Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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

Cost of Public Projects Is Rising — Pain Will Be Felt for Years

Troubled Cities See Exchanges as Way to Unload Retirees

    NCPA Policy Digest: Detroit is facing bankruptcy and Chicago wants to cut retiree benefit costs. Both are turning to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in what could become a road map for cash-strapped cities. The municipalities plan to end or limit health coverage for retirees under age 65 who don’t yet qualify for Medicare, with the expectation they can get insurance in the exchanges opening January 1 under the Affordable Care Act, says Bloomberg.


  • Posted: 07/08/2013
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Social Security Personal Accounts: Prosperity for All or Doubling of Taxrate

    NCPA Policy Digest: In 2010, Social Security began running a cash deficit that will continue until 2033, when the Social Security trust funds run out of money. To pay for all of the promised Social Security and Medicare benefits would require almost doubling the current total payroll tax of 15.3 percent to nearly 30 percent, says Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Heartland Institute.


  • Posted: 07/08/2013
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To Cut Std Rate, Calif Considers Condoms In Prison

Homeowners Sue Police For Violating The Little-known Third Amendment

    Ken Klukowski at Breitbart: Police arrested the Mitchell family in Nevada when the family refused to let the police take over their houses to observe the Mitchells’ neighbors. The Mitchells have sued the City of Henderson and various police officials, claiming among other things that the police violated their rights under the Third Amendment to the Constitution.


  • Posted: 07/08/2013
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New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican

Nation’s Largest Health-care Insurer Bails On Californians

    Human Events: California, which has led the way on implementation of Obamacare, has seen UnitedHealth, Aetna and Cigna all already opt out of participating in the state exchange. And now UnitedHealth has notified state regulators that it will abandon the state’s individual market altogether (it can’t come back for five years), which means 8,000 customers will have to find new coverage. The third-largest health insurer in the country, Aetna, has already left the market – and another 50,000 policyholders are searching for insurance.


  • Posted: 07/02/2013
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A Clarion Call for Freedom: Christians Must Speak Truth to Power | Nathan Cherry at Speak Up Movement Church

“GOP Fault Lines Emerging On Social Issues” | AP

NJ Asks Third Circuit to Make Sports Betting Legal; Ted Olson vs. Paul Clement as Counsel

Mass. Voters Head To Polls To Pick New Us Senator

Senate Roll Call on Immigration Vote

Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes ObamaCare Hub

Immigration reform passes key test in Senate vote

41% percent of businesses freeze hiring due to Obamacare, 19% reduce jobs

Cash-Only Doctors Abandon the Insurance System

Conservative Battle Plan After Scotus’ Az Election Law Ruling | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Will Obama’s remaining term be “scary in its detachment from reality” | George F. Will at Washington Post

Bipartisan bill would soften ObamaCare mandate

Oldest Duggar child to head Family Research Council’s legislative arm

The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public

“Pastors: Decriminalizing drug use is a good step” | Courier Post Online

Senator: IRS To Pay $70m In Employee Bonuses

The Regulated States of America | Neil Ferguson at WSJ

    Neil Ferguson at WSJ: Tocqueville also foresaw exactly how this regulatory state would suffocate the spirit of free enterprise: “It rarely forces one to act, but it constantly opposes itself to one’s acting; it does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes, and finally reduces [the] nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” If that makes you bleat with frustration, there’s still hope.


  • Posted: 06/19/2013
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Cut worker hours: Local governments join private sector to evade Obamacare

Majority of Americans Don’t Trust Newspapers and Television News

Cruz offers voting amendment after Supreme Court nixes Arizona law

McCaskill becomes first lawmaker to endorse

Navy bans racy materials as Pentagon under increasing pressure to crack down on porn

    AL.com: According to a June 13 memo, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has ordered the Under Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps to conduct an inspection of all Navy workplaces to “ensure they are free from materials that create a degrading, hostile, or offensive work environment.” . . . Morality in Media, a faith-based group dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful impacts of pornography, named the Department of Defense to its “Dirty Dozen” list, for what it says is the military’s “serious pornography problem.”


  • Posted: 06/17/2013
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State ID databases captures facial photos of more than 120 million people

Rasmussen: Most Want Donor Disclosure from Tax-Exempt Groups

Orrin Hatch: Think the IRS Is Bad Now? Just Wait. | Orrin Hatch at WSJ