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Minimum-Wage Hikes as Welfare Reform? It's Wishful Thinking

Would raising the minimum wage reduce welfare costs? Some solid conservatives have recently suggested it would.According to Phyllis Schlafly, “rais[ing] the minimum wage would elevate many low-wage earners above the income threshold that qualifies them for benefits and should result in reduced welfare spending. Show More Summary

Color Nuts

Charlie, there is apparently no end to the left's color madness. Are people in Afghanistan "brown" as Amy Nicholson claims? Some are. Some aren't. Same in my family. You know who really cares about it? The Taliban. Nicholson should chew on that.

Wasn't Obamacare Supposed to Save Money?

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" isn't the only promise about the Affordable Care Act made by the administration and the law's advocates that didn't materialize. For instance, we were also told that the law would reduce the deficit, and that increased insurance coverage would reduce the enrollees' use of emergency departments. Show More Summary

Pelosi, Boasting of 49ers Fandom, Can't Remember Joe Montana's Number

Nancy Pelosi may be a huge San Francisco 49ers fan, but she couldn't remember the jersey number of one of the team's all-time greats.During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi showed reporters her bracelet, which includes a charm of Montana's jersey. Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein to Change Everybody's Mind on Firearms

Oh, spiffing. Another political movie. Per the Huffington Post:Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein stopped by Howard Stern's radio show this week and revealed plans for his next big movie.Weinstein got into a discussion with Stern about the...Show More Summary

Fact-Checker Glenn Kessler Gives Himself and Others 3 Pinocchios for Medicaid Numbers

If you've been following the debate over the Affordable Care Act, you know that the White House is claiming that 4 million people have recently gained health insurance through the law by signing up for Medicaid. At two-thirds of theShow More Summary

Report: Russia Considering a Deal to Buy $1.5 Billion Worth of Iranian Oil a Month

Russia is considering a deal to shovel $1.5 billion to Iran each month, according to an analysis of recent negotiations by the Jamestown Institute, a think tank that specializes in Central Asia. The Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers...Show More Summary

MSNBC Writes, Produces, Airs Anti-Christie Ad

MSNBC is now doing the Democrat National Committee's work for them. On Wednesday evening, host Lawrence O'Donnell produced an anti-Chris Christie ad and provided opponents material for future TV spots.O'Donnell told viewers he wrote the ad while watching the New Jersey governor's two-hour press conference last week. Show More Summary

Senate Report Confirms Al-Qaeda Participated in Benghazi Attacks

Contradicting the much-vaunted New York Times report that claimed al-Qaeda had no role in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the Senate report released Wednesday affirms that individuals affiliated...Show More Summary

Britain’s Lost Girls: Sex-Selective Abortions Claim Thousands of Daughters

After digging into the data of Britain’s 2011 National Census, the British newspaper the Independent estimates that thousands of females have been aborted because of their sex.Though a government investigation in 2013 determined that...Show More Summary

Goldberg: Obamacare Navigator Would Be 'Great Job' for an Identity Thief

While discussing Obamacare's security concerns, Jonah referenced Jillian's piece today on the "fishy navigators" in New Mexico, in which she discovered that many of them had criminal pasts.

Website Problems, Long Wait Times Still Plague MNsure

Another important deadline has passed, and Minnesotans are still running into problems and delays on the state's health-care exchange, MNsure.Wednesday marked the last day residents could sign up for coverage starting February 1, but some are still unsure whether their payments have gone through. Show More Summary

Food Fights

As Russia increasingly reasserts itself within the Soviet sphere (the news today from Ukraine is not good), one of the (relatively) benign weapons it periodically deploys is the use of selective bans on the import of food and/or drink—always,...Show More Summary

Redskins Cornerback: Team Should Change Name

Though the owner of the Washington Redskins says he will "never" change the team's name, one Washington Redskins player think his boss will eventually fold. "I think eventually they will change it," cornerback DeAngelo Hall told FoxShow More Summary

Slate and the Case of the Non-Existent Law

Dahlia Lithwick, writing in Slate, trashes pro-lifers for saying that Obamacare funded abortion:Another case now headed to the high court ostensibly involves the right of a pro-life group to lie in political advertising. Last week, the court agreed to hear a case brought by a national anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Show More Summary

Group of Amazon Workers Say No to Unionization

In a 21–6 vote announced Wednesday night, Amazon equipment maintenance and repair technicians at a distribution center in Delaware decided against unionization, Reuters reports.The vote against joining the International Association of...Show More Summary

Manchin Hits Obama on Keystone Delays: It 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

President Obama and Senate majority leader Harry Reid are "mak[ing] it harder for a Democrat to defend some of the Washington Democrats' agenda," particularly with their hostility toward fossil fuels, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia says. Show More Summary

How the Media Made a Routine HUD Audit into a 'Federal Investigation' of Christie

This week., media outlets have reported that Chris Christie, already embroiled one scandal and its related investigation, was now the subject of another investigation, regarding New Jersey tourism ads to which Hurricane Sandy relief funds were allocated. Show More Summary

Dems Worried Wyden Will 'Shake Things Up,' Work with GOP as Finance Chair

Senate Democrats may say they'd like to have more cooperation with Republicans, but the prospect of bipartisanship is exactly why they're worried about the fact that Senator Ron Wyden is about to ascend to a key leadership position.With...Show More Summary

How Many Obamacare Navigators Have Criminal Pasts?

Thirty-eight of New Mexico’s Obamacare navigators -- about one in seven -- had a hit in the FBI’s criminal database, I report today.As I write in my story, a match doesn’t necessarily mean a conviction -- the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database includes everything from arrest warrants to cases where defendants were acquitted. Show More Summary

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