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The reason three times as many Muslims voted for Trump compared to Romney

A poll released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations found that President-elect Donald Trump garnered nearly three times as many votes from Muslim-American men and women than Mitt Romney did during his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2012. The Daily Caller reports: The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters found that 74 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent voted for Trump. CAIR’s 2012 exit poll showed 85.7 percent of Muslims voted for President Barack Obama and 4.4 percent voted for Romney. During Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he released a plan to ban Muslims from entering ...

White House confirms Obamacare enrollees on the hook for double-digit premium increases

Brace yourselves, Obamacare enrollees. Premiums are about to skyrocket across the country *an average* of 25 percent, the Obama administration verified Monday. The Associated Press has the details: Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less. Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will only have plans from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, ...

Unemployment claims higher than projected

Fresh applications for unemployment benefits topped 260,000 in mid-October, up 13,000 – or 0.5 percent – over the previous week, according to the Labor Department. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The increase in claims was more than the 4,000 uptick private-sector forecasters had projected. While claims remain reassuringly low, they are slightly off the red-hot pace early in the month. Scarce jobless claims are viewed as a positive sign for the economy because claims represent layoffs. Jobless claims, which are released weekly, can give investors and policymakers a high-frequency indicator of the health of the jobs market. Net ...

Arizonans facing up 75-percent hike on Obamacare premiums

Arizonans enrolled in Obamacare had better re-evaluate their family budgets, as residents in 2017 will face premium increases as steep as 75 percent. The Washington Examiner has the story: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona plans to raise Obamacare premiums by 51 percent, and Centene Corp. will sell plans in only Maricopa County at a rate of 74.5 percent, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper. Blue Cross will not sell plans in Maricopa, but it did agree earlier this year to sell plans in Pinal County after news reports that the county would not have any Obamacare insurers. Arizona is the latest state to face big premium increases. One ...

Oklahoma Obamacare premiums to skyrocket

Oklahoma (the Sooner State) residents who purchased Obamacare will soon face, on average, a more than 75 percent increase to their health-insurance premiums — a reality that’s unlikely to drive any more brave souls to stake their claim in the state-run healthcare exchanges. The Washington Examiner has the details: Oklahoma's Insurance Department said on Tuesday that increases in individual marketplace plans will range from 58 percent to 96 percent. "These jaw-dropping increases make it clear that Oklahoma's exchange is on life support," said Insurance Commissioner John Doak, in a statement. "Health insurers are losing massive amounts of ...

This Virginia teen just won gold in Rio – watch her gush about her right to bear arms

The quintessential girl-next-door, 19-year-old Olympic gold medalist in the 10-meter air-rifle competition Ginny Thrasher over the weekend made her television debut to express the thrill of winning an Olympic championship Saturday. “After I finished shooting, I didn’t have a lot going through my mind other than overwhelming happiness. I was swarmed by my friends and family and a lot of media. After I took the lead in the final, I knew that I was in contention for a medal but, for me, I had to refocus on what would get me to that outcome,” says Thrasher. Her enthusiasm for the sport is apparent, as she wears a smile the duration of the ...

Yes, Obamacare increased healthcare premiums substantially

Outrage against Obamacare isn’t just a conservative talking point—it’s the natural response when big government sticks it to the little guy. Overwhelming evidence from scholars shows that the Affordable Care Act “significantly increased premiums.” Two Brookings Institution researchers attempted to show through analysis that the ACA had caused average premiums in the individual market to drop; however, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg left out some important points. A Forbes contributor reported: Economists at the University of Pennsylvania, also using actual pre-ACA individual market data, estimated that the total expected price of ...

The moment this grocery-store clerk realized government programs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

Government programs are rarely the answer to assisting those in need. One man in particular came to understand this firsthand when he was a cashier at his childhood grocery store where he witnessed people taking advantage of the food-stamp program: The very program meant to lift people out of poverty, he discovered, was actually enabling fraud and abuse. The Daily Signal has the story: I also learned how people gamed the welfare system. They’d buy two dozen packs of soda with food stamps and then sell them at a discount for cash. They’d ring up their orders separately, buying food with food stamps, and beer, wine, and cigarettes with cash. ...

Golden State health-insurance premiums set to increase 13 percent

President Obama’s signature health-insurance law is forcing Americans already cash-strapped to tighten their proverbial belts even more as premiums in the so-called “Land of Milk and Honey” are set to increase even more. The Los Angeles Times has the story: Premiums for Californians’ Obamacare health coverage will rise by an average of 13.2% next year — more than three times the increase of the last two years and a jump that is bound to raise debate in an election year. The big hikes come after two years in which California officials had boasted that the program helped insure hundreds of thousands people in the state while keeping ...

Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino slams FBI, Clinton in epic Twitter tirade

Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino in a series of tweets this week slammed FBI Director James Comey for letting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton off the hook despite the fact she transmitted state secrets – classified and above – via a private, unsecured email server. Director Comey Tuesday announced the FBI would not recommend to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the Department of Justice pursue criminal charges against the former Obama-administration official but admitted Ms. Clinton was “extremely careless” in the way she handled national secrets. Read her tweets below: — Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) July 6, ...