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Democrats Deftly Shift NSA Scandal Into A War On Private Contractors

Democrats Deftly Shift NSA Scandal Into A War On Private Contractors

In a political maneuver that’s hard not to admire, Democrats are trying to pivot the NSA scandal into an attack on privatization and government contractors. Senator Dick Durbin is promising a review of “all civilian contractors” in a move that will no doubt please the Democrats’ friends in Big Labor given that government employees are

IRS: Law That Protects Taxpayer Information Also Protects Government Agents Who Illegally Leak Taxpayer Information

The National Organization for Marriage saw their donor list, which was reported to the IRS, leaked to the left-wing group Human Rights Watch. NOM filed a complaint with the IRS in April of 2012 over the disclosure. Since then, they’ve been fighting with the IRS, and the latest response from the bureaucracy to a demand

Using The IRS To Manipulate Americans Isn't Anything New

“Taxes have morphed from a societal obligation into moral code,” writes David Harsanyi for Reason. “And our convoluted tax structure reflects this mindset, allowing politicians to favor trade and offer populist giveaways to solidify political power. Any simplification or flattening of that code would strip Washington of its most effective tool.” That’s a good point.

ABC News Reporter: "Strong Sense" Someone In The White House Authorized IRS Targeting

“I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years – I’ve worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill – and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it,” ABC News’

The Problem With Health Care In America In A Nutshell

This passage from an Associated Press article about wildly disparate prices charged by hospitals for the same treatments and procedures sums up in a nutshell the entire problem with health care in America: There are vast disparities nationally. The average charges for joint replacement range from about $5,300 at an Ada, Okla., hospital to $223,000

Medicaid Expansion May Cost North Dakota $0.25 For Every Dollar In Federal Money Accepted

The Senate will be addressing HB1362, which includes an expansion of the state Medicaid program as called for by Obamacare, some time this week. It was on the chamber’s calendar for yesterday, but they never brought it up on the floor. But before the Senators sign off on what the House already voted for, it’s

Hoeven Was Having Dinner With The President While Rand Paul Filibustered

Senator Rand Paul got a lot of support from other Republicans last night when he filibustered President Obama’s CIA nominee over the refusal by the White House to clarify their position on assassinating US citizens. Not among those Republicans on hand to help out? Senator John Hoeven, who instead went to dinner with President Obama

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