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Obamacare Critics Said Obama Was 'Cooking the Books.' New Data Shows He

Obamacare Critics Said Obama Was 'Cooking the Books.' New Data Shows He
Another talking point against Obamacare just went poof. In the spring, as enrollment in the Affordable Care Act surpassed 7 million and settled above 8 million, critics said that the figures were an illusion. Insurance companies had warned that not …
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Who can get Obamacare between enrollment periods
The first open enrollment period on the federal marketplace ended March 31 and was followed by a grace period that lasted through mid-April. The next open enrollment period runs from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But a qualifying life event creates a 60-day …
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Obamacare enrollment dips to 7.3 million
That's a 9 percent reduction from the government's May estimate of 8 million, which reflected only how many people had signed up, not how many had paid and were enrolled in the coverage. The number has been long sought by Republican lawmakers who …
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From ACORN to Obamacare: The ebb and flow of Republican Obama critiques

From ACORN to Obamacare: The ebb and flow of Republican Obama critiques
Remember Solyndra? It was a solar company that failed in 2011 after having received loan guarantees from the government and a vocal endorsement from President Obama. To Republicans, it best epitomized the failures of the administration — at least …
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Obamacare keeps refusing to fail
… same methodology they used in 2014, and to good results). But this data, though preliminary, is the best data we have – and it shows that Obamacare is doing a better job holding down costs than anyone seriously predicted, including Kaiser's …
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The answer is that with respect to both Obamacare and other issues Republicans must rely on diversions from policy and outcomes when expressing their substantive and strategic views. We've reached a point in the fight over Obamacare where the best …
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Obama Approves Airstrikes on JayVee ISIS Terror Group in Iraq

Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Thursday, August 07, 2014
In January Obama called ISIS an al-Qaeda “jayvee team.” Yet, now we know the Obama administration knew ISIS was serious threat as far back as 2012. On Thursday after Thousands of Shia, Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen, etc. were slaughtered by ISIS Barack Obama approved airstrikes on the terrorist organization. This comes after Obama withdrew all US troops from Iraq in 2011. It took Obama weeks and months to make this decision. Leadership.

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A.M. Links: House Suing Obama, Ebola Epidemic Out of Control, Israel to Investigate Gaza School Shelling

Source: reason.com – Thursday, July 31, 2014
Before the House voted, largely along party lines, to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) suggested on the House floor yesterday that the lawsuit against the president was a "veiled attempt" at impeachment and claimed Democrats never tried to impeach President Bush even though he "pushed" America into the Iraq War. In fact, Rep. Lee co-sponsored a bill to impeach Bush in 2008. Democrats continue to use the threat of impeachment, suggested by Democrats, to raise money and political support. In a town hall meeting yesterday, Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) warned that the state government won't be able to meet all of its pensions obligations. The Peace Corps is evacuating from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone over concerns about the ongoing Ebola outbreak while Doctors Without Borders warns the epidemic is out of control. Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza . A government spokesperson said he was sure Israel would apologize if it finds it was responsible for the attack. Prosecutors in China have formally charged with "separatism" a Beijing-based Uighur professor who disappeared with seven students seven months ago, although there was no mention of the students. George Bush will be writing a book about his father, George Bush . Follow Reason and Reason 24/7 on Twitter, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you— sign up here .

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Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy Some ‘War on Men’ Footage, and Fire up the Obama Scandals Countdown at 11 p.m. ET

Source: reason.com – Saturday, June 14, 2014
Did you miss yesterday's exciting " Obama Scandals Countdown " episode of The Independents , featuring Peter Suderman , Judge Napolitano , Ralph Peters, Mollie Hemingway , and more? Fear not! At 11 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. PT, and again four hours later in both time zones, Fox Business Network will be re-airing your favorite mess-ups of CiC #44. And since we're almost to Father's Day, what better way to celebrate than watching a couple of Gavin McInnes-tastic segments from The Independents special show a week ago on the alleged " War on Men "!

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Here’s How Obama Finally Plans To End The Longest War In American History

Source: www.businessinsider.com – Tuesday, May 27, 2014
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a plan to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan after what has become the longest war in American history.  In a statement from the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama announced his intention to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014, when the U.S.'s combat operations will be completed. The 9,800-troop level would mark a drawdown from the 32,000 U.S. troops currently stationed in the country. It comes as NATO is set to pull the bulk of its 70,000-plus troops from the region as well. In a conference call with reporters, senior Obama administration officials said the remaining U.S. troops in the region would have two missions: Training Afghan security forces, and conducting counterterror missions against the remnants of al Qaeda. "We will bring America's longest war to a responsible end," Obama said in a Rose Garden statement Tuesday. " The future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans." The plan has three drawdown phases: Current troop level: 32,000 End of 2014: 9,800 End of 2015: Roughly half that number, with troops consolidated in the capital of Kabul and Bagram air field. End of 2016: The U.S. will draw down to what administration officials described as a "normal embassy presence" in Kabul. The reduction to a "normal embassy presence" would come as Obama is set to leave office after the completion of his second term. The proposal is largely in line with what mi

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Pushing Junk Science on Children
By Chuck Rogér
Humans have angered Mother Nature. Our species must stop multiplying, give up our addiction to huge-screen HDTVs, stop eating so many steer, and travel on twenty-pound electric tricycles forty miles at a time between charging stations. Otherwise, we are doomed.

