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Obama has begun repealing Obamacare
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/26/2013 5:14:15 AM

Obamacare as written is already gone, dismantled by its namesake. Obamacare itself has not, strictly speaking, collapsed of its own weight. Rather, it has been changed from its original, unworkable form first by Chief Justice John Roberts and then by the president into some new, unworkable mishmash. Obamacare per se is already gone. The question remains whether the law in some form will remain or whether the 2016 contest will be about what sort of plan replaces Obamacare. The latter is the odds-on favorite. David Brooks on “Meet the Press” yesterday predicted (correctly, in my view) further undoing of the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/26/2013 5:48:14 AM     (No. 9667975)

Just as I thought: the journolists now perceive a disaster on the horizon and ate busily trying to save Obama´s lame-duck face. Well, that´s not good enough. Obamacare is one social experiment "gone too far", and it must be forever tagged to it´s deceitful authors.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/26/2013 6:27:36 AM     (No. 9667981)

So the Washington Post is saying this nightmare is over, ObamaCare is finished, and our country is about to be swept clean from its crumbling rubble. But the question is, “How much of the Democrat’s power base will remain?” In particular, will the tidewaters wash away the real threat to our nation – the media – which gave us this mess in the first place. The defeat of the attack on “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson gives hope that the answer to that question may be, “Yes!” If so, when we say, in a few days, “Happy New Year” we will do more than make a wish. We will state a fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jgat, 12/26/2013 6:41:13 AM     (No. 9667987)

Worse will follow Obamacare. Single payer schemes that throttles the economies of other nations that can avoid the costs keeping world peace will be enacted and our descent into bankruptcy will be accelerated!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq, 12/26/2013 7:25:32 AM     (No. 9668013)

Too bad there are no politicians or journalists with enough guts to give a detailed report of where the money really went. I´m talking about at least $1 billion, probably more. I´d like to see hearings, indictments, and disgrace. John Boehner, how about it? And what of the Navigators? Are they still getting paid?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hotcorner, 12/26/2013 7:51:37 AM     (No. 9668039)

Obama will hang on as long as possible for the control and the big new union bureaucracy with dues paying members. He never cared about health care or global warming, only the control of a dictator and the money. If the country can´t see him for he is by now, it´s hopeless.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/26/2013 8:01:39 AM     (No. 9668057)

No, #3. Just as impeachment would never get through the Senate, single payer will never get through the House. Quit being so darn pessimistic! What will happen is a taxpayer bailout of the insurance industry to undue the economic damage Odumbcluck has caused.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 12/26/2013 8:03:04 AM     (No. 9668059)

I keep visualizing Obama signing the health care law with various pens, surrounded by Pelosi & Co. Obama was smirking as he signed. That was an in-your-face expression, akin to his uptilted-chin look when he speaks or poses for phony photo ops.

Well, he is floundering and not so smirk-intensive any more.

But rest assured, he and his radical cohorts will find a new and different way to plague Americans. I saw on Fox News a few nights ago that he´s got a sweeping new bunch of executive-orders for his various Agencies.

Since that quickie report, I have not heard or read a word about it. Perhaps it´s time for someone to find out what those new regulations are for his EPA, IRS, NEA or other Agencies. If he can´t mandate one place, he´ll do it in other places.

Beware the Brown Recluse Spider.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rustycfc, 12/26/2013 8:07:25 AM     (No. 9668067)

Hey- Barry, we won.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 12/26/2013 8:26:26 AM     (No. 9668083)

So long as the Øbamboozler and his minions are in power Obamadontcare will not be repealed. It will just continue to mutate according to the wave of the emperor´s hand!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 12/26/2013 8:28:40 AM     (No. 9668089)

The lib comments following the article are priceless. They are still claiming that obamacare failed because the GOP didn´t support it and because all conservatives want him to fail.

The fact that obiecare is a 100 percent democrat-owned, unworkable, unconstitutional, unsustainable piece of corruption-filled garbage never enters their puny minds.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/26/2013 8:28:44 AM     (No. 9668090)

I keep visualizing Biden whispering into Obama´s ear, this is a big F´n deal. Yes, it is a big F´n deal... America got a royal F´n by Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid... and by "Americans" who have their heads up their A´s.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/26/2013 8:29:27 AM     (No. 9668091)

Brown Recluse Spider. Perfect!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/26/2013 8:33:47 AM     (No. 9668096)

PS: Heavy lifting? Is that what you call illegally changing all the rules on the fly in an effort to save your own azz?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/26/2013 8:40:41 AM     (No. 9668101)

Obama’s plan is to ruin the insurance companies. Then he’ll blame the problems on them, tell the voters that the insurance industry is too big to fail and must be taken over by the HHS Department and a single payer system instituted.

