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October 24, 2014 • 10:26 am

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New Fed Court Strikes Down Key ObamaCare Subsidy
By Ashton Ellis
Wednesday, October 01 2014
This week, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled that the IRS is violating the terms of ObamaCare by giving tax credits to people buying health plans through Healthcare.gov, the federally owned and operated insurance exchange. The decision by Ronald A. White, a federal district judge, opens up a new front in the fight to weaken the controversial health law. As written, the text of ObamaCare only makes subsidies – in this case tax credits – available to people purchasing health insurance on a state-based exchange. Critics of the law say that a straightforward application of the text means…
 
Inversion: America Has Gone From Attracting Global Business to Penalizing It
Throughout our nation's history, Americans have taken justifiable pride in cultivating a domestic climate…
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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…
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Report: Obama Admin Can’t Say How Much It Spends To Promote ObamaCare
A new Government Accountability Office report says the primary agency charged with ObamaCare’s…
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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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Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?