Appeals Court Upholds Obamacare Tax as Constitutional

obamacare-taxes Despite including a tax, Obamacare doesn’t violate the Constitution’s requirement that all tax bills originate in the House of Representatives, a key appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling that gives the Obama administration a health care win before the courts. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of […] Continue Reading

First Hard Numbers on Obamacare Enrollment

022114_HN_Obamacare_640 We’ve heard a lot over thte last few months about the great success of Obamacare in enrolling people in the program. But the numbers the administration and Obamacare advocates have been tossing around have been based on surveys, not actual numbers. Now, after gathering data from states and looking at hard numbers supplied by various […] Continue Reading

Obama Mum on Where Illegal Immigrant Children are Sheltered

illegal-sick The Obama administration is concealing key details about its response to the surge of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border, including where the unaccompanied minors are being sheltered and the circumstances under which some are set free inside the U.S. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill say the lack of information has handicapped their push to […] Continue Reading

Rise in Unwed Mothers Seen Limiting Children's Futures

single-mother-e1289313112296 New Census Bureau statistics show the percentage of women who are married when they have their first child has been dropping like a stone, from 70 percent in the early 1990s to 55 percent since 2005. And that doesn’t bode well for children, the Daily Signal reported Tuesday. Citing the Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of […] Continue Reading

New Regs for Wednesday: EPA Unveils New Grain Elevator Standards

The-St.-Albert-Grain-Elevators-before-restoration-in-1991 Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register includes 204 new regulations, proposed rules, notices and other administrative actions at the agencies. Some highlights: Air Quality: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating decades-old emissions standards for grain elevators, and is rejecting an industry bid to repeal certain provisions of existing regulations. The current standards, issued in […] Continue Reading

Valerie Jarrett Personally Soothed Nervous Insurers Who Were Asking For Obamacare Bailout

041813-national-time-100-valerie-jarrett New documents reveals that top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett personally conducted damage control with nervous health insurance companies after those companies saw no other way to hold premiums down under Obamacare without a taxpayer-funded bailout. Their pleas worked. A month later, the Obama administration issued rules to allow for a taxpayer-funded insurer bailout. Chet […] Continue Reading