He’ll also say that this is what he wanted to do all along, but the Republicans wouldn´t let him do it so the whole Obamacare fiasco is their fault.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/26/2013 8:45:20 AM     (No. 9668103)

#9 I beg to differ. Nibbling around the edges of the Obamacare bill only keeps it on life support and the Republicans participating gives life and credence to the communist democrats for future battles.
Republicans don´t need to be viewed fixing something they didn´t vote for. Bring back the old system and fine tune that if possible. Next put into law the forty hour work week not what the communist cabal in the White House declares what a work week is.
If everyone had participated in the ACA would it have survived? The tip off that the entire law was a failure was all the people/ organizations including it´s author and the signees being exempt should tell you something about the ACA´s legitimacy.
As long as Obama holds the veto pen in his left hand and Harry Reid is alive Obamacare will never be repealed. Obama will NEVER be impeached he WILL get his eight years and many more vacations and travel from taxpayers. Bet your unemployment check and food stamps on it. Have a happy New Year.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 12/26/2013 9:16:15 AM     (No. 9668146)

Wow!

David Brooks - - after only five years - - is beginning to have doubts about 0bama.

Give metrosexual Davie Boy another five years or so - - and he may even start to feel disappointed.

Gee - - I wish I could be an intellectual.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Arby, 12/26/2013 9:22:04 AM     (No. 9668155)

It was a stealth dog´s breakfast from the get-go. I can´t wait to see what the new congress will do to it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2013 9:24:26 AM     (No. 9668158)

#16, the health care and insurance system we had before Obamacare has been disassembled and destroyed. We cannot simply return to it, because it no longer exists. That´s why Obamacare can´t simply be repealed. It´s just not that simple.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/26/2013 9:28:36 AM     (No. 9668163)

I hear far too much regarding the poor execution of Obamacare and fixing it or keeping the good bits. The government seizure of a 6th of or economy is wrong and dangerous. Discussing a better means of violating the constitution and abandoning common sense and the history of big government controls is by no means a sign of the leadership that will return us to path leading back to prosperity.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Avogadra, 12/26/2013 9:31:14 AM     (No. 9668166)

Obama himself is converting Obamacare into a nationwide high-risk pool for those who are too well off to qualify for Medicaid. If only the sickest and the richest among us have insurance, and the mandate that everybody must have insurance is unenforceable, the law will fall of its own weight. Premiums will become unaffordable for many, many millions in the middle class. Out of necessity, most people will start to experience private payment for medical services. Hospitals and physicians will have to put price lists on the internet so health care consumers can shop around. It will be an unfamiliar new world, but Obamacare might just have caused the return of the free market to medical care.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/26/2013 9:37:08 AM     (No. 9668172)

Insurance is a form of gambling and a very profitable one. The government wants BOTH the revenue and the resultant POWER which accrues to them upon their forced takeover.

Why would anyone want to partner with these thugs ???

Answer: They wouldn´t and that´s why there will soon be no more private insurance companies.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/26/2013 9:46:47 AM     (No. 9668179)

The federal government does not insure the lives of our armed forces they put into life risking duty and then kill !
This bureaucratic madness insures none of their losses.
When they attempt it, medical insurances, fraud, waste,
chaos follows. Destroying massive amounts of existing
voluntary insurances all over America, with "mandated" (that means FORCED, GOVERNMENT FORCED) bureaucratically mis legislated programs is stupid, ruinous and blatantly COMMUNIST, like prison camp communist.
Go back to the old, existing programs , try to clean out the fraud, leave young people ALONE to their own devices, stop eating junk food and so much alcohol.
Prepare for a healthy old age. This is a rant !
Someone at the ComPost is waking up !

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Reply 23 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 12/26/2013 10:27:02 AM     (No. 9668212)

Aw hell let´s just repeal Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Buttercup82, 12/26/2013 10:28:01 AM     (No. 9668214)

FTA: "For the billions we are spending on a million, at most, people in the exchanges, we could give them their own doctors and unlimited taxi rides to free appointments." True, but providing healthcare for the uninsured was never Obamacare´s intent. The intent was to control the people. To control their lives from cradle to grave. The progressive´s dream is such control, to make life and death decisions. To form a bureaucracy that can literally tell us if we may live or not, because the sick, weak, infirm, etc. is a drain on "limited services" and a threat to the liberal utopia. Just listen to Ezekiel Emanuel spout off what he thinks is best for "society" and you will see that healthcare was never the goal.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: strike3, 12/26/2013 10:44:41 AM     (No. 9668235)

No, #9, the only reason that the 26 and under crowd was given special treatment was because obama needed their votes and support. That part of dumbocare was put in place well before the election. Now this crowd is expected to sign up for something they don´t need and they are refusing to do so - joke´s on O´dumbo. Same reason for all the exemptions, obama needed the support of the unions, etc. but now they are finding that they get screwed anyway because it´s a Ponzi scheme with "free" care being paid for by others.

