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Major Change at HHS

by T Akery April 15th, 2014 Republican Reflections
Health and Human Services underwent a major change this week. Kathleen Sebelius, once the face of Obamacare, has announced her resignation.  Sylvia Mathews Burwell is nominated to step into this position.

The announcement was made after the President claimed that, with seven million enrolled in the system, Obamacare was a success. In that speech, no credit was given to new dhhs wh the role of Kathleen Sebelius in the implementation. Whether this was an oversight or attempt to put some distance between her and himself because she was resigning is still somewhat of a mystery. However, it may be a mixed bag for Democrats
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Poli Talk

  • It’s a commitment — I keep my commitments.
    -Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., after not committing to run in 2016

  • Well, I made it pretty clear that that really wasn't an option, to stay on.
    -Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services

  • It's bad. It's wrong. He needs to answer and be held accountable.
    -Greg Walden, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, on Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister's affair with an aide

  • Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love.
    -Former Governor Jeb Bush, Florida, on illegal immigration

April Forecast: Continued Showers

by Eric M. Blake April 14th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
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It seems the Congressional GOP is finally trying to push for some movement in its investigation into the IRS scandal.  Remember Lois Lerner?  You know, the IRS woman who basically oversaw the harassment of all those Tea Party groups — who followed up a big speech during the hearings that She Did Nothing Wrong … with a declaration of pleading the Fifth.  For those of you not familiar with basic legalese … that’s exercising the right to remain silent — so as to prevent self-incrimination.

I’d hate to pull the "if-you-did-nothing-wrong-there’s-no-need-to-keep-us-from-looking" card, fascistic-sounding as it is … but lest we forget,
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The Times They Are A’Changin’

by Ronald A. Rowe April 10th, 2014 Winners & Losers
irs protest pdThe United States of America -- Winner -- USA! USA! Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit the silver screen this weekend and it delivered. Not only was it one of the best action / adventure movies to come down the pike in a long time, but the living embodiment of the American spirit was able to shine as the beacon of hope he was meant to be. Not to spoil it for you or anything, but Captain America overcomes incredible odds to save the world from the insidious villains
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Is the Senate Judiciary Committee Compromised?

by Jason Lightner April 11th, 2014 Independent Ideas
packs-163497_640By now I'd imagine most of us are aware of the proposed merger between Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable. The merger, which would see Time Warner Cable absorbed by Comcast Corp., would create the largest cable television, internet, and phone provider in the United States, and give Comcast Corp. an incredible amount of power and leverage over municipalities all around the country. As it stands, Comcast Corp. is effectively running a legal monopoly, being the only cable provider in many parts of the United States. Those companies who also do business in Comcast's markets do so either with
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