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The Left’s Unfair Standard for the Tea Party

You may have heard that one of the challengers to Republican Sen. John Cornyn in the Texas Primary, Chris Mapp, said ranchers should be allowed to shoot “wetbacks” who illegally cross the border on to their land.<p>It didn’t take the Tea Party haters long to allege that Mapp was a perfect …

Grim scenario for Hawaii's Obamacare plan: The numbers don't add up

As the Hawaii Legislature weighs bills that would make sweeping changes to the state's Obamacare program, the interim director of Hawaii's healthcare exchange on Wednesday laid out a grim financial picture facing the agency.<p>With anemic enrollment by individuals and little interest among …

The Moment a Prof. Warned That America Is at a ‘Constitutional Tipping Point’

A constitutional law expert warned Congress during a hearing Wednesday that America has reached a “constitutional tipping point” under the watch of President Barack Obama.<p>Jonathan Turley, professor of public interest law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said the legislative …

Epidurals may make labor longer than originally thought: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While a shot to relieve labor pains is known to increase the time it takes for women to deliver babies, a new study says the increase may be longer than originally thought.<p>Researchers found some women who received epidural anesthesia during labor took more than two hours …

If Natural Foods Came with Ingredient Lists, This Is What They Would Look Like

Read this, and you might think twice about how you're judging packaged foods<p>You've heard the rule a million times: If you see an ingredient list that reads like a novel—or that's filled with lots of unidentifiable ingredients—you're best off steering clear of whatever food it's attached to. But …

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White House Report Proves White House Is Wrong On Extended Unemployment Compensation

The White House and Democrats in Congress are busy trying to convince all Americans of the benefits of extended unemployment compensation and to push Republicans into passing a bill to restore those benefits to 1.3 million Americans who lost them on December 31 as part of the budget deal reached by …

Sticker shock hits health exchange shoppers

Sweeping differences in health care exchange pricing among states and counties is leading to sticker shock for some middle-class consumers and others who aren't eligible for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.<p>The average prices for the most popular plans are twice as high in the most expensive …

Up To 40 Percent Of Obamacare Website Hasn't Been Built Yet: Official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Up to 40 percent of the technology needed to run the new Obamacare health insurance marketplace has not yet been built and will not be ready when insurance companies start sending in bills when coverage begins January 1, the project manager of HealthCare.gov told the U.S. …

Plastics, Chemicals Used in Cosmetics Linked to Premature Births

Exposure to phthalates, a type of chemical used in certain plastics and cosmetics, has been linked in a recent study to an elevated risk that pregnant women will deliver their babies prematurely. More from Reuters:<p>Researchers found that women who delivered babies before 37 weeks gestation had …

29 Reasons You Should Live In Wisconsin

Some think Wisconsin is a mythical place, an imagined wonderland of beer and cheese that Minnesota parents invented to get their kids to move away …

Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

State Obamacare exchanges enroll 3 pct of target so far -report | Reuters

Nov 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform has reached only about 3 percent of its enrollment target for 2014 in 12 U.S. states where new online health insurance marketplaces are mostly working smoothly, a report released on Monday said.<p>States with functioning exchanges have …

MASON CONSERVATIVE

You would think that when your party is burying a hole that is getting harder and harder to get out of, you wouldn't want to that hole get deeper …

Top official apologizes for Obamacare website glitches

WASHINGTON– The official charged with overseeing the online health marketplaces apologized Tuesday to a congressional panel for issues that have plagued the rollout of PresidentObama’s signature health law, but said she was confident the website problems would be fixed by the end of November.<p>“We …

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

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Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out

Thousands of Californians are discovering what<p>Obamacarewill cost them — and many don't like what they see.<p>These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the …

Extra bites for mom could mean future fat for baby: study - TODAY.com

Today<p>Expectant moms often justify an extra slice of cheesecake or late night pizza by saying they’re eating for two. But they might want to temper those indulgences. A new study published Tuesday in <i>PLoS Medicine</i>, says pregnant women who gain excessive amounts of weight contribute to their children …

House passes spending bill to defund Obamacare

House Republicans passed their stopgap funding bill Friday to keep government open while terminating the new health care law, setting up a final …

Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

<i>UPDATE: At the bottom of this post, the author responds to criticism of his argument. Over at National Review, Avik Roy says the critics are missing the point of Conover’s post.</i><p>It was one of candidate Obama’s most vivid and concrete campaign promises. Forget about high minded (some might say high …

Double Down: Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women

For months now, we’ve been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own. Last night, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally began to provide some data on how Americans will fare on Obamacare’s …