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This week in Obamacare website issues

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

This week in Obamacare website issues

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11/15/2013 at 7:19pm
Investigation into the troubled launch of healthcare.gov has continued the last few days, so we’ve rounded up another sampling of recent updates you may have missed for your Friday night reading. Just months before the launch of healthcare.gov, quality assurance issues frustrated a top IT official on the project, according to an…
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Gonzaga Priest compares treatment of charged students to Dante’s Hell

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

“every person has a right to defend him or herself and to use appropriate means to save their lives”

Gonzaga Priest compares treatment of charged students to Dante’s Hell

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11/15/2013 at 4:52pm
We previously covered the plight of two Gonzaga University students who were threatened with expulsion for brandishing a licensed handgun in an off-campus, university-owned residence when a convicted felon tried to break into their apartment. Eventually they were placed on probation. Legal Insurrection reader Mike, who is from Washington State, forw…
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Emergency Comm Israel Obama Promise Explosion

You can keep your nuke free Iran if you like it

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

You can keep your nuke free Iran if you like it

Emergency Comm Israel Obama Promise Explosion
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11/15/2013 at 2:59pm
Not sure I agree with the linkage of Obama’s broken promise that you can keep your insurance plan and his promise that Iran will not get nukes. One he knew was false at the time he made the promise, the other was, um, … oh, never mind. Via The Times of Israel: The Emergency…
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Upton Bill final vote

House voting now on Upton Bill (Update – Passes 261-157 — 39 Dems vote YES)

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

House voting now on Upton Bill (Update – Passes 261-157 — 39 Dems vote YES)

Upton Bill final vote
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11/15/2013 at 12:32pm
Final Passage – 261-157: ——————- Before Vote: You can watch live on CSPAN. Vote taking place now on the Keep Your Health Plan Act, which Obama has said he will veto. I’ve watched the debate, and it looks like Obama’s phony and unworkable “fix” likely will keep Democrats in line, which was its intended purpose.
 
UN AntiIsrael Resolutions Interpreter

U.N. once again proves it is a very sick organization

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

U.N. Interpreter caught on hot mic complaining about relentless Israel-bashing

U.N. once again proves it is a very sick organization

UN AntiIsrael Resolutions Interpreter
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11/15/2013 at 11:01am
From Yair Rosenberg at The Tablet (via U.N. Watch) : Yesterday was “bash Israel” day at the United Nations–which is to say, Thursday. The U.N. General Assembly, which last year passed 22 resolutions condemning Israel and only four against other individual countries, approved nine such resolutions lambasting the Jewish state. Naturally, it had…
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Upton Bill Veto Threat

Obama threatens veto of Upton bill

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

Obama threatens veto of Upton bill

Upton Bill Veto Threat
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11/15/2013 at 8:54am
I haven’t followed the Upton Bill very carefully. It seems that it is similar to Obama’s “fix” except that it also allows insurance companies to sell non-Obamacare compliant policies, not just keep them in force (assuming that even is possible, which it probably is not). The Upton Bill is viewed…
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Facebook still leads as social media news source

Posted by  ▪  November 15, 2013

Facebook still leads as social media news source

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11/15/2013 at 7:00am
Pew Research is out with another installment on its study of News Use across Social Media Platforms, some of which may be helpful to activists in the political grassroots movement. Facebook leads the way as a social media platform for news consumers.  64% of US adults are on Facebook, with 47% of…
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Navigators gone wild

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

Navigators gone wild

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11/14/2013 at 8:36pm
I’ll have more in the morning about the non-fix fix. I’ve been out of pocket all afternoon and evening. So for now, just sit back and enjoy some move Obamacare navigator fraud via James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas: Project Veritas caught Obamacare Navigators counseling applicants to lie on their applications, which is cheating the…
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Google: Govt requests for user info have doubled over three years

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

Google: Govt requests for user info have doubled over three years

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11/14/2013 at 6:10pm
In a blog post Thursday, Google said that requests from governments for user information have doubled over three years, as the search giant posted its latest transparency report which also includes added figures on other types of requests specifically from the US government. In a year in which government surveillance has dominated…
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Kurds in Syria declare autonomy

