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  • Mathews: "Some People's Words" "Encouraging" PP Shooting, Fiorina "Enjoying It"

    12/01/2015 3:26:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that “some people’s words are encouraging this kind of behavior” and “Carly Fiorina seems to be” “enjoying it” while discussing the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • Pope Francis attacks ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics, dismisses condom ban as unimportant

    11/30/2015 3:52:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 30, 2015 | John Henry Westen
    On the plane returning from his journey to Africa today Pope Francis made his clearest remarks in condemnation of ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics. "Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions," Francis said, as reported by the National Catholic Reporter’s Vatican correspondent, Joshua McElwee, and similarly by other journalists on the plane. "We Catholics have some -- and not some, many -- who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil." "They do evil," said the pope. "I say this because it is my church." "We have to combat it," he...
  • NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face ‘Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Lauretta Brown
    Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, derided pro-life activists David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue after they condemned the Friday shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.Hogue implied that the shooting was a consequence of their pro-life work, saying that while they had freedom of speech, they “are not free from the judgment of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric.” “Sorry, David Daleiden. You don't get to create fake videos and accuse abortion providers of ‘barbaric atrocities against humanity’ one day and act shocked when someone shoots to kill...
  • There are three things that are certain about the Colorado Planned Parenthood shootout

    11/30/2015 2:42:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm usually reticent to get into the mud created by shootings like the one Robert L. Dear perpetrated at the Colorado Planned Parenthood. The usual partisan/ideological lines get drawn and wild speculation and flat out lies often drive a narrative that I want little or nothing to do with, as counter-intuitive as that might seem for a blogger, because it ends up being a distraction than a substantive discussion. The problem with that type of inaction is liberals live for moments like this (remember when Democratic analyst Mark Penn sort of fantasized in about how Obama needed an Oklahoma City bombing...
  • Here’s Ted Cruz’s full statement on the Planned Parenthood shootings (Video)

    11/30/2015 2:21:39 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 30, 2015
    The media is reporting today that Ted Cruz has called the Planned Parenthood shooter a ‘transgender leftist’, but that’s not what he said at all. He was simply pointing to the fact that we don’t have enough information about the shooter to make a decision, and referenced our report that the shooter had been registered as a female on his voting record after the news reporter said it was reported that the shooter said ‘no more baby parts’. He wasn’t calling the shooter a transgender leftist, just saying there are reports suggesting it.Watch:Ted Cruz's Remark (Video)
  • Ted Cruz Is Being Unfairly Criticized for his Post-Colorado Comments

    11/30/2015 2:00:58 PM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Ted Cruz is being slammed for comments he made in Iowa over the weekend. Here's RawStory with a typical characterization: In a frantic effort to pin blame on the Planned Parenthood terror attack on Friday on anyone but the anti-choice right, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Christian extremist Robert Louis Dear was "registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist" at a press conference on Sunday. The Texas Tribune reported on Cruz' attempt to distance his party and presidential campaign from the attack at a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. Sounds pretty bad. But did he...
  • “Delusional Fools” Attack Police For Taking The Colorado Springs Shooter Alive

    11/30/2015 1:46:31 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I've noticed the same comments on social media that I suspect many other have about the capture of the man responsible for the shooting from (not of) the Planned Parenthood location in Colorado Springs. Three people were killed and nine wounded in the attack, including one police officer who was killed and four more injured attempting to save citizens who were taking fire. Very opinionated but very ignorant people have claimed that the shooter was taken alive because he was white, and also claim that if he was a minority, that police would have gunned him down. These idiots-let's call...
  • WaPo vs. Cruz on the Colorado Springs Murders

    11/30/2015 1:41:09 PM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Charles, a reader I'll identify as "PJM" emailed me about the Washington Post's treatment of that quote. Here's the email with some light edits: Please tell me that you or someone at NR is going to take on this hatchet job at the Washington Post. The article is headlined, Ted Cruz cites reports that Planned Parenthood shooter could be ‘transgendered leftist activist.' What? The article reports that, "on one side," a representative of Planned Parenthood blamed the shooting on hateful rhetoric from the right, and then cites Cruz's statement, "on the other." But if you read far enough down you...
  • After Attack, Republicans Keep Hammering Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 12:36:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Anna North
    Its been just a few days since a shooter killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and Republicans have already resumed their baseless accusations against the group. Carly Fiorina has determinedly promulgated the claim, first advanced by the Center for Medical Progress in its deceptively edited videos, that Planned Parenthood sells “body parts” from fetuses. Donald Trump, in characteristically garbled fashion, appeared both to acknowledge that some claims about the videos were false and to cite the videos as a potential motive for violence. Meanwhile, in the House, conservatives say they are...
  • Ted Cruz: Media ‘wants to blame’ shooting on pro-life movement, but ‘there’s no evidence’

