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    With His Premiums More Than Doubling, This Dad Would "Rather File Bankruptcy" Than Deal with Obamacare

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    Ben Neptun and his wife Charla are “furious” their family’s health insurance premium will be raised from $419 to $899 per month because of Obamacare. “We will absolutely go in a hole with this change,” Ben said. Ben, 36, and Charla, 34, are both home health nurses in Mobile, Alabama. … More

    How Obamacare Hurts You If You're Looking for a Job

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    America is hurting for jobs. And if you’re looking for one, here’s how Obamacare is hurting you. Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring. We already knew that many employers plan to cut workers’ hours to stay under the threshold of Obamacare mandates. This makes full-time jobs—much less full-time jobs with … More

    Tech Expert: HealthCare.gov Discredits Liberalism

    The Internet does weird things to people. One of those weirdnesses comes from the tech-savvy community on the left, who sincerely embrace an agile, entrepreneurial, bottom-up culture in their professional and voluntary pursuits, yet forcefully argue for the top-down paternalism of forcing people to buy health insurance, imposed by a … More

    Proof That Obamacare Is Hurting the Economy

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    Today’s jobs report shows the labor market recovery remains weak—and businesses are telling the Federal Reserve one of the main reasons is Obamacare. Last week’s Federal Reserve Beige Book includes direct references to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) causing employers not to hire workers. The Beige Book “summarizes comments … More

    VIDEO: "Never Trust a Liberal Over 3" -- Ann Coulter at Heritage's Bloggers Briefing

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    Watch live streaming video from heritagefoundation at livestream.com Ann Coulter visits The Heritage Foundation tomorrow to talk about her new book, Never Trust a Liberal Over 3. She’ll speak at The Bloggers Briefing at noon ET. The book debuted on October 14 and is making waves for its unapologetic mockery … More

    How Obama Is Remaking Federal Courts in One Chart

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    President Obama and his supporters constantly claim that Senate Republicans are being “obstructionist” and preventing the confirmation of his federal court nominees. If you look at the facts, however, Obama’s confirmation record is higher than the last three Presidents—even though he hasn’t made judicial nominations a priority. As economist John … More

    Americans Want Solutions, Not Procrastination on Debt, Budget Crisis

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    Nearly two-thirds of Americans polled by Bloomberg answered that “it is right to require spending cuts when the debt ceiling is raised…because Congress lacks discipline on spending.” Their voices were not heard by Congress as it signed its terms of surrender. In the final hours before October 17—the alleged day … More

    Chen Guangcheng’s Defense of Human Rights

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    Distinguished human rights activist Chen Guangcheng called on world leaders to take action on religious oppression, forced abortion, and other human rights violations by China’s Communist government last week in a lecture delivered at Princeton University. Chen became famous for opposing China’s oppressive one-child policy. His inaugural address as a … More

    Egypt: Cuts to Aid Hurt U.S. National Interests

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    This week’s cuts to military aid to Egypt have had negative consequences for U.S.–Egypt relations. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Wednesday that the country is “in a delicate state reflecting the turmoil in the relationship and anyone who says otherwise is not speaking honestly.” Some experts worry that “the … More

    Iceland Charts a Course Away from the EU

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    In September, Iceland decided to officially suspend accession talks with the European Union. The decision indicates that the island nation will likely seek to chart a course for itself outside the EU. While Iceland remains an official candidate for EU membership, the suspension of accession talks demonstrates a new way … More