Natalie deMacedo

Natalie deMacedo is a student at Hillsdale College where she is studying English and Journalism. As part of Hillsdale’s Dow Journalism Program, she works as a staff reporter and assistant editor for her school paper, the Collegian. She also interned at the Old Colony Memorial in Plymouth, Mass. – her hometown. 

It’s Official: 8.1 Million Haven’t Signed Up for Obamacare

 

Republicans have the data. Only two-thirds of those Obamacare enrollees who bought insurance through the federal marketplace have paid their first premium. The report, compiled by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, discovered that 67 percent of enrollees paid their premiums by tax day. The data came from 160 insurance companies involved in […]

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Reminder: Reid Also Blamed the Kochs for the Ukraine Crisis

 

In my last post I mentioned how Harry Reid tried to fault the Koch brothers for Republicans voting down a minimum wage hike in the Senate. It’s worth noting that Reid has blamed just about everything bad that’s happened over the last year on the Kochs. That includes the crisis in Ukraine. Reid claimed: It’s […]

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Minimum Wage Hike Fails in the Senate

 

Today the Republicans held the Senate as Democrats’ minimum wage hike was voted down. The vote, 54-42, was almost split across party lines, with one Republican, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, supporting the measure. The bill would have incrementally increased the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over thirty months. The wage would also be […]

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More Benghazi Emails Show More Lies

 

Judicial Watch has received via FOIA critical emails that reveal a PR “prep” talk for Susan Rice before she hit the airwaves days after the Benghazi attack. An email from Benjamin Rhodes, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, sent to a dozen of the president’s closest advisors, outlined the […]

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Update on Yesterday’s Baby Incineration Story

 

Yesterday we reported on the British Columbia Health Ministry’s admission that it was sending the remains of aborted babies to a waste-to-power facility in Oregon. Disgusted by this practice, the Marion County Board of Commissioners has put a halt to all burning of medical waste while the situation is investigated: “We are outraged and disgusted […]

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What’s the Matter With Rand Paul?

 

The generally likable winner of the CPAC straw poll who hates the NSA and has garnered support from college-aged libertarians has taken a turn for the worse. First, despite his clear pro-life beliefs, Rand Paul implied he has little or no intention of supporting bans on abortion: “The country is in the middle (and) we’re […]

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Baby Incineration Reaches American Soil

 

What kind of world are we living in? The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in [British Columbia] facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. […]

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Reason #1450986 to Dislike the IRS

 

No one has ever really liked tax collectors—from the days when Jesus walked the earth and rebuked Zacchaeus for exploiting the least of these to the twenty-first century when IRS employees guilty of back-payments on taxes, fraud, and other disciplinary issues get bonuses. Yes, according to a Treasury Inspector General report, $2.8 million of your tax […]

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Unlikely Bedfellows: Slavers and Frackers

 

What do slave owners and oil CEOs have in common? According to The Nation’s Chris Hayes, both everything and nothing. In his article “The New Abolitionism,” he explains that at the time of the civil war, slavery was a $10 trillion industry which wealthy southerners depended on for subsistence. Doing some interesting mathematical guess-timating which […]

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GOP Hasn’t Surrendered on Obamacare

 

President Obama has taken executive power to a new level with his ongoing unilateral rewrites of Obamacare, but the Republicans have had enough. Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers signed a legal brief challenging Obamacare on the grounds of a special Obama-decided provision to allow congressmen and their staffs to receive federal health care subsidies. If they were […]

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