The pre-obama system could have been vastly improved by getting the ambulance-chasing lawyers out of the system and putting caps or restrictions on malpractice awards. But congress is in bed with the law firms so that didn´t happen. That´s why you had doctors paying 100 Grand a year for insurance and passing the cost on to patients. That´s what killed HRC´s attempt at reform. With that one fix and the second step of opening up healthcare marketing across state lines, obamacare would never have made it out of the gate.

It´s the government´s fault that private medical insurance was imperfect and it´s their fault that obamacare is unworkable.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/26/2013 10:48:21 AM     (No. 9668240)

I suspect the name stays but the law itself will be gutted and entirely rebuilt sometime in early summer 2014. The Democrats are desperate not to have the first black president fail but they will be terrified of the bad generic ballot polls. This will lead them to accept a package of market based reforms if it can be labeled in a way in which they can pretend it is just tweaking Obamacare to make it work.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/26/2013 11:01:02 AM     (No. 9668257)

Fron the latest cnn poll, it seems there are a lot (majority) of women out there who just dont get it. God save us from stupid voters.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/26/2013 11:32:54 AM     (No. 9668316)

It is pretty apparent now that these socialists who want to redesign the world, don´t really have a clue how to do it successfully. So many regimes have tried and failed. There must be a fundamental reason why!
Because there IS a God who has an invested interest in humankind, these socialistic ideas will never work. Now what do we do with the shambles of our medical system? Yes, 2016 will be a very interesting political year.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/26/2013 11:33:25 AM     (No. 9668319)

Does the IRS know?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/26/2013 11:33:46 AM     (No. 9668320)

I disagree somewhat, #26. The under-26 deal was to primarily to placate parents (mainly mothers) raising perpetual students and/or basement dwellers who "could not find jobs" and all that. If 50 is the new 30, then 26 must be the new 12.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/26/2013 11:43:10 AM     (No. 9668346)

#26 is correct about one thing. If Congress ever wants to have an "affordable" healthcare plan, the FIRST item on the list MUST be retort reform. (Check out what the state of Texas has done). Get the ambulance chasing lawyers out of the healthcare system. That in itself will reduce doctor and hospital costs by a large percentage. And open up the insurance business and allow it to operate across state lines. After all, every one of the 50 (not 57) state have an insurance commission that sets insurance rates for it´s respective state. Allow them to do their job. Get the federal government out of the healthcare business!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena, 12/26/2013 11:54:04 AM     (No. 9668362)

Here is my fix for healthcare to replace Obamacare: give everyone 3 months to sign up for insurance and require insurance companies to offer coverage during this period for pre-existing conditions. As long as people continue to have coverage--cheap and bare bones or expensive and comprehensive--they can always buy insurance regardless of whether they have pre-existing conditions. So if they lose their insurance with their job, they will still be able to get insurance. This will not apply, however, to people who don´t sign up. It´s their choice. The insurance companies can set up a pool, like they do for insolvencies, to cover the people with pre-existing conditions who are entitled to coverage. I´m sure they can figure out a way. For those who decide not to buy any insurance at all, they can buy during an open enrollment period but will have to wait for a year or more before they can get coverage for pre-existing conditions and will have to pay a higher premium. Health savings accounts should also be encouraged.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lencu255, 12/26/2013 12:04:40 PM     (No. 9668388)

My recipe: stop transforming our country into fascist/communist nightmare. Admit it - we have totalitarian regime right now. Yes, it doesn´t do what Hitler did in 1939, but it does what Hitler did in 1933! And the clique will make adjustments and get into 1939. Or 1984!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/26/2013 12:31:04 PM     (No. 9668440)

What is missing here is that Hussein Obama is targeting these rich benefits to the Illegal Aliens that are about to join and vote massively for Hillary´s party. Obama´s people are also joining Obamacare in good numbers because it is easier to join Medicare, which is what Obamacare is.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/26/2013 12:40:25 PM     (No. 9668452)

It´s only a battle, not the war.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Aria, 12/26/2013 12:58:08 PM     (No. 9668477)

I´m not so naive to think this is the end of the monster. Our saving grace has been the website debacle (inexplicable really - what were they thinking?) and the promise of anger the voters will probably take out on our "representatives" in November.

In retrospect, thank God Obama is a proven liar - however, if he hadn´t lied in the first place we wouldn´t be in this mess.

