Committees Formed by Obamacare Law

Hat Tip: Jean Stoner

Free Republic
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 4:10:32 PM by Sen Jack S. Fogbound

President Obama signed the government takeover of healthcare into law. Below is a list of new boards and commissions created in the bill:

1. Grant program for consumer assistance offices (Section 1002, p. 37)
2. Grant program for states to monitor premium increases (Section 1003, p. 42)
3. Committee to review administrative simplification standards (Section 1104, p. 71)
4. Demonstration program for state wellness programs (Section 1201, p. 93)
5. Grant program to establish state Exchanges (Section 1311(a), p. 130)
6. State American Health Benefit Exchanges (Section 1311(b), p. 131)
7. Exchange grants to establish consumer navigator programs (Section 1311(i), p. 150)
8. Grant program for state cooperatives (Section 1322, p. 169)
9. Advisory board for state cooperatives (Section 1322(b)(3), p. 173)
10. Private purchasing council for state cooperatives (Section 1322(d), p. 177)
11. State basic health plan programs (Section 1331, p. 201)
12. State-based reinsurance program (Section 1341, p. 226)
13. Program of risk corridors for individual and small group markets (Section 1342, p. 233)
14. Program to determine eligibility for Exchange participation (Section 1411, p. 267)
15. Program for advance determination of tax credit eligibility (Section 1412, p. 288)
16. Grant program to implement health IT enrollment standards (Section 1561, p. 370)
17. Federal Coordinated Health Care Office for dual eligible beneficiaries (Section 2602, p. 512)
18. Medicaid quality measurement program (Section 2701, p. 518)
19. Medicaid health home program for people with chronic conditions, and grants for planning same (Section 2703, p. 524)
20. Medicaid demonstration project to evaluate bundled payments (Section 2704, p. 532)
21. Medicaid demonstration project for global payment system (Section 2705, p. 536)
22. Medicaid demonstration project for accountable care organizations (Section 2706, p. 538)
23. Medicaid demonstration project for emergency psychiatric care (Section 2707, p. 540)
24. Grant program for delivery of services to individuals with postpartum depression (Section 2952(b), p. 591)
25. State allotments for grants to promote personal responsibility education programs (Section 2953, p. 596)
26. Medicare value-based purchasing program (Section 3001(a), p. 613)
27. Medicare value-based purchasing demonstration program for critical access hospitals (Section 3001(b), p. 637)
28. Medicare value-based purchasing program for skilled nursing facilities (Section 3006(a), p. 666)
29. Medicare value-based purchasing program for home health agencies (Section 3006(b), p. 668)
30. Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality (Section 3012, p. 688)
31. Grant program to develop health care quality measures (Section 3013, p. 693)
32. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Section 3021, p. 712)
33. Medicare shared savings program (Section 3022, p. 728)
34. Medicare pilot program on payment bundling (Section 3023, p. 739)
35. Independence at home medical practice demonstration program (Section 3024, p. 752)
36. Program for use of patient safety organizations to reduce hospital readmission rates (Section 3025(b), p. 775)
37. Community-based care transitions program (Section 3026, p. 776)
38. Demonstration project for payment of complex diagnostic laboratory tests (Section 3113, p. 800)
39. Medicare hospice concurrent care demonstration project (Section 3140, p. 850)
40. Independent Payment Advisory Board (Section 3403, p. 982)
41. Consumer Advisory Council for Independent Payment Advisory Board (Section 3403, p. 1027)
42. Grant program for technical assistance to providers implementing health quality practices (Section 3501, p. 1043)
43. Grant program to establish interdisciplinary health teams (Section 3502, p. 1048)
44. Grant program to implement medication therapy management (Section 3503, p. 1055)
45. Grant program to support emergency care pilot programs (Section 3504, p. 1061)
46. Grant program to promote universal access to trauma services (Section 3505(b), p. 1081)
47. Grant program to develop and promote shared decision-making aids (Section 3506, p. 1088)
48. Grant program to support implementation of shared decision-making (Section 3506, p. 1091)
49. Grant program to integrate quality improvement in clinical education (Section 3508, p. 1095)
50. Health and Human Services Coordinating Committee on Women?s Health (Section 3509(a), p. 1098)
51. Centers for Disease Control Office of Women?s Health (Section 3509(b), p. 1102)
52. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Office of Women?s Health (Section 3509(e), p. 1105)
53. Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Women?s Health (Section 3509(f), p. 1106)
