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  • KS Supreme Court: Chad Taylor's Name Will Not Appear On Ballot

    09/18/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by lacrew · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 9-18-14 | AP
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot
  • Obama, Sebelius Blame ‘Right-Wing Media,’ ‘Billionaires’ For Obamacare Failures

    06/18/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took aim at her “hostile” right-wing opponents Tuesday, in her first speech after resigning her top post. “We had right-wing media, leadership in Congress who was determined on the House side to stop this law at any cost, shadow political organizations, hostile governors, hostile legislators, all working to make sure you couldn’t do the job that was so important,” Sebelius gushed, only once mentioning “our well-known issues with the website” putting a damper on customers getting coverage. She wasn’t alone. President Obama pre-taped a message for the conference, taking the...
  • Sebelius Reign Of Incompetence Over

    Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. Sebelius must rank among the top 5 incompetent cabinet secretaries of all time. She should have resigned when the Obamacare website failed. Her agency had three years to put the website together and make sure it was up to snuff. That website has less traffic than Amazon and any number of online retailers. Yet it failed spectacularly. In fact, the website still fails on a regular basis. It remains difficult to sign up for Obamacare and it’s nearly impossible to cancel a policy on the website. The website alone ought to be enough for Sebelius to...

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • Sebelius says mandate won't be delayed (Oops!!!!)

    03/12/2014 9:17:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    The Obama administration will not delay ObamaCare's individual mandate or the March 31 deadline for enrolling in the new healthcare law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.Sebelius offered the assurance during testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee, where Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) noted the administration has made dozens of other changes or delays to the law. ADVERTISEMENT Given problems caused by ObamaCare's faulty website last year, Brady asked Sebelius directly if delays to the individual mandate or enrollment deadline were next.“No sir,” Sebelius responded on both counts.
  • Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott

    02/25/2014 6:19:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Austin Ruse
    There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year. Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O’Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics. Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they haven’t even made. “Recently, various individuals and organizations announced their intention to boycott GS cookies this year, based on mistaken beliefs about our...
  • Anti-Abortion Groups Don't Want You to Buy Thin Mints

    02/06/2014 9:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | M.L. JOHNSON
    Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott. The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, another Democrat who supports abortion rights. "It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," said John...
  • HHS: 8,300 Words About the Dangers of Tobacco Smoking, But Not a Single Word About Pot Smoking

    01/21/2014 6:07:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies ^ | January 20, 2014 | Susan Jones
    ( - "We're still a country very much addicted to tobacco," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a news conference last Friday, as she urged communities, schools and businesses to "help make the next generation a tobacco-free generation." A transcript of that news conference runs around 8,300 words, but there isn't a single word about the adverse health effects of marijuana smoking -- even as more states jump on the pot-legalization bandwagon. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and "frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same...
  • Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius

    01/04/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied that it is yet another of a seemingly endless series of “glitches” to the program. “Though this may come as a shock to some, the world is over-populated,” Sebelius contended. “Adding more people is something we need to discourage. Since we cannot outright restrict family sizes like they do in China we have to make do with a 'second-best' policy. The annoyance and anxiety factors that attend the paperwork aspect of the...
  • Sebelius: No more ObamaCare delays

    12/31/2013 5:00:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    Sebelius: No more ObamaCare delays Published December 31, 2013 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, on the eve of the ObamaCare launch, told Fox News she doesn't anticipate any more delays for the health care law. The secretary voiced confidence in the law as her department announced what it claimed was a "surge" in enrollment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that more than 2.1 million people have enrolled through the federal- and state-run marketplaces. "I'm thrilled that we're going to have millions of people for the first time that have health security, and it...

