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News Briefing for Wednesday, April 29

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: IRS watchdog finds 6,400 missing Lois Lerner emails “…Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said the news was another development in a "long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable." "It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as (the inspector general) continues the investigation," she said in a statement…” http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/politics/irs-watchdog-finds-6400-missing-lois-lerner-emails/index.html     HEALTHCARE: Two in three Obamacare beneficiaries had to repay ...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 22, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: GOP Slams Obama's SOTU Speech as Divisive, Confrontational (Quote by Jenny Beth) “Republicans Tuesday charged President Barack Obama with putting forth a highly divisive State of the Union speech that offered no new proposals and included a plan to raise $320 billion in new taxes that had no chance of passing Congress. "He's just being confrontational," Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, told Newsmax, focusing on Obama's tax plan. "He knows that's not going to pass either chamber of Congress. "In putting these policies forward, the president has shown that he has no interest in seeking common ground ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

HEALTHCARE: McConnell: Repealing Obamacare Could Be ‘Number One’ For New Senate “Incoming Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to make repealing Obamacare one of the first votes of the new, Republican-controlled Senate. “Number one: We certainly will have a vote on proceeding to a bill to repeal Obamacare,” McConnell told Roll Call on Monday. “It was a very large issue in the campaign.” That doesn’t mean repeal will actually go through — McConnell was sure to note that while Republicans control the Senate, bills still end up on President Obama’s desk. “It is a statement to the obvious, however, that Obama — ...

News Briefing for Monday, December 1, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Exclusive: U.S. CEOs threaten to pull tacit Obamacare support over 'wellness' spat “Leading U.S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration's challenge to certain "workplace wellness" programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter. Major U.S. corporations have broadly supported President Barack Obama's healthcare reform despite concerns over several of its elements, largely because it included provisions encouraging the wellness programs. The programs aim to control healthcare costs by reducing smoking, obesity, hypertension and other risk ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HEALTHCARE: POWERS RIPS OBAMA: IT’S NOT GOP’S FAULT OBAMACARE WEBSITE DIDN’T WORK “USA Today columnist slammed President Obama over a story in Politico quoting administration officials and painting the president as “fed up” and longing for the campaign trail on Monday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. “First of all, the idea that this is the story that's coming out from the White House that somehow that this is supposed to be helpful?...they're not just portraying him as checked out. They're portraying him as a self-pitying, self-involved, pathetic person. Now, whether what they're saying is accurate or not, we don't ...

News Briefing for Friday, October 24, 2014

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare rate increases fuel Republican attacks ahead of midterm elections “ObamaCare rate increases are coming to some key battleground states, fueling Republican attacks ahead of next month’s midterm elections. “It looks like we're going to have double digit premium increases in places like Alaska, and Iowa and Louisiana, said health economist John Goodman. “Where we've got very close races for Senate, and Republican candidates are making a big deal over this." The next ObamaCare open enrollment season begins Nov. 15, just 11 days after the Nov. 4 elections. Because the enrollment season is so close, the rate increases in ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Federal Court Deals Another Blow to Obamacare “Today in Pruitt v. Burwell, District Judge Ronald A. White of the Eastern District of Oklahoma followed the reasoning of the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Halbig v. Sebelius, striking down the extension of unlawful tax subsidies even though Oklahoma had declined to establish its own state insurance exchange. The court concluded that the phrase “established by the State” means what it says. This may foreshadow an even deeper circuit split, underscoring how important it is that the Supreme Court review these cases at the soonest opportunity.  The court’s conclusion is worth quoting ...

TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Murderers, Rapists, Gang Members Among Immigrant 'Children' The children streaming across our border are refugees fleeing violence in their home countries, Democrats say. That isn’t true. The primary reason they came to the U.S. was because they think they’ll be allowed to stay, said 219 of 230 illegal immigrant children and adult family members interviewed by the Border Patrol in May, according to a report by the El Paso Intelligence Center. ...Murder rates may be declining in Central America ...

TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Outbreak on the Border Health authorities at a Navy base in Southern California took steps last weekend to curtail an outbreak of pneumonia and swine flu among illegal immigrant children housed at the facility, according to U.S. officials. The outbreak of disease among several of the nearly 600 immigrant children at the Naval Base Ventura County, located north of Los Angeles, initially was thought to be caused by deadly bacterial streptococcal meningitis, according to one official close to the issue. … President Barack Obama has not dealt directly with the crisis. During a recent visit to Denver, the president was photographed drinking beer and ...

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On Saturday, The New York Times reported the libertarian-leaning Koch brothers are considering buying the eight newspapers part of the Tribune empire – including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant. Big government activists and proponents are none too happy, of course: Last month, shortly after L.A. Weekly first reported on Koch Industries’ interest in the Tribune papers, the liberal Web site Daily Kos and Courage Campaign, a Los Angeles-based liberal advocacy group, collected thousands of signatures protesting such a deal. Conservatives, meanwhile, welcomed the idea of a ...