The US and Saudi Arabia have supplied Syrian rebel groups with a small number of advanced American antitank missiles for the first time in a pilot program that could lead to larger flows of sophisticated weaponry, people briefed on the effort said.
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ICE released 68,000 foreign nationals who had criminal convictions last year instead of pursuing deportation, according to newly uncovered documents — a statistic one senator said represents an enforcement “crisis.” The internal documents were obtained and published by the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based group that advocates stricter immigration enforcement. According to the documents and the group’s analysis, ICE agents reported encountering 193,000 “criminal aliens” in 2013, but only targeted 125,000 for deportation.
Democrats are saying that 3 million people have signed up for Obamacare, but how many have acutally paid a premium? Several state exchanges have begun reporting the number of customers that did pay their first premiums, and some results are as low as 51%. And we have the Obama Administration defining HealthCare.gov enrollees as those who have simply selected plans, but not paid. If the limited data available plays out for more states, actual enrollment could be much lower than the three million private insurance signups currently claimed.
The fed’s portfolio of international health-care initiatives has grown so enormous that the Obama administration is infusing another quarter-billion dollars simply to help operate this global bureaucracy. Now Obama thinks he has to hire 250 more people. And from a recent CBO report, we now know that Obama’s growing health-care bureaucracy at home will eliminate the equivalent of 2.3 million private-sector jobs within a decade.
The Obama Administration gave the latest no-bid Obamacare website contract to a company that developed the complex voter-tracking computer strategies that led Obama to victory in 2012. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services, recently fired Obamacare website contractor CGI Federal after the botched website rollout that began in October — though CGI Federal still holds five major tech contracts with CMS that are valid for at least another year.
We now know, courtesy of JD, that the State Department paid an inexperienced and virtually unknown foreign company $794,264 to protect the U.S. mission in Benghazi with a force of nearly 50,000 guards.
As the government reopened, frivolous spending is back to full-throttle with one agency proudly announcing—hours after the impasse ended—the allocation of $17 million to study health issues in Africa, including “African sleeping sickness.”
Shortly, if all goes to plan, the Obama Administration will allow all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
Bear in mind, this won’t pass the Democrat controlled Senate, but it sends a message. Three members of the House Republican caucus will announce a new legislative effort to undo the HHS contraception mandate’s infringement on freedom of religious practice, and prevent the next incursion as well. The Catholic Association sent out a press release hailing the introduction of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA), which should face little opposition.