Conservative 10th Circuit Judges Call for En Banc Rehearing in Contraceptive Mandate Case


You remember the lawsuit filed by the Little Sisters of the Poor against the Obama administration because they don't think the secondary accommodation that gives them an exemption from the ACA's contraception mandate is good enough. A 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected their suit by a 3-0 vote and they decided not to ask for an en banc rehearing, but several conservative judges on the court called for their own vote. … [Read more...]

Christian Right Still Trying to Create More Unwanted Pregnancies

Remember that pilot project in Colorado that provided free IUDs and long-term hormonal birth control to teenage girls and resulted in big decreases in both teen pregnancies and abortion? The private funding has run out and they want to get public funding to expand the program to all teen girls in that state, but as usual the opposition is coming from those who are most stridently (at least publicly) against the very thing the program reduces. … [Read more...]

Obama Trolls Right by Giving Grant to Planned Parenthood

Oh man, you gotta love the timing on this. In the wake of the fake, and faked, controversy over Planned Parenthood and the non-existent selling of fetal body parts for research, the White House is just plain trolling conservative Republicans by awarding the organization a $1 million grant to promote the Affordable Care Act to the low-income people who can most benefit from it. You can almost see Obama with the fishing pole in his hand, can't you? … [Read more...]

WND, Becket Fund Distort Contraception Ruling for Nuns


The Christian right loves to play up the lawsuit filed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns that do good work providing homes for the elderly poor, against the Obama administration over the contraception mandate. They know it builds sympathy to present it as the big bad government pushing around a poor bunch of kindly nuns. But this requires them to completely distort the legal issues and the rulings of the courts so far, as the Becket Fund, which represents them, and the … [Read more...]

Cruz Promises to Prosecute Planned Parenthood for Entirely Legal Actions

Ted Cruz shows absolutely no concern for either the truth or the law in a new commercial put out by his campaign intended to capitalize on outrage, driven by lies, about Planned Parenthood's donation of fetal tissue for medical research. That commercial says: … [Read more...]

Fiorina Makes Wildly Inaccurate Claim About Obamacare

Carly Fiorina got a huge boost from her performance during the Republican presidential undercard debate last week, which I did not watch. Unfortunately, and predictably, she has just as much of a problem with accuracy as her higher-polling counterparts. She said this on CNN: … [Read more...]

Trump’s Alternative to Obamacare

Aaron Klein seems to have been designated, in true Daily Show fashion, as the Worldnetdaily's Senior Donald Trump Promotion Correspondent. In his latest bit of marketing, he says that unlike the other Republican contenders, Trump has a very serious plan for replacing Obamacare. … [Read more...]

Wingnut Terribly Offended By Being Told He’s Wrong

Michael Minkoff, whose blog Last Resistance claims to be "liberalism's worst nightmare," is very unhappy with CFI's Keep Health Care Safe and Secular campaign. But it turns out his real difficulty is with being told he's wrong, which he mistakenly thinks makes the person telling him that closed-minded and "totalitarian." … [Read more...]

Morgan Brittany Hits the Ground Running

Morgan Brittany, the Worldnetdaily's latest washed-up has-been celebrity columnist, has learned her craft quickly. Specifically, she's learned the art of telling a ridiculous lie to support a paranoid conspiracy theory, this one about the IRS controlling our health care decisions. … [Read more...]

In a Rare Move, Congress Actually Does Something

In what almost seems astonishing, Congress has apparently struck a deal to actually pass legislation to fix a problem. Congressional negotiators have reached a tentative deal on a bill to fix some of the pressing problems in VA health care, including emergency funding. … [Read more...]

Fox News Can’t Believe We Help Those Who Don’t Speak English

Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, easily the two dumbest men on television, are simply beside themselves at the idea that 911 emergency responders in Texas actually help people who don't speak English. And they seem to think they're supposed to determine whether someone is a citizen over the phone. … [Read more...]

WND Lies About Tennessee Couple’s Divorce

The Worldnetdaily every day puts up stories that are really just links to other news sites, where they put in the first few paragraphs then link to the original, but they often do this while changing the headline to spin it the way they want. This "article" is a perfect example. Headline: "Obamacare forces couple to split to keep insurance." Now let's look at what the original article actually says: … [Read more...]