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American Thinker: Speak about ObamaCare, get audited


In what would be an astounding coincidence if it isn’t evidence of IRS targeting those who embarrass ObamaCare, two people suddenly find themselves being audited by the IRS. Bill Elliott, a cancer patient who lost his insurance thanks to ObamaCare and was unable to pay the new rates, appeared on Megyn Kelley’s Fox News show, telling her he was going to just pay the fine and “let nature take its course.”

C. Steven Tucker, an insurance broker out of Chicago, saw Bill Elliot on the show talking about getting bounced from his coverage because of the ACA mandates, stepped in and helped the man retain his coverage.

Well, Bill Elliott is being audited by the IRS, and now so is C. Steven Tucker.

Chairman Issa, it is time to find out how these audits were decided upon, and put people under oath before your committee.

Hat tips: iOwnTheWorld.com and Frontpagemag.com

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Obamacare contraception mandate takes effect | The Daily Caller


The Obama administration’s contraception mandate takes effect Wednesday to cheers from liberal women’s groups and protest from religious freedom advocates.

Tuesday the administration heralded the implementation of eight facets of Obamacare’s preventative-care coverage for women, the contraceptive mandate among them.

“President Obama is moving our country forward by giving women control over their health care,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement. “This law puts women and their doctors, not insurance companies or the government, in charge of health care decisions.”

The new regulations require all insurance companies to cover well-woman visits, gestational diabetes screenings, domestic and interpersonal violence counseling, FDA-approved contraception, breastfeeding supplies, HPV DNA testing, sexually transmitted infection counseling, and HIV testing without additional co-pays. The rules take effect at the following insurance renewal date on or after Wednesday.

Religious freedom advocates have been distraught by the requirement to cover contraceptive services, as some religions, notably the Catholic Church, have beliefs that conflict with the mandate.

HHS contends that certain non-profit religious organizations such as churches and schools are not required to cover the services. Non-exempt employers that have religious objections, which do not comply will be penalized. According to the Congressional Research Service employers who do not comply could be hit with a federal tax of $100 per-day-per-employee.

Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who was elected in 2004, will join freshmen GOP House members to mark the “The Day Religious Freedom Died” in the House Triangle Wednesday. In an interview with The Daily Caller on the eve of the mandate’s implementation, Fortenberry explained that although the day will come and pass, there will be long-term implications.

“The day is significant in that it represents a deep affront to one of our most honored traditions, that of the rights to conscience, as well as religious liberty,” Fortenberry said. “The government is asking people to choose: follow your deeply held religious beliefs or obey this edict and that is a false choice. It is un-American, it is unjust, it is unnecessary, it again violates a deeply held traditional principle of the rights of conscience and liberty in our country that were operative in our country until this new health care law came along.”

via Obamacare contraception mandate takes effect | The Daily Caller.

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Herman Cain | Suspends | Campaign | The Daily Caller


In a long awaited announcement Herman Cain stood with his wife Gloria before a crowd of supporters at his campaign office in north DeKalb County, Georgia to say that he will suspend his campaign due to the continued hurt suffered by his family from “false allegations.”

“So as of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign,” he said.

via Herman Cain | Suspends | Campaign | The Daily Caller.

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Decision day for Herman Cain – Maggie Haberman and Reid J. Epstein – POLITICO.com


The party scheduled for the opening of Herman Cain’s new campaign headquarters Saturday may turn out to be a wake.

After nearly a week of reassessing his campaign, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO will be in Atlanta to tell his supporters whether the accumulation of scandals has finally become too much for his presidential campaign — or if he’ll stand defiant and march on to Iowa.

via Decision day for Herman Cain – Maggie Haberman and Reid J. Epstein – POLITICO.com.

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Feisty Cain presses ahead with bid – Yahoo! News


WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — His campaign rocked anew, a feisty Herman Cain claimed a “groundswell of positive support” from backers on Wednesday and accused critics of trying to derail his White House bid as he worked to stem the fallout from allegations of a 13-year extramarital affair.

“They’re attacking my character, my reputation and my name in order to try to bring me down,” a feisty Cain told a friendly crowd without naming his critics. “But, you see, I don’t believe that America is going to let that happen.”

Questions about the campaign’s viability hovered over Cain’s one-day bus tour through Ohio.

via Feisty Cain presses ahead with bid – Yahoo! News.

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Report: Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Cancels Private Dinner With New York City’s Media Elite « CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The latest twist in the Herman Cain campaign saga is an abrupt cancellation of a private New York City dinner with some high-profile members of the media, according to a report by NY1.

The network reported that the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO now running for the Republican nomination for President was supposed to meet with guests, including Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly, Lesley Stahl, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Greta Van Susteren at the Park Avenue apartment of New York Post columnist Cindy Adams this Sunday.

On Tuesday, Cain told aides that he was assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct against him “create too much of a cloud’” for him to continue his run for President.

On Monday, a woman from the Atlanta area came forward alleging that she and Cain had an “extended” 13-year extramarital affair. Cain has denied the claims.

via Report: Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Cancels Private Dinner With New York City’s Media Elite « CBS New York.

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Ann Coulter – November 9, 2011 – DAVID AXELROD’S PATTERN OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR


Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.

So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.

Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain’s short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he’s alleged to have been a sexual predator.

via Ann Coulter – November 9, 2011 – DAVID AXELROD’S PATTERN OF SEXUAL MISBEHAVIOR.

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Herman Cain Says ‘Democrat Machine’ Out to Get Him – ABC News


Herman Cain issued his strongest denial yet of charges of sexual harassment during a 5 p.m. press conference in Phoenix, Arizona, saying that the harassment alleged by accuser Sharon Bialek “simply didn’t happen, and calling Bialek “a troubled woman” put forward by “the Democrat machine” to attack him.

“I have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period,” said Cain. “The charges and the accusations I absolutely reject: They simply didn’t happen. They simply did not happen.”

via Herman Cain Says ‘Democrat Machine’ Out to Get Him – ABC News.

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