Robert Sheets

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Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

<b>John Belushi in "Animal House" (Universal)</b><p>For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Matt Saccaro<p>February 22, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, …

Obama seeks to allay Democrats' fears on Obamacare | Reuters

CAMBRIDGE, Maryland (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought on Friday to ease strains with his Democratic allies in the U.S. Congress, who are fearful they could face election consequences from the botched rollout of the president’s signature healthcare law known as “Obamacare.”<p>U.S. President …

GOP: Obamacare hitting seniors hard

Republican Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida took aim today at Obamacare’s impact on older Americans, saying that seniors across the country are paying “more money for fewer choices, less access and far less peace of mind.”<p>In the GOP’s weekly address, Rooney castigated President Barack Obama’s very public …

Voters regret ObamaCare

Over half of American voters regret that the Affordable Care Act passed, and nearly two-thirds say it never would have -- if we knew then what we know now.<p>In addition, more than half think the health care law will ultimately be bad for the country, and that it’s more about the government …

Britain Puts Mormonism on Trial

A London court called the church’s leader to account for “false” doctrines—the latest in a string of sensational charges leveled against Mormons …

For 3 million, 'affordable' health care might not be

For millions, subsidies don't kick in until up to 9.5% of their income goes to premiums.<p>The lure used to get uninsured Americans to sign up for health law coverage was the promise of generous premium subsidies.<p>The promise comes with a catch for almost 3 million people earning three to four times …

Democrats promote positive message on Obamacare and work hours | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message on Sunday by casting an expected decline in American work hours as a boon to worker freedom and family values.<p>The federal government forms for applying for health …

Obamacare Is Anything But Compassionate

The verdict is in, and it’s not good: Obamacare is rippling through the U.S. economy with vast implications for American prosperity.<p>On Friday, we learned that the Obama economy has hit stall speed, with a paltry 113,000 jobs added in January.<p>Two days earlier, we learned the president’s health care …

ACA delay sparks new mandate fight

Once again, it’s employers who are getting a break from their Obamacare mandate – and that’s sure to increase the pressure on the Obama administration to delay the mandate for individuals, too.<p>Regulations announced by the Obama administration Monday give two levels of delay to employers who would …

Republicans renew ObamaCare battle after latest mandate delay

Republicans renewed their calls to delay or repeal ObamaCare Monday after the Obama administration announced another delay in the requirement for businesses to provide health coverage to workers, giving some employers a reprieve next year while phasing in the mandate for others.<p>The administration …

Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate

WASHINGTON-- The Obama administration will phase in a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits in 2015 and 2016, offering businesses more relief from the so-called employer mandate in the president’shealthcare law.<p>Under regulations issued Monday, only employers …

Health Care

Obama Administration Delaying Part Of Obamacare's Employer Mandate — Again

The Treasury Department said it will delay the mandate's penalty another year for small businesses with 50-99 workers. It will also adjust some of the requirements for larger employers.<p>Under the new Treasury Department rules, businesses with 100 employees or more must offer coverage to at least 70% …

CBO Responds to Obamacare Controversy

The non­par­tis­an Con­gres­sion­al Budget Of­fice was heard all over Wash­ing­ton last week when it re­leased its up­dated budget and eco­nom­ic …

Health Care

ObamaCare patients may encounter fewer doctors, longer wait times

Those who signed up for ObamaCare or were forced into it now are learning they're going to face some nasty surprises when they seek care.<p>"Many consumers ended up purchasing a plan through the exchange, thinking it would cover their normal set of physicians, and hospitals," says Jim Capretta of the …

Administration Delays Another Obamacare Mandate

The Obama administration announced Monday that certain employers will have extra time to comply with the new health care reform law’s requirement …

White House announces further delay on Obamacare employer mandates

• Companies with 50-100 staff get extra year to comply • Implementation pushed past 2014 midterm elections<p>Larger employers will be given more time to comply with the Affordable Care Act, under new rules that appear partly designed to address concerns about job growth.<p>In the latest in a series of …

U.S. Resets Obamacare Deadline For Some Businesses To 2016

The Obama administration says businesses employing 50-99 people now have until Jan. 1, 2016, to provide health insurance, rolling back part of the requirement known as the employer mandate. Under the Affordable Care Act, larger companies must offer the coverage in 2015.<p>NPR's Julie Rovner filed this …

White House again delays healthcare mandate for employers | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday again delayed a contentious healthcare law requirement that all but the smallest employers provide coverage to full-time workers, this time by giving medium-sized businesses another year to comply.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama meets with …

The CBO report and Obamacare: The law’s uncertainty is the ACA’s biggest political problem.

When you get an envelope from your insurance company, it can contain a variety of surprises. Sometimes a check falls out. The claim was paid …

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JoAnn Prokopenko Rasmussen

10 worst right-wing statements of the week — smearing Mandela’s memory edition

Who gets the prize for most deranged statement this week? Limbaugh? Palin? Santorum? Maybe the RNC<p>The week that began with talk of the socialist pope, ended with right-wing absurdities about Nelson Mandela. Is nothing sacred?<p><b>1. Rush Limbaugh: The pope rips America, causing Obama to orgasm! And then</b> …

William Hague: this is a moment for democratic nations to live up to their values

The use of chemical weapons by President Assad's regime in Syria is a moral outrage that cannot go unchallenged<p>The faces of the victims of last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria are haunting. We still do not know how many people died. Médecins Sans Frontières, an independent humanitarian …

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air?

As Tensions Rise In Middle East, Iran Claims To Have Overhauled A Warship

The purported upgrades include domestically produced radar system that can detect cruise missiles and stealth technology, as well as new weapons system that will "improve performance and firepower."<p>The claims come through Iranian state-run media, and need be taken with a grain of salt. In the last …