Secrecy Shrouds Obamacare Co-Op Investigation – The Daily Caller

New York regulators refuse to publicly release key documents that explain the failure of the nation’s largest Obamacare health insurance co-op. New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) reportedly launched an official investigation in September 2015 of Health Republic of New York for “substantial under-reporting” of its finances. Health Republic is one of 13 Obamacare […]

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Democratic establishment starts to gang up on Sanders – The Hill

Democratic lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol are turning their fire on Bernie Sanders as he marches toward a big win in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a supporter of Hillary Clinton, warned that Sanders could drag down Democratic candidates running for the House and Senate if he wins the nomination. […]

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Market crash robs $2.3 trillion from investors – USA Today

The stock market rout is starting to get really expensive — destroying $2.3 trillion from the market’s top last year and $1.5 trillion in net wealth just this year. The giant companies that predominantly populate the Standard & Poor’s 500 have fallen an average of 8.9% this year — which, when translated into dollars, is real money. […]

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Chelsea Clinton goes on the attack; Democrats ask why – The Hill

Chelsea Clinton is stepping onto the 2016 battlefield against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a shift that some Democrats are interpreting as a sign of trouble for her mother’s presidential campaign. Making her first solo appearance on the stump, Chelsea Clinton late Tuesday ripped Sanders over his proposals on healthcare and college affordability, arguing the White […]

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Obama downplays ISIS threat, defends economic record in State of the Union – FoxNews

President Obama, with an eye on cementing his legacy and countering the narrative on the Republican campaign trail, used his final State of the Union address Tuesday night to defend his economic record – and, in stark language, downplay the threat from the Islamic State. “Over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play […]

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OBAMA’S VETO JUST POSTPONES THE INEVITABLE – The American Spectator

Sooner or later Obamacare will end up in the graveyard of misbegotten laws. Friday, the President vetoed H.R.3762, which would have repealed Obamacare’s worst provisions. This was not a surprise. Nor was it, as the law’s apologists claim, an indication that the fight is over. As House Speaker Paul Ryan put it, “The idea that […]

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Obama aims to rise above 2016 in final State of the Union – Politico

The White House will campaign for Clinton, but not in this speech. People inside the West Wing have a vision of President Barack Obama’s 2016: he’ll take on the role that Bill Clinton played for him in 2012, the elder statesman and battering ram, laying out a fact- and figure-based case for why Democratic governing […]

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Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years – The Daily Caller

Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth’s point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh’s site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore’s apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a […]

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GOP Sells America Down the River – RushLimbaugh.com

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party. I have a headline here from the Washington Times:  “White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle.” That headline’s a misnomer.  There was never a battle.  None of this was opposed.  The Republican Party didn’t stand […]

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Gov’t Watchdog: HUD’s Financial Books Are Impossible To Audit – The Daily Caller

A government watchdog says it can’t audit billions in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spending because the agency’s financial books are kept so poorly. HUD’s financial statements and systems are missing records, inaccurate and sometimes even violated federal laws, according to a HUD inspector general report released Monday. Included among the programs with useless […]

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Vermont Regulator Who Killed Obamacare Co-Op Has No Regrets – The Daily Caller

Vermont’s top financial regulator has no regrets about being the nation’s only state insurance commissioner to refuse to license an Obamacare co-operative. Susan L. Donegan was commissioner for Vermont’s Division of Insurance in 2013 when she refused to issue a license to the proposed Vermont Health CO-OP, saying it failed to meet state standards. Her action […]

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In Republican Debate, Candidates Battle Sharply on Immigration – The New York Times

MILWAUKEE — After weeks of personal sniping, the Republican presidential candidates clashed sharply over immigration and other policies in their debate here on Tuesday, with Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida trying to energize their campaigns by heaping scorn on Donald J. Trump’s plan to deport unauthorized immigrants. In […]

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ObamaCare Cancer Patients Losing Hospital Coverage – The Daily Caller

Hundreds of cancer patients who belong to a failed ObamaCare health insurance co-op could soon have no coverage for their continued hospital treatment, the New York Post reports. Health Republic Insurance of New York, which has lost $130 million dollars in 18 months, was the only ObamaCare exchange insurer contracted with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer […]

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Obamacare Premiums To Soar 3 Times Faster Than Feds Claim – The Daily Caller

Obamacare premium costs will soar 20.3 percent on average in 2016 instead of the 7.5 percent increase claimed by federal officials, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The discrepancy is because the government excluded price data for three of the four Obamacare health insurance plans when the officials issued their recent forecast claiming enrollees […]

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Feds Hide Secret List Of 11 Staggering Obamacare Insurers – The Daily Caller

Federal officials have a secret list of 11 Obamacare health insurance co-ops they fear are on the verge of failure, but they refuse to disclose them to the public or to Congress, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has learned. Just in the last three weeks, five of the original 24 Obamacare co-ops announced plans […]

