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Monday, March 31, 2014

Obama's Top-and-Bottom Coalition Shows Signs of Strain | RealClearPolitics

Now in the sixth year of the Obama presidency, with his job approval stuck below 50 percent, there are signs of strain. And choices made earlier, when Democrats held congressional supermajorities, are starting to prove troublesome.

via www.realclearpolitics.com

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This is your brain on drugs

Black Death is so 14th century. Ebola is spreading in West Africa now.

While the weekend's revelations about the plague from teeth of 14th-century skeletons were riveting the Internet, medical workers and health authorities in West Africa were working to stop a more modern threat: the spread of the Ebola virus. The current outbreak has already killed 78 people, according to the Associated Press.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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Marc Thiessen: Made-up good news about Obamacare - The Washington Post

Besides, the number that matters is not how many Americans signed up for Obamacare but rather how many previously uninsured Americans signed up for Obamacare. By that standard, Obamacare may be headed for an epic failure.

Recall that between 5 million and 6 million Americans lost their health plans because of Obamacare last fall. If the administration now succeeds in signing up 5 million to 6 million previously insured Americans, it will have achieved . . . nothing. Breaking even is no great accomplishment.

And let’s not forget: Many of those new Obamacare sign-ups are self-sufficient people who were previously paying their own way and now receive government subsidies for insurance. Creating government dependency is not progress — it’s a step backward.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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Republicans have a better than 80 percent chance of winning the Senate

Here's the key paragraph (Bold in the original):

As we have begun to incorporate candidate experience into the model, our initial sense is this: Republicans may have a far better chance of winning control of the Senate than we or other analysts previously thought. Here is a preliminary estimate: The GOP could have as much as a 4 in 5 chance of controlling the chamber.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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Investigation Into IRS Targeting Gets Stonewalled | Wall Street Daily

Congressman Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, is hopping mad.

After months of waiting, the IRS still hasn’t provided his committee with the emails and documents that are necessary for Congress’ ongoing investigation.

via www.wallstreetdaily.com

Via http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/ .

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Johnny Depp Confirms Amber Heard Engagement, Talks "Chick's Ring" - Us Weekly

The Associated Press reports that Depp was asked whether he was, in fact, engaged. "The fact that I'm wearing a chick's ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle," Depp replied. The AP explains that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was wearing a ring featuring a "single diamond on a band around his ring finger. And indeed, it really is a "chick's ring," one source tells Us Weekly: The engagement ring Depp gave Heard, 27, was "too big for her, so he started wearing it," explains the source.

via www.usmagazine.com

He looks like an idiot in that hat, but he's worth like $500 million.

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Ukraine dolphins to switch nationalities, serve in Russian navy - CNN.com

Weeks after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region, it plans to take custody of dolphins in the nation as well.

via www.cnn.com

Not Flipper!

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Ukrainians along tense border: 'God is on our side' - CNN.com

"Truth will win. Truth is where God is and God is on our side," he added.

via www.cnn.com

Maybe ultimately, but Ukraine should not bank on that.

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Valerie Jarrett’s Influence on Obama | FrontPage Magazine

I would like to talk to you today about Valerie Jarrett, her background, her relationship with Barack Obama, and her influence in the Obama White House.

via www.frontpagemag.com

I don't know if this is true or not. It certainly could be true.

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