More Entitlements Articles

  • Examiner Editorial: Obamacare's future is more precarious than President Obama lets on

    Over the past several weeks, President Obama has repeatedly declared the debate concerning the repeal of his signature health care law "over." And, to be sure, there is a certain rationale to his confidence. For all their talk about shrinking government, Republicans have never had much success...

  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment agency unveiled Wednesday a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. The Department of Employment and Workforce calls it the nation's first such app for smartphones. The U.S. Department of Labor...

  • Jan Brewer vetoes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years

    A bill that would have forced able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and would have limited some to a maximum of five years of insurance was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer.

  • Tom Cotton defends vote against farm bill

    Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

  • 'Income inequality' stats don't tell the full story

    Income inequality has long been one of the liberals' favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year.

  • Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of the state's Medicaid insurance plan for the poor, ruling that Republican lawmakers have the right to sue over their contention that a hospital assessment that funds the expansion...

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline...

  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.

  • Chris Christie renews call for pension system reforms

    Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay more for retiree benefits than it will for benefits earned by active employees.

  • Moody's issues warning on collapsed pension deal

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will face "extremely difficult" budget choices if it loses the court challenges to its pension overhaul, a prominent bond agency warned following the collapse of a proposed settlement. Moody's Investors Service called the failed settlement a "credit...

  • Pat Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.

  • New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

    Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul, but advocates aren't giving up on the idea, despite a new law indefinitely blocking an expansion.

  • Alaska Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

    The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.

  • Boeing to give California workers $47M in back pay

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday. An arbitrator ruled against the aerospace giant in January and laid down guidelines for the payments and...

  • Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs. A separate survey shows state employer payrolls fell for the fourth straight month, suggesting that Mississippi's stronger economic growth in late...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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