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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    Obamacare: Insurance for Inmates?

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    Even as the country prepares for the launch of Obamacare’s new entitlements tomorrow, research from the non-profit Center for Health Care Strategies reveals that millions of inmates could receive health insurance under the new entitlements. Slide 10 of the presentation, which discusses the impact of the Medicaid expansion on the … More

    Florida to Withdraw from Common Core Assessments; Other States May Soon Follow

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    Florida Governor Rick Scott (R), citing concerns over federal overreach, issued an executive order last week limiting the Sunshine State’s involvement with the Common Core national assessments. While the executive order does not remove Florida from the Common Core national standards, it directs the state board of education to withdraw … More

    Chinese Military Displays Improving Capabilities

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    Even as U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III was visiting China, the Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), was conducting “Mission Action-2013 C,” the final part of a series of large-scale exercises involving the PLA Air Force, the PLA Navy Air Force, and ground force … More

    Q&A: What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

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    Some of the claims being made about what happens to the federal government when there is a funding lapse are almost hysterical – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) even claimed that a shutdown would be “as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.” Here are answers to … More

    Rouhani Blames West for Concern over Iran

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    President of Iran Hassan Rouhani blamed U.S. concern about Iran’s continuing nuclear enrichment on “false propaganda” seeking to portray Iran as a threat. In an address to the Asia Society in New York last week, Rouhani said it is a national imperative for him to answer any reasonable questions about … More

    Military Facing a “Readiness Crisis”

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    The U.S. military is about to face its “greatest readiness crisis” since the Vietnam War due to defense cuts, according to a recent opinion piece written by several House Armed Services Committee members. Representatives J. Randy Forbes (R–VA), Rob Wittman (R–VA), and Scott Rigell (R–VA) penned the article after a … More

    Will Congress Stop Obamacare?

    Less than 24 hours from now, the government takeover of health care will begin implementation—unless Congress acts to stop Obamacare. Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year. Although the plan falls short of defunding Obamacare, Heritage Action for America … More

    Cloakroom: September 29 – October 5

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    House Cloakroom Analysis: On Saturday, the House did its part to take a government shutdown off the table by passing a bill that funded the government while delaying the implementation of Obamacare for one year. This week’s schedule is fluid as the House will wait for the Senate to act … More

    Bureaucrats Gone Wild: Government Spends Recklessly as Fiscal Year Ends

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    Washington’s reckless spending is driving America into debt — and yet federal bureaucrats continue their wasteful and frivolous ways. The latest example comes courtesy of today’s Washington Post, which features a story that should infuriate any taxpayer. As the federal government’s fiscal year draws to a close Monday, agencies are … More

    House Votes to Delay Obamacare, Repeal Medical Device Tax

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    Shortly after midnight, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare’s tax on medical devices and delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year. The two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution would fund the federal government through December 15. The measure returns to the Senate, with the fate … More