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SHUTDOWN: GOP Downgrades Obamacare Provision But Dems Still Won’t Negotiate

Monday, September 30th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

"Tonight, we have more proof that House Republicans have lost their minds," Harry Reid declares as he refuses to go to conference.

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Hot Topic: Who Will Blink First in Budget Showdown?

Monday, September 30th, 2013 - by PJ Editors

The immovable force has met the irresistible object — or, whatever.

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House Adds Yearlong Obamacare Delay, Repeal of Medical Device Tax to CR

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Lower chamber sends the budget resolution back to Senate along with bill to guarantee that military will get paid during shutdown.

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The Cost of Obamacare: Health Insurance Premiums Versus Health Care

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 - by Jean Kaufman

The cost of premiums plus out-of-pocket expenses for health care make Obamacare a bad deal.

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With Morsi Gone, Hamas Turns Back to Iran for Aid

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 - by Jonathan Spyer

Hamas bet wrong, and now looks to make amends.

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Stop-gap or Shutdown? House Has Weekend to Pull Together a Strategy

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - by Bill Straub

House Republican leaders had intended to include a provision postponing the full implementation of Obamacare, but Cruz trying to stop that.

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Iran Gets the Last Laugh in UN Charm Offensive Week

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Famous nuclear double-speaker Rouhani sells media on the Islamic Republic's "new tone" while making Obama pick up the phone.

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Replacing Obamacare: The Strategies and Options

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - by Rich Baehr

What are the possible ways out?

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Not All Black and White: The Factors Behind Racial Inequality Stats

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Education, employment, family, incarceration all play a part in pursuing the dream.

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The Gun That Didn’t Shoot

Friday, September 27th, 2013 - by Jack Dunphy

How did the MSM get the D.C. Navy Yard shooting wrong? Let us count the ways.

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Time Ticking on Visa Programs to Help Iraqis, Afghans Who Risked Lives for U.S.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

Blumenauer: "Thousands of people are now threatened on a daily basis by people with very long memories," yet "approvals have been just a trickle."

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Showdown: Boehner Says Acceptance of Senate Stopgap CR Unlikely

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - by Bill Straub

Boehner didn’t say what changes House Republicans might seek but he did insist that he doesn’t anticipate a governmental shutdown.

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Economist Warns Political Brinkmanship Could Have ‘Cataclysmic’ Effects on U.S. Economy

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

But Sen. Sessions said we've survived shutdowns: “Tax more, borrow more, spend more, regulate more is not improving our situation.”

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How Patients Can Protect Themselves Against Big Medicine

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - by Paul Hsieh

To regain control over your health care, you must regain as much control as possible over your health spending.

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Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - by Roger Kimball

Here’s a question: “What is it about the term “racism” that silences conversation and sends an anticipatory shudder of delight down the spines of politically correct vigilantes of virtue?”  Ihave some thoughts about that at RealClearPolitics today.  Here’s a teaser:

Like the word “heretic” in an earlier age, “racism” is more weapon than word. Its primary effect is not to describe but to intimidate, ostracize, and silence. What semantic significance it may command is overshadowed by its use as an epithet. Once successfully applied to a person or practice, a sort of secular damnation, or at least excommunication, ensues. Seldom is there any appeal, let alone absolution. Those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, said St. Mark, cannot be forgiven. Racism is the eternal, the unforgivable, sin of our age. Those successfully accused of racism are beyond the pale, cast out into the place offletus et stridor dentium, “of wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Exactly why this should be takes us into deep waters.

Read the whole thing here.


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Obamacare Defunding Fuels Primary Talk Against Veteran Lawmakers

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by Bill Straub

Senators make Tea Party alliances to ward off challenges as DeMint accuses McConnell, Cornyn of "ultimate betrayal."

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Wants ‘More Europe’

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by Mike McNally

Can Germany’s “Queen of Austerity” keep the fiscally rapacious EU intact?

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Obamacare Defunding Served Up to Senate, Awaits Reid’s Knife

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

The day after Cruz's marathon speech saw debate about strategy, complaints about historical references, and accusations that he didn't get the moral of Dr. Seuss.

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Hot Topic: Was Senator Cruz’s Speech a Self-Promoting Stunt or a Valiant Effort to Defund Obamacare?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by PJ Editors

It's time to let your voice be heard.

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Experts Propose Saving Money by Improving Quality of Healthcare

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Policymakers urged to pursue reforms even if these do not immediately “bear fruit.”

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Obamacare’s ‘Cool Calculator,’ Part 2: The ‘Wedding Tax’

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by Tom Blumer

Better off divorced and shacking up.

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Georgia’s Voter ID Lawsuit, Seven Years Later: Disenfranchised, or Still Voting?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - by Hans von Spakovsky and Tiffany Bates

Hmm. Witnesses later got IDs and voted in several elections, despite swearing under oath that they could not.

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Obamacare Defunding Likely to be Kicked Back to the House

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - by Bill Straub

Senate GOPs are running out of options as Cruz's marathon speech won't stop tomorrow's procedural vote on the CR.

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Obama’s UN Declaration: ‘The World Is More Stable Than It Was Five Years Ago’

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - by Bridget Johnson

General Assembly back-patting includes noting that diplomacy should be pursued with Iran again because ayatollah issued fatwa against nukes.

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Strike Back Against Nature! Build More Bird Choppers!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - by Frank J. Fleming

Where did we get this idea that we need to save the environment? Has the environment ever tried to save us?

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