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  • How do we taxpayers stop all the Obamacare commercials? (vanity)

    06/04/2012 9:54:00 PM PDT · by hecht · 6 replies
    Every night I see on Foxnews, yes Foxnews, these nauseating ads with actors pretending to have been saved by "the new health care law" . How many millions is HSS spending on these "HealthCare .gov" commercials?
  • Mitt transition pick a red flag for conservatives

    06/04/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday June 4, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Over the weekend, Politico broke the news that Mitt Romney had tapped Mike Leavitt, the former Utah Governor and HHS Secretary under George W. Bush, to lead the transition effort should Romney win the presidency. This is a very worrisome signal to conservatives holding out hope that Romney will live up to his promises to fight for limited government if elected. As Ben Domenech details, Leavitt is one of the few Republicans who has been actively campaigning for governors to implement Obamacare’s health care exchanges at the state level. [....] Leavitt has shown time and again that he is to...
  • How ‘death panels’ can prolong life in U.S. (Actual Headline Originally From Bloomberg News)

    06/04/2012 2:27:25 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 3 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | June 4, 2012 | Staff
    Average life expectancy is one of two statistics commonly used to compare the health-care systems of different nations. (The other is infant mortality.) One of the puzzles about the U.S. system is that we spend far and away the most money per capita for health care, but we rank 50th in average life expectancy ― after Macau, Malta, and Turks and Caicos, among others. We are all familiar with statistics about how much of health-care spending takes place in the last year of life, and with stories about old people who are tortured with costly treatments they don’t want and...
  • Constitutional Death for ObamaCare? The Left Threatens John Roberts and the Supreme Court

    06/04/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 18 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 28, 2012 | Doug Bandow
    The Constitution created a national government of limited, enumerated powers. Over the years the Supreme Court dismantled many of the original barriers to expansive government. Now the President and the left-wing legal establishment are lobbying the Court to ratify the unprecedented power grab known as Obamacare. America’s health care system is a mess. However, there were better options than a federal takeover through the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Which is why a majority of Americans continue to oppose the law and support its repeal. Moreover, Obamacare exceeded the federal government’s authority. States have what is known as...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 11:16:34 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president.Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants. But that's a coincidence, of course. Leavitt has said some relatively positive things about certain...
  • Friends of Obama Allowed to Opt Out

    06/04/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Emigrant Bank was recently identified to receive a waiver that would allow the bank to opt out of rigorous Dodd-Frank requirements. These of course are the same new rules and regulations that Barack deems essential to the nation. Yet when the bank’s owner, Howard Milstein, who is a close friend and was a bundler for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, protested that the new rules would seriously crimp operations of his bank, the Obama Administration worked with members of congress to grant him a waiver from the new rules. Other financial institutions and banks have consistently and vehemently argued that...
  • Nurse to feds: State grants went to politicians’ campaigns

    06/04/2012 6:53:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRIS FUSCO AND DAVE MCKINNEY
    ‘Thousands of dollars” in state grants awarded to bolster health care in minority communities instead went to pay campaign workers for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon and Democratic candidates Hendon supported, a Chicago nurse has told investigators. The nurse, Tonja Cook, 44, detailed her allegations in four interviews with state and federal authorities between October 2010 and May 2011, records show. In June 2011, federal prosecutors in Springfield charged Cook and another Chicago nurse, Margaret A. Davis, with siphoning $500,000 from state grant funds for Davis’ “personal use.” Hendon, 58, a West Side Democrat who unexpectedly retired from the Senate...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 3, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president. Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants.
  • Ministers skeptical on Elizabeth Warren

    06/04/2012 4:38:54 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/4/12 | Stephanie Ebbert
    Dogged by weeks of questions about whether her claims of Native American heritage helped advance her career, Elizabeth Warren now faces skepticism from some of Boston’s black ministers whose appearance with Scott Brown just after his 2010 election to US Senate helped shape Brown’s image as a different breed of Republican. “It will take more than an impromptu endorsement by Governor Patrick to make an intellectually compelling case why Elizabeth Warren deserves to be the next senator,” said the Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III, referring to the state’s governor, Deval Patrick, who is black. Rivers said he will ask Warren...
  • America Now a “Pro-Life” Nation

