Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said in a recent interview that she maintains hope that President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," will be repealed before 2016, saying she believes God will ultimately perform a miracle.
"I think the president will ultimately be forced to repudiate his own signature piece of legislation because the American people will demand it," Bachmann told radio host Dr. James Dobson on his "Family Talk" radio program Tuesday.
"And I think before his second term is over, we're going to see a miracle before our eyes, I believe God is going to answer our prayers and we'll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare," the Minnesota representative added. "I believe that's going to happen and we saw step one last week with the repeal of Obamacare in the House. We have two more steps. We serve a mighty God and I believe it can happen." more >>
Hossam Abdel Moniem, a former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, said that the leaders of the Egypt's ruling group are not qualified to rule the country, given that the members were once prevented from taking any executive position during the era of the Hosni Mubarak regime.
Moniem said that the Muslim Brotherhood is based on the principle of hearing and obedience, and such a principle cannot produce creators, intellectuals or administrative people for the state.
During an interview with ONA TV, Moniem noted the vast differences between leading a group and running a country- a difference, he added, which is not helped by the current confusion of religion and politics. This has had negative repercussions on religion due to their mismanagement, he said. more >>
The Senate's immigration reform bill was passed out of the Judiciary Committee Tuesday without the "Leahy amendment" that would have given family status to gay and lesbian partners of U.S. citizens.
Republican members of the bipartisan "gang of eight" that crafted the legislation warned that they would withdraw their support if the amendment was included.
"You've got me on immigration. You don't have me on marriage. If you want to keep me on immigration, let's stay on immigration," Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), one of the gang of eight, said during debate over the amendment, according to Roll Call. more >>
The high stakes showdown over whether or not Boy Scouts of America will lift its ban on gay youth began in Grapevine, Texas, on Wednesday as the organization dismissed recent allegations that the fix is in.
Deron Smith, national spokesman for the BSA, called allegations of vote tampering "absolutely incorrect" and assured the public that the voting will be managed by independent election services company TrueBallot, Inc.
"The voters of the national council are defined by our bylaws. And the BSA has hired TrueBallot to administer the vote. Voters will be issued credentials and the vote will all happen in one room and validated by TrueBallot," he noted in a recent e-mail to The Christian Post. more >>
Wow, after five years of his loyal constituents supporting him and receiving nothing in return, it was nice to see President Obama address this year's all black male Morehouse College graduates. Obama even found his black vernacular as he always does before a black crowd, saying, "I know some of you are just graduating, thank you Lordy." As if all black people walk, talk, and think alike. Sickening and offensive.
Nevertheless, the last time Obama spoke to a historically black college or university was in 2007 at Howard University when he was trailing Hillary Clinton in the black vote for the Democrat presidential nomination. Can we say pandering?
Equally surprising during his Morehouse commencement address, Obama referred to himself "as a black man like you" something he rarely, if ever has done. Obama didn't refer to himself as a black man during his re-election campaign either. In fact, quite the opposite, as America's first black president he's largely made it a point of distancing himself from black America but ironically need black Americans vote each time to win. more >>
Disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner could be the next big political comeback kid of the year behind Mark Sanford. Forced to resign from Congress two years ago due a sexting scandal, Weiner officially hit the campaign trail in a YouTube video sporting a clean-cut family man look and vowed to the make New York City the "middle-class capital of the world" while asking for a "second chance."
"I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I also learned some tough lessons," he said in the video. "I'm running for mayor because I've been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance."
The video features his wife, Huma Abedin, longtime aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and their young son. In it, Weiner touts his middle class roots through a narrative about his hardworking public school teacher mother and his father, a lawyer. more >>