    11/30/2015 12:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The media made a rush to judgement in blaming the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting on the pro-life movement, according to Sen. Ted Cruz. Shortly after the shooting, Planned Parenthood blamed the violence outside the abortion facility on "smear campaigns." But Cruz rebutted the notion that Americans who support the right to life are responsible for 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear's shooting spree, that ended three lives. "The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that," Cruz told The Texas...
  • GOP Candidates: It's Wrong to Blame Pro-lifers for Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:51:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    No one would argue that Friday's shooting near the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood is anything other than a tragedy. Another mass shooting has resulted in the loss of innocent lives. The suspect, Richard Lewis Dear, killed three people and injured 11 others after a standoff with police. An additional tragedy, however, is the liberal media's notion that the pro-life movement is to blame for the carnage. According to The Guardian's Jessica Valenti, this incident demands that "the violent radical language and lies about abortion stop."Believing she now has a justification for her pro-abortion agenda, she launched into a lecture about pro-lifers' role in...
  • Just about every news outlet in America notices that ObamaCare premiums are about to skyrocket

    11/30/2015 10:03:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    All at once... If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve known since 2009 that ObamaCare was never going to “lower the average family’s premiums rates by $2,000.” That was just the lie that architects like Jonathan Gruber told you to sell their anti-constitutional boondoggle. When they say passage of the law relied upon the “ignorance of the American voter,” that’s what they’re talking about. Those who weren’t ignorant always knew that the ACA would cause rates to skyrocket, and most believe that’s exactly what it was designed to do. It’s failure was “baked in” to ensure that it was - as...
  • WaPo's Marcus: GOP Candidates 'Inflamed People, Helped Create Environment' for CO Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ruth Marcus has come close to blaming Republicans for the Colorado Springs shootings. Appearing on Jose Diaz-Balart's MSNBC show today, Washington Post columnist Marcus said that "the Republican candidates . . . have been part of the inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric about Planned Parenthood, about the sale of baby parts, about dismembering live babies . . . I think it's a fair conclusion, especially based on his . . . alleged mentioning of 'no more baby parts,' that this kind of rhetoric helped create this environment." Really? Is there no room for people--without being accused of inflaming people to commit...
  • We’ll Tell You Which Black Lives Matter

    11/30/2015 8:12:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-30-2015 | MOTUS
    We’ll tell YOU which black lives matter. And odds are better than a million to one that those that matter will only be those that advance the progressive narrative in some unconstructive way. Furthermore, let’s just stipulate to this upfront: none of them will be either conservative or Republican.Case in point: Clarence Thomas. George Will’s column is an elaboration on Justice Thomas’ position that the judicial branch should move to limit the legislative branch’s practice of delegating its power to the executive branch. If you’ve been paying attention over the past 40 years or so you’ve noticed how this shift...
  • Ted Cruz Mocks Media for Planned Parenthood Shooter Coverage

    11/30/2015 4:03:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/29/15 | Betsy Woodruff
    The senator laughed off suggestions that the man who killed three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood was affiliated with either party—and advised against blame while the facts are still uncertain. During a campaign stop on Sunday,Ted Cruz rejected  preliminary reports suggesting that the pro-life movement bears some responsibility for a shooting at a  Colorado Planned Parenthood - and mocked the reactionary nature on both sides of the political spectrum.“The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that,” Cruz told reporters, according to a report from The...
  • Planned Parenthood Exec Blames 'Hateful Language, Hateful Speech' [but not industrial infanticide]

