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Congress, Not The President, Can Delay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Congress, Not The President, Can Delay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

It appears as though President Barack Obama has decided to delay the individual mandate for Obamacare enrollment by up to six weeks. But that’s a violation of the Affordable Care Act. As The Washington Times noted Wednesday, the President is the enforcer of the law that Congressional Democrats passed — not the editor.

Eminent Domain Abuse: Seattle Condemns Private Parking Lot For Construction Of Public Parking Lot

Eminent Domain Abuse: Seattle Condemns Private Parking Lot For Construction Of Public Parking Lot

On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously and without discussion to seize the property of a 103-year-old resident so that the city could “mitigate for the loss of short-term, on-street parking during construction along the downtown waterfront and replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.”

The EPA Is Now Part Of The War On Drugs

The EPA Is Now Part Of The War On Drugs

A large-scale Federal investigation that resulted in the arrest and sentencing of two men for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency may now be largely involved in the United States’ war on drugs.

If U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan And Yemen Are Legal Under International Law As Obama Claims, Does That Mean Other Nations Recognizing Terror Threats In U.S. Territory Can Legally Order A Drone Strike Here?

If U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan And Yemen Are Legal Under International Law As Obama Claims, Does That Mean Other Nations Recognizing Terror Threats In U.S. Territory Can Legally Order A Drone Strike Here?

White House spokesman Jay Carney saying Tuesday that the Federal government “would strongly disagree” with any claims that the government has acted inappropriately. Carney said that American actions follow all applicable law.

Obama’s Unsettling, Repeated Use Of ‘My’ Mililtary; Feinstein Can’t Stop Loving The NSA; Healthcare.gov’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Experience; Obamacare’s Too Expensive For Resort Towns; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-24-2013

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Colorado Democrat Pushes Obamacare Waiver For Constituents In Mountain Resort District

Democratic Congressman Jared Polis is planning to request an individual exemption from Obamacare for affluent residents of the ski resort communities that comprise his legislative district in Colorado. Polis, who until recently has been a firm supporter of Obamacare, told Health Policy Solutions Wednesday that even wealthy families in cities like Keystone, Breckenridge and Aspen (although Aspen lies just […]

Is Feinstein Too Old To Understand That The NSA Is Spying On Americans, Or Is She Just A Liar?

Over the past couple of weeks Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has been pumping out op-ed pieces for national newspapers in defense of the National Security Agency’s phone record collection program, arguing that the collection of millions of Americans’ communication data is not “surveillance” and “is necessary and must be preserved if we are to prevent […]

Commander In Chief Or Dictator?

Three times recently, President Barack Obama has referred to the U.S. armed services as “my military.” He said it first in August, according to a transcript posted by the White House: “But as I’ve already said, I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options.” In September, The Guardian […]

ProPublica Chronicles Obamacare Users’ Angry Feedback About Healthcare.gov

This piece, compiled by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 24. Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began unveiling its effort to fix Healthcare.gov, the home for the federal insurance marketplace. Part of that was a blog post soliciting comments from folks who have tried the site. […]

The FDA Makes Ancient Remedies Unaffordable

This article, written by senior resident fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Mark Thornton, was originally published by Mises on Oct. 24. I recently experienced severe pain in my feet, particularly in the big toes. In my imagination it felt like my feet had been run over by a truck and that several of […]

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