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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

California's Largest Insurance Company Hikes Rates By Nearly 40%!

The Obama Administration says that "this shows the need for healthcare reform! Anthem Blue Cross must justify the increase!"
California insurance regulators asked Anthem Blue Cross to delay controversial rate increases of as much as 39% for individual policies, hikes that have triggered widespread criticism from subscribers and brokers -- and now from the federal government.
In a rare step, the Obama administration called on California's largest for-profit insurer to justify its rate hikes, saying the increases were alarming at a time when subscribers face skyrocketing healthcare costs.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-anthem-obama9-2010feb09,0,4384044.story

In an exclusive interview during the Super Bowl pre-game show, President Barack Obama told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric that he has invited Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss health care legislation later this month.

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Condoleezza Rice in Oklahoma, not hesitating to talk about the issues!

Condoleezza Rice answering questions from the press before a speech to at Oklahoma State University at the William S. Spears School of Business, Tulsa. Thursday, February 4, 2010. She talks about the challenges we face: focusing on essentials, defending the country, global financial and economic crisis, promoting democracy, leading on the basis of values and principles, addressed as an optimistic people. "We lead on the basis of our values (not the U.N.'s)"!


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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Calls on Obama To Throw Out The Toxic Health Care Stew!

"Mr. President, you have been part of the team that has created a toxic stew out of health care reform in America...Throw it over the side and let's start fresh."


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Palin Preparing for 2012 Campaign?

Sarah Palin says shes leaving the door open for a 2012 presidential run. Will the hype surrounding her and the Tea Party give her the push she needs for a nomination? Various clips from CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NPR. She would run "if it's the right thing for her family and country", Palin said.


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Video of Russian prison tortures casts more shadow on security forces!

Russia's struggling to stamp out a culture of abuse within its prisons, as more evidence has come to light, revealing officers torturing and humiliating inmates. The disclosures will place even greater pressure on reform of the penitentiary system, which is currently underway. It's aimed at relieving overcrowded prisons, and placing less people behind bars. A new measure - house arrest - has already been introduced for lesser crimes. Separate jails are also planned for 1st time offenders. However human rights groups are calling for a far more thorough overhaul, with prisoner abuse remaining a major problem.


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‘Miss Me Yet?’: Mystery Surrounds Who Paid for George Bush Billboard!

NPR: Internet chatter had led to speculation that it might be an urban myth -- nothing more than clever digital trickery spreading via the Web. But our friend Bob Collins at Minnesota Public Radio assures us he's seen it with his own eyes: There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?"

'Miss Me Yet?' Billboard With Photo of George Bush is Real
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Rush to Obama: ‘Come on the Program and Debate Health Care Reform With Me’

Rush has offered.....will Obama accept? No, he's not interested in debating. His agenda is way too "important"!

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