Obamacare: Insurance for Inmates?

Newscom Even as the country prepares for the launch of Obamacare’s new entitlements tomorrow, research from the non-profit Center for Health Care Strategies reveals that millions of inmates could receive health insurance under the new entitlements. Slide 10 of the presentation, which discusses the impact of the Medicaid expansion on the criminal justice population, notes […]

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As Kerry Signs “Less Than Useless” U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, Congress Responds

Shahar Azran/Polaris/Newscom Today, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on behalf of the United States. The reaction from Congress has been immediate, and rightfully so. In his remarks at the Signing Ceremony, Secretary Kerry offered the usual tired justifications for the treaty, which will supposedly “lift other countries up […]

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Standing Against Obamacare

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood on the Senate floor yesterday to speak against Obamacare. He kept speaking all night and well into the morning. Why? Because Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed bill of the provision that would defund Obamacare. Reid wants to cut off debate and […]

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Internet Blackout - Talk of Military Attack May Be Cover for Cyber War on Iran

What Is a “Reasonable” “Search” or “Seizure” in the Age of New Technologies?

Newscom The Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures.” However difficult it previously may have been to define a “reasonable” search or seizure, 21st-century technology makes that job far more difficult. There is virtually no aspect of life that cannot be captured, analyzed, and stored in 0s and 1s. Credit card […]

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5 Ways Obama Has Trampled the Constitution

Today, the Constitution turns 226 years old. Let’s not forget it states that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” The Obama Administration has done the opposite, turning the law on its head and ignoring constitutional limitations on its power. Read the Constitution now Here are five of the Administration’s largest […]

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Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the tax break that multi-employer plans, […]

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Cloakroom: September 15 – September 21

House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House may move its attention to a food stamp bill that would reduce spending by $40 billion by eliminating USDA waivers for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS). The reduction is far below the $135 billion (over 10 years) cut called for by the House-passed Ryan Budget. The House may […]

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Where the White House Is Wrong on Immigration Reform

Could the Senate-passed bill on immigration reform decrease the deficit and pad your pocketbook, all while granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants? The answer is no, according to Heritage’s Derrick Morgan, vice president of Domestic and Economic Policy. “This is going to increase the deficit,” Morgan said on Fox Business in response to the […]

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Are 14 Percent of Americans Chronically Hungry?

Earlier this week, a New York Times editorial claimed that 14.5 percent of U.S. households are experiencing “pangs of chronic hunger.” This figure is based on a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It’s misleading, though. The 14.5 percent figure used by the Times refers to “food insecurity.” But a majority of […]

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