The Cuccinelli Problem for Dems: Attorney General Performance - Bearing Drift - The vitriol coming from Democrats (and the Washington Post) towards Ken Cuccinelli was certainly not unexpected. With a clear and likely path to the governor’s mansion and with the best candidate they could find was an out of the mainstream rich white man who whored the Lincoln Bedroom out for money, Democrats are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Ken to stop what’s likely to be considerable momentum once the general election starts in September. Or are they? There is something missing from Democrats’ attacks on Ken, a line of attack that Mark Herring has tried using (without success) on the Attorney General’s race. In fact, it was Herring’s reference that got me thinking on this very thing. Where are the Democratic attacks on Attorney General Cuccinelli? I get that the other side thinks Ken Cuccinelli is their worst fears realized. Young, energetic, excites the base, the tea party, old voters and new. He’s focused like a laser on issues and relates well to most groups. Got all that. Democrats are terrified. But…they’re not attacking the Attorney General, they’re attacking Ken Cuccinelli. There’s a distinction. Could is be because Cuccinelli has done *gasp* a GOOD job as Virginia Attorney General? Read more.......
(2) Virginia Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe's Fantasy Deal - Fauquier Free Citizen -In a recent Watchdog.org article, investigative reporter Kenric Ward explores Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s use of an immigrant-investor program to raise money for his electric-vehicle venture, a project that has been labeled a fraud by one investment advisor.Mr. Ward explains that to kick-start GreenTech Automotive in Mississippi, McAuliffe and his partner Anthony Rodham (Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother) sought funding through federal EB-5 immigration visas. In exchange for investments of $500,000, foreign nationals can gain U.S. citizenship for themselves and their families.
“EB-5 is good for funding certain kinds of projects, but it’s not appropriate for this type of large-scale, long-term funding,” said Michael Gibson, managing partner of U.S. Advisors, a Florida-based research and investment firm knowledgeable about the program.
“This project is a fantasy. It’s really a very poorly conceived project for EB-5 financing, and extremely problematic,” Gibson told Watchdog. “Really, it’s a fraud.” Read more.......
(3) Obamacare Means Hiring Boom for 'Navigators' - American Thinkers - One thing always puzzled me about the state insurance exchanges that are suppoed to sell insurance plans under Obamacare; what happens if you don't understand something or need other assistance? Will they have people that you can call and help just like, you know, a regular insurance company or something?
Fear not, America. The Obama administration is set to hire tens of thousands of "navigators" who will help you get all signed up for Obamacare:
Tens of thousands of health care professionals, union workers and community activists hired as "navigators" to help Americans choose Obamacare options starting Oct. 1 could earn $20 an hour or more, according to new regulations issued Wednesday.
The 63-page rule covering navigators, drawn up by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also said the government will provide free translators for those not fluent in English -- no matter what their native language is.It is still not clear how many navigators will be required. California, however, provides a hint. It wants 21,000.
That could be an expensive proposition. The proposed rules, now open for public comment, suggest an estimated pay of $20-$48 an hour. Read more.........
(4) Virginia Bill Wins Praise for Blocking Healthcare Coverage for Abortions - The Hill - Abortion-rights opponents are welcoming a Virginia bill to block the state's ObamaCare insurance exchange from offering plans that cover abortions.
The Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, which supports political candidates who oppose abortion rights, called the measure's passage Wednesday a triumph for taxpayers who "do not want their tax dollars paying for abortions."
"The SBA List is grateful for the leadership of Governor [Bob] McDonnell (R) in ensuring Virginia taxpayers are not forced to pay for abortions in the state’s healthcare exchange," the group's president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said in a statement. Read more....
(5) Go To Church, Live Longer - Townhall - For instance, in www.webmd.com, under the subheading “Go to Church, Live Longer,” they report on one of many studies that have consistently found the same thing. Regular church attendance adds to life’s quality and longevity. Of course, it’s not the physical act of going to church, but the spiritual act of seeking God that makes the difference.
The researchers reported: “People who attend religious services at least once a week are less likely to die in a given period of time than people who attend services less often.”
The study reported: “People who attended religious services at least once a week were 46 percent less likely to die during the six-year study, says lead author Harold G. Koenig, M.D., of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. ‘When we controlled for such things as age, race, how sick they were and other health and social factors, there was still a 28 percent reduction in mortality,’ he says.”
Koenig added that going to church a regular basis is just as good for you as not smoking. Read more......
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