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Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi

(Washington Examiner) – The National Park Service is sending so many officials out to shut down federal parks from visiting Americans that at this rate it might have to suspend furloughs if the government closure continues. Two examples: – At the World War II Memorial on The Mall in Washington, where veterans have been staging …

October 2, 2013, 1:28 pm ·

New wave of WWII veterans move barricades to access DC memorial

(Fox News) - A new wave of veterans were forced to move barricades at the WWII Memorial in Washington Wednesday morning to gain access during the government slimdown, a spokeswoman from Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told The WWII veterans, from Ohio, Kansas and Missouri, arrived at the memorial one day after another group relied on …

October 2, 2013, 1:23 pm ·
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Palin: Obama Thinks He Can ‘Furlough Reality’ on Shutdown, Obamacare Rollout

(Breitbart) - On the day the Obamacare insurance exchanges opened with glitches galore, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blistered and ridiculed President Barack Obama’s distortions in his Tuesday Rose Garden address to hail his own healthcare law. “I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing,” Palin said of Obama’s speech in which Obama compared …

October 2, 2013, 12:29 pm ·

Obama Likens Obamacare To Apple’s iPhone

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we …

October 1, 2013, 8:33 pm ·
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WWII veterans storm DC memorial closed by government shutdown

(Washington Post) - The elderly veterans piled off the chartered buses in front of the World War II Memorial, some in wheelchairs, some using canes, all determined to pay homage to each other and their fallen comrades from more than half a century ago. Metal barricades and signs announcing a closure due to the shutdown of …

October 1, 2013, 12:41 pm ·

Oops: MSNBC Anchor Can’t Access Obamacare Exchange

(National Review) – MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for …

October 1, 2013, 11:08 am ·

ObamaCare Navigators Warned: Don’t Leave Tax Returns on the Fax Machine…

(Americans for Tax Reform) – “Do not leave documents that contain PII [Personally Identifiable Information] or tax return information on printers and fax machines.” As Obamacare enrollment begins, the Department of Health and Human Services has a helpful tip for the program’s so-called Navigators: “Do not leave documents that contain PII [Personally Identifiable Information] or tax …

October 1, 2013, 12:51 am ·

Obama counting on media to blame GOP

MSNBC analyst admits president has ‘no incentive’ to negotiate on budget (News Busters) – The list of things on which Barack Obama has been wrong goes on to the crack of doom.  But there’s one thing on which the President is surely right. In devising his strategy for dealing with the shutdown, the prez can …

September 30, 2013, 11:56 pm ·

US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate

Trend sparks fears among low-paid workers that they will be hit twice: by having earnings cut and paying more for healthcare (The Guardian) - Avita Samuels has worked at the Mall of America in Minneapolis for the last four years, juggling a sales job with her studies in political science and law at the University of …

September 30, 2013, 11:14 pm ·

SURPRISE: Feds approve taxpayer subsidies for abortion coverage…

(Washington Times) – The Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday that members of Congress and their staffs will be able to buy health care plans that pay for abortions, even though the premiums are funded largely by taxpayer money — a move that conservatives say breaks federal law on abortion funding. Under the terms of …

September 30, 2013, 11:03 pm ·

One Quarter Of Uninsured Americans Will Pay Fine Rather Than Get Obamacare

Only 37 percent of Americans are aware of new health exchanges (Info Wars) - In a telling statistic, twenty-five percent of uninsured Americans say that they intend to pay a fine, rather than become insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a poll released by Gallup. SPECIAL: DEFUND Obamacare NOW! One in four say that …

September 30, 2013, 10:54 pm ·

Obamacare Website Quietly Deletes Reference to ‘Free Health Care’

(Weekly Standard) - Even as President Obama and his administration are making a last minute push to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, a quiet change was made on the website regarding those who will still not be able to afford coverage after the program kicks in. From at least June 26, 2013 to as recently as September 15, under the topic, “Where …

September 30, 2013, 1:11 pm ·

Unions Will Demand Back Pay if Government Shuts Down

(Breitbart) – If the federal government partially shuts down on Tuesday, federal worker unions are set to protest and demand back pay for government workers. Government unions may even consider lawsuits to get back pay for furloughed federal employees. If Congress cannot agree to a short-term resolution to fund the government by Monday, parts of …

September 30, 2013, 1:01 pm ·
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Even in shutdown, Feds get overtime, comp time, ‘Sunday pay’

(Washington Examiner) - A federal government shutdown will temporarily cut off pay of thousands of Uncle Sam’s workers, but for those considered “excepted employees,” there could be a nice salary bump thanks to rules allowing overtime, compensatory time and other benefits provided to those the administration feels too important to furlough. The Office of Personnel Management …

September 30, 2013, 12:57 pm ·
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Issa to Propose Bill to Force Obama Officials into Obamacare Exchanges

(Breitbart) - On Monday afternoon, after the Democratic Senate rejected a Republican House bill that would have continued to fund the government and would have delayed the implementation of Obamacare by one year, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said that the House would attempt to pass a bill requiring all Obama administration officials to sign up for …

September 30, 2013, 12:54 pm ·

House GOP: Eliminate subsidies for Congress!

(Politico) - With just hours to go until the government shuts down, House Republicans will try to pass a bill that would delay the mandate that individuals buy health insurance and would cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress and staff, the president and administration appointees, according to multiple sources. Those provisions would be attached to …

September 30, 2013, 12:52 pm ·
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Most Popular Question at ‘How do I get exemption?’

(Weekly Standard) - One day away from the launch of the Obamacare marketplaces, the question most on the minds people visiting the website is not about coverage, but rather about avoiding the penalty, or tax, for not having health insurance. As of Monday morning, here is how the website listed its “Most Popular” items: SPECIAL: DEFUND Obamacare NOW! As …

September 30, 2013, 12:49 pm ·

Biden: ‘One Senator Is Running The Show In The Republican Party’

(Breitbart) - On Sunday, the Democratic National Committee sent out an email from Vice President Joe Biden, asking “Do you understand this?” In the email, Biden expressed consternation that “One senator is running the show in the Republican Party right now. He’s not my senator. And he’s not your senator. But for some reason I can’t …

September 29, 2013, 2:43 pm ·
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ABC News: ‘Chances of Government Shutdown 99.9%’…

(News Musters) – ABC is reporting that it is now almost certain Congress and the White House will not reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown. On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl said, “I would now put the chances of a government shutdown at 99.9 percent” (video follows with transcript …

September 29, 2013, 2:39 pm ·

Dem: ‘Hate For President Coming Before Love of Country’…

(CBSDC/AP) – The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law does nothing but push Washington to the brink of the first government shutdown in 17 years. Neither side showed signs of surrender early Sunday after …

September 29, 2013, 2:35 pm ·