Christine Rousselle | Jun 30, 2014
In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012.
Justice Alito authored the majority opinion, and Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg wrote the dissent, joined by Justices Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan. Read more at townhall.com.
On this week’s Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News Channel, host Jeanine Pirro called for president Obama’s impeachment triggered by his recent release of five terrorists from Gitmo in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Here is a portion of her opening statement (post continues below video:
However, Breitbart senior editor-at-large Ben Shapiro says that impeachment isn’t the answer: prosecution is.
“Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder and his diversity cops sent a chill through the industry when they slapped the nation’s biggest auto lender, Ally Bank, with a $100 million penalty for alleged racist ”mark-ups” on loans to minorities.
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Not a “smidgen” of corruption!
Very moving testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht, chairwoman of True the Vote, founder of King Street Patriots and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing testifies before the House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs. She spoke about being targeted by the Obama administration. Shortly after applying for tax exempt status for her organizations, the Engelbrechts, their non-profits and their business were subjected to more than fifteen instances of audits and inquiries by the IRS, OSHA, the ATF and the FBI.
Bill Dunne has an interesting take on Chief Justice John Roberts and the infamous Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act’s mandates to buy insurance. Only time will tell if he is correct.
By Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts — a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton’s chance to live in the White House again.
The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the land were apoplectic. But in hindsight, it appears that Roberts actually saved the Republican Party from going into a death spiral and imperiled the Democrats instead. This suggests amazing foresight, but it wouldn’t be the only instance. Read more at: americanthinker.com.
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Its been almost a year since Obama gave his second inaugural, and this year has finally demonstrated to most people that he was a horrible choice for our country. The economy is in the slumps, and our healthcare system is in shambles. Voters might want to take note, and realize that Bill Whittle, and those like him, weren’t racist nor extremist–they were trying to save us from ruin.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan
Each time the far-left cries “racism” at a state’s attempt to protect voter integrity by enacting voter ID laws, it should be shown this photo of a world-renowned black leader enthusiastically supporting that very thing…
…Well, take a gander at this photo, discovered by Media Trackers, of the late Nelson Mandela — the man who crushed apartheid in South Africa and inspired the world — looking both jubilant and spiffy in his sweatshirt emblazoned with the words, “Get an ID. Register. Vote.” Read the entire article at: bizpacreview.com.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov. The session was divided into two panels with the following witnesses:
Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Mr. Jason Providakes
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Center for Connected Government, MITRE Corporation (MITRE)
Ms. Maggie Bauer
Senior Vice President
Health Services Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi)
Mr. David Amsler
President and Chief Information Officer
Foreground Security, Inc.
In this brief clip from Panel Two of the hearing, Congressman Pete Olsen (R-TX) asks each of the three witnesses if they were comfortable putting their personal information and that of their families’ into healthcare.gov. The last answer was extremely revealing.
Energy & Commerce Committee memorandum announcing the hearing.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid a “bully” who is breaking the rules of the Senate because he needs to do whatever he can to change the subject in the media, and protect Obamcare from the daily pounding it is getting.
Paul is referring to the so-called “nuclear option” that Reid and Senate Democrats resorted to Friday which eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations. Read more at: wnd.com.
The strategy to repeal Obamacare by winning serial elections is not even a Hail Mary pass.
In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues that we should be more understanding of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s predicament. Politics, Jonah aptly observes, is the art of the possible, and McConnell had “no good options” when he led the GOP cave-in to all of President Obama’s demands — a decision that, McConnell insists, was not in any way influenced by the tidy $3 billion earmark thrown in for one of his pet Kentucky boondoggles.
I agree that we must be realistic about what was achievable in the Obamacare battle. What I don’t get, though, is why our sympathetic cast of mind must be from the GOP-establishment perspective alone. Aren’t we also obliged to be realistic about the options available to the Republicans who took seriously their campaign promises to do everything within their power — which includes their constitutional power of the purse — to stop Obamacare? Continue reading at: nationalreview.com.