I Solemnly Swear to Support the Government?

World War II Memorial (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom) When lawmakers were debating how to end the federal government shutdown and whether they should authorize Washington to borrow even more money by raising the debt ceiling, Representative David Scott (D–GA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and asked for a minute to speak. […]

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Mock Obamacare at Country Music Awards

“Saturday Night Live” and Jon Stewart aren’t the only ones poking fun at the epic failure that is Obamacare. Last night, the Country Music Awards opened with a skit directly aimed at HealthCare.gov’s colossal problems. Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood didn’t hold back when they took on the subject matter. Paisley pretended he had […]

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The Road to a $12.50/Hour Minimum Wage in D.C. Is Paved with Good Intentions

Newscom If only the D.C. city council understood good intentions do not ensure good results. Council members are debating four different proposals to raise the city’s minimum wage from $8.25 per hour ($1 above the federal minimum) to between $10.25 and $12.50 per hour. Proponents of the legislation want to help disadvantaged workers. Council member […]

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Caught in the Obamacare Web

Each new day brings more disturbing news about the reckless rollout of Obamacare. Americans deserve better than this unworkable law. They also deserve the truth. And right now, they are getting neither from the Obama Administration. Six days ago, a North Carolina man named Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options […]

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$1.1T: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Sets Record for Annual Spending by a Federal Agency

(CNSNews.com) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the federal government’s major health-care programs as well as the Obamacare insurance exchange, spent $1,113,178,000,000 in fiscal 2013, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for September, which was released last week. That sets a record for the most money ever spent by a federal […]

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Who Is Affected by Obamacare? EVERYONE

In response to the wave of insurance cancellations hitting millions of Americans, and the admission by some on the left that President Obama’s “if you like your plan” promise was false, Obamacare’s defenders are now taking a different tack. While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be worse off under the law, […]

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Naval Yard Shooting Testimony Uncovers 52 Convicted Felons Given ‘Routine Unauthorized Access’ to Navy Installations

(CNSNews.com) – A DoD official told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday that about 50 convicted felons were given access to Navy installations without the proper checks, and no one has been held accountable. A Sept. 16, 2013 DoD inspector general’s report, which was released the same day as the Navy Yard shooting, found […]

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The Reality of ENDA

Newscom/UPI/Kevin Dietsch President Obama urged Congress to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a blog post published late last night. All Americans should oppose unjust discrimination, but ENDA does not advance that goal. In fact, it moves us in the wrong direction, as a new Heritage Backgrounder explains. President Obama asks in his blog […]

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