Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein believes fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, could be a direct threat to the United States’ security if efforts aren’t made to disrupt plotting before it happens.
Democrats have to learn they aren’t gods, and can’t overrule a Court decision. Senate Democrats are vowing to pass legislation to get around the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which shot down the Obama administration’s attempt to require all companies to provide all forms of contraception to their workers under Obamacare.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has now been accused of using dirty medical equipment and handing out illegal prescriptions, and then not taking the allegations seriously, according to an independent federal investigator assigned to take a closer look at the scandal-ridden agency.
The Obama Administration wants us to believe that emails connected to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party-targeting scandal, are lost forever because her computer hard drive crashed, but skeptics are pointing out the agency had a contract with a file-storage company.
The Supreme Court will soon deliver deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. The court meets for a final time Monday to release decisions in its two remaining cases before the justices take off for the summer.
On Sunday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the new House majority leader, said the United States’ strategy for intervening in the Iraq crisis should be “everything is on the table,” including sending troops to stop the widespread sectarian violence threatening to take over that country.
In Washington state, a whistleblower has come forward saying she was retaliated against after raising concerns about ObamaCare’s implementation. Patricia Petersen, a hearings officer in the state’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC), filed a whistleblower complaint alleging coercion and corruption in the OIC, which is tasked with implementing the Affordable Care Act. She said Chief Deputy James Odiorne threatened her job if she didn’t rule the way Commissioner Mike Kreidler — a supporter of the law — wanted.
Officials at the California Department of Managed Health Care are investigating whether Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California misled patients looking for doctors who would accept their Obamacare policies.