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National Restaurant Association Urges Congress To Maintain Menu Labeling Regs For All

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has been lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Congress to ensure that grocery and convenience stores are subjected to the same uniform menu labeling regulations that requires restaurants, including franchised chains with 20 or more locations, to post calorie and nutritional information for all of their products on in-store menu boards. Interestingly, the NRA lobbied government for this Obamacare legislation located within section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act.  Oct 31, 2013 5:59 AM PT

Flashback: Obama's Campaign to Transition to Single Payer Health Care (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama made it no secret he was a proponent of a single payer health care system in America when he first came on to the national scene. However, he explained to his supporters over the years that a "potential transition" would be necessary to break away from the current system.  Oct 29, 2013 3:52 PM PT

WH Circles the Wagons as Americans Receive Insurance Cancellation Letters

Like many other health insurance carriers across the country, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield recently sent letters to thousands of its customers informing them that their insurance coverage was in peril as a result of the implementation of the Obamacare exchanges. Oct 29, 2013 10:24 AM PT

Obama to Campaign With McAuliffe in Northern Virginia

President Barack Obama will campaign for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe on Sunday in Northern Virginia--two days before Commonwealth voters go to the polls. The timing and the overwhelming Democratic location of the event is more than likely indicative of the fact that President Obama's job approval numbers in Virgnia are down, according to a Quinnipiac poll. Oct 29, 2013 1:45 AM PT

White House: U.S. Relations with Libya Have 'Normalized'

Department of Homeland Security internal documents obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) draft final regulation arranged by the Obama Administration that would lift the established ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or to receive training and education in nuclear science. According to a House Judiciary Committee press release, "this draft final regulation could go into place without prior notice and comment." Oct 27, 2013 7:07 PM PT

Sarvis' Views on Religious Liberties Divert From Gov. Johnson But Parallel Cato

It well known that Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Robert Sarvis wants same sex marriage to be legal in the Commonwealth like one of his opponents, Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Sarvis' campaign theme is "Virginia - Open minded and Open for Business." However, Sarvis rarely if ever has discussed the resulting debate from legalizing same-sex marriage regarding religious liberties. Oct 26, 2013 8:26 PM PT

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair on Obamacare for Illegals: 'Not at This Time'

On Wednesday, House Democrats renewed their push for an immigration bill to be brought to the floor, and although members from both parties favoring passage for such legislation appear confident a bill will surface in the lower chamber in the near future, Democratic members are hesitant to discuss how the issues of immigration reform and Obamacare may intersect at this point. Oct 25, 2013 7:33 PM PT

ATR Staffer Releases Statement Regarding Tweets Against Tea Party Activists

Americans for Tax Reform  Tax Policy Director Ryan Ellis found himself at bitter odds with tea party activists after he tweeted out harsh statements about Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) and tea partiers. In one tweet Ellis remarked that tea party activists were "freaking retarded" and in another tweet he compared Cruz to Revolutionary War era officer and duelist Aaron Burr saying that the Texas Republican "is a despicable man."  Oct 24, 2013 4:39 PM PT

White House Takes 'Miscommunication' Blame for Durbin Accusation

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) identified as the lawmaker accused of insulting President Barack Obama during the government shutdown negotiations, while the White House, which already said that no insult happened to begin with, is taking the blame for "miscommunication." Oct 24, 2013 3:37 PM PT

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