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News Briefing for Friday, April 10

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare spending leads to a higher budget deficit so far in 2015 “The Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday that the federal government saw a higher budget deficit in the first half of fiscal year 2015 compared to 2014, and said higher spending due to Obamacare is part of the reason. CBO said the budget deficit was $430 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2015, a $17 billion increase. While there were several contributing factors to that increase, CBO said spending on Obamacare was a significant change from 2014 to 2015. First, CBO said Medicaid spending rose by $31 billion from October 1 through March 31 compared ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 17

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Scott Walker Joins Tea Party Patriots for a ‘Tele-Town Hall’ Tonight “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker join will joining Tea Party Patriots “for a national tele-town hall meeting tonight.” “Over the last four years, all Scott Walker does is win,” TPP President Jenny Beth Martin said. “Any Republican who can win three elections in four years – in a blue state – will be a force in 2016, and we look forward to hearing his conservative vision for a post-Obama America.” According to TPP, “The call will run from 8-9 p.m. EDT Monday, March 16. Anyone may take part by clicking here.“ http://www.nationalrevie...

News Briefing for Monday, January 12 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The FEC’s Internet gag rule (Op-ed by Jenny Beth Martin and Matt Kibbe) Liberals don’t want Americans speaking truth to power “…Just as Williams felled the Liberty Tree to frustrate debate, Ms. Ravel wants to bring the political discourse of freedom-loving Americans under her agency’s heavy-lidded purview with an eye to cutting it off. To hear Ms. Ravel tell it, political speech in cyberspace is unduly influenced by “dark” forces that use blogs, news sites, video uplinks and information exchanges to “pollute” the political atmosphere and poison minds with too much communication. Or, to look at it from the ...

News Briefing for November 28th and 29th, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Majority of Americans Say It’s Not Federal Government’s Role to Provide Health Care Coverage “For the third year in a row, a majority of Americans say it’s not the proper role of government to make sure everyone has health care coverage. According to a new Gallup poll, 52 percent of respondents said it is not the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, while 45 percent responded that it is.” http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/26/majority-americans-say-not-role-federal-government-provide-health-care-coverage/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social Majority Say Not ...

News Briefing for Friday, September 19

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE:   Issa Confirms That HealthCare.gov Revealed Customers’ Personal Information “Rep. Darrell Issa slammed Obamacare administrator Marilyn Tavenner Thursday for failing to disclose that HealthCare.gov actually has revealed some customers’ personal information. During heated questioning from Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Issa, the committee determined that while Tavenner had just testified that HealthCare.gov didn’t release Obamacare enrollees’ personal data (PII), the GAO confirmed that yes, it actually has leaked some information. “For the 13 ...

TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Texas Sheriff: Reports Warn Of ISIS Terrorist Cells Coming Across The Border Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said that law enforcement agencies along the “wide open” border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crossing into the United States. Painter, who said he has worked along the border for “about eight years,” stated that alerts have been issued to border law enforcement to be on the lookout for suspicious terrorist activity, specifically involving ISIS cells being smuggled into the United States. “I received an intelligence report that said that there was ISIS cells ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, September 16

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE:   ‘Obamacare Has Destroyed My Family’ “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Until your plan is mandated out of existence, which is exactly what happened to Pattie Curran, a North Carolina mother of three. Pattie says that she has witnessed her family’s health insurance coverage slip away with the implementation of the mandates of the “Affordable” Care Act. Two of Pattie’s sons were born with a rare bone marrow dysfunction syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease, which require continuous specialists visits, treatments, and ...

Protesting Obamacare Becomes Personal

“When they were talking about passing this bill, I stumbled across Midland [grassroots group]. They had a bus that was going to Washington to protest. I said, ‘I have to be on that bus.’ I contacted the girl, and I got a seat on the bus,” stated Barb, who was recalling her first experience with the tea party. Driving 12 hours through the night, Barb and the group of patriots sacrificed comfort and sleep, so that they could send a message to Congress – No Obamacare! Barb’s sign played off of then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s threat of using “deem or pass” to ram the bill through without members voting on it – it read “Nancy, I deem ...