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Inside the Race to Rescue a
Health Care Site, and Obama

New York Times, by SHERYL GAY STOLBERG *

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Posted By:Write2Right, 12/1/2013 5:34:24 AM

WASHINGTON — As a small coterie of grim-faced advisers shuffled into the Oval Office on the evening of Oct. 15, President Obama’s chief domestic accomplishment was falling apart 24 miles away, at a bustling high-tech data center in suburban Virginia. HealthCare.gov, the $630 million online insurance marketplace, was a disaster after it went live on Oct. 1, with a roster of engineering repairs that would eventually swell to more than 600 items. The private contractors who built it were pointing fingers at one another. And inside the White House, after initially saying too much traffic was to blame, Mr. Obama’s

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sinic, 12/1/2013 6:03:16 AM     (No. 9635441)

Pack a lunch...this novel is 7 pages long. I guess the words "briefly" and "condense" aren´t in the NY Times SOP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: geo11, 12/1/2013 6:05:18 AM     (No. 9635442)

It took the 7 pages to tell us they are still working on the problem. The website is the least of their problems. The plan stinks. It´s too expensive, it´s excluding the best hospitals and driving doctors out of medicine.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/1/2013 6:31:30 AM     (No. 9635459)

Long-winded way to tell us the website´s still not working, the back-end function that talks to insurers has been put on the back burner, and those nasty Republicans are trying to capitalize on it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rayscain, 12/1/2013 6:33:21 AM     (No. 9635462)

Why are we putting up with this garbage??

This is a free society and these idiots are TELLING us what health insurance we are ALLOWED to have??

Just who does 0bama think he is??? Oh sorry, of course he is the Messiah and will save us from our stupidity!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/1/2013 7:02:44 AM     (No. 9635489)

FTA: "McDonough huddled at the Democratic National Committee headquarters with a small group of freshman House members whose anxiety was soaring."

Bye, bye!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mizzmac, 12/1/2013 7:12:42 AM     (No. 9635504)

What problem was not mentioned ONE TIME in this very long article? Security. The word is nowhere to be found...and the gaping threat of information theft is chillingly absent. The only way I would consider opening this website on a browser would be if I was on someone else´s computer (preferably a liberal´s), entering false information (or their´s).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pucky1, 12/1/2013 7:31:40 AM     (No. 9635515)

This this thing is still riddled with flaws and incoherent instructions.

For example, go to the signup screen to enter your user name. The instructions give you the user name length and other parameters, but then asks that you use an Upper case "or" lower case letter.

Password instructions ask that you use an upper case "and" lower case letter.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 12/1/2013 7:34:50 AM     (No. 9635516)

Myzeled!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/1/2013 7:59:21 AM     (No. 9635539)

You think it´s bad now. Wait until its up and running. Then reality really sets in. People will lose doctors/hospitals they prefer, they will be denied care, and in addition, this marvelous experience comes with a high price tag! The technical glitches will look minor compared to what is coming down the pike. Try explaining to a bored and uncaring bureaucrat that your aged mother or father needs a hip replacement when they don´t meet the government´s criteria. It is going to get very ugly.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 12/1/2013 8:01:06 AM     (No. 9635542)

This article is way too polite and CYA for this massive screw up which started with the initial 2,000+ pages of unreadable legislation.

NYT covering for BHO - again.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Engrpat, 12/1/2013 8:03:47 AM     (No. 9635547)

According to this story Obama has spent $630 million on the website. We have 300 million citizens...that works out to $2 million for every man, woman and child in this country. No wonder we have a $17 trillion debt.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/1/2013 8:14:59 AM     (No. 9635556)

Were these countless words from the NYT to appease those of us who wish to see this same consideration given to the facts surrounding Benghazi? We still await the truth on that betrayal to our nation and citizens.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/1/2013 8:24:12 AM     (No. 9635568)

Even if they waste 700 pages of ink the NYT will never admit to you that the 0bamacare site´s real problem is not that it is defective but highly deceptive. The software problems are being freely admitted because they deflect and delay attention from the underlying fraud carefully prepared over several years to expand socialist power.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LarryT, 12/1/2013 8:28:16 AM     (No. 9635576)

