Health-care experts call it D.C. insiderism at its worst.
Written by Brendan Bordelon
The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support for subpoenaing Congress’s fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange — the document that facilitated Congress’s “exemption” from Obamacare by allowing lawmakers and staffers to keep their employer subsidies.
The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business Committee chairman [U.S. Senator] David Vitter, who has fought for years against the Obamacare exemption, it was clear that someone in Congress had falsified the document in order to make lawmakers and their staff eligible for taxpayer subsidies provided under the exchange for small-business employees.… Continue Reading
Could Bernie Sanders show Elizabeth Warren
how to beat Hillary Clinton?
Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed independent Socialist, has decided to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, and if nothing else his presence will be entertaining. He has no chance of winning, but he could prove instructive for voters as a demonstration of where the American political left wants to go.
The 73-year-old second-term U.S. Senator from the country’s most liberal state, and former mayor of Burlington, is sincere about his progressive politics. He thinks the American economy is fundamentally unfair, and that government must tax and spend even more heavily than it already does to balance out incomes.
He thinks Social Security should increase benefits, no matter that it is heading toward insolvency. Higher taxes can make up the difference.… Continue Reading
I believe Hillary Clinton is now telling the truth regarding her views on same-sex “marriage.” I just don’t believe she was telling the truth in the past, especially when she expressed her opposition to it. Can anyone say “Shades of Barack Obama,” whose views on the subject also “evolved”?
When it comes to President Obama, David Axelrod has now confirmed what seemed obvious for years, namely, that he lied about his views on redefining marriage so as not to drive away black (and other morally conservative) voters. As a headline in TIME magazine announced: “Axelrod: Obama Misled Nation When He Opposed Gay Marriage In 2008,” with the subtitle bluntly stating, “A striking admission of political dishonesty from the keeper of the Obama flame.”
Again, this was no surprise to those who were aware of Obama’s views before he came into national prominence, not to mention the positions he articulated behind the scenes to LGBT activist groups when he began his presidential campaign.… Continue Reading
U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) greatest vulnerabilities in the early GOP primaries are his positions on Iran and Israel, according to a private poll commissioned by a group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America.
The Republican PAC, which launched a $1 million ad campaign highlighting Paul’s foreign policy positions this week, conducted the polls of likely Iowa and South Carolina GOP primary voters in February.
While respondents were surveyed on a number of Paul’s potential weaknesses, including his association with conspiracy-minded radio host Alex Jones and opposition to mandatory minimum prison sentences, the polls indicate that Paul’s comments on Iranian nuclear weapons and aid to Israel are his biggest liability with Republicans.
Seventy-seven percent of South Carolina respondents and 76 percent of Iowa respondents said they were less likely to vote for Paul after hearing that he supported cutting military aid to Israel.… Continue Reading
As U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) officially became the second Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, the 52-year-old obstetrician is already being attacked by conservatives as being “to the left of Obama” when it comes to his foreign policy and openness to negotiating with Iran.
Although Paul was victorious in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll in February, some prominent conservatives and even a conservative political action group have wasted no time in jumping on the presidential candidate over his stance on foreign policy issues.
Fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed his concern with Paul’s candidacy the day before Paul officially announced that he was going to run.
Graham proclaimed in an interview with Fox News on Monday, that Paul is in fact “to the left” of Obama’s foreign policy.… Continue Reading
It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished.
The two Democrats immediately sidestepped the question and started reciting their talking points in favor of Hillary. But O’Reilly kept coming back to the fact that nothing they were talking about was an accomplishment.
For someone who has spent her entire adult life in politics, including being a Senator and then a Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has nothing to show for all those years — no significant legislation of hers that she got passed in the Senate, and only an unbroken series of international setbacks for the United States during her time as Secretary of State.… Continue Reading
President Barack Hussein Obama does not stand up for Jews murdered by Islamic Terrorists. President Barack Hussein Obama does not stand up for Christians murdered by Islamic Terrorists. Is there anyone President Barack Hussein Obama will stand up for? Ben Shapiro explains why the answer is probably ‘no.’
Take ACTION:Click HERE to send a message to the White House to ask the Obama administration to stop avoiding the obvious problem of radical Islam and the danger of the Islamic State in Europe and Africa. The acts of terror that we see increasingly around the world is a tactic of an ideology of Islam.
A former mayor of New York City and one-time presidential hopeful isn’t backing down from his critical comments about President Obama.
Last Wednesday evening, Rudy Giuliani said he doesn’t believe Barack Obama loves America and offered a list of reasons why. Giuliani’s comments drew fierce reaction, even from Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who during “The Kelly File” stated there was “outrage and backlash” at the remarks the 2008 presidential candidate made at a private fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate for 2016.
But when asked by Kelly if he wanted to apologize, Giuliani not only refused – he doubled down on his remarks.
“The reality is that from all that I can see of this president, all that I’ve heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America, he talks about the Crusades and how the Christians were barbarians – leaves out the second half of the sentence, that the Muslims were barbarians also,” the former NYC mayor said.… Continue Reading
Well, that didn’t take long. This summer after Barack Obama inexplicably (and illegally) freed five of the Taliban’s most deadly terrorists in exchange for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, I asked a burning question – a question that remains unanswered: “What will it take for our spineless U.S. Congress to impeach this tyrant? This is way beyond partisan politics. This is about justice. This is about the safety of the American people. Barack Hussein Obama is America’s biggest threat to national security. He is ‘an enemy within.’”
By striking this Faustian bargain with the devil, not only did Obama unilaterally trash the U.S. government’s long-standing policy never to negotiate with terrorists, he brazenly violated a 2013 national defense bill that unambiguously requires he give Congress 30-days notice before releasing any Guantanamo Bay prisoners, much less five of its most deadly.… Continue Reading
As a former Baptist pastor, potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee blasted what he considers a theologically incorrect and politically correct concept of Christians evolving their stance on same-sex “marriage” — a process President Barack Obama proclaimed he underwent before fully endorsing the homosexual agenda in regards to marriage, military policy and LGBT “rights” across America.
Huckabee slammed the idea of punishing Christians for objecting to same-sex marriage earlier this week on CNN’s State of the Union program, arguing that religious freedom guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution affords believers the right to stand up for their sincerely held traditional Christian beliefs and deny their services.
He provided an illustrative metaphor of the concept of forcing Christians to support same-sex marriage in order to demonstrate the ludicrous nature of such a federally imposed mandate — of forcing Christians to provide wedding services for same-sex couples.… Continue Reading