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Gallup Poll: Percentage of Uninsured Americans Has Surpassed 2008

Defenders of Obamacare will point to a new Gallup poll showing that the percentage of Americans without health insurance continues to fall -- to 15.9 percent so far in 2014, down from 17.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

But compare the most recent percentages with those posted by Gallup in 2008, when 14.8 percent of Americans lacked health insurance coverage.

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How the Chamber of Commerce Boosts Big Business, Not All Americans

Responding to President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, Tom Donohue, the president of the Chamber of Commerce stated, “We can’t afford to double down on the failed policies of tax, spend, regulate, and mandate.”

Really?

Increasingly, the Chamber and the Business Roundtable are proving to be friends first of big business, not struggling American workers or would-be entrepreneurs. From the Gang of Eight Amnesty bill to the failed stimulus, to subsidies for Solyndra-style green energy programs, the Chamber and others in the business lobbying community increasingly support legislation that does those very things...

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Rand Paul Suing Obama!

Rand Paul’s political action committee just announced that the Kentucky senator is suing President Obama.

Paul will file his lawsuit on Wednesday morning at the U.S. District Court in D.C., joined by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe.

The class-action lawsuit will be filed against Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey.

The complaint? “I am filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama because he has publicly refused to stop a clear and continuing violation of the 4th Amendment,” Paul said in a statement. “The Bill of Rights protects all citizens from general warrants. I expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court and I predict the American people will win.”...

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CFPB HQ rehab will cost more than Trump Towers…

Congress is warning Americans that the agency charged with safeguarding their wallet -- the Consumer Financial Protection Agency-- is orchestrating a huge taxpayer rip off, renovating their downtown headquarters for nearly as much as the building is worth.

“You are spending more per square foot than the Trump World Tower” cost to build, jabbed Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, at CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “You are spending more than the Bellagio Hotel and Casino” cost to build in Las Vegas, he added at a hearing this week...

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Gallup Poll: 65% Unhappy With Government

Americans are more dissatisfied than ever with the U.S. system of government and how well it works, with almost two-thirds unhappy in a new poll.

In a 5 percentage point increase from last year, 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s system and efficacy of government, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That’s 1 point higher than the previous record, set in 2012...

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