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Nation

Top HHS Official Resigns, Rips Sebelius On His Way Out: Tatler
Brutal 1-Minute Video Destroys the Lies: YoungCons
Small-business employees locked out of Covered California: Ed Morrissey

Obama’s Math Game – Fudging The Numbers On Deportations: Realities
Uncomfortable Obama Admits: You Can’t Keep Your Doctor: IJR
Obama: Hey, There’s Enough Enrollments To Ensure Obamacare Survives!: RWN

My Wife’s Last Days — And the Coming ObamaCare Death Panel: AT
IRS Scandal: Nothing to See Here…: RWN
Awesome: Sarah Palin backs 3 candidates for US Senate: Scoop

Second Amendment Group to Burn SAFE Act Gun Registration Cards: MenRec
The Democrats and Senator Reid area Koch Whores: Publius
Steve Israel’s 2014 smoke signals hint that the building’s on fire: David Freddoso

Economy

The Evil of Welfare: Mark Steyn
Warning to WH: 500 economists oppose Obama’s minimum wage hike: BPR
Obama overtime plan already stirring controversy: WaPo

Scandal Central

Legal, Political Problems Embroil Harry Reid: MinorityReport
Apparent illegal may file $ 500K lawsuit against rescuers who saved him: BPR
Wyoming welder faces $ 75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property: Fox

Climate & Energy

US energy security threatened by prairie chicken and sage grouse: Allen West
Pruitt Eyes New Legal Discovery To Bolster ‘Sue And Settle’ Attack On EPA: William Yeatman
The Continuing Hoax of Global Warming!: CFP

Media

WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Dems’ Koch habit: Hot Air
Trevor Loudon’s Interesting “Dream Team” For 2016: Trevor Loudon
My Message to Girls: Be Bossy!: Michelle Malkin

Jay Carney leaving the White House?: Hot Air
More on Sharyl Attkisson’s resignation from CBS: John Lott
6 Horribly Racist Comments from Obama Administration Officials, Top Democrats: MediaTrackers (2013)

World

Neville Kerry Admits That Nothing Will Stop The Russian Annexation Of Crimea: Insider
Carney: Obama ‘Very Concerned About the Whereabouts of the Plane’: PJM
Iranian Deputy Commander Warns They Are Ready to Annihilate Israel: Breitbart

Investigators Conclude Missing Jet Hijacked, Steered Off Course: Tammy Bruce
Kerry Draws Red Line: Russia Has ‘Til Monday: S&L
Minnesota: Another Somali gym attack, followed by violent home invasion: Creeping

Islam and the Rest of Us: Mark Steyn
As Obama, McCain, and Hillary welcomed al-Jazeera, Saudi Arabia joins Egypt in kicking them out: BNI
TX: Muslim kills daughter and lover, leaves Qur’an open to page condemning homosexuality: JihadWatch

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Obama Admin to Give Control of Internet to…: TPNN
Standing Up In The Milky Way Facts: NatGeo
U.S. To Give Up Key Internet Governance Role: Recode

Cornucopia

9 Year Old NJ Girl Explains Restrictive Guns Law Idiocy: RWN
Here’s welcoming Maryland to the B1G: C&S
Obama Social Security Number Fraud Case Awaits Judge’s Decision: Outpost

Image: Tragedy: @DanRiehl
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QOTD: “For the average person, many folks who don’t have health insurance initially, they’re going to have to make some choices. And they might end up having to switch doctors, in part because they’re saving money.” –Barack Obama

Doug Ross @ Journal

Education Secretary Rips “White, Suburban Moms” for Opposing Marxist-Aligned Common Core Curriculum

Guest post by Investor’s Business Daily

Common Core: Rather than defend a program accused of indoctrinating students via national standards and whose implementation is as bad as ObamaCare, Education Secretary Arne Duncan plays the race card.

Perhaps nothing personifies the arrogant nanny state paternalism of the Obama administration more than this statement by Duncan on Friday: “It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary.”

Secretary Duncan made his comments about the Common Care State Standards (CCSS) before a group of school superintendents in Richmond, Va., to a meeting of the Council of Chief State Schools Officers organization (CCSSO). This is one of the two organizations that own the public license to the Common Core State Standards.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative was devised by a group of the nation’s governors and backed by the Obama administration in 2009 with the goal of setting a uniform standard for grades K-12 nationwide. Some 45 states, in many cases enticed by federal grants, have signed on.

It has since morphed into what many consider an attempt to nationalize education and control what future generations think and know.