54. Food and Drug Administration Office of Women?s Health (Section 3509(g), p. 1109)
55. National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (Section 4001, p. 1114)
56. Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (Section 4001(f), p. 1117)
57. Prevention and Public Health Fund (Section 4002, p. 1121)
58. Community Preventive Services Task Force (Section 4003(b), p. 1126)
59. Grant program to support school-based health centers (Section 4101, p. 1135)
60. Grant program to promote research-based dental caries disease management (Section 4102, p. 1147)
61. Grant program for States to prevent chronic disease in Medicaid beneficiaries (Section 4108, p. 1174)
62. Community transformation grants (Section 4201, p. 1182)
63. Grant program to provide public health interventions (Section 4202, p. 1188)
64. Demonstration program of grants to improve child immunization rates (Section 4204(b), p. 1200)
65. Pilot program for risk-factor assessments provided through community health centers (Section 4206, p. 1215)
66. Grant program to increase epidemiology and laboratory capacity (Section 4304, p. 1233)
67. Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (Section 4305, p. 1238)
68. National Health Care Workforce Commission (Section 5101, p. 1256)
69. Grant program to plan health care workforce development activities (Section 5102(c), p. 1275)
70. Grant program to implement health care workforce development activities (Section 5102(d), p. 1279)
71. Pediatric specialty loan repayment program (Section 5203, p. 1295)
72. Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program (Section 5204, p. 1300)
73. Allied Health Loan Forgiveness Program (Section 5205, p. 1305)
74. Grant program to provide mid-career training for health professionals (Section 5206, p. 1307)
75. Grant program to fund nurse-managed health clinics (Section 5208, p. 1310)
76. Grant program to support primary care training programs (Section 5301, p. 1315)
77. Grant program to fund training for direct care workers (Section 5302, p. 1322)
78. Grant program to develop dental training programs (Section 5303, p. 1325)
79. Demonstration program to increase access to dental health care in underserved communities (Section 5304, p. 1331)
80. Grant program to promote geriatric education centers (Section 5305, p. 1334)
81. Grant program to promote health professionals entering geriatrics (Section 5305, p. 1339)
82. Grant program to promote training in mental and behavioral health (Section 5306, p. 1344)
83. Grant program to promote nurse retention programs (Section 5309, p. 1354)
84. Student loan forgiveness for nursing school faculty (Section 5311(b), p. 1360)
85. Grant program to promote positive health behaviors and outcomes (Section 5313, p. 1364)
86. Public Health Sciences Track for medical students (Section 5315, p. 1372)
87. Primary Care Extension Program to educate providers (Section 5405, p. 1404)
88. Grant program for demonstration projects to address health workforce shortage needs (Section 5507, p. 1442)
89. Grant program for demonstration projects to develop training programs for home health aides (Section 5507, p. 1447)
90. Grant program to establish new primary care residency programs (Section 5508(a), p. 1458)
91. Program of payments to teaching health centers that sponsor medical residency training (Section 5508(c), p. 1462)
92. Graduate nurse education demonstration program (Section 5509, p. 1472)
93. Grant program to establish demonstration projects for community-based mental health settings (Section 5604, p. 1486)
94. Commission on Key National Indicators (Section 5605, p. 1489)
95. Quality assurance and performance improvement program for skilled nursing facilities (Section 6102, p. 1554)
96. Special focus facility program for skilled nursing facilities (Section 6103(a)(3), p. 1561)
97. Special focus facility program for nursing facilities (Section 6103(b)(3), p. 1568)
98. National independent monitor pilot program for skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities (Section 6112, p. 1589)
99. Demonstration projects for nursing facilities involved in the culture change movement (Section 6114, p. 1597)
100. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Section 6301, p. 1619)
101. Standing methodology committee for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Section 6301, p. 1629)
102. Board of Governors for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Section 6301, p. 1638)
103. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (Section 6301(e), p. 1656)
104. Elder Justice Coordinating Council (Section 6703, p. 1773)
105. Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (Section 6703, p. 1776)
106. Grant program to create elder abuse forensic centers (Section 6703, p. 1783)
