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HHS’ Burwell Caught Low-Balling Congress on Cost of Healthcare.gov

A new report by Bloomberg Government indicates that Sylvia Burwell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), gave a potentially misleading answer when she told Congress that Healthcare.gov – the federal government’s ObamaCare portal – cost taxpayers $834 million to build.

Nicole Kaeding at the CATO Institute teases out some of the unstated, but related, costs that balloon the overall price tag to $2.14 billion, far north of Burwell’s testimony.

I’ve summarized them here as bullet points: $300 million contract to process paper applications to serve as backups to electronic files $387 million for real-time interfacing between the IRS and Healthcare.gov to verify income and family size for insurance subsidy calculations $400 million in accounting tricks…[more]

September 30, 2014 • 07:25 pm
Report: Obama Admin Can’t Say How Much It Spends To Promote ObamaCare

Report: Obama Admin Can’t Say How Much It Spends To Promote ObamaCare

The failure of CMS to account accurately for its spending and staffing to promote a taxpayer-funded program raises red flags about the agency’s management.

 Inversion: America Has Gone From Attracting Global Business to Penalizing It

Inversion: America Has Gone From Attracting Global Business to Penalizing It

It must be emphasized that these so-called inversions do not mean that companies somehow escape paying their fair share of taxes earned here in America.

The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 3)

The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 3)

Over the past two weeks, I’ve presented analysis of this year’s U.S. Senate races by region, with previous installments looking at contests in the West and the Midwest. This week’s edition begins an examination of elections in the South.

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Will We Ever Get to the Bottom of the IRS Scandal?

Cleta Mitchell, partner and political law attorney in the Washington D.C. office of Foley & Lardner, LLP, discusses the time line of the IRS scandal, why Americans should be concerned about IRS political bias, what it means for Lois Lerner to break her silence and why Commissioner Koskinen should resign[more]
From Climate Summit Charades to Scorched-Earth Judicial Politics

CFIF's Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses this week's United Nation's summit on climate change, more inconvenient truths about global warming, and Harry Reid's court packing efforts[more]
The Administration's Energy Policies and American Workers

Marita Noon, Executive Director for Energy Makes America Great and Citizens' Alliance for Responsible Energy, discusses what President Obama has not done for American energy workers, the lessons he could learn from Texas Governor Rick Perry's efforts to convince companies to relocate to Texas[more]
How a "Do-Nothing" Congress Can Do Something

Nan Swift, Federal Affairs Manager for the National Taxpayers Union, discusses ten bi-partisan "no-brainer" bills Congress should pass before it recesses again for the mid-term elections[more]
 
Why ObamaCare Still Matters

CFIF's Renee Giachino explains why ObamaCare still matters and why the American people must continue to hold their representatives in Congress accountable on the issue...[more]
An Age of Terror

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the worldwide threat posed by ISIS, the Obama Administration's response and the need to act urgently and decisively...[more]
Michelle Obama's Bake Sale Police

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the nutritional restrictions imposed on schools and other absurdities of the First Lady's "Let's Move" program...[more]
Chaos at the CIA

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the current dysfunction at the CIA, Congress' political showboating and the need for everyone in Washington to get a lot more serious...[more]
Abused By The Government? It's Your Patriotic Duty.

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the senseless legislative and PR push by the Obama Administration and many Congressional Democrats against U.S. corporations legally working to…[more]
The Media Grows a (Baby) Backbone

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the mainstream media's treatment of the Obama administration and how important it is that the Fourth Estate begin to hold the administration…[more]
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"If Mr. Obama isn't thinking about cashiering a top adviser, he should start now. CIA Director John Brennan has presided over serial intelligence debacles — including the failure to anticipate the fall of Mosul — while National Intelligence Director James Clapper has had no credibility in Congress since he lied to a Senate committee. John Kerry's incompetent diplomacy in Jerusalem and…[more]
 
 
—Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal
— Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal
 
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In selecting a nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, will President Obama choose someone who is less ideological and less divisive to serve as the country’s chief law enforcement officer?