    06/04/2012 5:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Star Parker
    Do House Republicans risk being branded as extremist and out of touch by bringing abortion back into the national spotlight when supposedly the economy is all Americans care about today? Last Thursday, Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have criminalized abortion based on sex. Although the bill received healthy support, 246 – 168, including 20 Democrats that voted for it, it was not enough to pass. The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and it fell short of...
  • Obama law could be shot in the arm for Valley, state (ObamaCare) [Purge before reading]

    06/04/2012 2:26:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The SanJoaquin Valley Record ^ | June 4, 2012 | Claire Veyriras, California News Service
    California could gain as much as 100,000 jobs and $4.4 billion in economic spillover if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's health care plan, according to a report. A Bay Area Council Economic Institute report says the San Joaquin Valley would see employment rise by more than 3,500 jobs and its economy expand by $65 million. Had the health care law taken full effect in 2010, the report says California's economy - helped by federal and state subsidies - would have received a $6.7 billion boost from new spending on doctors, hospitals, medical device manufacturers and the hiring...
  • Marrying the welfare state to big government

    06/03/2012 4:31:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 3rd, 2012 | David R. Usher
    "Marital responsibility" is the priceless institution greatly missing in low-income households. Traditionally married couples and their children are the least likely to live in poverty, get in trouble, or need big government to incarcerate or care of them from womb to tomb. The welfare state and same-sex marriage are issues deeply interwoven but not commonly understood. Behind the "rights" language is the socialist purpose of feminists who have fought for decades to create the right for women to marry each other. In a nutshell: Feminists set out to destroy marriage and marginalize the influence of the church in the 1960's....
  • How Sebelius judge saved Planned Parenthood

    06/03/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT · by James Thomas · 12 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    With her first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court as governor in 2003, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius chose the proudly “third-wave” feminist, Carol Beier. It was a timely choice.
  • Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

    06/03/2012 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/01/12 | Kathy Finn
    Louisiana House approves bill banning abortions after 20 weeksBy Kathy Finn Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:50pm EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Louisiana state House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger. Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks. Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and North Carolina also have such restrictions. Under the Louisiana measure, doctors who violate the 20-week provision could face up to two years in prison.
  • NY Times Scolds Catholics, Calls HHS Mandate Lawsuits a “Stunt”

    05/30/2012 1:49:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | May 29, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    The New York Times has been unsympathetic to Catholic protests against the HHS mandate, so it was not surprising that the Times editorial board had nothing but nasty things to say about the lawsuits that recently were filed against HHS by 43 Catholic plaintiffs in a Sunday editorial. Thirteen Roman Catholic dioceses and some Catholic-related groups scattered lawsuits across a dozen federal courts last week claiming that President Obama was violating their religious freedom by including contraceptives in basic health care coverage for female employees. It was a dramatic stunt, full of indignation but built on air. Building on mixed...
  • Do We Love Romneycare?

    06/03/2012 1:08:26 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | June 1 2012 | CASEY LYONS
    This month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the national individual mandate portion of President Obama’s healthcare bill. We’ve had universal healthcare here in Massachusetts since 2006, so how’s it working out for us? WE PAY LESS:
  • No respite for pope as more documents leaked

    06/03/2012 1:22:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2012 | Phillip Pullella
    MILAN (Reuters) - Pope Benedict got no rest on Sunday from a leaks scandal when an Italian newspaper published documents showing that his butler was not the only person in possession of confidential correspondence indicating a Vatican in disarray. Benedict, 85, ended a weekend trip to Italy's industrial and financial capital Milan with a closing mass for an international gathering in which he praised traditional Catholic family values and re-stated his opposition to gay marriage.But in its Sunday edition, the Rome newspaper La Repubblica published documents it said it had received anonymously after the arrest of the pope's butler on...
  • Senator Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    05/30/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    kuer ^ | 5/30/12 | Andrea Smardon
    Senator Hatch promised the crowd of business leaders that if he were re-elected and became Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he would be well-positioned to help take down the Affordable Care Act. "If we take over in the majority, we're going to try and repeal Obamacare, and see if we can get it right," he said. Hatch and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso said they were currently focused on repealing provisions of the law including a tax on the medical device industry and on health insurance providers. Democratic Utah state Senator Pat Jones is on the Salt Lake Chamber's Health...
  • The Great Obama Blunder

