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Saturday, April 18, 2015

In 2008, while Democrats were declaring that the time was right for national health care reform, Marco Rubio, the speaker of the Florida House, had a ready response: Florida should build a market-based system that would help contain the cost of insurance and make it more available. Rubio pushed his no-mandate health insurance exchange, dubbed Florida Health Choices, through the state Legislature that year. "It's about competition, it's about choice, and it's about the marketplace," he told the Palm Beach Post at the time. Florida Health Choices, which finally opened last year, now covers 80 people. Obamacare, which Rubio wants to repeal, covers 1.6 million in Florida alone. And 93 percent of them are subsidized.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was forced to pause a speech in New Hampshire on Sunday after he reportedly terrified a little girl by shouting that her "world is on fire." Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith noted on Twitter that Cruz had to pause his speech to respond to a little girl in the audience who was young enough to be carried by her mother. "Ted Cruz literally just scared a little girl in NH," Smith wrote. "'The world is on fire?!' she asked, repeating his line on Obama-Clinton foreign policy." "The world is on fire," Cruz replied, turning to face the girl and her mother. "Yes! Your world is on fire!" Realizing that his rhetoric might have gone too far, the Texas Republican decided to do some damage control. "But you know what?" he asked. "Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better." read more


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Let's get this straight: Saudi Arabia is Al Qaeda. If there was any doubt about that, the Kingdom's invasion of Yemen makes it plain as day.

The Saudi invasion of Yemen, under the pretext of alleged Iranian involvement in the Houthi rebellion, is nothing but a thinly disguised helping hand extended to Al Qaeda.

The Saudis took the Americans by surprise, much to John McCain's delight: at a congressional hearing, the Arizona Senator declared: "These countries, led by Saudi Arabia, did not notify us nor seek our coordination or our assistance in this effort because they believe we are siding with Iran. The prospect of radical groups like Iranian-backed Houthi militants" was "more than [U.S. Arab allies] could withstand." Radical groups like Al Qaeda don't seem to be in McCain's purview: Iran is the main enemy, and Al Qaeda is just a footnote.

However, the Pentagon doesn't quite see it that way, as Al Jazeera reports:

"A senior commander at Central Command (CENTCOM), speaking on condition of anonymity, scoffed at that argument. ‘The reason the Saudis didn't inform us of their plans,' he said, ‘is because they knew we would have told them exactly what we think – that it was a bad idea.'

"Military sources said that a number of regional special forces officers and officers at US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) argued strenuously against supporting the Saudi-led intervention because the target of the intervention, the Shia Houthi movement – which has taken over much of Yemen and which Riyadh accuses of being a proxy for Tehran – has been an effective counter to Al-Qaeda."

Which is precisely why the Saudis invaded.

Antiwar

A rumor is circulating online that the terrorist group ISIS has set up a camp in Anapra, Mexico, not far from the U.S. Mexico border - and El Paso.

It is similar to a rumor that U.S. federal officials dismissed months ago.

ABC-7 checked with several federal law agencies involved with border security and were told the report is unverified, and it is unlikely that ISIS is in Anapra or Juarez, Mexico.

KVIA

I believe that settles it. Border security has clearly been infiltrated by ISIS terrorists.

Write your representatives and demand that we stop funding the border security traitors! Every dollar for border security is a dollar for ISIS!

Insist that the army arrest the border security infiltrators! Take action now or you are the terrorist!

Hey, if you're going to fall for silly hoaxes, may as well go for it...

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