Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A total of 44 NEA state affiliates lost members since 2008-09, including 22 with double-digit percentage losses

Doctors Are Skeptical and Confused About ObamaCare

Conservative plan to defund Obamacare puts McConnell in tough spot

Objecting to the Declaration of Independence | Bradley Smith at NRO

Hillary Clinton Group Raises $1 Million

U. of Cal. Professor Pegs National Debt At Nearly $90 Trillion Dollars

Are Republicans Fooling Themselves About Obamacare? | Byron York at NRO

    Byron York at NRO: On the other hand, a lot of thoughtful conservatives are looking beyond Oct. 1 to Jan. 1, the day the law (except for the parts the president has unilaterally postponed) is scheduled to go fully into effect. On that day the government will begin subsidizing health insurance for millions of Americans. (A family of four with income as high as $88,000 will be eligible for subsidies.) When people begin receiving that entitlement, the dynamics of the Obamacare debate will change. At that point, the Republican mantra of total repeal will become obsolete.

  • Posted: 07/30/2013
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How to Use Obamacare to Scam Taxpayers | Heritage Foundation

Penthouse, Playboy deemed appropriate for sale on military bases

Conservatives request IRS review of group that is promoting ObamaCare

La. City Police Arrested Men Under Sodomy Law

Four of five adults in U.S. struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or welfare reliance

Coburn: Government shutdown over ObamaCare would destroy the GOP

Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint

Castro in plea deal: ‘I’m addicted to pornography’

NC lawmakers approve voter ID law

Sex, money and lies: ‘Culture of Corruption’ boomerangs on Democrats as scandals blossom nationwide

Sen. Roy Blunt won’t back defund Obamacare strategy

Major Health Insurance Company Leaving S.C.

Senators are promised 50 years of secrecy for tax reform proposals

Some Democrats turning on Obamacare

Yes, We Do Have a Debt Problem: 75.1% of GDP and rising

Who made call to delay ObamaCare mandate? Republicans want names

McConnell tries to tamp Senate GOP revolt over spending levels

DC Circuit: FDA must block import of sodium thiopental used in lethal injections

Cuccinelli, McAuliffe spar at Va. gubernatorial debate

44% Rate Obama Administration’s IRS Response As Poor

Heritage Foundation Becomes a Handful for the GOP

    Wall Street Journal (via Google): For four decades, the Heritage Foundation was a stately think tank that sought to define conservative thinking for Republicans. Now, in one of the more significant transformations in the capital’s intellectual firmament, it has become an activist political operation trying to alter the course of conservative thinking. It now challenges establishment Republican leaders as much as it informs them, making waves in the process.

  • Posted: 07/23/2013
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Rasmussen: 61% Expect Health Care in U.S. To Get Worse Over Next Two Years

Wyoming Senate race between Cheney, Enzi is new battle in GOP’s war

Republicans in Arizona Are at Odds on Medicaid

Cruz, Paul Address Religious Leaders In Des Moines

HHS: Premiums under ObamaCare lower than expected

Obamacare, Simplified | Heritage Foundation

Survey: Do Americans Believe Capitalism and Government are Working?

ObamaCare’s Definition of a Full-Time Job Needs Revising | Susan Collins and Joe Donnelly at WSJ

A Health Scare for Democrats | Kimberly A. Strassel at WSJ

Obama’s Pants On Fire In White House Obamacare Speech | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

$990K Federal Grant to Teach High School Students In Los Angeles How To Promote Obamacare

Detroit files for largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

Detroit Pension Funds Sue to Block City Bankruptcy Filing

Grover Norquist open to backing Cheney over Enzi

GOP struggles for traction in pivotal North Carolina Senate race

Emboldened McCain eyes lead role in showdown over debt and deficit

Jimmy Carter: “America has no functioning democracy”

    Spiegel (translation by Google): Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in the wake of the NSA Spähskandals criticized the American political system. ”America has no functioning democracy,” Carter said Tuesday at a meeting of the “Atlantic Bridge” in Atlanta . . . Carter has repeatedly warned that the United States sharply declined due to excessive restriction of civil rights, their moral authority. Last year he wrote in an article in the “New York Times”, new U.S. laws “never before seen breach our privacy by the government” allowed the.

  • Posted: 07/18/2013
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How Big Government Co-Opted Charities | James Piereson at WSJ

    James Piereson at Wall Street Journal (via Google): Much of the not-for-profit sector has become a junior partner in administering the welfare state . . . The publication Giving USA, which tracks charitable spending, reports that the government now supplies one-third of all funds raised by not-for-profit organizations . . . Planned Parenthood, also an influential advocate for government spending, received more than $25 million in federal grants in 2012 . . . Religious organizations also receive large infusions of federal funds. Catholic Charities USA receives more than half of its funding each year ($554 million in 2010) from federal grants.

  • Posted: 07/18/2013
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Able-bodied woman wants surgery to make her paraplegic

    FoxNews: Many people dread not being able to use their legs – but for one woman, it’s her dream come true. Chloe Jennings-White suffers from a rare psychological condition known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder. An able-bodied 58-year-old woman, Jennings-White fantasizes about being a paraplegic and wants to undergo spinal surgery to make her legs stop working, The Sun reported.

  • Posted: 07/17/2013
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Due to Increased Regulations, Millions of Americans Abroad Forced to Reconsider U.S. Citizenship

Driving somewhere? There’s a government record of that

    MyFoxNY: Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movement of every vehicle with a license plate, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. Affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings, the scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles and note their location, uploading that information into police databases. Departments keep the records for weeks or years, sometimes indefinitely.

  • Posted: 07/17/2013
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Gop Committee To Back Enzi Over Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney to primary Sen. Enzi in Wyoming

Problems of the black underclass are largely cultural | Richard Cohen at Washington Post

Parenting Columnist Targeted By Ky. Board Sues

GOP leaders pushed to allow House vote on defunding the NSA

Treasury: Debt Has Been Exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 56 Days

Lew: Debt limit increase not up for negotiation

Ice Arrests 255 People In Child Exploitation Cases

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans

How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

“National gay blood drive aims to lift donation ban”

Boehner: House to vote next week on delaying ObamaCare mandates

House Panel: We Need Answers from Treasury on Decision to Suspend Obamacare’s Employer Mandate

Big Government Implodes | Daniel Heninger at Wall Street Journal

    Daniel Heninger at Wall Street Journal: Mark July 3, 2013, as the day Big Government finally imploded. July 3 was the quiet afternoon that a deputy assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy announced in a blog post that the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate would be delayed one year. Something about the “complexity of the requirements.” The Fourth’s fireworks couldn’t hold a candle to the sound of the U.S. government finally hitting the wall.

  • Posted: 07/11/2013
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GOP wants new cost estimate for health law after mandate delay

Why The White House Is Panicking About ObamaCare | Forbes

2nd Circuit: Second Amend. rights can be conditioned on NYC’s $340 “administrative fee”

With Dems On Defensive, GOP Has Chance To Win Senate | Michael Barone at Human Events

Video: Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, delivers forceful speech for freedom

GOP Eyes Abbott As Gov. Perry’s Successor In Texas

IRS Releases 2,000+ Social Security Numbers

What You Need To Know Right Now About Obamacare Open Enrollment

Obama to Use Google and Campaign Model to Make Gov’t Smarter

Web groups sue to block NJ law on underage sex ads