107. Grant program to promote continuing education for long-term care staffers (Section 6703, p. 1787)
108. Grant program to improve management practices and training (Section 6703, p. 1788)
109. Grant program to subsidize costs of electronic health records (Section 6703, p. 1791)
110. Grant program to promote adult protective services (Section 6703, p. 1796)
111. Grant program to conduct elder abuse detection and prevention (Section 6703, p. 1798)
112. Grant program to support long-term care ombudsmen (Section 6703, p. 1800)
113. National Training Institute for long-term care surveyors (Section 6703, p. 1806)
114. Grant program to fund State surveys of long-term care residences (Section 6703, p. 1809)
115. CLASS Independence Fund (Section 8002, p. 1926)
116. CLASS Independence Fund Board of Trustees (Section 8002, p. 1927)
117. CLASS Independence Advisory Council (Section 8002, p. 1931)
118. Personal Care Attendants Workforce Advisory Panel (Section 8002(c), p. 1938)
119. Multi-state health plans offered by Office of Personnel Management (Section 10104(p), p. 2086)
120. Advisory board for multi-state health plans (Section 10104(p), p. 2094)
121. Pregnancy Assistance Fund (Section 10212, p. 2164)
122. Value-based purchasing program for ambulatory surgical centers (Section 10301, p. 2176)
123. Demonstration project for payment adjustments to home health services (Section 10315, p. 2200)
124. Pilot program for care of individuals in environmental emergency declaration areas (Section 10323, p. 2223)
125. Grant program to screen at-risk individuals for environmental health conditions (Section 10323(b), p. 2231)
126. Pilot programs to implement value-based purchasing (Section 10326, p. 2242)
127. Grant program to support community-based collaborative care networks (Section 10333, p. 2265)
128. Centers for Disease Control Office of Minority Health (Section 10334, p. 2272)
129. Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Minority Health (Section 10334, p. 2272)
130. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Office of Minority Health (Section 10334, p. 2272)
131. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Office of Minority Health (Section 10334, p. 2272)
132. Food and Drug Administration Office of Minority Health (Section 10334, p. 2272)
133. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (Section 10334, p. 2272)
134. Grant program to promote small business wellness programs (Section 10408, p. 2285)
135. Cures Acceleration Network (Section 10409, p. 2289)
136. Cures Acceleration Network Review Board (Section 10409, p. 2291)
137. Grant program for Cures Acceleration Network (Section 10409, p. 2297)
138. Grant program to promote centers of excellence for depression (Section 10410, p. 2304)
139. Advisory committee for young women?s breast health awareness education campaign (Section 10413, p. 2322)
140. Grant program to provide assistance to provide information to young women with breast cancer (Section 10413, p. 2326)
141. Interagency Access to Health Care in Alaska Task Force (Section 10501, p. 2329)
142. Grant program to train nurse practitioners as primary care providers (Section 10501(e), p. 2332)
143. Grant program for community-based diabetes prevention (Section 10501(g), p. 2337)
144. Grant program for providers who treat a high percentage of medically underserved populations (Section 10501(k), p. 2343)
145. Grant program to recruit students to practice in underserved communities (Section 10501(l), p. 2344)
146. Community Health Center Fund (Section 10503, p. 2355)
147. Demonstration project to provide access to health care for the uninsured at reduced fees (Section 10504, p. 2357)
148. Demonstration program to explore alternatives to tort litigation (Section 10607, p. 2369)
149. Indian Health demonstration program for chronic shortages of health professionals (S. 1790, Section 112, p. 24)*
150. Office of Indian Men?s Health (S. 1790, Section 136, p. 71)*
151. Indian Country modular component facilities demonstration program (S. 1790, Section 146, p. 108)*
152. Indian mobile health stations demonstration program (S. 1790, Section 147, p. 111)*
153. Office of Direct Service Tribes (S. 1790, Section 172, p. 151)*
154. Indian Health Service mental health technician training program (S. 1790, Section 181, p. 173)*
155. Indian Health Service program for treatment of child sexual abuse victims (S. 1790, Section 181, p. 192)*
156. Indian Health Service program for treatment of domestic violence and sexual abuse (S. 1790, Section 181, p. 194)*
157. Indian youth telemental health demonstration project (S. 1790, Section 181, p. 204)*
158. Indian youth life skills demonstration project (S. 1790, Section 181, p. 220)*
159. Indian Health Service Director of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment (S. 1790, Section 199B, p. 258)*

