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Medicare Could Soon Cover Sex Change Operations

Medicare Could Soon Cover Sex Change Operations

Why not. I mean, it’s not like Medicare is in fiscal crisis or anything. For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations “experimental,” Medicare has opened the door to covering transexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare. Acting on a new request, the Centers

Shocker: Sequester Hasn't Resulted In Air Travel Apocalypse

The Obama administration has been working long and hard to make the sequester spending reductions, which are really quite modest and only slow the rate of federal spending growth rather than cutting it, as painful as possible. Because President Obama and Democrats just can’t let the public catch on to the idea that there might

Federal Government Denies Filming Permission To "Pawn Star" Rick Harrison Blaming Sequester

Rick Harrison, one of the stars of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” program, had an idea for a show about dune buggies and applied to the federal government to film it since parts of it would take place on federal land. Unfortunately, the federal government denied permission blaming sequester spending reductions, which prompted Harrison to

Obama Administration Hasn't Implemented $67 Billion In Cost Savings Recommended By The Obama Administration

The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, released this video today showing the Obama administration’s comical finger-pointing game over who canceled the White House tours and notes that, despite the canceled tours, the President hasn’t implemented $67 billion in cost savings suggested by his own Inspectors General. From PJ Media (emphasis mine): “It’s

Sequester Furloughs Haven't Happened Yet, But Democrats Already Blaming Airport Delays On Cuts

This sort of thing makes me wonder how we ever managed to get by a few years ago when the national debt was like $6.5 trillion smaller. National Review’s Jim Geraghty posts this picture sent in by a reader taken at the Miami airport: As Geraghty notes, already delays are being blamed on the sequester

Not Sequestered: Defense Department Signs Contract For $146 Flashlights

Yesterday tuition assistance for members of the military was cut off with officials blaming the sequester spending reductions. Many, including myself, questioned the move arguing that there was surely lower-priority spending than that to cut. And, as proof, comes news that just five days ago the Department of Defense awarded a contact worth $331,000 to

Sequestered: Military Pulls Funding For Tuition Stipends

A reader sends along the email below which was sent out to Air Force members earlier today. As you can see, it cancels tuition assistance. It was clear that the Obama administration was going to work to make the sequester as painful as possible, and this is another example. Meanwhile, the federal government has advertised

Obama's Sequester Fear Mongering Hasn't Convinced The Public

There’s little doubt that the Obama administration is working hard to make what are, frankly, rather modest spending reductions seem really severe and onerous. But is he convincing the public? Not really, according to a poll from McClatchy: The budget cuts in Washington have not hit home in America, at least not yet. A plurality

Not Sequestered: Obama's Household Budget Is $1.4 Billion Per Year

That’s just the household budget. The personal stuff. Not the policy stuff that’s the President’s job: We are now firmly ensconced in the brutal Age of the Sequester, and things in America are grave. The federal government, we learned on Wednesday, is so strapped for cash that the president has been forced to cut off

Not Sequestered: Obama Takes 22-Car Motorcade Six Blocks To Dinner

In this report about President Obama’s decision to shut down White House tours as a way to manufacture angst about sequester spending reductions, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl notes that Obama was conveyed last night to a dinner with Senate Republicans by a 22-car motorcade. Total distance traveled? Six blocks. Because, in this time of sequesterpocalypse,