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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    CBS News Video: Americans Suffering from "Obamacare Overload"

    It’s been five weeks since HealthCare.gov launched, and new reports say the website’s problems may not be fixed for another month. Meanwhile, Americans all over the country are getting slammed with cancellation notices from their health insurance companies and can’t access information on the Obamacare website. A problem “CBS This … More

    Obama Agriculture Cuts Nearly Three Times More Than House and Senate Bills

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    The “farm bill” affects all Americans, not just farmers. After all, everyone eats and wants affordable food to feed their families. Yet as is typical, the House and Senate generally ignore the needs of consumers who buy food and the taxpayers who pay the subsidies that are transferred to wealthy … More

    Michigan Union Threatens Teachers’ Credit Scores

    Miriam Chanski

    Most people expect unions to protect workers, not attack their credit ratings. The Michigan Education Association (MEA) does not share these expectations. The union has threatened to damage the credit ratings of teachers who opt out of union dues. Michigan recently became a right-to-work state, meaning workers in Michigan no … More

    One State’s 50 Stories of Obamacare Failure… and Counting

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    A website based out of North Carolina has more than 50 personal stories detailing Obamacare failures. The “I Couldn’t Keep My Plan” website, created by the Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank based in Raleigh, is attempting to fact-check President Obama’s vow: “If you like your health care plan, you … More

    Has Your Health Insurance Plan Been Canceled?

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    They liked their health care plans—but they couldn’t keep them. That’s the situation facing nearly 1.5 million Americans right now under Obamacare, although that’s far from a final tally. White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted yesterday that some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plans under … More

    Surging Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Threatens U.S. Interests

    Amid growing threats of piracy, a Somali coastguard returns from a patrol off the coast on April 30, 2011

    When pirates off the Nigerian coast abducted two Americans on an oil ship early Thursday morning, resulting news coverage focused U.S. public attention on surging piracy and lawlessness in the Gulf of Guinea. The kidnappings, however, are simply the latest reminder that the Gulf of Guinea has emerged as the … More

    The Motor City Wants Your Car Back: Civil Forfeiture in Detroit

    Newscom

    To most Americans, attending a party at a downtown art institute is a fun, cultural experience. But for the 130 people attending “Funk Night” at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit in 2008, a fun night out morphed into a scene out of an action movie. Armor-clad police stormed the … More

    The Questions the New DHS Nominee Should Answer

    The nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will give Senators the opportunity to ask key questions about the Administration’s enforcement (or lack thereof) of federal immigration laws. Johnson served as the general counsel for the Department of Defense from 2009 … More

    Farm Bills Would Cost More Than Obama Stimulus

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    The House and Senate are considering farm bill legislation this week whose costs should raise red flags for all Americans. In fact, the House and Senate versions of the bill would cost far more than the Obama stimulus package. The costs are just one example of how the farm bill … More

    Aviation Security: Defending U.S. Passenger Airplanes Is as Important as Ever

      Terrorists may have attempted a hijacking “dry run” onboard a recent flight from Washington, D.C., to Orlando. According to news sources, four men engaged in disruptive behavior seemingly designed to distract flight crew members. The incident reminds us that terrorists still view commercial aviation as a potential target, and … More