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The Power of Words and Racism

Piers Morgan dared to tackle one of the most difficult topics in America. He tried to talk about the “N-Word”. It didn’t go so well. He was taken to task on twitter. America’s history of slavery continues to create strife… Continue Reading →

A 4th Video Emerges of Obamacare Architect Acknowledging Deception

A fourth video has emerged of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber acknowledging deception in the passage of Obamacare. Thus far, the American electorate knows that Obamacare lacked transparency and that the architects of the bill relied on that to secure its… Continue Reading →

Fines For No Insurance

Open enrollment for Obamacare for 2015 reopens tomorrow, November 15. There are many people who are looking forward to this day as they have no insurance at all or rates they can’t afford. This is like a holiday for many,… Continue Reading →

Michigan Legislature Battles on Nondiscrimination Proposal

The nation-wide effort to provide job protection rights to LGBT employees is heavily funded by advocates. However, the measure in front of the Michigan state legislature is in danger of not passing despite the recent momentum for the bill. Activists… Continue Reading →

President Does Secret Deal With China and Demands U.S. Comply

One would have thought that not only China, but also the United States as well is a dictatorial regime from the way President Obama “announced” that the U.S. would comply with his secret emissions deal worked out on his recent… Continue Reading →

South Carolina Judge Overturns Same Sex Marriage Law

In South Carolina a judge overturned the ban against gay marriages, making it legal for same sex marriages to be performed. The U.S. Supreme Court has also allowed Kansas to now be the 33rd state to legalize gay marriages. These… Continue Reading →

Reid Declares Democrats Will Not Obstruct GOP Senate Rule

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke his silence on the GOP wave that swept his party out of power. Reid pledged that Democrats would not play obstructionist policies. It was a curious remark coming from the person who blocked… Continue Reading →

Nancy Pelosi Denies that Losses in the House & Senate Indicate GOP Wave

In the 2014 mid-term elections, the GOP won 8 senate seats of which four seats belonged to sitting Democrat incumbents. If the Louisiana Senate run-off election on December 6 goes to the GOP, the total pick up will be 9… Continue Reading →

GOP Picks Up 8th Senate Seat in Alaska

With the ongoing Alaska Senate vote count now showing the GOP candidate with an insurmountable lead, CNN has called the election in his favor. This means that Republican Dan Sullivan has unseated first-term Democrat Senator Mark Begich . Currently, the… Continue Reading →

Obamacare Projected to Miss Enrollment Numbers Again

The Obama administration has downplayed this year’s Obamacare enrollment numbers. Last year, the administration launched their website to great fanfare only to be embarrassed by the low enrollment numbers and numerous technical glitches. The Congressional Business Office (CBO) has now… Continue Reading →