*Section 10221, page 2173 of H.R. 3590 deems that S. 1790 shall be deemed as passed with certain amendments.


The Ultimate Collection of Survival Resources

From: TheSurvivalistBlog.net

There are thousands of survival resources on the Internet which can create an overwhelming experience for anyone looking for related information.

I’ve decided to help by creating a massive list of posts, articles and resources all designed to be a go-to reference for the survivalist, homesteader or anyone interested in becoming more self-reliant. This will be a work in progress and I’ll be updating this list often.

I’m sure I’m missing many other links. If you know of a great survival resource, please leave me a comment below or send me an email to let me know. If I add your suggestion, I’ll update this page with a credit link.

Comments are welcome!

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Links To Visit – 04/07/10

Ann Coulter – God Hates Judges

Brutally Honest – How’s that open hand diplomacy working for ya President Obama?

Family Security Matters – World’s ‘Most Dangerous Islamist’ Alive, Well, and Living in Pennsylvania

Family Security Matters – Obama Administration is Clueless on Deterring a Nuclear 9/11

Charlie Foxtrot – Democratic Rhetoric v. New Nuke Policy

Bookworm Room – Getting a closer look at why liberals continue to feel that blacks should be held to a different standard

Bob McCarty – Smashing the Left’s Stereotypes about Tea Partiers

The Radio Patriot – Oops! IRS refutes White House assessment of Tea Party Movement.

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Obama Regime Appoints PitchingPrompter

By: Snarky Basterd
From: Feed Your ADHD

A PhotoChop by Jamie

With props to commenter Judie Collins for saying the pResident had no “throwing prompter.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disappointed with pResident Barack Obama’s first-pitch performance on opening day at Nationals Park, the Obama Regime today announced a historic appointment, the nation’s first PitchingPrompter Czar.

The PitchingPrompter will be put to the test this Saturday in Chicago, where it will throw out the first pitch at US Cellular Field, the ballpark formerly known, to Obama, as Comminsky Park. It will be used in place of the traditional presidential first pitch, started in 1910 by William Howard Taft, during all such outings in the future, including limo rides with Larry Sinclair.

The Regime chose the machine after seriously debating an alternative plan, having Obama better explain how a first pitch will help the American people understand the game of baseball, during 17-minute, 2,500-word speeches from the mound.

Described by the always sagacious Washington Post as throwing a ball that “floated, slowly and with great loft, in the general direction of home plate, but — metaphor alert! — wild and far to the left,” Obama threw a pitch on Monday that actually looked like it had the trajectory of a ballistic missile, and maybe not by coincidence.

“Some have speculated that the pResident may have thrown that way on purpose, to make fun of girls,” White House Spokesman, Robert “Ahhh” Gibbs, said during a press conference introducing the PitchingPrompter. “The truth is the pResident used the occasion to practice our new national defense initiative, Project Eephus Pitch, which, we don’t mind announcing to our enemies, we’ll institute in response to any chemical or biological weapon attack, as opposed to launching tactical nukes.”

But when CBS’s Jake Tapper countered Gibbs, asking, “Why then, did the pResident tell announcer Rob Dibble up in the booth during the game that he couldn’t understand why the pitch was so terrible, saying, ‘Everything I threw in practice was over the plate, every time’” — Gibbs just cackled and turned away and pointed at the machine.

“See … ahh … how shiny?” Gibbs said.

Still dangling from the device, swaying like a teabag, a small label contained the following product description: “Like a teleprompter, the ACME PitchingPrompter is designed to make you look far more adequate than you actually are. Guaranteed to turn eephus pitches into 100-mph fastballs, to soften jeers into cheers, and, when asked, to even name your favorite White Sox player for you.”

Speaking of favorite players, after long deliberation — not the three months it took him to decide to send troops to Afghanistan, but, still, long enough — Obama released a statement today that finally answers Dibble’s question, “who was one of your favorite white sox players growing up?”

“You know, ahh, I-I thought that …ahh … the truth is I didn’t have my teleprompter with me when he asked, so … ahh … I-I didn’t have the right answer at the time. But now that I do … ahh … I-I … ahh … I can give Rob an answer: Ernie Banks.”

Meanwhile, sources tell Feed Your ADHD that Obama is privately blaming the entire affair on his predecessor.

“If that damned George W. Bush didn’t look so manly when he threw out the first pitch during the 2001 World Series, the American people wouldn’t know any better. Maybe our next move should be to nationalize Major League Baseball and order all the teams to play soccer, you know, the game of my ‘home country, in Kenya,’” the pResident has allegedly told insiders.

