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    December 12, 2013

    Secrecy Clause Plays Santa Claus to Abortion Crowd

    Don't expect Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) to be sharing a cup of Christmas wassail anytime soon. The two leaders got into a heated exchange during the HHS chief's latest turn in the House's witness chair. In a scene eerily similar to October 30 when Sebelius first testified, Shimkus pressed the ObamaCare boss ... (more)


    December 11, 2013

    Up on the Hill, There Arose Such a Clatter...

    Senator Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) party got a bench for Christmas -- a federal one. That's the unfortunate effect of the Left's latest power grab, which yesterday yielded its first prize: a radical appointment to the D.C. Circuit Court. Two months ago, the nomination of Patricia Millett, an anti-Christian, anti-marriage ideologue, was a nonstarter ... (more)


    December 10, 2013

    Doc the Halls with Fewer Health Plans...

    The weather may be chilly, but it's nothing compared to people's reactions to ObamaCare. This month, the only thing falling faster than the temperature is the number of the new law's supporters. Making matters worse, the policy's biggest defectors seem to be the ones most crucial to it: the medical community. Thousands of doctors are walking ... (more)


    December 09, 2013

    For Cake Shop, a Make or Bake Moment

    As the owner of Masterpiece Cakes, Jack Phillips is used to making batter. What he's not used to is being battered for his beliefs. Unfortunately for Jack, the two now go hand in hand under a ruling many would argue is its own masterpiece of religious intolerance. The case had been brewing since July 2012, when two homosexuals stormed out of ... (more)


    December 06, 2013

    GOP Suffers from Feud Poisoning

    The only thing that belongs under a "big tent" is a circus. And that's apparently what Republican leaders are aiming for. Unfortunately for conservatives, the GOP's latest sideshow comes at the expense of the party's greatest opportunity: capitalizing on America's disgust for ObamaCare. While Democrats try to change the subject from their epic ... (more)


    December 05, 2013

    Liberals Try in Vein to Change U.S. Blood Ban

    Are you willing to risk contracting HIV to prove how tolerant you are? If the FDA repeals its blood bank policy, you may not have a choice. At this morning's HHS hearing in Maryland, liberal activists did their best to persuade the government to overturn its ban on blood donations from homosexuals. Ironically, this latest push happens to coincide ... (more)


    December 04, 2013

    A Tale of Two Subsidies

    Leave it to the federal government to build a national health care system without bothering to nail down a cost structure first. Unfortunately, that's just the latest installment of "Adventures in ObamaCare," as the President's team scrambles to figure out how the website's pricing system will work for insurers. Thousands of Americans may be ... (more)


    December 03, 2013

    Security a Sorry Site on HealthCare.gov

    It doesn't matter how healthy you are, everyone signing up for ObamaCare is in a high-risk pool when it comes to online security. While the White House boasts that HealthCare.gov is more functional than ever, internet experts beg to differ. For those applicants lucky enough to make it past the exchange's home page (and that still isn't many), ... (more)


    December 02, 2013

    Under ObamaCare, Misery Loves Companies

    Before Cyber Monday, it was Cyber Saturday for HealthCare.gov, as the President's deadline for fixing the website came and went without most of the improvements he promised. Of the "hundreds of problems" Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted to, many remain. According to insiders, a full 10% of the portal is still completely dysfunctional or worse, ... (more)


    November 26, 2013

    Our American Thanksgiving: A Gracious Gift

    By FRC Senior Fellow Bob Morrison The first thing we can thank God for this Thanksgiving is that we Americans still have Thanksgiving. This holiday, so bound up with our history and our traditions, is in danger. Most department stores have long since put up their Christmas - correction -- holiday decorations and filled the air with "Yuletide" ... (more)


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