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7:05 AM, Jul 2, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Err: "The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured."

The Daily Grind

CBO on Social Security: "CBO anticipates that starting in 2016, if current laws remain in place, the program’s annual spending will regularly exceed its tax revenues, and beginning in 2039 the Social Security Administration will not be able to pay the benefits currently specified in law. If revenues were not increased by that point, benefits would need to be cut by about 20 percent to equalize outlays and revenues."

Money can buy happiness, after all.

Inconvenient: "The police are reopening an investigation into a Portland massage therapist’s allegations that former Vice President Al Gore groped her at a hotel in 2006."

Bogus Kos/Research 2000 polling sends shockwaves: "In the final weeks leading up to the June 8 Democratic Senate runoff in Arkansas, no data proved more pivotal in shaping conventional wisdom than a pair of Research 2000 polls showing challenger Bill Halter holding a lead. And those surveys—which fueled the narrative that Sen.Blanche Lincoln was a goner—may have been bogus, according to the blog that commissioned them."

Surprise: Obama gave a speech about another giant, unpopular, ambitious proposed piece of legislation to deal with something that has nothing to do with people's actual, everyday concerns.

"Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday."

Oh, no she didn't!

Krauthammer: "Holder's avoidance of the obvious continues the absurd and embarrassing refusal of the Obama administration to acknowledge who out there is trying to kill Americans and why. In fact, it has banned from its official vocabulary the terms jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism."

On the eve of the Fourth of July, I give you "Freedom and Cars:"

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