    12/20/2013 8:14:42 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 155 replies ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    You likely hear it every day. And if it bugs you, you’re not alone. The most annoying word in American conversation has been revealed: “whatever.” And get this: it’s the fifth year in a row the nine-letter casual word has taken top ticked-off honors. According to a Marist poll, 38 percent of Americans can’t stand the word. Taking second-place honors is “like” with 22 percent, then “you know” with 18 percent followed by “just sayin” with 14 percent and “obviously” with 6 percent. The 38 percent number is up six points from last year.
  • Sebelius: Yes, Some Will Pay More for Health Insurance Under Obamacare

    12/17/2013 8:40:44 AM PST · by Hoodat · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/2013 - 09:00 | Daniel Harper
    On a recent trip to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted that, yes, some people will be paying more for health insurance under Obamacare:Sebelius Admits Americans Could Pay More For Insurance Due To Oba . . ."More back tracking now from the Obama administration admitting that some Americans will pay more for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act," said the Florida news anchor. "During a visit to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopped at a local library to talk to local residents about enrolling on the health insurance website. She also acknowledged that...
  • Sebelius: People Who Lost Plans ‘Thrilled with the Choices Now Available to Them’

    12/12/2013 10:23:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 11, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The millions of Americans who received termination notices for their insurance policies are “thrilled” that they now have other options on the exchanges, saus HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The cancellations allowed people to be “unlocked from a policy” that most actually didn’t want, she explained during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. “A lot of individuals who received cancellation notices are thrilled with the choices that are now available to them.”(continued)
  • 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[.]”
  • Kathleen Sebelius Concedes More May Lose Healthcare

    12/11/2013 2:59:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 12/11/13 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius conceded that when the one-year exemption for businesses with more than 50 employees expires next year, even more Americans may lose health insurance plans which they were promised they could keep. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, asked Sebelius if some "small group plans" could be canceled, as individual plans have been, because "they do not comply with the ACA." "Yes, sir," Sebelius replied.
  • Who's Your Person of the Year?

    12/09/2013 4:52:37 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 57 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | Troy Senik
    As a couple of Ricochetti have noted over on the Member Feed, Time magazine released its list of finalists for person of the year earlier today. The decidedly JV lineup includes the following: Bashar Assad, President of Syria Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder Ted Cruz, Texas Senator Miley Cyrus, Singer Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church Barack Obama, President of the United States Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker Edith Windsor, Gay rights activist With the possible exception of Ted Cruz, I doubt that anyone on this list would...
  • Kathleen Sebelius, you are not doing a heck of a job

    12/09/2013 1:28:10 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | December 7, 2013 | STEVE ROSE
    ... Sebelius and I have been friendly, despite the fact that I did not support her for governor. ... what business would keep the executive employed who had three-and-a-half years and $500 million to smoothly implement the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, and then blow it? Surely, the thought of her forced resignation must have crossed President Barack Obama’s mind. * Senate rules have now changed, and only 51 votes are needed. * That’s a big reason why I have waited to urge this politically sensitive action. Until now, it just didn’t seem realistic. * If anyone happens...
  • Sebelius: Obamacare opens door wider to gays, AIDS victims

    12/04/2013 3:41:11 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 120 replies ^ | JUNE 3, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that Obamacare will place a special focus on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community because "for too long...[they] were pushed to the side," Paul Bedard reported at the Washington Examiner. "LGBT individuals have faced limited access to health care and insurance. They have been less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, they have higher rates of tobacco use, and they are often at increased risk for mental health illness," she said. To counter this, the administration is drawing attention to new benefits...
  • Sebelius adds Christmas levity to frustrating ObamaCare shopping experience?

    11/30/2013 11:24:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Sebelius adds Christmas levity to frustrating ObamaCare shopping experience? Published November 30, 2013 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, embattled over glitch-plagued, is suggesting some standard holiday shopping tips for Americans trying to buy insurance on the website. In an apparent attempt at holiday levity amid coal-tinged criticism, Sebelius suggests Americans “avoid the lines” by shopping on the site during off-peak hours, after weeks of the ObamaCare site crashing because of too many visitors at once. “As the holiday shopping season heads into high gear, we have some consumer friendly shopping tips for individuals looking for quality...
  • Texas Enroll America official resigns after proclaiming Obama loyalty in video

    11/27/2013 8:20:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 26, 2013 | By Stephanie McNeal
    The Texas communications director for Enroll America has resigned after a conservative watchdog group posted a video of him discussing his Democratic leanings. A spokesman for the self-proclaimed non-profit, non-partisan group, which is leading efforts to enroll Americans in ObamaCare, confirmed to Chris Tarango has resigned after the video by Project Veritas was posted online.