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

Kurds in Syria declare autonomy

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11/14/2013 at 3:18pm
While everyone has been focused on the Obamacare and Iranian-nuke debacles, the Kurdish region of Syria declared itself autonomous, which combined with the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq and the large Kurdish region in Turkey, may mark a significant step towards the establishment of a Kurdish state. Since the Kurds are not…
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Obama statement Obamacare 11-14-2013

Obama’s Humpty Dumpty fix: Health insurance market should put itself back together again

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

Obama’s Humpty Dumpty fix: Health insurance market should put itself back together again

Obama statement Obamacare 11-14-2013
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11/14/2013 at 12:12pm
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again Barack Obama just announced a “fix” for the private individual health insurance market broken by Obamacare. After an estimated 5 million and growing policies were cancelled due to Obamacare, Obama…
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John Boehner lunch counter immigration

Is amnesty really dead?

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

If so, then there is a chance for immigration reform if Democrats stop holding other reforms hostage to electorate reform.

Is amnesty really dead?

John Boehner lunch counter immigration
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11/14/2013 at 10:39am
Immigration reform could pass easily if Democrats did not insist on holding the entire enterprise hostage to their demand for amnesty and  citizenship even for adults who knowingly and deliberately broke our immigration laws to get here.  (Does that make Democrats hostage takers and immigration reform arsonists?) Rationalizing the system by which people legally…
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The French Objections

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 11/14/2013 — Any Agreement is Better than No Agreement?

The French Objections

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11/14/2013 at 8:51am
Let’s review some of the administration’s diplomatic activity over the past week. Lee Smith: Haaretz reports that the administration misled Israel regarding the terms of the proposed interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. One senior Israeli official explained that on Wednesday Israel had seen an outline that the Israelis “didn’t…
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Martha Robertson at single payer rally 2009

Single payer support could hurt NY-23 Dem after Obamacare debacle

Posted by  ▪  November 14, 2013

Martha Robertson is a long-time supporter of a complete federal take over of health care, not a very popular position nowadays.

Single payer support could hurt NY-23 Dem after Obamacare debacle

Martha Robertson at single payer rally 2009
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11/14/2013 at 7:00am
Martha Robertson is the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent Tom Reed in NY-23, my home district. We have highlighted Robertson many times before regarding her unsubstantiated fundraising claim that “GOP ops” tried to take down her website. Robertson’s campaign never has provided proof of that claim, leading to a fair amount of…
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ABC Diane Sawyer Obamacare numbers release 11-13-2013

Why join Dems as they keep digging the Obamacare ditch?

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2013

Why join Dems as they keep digging the Obamacare ditch?

ABC Diane Sawyer Obamacare numbers release 11-13-2013
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11/13/2013 at 7:56pm
Why should the Republicans try to pull Obamacare’s fat out of the fire by correcting some of its most anger-provoking consequences? DrewM at Ace of Spades HQ asks a Good question: The GOP has to be seen doing something. That’s just reality. Millions of people who played by the rules are losing their insurance…
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Marissa Alexander

No Bail for Marissa Alexander, Case Held Over Until January

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2013

No Bail for Marissa Alexander, Case Held Over Until January

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11/13/2013 at 5:24pm
Marissa Alexander’s motion for bail was left undecided today, when the Judge responsible for the decision decided to delay further action on the matter until January 15, 2014. Alexander’s attorney had made a request for bail in anticipation of her re-trial on charges of aggravated assault, using a firearm, against…
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Obamacare sign up release 11-13-2013

Obamacare numbers released – only 27k sign up through healthcare.gov

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2013

How many of these sign ups are just “in the cart”?

Obamacare numbers released – only 27k sign up through healthcare.gov

Obamacare sign up release 11-13-2013
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11/13/2013 at 4:29pm
The “official” numbers have been released by HHS: Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites. Fewer than 27,000 Americans selected an insurance plan through the federal healthcare.gov site, which is handling…
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