Friday, January 25, 2013

Weekend News 1-25-13

Medicare Covers Illegals, Incarcerated

Medicare paid health care bills for thousands of illegal immigrants and prison inmates at a cost of tens of millions of dollars, according to a new report by federal watchdogs.

Big Wind Spends Big

The wind energy sector spent big-time money in 2012 to protect its federal tax credits, lobbying disclosure reports released this week show.

Still the Long Face

President Barack Obama’s secretary of state nominee Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the beginning of his confirmation hearing this morning.

57 Varieties of Weakness

Sen. John Kerry’s (D., Mass.) confirmation hearing for his nomination to be secretary of state, the highest-ranking cabinet post, began this morning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Matt Hadro | January 24, 2013 | 17:18
On Thursday morning, CNN's John Berman hammered a Democratic congressman who said the cause of the Benghazi attacks doesn't make a difference at this point. In contrast, anchor Soledad O'Brien didn't ask about the controversy over that remark shouted first by Secretary Clinton.
"But, Congressman – don't the facts always make a difference and doesn't knowing the facts and knowing them quickly always help in evaluating the situation so it can be prevented in the future?" Berman pressed. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

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Noel Sheppard | January 24, 2013 | 10:25
The media's sickening love affair with Hillary Clinton has gone so over the top that Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) took issue with it Thursday.
Discussing the Secretary of State's recent testimony on Capitol Hill with the gang at Fox & Friends, McCain said, "She was called feisty according to the mainstream media. She obviously has an adoring media. She really didn't answer any questions" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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