir, bonding over the care of a stray cat. Whitey often joined them outside their apartment building. But, Lehr and O’Neill write, Bjornsdottir and Whitey never spoke...
  • SEAL Who Killed bin Laden Jobless,Offered No Security

    02/11/2013 6:23:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The Navy SEAL Team Six "shooter" who put two rounds into Osama bin Laden's forehead May 2, 2011, is jobless, struggling to pay basic bills and has been offered no protection from the retaliation he anticipates from al Qaeda, according to his first interview. Only described as "the shooter" by Esquire, he also charges that the SEAL who recently wrote a book about the raid, celebrated in the new movie Zero Dark Thirty, wrongly took credit for killing the 9/11 mastermind. The shooter said that the other SEAL simply shot the corpse of bin Laden in the chest. The long...
  • WHY DO THEY NEED SO MANY BULLETS?

    02/11/2013 5:50:34 AM PST · by shortstop · 47 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/11/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Why is the government disarming us at the same time it is arming itself? Not wanting to sound paranoid, or like a conspiracy theorist, I think it is nonetheless fair to ask: What foe is the federal government arming itself against? And should the American people be concerned about a federal government that takes away their guns while simultaneously stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for its own domestic security use? As the president and Democratic politicians do their best to geld the Second Amendment, which was intended to protect the people against government oppression, the government they...
  • Congressional Hearings Show Obama Treading Dangerous Global Path

    02/11/2013 5:28:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday's testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee. One is that there was no communication between them and Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the seven hours of Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were attacked and murdered in Benghazi. This is a vivid contrast with those photos we've seen of the president and his leading advisers watching the video of the attack on Osama bin Laden. At a 5 p.m. meeting, when...
  • Just In: Pope Benedict to Resign, Obama to be Elected Pope

    02/11/2013 5:24:04 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 22 replies
    blogoshpere | feb 11 2013 | beebuster2000
    Turns out all the Cardinals were given Obama phones and are also on food stamps. Done Deal.