    11/30/2015 3:37:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Susan Jones
    Politicians and others who speak about what taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood does are contributing to a "negative environment" that encourages some people to target the abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood executive said on Sunday."We've experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech," Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain CEO Vicki Cowart told ABC's "This Week" with Martha Raddatz. "Such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion."And we've seen that across the country from all sorts of speakers in the last few months. I can't believe that this isn't contributing to...
  • One Day After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Notorious Pro-Life Professor Received This

    11/29/2015 4:07:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 29, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    On the day that a gunman attacked a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility, Mike Adams was in North Carolina. Yet, Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington notorious for his anti-abortion and Christian views, was on the receiving end of an inquiry from a fellow professor who wondered about Adams' potential involvement with the shooting suspect. "Did you correspond with him Mike? Maybe inspire him a bit to complete his mission of murdering a university officer and 2 civilians?" Richard Greenleaf, a sociology and criminal justice professor at Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school in Illinois,...
  • How The Abortion Rights Movement Is Going To Turn Colorado Into A Rallying Cry

    11/29/2015 7:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 29, 2015 | Evan McMorris-Santoro and Tarini Parti
    WASHINGTON — This week, abortion rights activists are going to use tough language and modern political tactics to make the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Friday into a political moment they say will put abortion opponents on the defensive after a year that has seen them score a number of political victories against legal and accessible abortion. That means abortion rights supporters using the word “terrorism” to describe what happened in Colorado Springs. That means confronting pro-life Republicans and asking them about what activists call “a culture of violence” directed toward abortion providers. And that means trying...
  • Victims of Colorado Springs shooting attack identified ( Records are now SEALED)

    11/29/2015 7:34:55 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 143 replies
    www.wptv.com ^ | 11-29-15 | AP
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.</p> <p>A friend says of one of the three people who died in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an Iraq War veteran who had recently left the military.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Calls Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter 'Transgendered Leftist Activist'

    11/29/2015 6:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 29, 2015 | Samantha-Jo Roth
    NEWTON, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) downplayed the role anti-abortion rhetoric may have played in the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and suggested the suspect was a “transgendered leftist activist" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday. Speaking with reporters following the event, Cruz rejected suggestions that the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement, taking issue with the “vicious rhetoric on the left blaming those who are pro-life.” Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was taken into custody Friday night after allegedly opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs,...
  • Carly Fiorina Slams 'Delusional' Obama, Left for Pushing Climate Change as National Security Threat

    11/29/2015 12:05:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 29, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Appearing on November 29th Fox News Sunday, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed President Barack Obama and his allies as “delusional” for continually pushing the notion that climate change is a chief national security threat for the United States and the world at-large.  Fiorina was asked about the issue by host Chris Wallace in context of this upcoming week’s United Nations climate change summit in Paris and the argument that addressing climate change makes the world safer and rebukes Islamic terrorists. Carly Fiorina Slams 'Delusional' Obama, Left for Pushing Climate Change as National Security Threat The GOP candidate immediately...
  • 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 · 10 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...
  • [In Africa] Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: “Resist Practices That Threaten the Innocent Unborn”

    11/28/2015 3:52:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis encouraged Catholics in Africa to reject abortion and treat children as a blessing on Thursday in Kenya. "We are also called to resist practices which foster arrogance in men, hurt or demean women, and threaten the life of the innocent unborn," the pontiff said during a Mass at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, according to the BBC. He encouraged young people to stand up for the sanctity of every human life by shaping "a society which is ever more just, inclusive and respectful of human dignity." He added that they "should reject everything that leads to prejudice...
  • Gays fail once more at UN, abortion language also rolled back

    11/27/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/27/15 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    A paragraph about sex education in a resolution on the rights of children stalled debate in the General Assembly on Tuesday and forced a vote on the resolution, which has traditionally been adopted consensually. Europeans and Latin Americans sponsoring the resolution could not be swayed, and insisted throughout the weeks leading up to the vote that the resolution on children must contain a specific prescription for “comprehensive evidence-based education on human sexuality,” and no alternative would satisfy them. Delegations implored the sponsors of the resolution to show “sensitivity” and to recognize the lack of consensus to no avail as they...
  • Cruz Condemns Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/28/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by Isara · 128 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday night condemned the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado while urging caution regarding the suspect’s motives. “We don’t know ... what those motives were, but whatever they were, it’s unacceptable, and it’s horrific and wrong,” the Republican presidential hopeful told reporters here before a town hall. Cruz is among the first — if not the first — GOP candidate to denounce the shooting, which happened Friday in Colorado Springs and...
  • Colorado shooter politically motivated, said ‘no more baby parts’ after attacking PP