    05/31/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    President Obama and his wife, the health nanny in chief, obviously don't know when they've gone too far in their crusade to socialize and Obamatize America. They couldn't stop pushing for the Obamacare mandate that would force religious organizations to pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization for their employees regardless of the institution's moral or religious objections. Now the Obamas are sorry. They've awakened the sleeping giant -- the Catholic Church. And they're going to pay the political price. Last week the University of Notre Dame and 42 other Catholic institutions sued the administration to overturn the...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012

    05/31/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT · by ZULU · 6 replies
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  • June 2012 could be America's pivotal month

    05/31/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2012 | Philip Klein
    June is usually a sleepy month during any presidential election, but not this year. Two events this month will not only affect the outcome of the presidential election, but also have a dramatic impact on the direction of the country, no matter who wins in November. On June 5, Wisconsin voters will decide whether or not to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The vote will be the culmination of an 18-month campaign by big labor to thwart Walker's public sector union reforms, which are already loosening the stranglehold that the unions had on state and local budgets. With just a...
  • Faith scholars who backed Obama in 2008 see weakening Democratic interest in religious voters

    06/03/2012 6:37:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 6/3/2012 | ap
    In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the “pew gap,” the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn’t have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it. The Democratic National Committee is promising a repeat performance in 2012. But some religious leaders and scholars who backed Obama in 2008 are skeptical. They say the Democrats have, through neglect and lack of focus, squandered the substantial gains they made with religious moderates and worry it will hurt...
  • Whining Democrat asks, "Can our country govern itself?"

    06/03/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/2012 | Doug Book
    “Until we address the crisis of the failure of our institutions to resolve the significant challenges we face, don’t expect progress on any of them.” Could any statement be more decidedly emblematic of leftist doctrine than the claim that only government and its institutions are equipped to solve the problems of life? Never mind that these are usually problems created by government in its endless quest to solve longstanding problems previously created by government! (1) Two months ago, Barack Obama’s signature “Affordable Care Act” made an unexpected appearance before the United States Supreme Court. Unexpected, that is, because few if...
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Macy's Goes On the Down Low, Hooks Up With Obama Gay Group for 'Election Year' Campaign

    06/02/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies
    Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Kristinn
    While conservative activists have focused on the promotion of gay marriage by store chains J.C. Penny and Target, Macy's has gone under the culture radar in its partnership with the Obama-allied homosexual group, the Human Rights Campaign. The incoming president of HRC, Chad Griffin is an Obama bundler.You won't see it in Macy's weekly sales circular, and you'd be hard pressed to find it on the front page of the Macy's website, but the Human Rights Camapign is loud and proud in declaring its partnership with Macy's urging customers to purchase "election year" Vote Equality t-shirts with the proceeds going...
  • It All Comes Down to Race: Your opinions on health care reform, taxes, even the president’s dog..

    06/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters, who will have the chance to legalize the practice in a November referendum, since PPP’s last poll on the subject in March. Then, 56 percent had been opposed to the new marriage law and...
  • How the Left is trying to destroy America (Vanity)

    06/02/2012 4:53:45 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 38 replies
    June, 2, 2012 | Self
    How would they destroy our economic system and self governing system and replace them with something else? It takes patience. First they must convince the populace that America is the main source of many of the world's problems. Furthermore, that Free Enterprise created the current real economic threat, the imagined ecological stress and that government can do better by playing the Blame Game using the following: - Propaganda - Generational dependency - Regulations on business - Attack Industry - Divide and Conquer Americans - Mob rule - Destroy the Military from within - Attack, corrupt and infiltrate Religion and Morality...
  • Are Republicans Bending On ‘Obamacare’? (Allen West is "wavering"???)