Might want to have a little more coffee and check your math, number 11

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Reply 15 - Posted by: joe btfsplk, 12/1/2013 8:31:13 AM     (No. 9635580)

The entire Regime has a "Flying by the seat of our pants" aura. Barry has assembled the most bumbling bunch of hangers-on in the history of the Grand Republic. Tar and Feathers for all of them!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bubby, 12/1/2013 8:34:27 AM     (No. 9635588)

FTA "Out of that tense Oval Office meeting grew a frantic effort aimed at rescuing not only the insurance portal and Mr. Obama’s credibility, but also the Democratic philosophy that an activist government can solve big, complex social problems. Today, that rescue effort is far from complete."

This is real problem with obamacare. A big activist government can´t solve any big, complex social problems it only makes them worse. First healthcare is not a social problem. Secondly when the so called solution (ie obamacare) doesn´t work the Democrats with GOP support create more programs to fix the unintended consequences of the initial "big" fix. This cycle of program after fixing program has got to stop. Who wants their healthcare run basically by Democratic bureaucrats like those that run the Post Office, IRS, EPA or the TSA. Because that is what we will get if this obamacare isn´t repealed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/1/2013 8:34:37 AM     (No. 9635589)

Obamacare is a black hole sucking nearby political bodies into its center of destruction. The careers of Obama, Sebelius, and other members of the administration closely associated with the project are doomed. Mary Landrieu and the other 14´s up for election next year are struggling, probably in vain, to escape. Even massive powers like the New York Times have begun making moves to distance themselves from its deadly pull.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/1/2013 8:46:59 AM     (No. 9635614)

The NYT is trying to re-bury Obama´s septic tank but it keeps on floating away from them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: EnsignO, 12/1/2013 8:58:34 AM     (No. 9635626)

I couldn´t help but notice that the ever-present Iranian, Valerie Jarrett, carried two different titles in the article:

1. They arrived in the Roosevelt Room on Oct. 23 to find Ms. Sebelius, Mr. McDonough and Valerie Jarrett, the White House liaison to business, among others.

2. On the night of Oct. 28, Ms. Jarrett, one of Mr. Obama’s closest confidantes and a guardian of his personal credibility, took to Twitter to defend him — and to shift the blame.

I think Ms. Jarrett has woven such a "tangled web" of deceit that even she can´t figure out how to get her little Barry out of it. Barry will forever be known as a liar and untrustworthy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/1/2013 9:04:54 AM     (No. 9635632)

Democrats are hoping that like with most liberal socialist policy, people will eventually give up, accept the inevitable, and do as they are told. The difference this time is that instead of creating some new hidden taxes or soaking the rich they are getting personal. We are expected to pay exorbitant prices for a product we don´t want and then being told which doctors we can see and where we can see them. This website is the tip of the iceberg. Wait until another 80-100 million people get forced into this wealth redistribution scheme. That´s when the real fireworks will start.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ChicagoWilson, 12/1/2013 9:06:37 AM     (No. 9635633)

The only interesting thing I got out of this day in the life piece was that Denis McD was being subtly trashed.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/1/2013 9:06:50 AM     (No. 9635634)

Of course, we all know that Obamacare was never - ever - about health.... care or insurance. It IS about getting us all into their massive gub´mint database, foist the IPAB on us, and decree who is, and is not, worthy to remain on the planet.

Utopia begins only when the Erf is cleared of undesirables.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dixie, 12/1/2013 9:18:23 AM     (No. 9635644)

That the website has been a typical Administration effort has been real fun for those of us who detest the very thought of nationalized healthcare, not to mention a powerful central government.

However, the overwhelming problem with ObummerCare is that high cost for stuff you don´t need, plus separating you from your doctor.

Once people finally get into the website they see they can´t afford government insurance, so they opt for Medicade (so they´ll have Something), and once that happens too many times...whoops, another big crisis on Obama´s hands.

Perhaps he ought to resign now, while the getting is good.....


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Reply 24 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/1/2013 9:22:43 AM     (No. 9635651)

I keep thinking that there has to be a way to defeat MengleCare other than waiting for it to collapse on its own.

Are there any lawyers here?

