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Journalists Hide Real Numbers When Reporting Budget Spin

The standard media coverage of President Barack Obama's new budget claimed the proposals included $600 billion of budget cuts over the next decade. It was just about impossible, though, to find any media story mentioning some basic numbers that belon ...

Getting a Grip on Realities of the Federal Budget

The big story about the federal budget last week was the Republican Party's struggle to deal with raising the debt ceiling. Last year's big budget story was President Barack Obama and the Democrats coming to grips with the so-called sequester, a poli ...

Rasmussen: Civil Disobedience May Cure Obamacare

The biggest threat to President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't come from Republicans in Congress but from people like Stacie Brown. As reported in The New York Times, Brown owns a pottery shop in Georgia and is eligible for some federal healt ...

The Numbers Show DC Theory Colliding With Reality in America

A theoretical listing of the best states put together by a publication for Washington insiders rates New Hampshire as the best state in the union, and finds that nine of the 10 worst states are in the American South. However, if you look at Census Bu ...

To Reform Health Care, Give Power to the People

Before President Barack Obama's health care law was passed, Americans were frustrated that insurance companies had too much control over the medical care they received. Now, Americans are frustrated that the government has too much control. The vast ...

Washington Post Says Disapproving of Congress Means You're a Hater

Journalist Michael Kinsley once defined a political gaffe as when someone "accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his or her head." In other words, a gaffe is when a political player accidentally tells the truth. This appea ...

Rasmussen: Health Law Forces Millions to Buy More Insurance than They Need

Many news stories have noted the importance of getting young, healthy people to sign up for insurance on the exchanges created by President Obama's health care law. The Washington Post's Ezra Klein reported that the White House considers this the sin ...

Rasmussen: Health Care and Shutdown Debacles are Mere Symptoms

Many reporters caught up in the bizarre world of official Washington have written extensively on political tactics and implications of the so-called government shutdown and disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov. Typical was a New York Times headline th ...

Rasmussen: Democrats May Lose By Winning

Shortly after the end of World War II, a pair of allergists gave some medication to a patient suffering from hives. Surprisingly, the patient reported her lifelong battle with carsickness had disappeared. After follow-up testing, Dramamine quickly be ...

Rasmussen: The President's Health Care Law Will Soon Be Irrelevant

The debate in Washington this week was allegedly about the president's health care law, but it quickly became all about Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas Republican objected the law by speaking on the Senate floor for 21 straight hours. The effort made him a ...


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