    06/02/2012 7:16:29 PM PDT · by ak267 · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/28/2012 | Sahil Kapur
    As the landmark Supreme Court decision looms next month, Republicans have been privately considering a plan to reinstate some popular provisions of “Obamacare” if it’s struck down. The revelation sent conservative advocates — who have demanded nothing less than total repeal — into a tizzy, which forced House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to reaffirm his commitment to “repealing Obamacare in its entirety,” declaring that “[a]nything short of that is unacceptable.” But more evidence is emerging that Republicans believe that’s not tenable. Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a tea party darling, told ThinkProgress that he supports preserving three popular provisions of the...
  • Hospitals fight drug scarcity, fear patients harmed [much worse since Obamacare was passed]

    06/02/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2012 | Anna Yukhananov
    A few hundred medicines make the list of drugs in short supply: anesthetics, drugs for nausea and nutrition, infection treatments and diarrhea pills. A separate list has scarce cancer drugs for leukemia or breast cancer.The growing scarcity of sterile, injectable drugs is one of the biggest issues confronting hospitals across the country, and will be a key issue at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this weekend. Health officials blame the shortages on industry consolidation that has left only a handful of generic manufacturers of these drugs, even as the number of drugs going off patent...
  • A Grim Jobs Report for America

    06/02/2012 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | Larry Kudlow
    You would think $1 trillion in spending stimulus and $2.5 trillion of Fed pump-priming would produce an economy a whole lot stronger than 1.9 percent GDP, which was the revised first-quarter number. And you’d think all that government spending would deliver a whole lot more jobs than 69,000 in May. But it hasn’t happened. The Keynesian government-spending model has proven a complete failure. It’s the Obama model. And it has produced such an anemic recovery that frankly, at 2 percent growth, we’re back on the front end of a potential recession. If anything goes wrong -- like another blow-up in...
  • Is ObamaCare Slowing the Economy?

    06/02/2012 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Everyone knows that ObamaCare will discourage employment. Everyone who stops and thinks that is. Yesterday's job report was genuinely awful. Here is a congressional hearing on why ObamaCare is making things worse. By mandating that employers buy expensive health insurance for their employees, the new health reform law will raise the cost of labor and make it more expensive than otherwise to hire new workers. Plus, the law forces employees to have this expensive fringe benefit, even if they would prefer a less costly health plan in exchange for higher wages. To make matters worse, the health plan that employers...
  • The Sebelius and Dowd Heresy

    06/02/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 6/1/12 | Father Robert Barron
    Last week, two prominent Catholic women -- Kathleen Sebelius in an address to the graduates of Georgetown University's public policy school, and Maureen Dowd in a column published in the New York Times -- delivered strong statements about the Church's role in civil society. Dowd's column was more or less a screed, while Sebelius's address was relatively measured in tone. Yet both were marked by some pretty fundamental misunderstandings, which have, sadly, become widespread. Echoing an army of commentators from the last fifty years, Dowd exults in James Joyce's characterization of the Catholic Church (drawn, it appears, from the pages...
  • FDR, Obama and the Supreme Court

    06/01/2012 7:30:30 PM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 11 replies
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 6/1/2012 | Nancy Tengler
    Amity Shlaes should be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for her epic history of the Great Depression: The Forgotten Man. But, she won't. She won't because she portrays an historical and economically sound assessment of the facts of the Great Depression rather than the whitewashed history taught in our schools. Much like the Obama Administration's profligate spending and castigation of the court, FDR greatly expanded government spending during his first term and used the Commerce Clause to attempt to regulate private businesses. The Schechter brothers were butchers, the middle-men between the farmer who raised chickens and the retail stores...
  • Komen Foundation; laying down dogs coming up with fleas, but probably doesn’t care

    06/01/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We are winning; defeating the evil that is liberalism in large and small battles ways every day. What is happening to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation governing board is a good example of our victories. Last January when the Komen board was confronted with the fact that secretly produced videos proved Planned Parenthood would knowingly arrange an abortion for a supposed under aged prostitute, it did the right thing and stopped funding the death mills. They listened to their donors who demanded they stop giving their money to a group devoted to killing babies. Nevertheless, within days...
  • Health Care rationing IS A FACT!

