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Elizabeth Emken: ‘It’s time to un-ring the Obamacare bell’

Note: This is the second in a series of profiles of the four major candidates for the crucial 7th Congressional District in California. The first, on Republican Igor Birman, is here. Elizabeth Emken says it is a good time to

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Congressional hopeful defined by freedom

Note: This is the first in a series of interviews of all the major candidates for the crucial 7th Congressional District in California. SACRAMENTO — Having faith in freedom, Igor Birman is hoping voters “hire” him for Congress. “I’m here

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Obama allows Congress out of Obamacare

As the layers of Obamacare are peeled back, we have discovered the many different groups exempted from the health care nightmare. The latest scandalous executive order from President Obama exempts one particularly powerful entity: Congress. Obama did so via  executive

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Retiring Rep. John Campbell continues fundraising 1

Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security, which found that most Americans have little money saved for their golden years. “We have millions of Americans who have

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Immigration bill bloats to 867 pages 2

May 7, 2013 By John Seiler As I mentioned two weeks ago, the Gang of 8 immigration bill, S. 744, extended to 844 pages of indecipherable governmentese. Here’s an example of what I quoted: Page 65: 17 (ii) EXCEPTIONS.—The discretionary 

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Key parts of the immigration reform bill 2

April 25, 2013 By John Seiler You’re probably not going to read all 844 pages of the new immigration bill being drafted by the Gang of 8 in Congress. Neither will your congressman or senator read all of it before

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Did the bullet train die in sequester fallout? Maybe. (Hallelujah!) 5

March 10, 2013 By Chris Reed The fallout of the sequester continues to be widely discussed, with the conventional wisdom being that President Barack Obama and his political team made a rare and serious miscalculation with their attempts to panic

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House Whip McCarthy visits Sacto Press Club 0

March 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from the 22nd District, visited the Sacramento Press Club today and shared his insight into the future of the California Republican Party. McCarthy started

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Obamacare in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 22, 2013 By John Seiler Although Washington, D.C. now has some “home rule” by local democracy, the U.S. Constitution actually gives all power over the District to the U.S. Congress. So the feds really run it. The functioning of

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How about nobody for the Legislature? 2

Jan. 11, 2013 By John Seiler After Major League Baseball just decided to elect nobody to its Hall of Fame, Jay Leno quipped, “Why can’t we do this with the congressional elections?” My follow-up: Why can’t we do this with

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