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News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he ...

News Briefing for Friday, February 13, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Taxpayer Watchdogs Urge Members to Protect RAC Program: Program is Highly Effective Anti-Medicare Fraud Tool “Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) was joined by five organizations in a letter to members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, urging them to protect the Recovery Audit Program (RAC) from further meddling when Congress considers legislation regarding Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) patch, or “doc fix.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) RAC program is a highly effective post-payment auditing tool that has been largely sidelined by ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Great Job So Far, Sen. McConnell. Now Cancel The Recess. “Politicians are flirting dangerously with a deadline for funding a critical government service. A recess looms. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Republicans ran hard against executive amnesty for illegal aliens last fall, and were rewarded by voters with historic majorities. Rather than negotiate from a position of strength, GOP leadership opted to fund almost the entire government through Sept. 30, 2015 – in a lame duck session. The Department of Homeland Security was funded only through February 27, which brings us to the current impasse. Democrats – ...

News Briefing for Friday, December 19

HEALTHCARE: Surprise: Insurers Extend Another Obamacare Deadline, Costs to Spike in 2016 The law. It's working, you guys. It's working so well that one entire year into its full implementation, insurers feel compelled to extend yet another alleged deadline because the so-called 'back end' of the program's website is still a hot mess.  That big "re-branding" campaign can't come soon enough, in order to allow supporters to keep on highlighting Obamacare's unparalleled success: “Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Insurers Are Delaying Obamacare Payment Deadline Again “Obamacare insurers that are part of the industry’s top trade group are voluntarily giving customers more time to pay their premiums this year.  Premiums for Jan. 1 coverage are usually due by Dec. 31; the deadline to sign up for coverage in most states was Monday, although a growing number delayed that date as well. But insurers are giving customers an extra grace period to pay for their coverage, which varies by each company, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans. Insurers will still provide health insurance beginning on Jan. 1, even for those who haven’t paid ...

News Briefing for Friday, December 12, 2014

HEALTHCARE: How ‘Cromnibus’ Helps Blue Cross and Blue Shield “Tucked away near the end of the 1,600-page spending bill is a long-awaited technical fix to the health overhaul law — one that benefits Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers and has been in the works since the bill was passed in 2010. The backstory: Many of the nonprofit ‘Blue’ health plans receive tax breaks on their expenses and reserves as part of a 1980s arrangement in which they lost their broader tax-exempt status. Under the 2010 health law, Blue plans had to spend at least 85% of their revenue from insurance premiums on medical claims to continue to qualify for the ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers “Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that starting Jan. 1, it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week. The move affects 30,000 employees, or about 5 percent of Wal-Mart's total part-time workforce, but comes after the company already had scaled back the number of part-time workers who were eligible for health insurance ...

Interview with Mary Katharine Ham, Editor-at-Large and Fox News contributor

Mary Katharine Ham has long been a popular face and name in conservative politics. She has made her name in humorous and hard-hitting political commentary and Peeps. She is currently with the blog Hot Air and a contributor with Fox News. The Hot Air/Townhall.com table was next to the Tea Party Patriots livestream station at CPAC, where Mary Katharine was kind enough to sit down and chat with me for a few minutes:   Dustin Siggins: Give us a little history of your time in politics. Mary Katharine Ham: I was sort of a politically aware kid. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I started noticing some libertarian/conservative leanings ...