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Ramirez Cartoon: The Obama Administration

Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.…[more]

October 20, 2014 • 11:52 am

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Report: Obama Admin Can’t Say How Much It Spends To Promote ObamaCare
By Ashton Ellis
Wednesday, September 24 2014
A new Government Accountability Office report says the primary agency charged with ObamaCare’s implementation can’t verify how much it’s spending to promote the controversial health law. ObamaCare’s in-house marketing job is the responsibility of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), an arm of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is the federal agency primarily responsible for implementing ObamaCare, which includes doling out millions of dollars through CCIIO to hire outside consultants to conduct “polling, focus…
 
A New Inconvenient Truth: Antarctic Ice Levels Reach Record High
For global warming alarmists, the inconvenient truths just keep accumulating.  The unintentional…
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 2)
Last week, I began a three-part series on this fall’s midterm races for the U.S. Senate, with each…
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What to Hope for If GOP Controls Congress
Unless voters unexpectedly send Republican super-majorities to both chambers of Congress this November…
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 1)
In a two-part series earlier this year, I provided a preview of the midterm Senate races, examining which…
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Senate Democrats and Scorched-Earth Judicial Politics
Whereas Senate Democrats routinely employ scorched-Earth tactics in the realm of judicial politics, Senate…
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When Medicaid Reform Isn’t
In last week’s column, I explained why not all decisions by Republican governors to expand Medicaid…
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CFIF Star-Spangled Banner Quiz
Take our 14 Question Quiz to test your knowledge of our National Anthem. (Answer key may be found at…
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Rand Paul Changes His Tune as Public Opinion on Foreign Policy Shifts
Joe Biden uncloaked his fanciful inner hawk this week in response to escalating butchery in the Middle…
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Time to Make Congress Telecommute?
If you want a sign that America’s civic health is not yet in terminal decline, here you go: We…
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How to Think About GOP Governors Who Expand Medicaid
With Republican governors in Pennsylvania and Tennessee recently agreeing to expand their states’…
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Question of the Week   
Which of the following Cold War events led to the establishment of the “Hotline,” a direct telephone link between the White House and the Kremlin?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Much public skepticism about the government’s response to Ebola stems from the dogmatic pronouncements of Obama administration officials. In a video message early last month on stopping the virus, for example, President Obama asserted that 'we know how to do it.' He was wrong. ... To fix his messaging problem, President Obama has appointed political fixer Ron Klain as its new Ebola response '…[more]
 
 
—Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner and Tevi Troy, Former HHS Deputy Secretary
— Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner and Tevi Troy, Former HHS Deputy Secretary
 
Liberty Poll   

In dealing with deadly and difficult-to-curtail infectious diseases such as Ebola, should government-imposed travel bans and quarantines supersede civil liberty and other concerns?