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STRASSEL: John Kerry’s ObamaCare Boondoggle – WSJ

By at June 21, 2013 | 12:29 am

STRASSEL: John Kerry’s ObamaCare Boondoggle – WSJ

By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL, POTOMAC WATCHJune 20, 2013 A backroom deal he cut for Massachusetts hospitals has caused a bipartisan uproar in Congress. A bipartisan backlash is growing against another section of President Obama's health-care law. The president can blame this latest embarrassment on none other than Secretary of State John Kerry. Everyone remember the ... Go To Article

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HEALTHCARE: And Now, The Selling of Obamacare | TIME

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:05 pm

HEALTHCARE: And Now, The Selling of Obamacare | TIME

By Zeke J Miller @zekejmillerJune 20, 2013 Will Americans buy a plan they don’t love? In a windowless office in the basement of the West Wing, behind a utility room and next to a fire-alarm panel, David Simas is marking up another whiteboard with blue ink, hoping to explain one more time just how the President’s health care reform law will work when the time ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK: ObamaCare Trail of Tears – WSJ

By at June 20, 2013 | 12:30 pm

REVIEW & OUTLOOK: ObamaCare Trail of Tears – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOKJune 19, 2013 Auditors say HHS isn't close to being ready to launch in October. Set aside the IRS or the National Security Agency—the most secretive part of the government is the Health and Human Services Department and the black box that is implementation of the Affordable Care Act. For years HHS has stonewalled the congressional oversight ... Go To Article

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MICHAEL BARONE: An Oregon study casts doubt on whether health insurance improves health | WashEx

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:24 am

MICHAEL BARONE: An Oregon study casts doubt on whether health insurance improves health | WashEx

BY: MICHAEL BARONE JUNE 19, 2013 On key measurements, people on Medicaid did not achieve better outcomes than uninsured people Does having health insurance make people healthier? It's widely assumed that it does. Obamacare advocates repeatedly said that its expansion of Medicaid would save thousands of lives a year. Obamacare critics seldom challenged the idea ... Go To Article

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KAISER: Faith in Obamacare plummets to just 35% | WashEx

By at June 20, 2013 | 12:05 am

KAISER: Faith in Obamacare plummets to just 35% | WashEx

WASHINGTON SECRETS, BY: PAUL BEDARD JUNE 19, 2013 The popularity of Obamacare has crashed to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Kaiser's monthly tracking poll found that just 35 percent have a favorable view of the health reform being put into place Jan. 1 while 43 percent view it unfavorably. The favorability ... Go To Article

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DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ELIZABETH P. FOLEY: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One – WSJ

By at June 19, 2013 | 5:10 pm

DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ELIZABETH P. FOLEY: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One – WSJ

By DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ELIZABETH P. FOLEY, OPINIONJune 19, 2013, 7:34 p.m. ET David Rivkin and Elizabeth Foley: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One The 'death panel' is a new beast, with god-like powers. Congress should repeal it or test its constitutionality. Signs of ObamaCare's failings mount daily, including soaring insurance costs, looming provider ... Go To Article

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HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.:: The Young Won’t Buy ObamaCare – WSJ

By at June 19, 2013 | 12:46 am

HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.:: The Young Won’t Buy ObamaCare – WSJ

By HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR. -- Media outlets lately have emphasized the challenge of enticing healthy young adults to sign up for ObamaCare, "exactly the type of person insurance plans, states and the federal government are counting on to make health reform work," as the L.A. Times put it. These pieces are useful as far as they go, but miss a key point that Supreme Court ... Go To Article

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VIDEO: CADDELL, SCHOEN, LEBOUTILLIER: Political Insiders Part 2 – Should we trust anyone in Washington to lead?

By at June 17, 2013 | 3:40 pm

VIDEO: CADDELL, SCHOEN, LEBOUTILLIER: Political Insiders Part 2 – Should we trust anyone in Washington to lead?

This week the POLITICAL INSIDERS - Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen and John LeBoutillier - explored the deterioration not only of the Obama Presidency but of the entire Political Class. With scandal after scandal overwhelming Washington, the gap between the government and the governed has never been wider. ThePOLITICAL INSIDERS compared today's situation to Watergate - and ... Go To Article

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ORRIN HATCH: Think the IRS Is Bad Now? Just Wait. – WSJ

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:17 am

ORRIN HATCH: Think the IRS Is Bad Now? Just Wait. – WSJ

By ORRIN HATCH The Internal Revenue Service has never been an agency much loved by the American people. With the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, its already bad reputation has now sunk to a new low. But the scandal raises a critical question: If the IRS can't manage an increase of 1,700 applications for tax-exempt status that the agency said spurred its ... Go To Article

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WSJ WEEKEND Interview w/ ANDY PUZDER:: Of Burgers, Bikinis and ObamaCare

By at June 15, 2013 | 1:36 am

WSJ WEEKEND Interview w/ ANDY PUZDER:: Of Burgers, Bikinis and ObamaCare

'We're not the brand for people who eat nuts and bark," CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, tells me without apology. "Hell, I'll walk into one of our stores to get a barbecue chicken sandwich and walk out with a Western bacon cheeseburger. You smell them, and you just get hungry. We're the 'young, hungry guy' brand." Even those who have never frequented one of Mr. ... Go To Article

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