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On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Department announced it will begin doling out $4 billion in taxpayer-funded loan aid to renewable energy companies.  "We're back in business," Peter Davidson, executive director of the department's loan programs office, told...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Facing mid-term elections and burdened with persistently high unemployment, President Obama is playing the race, gender, and class cards. Fabricating fear and injustice, such tactics keep the economy in slow gear and make worse the very people the President...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A grocery store owner in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was charged Thursday with buying food stamps from 128 customers and using the proceeds to buy $45,000 in bulk merchandise to resell in his shop, including 1,200 cases of Red Bull. Aslam Khawaja, of Iranistan...
From: Big Government | Friday, April 18, 2014
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California's Obamacare exchange enrolled the most people in the nation, but San Francisco hospitals and doctors have yet to see an uptick in patients, reports the San Francisco Business Times. "Here's the mystery: Why aren't Bay Area doctors' offices,...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A big front-page story, and a scary headline, in the April 16 Washington Post: “Patient-records plan faces ethical pitfalls.” “Ethical pitfalls”? Yikes! Alert the privacy police! That is, the enforcers on the right, as well as the left! ...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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President Obama announced on Thursday that over eight million people had enrolled for Obamacare, which was why it was time to stop talking about whether the law was working or not. “This thing is workin',” he said bluntly. Obama told reporters that...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Louisiana state House voted Tuesday 66-27 to keep a ban against certain types of sodomy. As The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday, though Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, the state’s...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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During a visit to an elementary school in Columbus, New Mexico, last year, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said it is “frankly inspiring” that 75 percent of the students there live in Mexico but are being educated in the United...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Someday soon, you will go to the doctor’s office and the doctor will know exactly what’s wrong with you. Most likely you and your doctor will have been tipped off by an app--maybe an app in your clothing. If you have a tumor, for example, not only...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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During an event at Georgetown University, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked how he felt about President Obama getting the “Lie of the Year” award from Politifact in 2013. Obama repeatedly assured Americans during his push for health...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A new Fox News poll found that a majority of voters now feel that President Obama lies to the country on important matters. The poll, released on April 16, found that 37% feel that Obama lies "most of the time," while an additional 27% feel he lies "some...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave her first speech on monetary policy since she took office from retiring Chairman Ben Bernanke.  Yellen made it clear she is was focused on moving Federal Reserve (Fed) policy back to the “Taylor Rule”...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Americans struggle with stagnant wages and rising prices. Yet the Federal Reserve is obsessed with boosting inflation with easy money policies that may actually discourage reforms that would help jobs creation and lessen income inequality. Over the last...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The possibility that opponents of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will coalesce around a single challenger in the June Republican U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina took an interesting turn on Monday when an influential Tea Party leader in the state...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In the second of a ten-part series called The Ten Today, Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock at Deseret News writes about the third of the Ten Commandments and its meaning for modern America: Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts...
From: Big Government | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial...