Cross-posted at iOwnTheWorld.com


Financial News Update – 04/07/10

What The Top U.S. Companies Pay In Taxes (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Precious Metals Market Report (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

IRS Target: Job Providers (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

A sneak attack on your electric bill

Geithner to meet with China’s vice premier amid currency dispute

Volcker: Taxes likely to rise eventually to tame deficit


18 states now challenge health reform

REPORT: ObamaCare allows Viagra for rapists, sex offenders


Bernanke Says Joblessness, Foreclosures Pose Challenges to Recovery

‘We are far from being out of the woods’

Greenspan: Congress pushed Fed on housing boom


L.A. mayor calls for temporary shutdowns of some agencies

FBI arrests man for threatening Pelosi over healthcare bill

Towns Levy ‘Crash Tax’ On Residents Who Call 911

NY budget cuts good for bed bugs, roaches

Cash and Carry-On: $45 to Bring Bag on Flight

GM Lost $4.3 Billion In 2nd Half 2009

Greenspan Defends Record as Fed Chairman to Panel

Morning Bell: How the Left Really Plans to Pay for Obamacare

So How Is That Government-Run Auto Company Working Out?

Side Effects: New Tanning Tax Burns Business Owners

Side Effects: New Entitlement Compounds Debt Problems of Existing Entitlement

Could New EPA Requirements Cause Headaches for Automakers?

Union bosses look out for themselves; rank and file, not so much

Genius Volker Talking About A VAT Coming Our Way (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

A Solari Report – Census Fines (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Analyst Daryl Jones: Inflation Is Already Roaring Back


Peak oil production predicted for 2014; Predicting the end of oil has proven tricky and often controversial, but Kuwaiti scientists now say that global oil production will peak in 2014.

Potential Impact of Japanese Hyperinflation on the US Dollar

China central bank sees dollar strength, global inflation

Forget Greece…watch Cali. Here is a quote: “Isn’t it ironic that according to the Controller of LA’s biggest city, Cali may end up in a liquidity crisis sooner even than Greece. At least Los Angeles has undisputed access to the IMF – the only question is what shape the California austerity package will end up taking.”

Oil Prices Settle a Little Higher

Greek Borrowing Rates Soar on Market Worries

Gasoline, Oil Hit 18 Month Highs

Deflation on the Prowl as Bernanke Shuts Down His Printing Presses

Higher Steel Prices Signal Return of Inflation

The Three Horsemen of the Global Depression


Stress-Testing America: Finding the Breaking Point

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Each morning I get up and turn on the news. It’s part of what I do for a living. Every day I stand in wonder of the newest set of items our government is piling on top of the American people in a never-ending quest to find the breaking point of America.

The Stress-Test of America includes:

