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CBO Head: Obamacare A Disincentive To Work; Obama Allows Asylum For Applicants With ‘Limited’ Terror Contacts; Entertaining The Muslim Bros; Stupefied By Social Media; Dem Super-PAC Shuts Purse For Midterms – Thursday Morning News Roundup 2-6-2014

February 6, 2014 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Testifying before the House Budget Committee yesterday, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf said of Obamacare, “[T]he act creates a disincentive for people to work.” He declared, “[B]y providing heavily subsidized health insurance to people with very low income and then withdrawing those subsidies as income rises, the act creates a disincentive for people to work — relative to what would have been the case in the absence of that act.” Source: The Weekly Standard… 

 

  • The Obama Administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S. Source: The Daily Caller… 

 

  • A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization. Source: The Washington Free Beacon… 

 

  • They have become a quick and easy way of learning about everything from world affairs to the affairs of friends. But Twitter and Facebook may be eroding our ability to think. Researchers believe speed, volume and ease with which information is shared through social networking sites may be making it more difficult for us to think analytically. Source: Daily Mail… 

 

  • The Democratic Party’s biggest super PAC, recently retooled as an early pro-Hillary Clinton effort, will sit out the midterm elections this year. Source: BuzzFeed Politics…

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