As Vermont Goes . . . | National Review Online

The one state that not only embraced Obamacare but insisted on going beyond it to a full single-payer system was Vermont, the haven of hippies and expatriate New Yorkers, which has become one of the most liberal states in the nation. In 2011, it adopted a form of neighboring Canada’s government-financed health care and promised […]

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Boehner and Obama Join to Pass Bill Funding Obamacare and Amnesty | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama joined forces today to push their respective party members to provide 219 votes–one more than was needed–to ensure passage of an omnibus government funding bill that permits the administration to spend money implementing Obamacare and Obama’s planned unilateral actions that will effectively amnesty as many […]

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Obama Admits 12 million Amnesty | The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama told a group of illegal immigrants in Tennessee that his immigration-law rewrite means “you’re not going to be deported.” Obama’s admission acknowledged that his Nov. 21 declaration provides a de-facto amnesty for the 12 million illegals living in the United States. The confession contradicts his many suggestions, and many media reports, that […]

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Gruber: ‘I Was Not the Architect’ of Obamacare | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “I did not draft (Mass.) Governor (Mitt) Romney’s health care plan, and I was not the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s health care plan,” MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Gruber, in his prepared statement, said he “ran microsimulation models” on the health care law to help elected […]

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Getting beyond Obamacare | National Review Online

Obamacare took a beating in the elections, but it is pretty safe from legislative attack over the next two years. Republicans should spend those years making it less safe during the next presidency. Many, many Republicans who oppose Obamacare won their elections. And they ran on that opposition: No issue featured in more Republican ads. […]

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California pushes to expand immigrant health care | CNS News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured. The president’s action excludes immigrants who came to the country illegally from qualifying for […]

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The beginning of the end for Nancy Pelosi? | New York Post

No one in Washington much cares what House Democrats do these days. House rules tend to ensure that the main job of members of the minority is to show up, vote “no” and lose. And in the next Congress, Democrats will have fewer House seats than they’ve had since 1930. So not much notice was […]

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A Moral Primer | National Review Online

The last but long gasp of the Obama administration is characterized not so much by deceit and incompetence as by growing chaos. Everything appears to be coming apart. The chariot of state now veers up and down with a terrified Phaethon clueless at the reins. Whether it is ISIS, Ebola, Putin, or Obamacare, the common […]

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Executive order on immigration would ignite a political firestorm – The Washington Post

Reports are rampant that President Obama will sign an executive order as soon as this week that will allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation. Signing such an order would have explosive political consequences — it would not only reshape the near-term fights in Congress but also have a potentially profound effect on […]

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Tax Revenues Set Record for October; Feds Still Run Monthly Deficit of $1,050 Per Household | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government has started fiscal 2015 by setting yet another record for inflation-adjusted tax revenue, while running a monthly deficit of $121.7 billion, which works out to $1050.78 in deficit spending per household in the United States. For each $1.00 the Treasury brought in during October as it set the new record […]

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American Thinker: President Doofus

Doofus is an unusual but appropriate appellation for President Barack Hussein Obama. What Is A Doofus? “Doofus” is slang referring to a boob, for which the thesaurus lists the following synonyms — idiot, nitwit, dunce, fathead, fool, goof, goon, imbecile, jerk. Some might argue that these synonyms may be inapplicable. Perhaps, but a diminishing percentage would argue […]

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American Thinker: Not Even JayVee Level: Obama’s Juvenile Communications Team

We are led by a bunch of juveniles — led straight into a ditch that will take a long time to crawl out of, assuming we get a good president in 2017 (a big assumption given the ongoing slow motion Clinton coronation). The White House apparently believes the way to lead is by getting out […]

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Liberals: Fine, Obamacare is Forcing People Off of Their Plans, and That’s Great News – Guy Benson

President Obama and some of his most ardent media acolytes are insistent. No matter what you may have heard, Obamacare ‘is working’ in the ‘real world.’ That’s the new mantra. Learn it, love it, etc. The Lean Forward network, unsurprisingly, has served as the vanguard of this propaganda push. Their working theory seems to be that if you […]

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CBO: Cost of Obamacare Subsidy Will Increase 8-Fold in 10 Years | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The cost of the Obamacare subsidy that the U.S. Treasury will pay on behalf of people who earn under 400 percent of the federal poverty level and who buy a government-approved health-care plan on a government-run health-insurance exchange will increase by approximately 8-fold in its first ten years of operation, according to the […]

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Who’s paying the new Obamacare tax? You

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers. But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the […]

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Feds: Cost of Healthcare.gov Estimated $1.7 Billion | The Weekly Standard

The federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the […]

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Texas A&M Economists Show Cash For Clunkers Was Epic Debacle | The Daily Caller

“Cash for Clunkers,” the 2009 Obama administration stimulus program designed to spend $2.85 billion to jumpstart the auto industry, turned out to be a complete disaster — for the auto industry. In the minds of Obama’s team of advisers and economists, the program made total sense, of course. The plan was to dangle a $4,500 credit […]

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Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation, Obama Suggests | The Daily Caller

