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Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor’s offices

(LA Times) – After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor’s office. A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and […]

February 4, 2014, 11:04 pm ·

REPORT: Increase in criminal tax prosecutions under Obama

(Reuters) – The U.S. government has been bringing more criminal tax prosecutions against Americans under President Barack Obama than under President George W. Bush, with a surge in tax refund fraud partly to blame, a non-partisan watchdog said on Tuesday. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) said in a report that it found that under Obama […]

February 4, 2014, 5:23 pm ·

Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family ‘terrorized’

(Washington Post) – Watch this video, taken from a police raid in Des Moines, Iowa. Send it to some people. When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about. You’ll see the raid team, dressed in battle-dress uniforms, helmets and face-covering balaclava hoods take down the family’s door […]

February 4, 2014, 5:20 pm ·

SCALIA PREDICTS RETURN OF INTERNMENT CAMPS

(Washington Examiner) – Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while […]

February 4, 2014, 5:09 pm ·

Push to Impeach Obama Gains Major Ground

More Members of Congress Eyeing Impeachment (Tea Party) – A long list of Congressional members have already discussed impeaching Obama for alleged violations of the Constitution. Now Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) joins those like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) jumping on the impeachment bandwagon. Broun is in a race to replace […]

February 4, 2014, 11:17 am ·

Boehner pushes for more foreign workers

(Daily Caller) – House Speaker John Boehner gently pushed his caucus another step towards a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws on Tuesday by releasing a one-page defense of his “principles” on the issue. This soft-focus strategy allows Boehner — and his well-funded business allies — to shepherd the GOP caucus towards a deal with President Barack Obama, while also […]

February 4, 2014, 11:02 am ·

60 MINUTES: CONGRESS USING ‘SLUSH FUNDS’ TO BANKROLL LAVISH LIFESTYLES

(Breitbart) – On Sunday, a 60 Minutes investigative report by veteran CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer revealed how leadership PAC loopholes allow members of Congress to convert campaign cash into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members. “It’s another example, unfortunately, where the rules […]

February 4, 2014, 10:44 am ·

Gov’t Seizes Property For ‘Economic Development’ — Nothing is Built

Properties were seized and a neighborhood razed in the name of ‘economic development’ that never came (Weekly Standard.) – “See that pole with the transformer hanging from it?” Michael Cristofaro asked me. “That was where my family’s home was.” I looked up at a line of high telephone poles marching diagonally against a blanched winter sky […]

February 4, 2014, 10:15 am ·

REPORT: Federal Emergency Alert System easily taken over by hackers

(Washington Post) – The message broadcast in several states last winter was equal parts alarming and absurd: “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. . . . Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies, as they are considered extremely dangerous.” […]

February 4, 2014, 9:50 am ·

REVERSAL: IRS to ‘boost morale’ with bonuses for employees…

(Washington Times) – Citing the need to boost employee morale, the Internal Revenue Service’s new commissioner said Monday that he will pay out millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees, reversing a decision his predecessor made to save money amid the sequester budget cuts and other belt-tightening last year. The agency remains under fire […]

February 4, 2014, 9:41 am ·

Schlafly: Limit immigration or watch conservative efforts become irrelevant

(National Review) – People come to America because it is a remarkable oasis of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity. Conservatives recognize that the principal reason for our unique abundance is our constitutional restraint on the power of government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but […]

February 4, 2014, 9:34 am ·

CBO: Obamacare killing 2 million jobs

(Washington Times) – Obamacare will push the equivalent of about 2 million workers out of the labor market by 2017 as employees decide either to work fewer hours or drop out altogether, according to the latest estimates Tuesday from the Congressional Budget Office. That’s a major jump in the nonpartisan budget agency’s projections and it suggests […]

February 4, 2014, 9:28 am ·

Sotomayor: Labeling Illegals as ‘Criminals’ is Insulting

(CBS) – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of Ivy League universities and the nation’s highest court. Sotomayor told students at Yale University that she has a competitive drive to improve herself and isn’t afraid to ask questions. Sotomayor, the first […]

February 4, 2014, 9:19 am ·

REPORT: Ryan, Schumer in secret immigration talks

(Politico) – Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer has held private talks on immigration with Republican Reps. Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy. President Barack Obama’s emissaries have spoken with House GOP leadership about an overhaul. Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have also chatted on the House floor about immigration. It sometimes seems like House […]

February 4, 2014, 9:09 am ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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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