Why can´t We, The People sue 0bama or the US Government, or the Supreme Court --or whomever? Fifty states. If citizens from the five largest cities in all fifty states brought class action lawsuits citing damages, would that bring things to a halt?

I understand that it would be a logistical nightmare for the lawyers and firms involved, and the individuals involved would make themselves a target for Holder, the IRS, the NSA and every other government jackboot that 0bama sicced on them.

So many people have been harmed already and millions more are going to be harmed in the future.

I think it would be a hoot to see the government hit with a few hundred lawsuits brought by a few million citizens, all filed on the same day.

A pipe dream I guess, but lawsuits is how the Communist Left stop everything they disagree with, from the timber industry to the building of a new WalMart. They trump up a bunch of bull, then get a judge to order a stay and everything stops for years until baboons in black robes sort it out.

Eric Holder doesn´t hesitate for one second to sue states for any trumped up thing he comes up with. Maybe it´s time for We, The People to turn the tables.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Tianne, 12/1/2013 9:30:14 AM     (No. 9635660)

And nowhere in the 7 pages of this article was it mentioned:

That CGI Federal, the principle contractor of Healthcare.gov, is a wholly owned subsidiary of CGI Group, a Canadian firm that has a splotchy reputation for its healthcare site work in Canada.

That CGI Federal received a no-bid contract.

That Michelle Obama was a classmate of a senior vice-president of CGI.

That most new enrollees are through Medicaid.

And on and on and on...


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Reply 26 - Posted by: strike3, 12/1/2013 9:34:31 AM     (No. 9635670)

"For 90 excruciating minutes, a furious and frustrated president peppered his team with questions"

This is the basis of the problem. As the man in charge, Obama should have had his finger on the pulse of this disaster and should have been confident that it was going to work - or not make it public until it did. He is #1 in the fault line.

The design and rollout of the website broke every IT rule there is, which clearly demonstrates the gross incompetence and amateur level of management:

1) Create a good design on a workable solution before you start writing code. 2) Hire a systems integrator who has done it before on this scale. 3) Test each piece individually and then as part of a system. 4) DO NOT make major design changes in the middle of the project. 5) Conduct periodic management reviews of progress at all levels. 6) Do not roll out the final product until everybody is satisfied with performance and results.

The biggest concern is still centered around Obama´s legacy, credibility, image, and the chances of democrats in upcoming elections. That boat left the dock months ago.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/1/2013 9:40:40 AM     (No. 9635676)

Only made it through the first page. 7 pages of NYT drivel is too much for me after only one cup of coffee. Suffice to say that history is littered with the carcasses of failed Demonrats, so I fail to understand why they are so desperate to prop him up at any cost. You´d think they´d realize that the longer they remain attached to him the more permanent damage they do to themselves. Which is OK by me.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: M2, 12/1/2013 9:50:58 AM     (No. 9635687)

In the sixties, we put a man on the moon. Since then, we have developed DaVinci robotic surgery, the iPhone, iPad, Kindle and convection stovetops. We have Amazon, Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Home Shopping Network website, Buy.com and myriad other high-traffic sites that are secure, fast and intuitive.

And the United States government can´t put together this dismal sink hole into which will go everyone´s most intimate private details which will then be used by bureaucrats to determine if you deserve medication or surgery.

No problem.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: wtm, 12/1/2013 10:22:17 AM     (No. 9635720)

#11,
Congress could have taken that 2 million dollars per citizen, and started a "Health Savings" account for each of them !!! That would have taken care of health care......

But then again, look what Congress did to Social Security !!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 12/1/2013 10:36:58 AM     (No. 9635735)

I see, it is all the fault of the Republicans just like BHO said. So much missing from the article, it was mostly just a re-hash of numerous news articles with a few names to make it seem fresh ... and a major effort to cover up the inherent problems that will blow up in our faces.
It would have been nice to see the $$$$ of this fix ... so far ... and estimated total.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 12/1/2013 10:37:58 AM     (No. 9635739)

It took them SEVEN Pages to say what was said in the 1st paragraph. The NYT seems to use the Editorial Policy "...if you can´t dazzle them with brilliance, you baffle them with B.S..."
The two listed authors did not use word processors to put this together. They needed "Snow" Blowers for this Liberal "Snow Job".