Political conservatives are the greatest threat to the nation, President Barack Obama suggested in a kid-glove interview with the New York Times. “The president mused, the biggest threat to America — the only force that can really weaken us — is us,” said the interviewer, Thomas Friedman. “Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don’t work if […]

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Doctors Begin To Refuse Obamacare Patients | The Daily Caller

Obamacare plans have shrunk payments to physicians so much that some doctors say they won’t be able to afford to accept Obamacare coverage, NPR reports. Many of the eight million sign-ups in Obamacare exchanges nationwide already face more limited choices for physicians and hospitals than those in the private insurance market. But with low physician reimbursement […]

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$7,060,259,674,497.51–Federal Debt Up $7 Trillion Under Obama | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The total federal debt of the U.S. government has now increased more than $7 trillion during the slightly more than five and a half years Barack Obama has been president. That is more than the debt increased under all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined, and it is more debt […]

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Feds Fly Unaccompanied Minors to Alaska

HOUSTON, Texas–As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama’s Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil. A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS’ Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR). While many migrants have been released […]

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MSNBC Host: Obama’s Amnesty Could Doom Democrats | The Daily Caller

Hard-left MSNBC host Ed Schulz is worried that Democrats will be hammered by voters if President Barack Obama uses his executive authority to distribute work-permits to millions of illegal immigrants. “Hold the phone — this would be a mistake if the president were to do this,” Schultz told his audience July 29. “Politically, there is […]

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Non-Border State Governors Demanding Answers From Obama on Illegal Immigrant Crisis – Katie Pavlich

The illegal immigration crisis on the border is showing no signs of stopping and the problem has spread well beyond states sitting side-by-side with Mexico. The Obama administration has been shipping unaccompanied minors to family members living illegally in the United States for months. Illegal aliens under the age of 18 have been shipped to […]

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An Obama-Caused Border Disaster | National Review Online

It is a grave error to view the swarming of illegal aliens across our southern border as anything other than a challenge to our sovereignty — a challenge abetted, rather than repulsed, by a president who vows to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” The challenge brings into sharp relief a question I’ve repeatedly […]

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Obama Said to Assure Hispanic Caucus on Deportations | RealClearPolitics

President Obama reassured members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Wednesday that he will flex his executive muscle later this year to be “as great and big and bold as he can be” to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrant families who have lived and worked in the United States for years, one Democratic lawmaker said at […]

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0: Total Refugees Admitted from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico in FY13 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – According to refugee data from the U.S. Department of State, the federal government did not grant refugee protection to a single person from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico in fiscal year 2013. Now, almost all of the unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico are coming from those nations, and House […]

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Resistance to Obama’s manufactured border crisis grows | Human Events

High-school geography classes are going to get really confusing next year, because Nebraska, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are now located along the southern border of the United States.  Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley takes the cake for sheer hypocrisy, as he publicly opposes doing anything effective to halt the flood of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America… […]

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Obamacare’s Biggest Legal Threat | National Review Online

The legal positions of President Obama’s Justice Department have been slapped down unanimously a remarkable 13 times in the Supreme Court in the last two years. Over and over, even Obama’s own two appointees to the court — Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — have held that the president has exceeded his authority and violated […]

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President who created border crisis not eager to resolve border crisis | Human Events

Remember how President Obama’s early efforts to spin away the border disaster his policies created included frequent promises to begin shipping the “refugees” back to their countries of origin as quickly as possible?  Never mind.  That talking point is no longer operative, probably because it was put-up-or-shut-up time, and there’s no way Obama would short-circuit […]

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GOP lawmaker: ‘We can’t trust’ Obama on immigration reform | TheHill

Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said Monday night that Republicans who oppose the Senate’s immigration bill don’t trust President Obama to enforce the border enforcement provisions in that bill. “One of the biggest fears we have about the Senate amnesty bill … is we can’t trust the president,” Fleming said on the House floor. “We can’t […]

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White House ‘Not Worried’ About ‘Optics’ of Obama Bypassing Texas Border | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – As of Tuesday morning, one day before he flies to Texas for political fundraisers, President Obama had no plans to visit any of the overwhelmed Border Patrol stations in Texas, nor did he plan to visit the facilities where thousands of Central American children are being housed on the taxpayers’ dime. “We’re not […]

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Gohmert: Obama Is Flooding Texas with Immigrants to ‘Turn It Blue’

Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said President Barack Obama has been encouraging the current flood of illegal immigrant woman and children with his executive actions in an attempt to “turn Texas Blue” and potentially ‘turn America blue.” Gohmert, vice chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism […]

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Homeland Security Chief Dodges Deportation Questions | The Daily Caller

U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson stuck to his talking points Sunday, refusing to answer several direct questions about whether tens of thousands of illegal immigrants apprehended at the U.S. border this year will eventually be deported. “Are you prepared to deport these children and young mothers that we’re seeing?” “Meet the Press” […]

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The most dangerous man in Obama’s administration | Human Events

