And the week-long spotlight on ObamaCare’s fifth anniversary keeps rolling right along! Passing the ACA was no easy feat, and Democrats had to make all sorts of outlandish promises to voters and politicians alike in order to advance the president’s government takeover of health care.
At Time, Inc. truth and decency don’t count for much.
In a list that included Pope Francis and tech billionaires, two Ferguson protesters were lauded as among the 50 “greatest leaders,” by Fortune Magazine. Fortune described the people who made the list as “extraordinary men and women” who are “transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more.”
A pair of House lawmakers wants to completely repeal the Patriot Act and other legal provisions to dramatically rein in American spying.
Late yesterday, the Army officials at Fort Bragg in North Carolina announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was returned to the United States from five years of Taliban captivity thanks to a deal that included the release of five prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, will be charged with desertion and other offenses that could lead to him spending the rest of his life in a military prison:
Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses, have given rise to a growing libertarian movement in our country – with a greater focus on individual liberty and less government power. David Boaz’s newly released The Libertarian Mind is a comprehensive guide to the history, philosophy, and growth of the libertarian movement, with incisive analyses of today’s most pressing issues and policies.
Voters often wonder if Congress can ever get spending under control. Well, both the House and Senate have introduced their latest budget blueprints, so we’ll soon know if they plan to keep kicking the can down the road — or get serious about reform.
In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $ 214 billion bill Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving lawmakers closer to resolving a problem that has plagued them for years.