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‘I will break you in half,’: Rep. Michael Grimm threatens to throw reporter off balcony during interview [video]

Embattled New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to "break" a NY1 reporter and throw him off a balcony after President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The confrontation occurred on Capitol Hill when reporter Michael Scotto followed up questions about the President's speech by pressing the congressman on a federal investigation into his fund-raising...

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Transparency: Obama And Many, Many Lobbyists Negotiate TPP Treaty In Secret

Last week, a portion of a treaty the White House has been secretly negotiating was leaked and became public. Wikileaks published an August draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Treaty, and the details are nothing short of unbelievable.

The draft of the TPP Treaty shows that the Obama Administration, written by and for the top 700 special interest lobbyists, has some serious explaining to do. Remember when Obama campaigned on not having lobbyists in the White House? Well now he’s having them write our international treaties...

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Ann Romney manhandles Mitt for considering running again

2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney described his run last year as a “fabulous” experience, but asked whether he might do it again, his wife Ann took matters into her own hands.

“It was a fabulous experience, I loved it,” Mr. Romney said Friday on “CBS This Morning” when asked about another possible run.

Mrs. Romney was having none of it — and let the TV audience know her displeasure in dramatic fashion...

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Remember ‘Brosurance’? Now There’s ‘Hosurance’ in Obamacare Ads…

The latest offering from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), which spawned the “brosurance” campaign to encourage young people to sign up for health insurance through Colorado’s state-run health insurance exchange, features a young woman who’s excited that she’s about to bed a bro.

“OMG, he’s hot!” reads the ad copy. “Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control."...

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Obamacare Shouldn’t Have Been Managed Like a Campaign

But Obamacare’s biggest problem, as I have written, was that the architects of the law demanded an enormously ambitious software project on an impossibly hubristic deadline. Whatever slim chance this had of working was ultimately doomed -- not by Republicans, but by the administration’s own paranoid and self-destructive decisions to manage a software project as if it were a top-secret campaign strategy rather than a mission-critical component of the most ambitious federal entitlement expansion in almost 50 years...

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