Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Senate Dems take aim and individual mandate

There’s a group of senate Democrats that are discussing ways to take aim at the heart of the new health care – the individual mandate.

“We’re looking at everything humanly possible. I’ve always had a concern and a problem with the mandate, that we were forcing it, basically saying by the law of the land you have to buy the product,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, told ABC News today. “But on the other hand, I know that’s been the lynchpin. I’m looking for flexibility any way I can.”

ABC News

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Senate Democrats refuse to appeal medical device tax they hate

They fear Obama.  According to the Republicans, the Democrats in the Senate is refusing to negotiate on a continuing budget resolution that would delay Obamacare implementation by a year and repeal the law’s medical device tax, despite the fact that many Democratic senators are strongly opposed to the tax.

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Hillary defends Obamacare, calls GOP the “noisy minority”

So she wants to be elected the next president, yet she’s already name calling? Hillary Clinton made a forceful case in support of Obamacare’s implementation and slammed the “noisy minority” of Senate Republicans advocating defunding the program, saying a government shutdown will be blamed on Republicans and “we’ve seen that movie before.”

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Senators push bill to end phone record collection

Spying by the NSA has cost the United States economically and angered allies, a bipartisan group of senators said Wednesday in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone records and data on Internet usage.

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Gun Sales Soar Ahead Of New Firearms Law

Residents in Maryland have been buying guns in record numbers before a new law comes in on Tuesday aimed at keeping firearms away from criminals and the mentally ill.  And opponents are saying the legislation will make it harder for citizens to exercise the Second Amendment, which guarantees an individual’s right to own guns.

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Green Energy Co. Folds after Obama gives it $99.8 Mil

For the third time in just a few months, another one of President Obama’s alternative energy ventures has failed after getting tens of millions of dollars from American taxpayers. It’s the same old repeat story, as the administration moves forward with an aggressive plan to make America green.

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Kerry signs UN arms treaty

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement. A State official said the treaty would “reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes,” while protecting gun rights.

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Obama hides aid for criminals in immigration bill

Obama is trying to hide unpopular provisions in the Senate’s immigration bill that would allow immigrant criminals to stay in the country and would increase the inflow of low-skill refugees from war-torn countries, says a top White House official.

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UN Security Council votes to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons

Friday night, the UN Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.

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