Poll: 64% want Congress to restore ObamaCare subsidies if Republicans win the Halbig case

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Timothy P. Carney Economist Michael Strain, my colleague at the American Enterprise Institute, surely knew he would attract criticism for writing in the Washington Post that sometimes the best healthcare policy is not that which results in the fewest deaths. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-conf

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28 Jan 2015, 12:49 pm

(Steven Hayward)So we’re not hearing much about “peak oil” these days.  Probably because IT WAS WRONG.  But shouldn’t gloat.  Instead, let me direct your attention to another snappy five-minute video just out from the Pacific Research Institute’s “H

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(Paul Mirengoff)Loretta Lynch did a superb job of testifying this morning. She artfully ducked the few tough questions directed to her, while somehow managing to sound like the most accommodating nominee ever. Only Sen. Sessions laid a glove on her, in my opinion. The afternoon session will begin so

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The American Spectator

Marco Rubio's Wife Crashed Into a Donor

I wrote a bit about the 2016 Iowa candidate summit this weekend, but I failed to mention that Marco Rubio was there. Somehow, in all of the confusion and hubub and the decision as to whether to write my column about Presidential contenders or crochet shorts (I'm doing both because crochet

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Yesterday, President Obama and his wife Michelle attended the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. And while most of the delegation - of all dudes - that met them in the nation's capital was clad in the traditional funeral black (though not the President, who wore navy blue), Michelle Obama dre
Following a videotaped threat by ISIS to kill Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours if Sajida al-Rishawi, a female terrorist involved in the attacks on Amman in November 2005; the Jordanian government has now offered to release al-Rishawi in exchange
A couple of days ago, with American Sniper continuing to smash box office records, Michael Moore continued his campaign against the late Chris Kyle by invoking Jesus. Moore tweeted, “Tomorrow’s Sunday School (1) What Would Jesus Do? Oh, I know what he’d do— hide on top of a

The Federalist

Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama’s 529 Grab Revealed

Obama's 529 proposal was almost insanely suicidal. What politician in his right mind proposes a tax aimed so narrowly at education and the middle class?

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A veteran reviews ‘American Sniper.’
My family qualifies for Gov. Pence's Medicaid expansion. But we're not poor. No one eligible for public assistance should be able to live as comfortably as we do.
The incentives built into Mike Pence’s Medicaid scheme almost guarantee that poor Hoosiers will become permanent dependents of Indiana’s expanding welfare system.

The Washington Free Beacon

Philadelphia Fire Department Under Investigation for Threesomes in Fire Houses

The Philadelphia Fire Department is under investigation after allegations that firefighters are engaging in threesomes at firehouses across the city.

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The Brookings Institution has accepted over $7 million from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar since 2013 to fund research issues related to the Iranian nuclear negotiations and terrorism, according to records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Labor reforms aimed at curbing federal overregulation and returning balance to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are essential to enforcing a pro-growth agenda, according to a new report.

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Rubio's Use of Language

Language is malleable and can be arranged in infinite combinations to generate almost any response, emotion, or action. We need to take advantage of that magic. Don’t keep trying to pull the same rabbit out of the same hat.    

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A war is coming.  China is intent on it and there is nothing any other party can do about it.  The question from here is what is the likely timing? 
Advocates think body cameras hold all the answers...but they're not even asking the right questions.
Call it the Blizzard of Oz.  The “Snowstorm of the Century.”  Monday was supposed to be historic.  All we got was histrionics.

Heritage Foundation

The Jones Act Risks Lives

With the onset of another snowstorm hitting the Northeast, New Jerseyans are shaking their snow shovels at a federal law that causes them almost yearly... Read More The post The Jones Act Risks Lives appeared first on Daily Signal.

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So what is going on with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl investigation? And what role, if any, does the White House have in this potential criminal case?... Read More The post Are Bergdaghl Leakers Afraid White House Will Whitewash Desertion Case? appeared first on Daily Signal.
After all the buildup, will Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker opt out of the Republican race for president? Don’t bet on it. That was Walker’s message... Read More The post ‘Wouldn’t Bet Against Me,’ Scott Walker Says of White House Run appeared first on Daily Signal.
One step forward, two steps back. That sums up the Obama administration’s proposed lease plan for oil and natural gas drilling. The proposal includes the... Read More The post Obama’s Allowing More Drilling, But It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be appeared first on Daily Sign


Obama, Ignoring Realities, Sticks to His Comfort Zone

A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world.

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While at Gitmo, he told a military review board that he wanted to kill as many Americans as possible. Nonetheless, despite a history of violence at Gitmo, he was returned to his native country Kuwait.
Almost a year before the Iowa caucuses, the fight for the middle class is already well underway. President Barack Obama made income inequality the centerpiece of his State of the Union address, and Hillary Clinton has been honing a populist narrative in recent appearances, though presumably not in h
Some storylines are too irresistible to ignore, even if theyre not true. Sometimes, it involves important stories, laced with violence, tragedy and cultural overtones such as the false hands up, dont shoot, narrative that emerged from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri last August. Oth

The Corner

Re: Social Engineering, Etc.

Right, Kevin, that is “something close to the definition of social engineering,” and it’s why the child credit doesn’t fit the definition. The goal of the policy isn’t to get people to have kids they don’t want to have absent a credit; the policy is instead desig

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Jordan’s willingness to swap Sajida al-Rishawi, a female Iraqi al-Qaeda militant on death row in the country, for an airman captured by the Islamic State will embolden sympathizers of the militant group, warns National Review Online contributor Tom Rogan.  Appearing on
Jonah, your interesting post reminds me of something. All of our lives, we have heard about “JFK Democrats” or “JFK liberals.” I’m afraid that JFK, if he had lived, would have gone with the flow — would have been just like his younger brother Teddy, in his politi

28 Jan 2015, 12:49 pm

With all due respect, Ramesh, using public policy to create incentives for behavior believed to be socially desirable is something close to the definition of social engineering.  As for your broader case — that child tax credits offset the fact by having children parents do more to supp

Red State

Joni Ernst and bread bags: both are, in fact, as American as apple pie.

So. When Joni Ernst gave the official Republican response to the State of the Union address, she included a homely detail from her childhood: in the wintertime, she and all the other kids would have bread bags placed over their shoes in order to protect them from the weather. …And why am I b

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So back at the end of 2014, a lot of people pooh poohed the idea that the fight over executive amnesty would have to happen then or not at all. Many so-called “reasonable Republicans” insisted that this was the wrong time to hold the GOP’s feet to the fire. “Wait until next
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington, Obama's negotiations with Iran, and our relationship with Saudi Arabia. The post Jed Babbin on Israel, Iran and Our Relationship with Saudi Arab
The Obama foreign policy legacy will be a litany of blunders and missed opportunities but the salient achievement will be overseeing the development of an Iranian nuclear bomb through a strategy that seems calculated to ensure exactly that outcome (RedState coverage of issue). During the last sessi