But whatever, my previous insurance plan is still cancelled and my doctor is probably still wondering how she will be paid.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/26/2013 12:59:02 PM     (No. 9668480)

Maybe now is when the republican house should again pass another all-encompassing repeal bill. Force the dems to vote on it, enforce the law as passed, or help throw out the trash in an attempt to save their useless political hides next year. Timing is everything.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: federale, 12/26/2013 2:17:13 PM     (No. 9668553)

I would not want to be Herr Obama´s dog right now curled up to his naster in the White House bunker.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/26/2013 2:49:30 PM     (No. 9668583)

I think we should deep six the whole duplicitous monstrosity. However, as a human as well as practical political matter we need to create safe harbor for certain groups like high risk and the truly poor during the transition from obamasnare.

A key part of any Republican alternative must include a transition plan, else I think 20 percent of the country is going to be very, very angry. Like little children, the entitled don´t understand when the goodies are sharply curtailed. The just get upset.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/26/2013 2:55:15 PM     (No. 9668594)

And the regime is trying as hard as they can to establish the meme that if the website is working well, then all well with obamacare. Wrong, of course! More sophistry from 0 and his deceitful crew.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/26/2013 4:34:03 PM     (No. 9668689)

Re #9: How long an insurance company will allow a policyholder to carry someone else as a "dependent" should be between the insco and the policyholder. Obama & co sticking their gov´t camel´s nose into the deal (I agree with #26, in order to get more of the "youth vote") is just another way gov´t works to enslave the producers to the non-producers. And coverage for "pre-existing conditions" is not "insurance", which is protection against a risk of loss. It is assuming a loss which is already established. "Outlawing" the pre=existing condition exclusion is not the part of Obamacare that "works"--it is a large part of what makes the entire scheme unworkable without massive intrusions into individual freedom. It is one of the primary causes behind the individual mandate and the ´essential coverage´ monstrosity that requires universal maternity coverage, universal pediatric care coverage, Sandra Fluke´s contraceptives coverage, etc, etc. Those requirements are, in turn, the cause of massive cancellations of previously just-fine policies, with more such cancellations to come when the employer mandate kicks in.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/26/2013 5:58:19 PM     (No. 9668797)

I won´t be happy until the msm is gone, completely gone. They are a main reason why America is now in the mess it is in. Make ´em pay. Let´s get Fox some good competition and let´s move on and try to straighten out this mess. Once again, a hint, just a hint to those who were so dogged determined to sit out the last three elections to make their point.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/26/2013 6:32:47 PM     (No. 9668826)

The real first should be removal of foreign ownership of American Insurance Companies! Next suggest that AARP pack their bags and end their schemes that helped push Ocare on to us.
American insurance of all types changed when all the profits from those protections headed overseas just as electric power became expensive when states sold out to foreign owners.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: dr fate, 12/26/2013 8:23:15 PM     (No. 9668900)

A little late to the thread, but the fact that #9´s post received 16 "likes" tells me that this website is not the conservative bastion it used to be. Troll infested?

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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

For Obamacare, What Counts As Success?
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:23:43 AM     Post Reply
Ezra Klein, in his new capacity as one of the impresarios behind Vox, has written a pair of attention-grabbing posts — here, and then here — defending the proposition that Obamacare has, in some sense, “won,” and that conservatives who can’t come to terms with that victory can’t come to terms with reality itself. Reading them, it struck me that this argument would benefit from laying down some specific markers for the near future, because Klein seems to move back and forth between two definitions of success. At times, as when he writes that Obamacare “has won its survival” and

What would a Mitch
McConnell-led Senate look like?
Washington Post, by Paul Kane    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:08:09 PM     Post Reply
It’s no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) don’t like one another. They battle regularly over legislation and their Senate floor fights over arcane-but-important rules have become must-see entertainment for senatorial insiders. According to aides in both parties, the two leaders have not had a one-on-one sitdown to discuss legislation (or anything else) since late last year. Nowadays, all business is conducted on the phone or in brief discussions on the Senate floor. Part of that feud is political – Democrats targeted McConnell in 2008, Republicans targeted Reid in 2010, Democrats

Jews ´ordered to register and list property´
in east Ukraine city of Donetsk where pro-Russian
militants have taken over government buildings
Daily Mail [UK], by Julian Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 4:55:14 PM     Post Reply
Jews have reportedly been told to ´register´ with pro-Russian forces in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk. They were also told they would need to provide a list of property they own as well as being ordered to pay a fee or face the threat of deportation. U.S. officials in Washington say leaflets bearing the chilling order have recently appeared in the city amid pro and anti-Russian protests as tensions rise in the area. It comes after Jews leaving a synagogue in the city of Donetsk were reportedly told they had to ´register´ with Ukranians trying to make the city part of Russia.United



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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

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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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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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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
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

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
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Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
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Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
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Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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