The 5 biggest obstacles to Republicans agreeing on an Obamacare alternative

28 Jan 2015, 10:13 pm

Philip Klein House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on Wednesday night that after nearly five years of opposing President Obama’s healthcare law, Republicans were preparing to release an alternative in this Congress.

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28 Jan 2015, 9:41 pm


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Woodward & Bernstein.

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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
Over at NRO, Reihan Salam provides a link to an argument by Michael D. Ramsey, a constitutional law professor at the University of San Diego who makes the case that House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unconstitutional. Ramsey argues that its the c

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

Andrea Mitchell: Obama Wrong, ‘There Is No Progress In Syria’ Against ISIS

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During his recent trip to India President Obama committed to helping the country fight obesity. Despite a UNICEF survey that found over 30 percent of Indian children under the age of 5 were underweight the president said he would partner with India to fight obesity there.
Senate Republicans hope to use their new majority to rein in President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and labor committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) introduced the NLRB Reform Act on Wednesday to add an additional member to t

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

Michelle Obama Goes Scarfless in Saudi Arabia

First Lady Michelle Obama caused quite a stir when she arrived in Saudi Arabia for the funeral of King Abdullah. As she exited Air Force... Read More The post Michelle Obama Goes Scarfless in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Sen. Ted Cruz wants to protect taxpayers from political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service. The Texas Republican introduced legislation yesterday making it crime to engage... Read More The post Ted Cruz Pushes Plan to Criminalize Political Targeting by IRS appeared first on Daily Signal
In his State of the Union address, President Obama had a strong message for a Congress angling to impose new sanctions on Iran: stay out... Read More The post What You Need to Know About Congress’ Debate on Iran Sanctions appeared first on Daily Signal.
President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, made her first appearance before lawmakers today, with Republican senators working to make sure Lynch... Read More The post Your Guide to Loretta Lynch’s Confirmation Hearing in 42 Seconds appeared first on Dai

Ukraine Calls Russia What It Is

The Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, approved a statement that named Russia as an aggressor country and named the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic as terrorist organizations.

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28 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

But, for all the words that will come out of Washington, we must not ignore the drumbeat of violence that is growing in volume day after day from radical Islamists around the world.

28 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

Ali Saleh al-Marri is a convicted conspirator who entered the United States before 9/11 in order to create a dreaded sleeper cell here that might someday launch an attack on Americans similar to what we witnessed earlier this month in Paris.
So the DEA was planning on tracking everyone that went to a gun show? It might be time to start borrowing your liberal neighbors car for your trip to the gun range, gun store, and gun show. (And, just for good measure, drop by a tea party protest while youre out.)

The Corner


Ekatherimini: A swift series of announcements signaled the newly installed [far left Syriza] government would not back down from its anti-austerity pledges, setting it on course for a clash with European partners, led by Germany, which has said it will not renegotiate the aid package needed to he

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On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said Congress’s lawsuit against President Obama for his administration’s actions on immigration police is respectable in principle, but needs to be complemented by the power of the purse. It’s ultimately private plain
Alabama senator Jeff Sessions will oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. In a statement announcing his dissent, Sessions cited Lynch’s defense of the president’s executive action on immigration as a primary concern. “Unfortunately, when asked tod
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says President Obama’s executive action on immigration is a reasonable use of the president’s executive discretion, but won’t identify the limits of that authority — such as whether a future Republican president could lower

Red State

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions

Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has shown it’s possible to take on unions, including government unions, and live to tell the tale, and in large part because of his courage, he is now being considered as a Presidential candidate. It looks like his neighboring governor to the south,

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After word came out that Koch-affiliated groups plan to spend thirteen gazillion dollars in the 2016 election, several media outlets cried foul. Ron Fournier had a piece concerning the evils of dark money: Now we have the worst of all worlds: Gobs of money showered over Democratic and Republican ca
The success of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as Syriza, in the country’s parliamentary elections this past weekend is creating headaches for the European Union, but there’s at least one person in Europe who’s pleased with this development: Vladimir Putin
The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business.  You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hi