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Rewarding failure: GSA awards big contract to designer of #Obamacare web site

Rewarding failure: GSA awards big contract to designer of #Obamacare web site

**Posted by Phineas GSA contracts oversight team Because they did such a great job with? the federal Obamacare web site, why shouldn’t they be given the chance to compete for billions more of our tax dollars ? FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Jul 08, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — CGI Federal Inc. (CGI) GIB -1.59% CA:GIB.A -1.49% announced today that the General Services Administration (GSA) has chosen the company as a prime contractor under a new contract vehicle known as One Acquisition Solution for…

Surprise! Dems plan “#WarOnWomen” offensive in response to #HobbyLobby ruling

Surprise! Dems plan “#WarOnWomen” offensive in response to #HobbyLobby ruling

Sure didn’t see this one coming – /sarc. ? Via The Hill : Democrats want to lure Republicans into a fight over birth control with legislation to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision that ObamaCare may not require certain businesses to include contraception in their employee health coverage. At least three bills are being crafted in the House and Senate to amend …

Open Thread: #SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling

Open Thread: #SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling

The interior of the United States Supreme Court. As I noted yesterday , the Supreme Court is expected to announce today their verdict in the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case, which pits the family-owned company against the Obama administration’s Obamacare “birth control mandate.” The Hill provides a preview of what’s ahead: The boundaries of religious freedom hang in the balance as the Supreme Court prepares to close out its term with a decision on the Affordable Care Act’s “birth control mandate.” Monday’s ruling, the most closely watched of the …

Lois Lerner’s attorney: She tried to retrieve lost #IRS emails

Lois Lerner’s attorney: She tried to retrieve lost #IRS emails

Lois Lerner Not a believable story, in my humble opinion. Via Fox News : The attorney for ex-IRS official Lois Lerner claimed Sunday that his client “did everything she could” to retrieve emails and other files after an apparent computer crash in 2011, though he did not venture an explanation as to why the agency went so far as to destroy her hard…

Link of the Day: How to Fix the New York Times

Link of the Day: How to Fix the New York Times

[ High Praise! to The Gormogons ] NYT Gets Some Editing Help From Walmart [ Think you have a link that's IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com . If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email) ] Send to Kindle

UNLV students to Hillary: Your $225,000 speaking fee is “outrageous”

UNLV students to Hillary: Your $225,000 speaking fee is “outrageous”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embraces Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during an appearance to promote her new book, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker) The fallout from La Clinton’s bizarre “dead broke” comments continues – via The Hill : Hillary Clinton is in hot water over a $225,000 speaking fee she will reportedly receive for an upcoming…

#SCOTUS: Constitutional scholar President overstepped on recess appointments

#SCOTUS: Constitutional scholar President overstepped on recess appointments

Image via Salon.com A HUGE victory for limiting executive powers – via Fox News : The Supreme Court delivered a blow Thursday to President Obama, ruling that he went too far in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a unanimous decision , the high court sided with Senate Republicans and limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments. It was the first-ever Supreme Court test involving the long-standing practice of presidents naming appointees when the Senate is on break. In this case, Obama…

Speaker’s Boehner’s meaningless, craven lawsuit

Speaker’s Boehner’s meaningless, craven lawsuit

**Posted by Phineas “Timid” Pathetic . Speaker John Boehner announced plans for the House to sue President Obama in court to force him to do his job and enforce the laws. Without being specific about the grounds of the suit, one can safely assume it covers Obama’s non-enforcement of immigration laws along the southwest border and, perhaps, the administration’s unilateral rewrites and illegal waivers of the Affordable Care Act and it’s serial failure to cooperate in the IRS investigations. Speaking to the press, Boehner added the following: Boehner strongly brushed aside a question of …

May comments from Chelsea Clinton on wealth generate fresh scrutiny

May comments from Chelsea Clinton on wealth generate fresh scrutiny

The Clintons Her mother can’t seem to answer questions about the family wealth without tripping up and apparently neither can Chelsea. Via the New York Daily News ( hat tip ): Hillary Clinton insists she isn’t “well-off” and now daughter Chelsea, according to a recent interview, claims she couldn’t care less about money. “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” ? she told Fast Company in an interview …

Hillary gets tripped up again when asked questions about her wealth

Hillary gets tripped up again when asked questions about her wealth

All about image. Via Post Politics : Hillary Rodham Clinton defended scrutiny on her and her husband’s personal wealth by contrasting herself in an interview published Sunday with other multimillionaires who are “truly well off.” The comment immediately drew scorn from Republicans, who have highlighted a series of stumbles the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has made on her book tour this month when talking about her personal fortune and six-figure speaking fees. In an ? interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper , Clinton was asked whether she could be a credible champion for fighting income inequality in the United States despite her wealth. “But they don’t see me as …

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