Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Former Vice President Cheney calls Hagel’s proposed Army cuts ‘absolutely devastating’

On Monday, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s proposed drastic cuts to the U.S. Army are “absolutely dangerous” and would cause long-term damage to the military. Cheney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity the proposed cuts, which would shrink the Army to its smallest size since just before the U.S. entered World War II, would have a devastating impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises.

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Obama aiming for unilateral disarmament

The Obama Administration is proposing the biggest cuts to the military in generations, citing an end to the war in Afghanistan and the impact of sequestration, but critics allege the president and Pentagon officials are engaging in a deliberate and dangerous hollowing out of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Federal Judge to Decide If Same-Sex Marriage Is Bad for Children

There’s a judge in the U.S. District Court in Detroit will decide if same-sex marriage is bad for children, following a hearing that will begin Tuesday on a civil suit brought by a lesbian couple seeking to marry and adopt each other’s children. These two are challenging a law that says marriage is between a man and woman.

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EPA Wood-stove Proposal Prompts Rural Backlash

The feds have a plan to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold winter days. New EPA regulations would significantly reduce the amount of particle pollution allowed from the smokestacks of new residential wood-powered heaters.

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Democratic and GOP governors face off in Washington over minimum wage hike

Obama and fellow Democrats are trying to use the annual Washington meeting of governors to rally support for increasing the federal minimum wage, as their Republican counterparts argue the idea is a jobs killer.

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Entitlements Driving Up Deficit

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid make up the three most relied upon and expensive government programs. Hold on a minute, Social Security isn’t an entitlement. Workers paid into it all their lives, so it would be there for their retirement. But congress through the decades borrowed from it to support their spending habits. As a result, they must borrow to make ends meet.

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Cuts could be in store for Medicare Advantage plans

On Friday, the Obama administration announced cuts were on the table next year for Medicare Advantage, giving new ammunition to critics of the president’s health care law and disappointing some Democrats. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.

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$100 Billion in Improper Welfare Payments Uncovered

It has just come to light that the government spent $100 billion improperly caused barely a ripple in light of the government’s enormous budget and the continuous flow of revelations of such waste and corruption that have provided journalists with full-time careers in tracking them down and writing about them.

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Obama considering military action in Syria again?

Last year, when the Syria conflict hit international new, Obama proved what an ass he was when he threatened military action should Assad cross the “red line”, over the use of chemical weapons on civilians. Well, now Obummer is getting cocky again. He is once again considering military action.

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Judge strikes down Nebraska law that allowed Keystone pipeline to proceed through state

On Wednesday a Nebraska judge struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a setback for the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries.

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