    06/01/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 7 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Spring 2012 | Dr. David Janda in video
    If you never watch another 6 MINUTE VIDEO - WATCH THIS ONE! DR. DAVID JANDA from Ann Arbor , a nationally known health care expert spoke on on behalf of candidate Rob Steele on Sunday Oct 10 2011 in Saline, WI. His comments here are repeats of his testimony before congress - the one you never heard about in Obama's media. THIS WILL SEND CHILLS DOWN YOUR SPINE - GUARANTEED.
  • Obamacare Has 'Bent the Insurance Cost-Curve North, Not South,' Insurance Executive

    06/01/2012 10:11:08 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 6/1/12 | Susan Jones
    That's because the law requires health plans to cover individuals, such as adult children, that they did not cover in the past; it bars health plans from putting lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits; and it requires plans to provide preventive care services -- including contraceptives in a few months' time -- at no out-of-pocket cost to the enrollee, Edward Fensholt told the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
  • Threats, deals got drug companies on board with Obama: GOP releases data on health care talks

    06/01/2012 8:24:34 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Top administration officials cut backroom deals with the nation’s top drug companies to win support for President Obama’s health care overhaul, threatening them with steeper taxes if they resisted and promising a better financial deal for the industry if they acquiesced, according to internal documents released Thursday by House Republicans. In some of the key deals, Mr. Obama agreed to drop his long-standing support for letting Americans buy cheaper foreign prescription drugs — something the pharmaceutical industry vehemently opposed — and the drugmakers promised to mount a public campaign to sell the public on the health care legislation. The drug...
  • Obama Tells Donors Health-Care Fight May Loom After Court Rules

    05/31/2012 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
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  • Daddy, Where Were You in June, 2012?

    05/31/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT · by exit82 · 96 replies
    original content ^ | 05/3/12 | exit82
    The month of June, 2012 is about to dawn. The next 30 days will encompass a series of important events as only very few months in our country’s history have witnessed. These events, while as different as snowflakes, will intertwine in a way that will make their effects magnified in a manner that few can foresee today. Our country is in the midst of an important election season. In November, a President will be elected, one third of Senators will be elected, and all 435 members of the House will be elected. Additionally, there will be countless elections in the...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • Pelosi: ObamaCare Will Be Upheld 6-3, "Because I Know The Constitution"

    05/31/2012 12:49:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 66 replies
    When asked why she is so confident the Supreme Court will uphold the health care law, Pelosi says, "Because I know the Constitution." "This bill is ironclad," she continued. "It is ironclad. Nobody was frivolous with the Constitution and the health of the American people in writing the bill,” she said. “So, that’s where my confidence springs from, the merit of the bill and the nature of the Constitution. The makeup of the court, well, we’ll see." Video at link
  • Pelosi: Obamacare Will Be Upheld 6-3, ‘Because I Know the Constitution’

    05/31/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies
    Pelosi: Obamacare Will Be Upheld 6-3, ‘Because I Know the Constitution’ By Elizabeth Harrington May 31, 2012 Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington's posts (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, predicting a 6-3 decision because, as she remarked, “I know the Constitution.” At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi, “Madame Leader, the Supreme Court is getting ready to rule in the next month or so on the health care bill, and you’ve expressed pretty high confidence – I think you...
  • Henninger: Church Is Still Not State

    05/31/2012 4:51:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-31-12 | Daniel Henninger
    How ironic it will be if Catholic voters, about 27% of the electorate, put the first Mormon in the White House some 50 years after John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic president. More telling, though, about the current state of the American mind will be the fact that after more than a thousand days and events in Barack Obama's presidency, the reason for this result will be an unexpected reaffirmation of an American principle older than the country's first presidential election: the free exercise of religion. Also telling about the current American mind is that the Democratic progressives who...
  • Christian College Says ObamaCare Will Double Insurance Costs

