On July 22, a Federal Appeals Court sided with Halbig, in the Halbig vs. Burwell case, which challenged the subsidies provided by the federal government to individuals who received insurance through the federal exchange. According to Politico, the ruling says that "millions of Americans cannot get subsidies to help pay for their health insurance through HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange serving most of the country. The court said those subsidies can only be given through the state-run exchanges".
This is just another blow for the Affordable Care Act following the Hobby Lobby vs. Burwell case that the Supreme Court ruled on last month. However, as controversial as the Hobby Lobby ruling was, it only pertained to a very small part of the ACA, this ruling strikes to the very heart of the legislation and could possibly make it null and void for the 34 states that opted out of creating their own exchange.Read more
According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, a campaign staffer employed by Democrat candidate Kathleen Rice tweeted out offensive tweets over the weekend and walked away still holding his job.
Zach Tierney, Field Director for Kathleen Rice's campaign, tweeted out the following messages:
#ImInTheFriendZoneBecause I have progressed past public physical abuse of women, but not quite past viewing them as property.
When white tourists watch 4 black people walk by then stop you to ask how to buy a metrocard you’re supposed to tell them it’s $50 right?
Few things can be said about the southern border crisis that hasn't already been said. The story is dominating the 24 news cycle, with talking heads and political 'leaders' feverously offering up their opinions and pointing fingers.
Meanwhile, everyday Americans have to endure watching a true humanitarian crisis unfold that will likely have epic ramifications for years to come. Especially if people with the same mindset as political pundit Kirsten Powers starts to take hold.Read more
On July 10 2014, Reason Magazine published the results of a survey conducted on 2,000 millennial voters and their politics. The study concluded that “ between the ages of 18 and 29 finds 66 percent of millennials believe government is inefficient and wasteful — a substantial increase since 2009, when just 42 percent of millennials said government was inefficient and wasteful… nearly two-thirds of millennials, 63 percent, think government regulators favor special interests, whereas just 18 percent feel regulators act in the public’s interest. Similarly, 58 percent of 18-to-29 year-olds are convinced government agencies abuse their powers, while merely 25 percent trust government agencies to do the right thing.”Read more
Dating in America may be reaching entirely new lows. I’ve stated in past articles that I’ve tried many different things as a single woman looking for “the one” and how difficult or dangerous it can be. However, tonight on VH-1 a new reality series is premiering that literally makes me shudder. Dating Naked is exactly what it sounds like, a group of people baring it all in an attempt to do away with pre-conceived ideas and inhibitions while “dating”.
At first, I thought this was a joke. I thought there could be no way people would strip down on national television and expose themselves that way.
I was wrong.Read more