Did Pope Francis really lay a broadside into what he called “unfettered capitalism”? That is certainly what headline writers the world over would have you believe. Well, at least the ones that picked up Reuters’ account of the Pope’s new apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” a news story that was then syndicated globally. There is, however, one acute problem with the quote. Francis never actually wrote that.
There is one mystery that has perplexed political observers after Senate Democrats decided to violate Senate rules allowing the minority party to block presidential appointments. And that was why it was so important to do so to help Patricia Ann Millett to get confirmed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Republican leadership seems more concerned with taking on the tea party and any candidate that dares to question their effectiveness, instead of doing what they should be doing to defend their party’s prerogatives in the institution of the Senate.Apparently, that taking out the tea party is a more urgent problem to leaders than the impending destruction of the nation’s health care system and the disintegration of the Senate as a meaningful check on executive power.
Standing Rule XXII of the Senate clearly states that “to amend the Senate rules… the necessary affirmative vote shall be two-thirds of the Senators present and voting,” but none of that matters anymore. enate Democrats under Harry Reid have changed the rules regarding cloture on most presidential nominees with just a simple majority — an egregious power grab.
Jack Welch might have been right all along. An anonymous whistleblower in a New York Post column by John Crudele is alleging that unemployment jobs data in the current population survey conducted by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics was manipulated in 2012 to help Barack Obama get reelected.
House Republicans find themselves in the ironic position where former President Bill Clinton has staked out a position to the right of their so-called “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.” House Republicans only are pushing for legislation letting you keep your plan for up to a year.
The Obama administration has been fully discredited on its pledge that Americans would be allowed to keep their existing health plans if they liked them. Now congressional Republicans have been granted a golden opportunity to finally present their alternative plans to Obamacare, but are they blowing it? The 'Keep Your Health Plan Act' only applies to the individual market, not the employer-provided market which is also being affected by ObamaCare.
Decades-old desegregation orders on Louisiana school districts, the center of a federal government case against Louisiana’s school choice program, are now emerging as a major distraction for the Department of Justice bringing the case. The Justice Department is arguing that allowing students to leave public schools for private schools will somehow undermine desegregation of schools in Louisiana.
One of the parts of the Supreme Court ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts that upheld Obamacare last year made Medicaid expansion by states optional. As result, only 21 states have decided to participate in the program’s massive expansion. But what if the Obama administration decided to enroll them anyway without the states knowing?
Even if Healthcare.gov is fixed, the federal exchanges available on it may yet prove to be the law’s Achilles heel. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is allowing a case to move forward that could gut Obamacare insurance subsidies in 34 states that opted not to implement state-run exchanges.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964