This is a story about the ruling class promoting ruling class interests. Every year, scientists for sale compete for government grants to perform "research" that advances the human-caused global warming hoax. In order to keep the hoax alive, politicians must generate a steady supply of believers to conduct "research" as well as vote for said politicians, who keep the grants flowing.

Enter the public education machine.

Democrat Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland wants public schools to "get young people invested" in "climate change" and "population growth" in order to "[raise] awareness early" and "promote the agenda." That would be the agenda of junk science alarmism.

Thank goodness for clarity, because until now, Americans were unaware that public schools are supposed to breed fanatics for ruling class politics. Not only has Sarbanes advocated global warming indoctrination, but the congressman’s remarks also seem to call for schools to push the debunked overpopulation myth popularized by Paul Ehrlich in his 1970 book, The Population Bomb. Rachel Carson’s DDT scare, acid rain, anti-nuclear power hysteria, the population bomb, and the global warming hoax — the world has been asked to prepare for one faux-disaster after another. In the process, American liberals have used schools and universities to fill young minds with grotesque falsehoods.

Sarbanes’s proclamations simply confirm something that any informed clear thinker already knows: Corrupt, power-intoxicated politicians regularly team with "scientists" to promote agendas for personal gain. In Sarbanes’s own words,

If we can provide [students] with a framework and help promote educational opportunities, in the beginning as I said, at the earliest stages, they’ll just grab hold of it and take it from there. So in a sense it’s a wonderful partnership where the adults can create this policy framework and help support it with grant funding and other kinds of initiatives and then the young people are going to take that, and they’re the ones that are really going to push it to the next level.

Specifying the creation of a "partnership" to form a "policy framework" that supplies "grant funding" is a bald-faced call for government-run schools to push agenda science that keeps politicians in office and lines the pockets of favored constituents. Corporatism, pure and simple.

As for Sarbanes’s "population growth" reference, the congressman is essentially prescribing that public schools push the discredited myth that humans must reduce "consumption of natural resources." Obama Science Czar John Holdren concentrated at length on the "de-development" of the Unites States for the precise purpose of reducing consumption. Holdren paraded the radical mentality in his 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, with coauthors Paul and Anne Ehrlich. Holdren and the Ehrlichs called for "a stable, low-consumption economy" and preached that global "redistribution of wealth" is "absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being."

Let’s put off for another time the fun to be had by dissecting an Obama minion’s call for wealth redistribution and the arrogant contention that some entity must "provide" a decent life to "every human being."

None of Holdren’s and the Ehrlichs’ predicted horrors have come true, nor are the predictions likely to come true. But Holdren is now in a position to pretend that his fallacies are realities and use federal regulatory schemes to "de-develop" the United States. Holdren can get crazy with Obama’s Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein. Sunstein coauthored Nudge, a government elitist instruction manual that discusses how "there’s a lot that can be done to manipulate" people to do elitists’ bidding.

So, then, Sarbanes is in rarefied radical company, what with Holdren, Sunstein, and Church of Global Warming Pope Al Gore all holding to similar, repeatedly disproved, religious dogma and trying to jam the dogma down Americans’ throats using government force. Sarbanes is not alone in openly calling for schools to indoctrinate children in environmentalist religion. The call also comes from the top of the Department of Education.

Secretary Arne Duncan wants to require schools to make children "good environmental citizens." The Secretary advocates indoctrination in the junk science of "climate change" as early as kindergarten in order to inspire kids toward future careers in "green jobs."

Duncan seems to live an alternate reality. This is the same man who falsely declared, "The vast majority of [school] districts around the country have literally been cutting [spending] for five, six, seven years in a row." Yet 99.95 percent of districts have done no such thing. Now Duncan wants to use taxpayer dollars to push another fallacy, the wisdom of "green jobs," on public school students. But as Spain’s job-murdering experience proved, the "green economy" is a sure path to economic devastation.

No matter — truth ricochets aimlessly inside the craniums of agenda-obsessed liberals. Duncan insists that Washington "advance the sustainability movement through education." Environmentalists like to alter their linguistic code to trip up skeptics who are onto environmentalism’s severely flawed science. "Sustainability" actually refers to a feel-good but imaginary higher plane of existence achieved when one adopts junk science-based "green" technology.

Neither the Sarbanes nor the Duncan pronouncements should be surprising. America is twenty months into the reign of Obama, a regime that has pushed trillions of dollars of wasteful spending which piles trillions in debt atop existing trillions. The regime added massive Obamacare burdens to already unsustainable entitlements and wants to raise taxes on job creators during the worst job-killing economy since the Great Depression. Amid so much deceitful, fallacy-based agenda-pushing, there is no reason to expect honesty and accuracy in the federal education arena.


Doctors not Happy
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I am not a slave. You are not a piece of meat. Many doctors are showing up to point out the problems with the Obamacare dream.

Really?… White House Photo of the Day: Obama Slides Butt Down Lunch Counter

Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Friday, May 16, 2014
The White House photo of the day today shows Barack Obama sliding down the lunch counter on his butt. And, his minions applaud. President Barack Obama slides across a counter to pose for photos with staff following lunch at the Dupont Circle Shake Shack in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Hat Tip Kristinn Taylor

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Obama: Sectoral sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine

Source: www.denverpost.com – Friday, April 25, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and Europe are laying the groundwork to sanction broad sections of Russia's economy if Moscow mounts a military incursion in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said Friday, even as he acknowledged those sanctions may fail to deter Vladimir Putin.

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