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10.22.15

Obamacare: A Lose-Lose Situation

In 2016 American Workers Face A Choice: 'Harsh' Penalties Or 'Obscene' Premiums OPTION ONE: The $695 'Harsh, Stiff Penalties' THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): "…a mandate does not work unless you impose harsh, stiff penalties on those who don't purchase it." (CNN's "Newsroom," 2/23/08) "…the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact…" ("Bigger Bite For Health Law Penalty On Uninsured," AP, 10/19/15) 2016: "The math is harsh: The federal penalt… Continue Reading


10.21.15

They Knew: Co-ops Would Fail

Billions Lost As 'One-Third Of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Now Officially Dead' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "Barely a week goes by that we don't see another harmful consequence of this poorly conceived, badly executed law. Despite repeated Obama administration bailout attempts, this is the latest in a string of broken promises with real consequences for the people of Kentucky who may now be losing the health insurance they had and liked twice within the past three years because of Obamacare's fail… Continue Reading


10.20.15

Vetoing American Security

As Global Crises Continue To Spread, President Obama's Threat To Veto The Bipartisan Defense Bill Remains Unchanged Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bill." … JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "…if the President got this bill he'd veto." (White House Press Briefing, 9/30/15) "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refu… Continue Reading


10.19.15

Kate’s Murder Is Not An Isolated Incident

Thousands Of Criminals Remain In This Country As Local Jurisdictions Defy Federal Law Kate Steinle Family: Who In Their Right Mind Would Let A Seven Time, Undocumented, Violent Felon Loose On The Streets "Officials said Steinle was walking on Pier 14 with her father on July 1 when she was shot dead. 'As she fell, she said 'help me dad,' Jim Steinle said.'" ("Parents Of Woman Killed At San Francisco's Pier 14 File Legal Claims," KGO, 9/1/15) "Within an hour of the shooting, police arrested … Continue Reading


10.19.15

Time To ‘Help Protect American Lives’

Victims' Families, Law Enforcement Groups Speak Out In Support of Legislation to Enact 'Kate's Law' and to Address 'Sanctuary Cities' "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday announced the Senate would vote… on legislation to enact 'Kate's Law,' [and to] strip any jurisdiction qualifying as a 'sanctuary city' of federal grant money. 'Kate's Law' is a campaign to impose a penalty of a minimum of five years in prison for any illegal immigrant who is deported and then … Continue Reading


10.07.15

‘Waste Of Time’?

Supporting Our Troops, Funding Our Veterans, & Doing The Basic Work Of Government Isn't A 'Waste Of Time' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "…if the President is serious in his just-restated commitment to taking all steps necessary to combat ISIL, then he'll know that signing this bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act is anything but the 'waste of time' some of his allies might pretend it to be. It's essential." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 10/7/15) Dems: Doing Our Job '… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Obama’s Regulatory Blitz: ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’

51 Regulations Are Promulgated By Bureaucrats For Every Law Passed SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): 'The costs of these regulations are real' "In the final 15 months of the Obama administration, Washington bureaucrats are working overtime, to finalize new rules on everything from prairie puddles to power plants. … In this administration's race to control more of what Americans do every day, it has lost all perspective. The rules are based on ideology, rather than practicality. The result is… Continue Reading


10.05.15

Will Obama ‘Make History, But Not In A Good Way’?

With Global Crises Spreading, President Obama Threatens To Veto Bipartisan Defense Bill "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refusing to sign this bill would make history, but not in a good way. Mr. Obama should let it become law…" (Editorial, "Mr. Obama's Veto Threat," The Washington Post, 10/4/15) Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bi… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Pres. Obama Forgets His Defense Veto Threat

Congress Has Shown Bi-Partisan Support For A Long-Term Defense Program, Which President Obama Has Vowed To Veto President Obama Says Our Military Needs 'Long-Term Planning,' Contradicts His Veto Threat PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Part of what makes us a leader is when we govern effectively, and we keep our own house in order. And we pass budgets. And we can engage in long-term planning… And we can't just keep on kicking down the road without solving any problems or doing any long-term planning fo… Continue Reading


10.02.15

Shock: Dems Block Funding For Vets

Last Week Dems Again Blocked Funding For Active Duty Troops, Families, And Veterans "Democrats on Thursday blocked the Senate from turning to a $78 billion spending measure for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military base construction." ("Democrats Block Veterans Funding Bill As Budget Talks Loom," Associated Press, 10/1/15) SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "'They issued press releases praising the bill, but they seem prepared to block the Senate from even debating this bill, too,' he said… Continue Reading


10.01.15

EPA Ozone Rule: ‘Costliest Regulation In History’

'Unattainable' EPA Rule Would Have 'Huge Economic Impact,' 'Could Cost The Equivalent of 1.4 Million Jobs Annually' EPA's 'Environmental Justice' Will 'Jeopardize A Resurgence In American Manufacturing' "In August 2011, as President Obama prepared to unveil a major new environmental regulation on smog, his political advisers issued a warning: The rule would affect power plants and factories throughout the Midwest, slowing the economy in states like Ohio that would be crucial to the presi… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Tilting At Climate Windmills

