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BlueCross pulling out of Obamcare exchanges in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville

Health insurer BlueCross Blueshield of Tennessee, also known as the “Volunteer State,” is not so eager any more to volunteer itself on a number of Tennessee Obamacare exchanges. The Commercial Appeal has the details: The insurer made “an extremely difficult but necessary decision” to leave the state’s three largest metro areas as it tries to manage its number of members to hit a break-even point amid three years of losses, said Roy Vaughn, chief communications officer of BCBST. “It’s not something we want to do but we believe we must look out for the health care and financial security for all the members that we serve,” Vaughn ...

Inspector general accuses Denver-based VA of ‘gross mismanagement’

Federal investigators Wednesday accused those at a Denver, Colo.-based Veterans Affairs office of improperly overseeing construction of a VA hospital that ran over budget by millions of dollars. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the details: The inspector general accused the VA of “gross mismanagement” for assigning far too few engineers and project managers. [Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs] said the department has taken responsibility for the problems and has made changes. Two weeks ago, [Fla. Republican Jeff] Miller’s committee subpoenaed documents on a separate internal VA investigation into the cost overruns. The ...

Don’t tread on me: Tea partyers making their voices heard in communities across the country


National debt to soar to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by end of fiscal year

Spendthrifts in Washington, D.C. by the end of September will have sent our national debt soaring by three percentage points to 77 percent of gross domestic product, the greatest ratio of debt-to-GDP we’ve seen since 1950 when we were still paying down debt from World War II. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The agency projected that the debt held by the public will rise 3 percentage points to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by the end of fiscal year 2016 in September. Debt has not hit that ratio since 1950, when the government was still in the middle of paying down the debt it incurred paying for World War II. Over the ...

A new surge in border crossings is coming

Officials along the U.S.-Mexico border are bracing [1] for another surge of illegal minor crossings, according to news reports. Though the peak may be lower than what we saw in 2014, analysts still project 40,000 crossings by unaccompanied children – a rate that will still put 2015 in the record books. While the surge will put more strain on our border patrol officials, it will no doubt also bring the immigration debate back to the forefront in Washington, D.C. Last year, it’s safe to say, Washington totally and utterly failed at dealing with the border crisis. Congress failed to pass legislation to actually deal with the influx. And ...

Mexican Soldiers Crossing US Border Proves Need for Border Security

On January 26, 2014, a “foreign military incursion” was reported and confirmed just 50 yards past the U.S.-Mexico border into Arizona. According to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times [1], two heavily-armed and camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed the border and engaged in a tense, 35 minutes-long standoff with U.S. Border Patrol agents. Guns were drawn. Though shots were never fired, the incident – described by U.S. officials as one of the most serious incursions in recent years – narrowly missed becoming a national tragedy. The Mexican soldiers, who misidentified themselves, only retreated back over the border after the U.S. ...

Red Cross Worker asks Blood Donors “Do You Own A Gun?”

Visits to the doctor may be getting more personal than necessary. Physicians are being pushed to ask unrelated, inappropriate questions [1] – compliments of Obamacare. However, buried in the heap of healthcare nonsense is one sliver of decency that actually protects patients’ privacy when it comes to firearms. Section 2716 part c of the Affordable Care Act prohibits the federal government from using healthcare professionals or patients’ records to collect any information regarding the lawful possession of a firearm or to create a database of gun owners. [2]   While a victory for Second-Amendment enthusiasts, the law hasn’t stopped ...

How book publishing fits into the conservative movement – an interview with Regnery President Marji Ross

Regnery Publishing, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book publishing firms, with over 60 books having reached the New York Times bestseller list. Located in Washington, D.C. it is part of the Eagle Publishing coalition, which includes the storied Human Events and online powerhouse RedState.com. Marjory Ross (“Marji”) is the first female President & Publisher of Regnery. We bumped into each other at CPAC, and she was kind enough to sit down for a short phone interview discussing how book publishing fits into the conservative movement and how fiscal conservatives can better reach out to women.   Dustin Siggins: What does ...

Obama Administration orders border patrol sectors across the country to stand down

11/18/11 Cary Rapini Tea Party Patriots Citizen Journalist cary.rapini@tppjournalism.org The order was received by Border Patrol Sectors in September, 2011, soon after the Obama administration announced that it would allow many undocumented people to remain in the U.S. while it focused on deporting those who have committed crimes. The Northern Border, shared with Canada, is the longest in the world, 5,525 miles. The order had not been made public when the Associated Press, on 10/28/11, reported that the US Border Patrol had stopped routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern ...

Sen. Mike Lee: Spending bill Senate just passed ‘keeps the government headed in the same direction’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in a 12-minute Facebook Live video Wednesday explains why he voted against the continuing resolution, a stopgap spending bill that keeps the government operating through Dec. 9. “It just keeps the government headed in the same direction – doesn’t really change much. It can contain a few revisions so it’s not really a budget, but it is a spending bill – a spending bill that simply says ‘Keep things more or less as they are subject to few minor changes,” says Sen. Lee. Members of Congress year after year face pressure from government employees and other groups to pass such resolutions, even if it means subver...