After months of damning news about the failed Obamacare rollout and a decision to eviscerate the power of the minority Party in the Senate, Democrats up for re-election in 2014 are sweating. That could be why the Barack Obama White House confirmed last week that it would delay Obamacare’s second-year enrollment period.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) evidently has a plan for the 2014 midterm Congressional elections: punch the Tea Party in the nose. The comment came to light today via Breitbart, following an interview with a GOP donor who said he heard McConnell’s remark during an Oct. 30 conference call hosted by Karl Rove’s Crossroads […]
Thanks to Obamacare Ronald and Krista Alford of Texas, whose two children are battling rare forms of cancer, have lost insurance coverage for their child’s chemotherapy treatment. Seven-year-old Hunter Alford’s mother told News 12 that her son is unlikely to be able to have his next round of chemotherapy treatment due to the insurance cancellation. […]
This article, written by Pepperdine University economics professor Gary Galles, was originally published by Mises on Nov. 22. “We paid our Social Security and Medicare taxes; we earned our benefits.” It is that belief among senior citizens that President Obama was pandering to when, in his second inaugural address, he claimed that those programs “strengthen […]
Fifty years ago, the Nation mourned the death of its Presidency. Today, Americans are mourning the imminent death of our healthcare system as we know it. It’s said that humor takes the sting out of death, so we present our favorite political cartoons of the week.
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The developed world has seen an immense increase in the use of antidepressant drugs as prescriptions for nonessential, quality-of-life medications continue to fly out of physicians’ hands. A new report raises “concerns about [the] appropriateness” of overprescribing these types of medications.
During a lecture at Johns Hopkins University this week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt offered some good news for people around the world concerned about government censorship of the Internet. The tech expert said that advances in encryption could eliminate the threat within 10 years.
In a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives decided Wednesday to block White House regulations on fracking (hydraulic fracturing), citing the fact that States already regulate the practice and that an extra layer of Federal red tape will only slow America’s re-emerging oil and natural gas economy.