HILLARY FOUGHT TO KEEP BOKO HARAM OFF TERROR LIST
Clinton said that as Secretary of State she had numerous meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and had urged the Nigerian government to do more on counterterrorism. What Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the UN headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen Senators and Congressmen.”
Hillary: No reason to continue Benghazi probe
ABC News’ Robin Roberts asked former secretary of state Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi attacks: ‘Were you satisfied with the answers and are you content with what you know what happened?’ ‘Absolutely,’ she said. ‘I mean, of course there are a lot of reasons why, despite all of the hearings, all of the information that’s been provided, some choose not to be satisfied and choose to continue to move forward.
Getting away from Hilliary (please!)
On the procedural end-around used to pass the law
The Affordable Care Act is back at center stage in the courts on Thursday with yet another legal challenge that aims to derail President Obama’s massive health care reform law. Rather than attacking the individual mandate or the so-called contraceptive mandate, this lawsuit challenges a legislative maneuver used by Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada to pass the bill five years ago. The little-noticed legal battle is being waged by a conservative public interest law group, the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF). It seeks to enforce a constitutional command: “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.” Lawyers for the group charge that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was first passed by the Senate and only later approved by the House in violation of the Constitution’s Origination Clause.
This was brought up when the Supreme Court declined to strike down Obama-Care on the basis that it was a tax. Two things cannot be denied; one, that this is an odd method to strike down a existing law and two, it cannot be questioned that Harry Reid (may his soul burn in Hell) railroaded this bill through by illegal means. A pity that there was no conservative duelist to match his steel in the Congress at the time.
During this election season, many a Democrat will confess that they made a mistake with their earlier support for the bill and if returned to Congress they will work hard to repeal the bill, or if that is not possible they will support “fixing” it. Republicans too. Truth is, many in Congress are very happy with Obama-Care as it exists. It puts a large chunk of the US economy squarely in the hands of the Government, their hands. The private sector jobs in Health Insurance will become Federal jobs, the wealthy CEO’s and Presidents will be replaced with political appointees (perhaps even retired Congressmen !). So, yes. The (Un)Affordable Care Act is working out, for them, not for us. So? What are you going to do about it?