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CA history lesson on Obama: Any doubt it will be slanted?

The conventional way to look at this bill is still ultimately the correct way — yes, what happened in 2008 was so powerful and historic that it makes sense: “SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that passed the Assembly with

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CA going Third World

It took California more than a century to rid itself of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads yellow fever, by the 1970s. It has taken less than 40 years for it to make a comeback, a clear sign that California quickly

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For The Los Angeles Times, a highly revealing juxtaposition

If you’re a conservative or libertarian who’s not just mad but astounded by how much the media protect Barack Obama, Wednesday’s front page of The Los Angeles Times was likely to generate either a stroke or a snort of disbelief/amusement.

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So how great is Obamacare/Covered CA doing?

Michael Hiltzik writes that Obamacare is doing fantastic: “Against all odds and expectations, enrollments in health plans qualified under the Affordable Care Act are surging Monday toward — and maybe beyond — the 7-million figure projected by the Congressional Budget Office before

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Covered California continues to benefit from cheerleading media

Monday’s “deadline” for signing up for the Affordable Care Act triggered bad headlines for the federal health exchanges, which had an encore of last fall’s computer nightmares. But in California, Covered California enjoyed the usual upbeat happy talk in its

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Longevity hurting CalPERS 60

The California Public Employees Retirement System has a new problem: retirees are living longer. That means their pension payouts continue longer than was planned for. Reported AP: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday urged California’s largest public

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Obamacare kills 30

Al Sharpton was on MSNBC saying how wonderful Obamacare is. Its state version here is Covered California. Actually, it kills. From Mediate: On Fox & Friends weekend edition, conservative pundit Ann Coulter told cohost Tucker Carlson that her friend’s sister had passed away over the weekend

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Ex cons working for Covered California 50

Long waits and frustrating computer snags might not be the worst thing about Covered California, our state’s version of Obamacare. Dig this: At least 43 convicted criminals are working asObamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial

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California’s version of Obamacare a success? Not by the numbers

I’m pretty amazed at how long the CA media have gone along with the idea that the state’s version of Obamacare is doing well. I wrote about Covered California in Sunday’s U-T San Diego: “… the state’s version of Obamacare has

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Pipes: Obamacare devours itself

Sally Pipes writes today in Forbes an article titled, “The Obamacare Law Devours Itself With Exemptions Amid 5 Million (And Counting) Cancellations.” She is the president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, CalWatchDog.com's parent company. She has written three books on Obamacare. An

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