    11/28/2015 5:35:48 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 186 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/15 | Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever and Wesley Lowery
    The gunman suspected of storming a Planned Parenthood clinic and killing a police officer and two others told the officers who arrested him “no more baby parts,’’ after being taken into custody, according to a law enforcement official. The attack on the clinic was “definitely politically motivated,’’ the official — who has been briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because it is still unfolding — told The Washington Post. NBC News, which first reported the comment attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear, said Dear also mentioned President Obama in a range of statements to investigators that...
  • Fate of ObamaCare co-ops uncertain after half collapse

    11/28/2015 5:07:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/2015 | Brooke Singman
    The fate of a network of alternative “co-op” health plans started under ObamaCare remains uncertain going into 2016, after half of them collapsed amid deep financial problems. The co-ops are government-backed, nonprofit health insurers propped up with over $2 billion in taxpayer loans. Twelve of the 23 co-ops established under the Affordable Care Act, though, have gone or are expected to go under by the end of the year, leaving customers who used them scrambling for coverage and taxpayer money at risk. But, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill demand answers on what’s being done, the Obama administration is offering few...
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT Republican, Identifies as Woman

    11/28/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 151 replies
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs.
  • COURT RECORDS: Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter NOT A Republican, Identifies As A Woman

    11/28/2015 12:44:21 PM PST · by IChing · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Police detained a shooter at a Planned Parenthood building Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police. Four police officers and five civilians were injured in a shooting. Three people died including Police Officer Garrett Swasey. Local media captured video of the shooter being led away in handcuffs. The suspect was identified as Robert Lewis Dear. According to his voter registration Robert Lewis Dear identifies as a woman. Robert Lewis Dear, Jr. from Hartsel, Colorado is registered to vote in Park County, Colorado as a woman. dear female That’s weird. Dear also lists his party as UAF. Colorado Voters Info has...
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 103 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • We’re Number One: Paying The Most For The Worst Healthcare

    11/28/2015 8:27:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/28/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Here’s the biggest topic in public health: Why does the U.S. pay substantially more than any other country in the world for healthcare, only to realize mediocre outcomes? Consider these findings, from a 2010 Commonwealth Fund report (and things have not much improved): Despite having the most costly health system in the world, the United States consistently underperforms on most dimensions of performance, relative to other countries. Compared with six other nations—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—the U.S. healthcare system ranks last or next-to-last on five dimensions of a high performance health system: quality, access,...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • Individuals Picketed in Moscow on the 95th Anniversary of Legalization of Abortions in Russia

    11/24/2015 7:30:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/19/15
    On November 18, 2015, the 95th anniversary of legalization of abortions in the Soviet Union, individuals picketed in defense of life of pre-born children at the entrances to the Council of Federation and the State Duma in Moscow. The Pro-Life Movement activists silently witnessed the fact of legality of infanticide for past 95 years before the elected representatives of the people and representatives of the regions who were arriving to the plenary meetings. Commenting on the action, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Cooperation of the Church and Society Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said: "I am very glad that Orthodox...
  • Obama’s new cancer Rx is a war on men

    11/25/2015 8:09:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama administration gets its way in curtailing a test that flags prostate cancer before it spreads. The administration wants to penalize doctors who routinely order the PSA blood test. Under a proposed policy, those doctors will get demerits for being considered over-spenders, while doctors who skip the test will be rewarded with a high “quality” rating from the government — and be...
  • Not Just Christmas--Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Thanksgiving Too!

