FOX News: New Questions on Obamacare’s Impact on Americans


  • Fox News – Bill Hemmer interviews Darrell Issa who gives a summary of the facts from the hearing.
  • The gov’t can’t mandate lower prices (revelation!) Gov’t can’t control the cost.
  • ACA injecting more spending and mandates is driving the cost UP.
  • Intervention by gov’t distorts the market.
  • Website will cost a BILLION dollars.
  • Someone offered to build the website for free, but gov’t declined the offer.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Lawless Edition

The Watcher’s Council

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:

This week, our friend and Council mate Hube over at the Colossus of Rhodey celebrated a real milestone… ten years of blogging! Congrats, Amigo!

Former Council fixture and esteemed member of the Watcher’s Council community, David Gerstman, let me know about a wonderful event in his family… his first grandchild. Mazel Tov and behatzlechah gadol, habibi.

Our friend and Council mate Michael over at The Political Commentator participated in a unique event last week, boxing for charity. Not only did he show us that his skills extend to the Sweet Science and win his bout, but the event raised over $300,000 for some excellent causes, so that’s two victories with one blow, we can congratulate him on. Respect, Micheal… very, very, well done.

And this week, Ask Marion, Boker Tov Boulder, Right Truth and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members, while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

Okay, let’s see what we have this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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