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Virginia AG: Let's 'Go to Jail' Over Contraception Mandate

Ken Cuccinelli slams ObamaCare on Iowa radio

(Newser) - Virginia's attorney general says it's time to take a stand against ObamaCare's contraception mandate—even if it means a little civil disobedience, Politico reports. Speaking on nationally syndicated radio in Iowa, Ken Cuccinelli, the state's likely Republican gubernatorial nominee, discussed his bishop's words on the... More »

Koch: End Corporate Welfare

Charles Koch rails against corporate handouts—yes, that Charles Koch

(Newser) - Charles Koch thinks corporations are spending too much time courting government favors and forging political connections—yes, that Charles Koch. In an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal , the Koch Industries CEO recalls seeing an amusing sign outside a craft store reading, "We didn't build this business—... More »

Catholic School Yanks Student Health Plan

Ohio university doesn't want to have to cover contraception

(Newser) - The Franciscan University of Steubenville has decided to discontinue its entire student health insurance plan as a way to duck the Obama administration's contraceptives mandate . While a number of Catholic institutions have protested the mandate , the Ohio school is the first to actually drop its coverage, the Huffington Post... More »

NEA Is Playing Politics, Filmmaker Charges

(Newser) - The National Endowment for the Arts recently encouraged artists to create works that focus on “health care, energy and environment, safety and security, education, community renewal”—a disturbing step away from the its actual mandate, filmmaker Patrick Courrielche writes for Big Hollywood. “Artists shouldn’t be used... More »

Obama's Youth Mandate Far Greater Than JFK's

His lead with under-30s is biggest in 'modern American history'

(Newser) - Barack Obama enters office with the biggest youth mandate in modern political history, Politico reports. He outpolled John McCain by 34 points—66% to 32%—among voters younger than 30. That's four times the margin that led John F. Kennedy to say, “The torch has been passed to a... More »

Think Big, Obama

President-elect needs to use Democrats' big mandate to bring in a 'new New Deal'

(Newser) - Barack Obama needs to ignore those who are urging him to start small for either political or practical reasons and seize this chance to bring about the real social reforms voters have mandated, Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times. "This year’s presidential election was a clear... More »

Hillary's Health Plan Covers 22 Million More

Her mandated policy trumps Obama's, NYT 's Paul Krugman writes

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have health plans that sound similar but are vastly different in effect, the New York Times' Paul Krugman writes. Obama wants to make coverage affordable in the hope that Americans will sign up—a change that seems unlikely considering current coverage patterns. But Hillary's plan... More »

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