Archive | March, 2016

Tunnel Vision on the border

(Above: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement photo of a drug tunnel linking warehouses in Mexico and San Diego)   The illegal traffic crossing the border extends deep beneath the fence in amazing networks of tunnels built and used by Mexican drug cartels. The smugglers move marijuana, heroin and people through these underground highways undetected — sometimes […]

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Addressing terrorism: what’s the plan?

Above image: President Obama, the First Lady, and Cuban President Castro observe moment of silence for victims of Brussels terrorist attack What’s the plan? The following is a news commentary In early 2014, I was in a small meeting with a high-ranking Obama administration official who was involved in counterterrorism. When asked, he made several candid assertions: […]

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How the White House sold a giant, new Obamacare tax on American workers

The Obamacare “Cadillac tax” has nothing to do with cars. It will eliminate the biggest — but probably least-known — tax break Americans get today. For decades, workers have enjoyed health insurance benefits through work without paying taxes on them. The Cadillac tax will change that. It will impose a 40% tax on work health […]

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Fortune 500’s Massive Use of Offshore Tax Havens

This article was first published in June of 2014 More than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies maintain subsidiaries in offshore tax havens, according to a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and Citizens for Tax Justice. The consumer groups say tax loopholes in the U.S. encourage the companies to use […]

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Healthcare.gov links

Costly Care: the new class of uninsured under Obamacare, Full Measure, Jan. 31, 2016 The troublesome Cadillac Tax of Obamacare, Full Measure, Dec. 20, 2015 United threatens to pull the plug on Obamacare, Full Measure, Nov. 29, 2015 Taxpayer-funded Obamacare co-ops going under, Full Measure, Nov. 1, 2015 Robert Laszewski on how dismal enrollment projections are […]

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CDC Scientist: ‘We scheduled meeting to destroy vaccine-autism study documents’

This article was first published July 29, 2015 A current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) senior scientist has made an unprecedented admission: he and his colleagues–he says– committed scientific misconduct to cover up a meaningful link between vaccines and autism in black boys. Just as startling, the CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, says the study […]

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Obamacare “Fail” Stories

The White House has helped gather many success stories born of the Affordable Care Act. Read ACA success stories here. Many people have undoubtedly been helped: for example, the previously uninsurable with pre-existing conditions. However, other Americans have been disappointed by Obamacare and believe it has worked against them. Tell your “fail” stories by clicking […]

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Bordertown USA and… the Cubans are coming

Some U.S. border towns have been infiltrated with Mexican drug cartel interests for so long it’s become a way of life. Sunday on Full Measure, we’ll continue our border reporting by visiting one such town. We’ll hear from longtime residents and workers who frequently navigate corrupting influences. Also, the influx over the Mexican border you […]

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8 Trump enemies helping him succeed

Regardless of what happens next, Trump has made it farther than virtually all original projections. With the benefit of hindsight, Trump’s attackers might have accurately stated: “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.” Here are eight Trump enemies helping him succeed. John McCain: McCain’s insult of Trump supporters last summer launched one of the […]

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