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jglas, 12/1/2013 11:11:24 AM     (No. 9635782)

HealthCare.gov — a site Mr. Obama once promised would be as easy to shop on as Amazon.com — went dark for 10 to 12 hours, unheard of in the online business world.

Why then didn´t they just ask Amazon to do it for them? Amazon would have had it up and running full speed day 1. I´ll answer my own question: because then they would lose a large portion of their control over the customers (i.e. everybody) plus they´d have to task Amazon to build their database which would mean skipping the political aspects of it (lest they be made public). Not to mention, then it might actually work successfully and that´s not really part of the plan.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 12/1/2013 11:33:56 AM     (No. 9635799)

Obamacare...is his mento Frank Marshall Davis, a communst

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 12/1/2013 11:36:53 AM     (No. 9635802)

Obamacare is his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis - a communist pedophile´s idea-- of the healthcare that should be imposed on white America as a punishment and the redistribution of people´s rights to communist government...It is evil and twisted on every level

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Reply 35 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 12/1/2013 11:50:23 AM     (No. 9635816)

This article is baloney. Took 7 pages to describe what? Worse is the obvious underlying tone (and reason for the article, I suspect)which is to suggest The Won was "on it", like a fly on doo doo. The laziest pResident ever is allof a sudden involved?" I don´t buy it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/1/2013 12:04:24 PM     (No. 9635831)

Where is Readers Digest when you need them? And when did Mary Landrieu become a "conservative" dim? As mentioned before, this article is far too long just to tell us how screwed up Obozocare really is. And like others here, I really hate to think about what is going to happen when it is fully implanted. It´s going to affect every citizen in this country. Not a single person will escape its reach. Except the chosen few of "progressivies" of course.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Laurie, 12/1/2013 12:12:14 PM     (No. 9635850)

Sorry, #11 and #29, it´s just $2 (not $2 million) per citizen. I know we´d like to believe the worst, but we need to be careful about the facts and how we play with them.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/1/2013 1:33:16 PM     (No. 9635945)

They are hiding the true cost. These IT experts don´t work for $12 an hour. At least 300 of them working long hours at a cost of at least $100 per hour adds up very quickly, but what the heck does it matter now. Oh, wait, I am getting my scandals conflated.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: f64, 12/1/2013 6:43:41 PM     (No. 9636156)

The sooner the 0bamaCare web site is fixed, the sooner all people including LOFO´s and true believers will learn "Screwed" has another meaning besides "a tightened helical connector".

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Reply 40 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/1/2013 10:31:48 PM     (No. 9636269)

Perhaps using the public libraries´ computers to log on to Health.gov and registering our pets.

Seems like a good resistance action for the nation.



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Reply 41 - Posted by: ConradCA, 12/2/2013 10:17:49 AM     (No. 9636716)

This website could have easily been written for $30 million and in 1 year. Yet it is still incomplete after 3 years and $600+ million. Just amazing incompetence and corruption. That´s what happens where your incompetent and you hire your cronies through a no bid contract.

However, the problems with the website are just superficial compared with the guts of ObamaCare. It was sold to the people with lies - that you could keep your doctors and insurance. All the while the progressive fascists knew that the "success" of ObamaCare depended on breaking those sworn promises and betraying the trust of Americans.

Then there are the fundamentals of ObamaCare insurance. It is inferior to the insurance that the vast majority of people had before ObamaCare in just about every significant respect. The bronze plan is almost worthless because it only covers 40% of hospital care. While all of the plans are so expensive that they are unaffordable to most.

We should refuse to submit to ObamaCare like we refused to submit to King George. The penalties for violating the ObamaCare requirement that everyone have insurance are easily avoided. The main penalty for participation in our second revolution against government tyranny is not having insurance if medical disaster strikes. However, this is minor when compared to that of the sacrifices our founders made for our freedom.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: papasparky, 12/2/2013 11:48:58 AM     (No. 9636834)

The biggest problem with ObamaCare, one that is non repairable, is Obama himself.

The cumbersome law is like a planetary gear system, and the cog in the center (Obama) is missing several teeth.

pResident Obama, being the psychopath that he is, tried to build his own Spruce Goose even though he had never built and flown a two stick kite. His arrogance borders on schizophrenia.

