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  • John Boehner targets Obama over usurping powers

    House Speaker John Boehner announced this week that he will ask the House of Representatives to file suit against President Obama.

  • New study claims liberal journos perpetuated false image of Veterans Affairs to boost government health care

    There were 26 reports between 2000 and 2011 by government investigators and auditors describing the problems now known as the "VA scandal." Those reports cover the six years of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, as well as President George W. Bush's two terms. So why wasn't something...

  • Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments bolsters John Boehner's effort to sue President Obama

    Liberals have consistently dismissed as political posturing any charges by Republicans that Obama has violated the U.S. Constitution by frequently bypassing Congress. But the decision in the NLRB v. Noel Canning case shows that there's more to the GOP's claims than liberals care to acknowledge.

  • Plan to streamline health law re-enrollment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it wants most of the 8 million Americans already signed up for coverage under the health care law to be able to renew their coverage easily. New Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell outlined a two-step approach:...

  • Health care spending actually shrunk 1.4 percent in first quarter of Obamacare, BEA says

    Health care spending actually shrunk 1.4 percent during the first quarter of the year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis now says, after previously saying it soared 9.1 percent -- a massive revision that will shake up the debate over how President Obama's health care law is affecting medical spending.

  • Still waiting for the most important Obamacare ruling --- and it isn't Hobby Lobby

    Health care policy watchers are still waiting for what could be the most important court ruling of the year on Obamacare -- but it isn't Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the contraception mandate case. Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby could have significant implications for...

  • California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

    California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.

  • Here's where $14 billion of taxpayer money for Medicaid went

    Medicaid wrongly paid out more than $14 billion last year to managed care organizations, often for treatments or services that were not necessary, never performed or weren't eligible for coverage. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For comparison, $14...

  • Here are good ways to replace Obamacare, not simply repeal it

    It is not possible to displace Obamacare without advancing a credible alternative. Simply repealing the law implies a reversion to the pre-Obamacare status quo, which had its own set of problems.

  • Why freedom is the best health care alternative

    Now that the Affordable Care Act's subsidies have kicked in and millions have supposedly enrolled in exchanges, much is being said about Republicans backing away from repeal and replace. I would propose a more honest and accurate phrase about what comes next: rescue and recovery.

  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors.

  • Why Obamacare is driving costs instead of controlling them

    On March 5, 2009, when President Obama began his push for health care legislation at a White House forum, he faced a challenge.

  • Why Obamacare 'good news' applies only to the poor

    To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more choices than originally envisioned. "The news...

  • Senate report: Buffing Obama's legacy trumped fixing Healthcare.gov in early Obamacare launch

    Under pressure from the White House, healthcare.gov was launched despite a wave of previously unknown warnings from consultants that the Obamacare website was insecure, untested and prone to crashing after just 500 people got on, according to a damaging new Senate report. “The White House...

  • Suddenly, Mark Pryor won't say whether he would vote for Obamacare again

    Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., wouldn't tell Politico whether he would vote for Obamacare again, sending an e-mail dodging the question and saying the law “isn't perfect” and he would “work to make it better.” It seems the Democrat — facing a tough re-election — is trying to gain favor...



From the Weekly Standard

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    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...

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