In his new book, Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department (co-written with John Fund), Hans von Spakovsky reveals how our attorney general has turned America’s Department of Justice into “a politicized hotbed of left-wing legal activism.” The author revealed to Human Events the magnitude of Holder’s offenses highlighted in his book, offenses which should be […]

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Independence Day 2014: We’ve gone from an inherited tyrant to an elected one | Fox News

After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or […]

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Obama’s Border Crisis – Rich Lowry – POLITICO Magazine

It’s hard to imagine a more apt summation of the lunatic state of the nation’s immigration debate than this week’s split screen. In Washington, most respectable opinion lined up, yet again, to condemn Republicans for not passing an amnesty under the guise of defunct-for-now “comprehensive immigration reform.” Meanwhile, the crisis on the Southern border continued. […]

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Barack Obama: John Boehner’s lawsuit ‘a stunt’ – Kendall Breitman – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama is calling House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to file a lawsuit against the president a “stunt.” “The suit is a stunt, but what I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is, ‘If you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?’” Obama told ABC […]

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Obamacare’s Exchanges Fall Well Short of Enrollment Target

In April, President Obama told the nation that “marketplace” or “exchange” enrollment, at 8 million customers as of March 31, had exceeded expectations and costs were lower than expected. Many in the news media accepted the selectively released statistics, despite the Obama administration’s record of sometimes providing inaccurate or incomplete information on HealthCare.gov. Even today, the […]

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Obamacare subsidies push cost of health law above projections – Los Angeles Times

The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up some 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act may push the cost of the law considerably above current projections, a new federal report indicates. Nearly 9 in 10 Americans who bought health coverage on the federal government’s […]

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Charges Filed In ‘One Of The Largest’ Food Stamp Frauds EVER | The Daily Caller

Federal charges have been filed against dozens of people in Georgia who allegedly set up a scheme that funneled $18 million worth of food stamps through grocery stores in what a Department of Justice official is calling “one of the largest federal food program frauds ever.” Fifty-four people were indicted for their roles in the […]

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Eric Cantor Defeated By Conservative Challenger | The Daily Caller

Call it the political upset of the year. House majority leader Eric Cantor has been defeated by a little-known conservative challenger in his district’s Republican primary. David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, won more votes than Cantor on Tuesday in Virginia’s 7th congressional district GOP primary. With almost all votes in, Brat led 56 […]

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Ted Cruz: ‘Obama’s Lawlessness’ Responsible for Spike in Illegal Immigration

A sharp spike in illegal immigration has caused facilities and resources along the U.S.-Mexico border to become overwhelmed. As a result, U.S. Border Patrol has been releasing thousands of illegal immigrants onto U.S. soil each week. Some released immigrants are even criminals–as Breitbart Texas previously reported, more than 36,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens were released […]

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Carson on ‘Sluggish’ U.S. Economy: ‘We Have Asinine Economic Policies’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Author and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson said at a National Press Club luncheon that the reason for the “sluggish growth” of the U.S. economy is because of bad policy. “And why do we have such sluggish growth?” Carson said on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. “Because we have asinine economic policies.” Carson, who […]

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Notice Not Obamacare | National Review Online

Whenever somebody says that an argument is settled, you can be sure that it is not. If it were settled, there would be no need to say so. No president will hold a press conference to announce that the argument over the prohibition of alcohol is settled, precisely because it truly is settled. So when […]

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Reports: More Obamacare Cancellations, Premium Hikes On the Way – Guy Benson

The Obamacare “winning streak” continues apace. Kaiser Health News reports on the increasing likelihood of more and more large employers dumping employees into Obamacare’s exchanges. An untold number of employees will discover that they can’t keep their plan, especially if they’re a high-risk, high-cost employee. The Obama administration estimated that as many as 93 million […]

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Total Number of Government Jobs Lost Due to Sequestration: One – Daniel Doherty

The automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” took effect last year, an idea first proposed by the Obama White House (and subsequently supported by Republicans), and signed into law as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The idea behind sequestration was to temporarily raise the debt ceiling in exchange for automatic spending cuts […]

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Big Downside to April Jobs Report | Fox Business

The Federal Reserve saw this coming. The jobs report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that 288,000 jobs were created in April, the biggest gain in more than two years, and that the headline unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 6.3%, the lowest level in 5½ years. Great news, right? Not […]

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GDP up Only 0.1 Percent, Bodes Poorly for Jobs Creation

The Commerce Department reported GDP grew at a disappointing 0.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter, less than 2.6 and 4.1 percent recorded the prior two periods. Overall, it appears 2014 may not be the breakout year President Obama and many Wall Street forecasters predicted, boding poorly for jobs creation. A colder than normal […]

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GE to investors: Obamacare to blame for losses | The Daily Caller

  General Electric is telling its investors that Obamacare is to blame for recent losses in the company’s health care division, The Daily Caller has learned. “Hospitals and clinics appear to be delaying purchases and responses to the ACA [Affordable Care Act],” stated GE senior vice president and CFO Jeffrey S. Bornstein in the company’s […]

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The Adolescent President | National Review Online

Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance, a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a […]

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