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Paul Ryan’s Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s Agreed To’

Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive. He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Support for Ebola 'Hot Zone' Travel Ban Surges to 70 Lawmakers

Support for Ebola 'Hot Zone' Travel Ban Surges to 70 Lawmakers

The number of lawmakers backing a travel ban for incoming travel from Ebola “hot zone” countries has jumped from a bipartisan group of 26 members of Congress to 70, reports The Hill.  The congressional coalition, made up mostly of Republicans,

Obama Administration Admits Obamacare Figures Inflated

Obama Administration Admits Obamacare Figures Inflated

During testimony before the House Oversight Committee Thursday, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner admitted that the White House’s original number of eight million Obamacare enrollments was inflated. The real number, Tavenner now claims, is 7.3 million.  Oversight

Top Obamacare Architect Resigns

Top Obamacare Architect Resigns

The man responsible for heading the agency in charge of crafting Obamacare rules and establishing regulations for the troubled and unpopular Obamacare exchanges has resigned.  On March 31, the day Obamacare enrollment officially comes to a close, Gary Cohen, a former

Sebelius Claims Obamacare Data Hub Has 'Worked Beautifully'

Sebelius Claims Obamacare Data Hub Has 'Worked Beautifully'

Though the Obamacare data hub has experienced outages that have sometimes lasted for days since the Obamacare launch and may be vulnerable to hackers, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday that the data hub “has worked

Obamacare Official Refuses to Answer if Obamacare Ready on October 1

Obamacare Official Refuses to Answer if Obamacare Ready on October 1

During a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, the top Obamacare implementation official for the administration refused to answer “yes” or “no” when asked whether Obamacare’s exchanges will be ready for Americans to enroll in

Obama Mental Health Proposals Mirror Ignored Bush Plan

Obama Mental Health Proposals Mirror Ignored Bush Plan

Following Seung-Hui Cho’s 2007 shooting spree at Virginia Tech, President George W. Bush put forth mental health proposals aimed at identifying and treating people who might have the propensity for such heinous crimes–people like Adam Lanza. However, Bush’s proposals were

Unnecessary Government Intervention

In 1879, Thomas Edison developed the incandescent light bulb with a small carbonized filament and a vacuum inside a globe. An electric lighting system was born–as convenient, safe and economical of a choice for consumers in his day as it

Merry Fist-mas Media Matters… No, We're Not Finished Yet

Media Matters congratulated itself yesterday for its stellar defense of Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings, whose organization held conferences where teens as young as 14 years old were taught about fisting (“It gets a bad rap.“) and the