U.S. Workers Pay For President's Anti-Energy Efforts, While Foreign Nations Scoff PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE CRUSADE: 224,000 Jobs 'Eliminated,' 'Electricity Bills Up,' '$50 Billion In Annual Costs' "The heart of the U.S. commitment consists of proposed EPA power plant regulations that industry groups and congressional Republicans are already trying to undercut, both by pursuing court challenges and by urging states not to comply." ("Obama Pledges Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts," Politico, 3… Continue Reading


09.29.15

‘No President Has Done Worse By The Middle Class In Modern Times’

President Obama's Economy: 'Fewer People… Moving Up The Pay Ladder' 'Economic Stagnation,' 'No Improvements In Wages' 'For Ordinary Americans, Especially The Poor, The Economic Recovery - Now Into Its Seventh Year - Has Yet To Deliver Measurable Benefits' "'The persistent high unemployment yielded no improvements in wages and no improvement in the median incomes of working-age households or any reduction in poverty, said Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute… Continue Reading


09.28.15

Obamacare: A Goldmine For Thieves

Healthcare.gov 'Audit Found 135 Database Vulnerabilities,' Contractor Paid '$4 Million To Correct Defects Of The Botched Site,' 'Deficiencies' Also Found In NY Exchange 'Obamacare On A Network With Basic Cybersecurity Flaws' "The federal government stored the sensitive personal data of millions of people who purchased insurance through ObamaCare on a network with basic cybersecurity flaws, a federal audit revealed Thursday." ("HealthCare.gov Faulted For Weak Cybersecurity," The Hill, 9/24/15)… Continue Reading


09.24.15

Dems Praised Bipartisan Appropriations Bills For Funding ‘Vital Programs’

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "If they want to get appropriation bills, here's how you do it. Have it bipartisan, that's how we got it done for many years I've been here and many, many years before I got here." (Sen. Reid, Press Conference, 9/22/15) Agriculture: Includes 'Key Wins To Help Farming Communities … Across The Country' "The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced Thursday the draft 2016 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA spending bill that would provide $20.5 billion in dis… Continue Reading


09.21.15

Every Person Is Endowed With The Right To Life

Will The U.S. Continue To Be One Of Only Seven Nations That Allow Post 20-Week Abortions? MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "In my travels I often hear about the many ways that Washington fails to stand up and fight for worthy causes. Among the most notable is the fight to protect innocent life. That's why last summer I said that a new Republican majority would prioritize legislation that aims to protect unborn children after 20 weeks in the womb, and that's why I will be proud to vote… Continue Reading


09.17.15

‘Frightening…Deplorable…Outrageous’ Situation

Will Dems Back Their Calls To The Iranian Regime To 'Immediately Release All Americans Who Are In Jail'? Senate Dem To Iran: 'Immediately Release All Americans Who Are In Jail' The Senate voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Iran to release American prisoners. (S.Con.Res. 16, Roll Call Vote #175, Adopted 90-0: R 47-0, D 42-0, I 1-0, 5/11/15) SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): "We are hopefully and prayerfully expectant that if it is a successfully concluded negotiation to prevent Iran from … Continue Reading


09.15.15

American Prisoners Languish In Iran

Prisoners Raise 'Legitimate And Serious Concerns About This Deal' SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): "There are legitimate and serious concerns about this deal. For example... Hostages remain in Iranian custody. We will have to work hard to fight Iran's malign efforts to wreak havoc in the region." ("Why I'm Supporting An Imperfect Iran Deal," Medium, 8/6/15) The Senate voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Iran to release the American prisoners. (S. Con. Res. 16, Roll Call Vote #17… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Iran: ‘Strong Support’?

Fact-Checker: 'It Is Difficult To Support The Claim That There Is "Strong Support" For The Iran Deal Among Lawmakers And Citizens' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "I am heartened that so many Senators judged this deal on the merits, and am gratified by the strong support of lawmakers and citizens alike." (President Obama, Statement, 9/10/15) WASHINGTON POST's 'Fact-Checker': "Anyway you slice it, it is difficult to support the claim that there is 'strong support' for the Iran deal among lawmakers and citiz… Continue Reading


09.10.15

‘When Sanctions Lift, Iranian Commander Will Benefit’

Iran's Worst Of The Worst Receive 'Significant Sanctions Relief' Thanks To President Obama's Deal "There will be significant sanctions relief for the leader of the Quds force, a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard accused of supplying militants with weapons to kill Americans during the Iraq war, under the new Iran nuclear deal. Gen. Qasem Soleimani will have his travel ban lifted and foreign assets unfrozen -- sanctions imposed by the UN -- if the deal goes as planned." ("Irania… Continue Reading

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