Ben Sasse Wants HHS to Pay $5 Billion to Treasury Required Under Obamacare Program

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., introduced a bill Thursday that would force the Obama administration to deposit $5 billion in the Treasury by 2017 as required under Obamacare’s reinsurance program or face steep cuts to its departmental management fund this year and next year. Called the “Taxpayers Before Insurers Act,” Sasse’s legislation codifies penalties for the […]

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Russian Jets in Russia encounters U.S. Navy ship Just Outside its Waters

If you’ve been watching the news over the course of the last 24-48 hours, you’ve no doubt seen the propaganda about Russian SU-24 attack planes buzzing the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75).  This happened first on Monday, then again on Tuesday. Russian planes flew EXTREMELY CLOSE to US navy destroyer who was EXTREMELY CLOSE to Russia’s borders […]

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How Is the IRS Auditing Churches? Group Demands Answers

A nonprofit legal organization that advocates freedom of religion is demanding the Internal Revenue Service explain how it audits churches. “The freedom of religion is too important to … allow an administrative agency with enormous power like the IRS to just do as it pleases, with no accountability,” Erik Stanley, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel, […]

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Reprieve for NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — To astronomers’ relief, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve. The spacecraft slipped into emergency mode last week nearly 75 million miles from Earth. Ground controllers managed to stabilize the probe Sunday, and NASA announced the good news Monday. Engineers still don’t know what went wrong and will study […]

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The Left’s Climate Inquisition’s New Target

In a truly outrageous abuse of his authority and a misuse of the law, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Claude E. Walker, has served a subpoena on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) demanding documents related to CEI’s research on global “climate change.” Walker is part of a network of state “AGs United […]

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Former Top Obama Official Says Operation Choke Point Had ‘Collateral’ Consequences

One of President Barack Obama’s former top Justice Department officials behind Operation Choke Point said Thursday the program had “unintended but collateral consequences” on banks and U.S. consumers. “Unfortunately, as the investigations continue, so too have one of the unintended but collateral consequences of such vigilance: mass de-risking,” wrote Michael J. Bresnick, who previously served as […]

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