All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Obama’

Redskins Name Change: Owner Writes a Letter to Fans

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has previously said that he wouldn’t change the name of his team, a stance he upheld in a letter he sent out today. The Redskins owner has been under pressure from numerous groups and individuals, including President Barack Obama, to change the name of the Washington, D.C. team to something less racially offensive. The push …

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Brenda Barton: Calls Obama “De Fuhrer”, Takes Heat

Brenda Barton, a state representative for Arizona since 2010, is frustrated at the antics of government these days. Since the government shuttered its doors last Tuesday, there have been many critics on both sides. Like many of those, she has taken to social media to vent her anger at the state of the union, especially the closing of the national …

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Obama: Negotiations Don’t Require Threats

President Obama spoke in a news conference from the White House today and urged the Republicans to end the threats and “get down to work”. While House Speaker John Boehner has urged Obama to negotiate on a spending plan, the president is trying to get a House vote on a budget that has no conditions. Republicans, however, are standing firm …

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Barack Obama Is The First Gay President

This writer takes both personal interest and joy in the wacky world of conspiracy theories about president Barack Obama. Springing from such fertile lands of crazy as the conservative areas of the internet and the ever-entertaining-yet-simultaneously-infuriating Fox news, theories about who the president “really is” never fail to bring amusement wherever they land. From accusations of him being a Muslim …

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Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When America woke up this morning, it realized that Congress was still plagued by ineptitude, and the government had indeed shutdown. …

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Government Shutdown: Congress Misses Deadline, Obama Tweets

Another year, another threat of government shutdown–only this time, it happened. After Democrats and Republicans in Congress made the new budget dependent on whether Obamacare remained funded, the October 1 deadline at midnight was missed, and the shutdown is in process. Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Burwell said earlier this evening that there was no “clear indication” that …

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Obamacare Exemptions: Is Congress Exempt?

So far several rumors have been spread in an attempt to get citizens to take a stand against Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) and ask their Congressmen to repeal the law. We’ve heard about the death panels that were going to leave the elderly and disabled out to dry and about healthcare rationing, both of which are …

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FAQ Obamacare Health Plan: What You Need to Know

Despite Republican attempts to stop the Affordable Care Act, most commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” some of the major changes the new healthcare law brings about are almost here. The bill was signed by President Obama in March 2010 and open enrollment begins October 1. While information about the law has been around for a while, there are still a …

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Detroit: “Bailout Would Have Been Better”

Back in July, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy. To help matters, the Obama administration made a pledge this week to send $300 million to Detroit. Considering that Detroit has $18 billion in debt, some residents aren’t exactly thrilled with the pledge and wish the government would have bailed them out instead. Make no mistake–the $300 …

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Obamacare Fines: Not Prohibitive for Some

WIth less than a week to go before Americans can start signing up for and buying health insurance through exchanges provided by the controversial Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are seeking to understand the penalties that will be levied on those who opt to go without insurance. The enrollment period opens up October 1 and continues through the end of …

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Wayne LaPierre, NRA: More Good Guys with Guns Needed

According to Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), there is something that could have prevented the Navy Yard shooting that killed 12 people: more good guys with guns. The shooting occurred last Monday when former Navy Reservist Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. “There weren’t enough good guys with guns,” LaPierre said during an …

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Government Shutdown: Its Marco Rubio vs Rand Paul

With their eyes on 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are staking out carefully crafted positions on the looming government shutdown in an effort to defund Obamacare. From the outset it appears that Rand Paul is more strategic and better prepared in his approach towards the much reviled healthcare law within the Tea Party and …

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