Obama Condemns Israel for Shelling a U.N. School; Shrinks from Criticizing Hamas
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering | Read More »
France offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians while Obama Turns his Back on Them
Providing us with yet more evidence that leadership in addressing humanitarian crises across has passed to Western European powers, France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from the Islamic State (formerly ISIL). Radio Free Europe reports: [F]rance says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay | Read More »
Iranian General Wants to Annihilate Israel as Obama Works on Nuclear Deal
As Obama continues to negotiate with Iran over the country’s nuclear program, a prominent Iranian general wishes for Israel’s destruction.
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Ted Cruz Blasts Hamas. Obama Urges “Restraint”.
One of the biggest news stories of the past week is the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been kidnapped back in mid-June. Israel, meanwhile, has begun retaliating. Ted Cruz has been particularly vocal in his support of the teens’ mothers and Israel’s efforts to find them since the kidnapping happened, even taking to the Senate floor to blast Hamas for | Read More »
Rep. Gutierrez (D) to Obama: Ignore Congress for Immigration Reform
It is well-known that President Obama has no issue with using executive orders to get his way when Congress won’t do his bidding. Earlier this year, he famously said that he had “a pen and a phone” for when action in the legislative branch stalls or dies altogether. Unsurprisingly, there are members of his own party in Congress who would love for Obama to disregard their | Read More »
Employees Behind Failed Cover Oregon Website Getting Nice Bonuses
My fellow Contributor Moe Lane has spent a lot of time covering the absolute fiasco that is Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange. Here’s one more story for the long list of problems: in yet another case of “so tone deaf it has to involve government”, the employees responsible for the Cover Oregon website, unarguably the worst among all state exchanges and so bad that the state has | Read More »
Obamacare Glitch Could Endanger Almost 2 Million Children
A “well-known” glitch in Obamacare could put nearly two million low income children’s healthcare at risk.
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Looking in Depth at the Kaiser Obamacare Poll
For those of you not aware, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a poll recently on how people who bought insurance under Obamacare are faring. Unsurprisingly, much of the media has portrayed it as showing a generally positive response to the healthcare law. In particular, they emphasized that about 6 in 10 of the enrollees were previously uninsured. This is all, per the poll, true, but | Read More »
Obamacare Causes 2,130 More Insurance Cancellations in Colorado
Today’s bad news for Obamacare comes from Colorado. Thanks to the state GOP’s Tumblr (yes that platform has a real use), we now know that the ACA has caused the cancellation of 2,130 more insurance policies in the state. They note: Colorado’s Department of Insurance (DOI) announced today in a letter to Colorado Senate Republicans that 2,320 more insurance policies in Colorado will be canceled due to | Read More »
Book Review and Interview: “The Right Frequency” by Fred Lucas
Talk radio has played an indelible role in the conservative movement in America since the late 1980s. Author and TheBlaze White House correspondent Fred Lucas’ book The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment seeks to chronicle the history of right-wing talk radio from its beginnings up until the present.
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Democrats did not give Brat the winning edge over Cantor
That’s been one of the favorite memes of the Republican Establishment over the last couple of days. One of the big problems with an open primary system like Virginia has is that, since party registration is not required to vote for a particular party’s candidates, anyone can vote. Thus, the idea that Democrats in an Operation Chaos-type maneuver decided to vote for Dave Brat over | Read More »
Was Immigration Important in Eric Cantor’s Loss? Yes and No
Was immigration the biggest factor in Eric Cantor’s loss? Much of the post mortem analysis of the primary election in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has focused on immigration as the issue that allowed political neophyte Dave Brat to beat the House Majority Leader. But was it really the most important issue in the race? Actually, no, it was not.
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John Conyers fails to make the Ballot in his Michigan District
With Dingell retiring at the end of this term after serving almost 59 years in Congress*, his fellow Michigan representative in the 13th District John Conyers is poised to become the longest serving member of the House. Actually, he would be poised to do so–if he can get on the ballot. Yes, a Congressman seeking his 26th term might see his career end in one | Read More »
Stand with Ted Cruz Against Iran Making a Terrorist its UN Ambassdor
Iran, being the ever-present thorn in our side that it is, has decided that Hamid Aboutalebi should be its next UN Ambassador. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mr. Aboutalebi has a shady past, to say the least. In fact, he was connected to the 1979 Tehran Embassy Takeover should be its next UN Ambassador. . As the International Business Times notes: The | Read More »
Government Inaction: Inks and Fonts Edition
Printer ink is expensive. More expensive, in fact, than Chanel No. 5 perfume, and while I’m not an expert on perfume, I understand that’s quite a price for some nice-smelling liquid. You know who uses a lot of printer ink? Our government.
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