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The Obama Morning News || November 14, 2013

Obama’s new trust gap . . . Politico
Poll: Half say Obama “knowingly lied” . . . Fox News
Dems want Obama to keep his promise . . . New York Times
Hillary made the same promise in 2007 . . . Examiner
GOP plots use of political gold . . . Politico
Fateful dates on the Obamacare calendar . . . Politico
New Secret Service misconduct alleged
. . . Washington Post
Boehner nixes Immigration reform . . . Washington Times
Details emerge about Benghazi wounded . . . Fox News
Kerry intifada warning spurs Israel flap . . . Fox News
Republicans seek to impeach Holder . . . The Hill
Obama’s Cabinet is a sad place to be . . . Politico

Dossier posts from earlier today appear below.

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19 Responses to The Obama Morning News || November 14, 2013

    • The Democrats continue to want to keep the Republicans from having no say in the law, but Pelosi forgets she is not the Speaker of the House. When is someone in DC going to wake up and bring this bypassing of Congress into the courts?

  1. I have a question for all smarties: O’Reilly said Obamacare would let people who were fired or quit keep their insurance–they can now (for 18 mos) under COBRA but it costs a ton without the employer’s contribution. Is this true? Does the employee pay their part and the employer’s part? Is this stuff really portable without being in the individual market? What about COBRA?

    • Yes, you can pay COBRA on your own, but COBRA does cost a ton of money: it did when we looked at it in the late nineties when my husband retired before Medicare age, and friends of mine have had a similar experience two years ago because the wife is not yet Medicare age. That’s the only part of your question I can answer.

      • I don’t know either, but I don’t see how someone can “keep” employer-based insurance…except thru COBRA and I don’t even know if COBRA is still an option. I should know this, but I don’t. I know Health Savings Accts follow workers out of company, but their health ins? Not sure.

        • Yes, it does. (or it did for me and mine a few years ago). It’s of course more expensive, but it is the same or better coverage that can be continued for years.
          Just like anything else, if you can afford it, someone will sell it to you.

          It’s actually a good thing and resigning or being fired from a job doesn’t matter. Nor does having a “pre-existing” condition keep them from offering insurance.

  2. “The alternative to getting back to the [peace] talks is the potential of chaos,” Kerry said. “Does Israel want a third Intifada?”

    The remark was seen as giving Palestinian factions a green light to go on the offensive should the foundering Kerry-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians fail to make any progress.

    SNIP
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    I don’t think there is any other interpretation to this idiot’s remarks. It seems that this administration is willing to use the Jordyptian terrorists as a proxy army to enforce its policies.

  3. I hope the populace realizes and will remember that the ‘predicament’ the Obamacare Dozen and all House Democrats who voted for Obamacare back in 2009 have is of their own making.

  4. So Obama’s going to make a statement re ObamaScare at 11:30ish today. HE must be getting beat up badly by those Democrats up for election in 2014. The very Democrats who voted for ACA, of course. Oh, he’ll look concerned, serious, sober, as he tries to put yet another band Aid on this mess. He’ll change the law to extend the deadline or some such scheme, and cast blame on the insurance companies, the Republicans, the Tea Party and cast himself as the savior of the day, much like Mighty Mouse:

    “Here I come to save the day,
    That means that Mighty Mouse is on his way.
    Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
    Mighty Mouse will join the fight.
    On the sea or on the land,
    He gets the situation well in hand.”