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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    For Second Day, Veterans Break Past Barricades at World War II Memorial

    World War II Memorial (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

    Another day, another confrontation at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, a group of veterans with Honor Flight were waiting to get into their memorial after police had blocked entry. Eventually, the group knocked down the barricades in front of the memorial. Today, the Obama administration is … More

    Court Rejects Obama Administration's Argument in Fast and Furious Lawsuit

    Fast & Furious

    A federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives against Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce its subpoena for documents related to the its investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held … More

    Day One of Obamacare's Exchanges, By the Numbers

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    Obamacare’s exchanges have now been “open” (such as it is) for more than 24 hours. The results are in, and they’re not promising: 0—Enrollment navigators certified in Wisconsin in time for the start of enrollment. 0—Individuals one North Carolina insurer was able to sign up for subsidized insurance. 3—Months President … More

    How's the Economy at Your House?

    The news media, the President, and Congress should be cautious in trotting out “victims” of the government shutdown. As national media continue the hype, the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America. IN WASHINGTON: While the country’s national parks are closed and … More

    World War II Veterans Don't Let Shutdown Interrupt Visit to Memorial

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    Storming the beaches of Normandy was the real battle. But World War II veterans proved today that they may be retired, but they are not done fighting. As part of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed today, including the World War II Memorial. At least it was, … More

    Obamacare Means Jobs on the Chopping Block

    “If the health care reform law is not repealed or employer mandate does not go away, we’re going to have to take drastic action,” said Scott Womack, who owns 12 IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womack employs nearly 1,000 full- and part-time employees and provides health insurance to his … More

    Guess How Many Education Department Employees Are "Essential"

    Newscom

    The Department of Education has furloughed 95 percent of its employees, deeming them non-essential. To learn how to reform the Department of Education, click here.

    Don't Film Me, Bro!: Officer Confiscates Cell Phone, Prevents Wife from Videotaping Her Husband's Arrest

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    It was her cell phone. She was on her property. And they were handcuffing her husband on the ground. Yet when Heather Donald used her cell phone to videotape the arrest of her husband Thomas, the police took the cell phone from her and later commanded her to delete the … More

    U.S., Japan Break Up Private-Sector Collusion

    Newscom

    The “largest criminal investigation the Antitrust Division has ever pursued” in its 80 years of existence is continuing to unfold. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has just announced that an additional nine Japanese companies and two executives will plead guilty to price-fixing and bid-rigging targeted at auto parts sold … More

    Obamacare Exchanges Launch: What You Need to Know

    Today’s launch of Obamacare’s exchanges represents the start of sign-ups for the law’s two new entitlement programs. To guide individuals seeking to understand the process, we’ve compiled answers to some basic questions about the exchanges. What are exchanges? In theory, exchanges are just a fancy term for insurance marketplaces, where … More