WSJ looks for good news on rising Obamacare premiums, fails to really find any.
Watch the spin! In the first look at how insurers plan to adjust prices in the second year under the federal health-care law, filings from Virginia carriers show they are opting for premium increases in 2015 that will pinch consumers’ pocketbooks but fall short of some bigger rate predictions. The new premium proposals, detailed in official filings to the state’s insurance regulator, show health plans | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ VA Tea Party Rocks Cantor’s World
In one more clear signal that the Tea Party is not dead, on Saturday, Tea Party activists ousted a top ally of Eric Cantor’s from a key Virginia chairmanship in Cantor’s own district: Conservatives mobilized against Linwood Cobb – the powerful, incumbent 7th district GOP Chair who was working with Cantor’s top establishment consultants and political action committees to take power away from grassroots delegates | Read More »
ObamaCare’s wasted millions
Politico tallies up the financial damage from four failed ObamaCare state exchanges, coming up with $474 million in taxpayer money for nothing: Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging them may go sharply higher. Each of the states — Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and | Read More »
Will the UN Criminalize the Pro-Life Movement as “Torture”?
Last week, questioners on United Nations Committee Against Torture called pro-life speech “torture.”
This move is part of a broader push by the radical abortion lobby to essentially criminalize the pro-life movement.
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Russell Moore and the Radio
Russell Moore is right. Christian talk radio, with some great exceptions, is largely insufferable. As both a talk radio show host and a student of the format, I listen to liberal talk, Christian talk, FM guy talk, political talk, NPR — you name it. I listen to it. And I find most Christian talk and pretty much all leftwing or “progressive” talk to be some | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Yesterday families across the | Read More »
Rand Paul and his Lickspittles Strike Again
Last Friday, Rand Paul made waves with all the wrong people when he announced after meeting with some black pastors that the GOP needs to “lay off” Voter ID laws because “it’s offending people.” According to the story, Paul does not dispute that Voter ID laws are meritorious or that voter fraud is real; in fact, he is quoted as acknowledging that dead people vote, | Read More »
The K Street Revolving Door Continues Turning
A few weeks ago, we noted that House GOP leadership has carefully picked which partial Obamacare bills come to the floor. Notably, only those aspects of repeal that are fully supported by the health care lobbyists on K Street ever see the light of day for a floor vote. The example from last month was a bailout of Cigna’s calamity with expatriate health insurance plans | Read More »
Apple’s Bid for Beats
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Apple’s potential purchase of Beats, Janet Yellen’s testimony on Capitol Hill and Timmy Geithner.
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34-Year Incumbent Lashes Out against Conservative Challenger
From the diaries, by Erick An ironclad rule of campaigns is that desperate candidates launch negative ads. Last week, we saw only the latest example of this in northeast Texas, where our primary runoff election will be held on May 27 (early voting begins May 19). First, a bit of background. Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) first ran of political office in 1949. You read that | Read More »
Steve “Snake Oil” LaTourette Cheers Primary Wins for Big Government
Republican lobbyist Steve LaTourette celebrated the defeat of conservative primary challengers in North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio in a May 7 release from Main Street Advocacy.
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Nebraska and the Status Quo
The Nebraska Republican primary draws near and the race is clear test of whether Republicans support the status quo. As Shane Osborn collapses in the Senate polling and Ben Sasse’s lead grows, some Republicans are flirting with Sid Dinsdale. Dinsdale claims to be a “life long” Republican, with a pattern of giving to Democrats. He’s a pretty good example of a crony capitalist, having used | Read More »
The Obamas: It Is All About Us
One of the more public displays of narcissism by Obama has been his constant inserting of himself into every situation. It started out funny when it was noticed that Obama had been inserted into the official White House biographies of other presidents. Then he became a part of Rosa Parks’ legacy by having himself photographed in the bus where she refused to give up her | Read More »
Obama Blames GOP For His Failed Administration
As we observed during the Clinton Administration, once you have rid yourself of any sense of shame the world is your oyster. If you can’t be deterred from an action by shame then there is no action you can’t undertake. Barack Obama has shown us that when it comes to shamelessness, Bill and Hillary Clinton are rank amateurs. On Wednesday, Obama gave another in his | Read More »
OMG!!!Eleanor Clift loses her mind: Chris Stevens wasn’t murdered, he died of “smoke inhalation.”
Just when you think it couldn’t get any crazier, it does. Eleanor Clift, the shrill harridan apologist for the left, on “The McLaughlin Report” today, somehow, I surmise, trying to defend Hillary, opined that Stevens’ death was an unfortunate industrial accident: Next she’ll tell us that the 30o girls in Nigeria weren’t kidnapped by Islamic terrorists..they were actually just out on a school field trip, | Read More »