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Long wait times not the only issue with Obamacare website

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2013

Long wait times not the only issue with Obamacare website

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10/4/2013 at 7:21pm
Since its initial rollout on Tuesday, the Healthcare.gov system has been plagued by technical glitches and long wait times. Some have tried to offer potential reasons, explaining that the system must communicate with many other systems and that’s further complicated by the fact that the intake its receiving is unique to…
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For Israel, 1993 is more instructive than 1973

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2013

Israel is being told it must test Iran’s intentions. But the lesson of the Oslo Accords is that untrustworthy partners cannot be trusted without grave consequences.

For Israel, 1993 is more instructive than 1973

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10/4/2013 at 3:38pm
Writing in The Washington Post, David Ignatious What a war in 1973 can tell us about handling Iran in 2013. By the second clause, you know that the lesson will be to be reasonable with Iran. So there’s no surprise that Ignatius concludes: As Netanyahu thinks now about Iran, he faces a dilemma similar…
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House to vote on 11 funding bills including child nutrition, FDA, Head Start, FEMA and Intelligence Agencies

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2013

UPDATE – FEMA and WIC funding bills pass, 164 Dems vote NAY

House to vote on 11 funding bills including child nutrition, FDA, Head Start, FEMA and Intelligence Agencies

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10/4/2013 at 1:38pm
There is agreement, just announced by Tom Cole, to provide back pay for furloughed employees.  The White House will sign the bill. The House also is debating a special Rule to allow votes on 10 other spending bills covering a wide variety of the issues about which Democrats and the media have been…
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Media Matters Boston Globe Staunch Conservative

Witch Hunt: Media Matters finds a “Staunch Conservative” at The Boston Globe

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2013

Witch Hunt: Media Matters finds a “Staunch Conservative” at The Boston Globe

Media Matters Boston Globe Staunch Conservative
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10/4/2013 at 11:53am
A blog post yesterday at Media Matters pretty much sums up what is wrong with the organization. The Boston Globe is about as liberal a newspaper as they come.  As we demonstrated during the 2012 Massachusetts Senate campaign, The Globe ran cover for Elizabeth Warren, touting her supposed Native American ancestry but burying…
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Harry Reid Tea Party Anarchists Fanatics

Democrats trapped by their seething hatred of Tea Party

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2013

The media narrative is wrong, Obama is the one with no way out.

Democrats trapped by their seething hatred of Tea Party

Harry Reid Tea Party Anarchists Fanatics
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10/4/2013 at 9:15am
A comment by Chuck Schumer yesterday over Senate Democrats’ refusal to pass House funding bills for the NIH’s clinical trials for children with cancer, and similar House bills for veterans and national parks, pretty much sums up how Democrats’ seething hatred of the Tea Party movement has clouded Democrats’ thinking and ability to…
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Unsealed documents shed light on Lavabit case

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2013

Unsealed documents shed light on Lavabit case

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10/4/2013 at 7:00am
You may recall that in August, the owner of secure email provider Lavabit abruptly shut down the service, leaving little indication as to why, other than a cryptic message posted at the company’s website. Based upon limited statements made by Lavabit’s owner Ladar Levison since he shutdown the service – he has…
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Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

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10/3/2013 at 7:44pm
I guess this is no surprise. The rising anger of Obama, Harry Reid and other Democrats has made it impossible even to come to agreement on funding NIH clinical trials for children with cancer. Even though the children with cancer turned away were a major Democratic talking point until the House passed the…
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Harry Reid and the Constitution: the power of the purse

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Harry Reid and the Constitution: the power of the purse

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10/3/2013 at 5:15pm
Here’s what Harry Reid said yesterday in answer to a question from CNN’s Dana Bash: What right did [the House of Representatives] have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is…
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House National Guard Pay Act Vote

House passes National Guard pay act (UPDATED – Veterans funding too)

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Net-Net Today: Vast majority of House Democrats vote against paying National Guard, Reserves and Veterans.