    11/25/2015 2:10:09 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 27 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | November 26, 2013 | Benny Huang
    Note: This "Thanksgiving classic" first appeared in 2013 but is well worth a review. American tradition sets aside every fourth Thursday in November as a time for people to thank God for their blessings, eat too much, and toss the football around. Liberals have started a new tradition in recent years that I don’t like nearly as much—pushing their political agenda at the dinner table. In days gone by, civility dictated that politics was not on the menu. But no longer! Liberals now consider Thanksgiving the perfect opportunity to get preachy with their loved ones. The White House-affiliated Organizing for...
  • Ohio State law school under microsope for reaction to pro-life column

    11/25/2015 6:39:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/15 | Valerie Richardson
    All Madison Gesiotto wanted to do when she met with the dean of her law school was report a threat prompted by a newspaper column she wrote pointing out the high abortion rate in the black community. She assumed the meeting would last 10 minutes. Instead, she said, she was there for about an hour as three deans at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law critiqued her on what they saw as problems with her Oct. 23 column in The Washington Times, “The number one killer of black Americans.”
  • 10 Things Americans Are Worried About More Than Global Warming

    11/25/2015 6:18:35 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 2015 | Chris Martin
    Respondents were given a list of 88 things that could inspire fear. These entries ranged from world problems (like war, terrorism, nuclear attacks) to practical fears (murder, death, unemployment) to uncommon phobias (zombies, clowns, ghosts). ... Also on the list was global warming, which leading Democratic candidates have said is the biggest threat facing Americans today. But the American Fears survey revealed a much different opinion on the topic, with only 30.7% of respondents saying that global warming made them either afraid or very afraid. Global warming did not even make the top twenty. Here are some things Americans are...
  • Under Obamacare, Hospitals Merge, Doctors Merge, and Patients Pay More for Less

    11/25/2015 3:26:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/15 | Scott W. Atlas, MD
    Years after the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the American people, the health-care industry, and the courts still struggle to navigate the law. Its heavy regulations and new tax burdens have generated numerous consequences, many of which are harmful to patients and families. Although supporters point to the millions of newly insured under the law, the truth is, that as many as 90 percent of those are estimated to have enrolled into Medicaid, second-class coverage that, according to a 2014 Merritt Hawkins report, most doctors do not even accept. Even worse, the government’s Department of Health and Human...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare Endures the Death of a Thousand Facts

    11/23/2015 3:42:52 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/23/2015 | David Catron
    Until the 19th century, the Chinese practiced a method of torture called lingchi. Better known as “death by a thousand cuts” it involved slicing small pieces of flesh from a victim’s body, one by one, so that death was both protracted and utterly excruciating. This is what the realities of economics are doing to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The authors of health care “reform” believed they could ignore the dismal science. The laws of economics have rewarded this hubris by ruthlessly inflicting fact after agonizing fact on Obamacare. And, like all lingchi victims, it will eventually succumb....
  • 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 · 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...
  • 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...
  • World View: Obamacare in Death Spiral as UnitedHealth Announces Pullout

    11/21/2015 11:13:13 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2015 | John J. Xenakis
    UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest health insurer, announced on Thursday that it was expecting to lose $600 million on Obamacare policies in 2016 from the health insurance exchange websites, and may terminate its Obamacare business by 2017. This was a sudden turnabout for the company. It was just a month ago that the company had said in an earnings call that they expected to expand their Obamacare coverage in 2017. According to Dave Wichmann, president and CFO, on October 15: The annual care ratio is being modestly affected by the performance of our new [Obamacare] public exchange benefit programs which...
  • A Nation of Pill Zombies

    11/21/2015 9:03:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “I’m paid to dispense a little poison every day to people,” said a well-trained pharmacist recently. We began our conversation at a Treasure Coast GOP forum for candidates running for office. There was nothing new being said so I welcomed this conversation with a real American who was unafraid to tell the truth about a tragedy he sees every day. “Forty four out of every 100 middle aged white Americans are taking anti-depressants, more than 1 in 3,” he went on. When you multiply out his figure of 495 prescriptions for pills he fills every day at one corner, corporate...
  • HHS: Bailing out Obamacare insurers an 'obligation' of the federal government

    11/21/2015 4:19:33 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    Washtington Examiner ^ | 20 Nov 15 | Philip Klein
    The Department of Health and Human Services attempted to reassure private insurers on Thursday that they'll be able to recover losses from participating in Obamacare by claiming it was an "obligation" of the U.S. government to bail them out. At issue is a provision within the law known as the risk corridors program. Under the program, which runs from 2014 through 2016, the federal government is to collect money from health insurers doing better than expected and use those funds to provide a federal backstop to other insurers who incur larger than expected losses from rising medical claims. The idea...
  • 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...