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Govt nearly triples job hours lost to Obamacare

(CNBC) – A historically high number of people will be locked out of the workforce by 2021, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law will contribute to this phenomenon, the CBO said, citing new estimates that the Affordable Care Act will cause a larger than-expected reduction …

February 4, 2014, 8:51 am ·
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New York’s NRA membership nearly doubles in wake of SAFE Act

(Buffalo News) – ALBANY – As gun-rights and gun-control groups continue to argue over the effects of the New York SAFE Act, one consequence is clear: Membership in the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association has soared since the law was enacted a year ago. Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle …

February 3, 2014, 10:57 pm ·
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Major Tech Firms Release New Data on NSA Spy Requests

(Los Angeles Times) – Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations — figures that show that the government collected data on thousands of Americans. The details disclosed by Google, Microsoft, …

February 3, 2014, 10:47 pm ·
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Congress Took 1,887 Free Trips in ’13

(National Journal) – Members of Congress and their aides took more free trips around the world in 2013 than in any year since new restrictions were put in place after the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal. The website LegiStorm, which compiles congressional travel records, said Monday that lawmakers and their staffs took a combined 1,887 free trips last year …

February 3, 2014, 10:41 pm ·
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White House Writes NFL Players’ Pro-Obamacare Tweets

(Free Beacon) – Obamacare got a boost from current and former National Football League players on Super Bowl Sunday after the White House sent suggested language for laudatory tweets to a representative of the league’s players union. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo earned a retweet from the White House after telling his followers, “don’t forget …

February 3, 2014, 7:57 pm ·
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Bill Would Add ‘None Of The Above’ As Choice On Election Ballots

(CBS) – CONCORD, N.H. — A bill that would add the option of choosing “none of the above” on New Hampshire ballots seems like a quintessential proposal for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state that prides itself on having discerning voters. But even the measure’s sponsors say it’s probably doomed, with one acknowledging that it would …

February 3, 2014, 7:50 pm ·
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Klayman asks Supreme Court to hear NSA case

(Politico) – The conservative legal activist who won the first court ruling questioning the legality of the National Security Agency’s massive phone-call tracking database is asking the Supreme Court to short circuit the normal appeals process and take up the case directly. Attorney Larry Klayman said he sent the unusual petition to the high court …

February 3, 2014, 7:42 pm ·
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HHS searching for malware from Belarus in Obamacare software

(Free Beacon) – U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised. The intelligence agencies notified the Department of …

February 3, 2014, 7:34 pm ·
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Obamacare Vending Machine Rule Will Burden Businesses

(News Max) – A mandate buried in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machine operators to post nutritional labels “in close proximity” to food items or buttons, to disclose the number of calories contained in candy, soda, and snacks. About 10,800 companies are expected to be affected when the new rules are put in place, …

February 3, 2014, 7:28 pm ·
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SNL Producer: ‘Republicans Are Easier for Us than Democrats’

‘Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny.’ (Weekly Standard) - In an interview with Vulture.com, Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels concedes that mocking Republicans is easier than going after Democrats. “Republicans are easier for us than Democrats,” says Michaels. “Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny.” Are there any …

February 3, 2014, 1:52 pm ·
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Wife of KIA Army sniper faults President for ignoring dead soldiers

(Washington Examiner) - Every single night for the last 28 months, the alarm on my husband Chris’ watch has gone off between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m., depending on the time changes. His watch was set to Afghan time, and the alarm set to 9:30 a.m. It was delivered to me in pristine condition, in a small black bag …

February 3, 2014, 1:48 pm ·
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Students Sign Petition To Have Gun Owners Executed In Concentration Camps

College kids To Activist Prankster: “No Problem!” “sounds about right.” (Info Wars) – Political prankster Mark Dice has once again documented how many young Americans are completely disconnected from reality, capturing California college students signing a fake petition to imprison all legal gun owners in concentration camps and even to have them executed. “We just …

February 3, 2014, 11:51 am ·
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NRA Calls ’14 Elections Do-or-Die; Vows War With Bloomberg, Obama

(Washington Examiner) – Expecting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to “double down” on his nationwide anti-gun efforts in the2014 elections, an invigorated National Rifle Association is planning a massive ground game to win Republican control of the Senate, according to officials. Here to open the NRA’s new Great American Outdoor Show, the nation’s largest …

February 3, 2014, 11:49 am ·
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Obamacare Computers Not Yet Equipped to Fix Errors

(Washington Post) – Tens of thousands of people who discovered that HealthCare.gov made mistakes as they were signing up for a health plan are confronting a new roadblock: The government cannot yet fix the errors. Roughly 22,000 Americans have filed appeals with the government to try to get mistakes corrected, according to internal government data …

February 3, 2014, 10:42 am ·
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More States Grant in-State Tuition to illegals

(ABC News) – Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state’s flagship public college. Why the difference? Tello spent much of his childhood in the U.S. without legal permission after his parents moved from Peru when he was 6. That changes if he re-enrolls this …

February 3, 2014, 10:30 am ·
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GOP War on Conservatives Backfires

(Breitbart) – On Friday, every political campaign had to file its 2013 year end report with the FEC. The reports delivered two big surprises. The Democrats are dominating the Republicans in fundraising. More surprising, perhaps, though, is that Tea Party and conservative SuperPACs raised around three times as much as GOP establishment SuperPACs. The DC …

February 3, 2014, 10:17 am ·
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Senator wants U.S. Postal Service to offer loans

(Breitbart) – In November, the U.S. Postal Service reported it had a $5 billion loss for Fiscal Year 2013, its seventh consecutive year with loss. At the time, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe blamed Congress for the loss, citing an “inflexible business model.” “We’ve achieved some excellent results for the year in terms of innovations, revenue gains, and …

February 3, 2014, 9:55 am ·
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Poll: Bill Clinton most forgivable ‘liar’

(The Hill) – Former President Bill Clinton is the “liar” the public is most able to forgive nearly two decades after his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a new poll. According to a CBS-Vanity Fair poll, 43 percent of people said they are most able to forgive Clinton among a list of …

February 3, 2014, 9:50 am ·
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Panelist at Podesta Think Tank: ‘The Children Belong to All of Us’

(CNS News) – In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.” The CAP was founded by John Podesta, former chief …

February 3, 2014, 9:46 am ·