  • Healthcare has passed and will mean more money deducted from each of our paychecks. Not just for normal health insurance, but unless you opt out, mandated long-term care. Most Americans live on a very tight budget that will not withstand several hundred more a month taken out of it.
  • Unemployment rages on and don’t believe the numbers they toss our way. It is far worse than you think. Glenn Beck accurately predicted that Obama and the government would use the Census workers to lessen the unemployment stats and what do you know? Beck was right again. They’ll also whip up phony jobs with the stimulus funds they can get out there. Just horrid fiction – ask those who have been out of work for two years or so. Those who are good workers but can’t find a job no matter where they go. Those whose families are going hungry and who are losing their homes and everything they have ever worked for. It’s not getting better out there – just more desperate.
  • New taxes are beginning to go into effect. High wage earners will now be taxed at 50%. This is a lie because we are taxed and taxed again over and over to the point of breaking. More taxes are coming for the middle and lower classes as well and just wait until the VAT takes place. The cost of what you buy every day will sky rocket, especially for those who already are out of work or are barely getting by. More hope and change bread lines in our future.
  • Cap and Trade is on its way and you better believe it will go through – even if Barry has to sign executive orders to cram it down our collective throats. Utility bills will double and triple each month for households who already can’t pay the rent or mortgage, put food on the table or buy gas to go to work or find work. Madness… When gas hits between $4 and $8 a gallon this summer, how will we be able to afford driving to our jobs?
  • Illegal immigration will no longer be illegal soon. Obama will make sure that the 10 to 25 million here illegally will be made citizens to ensure their votes. This means fewer jobs, rigged elections, crime – a nightmarish third world environment will emerge in the US as it devolves into a poverty state. But don’t worry… America’s corrupt officials will be well taken care of away from the riff raff of American society.
  • Iran, N. Korea and China would all love a piece of the American pie so-to-speak. So what does our illustrious leader do? He limits our nukes and declares America no longer has a spine. If you were our enemy, what would you do? There are sooo many threats out there from terrorism, to EMPs and nukes, it is hard to not just be dazed by the possibility of impending destruction. And of course today, because we don’t want to hate, our government removed inappropriate terms from the threats list such as ‘jihad’ and ‘radical Islamism.’ They are no longer threats don’t cha know… But there are terms to take their place. Such as: ‘Christian,’ ‘Veteran,’ ‘Gun Owner,’ ‘Patriot,’ ‘Constitutionalist.’ The list on that one goes on and on. This should be of great comfort to those who lost nearly 3,000 friends, associates and loved ones on 9-11. Disgraceful… Yes, the peace-lovers are descending on our military budget to gut it even more so Communism can succeed. Welcome to Amerika comrades!
  • Noises are being made about rewriting the Constitution. Our leaders say it is out of date and needs to be applied to the ‘here and now.’ Don’t fix what isn’t broken. The original Constitution is what this country lives and breathes on and of course the enemies from within know this. The race is on to destroy our foundation. Just. Plain. Evil.
  • Our government has nationalized the banks, student loans, the auto industry and soon the insurance companies and the Internet. Communists, Marxists and Socialists rule the country now and are destroying it at a break-neck pace. Unions wield their power and influence like Thor’s hammer and bludgeon any who would oppose or stand in the way of their ‘Workers of the World Unite!” motto. And our President was raised and cared for in the loving arms of a Socialist/Marxist family. His socialist ties run very deep indeed and the lies to cover this are too numerous to list here.

And there is much, much more going on that heralds the unraveling of America.

How much more can Americans take? What will be the straw that breaks America’s back and will? Will it be martial law, hunger or violence or all of the above? In our household, we have a term for someone who keeps prodding someone else until they come unglued – ‘poking the badger.’ Well, I think that applies here…

Americans just want to be free. To work and raise their families. To have a home and a good life. Now we face poverty, enslavement and perhaps death. All because of the choices we have collectively made or failed or make – the individuals we have allowed to rise to the top and now control America are the ones we either chose or just let carry out their evil agendas because we were too busy just trying to live.

Now America must pay the price. How long do we let this go on before we stop it? Personally, I don’t think we have three more years. I don’t think we even have a year if Obama keeps to his agenda and so far there is no one to stop him but a very few. And if he gets his way, Obama will silence those like Beck and bloggers who stand against him.

I wonder what Cloward and Piven would think of America’s current breaking point… How do you like the brave, new world we face?


Obama File 101 Who’s Been Fibbing Then? Evidence That Obama Was Deeply Involved in Socialist New Party “Sister Organization”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Obama file 100 here

Did Barack Obama, or someone close to him, deliberately mislead voters about the extent of the US president’s involvement in the socialist Chicago New Party?

In the run up to the November 2008 elections, evidence surfaced that Barack Obama had joined and been endorsed by the Chicago New Party, during his successful 1995/96 Illinois State Senate run.

According to Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website;

Right-wing hatchet man and conspiracy theorist, Stanley Kurtz is pushing a new crackpot smear against Barack falsely claiming he was a member of something called the New Party.

But the truth is Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party. In all six primary campaigns of his career, Barack has has run as a Democrat. The New Party did support Barack once in 1996, but he was the only candidate on the ballot in his race and never solicited the endorsement.

Stanley Kurtz also queried Carol Harwell, Obama’s campaign manager at the time: She said

“Barack did not solicit or seek the New Party endorsement for state senator in 1995.”

This despite evidence that Obama was heavily involved in the New Party in 1995 and according to New Party News of Spring 1996, page 1, was a bona fide New Party member (see below).

I now present evidence that Obama was involved as early as 1993, with a New Party “sister” organization – Progressive Chicago.

This organization was formed by members of the New Party as a support group for “progressive” candidates. It’s main instigators included New Party members Madeline Talbott of Chicago ACORN and Dan Swinney, a Chicago labor unionist.

In an April 27, 1993 letter to prospective Progressive Chicago members, Dan Swinney wrote;

“I recently have become interested in the New Party as well as committed myself to see if we can build a Progressive Chicago network, working with Madeline Talbott of ACORN – the local New Party convener.

