The lies of Obamacare: victory lap edition

18 Apr 2014, 10:08 am

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama says that 8 million people now have signed up for Obamacare. Apparently, the extension of the enrollment deadline helped boost the final figure to well in excess of the administration’s publicly declared target of 7 million. Obama also claimed that 35 percent o

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"Those pictures really put it in perspective."

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Resets, retreads, and Cyrus Vance.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) denied that a nuclear Iran would pose a national security threat to the United States or Israel in a 2007 radio interview with talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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The American Spectator

Morning Round-Up 4-18

Feature of the Day: High Tech: How Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are rushing to cash in on cannabis. Morning Headlines Domestic                                                 &nbs

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I recently returned from the Middle East, where I captured stories for a film project about Christians living their faith in the face of crippling persecution. In Beirut, Lebanon, I spoke with two Lebanese Christians, Georges Maalouly — a 48-year old, Orthodox father of three — and his

18 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

“C&E Christians.” That’s the dismissive abbreviation for churchgoers who show up but twice a year. They come for what Jewish friends might call our high holy days of Christmas and Easter. Folks who come to church weekly or more may have a hard time understanding their less pun

18 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

Monday This is a bad morning. I was greeted by a headline in the New York Times that said Defense Secretary “Chuck Mullet” Hagel was planning to submit a budget to Congress to cut the size of the military to a level not seen since 1940, before the U.S. entered World War II. The article

The Federalist

Why Obamacare’s Enrollment Triumph Will Prove Fleeting

It's no surprise the President isn’t more circumspect when touting Obamacare enrollment numbers. But he should be.

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Is there more to feminism these days than embarrassment about female traits or is that pretty much it? This week's example: The supposed "confidence gap."
You can sit passively back as your own political preconceptions take you for an easy ride, or you can retake the reins and steer your own thinking.

18 Apr 2014, 6:49 am

Encounters with zoo animals help kids consider deeper moral questions about what nature is worth, and what it means to exercise good stewardship.

The Washington Free Beacon

Rand Paul: Nuclear Iran Not a Threat to U.S., Israel

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) denied that a nuclear Iran would pose a national security threat to the United States or Israel in a 2007 radio interview with talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues are driving discretionary spending, while President Barack Obama’s proposals for higher taxes and higher spending have not come to fruition, the Washington Times reports.
The State Department said Thursday that it is in the process of unfreezing $450 million in Iranian funds, Israel Hayom reports.
A Hezbollah terror plot against Israeli tourists in Bangkok was foiled, and the investigation is proceeding swiftly, Israel Hayom reports.

Big Government

Cell Phone Video Shows Fire Truck Slamming Into Crowded Restaurant

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This story is truly upsetting. Some  F*&king idiot in Florida suffocated his crying infant son, so that he could play is XBOX. The father covered the infant's nose and mouth for a few minutes, thinking that it would calm the baby down. Umm yeah, it sure did. The idiot apparently tucked th
This morning's key headlines from Russia flip-flops on eastern Ukraine Ukraine agreement leaves many questions unanswered Nigeria in shock from double attack by Boko Haram Russia flip-flops on eastern Ukraine In a nationally televised program on Thursday, Russia's presid
Senator Marco Rubio recently filed his VA Management Accountability Act calls for the Veteran's Administration to provide more "accountability for itself after reports have surfaced about the department’s backlog of disability benefits, and the growing toll of 31 preventable veteran deaths at

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr

11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Movie on Notorious Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Sets Funding Record

Thousands of donors have made pledges totaling more than $900,000 to finance a movie about Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell — making it the most successful film ever on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Phelim McAleer, co-producer of “Gosnell,” will speak at The Herit

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As we head into a sacred weekend for many Americans, The Foundry would like to share these inspiring words with you. Have a wonderful celebration. Excerpts from President Ronald Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover, April 2, 1983 My fellow Americans: T
The American public wants lawmakers to move on from the political debate over the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama stressed today in a press conference. “We’ve been having a political fight about this for 5 years—we need to move on to something else,&rdquo
President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversatio

More Obamacare Failure

If Obamacare is a success, as the White House and establishment media would like us to believe, then why is the Obama Administration so anxious to hide the numbers?

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Everything Hillary Clinton does and says looks and sounds like she's running for president of the student body, collecting testimonials, Valentines and staying out of everything remotely controversial.
NATO has no intention or ability to rescue Ukraine. Everything the NATO members have done to date may be interpreted as giving the Russian leadership a green light and a pass on Ukraine.
The Left’s favorite holiday has thankfully come and gone.

The Corner

Friday links

Gallery: Pizza in the Wild. The other Captain America movie – this 1973 Turkish version in which he teams up with a Mexican wrestler and fights evil Spiderman. Vintage creepy Easter Bunny Photos, videos of violence done against marshmallow peeps, including peeps vs.

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17 Apr 2014, 11:48 pm

With elections to the EU parliament drawing closer, expect to see the Verdun card being played to the max. The Verdun card?  A grim warning that Europe will return to the warring ways of its bad old past if the process of building a superstate is stopped.  Here is a recent classic,

17 Apr 2014, 10:44 pm

I wrote a pretty tough column the other day  on Rand Paul’s foreign policy (although not nearly as tough as some others). I want to emphasize that the nice things I said about Paul in it weren’t just boilerplate. He’s an engaging guy and someone you can have an actual convers
Sixty-six percent of veterans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of his job, according to a new poll conducted for Concerned Veterans for America, a veterans’ advocacy organization. The survey finds a sour mood among vets over the direction of the country generally — 68 perc

Red State

You Can Cook the Census but the Truth Remains True

Here is some data that apparently will not be showing up in the next data release from the US Census Bureau. “We had 30 people and 15 or 16 were full time,” says the owner, Jones. “Now I can only have four of the full time position.” Oh, and pity the widows impacted by the g

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17 Apr 2014, 2:45 pm

“Senator [fill in the blank] had the courage to save our financial system by supporting the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.  He saved us from default by voting to constantly raise the debt ceiling and ended the government shutdown by voting for Obamacare.  In addition, he has stoo
Yet another foreign policy success of the Obama administration and the isolationist wing of the conservative movement is shaping up nicely Ukraine. After having carved a chunk of his neighbor’s territory off via a bald-faced military coup as the West stood by dumbly, Vladimir Putin has procee
New emails show that at the same time the IRS was targeting hundreds of conservative groups, at a time Lois Lerner was fully aware of it, and was about to plant a question to supposedly apologize for it, Lerner was colluding with her former boss from the FEC, who was essentially now a liberal lobby