Once again, as with ObamaCare, the Obama administration has told Americans they are too stupid to know what’s good for them — and their children.

It opposes choice in health care and choice in education, even though the evidence shows choice and competition always improve quality and reduce cost.

The remark by Duncan, formerly CEO of the troubled and failing Chicago public school system, about white suburban moms reflects the view of the administration and its supporters that anyone who opposes the administration of the first African-American president — from the Tea Party on ObamaCare to white soccer moms on Common Care — must belong to a coven of closet racists.

The rollout for Common Core has been as inauspicious as the ObamaCare rollout.

As Valerie Strauss points out in the Washington Post’s “The Answer Sheet,” New York was the first large state to implement the standards and give students new standardized tests supposedly aligned with the Core.

Test scores plummeted by 30% this year.

Perhaps the best case against Common Care was made not by a white suburban mom, but by Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., who spoke at a local school board meeting earlier this month.

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves,” he said, “pleading, screaming and trying to say to us that we teach to free minds.”

Free minds are the last thing Common Core advocates have on their minds.

Common Core contains statements in its lessons such as “The commands of government officials must be obeyed by all” and “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation.”

In the middle school, Common Core calls upon students to read only the First Amendment.

Can’t have 14-year-old minds learning about the other amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights, such as, say, the Second Amendment or the 10th — those defending the right to bear arms and limits on federal power.

Public education as we know it is a relatively recent phenomenon.

This nation was built on the foundation of the proverbial little red schoolhouse and local control.

Now we are to be in thrall to ideologically driven teachers unions and education statists who seemingly share V.I. Lenin’s terrifying belief: “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

Read more at Investor’s Business Daily

Doug Ross @ Journal

SARAH PALIN CONTROVERSY: Rips Opponents as Terrorists and Hostage-Taking Anarchists Using Homophobic Rhetoric

Did I say Sarah Palin?

My mistake.

I meant Democrat politicians and power-brokers who resort to the most disgusting rhetoric imaginable.

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer likened Republicans to suicide-bombers, saying the White House would not be “negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”

Pfeiffer also said that the House, in exercising its Constitutional duty known as “the power of the purse”, was acting like a pack of arsonists threatening to “burn it [the nation] down.”

President Barack Obama accused the GOP of political “blackmail“, implying that they are kidnappers holding the nation hostage.

White House spokesman Jay Carney went a step further, call the tactics “extortion, tanking the economy and crushing the middle class.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called Republicans “anarchists” who want to bring down government.

• Finally, Barbara “Jabba the” Mikulski (D-MD) employed vile, homophobic rhetoric to tar Americans opposed to Obamacare as “Tea Baggers in [Cruz's] Tea Party.”

“…at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized -– at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do -– it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds…”

–President Barack Obama, January 12, 2011, speaking in Tucson after the shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabbi Giffords

Gabbi Giffords, of course, immediately spoke out against this sort of extreme, divisive rhetoric.

Oh, wait: no, she didn’t.

Hat tip: BadBlue News Service.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Massive Billboard in South Carolina Rips Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham, along with John McCain and Marco Rubio, were the primary co-conspirators with malevolent Statists like Chuck Schumer and Robert (“Hey, little girl!”) Menendez in crafting the latest Amnesty bill. And some of his constituents are more than a little peeved.

A brand-new Georgia billboard proclaiming South Carolina’s alleged affinity for illegal aliens is raising eyebrows this week.

The sign, posted in Canton, Ga., declares: “South Carolina welcomes the undocumented. Sen. Lindsey Graham says his state has a labor shortage and wants more immigrants. For job tips, call his office at (864) 646-4090. Located in Pendleton, S.C. Only 2 hours from Atlanta!”

Sen. Graham, R-S.C., sits on a bipartisan committee that just passed a sweeping immigration-reform bill.

“These people must have been off the planet for the last five years,” said D.A. King, an immigration activist… “We don’t need more workers. We need more jobs.”

Isn’t it amazing that 20 million people who stole into this country illegally are honored and catered to while the hundreds of millions citizens who pay the bills are ignored and tormented?

Hat tips: BadBlue News and BB.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Liz Mair Rips the Republican Establishment: It’s Chock Full of Frauds

The Republican establishment is woefully directionless and confused. On Twitter, Republican communications consultant Liz Mair slammed the party’s unprincipled leadership, especially the nincompoops Reince Preibus and John Boehner.

Doug Ross @ Journal