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Monday
Sep302013

President Obama’s Monday presser: 5 important questions no one got to ask 

Reporters hammed it up while waiting for the president who was about 15 minutes late to the presser he called. (Frame grab/Fox News)President Barack Obama arrived at the podium about 15 minutes late during the presser he called about the continuing resolution to fund all government. On Monday, the president delivered the customary remarks, reassuring social security recipients and Medicare recipients about continuing checks and services.

Obama made brief remarks and took no questions, but there are at least 5 someone should ask him.

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Monday
Sep302013

Obamacare: Confusion and dissension late in the game

By Wendy N. Powell, guest contributor

The government is so desperate to implement this law that in California, navigators will be paid $58 for each person they get to complete an application on the exchanges and an additional $25 for a renewal. What does that say about a law few Americans understand?

Photo: Deborah Cartagena/CDCSenator Ted Cruz is “Dr. Seussing”, labor unions are flipping, Democrats are claiming that Obamacare is good for your health.   What could the matter be, and how can there be so much confusion and dissension this late in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) game?

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Monday
Sep302013

New Jersey Senate race could make history in ‘David vs. Goliath’ style matchup

This ad was sponsored by the American Commitment Action Fund. Newark officials and residents have a dim opinion of Mayor Booker. The ad was created by Ben Howe [@BenHowe].

New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan could make history in the state in more ways than one.

For starters, illustrating the astounding lock of a single party on the populace, New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican for the U.S. Senate in 41 years. That lock stood despite recurring scandals and ethics controversies plaguing Democrats like former governor Jon Corzine and former senator Robert Torricelli. Another Dem senator was convicted on bribery and other charges as part of the ABSCAM operation in the 1980s.

The other way Lonegan might make history evokes the Biblical tale of David vs. Goliath.

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Sunday
Sep292013

Senator gives Gov. Scott hat tip for jobs increase as “progressives” continue to rant

Sen. John Thrasher (left) during a live broadcast of the Cindy Graves Show on WBOB 600 AM. At center is host Graves and at right, producer Alexander Pantinakis. (Photo: The US Report)Gov. Rick Scott at an event in Charleston. (Photo: The US Report)Gov. Rick Scott has never and probably will never get a genuine tip of the hat from legacy media. Democrat policy underlies most media coverage. However, The Florida Times-Union included an editorial on Sunday giving Scott a hat tip he deserves. The editorial was penned by Sen. John Thrasher (R-6).

I wasn’t able to link to the editorial online because although it was blurbed on the front page, it’s in a ‘Members Only’ section.

Leftwing columns dominated the online page for the daily paper, with two columns carrying the usual rants. One columnist who is a serial complainer about any politician who doesn’t endorse so-called “progressive” politics opined Florida has too many “low paying” jobs.

Thrasher’s op-ed at least balances the blindly partisan litany.

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Friday
Sep272013

While Dems bashed GOP, feds gave Detroit a bailout and electric grid attacked in Arkansas

This week’s news cycle featured a lot of heated rhetoric on both sides of the political aisle, with Democrats bashing the GOP and calling Republicans arsonists, kidnappers and other nasty names.

As the battle, largely over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), continued, other news surfaced that received little attention, including a bailout for Detroit and an attack on an electric grid.

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Friday
Sep272013

Treasury report on Obamacare shows after losing $67 million, IRS wants $440 million more

Graph: U.S. TreasuryA report from the U.S. Treasury citing $67 million in unaccounted for indirect Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) costs is not the only finding Americans should be concerned about. It’s necessary to read between the lines and the takeaway is that we have no idea of how “many resources” IRS has devoted to Obamacare implementation. Nor do we have a full estimate of the resources needed in the future although IRS has asked for $440 million more taxpayer dollars.

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Thursday
Sep262013

GOP surprise: Lonegan gaining on Booker in New Jersey Senate race

Updated on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:43AM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

GOP Senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan of New Jersey (Photo: Frame grab/video at Lonegan campaign site)Steve Lonegan, the New Jersey Republican running in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat, is narrowing the gap between himself and his opponent. Considering Lonegan's opponent's coffers and celeb support, the Republican's gains have sent shock waves throughout some political circles who consider New Jersey the property of Democrats.

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