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CO-OP FLOP: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You’ve Never Heard About – The Daily Caller

It’s an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage — blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors. Tragically, there is even a […]

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You won’t believe the price tag for all that free stuff offered by Dem candidates at the debate – The American Thinker

Any time you get a bunch of Democrats together in the same room, it is recommended that you grab hold of your wallet tightly and lock up the family silver. You also might want to hide your wife and daughters – just to be safe. The Democratic presidential candidates who took the stage for their […]

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Hillary Clinton Won (But It Won’t Always Be This Way) – National Journal

The Democratic front-runner’s performance was as good as it was dishonest. Hil­lary Clin­ton won. She won be­cause she’s a strong de­bater. She won be­cause Bernie Sanders is not. She won be­cause the first Demo­crat­ic pres­id­en­tial de­bate fo­cused on lib­er­al policies—and not her email scan­dal or char­ac­ter. The em­battled front-run­ner won her­self a news cycle or […]

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The War on America Turns 50 – Human Events

Half a century ago, Democrats looked at the country and realized they were never going to convince Americans to agree with them. But they noticed that people in most other countries of the world already agreed with them. The solution was obvious. So in 1965 — 50 years ago this week — Sen. Ted Kennedy […]

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Obamacare enrollees must double to make budget projections work – Washington Times

President Obama will need to more than double the number of Americans enrolled in Obamacare exchange plans to reach 21 million next year, the target set in budget projections, in what is shaping up as the next major test for the health care law. As of June, the Department of Health and Human Services counted […]

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Sanders up big in New Hampshire and Iowa; Carson trails Trump – YouGov

The first wave of the YouGov/CBS News Battleground Tracker polled primary and caucus voters from both parties in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina Hillary Clinton’s deficit among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire has grown to more than 20 points, while her lead over Bernie Sanders among likely caucus voters in Iowa has […]

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Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare – USA Today

More than half of the nation’s immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that’s far higher than the native-born population, according to a report to be released Wednesday. About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according […]

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Martin O’Malley Rails at Democrats for Debate Schedule ‘Rigged’ to Aid Hillary Clinton – New York Times

MINNEAPOLIS – Martin O’Malley had one clear chance to make waves within the Democratic National Committee, and he seized it, delivering a fiery speech Friday that condemned his party’s leadership for what he called a process “rigged” to help Hillary Rodham Clinton — namely, curtailing the number of presidential primary debates. Accusing party leaders of […]

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First on CNN: Biden meets with Warren in Washington – CNN

Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday in his residence at the Naval Observatory, CNN has learned, another sign he is seriously deciding whether to jump into the Democratic presidential race. Warren and Biden discussed economic policy during a meeting that lasted about two hours, a person familiar with […]

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Bernie Sanders scores nurses union endorsement – CNN

(CNN)National Nurses United — a 185,000-person union and the largest group of nurses in the country — endorsed Bernie Sanders at their national conference Monday. The endorsement is significant because it is Sanders’ first sizable union endorsement in his quest for the Democratic nomination and comes after Sanders and other Democratic candidates pitched themselves to […]

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Can Bernie Sanders Win the Love of a Party He Scorns? – Politico

He has called Democrats ideologically bankrupt, greedy and vulgar. But now he needs them to win the presidency. Can they forgive him? You don’t change the system from within the Democratic Party.” “My own feeling is that the Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt.” “We have to ask ourselves, ‘Why should we work within the Democratic […]

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Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants – CNSNews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states. In finalizing the unprecedented pollution controls, Obama was installing the core of […]

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HILLARY’S ‘PROGRESSIVE’ DEMISE – The American Spectator

Under her deathly leadership a term loses all meaning and direction. Barack Obama is the most “Progressive” of recent, and perhaps of all, American presidents. Indeed he is the only recent Democratic president rightly characterized as “Progressive” rather than just liberal. But with massive increases in government debt and food stamp use, declines in labor […]

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Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database – New York Post

A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data […]

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Hillary Clinton’s 2016 pitch: Obama, but better – Politico

Call it Obama Plus™ The rise of Bernie Sanders and the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party represents the most immediate threat to Clinton, but the candidate’s team in Brooklyn is just as focused on navigating her relationship with the acutely legacy-conscious Obama, her former opponent, ex-boss and not-so-silent political partner. And figuring out […]

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Let down by Obama, some black voters ask: Is it even worth backing Clinton? – Washington Post

Jacksonville, Fla. — During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley’s neighborhood. Nightclubs were registering voters. Churches held fish fries after loading buses that ferried parishioners to the polls. A truck hoisted a big sign that said “Obama.” And residents waited in […]

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Insurers seek double-digit Obamacare hikes – Politico

Health insurers are asking federal and state regulators to sign off on double-digit rate hikes for hundreds of Obamacare plans next year, increases that are being driven by skyrocketing drug costs and better data on how healthy or sick their customers are. On Monday, the Obama administration posted proposed premium hikes from a wide range […]

