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News Briefing for Friday, February 20th, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Co-Ops: A Bigger Scandal Than Solyndra? “The decline and bankruptcy of insurance co-ops conceived by Obamacare is being trumpeted as another emblem of the law’s many failures. But the fiasco speaks to a much more parochial flaw that animates progressive PGR -0.15% views on healthcare. The co-ops aren’t dying only because they were hastily constructed, or poorly managed. Their disaster is far more willful and deliberate. They meant to lose money. Last year, the co-ops made a big bet. While private plans were raising their premiums for the second year of Obamacare, the co-ops proposed sharp cuts. Liberal policy makers ...

News Briefing for Thursday, February 5, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Sen. Cruz: 'Absolutely' Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare http://cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/sen-cruz-absolutely-use-reconciliation-repeal-obamacare   Ed Schultz: Obamacare Defunding Votes Are "Symbolic Hatred" For Obama “House Republicans pass another Obamacare repeal, despite the overall success of the law. Ed Schultz calls it a "colossal" waste of taxpayer time and money." http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/02/04/ed_schultz_obamacare_defunding_votes_are_symbolic_hatred_for_obama.html   Counting Repeal Votes “House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted yesterday that House Republicans ...

News Briefing for Saturday, December 20, 2014

HEALTHCARE: CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid to promote ObamaCare “The Obama administration announced Friday that it will partner with eight pharmacy chains around the country to promote coverage on ObamaCare's marketplaces.  CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Wal-mart and several smaller chains will provide consumers with information about the healthcare law through written materials, events and targeted outreach, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS assisted in promoting the exchanges last year. "Pharmacies and pharmacists are a trusted source of information for consumers who have health-related ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, December 16

HEALTHCARE: OBAMA: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ... TO SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE “President Obama is turning to Mariah Carey’s popular Christmas song  in an attempt to sell Obamacare. When the president appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier this morning, the host sang part of the chorus which includes the lyrics: “I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know.  Make my wish come true, baby, all I want for Christmas…” “… is for you to sign up for healthcare at healthcare.gov,” Obama finished, without singing. After the song, Obama joked that Seacrest should stick to being a radio host instead of ...

News Briefing for Thursday, October 16, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Report: Deficit will grow $131 billion under Obamacare “Obamacare will add more than $100 billion to the nation's deficit, according to a report issued by the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee. Democrats dispute the findings of the report, however, with one top aide calling it “garbage.” The Senate Budget Committee GOP staff crunched updated data on the Affordable Care Act, provided by the Congressional Budget Office, which they said refutes the agency's 2012 conclusion that the health care law would cut the deficit by $109 billion by 2022. Instead, GOP budget staffers say the law will increase the deficit by $131 ...

Time to let the Ex-Im Bank go

Most Americans probably have no idea what the Export-Import bank even is, much less why it’s in the news right now. Yet it’s becoming the latest front in the fight to trim federal government. The Ex-Im Bank was established in 1934 to serve as a credit agency that could finance the foreign purchase of American-made goods. What started as a New Deal-era program, however, has morphed into a taxpayer-funded government machine of corporate welfare for foreign interests who buy American products. And if Congress doesn’t act by the end of September to reauthorize the bank, it will run out of funding. What does that mean for the average American, ...

Democrat Congressman Hits Panic Button

While the words, ‘the sky is falling,’ weren’t uttered, Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch did exclaim that the you-know-what is “going to hit the fan” when the full implementation of Obamacare goes into effect. Unlike some of his left-leaning peers, whose conversations have solely focused on the law’s potential electoral consequences, the Congressman genuinely talked about concerns, which most Americans have expressed. “There are parts of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, that were postponed because they are unpalatable,” he told the Boston Herald. The “Cadillac tax” that goes into effect in a few years and taxes ...

Standing up to Government Attacks on the First Amendment

On Tuesday, Tea Party Patriots, along with other First Amendment supporters, were out in full force on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. We were there – in the cold, wet snow –because that is how important we believe our First Amendment rights are. When constitutional rights are under attack by our own government, you better believe Tea Party Patriots will be there to advocate for liberty. We were joined by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rep. Louis Gohmert from Texas, Live Action’s Lila Rose, Concerned Women of America’s Penny Nancy, and others. Once again, we proved we are a force to be reckoned with. While we view the government’s ...

Obama makes sure we “feel the pain”

Yesterday, Huffington Post reported sequestration is weakening public defenders across the nation: As the effects of sequestration take hold, one of the most harmed professional groups has been federal public defenders. The federal public defender system has been forced to absorb an estimated $43 million cut this year alone.… Unlike many other federal agencies, the majority of the budget for federal public defenders' offices goes toward salaries and rent, meaning that sequestration is having a direct impact at the human level. In the Northern District of Texas, an appellate lawyer described by his boss as one of the "best and brightest" in the ...