    05/30/2012 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Curtis Johnson got the shock of his life yesterday when he opened a letter from Clearwater Christian College and discovered that his student health insurance fee was going to more than double – thanks to President Obama’s healthcare reform law. Last year, the 19-year-old from Hutchinson, Kan. paid $600 for health insurance coverage. But in the fall, Johnson will have to pay $1,330 – an amount he said is “becoming unaffordable.” “It’s a lot of money for a college kid,” he told Fox News Radio. “This law has not only raised the cost to me, it’s become unbearable for many...
  • Seniors chop up AARP cards in Voter ID protest

    05/30/2012 12:41:37 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Star Tribune (MN) ^ | May 23, 2012 | Jennifer Brooks
    Conservative groups are calling on Minnesota seniors to boycott the American Association of Retired Persons over the group’s opposition to the photo identification measure on the November ballot. To drive their point home, seniors gathered at a Wednesday press conference snipped AARP cards into shreds. They say there are conservative-affiliated groups that can give them the same senior discounts and that share their conviction that requiring a photo ID to vote will reduce voter fraud.
  • Father blames hospital after baby born in waiting room dies

    05/30/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 21, 2012 | NewsCore
    Steven Yorke and his partner Sara Proud went to Leicester Royal Infirmary on Sunday night when Proud realized she was in labor... they were told to wait in a side room with other expectant parents...80 minutes later, baby Kyle was born while Yorke was trying to find help. When two midwives did come to assist, the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck. Kyle was quickly delivered and rushed off in the hope of being revived, but those attempts were unsuccessful.
  • Pelosi predicts court will uphold health-care reform

    05/30/2012 1:54:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Woodland Daily Democrat ^ | May 29, 2012 | Josh Richman
    SAN FRANCISCO -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she expects the U.S. Supreme Court next month will uphold President Obama's signature legislation: the Affordable Care Act. "We believe that this bill constitutionally is iron-clad," she told a crowd of about 550 at a Commonwealth Club event in the Fairmont Hotel. "I expect a 6-3 'aye' verdict from the Supreme Court." Pelosi, whose discussion with the club was meant to commemorate her 25th anniversary in Congress, said the bill is among her proudest legislative accomplishments. More than 80 million Americans -- young people allowed to remain on their...
  • Obama ad suggests girls cannot succeed in life without the HHS mandate [Video]

    05/29/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/29/12 | ohn Rossomando
    The Obama campaign has released a new ad suggesting that little girls will never be able to live full lives unless the government subsidizes their birth control. The YouTube video titled “Letters to the President: The Dreams of Our Daughters” features a mother talking about her two young daughters, six-year-old Daisy and nine-year-old Caroline, in a letter to President Obama. She thanks him for the HHS mandate, which requires all religious institutions and other businesses to include free coverage for birth control, sterilization and abortifacient drugs even if it violates their deeply held religious beliefs. While no overt mention of...
  • Many hospitals, doctors offer cash discount for medical bills

    05/29/2012 12:10:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 27 May 2012 | Chad Terhune
    The lowest price is usually available only if patients don't use their health insurance. In one case, blood tests that cost an insured patient $415 would have been $95 in cash. A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336. Then Snyder tripped across one of the little-known secrets of healthcare: If she hadn't used her insurance, her bill would have been even lower, just $1,054. "I couldn't believe it," said...
  • Yes, the IRS Can Use Liens and Incarceration to Enforce ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

    05/29/2012 5:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Here’s a poor, unsuccessful letter I sent to the editor of the Washington Post: A recent article [“Could the health-care law work without the individual mandate?”, Mar. 28, A8] claims the IRS “will be barred from using … collection tools such as placing liens or threatening incarceration” to enforce compliance with the requirement that Americans obtain health insurance. Not so.Suppose the IRS assesses me a $1,000 penalty for failing to obtain health insurance. It is true that the law prohibits the IRS from using liens or incarceration to collect that $1,000. But, money being fungible, the IRS may simply deem...