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LBJ and Obama: Champions of Abject Poverty Read – The American Spectator

Trillions later the liberal problem isn’t Fox News by: Jeffrey Lord Lyndon Johnson was adamant. The Great Society would cure poverty. In a 1964 campaign stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania he said this: So here’s the Great Society. It’s the time — and it’s going to be soon — when nobody in this country is poor. […]

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Trains, Blame, and Infrastructure – American Thinker

Not more than a few days after the tragic Amtrak train wreck, the predictable caterwauling about Republicans and infrastructure is loud and clear. Lead by the NY Times, a tragic event is now a campaign issue. “One Day After Wreck, Increased Funding for Amtrak Fails in a House Panel” claimed the NY Times this week. […]

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Obama, Unfiltered – Bloomberg Politics

Of late, the president doesn’t sound like pedantic Barack Obama, the constitutional law professor, or cautious Barack Obama, who’s holding back because he doesn’t want to alienate his base or foreclose his options for that elusive bipartisan moment, or Barack Obama whose “no drama” persona has earned him an “anger translator” to vent his “true” feelings. In place […]

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Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes – Americans for Tax Reform

Despite over $205 million in federal taxpayer funding, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange website will soon shut down.  Since its implementation, the exchange has somehow failed to become financially viable because of lower than expected Obamacare enrollment figures. With the state legislature rejecting a $28 million bailout, the website will now be unable to operate past this […]

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Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties – AP News

PANAMA CITY (AP) — As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather Friday in Panama, all eyes will be on two presidents: Barack Obama and Raul Castro, whose expected encounter at the Summit of the Americas will mark a historic moment as the U.S. and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago. Americans […]

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Obama: ‘By Hook or Crook,’ I’ll Expand Government | The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last 2 years of his tenure. “Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector,” he said in a […]

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Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall – AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation’s governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for […]

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Conservative Review – Romano: If Senate Dems want a reprieve from Obamacare, they should repeal it

The deadline for signing up for Obamacare has passed, and now 3 to 6 million uninsured will have to pay penalties under the law’s individual mandate, Administration officials say. Each will have to pay the greater of either $325 or 2 percent of income. That could mean as much as $2 billion of fines doled out […]

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Hyper-Left Elizabeth Warren: Democrats’ Fresh Face? – Larry Elder

A shocking new poll shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa, the first caucus state, and in New Hampshire, the first primary state. The YouGov poll, paid for by Moveon.org, found Warren ahead of Clinton in Iowa, 31 percent to 24 percent, among likely Democratic primary and caucus voters. In New […]

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Enemies of the West Find a Friend in Obama | National Review Online

At the risk of being melodramatic, it must nonetheless be said: We are in a war for civilization itself, and Barack Obama is not on the right side. We are in a battle for civilization because the Islamic State, which is darkness and evil personified, has declared war against us — and we in the […]

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To become UN Sec General Obama must ‘Solve’ the Existence of Israel – American Thinker

President Obama is basically a Marxist of the “Third World” variety, which means that he lives in the faith that some elite political minority can rule first the United States and Europe, and then the world. In Washington speculation is rife that the end of the Obama years is only the beginning of a run for […]

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Obama’s Failed Presidency – Conn Carroll

“I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not, and in a way that Bill Clinton did not,” President Obama told the Reno Gazette-Journal in January 2008 during his Democratic primary showdown with Hillary Clinton. “He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country […]

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IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama – Washington Times

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama’s new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years. Illegal immigrants who are granted the amnesty will be given official […]

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Obama has worst State of the Union record since Ford, study shows – Washington Times

Judging by his recent history, it doesn’t really matter what President Obama says in Tuesday’s State of the Union address — Congress is going to ignore him anyway. Mr. Obama has the second-worst record of getting his State of the Union policy requests enacted into law of any president in the last five decades, according […]

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American Thinker: Obama to propose tax increases of $320 billion over 10 years

Obama aides previewing the president’s State of the Union speech say that the administration plans to close “loopholes” in the tax system and charge a fee to big banks to curb risky borrowing. The tax increase package would total $320 billion over the next decade. The president then plans to take that money and give […]

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McConnell: American People ‘Want Things Done in the Political Center’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says now that Republicans control the Congress, President Obama needs to talk to Republicans. “And that’s good, because when the American people elect a divided government, they’re not saying they don’t want anything done. What they are saying is, they want things done in the political […]

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Who’s Running the Country? | National Review Online

There’s an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet: “The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country. USA […]

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American Thinker: Bernie Sanders’s 12-Point Socialist Plan for America

Bernie Sanders’s 12-Point Socialist Plan for America Every committed revolutionary needs a plan.  Karl Marx had one, and so did Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.  Add to that group socialist senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, who is considering running for president (as a Democrat) and has already announced a 12-point plan at the Huffington Post.  He […]

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