All the unfortunate people caught in this web will still be struggling with this "mission impossible" when Obama leaves office -- when ever that is. In the mean time millions of citizens will be harmed. The emperor not only wears no cloths, he has no functioning brain cells either. Way to go -- LoFo´s!


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Reply 43 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/2/2013 12:28:02 PM     (No. 9636889)

Congress was stuck at deciding whether it would be single payer and whether it would cover illegal immigrants and abortion. Then Scott Brown got elected and they wrapped the entire mess up in a monster law and left it to HHS to sort out. The contents of the HHS regs have been secret and often delayed. They hadn´t even approved insurers until a month before roll out. Even now they are delaying the bulk of the law until after the 2014 election. It´s not intended to work, just appear to until they have millions trapped and dependent.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/2/2013 12:33:26 PM     (No. 9636899)

Re #3 - at least two years ago I was at a meeting of elderly people regarding the ACA. The doctor giving the presentation said it was never intended to work as all the systems would be unable to ´talk´ to each other - i.e. doctor offices, pharmacies, insurance offices - would not be able to connect and share information. And this was before they started ´jimmying´ the rules.

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A year after saying it didn’t matter what sparked the vicious attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling the incident the “biggest regret” of her stint as secretary of state.“My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi,” Clinton told an auto dealers conference in New Orleans on Monday. Clinton didn’t acknowledge any particular blunder in the days or weeks leading up to the 2012 siege that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. Critics blame unmet security requests by the tragic US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. Clinton

Obama to Raise Minimum Wage
Under Federal Contractors
New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/28/2014 7:12:00 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that janitors, construction workers and others working for federal contractors be paid at least $10.10 an hour, using his own power to enact a more limited version of a policy that he has yet to push through Congress. The order, which Mr. Obama will highlight in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, is meant to underscore an increasing willingness by the president to bypass Congress if lawmakers continue to resist his agenda, aides said. After a year in which most of his legislative priorities went nowhere,

Usher, Scooter Braun fly to Panama for
‘sit down’ with Justin Bieber after
singer´s arrest
New York Daily News, by CHIDERAH MONDE    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/26/2014 2:09:38 PM     Post Reply
Justin Bieber´s Panamanian getaway appears to be the perfect setting for an intervention.Usher, who discovered the 19-year-old pop star in 2009, has reportedly flown down to Nitro City, a resort in Punta Chame, Panama, to be with his prodigy. He was joined by Bieber´s manager Scooter Braun and childhood friend Ryan Butler, TMZ reports.Several excited "Beliebers" tweeted sightings of the singer´s "original crew" in Panama, which apparently refers to the people who surrounded the pop star in the beginnings of his career.Before his arrest Thursday, rumors that Bieber´s drinking and drug abuse had gotten out of control began to surface

Mystery woman jumps to her death from roof
of Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic to the
stars where she had undergone a facelift*
Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/26/2014 1:50:19 PM     Post Reply
A 53-year-old woman jumped to her death Wednesday in Beverly Hills after undergoing a facelift at the office of Hollywood´s most exclusive plastic surgeon. The unidentified woman was reportedly a patient of Dr Brian Novack, considered one of the best - and most expensive - doctors specializing in keeping Hollywood A-listers looking eternally young. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Novack´s tragic mystery patient had been staying overnight under supervision at his sleek clinic on North Camden Drive in Beverly Hills following a facelift procedure. According to the celebrity news site, the woman - described as blonde and

Boom: AP Confirms Hoboken´s Share of
Sandy Aid ´On Par´ With Other Cities
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 1/26/2014 1:09:35 PM     Post Reply
One week ago today, we covered in detail serious allegations from the Democratic Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey against Chris Christie´s administration. Dawn Zimmer claimed that two high-ranking Christie officials -- including the Lieutenant Governor -- told her that aid for her city´s recovery from the storm was contingent on her approval of a building development deal favored by the governor. I discussed several curious elements of this accusation at the time, noting the Mayor´s unqualified praise of Christie several months after this alleged shakedown attempt took place, and citing a local reporter to whom Zimmer had floated a different



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Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Kim Novak responds to post-
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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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