From: Big Government | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii's failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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President Obama proudly promoted record Obamacare signup numbers Thursday, boldly calling for Democrats to defend the law. "I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described,...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may have a staffing problem on his hands. Despite his four months in office, he has yet to hire a communications director. The New York Post reports Thursday that a source says a number of individuals approached about...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In the first of a ten-part series called The Ten Today, Mark A. Kellner at Deseret News writes about the third of the Ten Commandments and its meaning for modern America: When she's in a courtroom, Wendy Patrick, a deputy district attorney for San Diego,...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Barack Obama and his feminist friends have been trotting out their tiresome slogan that women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Every reputable scholar who has commented has proved this is a notorious falsehood which anyone should...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The New York Times reports that Republicans are seizing on the popularity of guns and gun giveaways in primary races around the country. The Times points to Colorado state Senator Greg Brophy's (R) recent gun sweepstakes as a case in point. Last month,...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In her speech at the New York Economic Club on Wednesday, Janet Yellen said it is “quite plausible” the economy will reach full employment in a couple years with just the right amount of inflation, which to her mind means two percent a year. If the...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A constituent from Reva, Virginia, wrote an editorial blasting Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for voting to subjugate the Second Amendment to the dictates of the United Nations via the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). As Breitbart News reported...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Two Washington D.C. homeless men were found dead on Wednesday due to what appears to be hypothermia. Tuesday night’s temperature plummeting to 34 degrees with a severe wind chill exacerbating the condition just may have been too much for victims to...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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If anyone had doubts as to just how much contempt Attorney General Eric Holder has for the institution of Congress (pun intended), those doubts dissipated when Holder became unhinged during a heated exchange with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) in his testimony...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children. The...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year.  Carlos...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that as a member of the Obama administration, he grew to appreciate the need for government to have its secrets. Carney made his remarks at a question-and-answer event at Georgetown University, Thursday, with...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Sean Trende, RealClearPolitic's astute political analyst, conjured up a nightmare scenario for staff at the National Republican Senatorial Committee in his column today. Trende argues that, if a series of hypotheticals come to pass, not only could the...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin fired back against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday calling him a "silly little man" after he said that he was not interested in invading Alaska. Putin downplayed the value of Alaska during a question-and-answer...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Oregon State University (OSU) College Republicans are sponsoring a fundraiser that features a drawing for an AR-15 and two 9mm semiautomatic pistols. One of the pistols is a Smith & Wesson, the other is made by the European American Armory (EAA)....
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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On April 16 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed House Bill 2483--a bill "that bars local government agencies from restricting shooting on private property." This is the first of three bills to come out of the Arizona legislature this session. According...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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From Amanda Hess in Slate: In 2009, Cameron Anderson, a psychologist at the University of California–Berkeley Haas School of Business, decided to run an experiment on his students. He gave them a “list of historical names and events, and asked them...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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From J. Christian Adams in PJ Media: Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) repeats her false claims of Native American ancestry in her new book, A Fighting Chance, which is scheduled for release next Tuesday.  "As a kid, I had learned about my Native American background the same way every kid...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In Potosi, Missouri, a teacher yelled at a high school girl for holding a Bible and discussing Christianity with a fellow classmate.  Angela English, the mother of Kiela, who was the student the teacher chastised, has created a Facebook page to...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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On Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies that forced the mainstream media to acknowledge the existence of the Tea Party movement, Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in federal court against the IRS and the Department of...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control group has launched a new YouTube ad for gun control featuring a girl shooting her brother during a game of hide and seek. “Warning: Some may find this video disturbing,” a notice on the video released...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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President Obama indicated that he would not respond militarily after a Russian fighter plane was seen “buzzing” a United States warship on Monday, and he would, instead, continue employing diplomatic solutions. “Now, we want to give diplomacy a...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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According to a new Pew Research Center study called “The Next America,” the majority of Americans do not identify Barack Obama as black, but rather see his identity as mixed race. 52% of Americans believe Obama is of mixed-race descent. A more detailed...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Would Vladimir Putin invade Alaska? That’s what one questioner asked the Russian president during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow. “What would you need Alaska for?” Putin responded via a translator, reminding the audience...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, joined a public question and answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow via video. Snowden asked Putin if Russia had similar surveillance programs as the United States - referring...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Col.) is funding ballot measures to allow cities and counties to limit fracking in Colorado and it could end up limiting the number of state-level Democrat office holders who are able to retain their offices in November...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In the first of a ten-part series called The Ten Today, Sara Israelsen-Hartley at Deseret News meditates on the First of the Ten Commandments and its meaning for modern America: For several years, the United States has seen a decline in religious affiliation....
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Just before President Barack Obama went to a community college in Pennsylvania to tout plans to help blue-collar Americans struggling in this economy to gain employment, he urged House Republicans to pass the Senate's amnesty bill that would make it...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support...
From: Big Government | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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