House passes National Guard pay act (UPDATED – Veterans funding too)

House National Guard Pay Act Vote
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10/3/2013 at 2:02pm
The House of Representatives will bring two funding bills to a vote today, H.R. 3230 – Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act, and H.J.Res. 72 – Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (again). The vote just concluded on the National Guard funding, and it passed, with 160 Democrats voting against it: Breaking…
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Rep George Miller accuses Republicans of Jihad

Democratic Party eliminationist rhetoric gone wild

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

The 2013 Democratic Party reflects Richard Hofstadter’s warning about the paranoid style of politics.

Democratic Party eliminationist rhetoric gone wild

Rep George Miller accuses Republicans of Jihad
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10/3/2013 at 11:45am
Laurel documented the other day the extreme language and demonization of Republicans coming from the highest levels of the Democratic Party, The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts: 1. “Unhinged” Arsonists (Wasserman-Schultz) 2. Insane People Who “Have Lost their Minds” (Harry Reid) 3. “People with a Bomb Strapped to their Chest”…
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Measuring success of Obamacare exchanges based on clicks and eyeballs, what could go wrong?

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Hey, remember the last time we measured success by clicks and eyeballs?

Measuring success of Obamacare exchanges based on clicks and eyeballs, what could go wrong?

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10/3/2013 at 10:30am
To say that the launch of the Obamacare exchanges was full of fail would be an understatement. All we hear about is web traffic and clicks, but mostly silence about people actually enrolling.  Hey, remember the last time we measured success by clicks and eyeballs? The Bubble 1.0 tide rose all boats. …[A] large portion…
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CBS Normandy memorial closed

Next House funding bill should be to reopen Normandy and other overseas military cemeteries

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Next House funding bill should be to reopen Normandy and other overseas military cemeteries

CBS Normandy memorial closed
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10/3/2013 at 9:39am
It appears that Obama and the Democrats will leave the WWII Memorial in its natural open status, and drop the barrycades, after the negative publicity. That said, the Senate is likely to kill the House funding bill passed yesterday to reopen various Parks Service monuments along with the Smithsonian and Holocaust Museum. …
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Drudge Barrycades

Hah! “Barrycade” enters Urban Dictionary

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

“Dude, Obama barrycaded the park.”

Hah! “Barrycade” enters Urban Dictionary

Drudge Barrycades
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10/3/2013 at 8:15am
Tuesday night Mandy wrote a post, WWII Vets storm Barry-cades, regarding the absurdity of the Obama administration erecting barricades in open spaces for no reason other than to hassle Veterans at the World War II Memorial. The term Barry-cade, and its acceptable variant Barrycade, became hits on Twitter (here and here). The term was…
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Vicious Smirkle, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Vicious Smirkle, Part 2

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10/3/2013 at 7:00am
In my now classic post on December 3, 2011, Vicious smirkle, I explained the conundrum wrapped in a paradox sitting on top of a puzzle, the algorithms which feed ads to Legal Insurrection and most other blogs: Michele Walk has noticed that Alan Grayson is gracing these pages with great frequency, and…
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John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013

Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013
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10/2/2013 at 7:00pm
Well, apparently today was just a photo op at the White House. Obama is still in a no negotiation mode. Instead, he’s deliberately trying to talk down the markets.
 

House Vote on “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” – LIVE (Update – Approved, 170 Dems vote against)

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Funding for National Park Service approved

House Vote on “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” – LIVE (Update – Approved, 170 Dems vote against)

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10/2/2013 at 4:53pm
As of this writing, the House is debating the “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” meant to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health, including to continue the child cancer clinical trials. That debate is over, voting later. Now debating National Parks funding. Obama has threatened to veto the measure. Harry Reid…
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Cornell sign - Path Closed Due to Govt Shutdown

Fake “government shutdown” notice at Cornell

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Fake “government shutdown” notice at Cornell

Cornell sign - Path Closed Due to Govt Shutdown
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10/2/2013 at 4:12pm
In addition to the real shutdowns at the WWII Memorial and elsewhere, we can expect to see all sorts of non-shutdowns blamed on the federal government partial shutdown. I noticed this along a path in the Collegetown section of Ithaca, a path along the Gorge next to the Schwartz Theater.  That path…
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