I wanted to introduce you to the NP and Progressive Chicago and would like to talk to you about it to see if there is a role you want to play.”

A circa 1993 Progressive Chicago introductory pamphlet stated;

Progressive Chicago was started by members of the New Party who wanted to be able to put together an organization strong enough to win: If that means supporting a candidate running as a Democrat, then fine. If that means running our own candidates in aldermanic or state representative races on whatever line that gives them the best chance of winning, fine.

A Chicago New Party organizing report of June 2 1993 specifically named Progressive Chicago as a “sister organization”;

At some point in the future we will have elections for a steering committee, but at this point we are concentrating on building up the internal organization…to build up our sister organization, Progressive Chicago. Once we have built up our membership for the two organizations, we will then elect a steering committee and move forward…

Progressive Chicago would be a support organization for progressive political activity…This organization is modeled on Progressive Milwaukee and Progressive Dane…

We hope that Progressive Chicago will be able to rebuild the shattered Harold Washington Coalition and be a leading force in supporting progressive coalitions and progressive change…

The New Party and Progressive Chicago were always financially intertwined. According to an undated Progressive Challenge call for members;

If you’re already a member of the New Party, we have an agreement with them that $5 of the New Party dues will automatically go to Progressive Challenge.

According to the organization’s literature, Progressive Chicago aimed to;

Unite progressive activists and organizations for progressive, grassroots electoral activity in local elections.

It is a renewal of the old Harold Washington coalition; activists and academics; women; unemployed and union; gay and straight; community organizations and churches; African American, Latino, Asian, native American and white; seniors and people with disabilities; low income and middle income; west and south side..

It was the election of the leftist Harold Washington in 1983 that inspired Barack Obama to move to Chicago two years later.

The Harold Washington coalition, was led by an alliance of Chicago communists, socialists and “community activists”, just like both of its direct descendants, the New Party and Progressive Chicago.

Key Progressive Chicago leaders included;

People targeted or solicited to join Progressive Chicago included Obama political mentor and Communist Party affiliate Alice Palmer, Communist Party member Frank Lumpkin, Rev. Jim Reed of Christians for Socialism and Democratic Socialists of America associates Miguelle Del Valle, Carole Travis, Clem Balanoff, Sue Purrington and Jane Ramsey.

Barack Obama was probably approached to join Progressive Chicago as early April 7, 1993 as this unsigned handwritten note suggests.

According to the same note Obama was “more than happy to be involved;

By September 1993 Obama was one of 17 people listed as a signatory on all Progressive Chicago letters – as shown by the second page of this September 22 Progressive Chicago letter to Joe Gardner.

On December 31, 1993, Progressive Chicago wrote to all key members, including Obama, inviting them to a January 19, 1994 meeting.

Clearly Obama’s involvement in Progressive Chicago was high level and lasted at least several months.

It appears beyond doubt that Barack Obama was involved, more than two years before his Illinois State Senate run, with a New Party founded, “sister organization” – Progressive Chicago.

It is clear that ACORN and SEIU played a big role in Progressive Chicago, as did Marxist activists from Democratic Socialists of America and Committees of Correspondence.

In 2008, the US media went into a frenzy when it was alleged that Sarah Palin’s husband had been involved in the Alaska Independence Party.

The same media apparently believed the Obama camp’s assurances that their candidate had never been meaningfully involved in the New Party – and even if he was, it wasn’t really socialist anyway.

Here is hard evidence that Obama was involved in a New Party “sister organization”, founded by New Party members and run by hard core socialists.

Perhaps some brave journalist might seek redemption and forgiveness from the American people by asking the President some tough questions?

It shouldn’t be too hard. The evidence is all here.

Obama file 102 here


Tea Party Express Day 11 – “If you wish for peace, prepare for war”

By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot


God bless every one of these Quad Cities patriots who came out to welcome us this morning here at River Park in Bettendorf, a suburb of Davenport, Iowa.

I began my remarks to the crowd today by quoting from the New York Times:

“President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.

For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyber attack.”

If you wish for peace, prepare for war. In other words, peace through strength. Because a strong society is less likely to be attacked by enemies.

Anna and Freedom — sisters who are homeschooled — were there, participating in something historic.



By our headcount, there were close to 1400 who were waiting for us when our buses rolled into Davis Park in Rockford. It was a surreal setting. The park was bracketed by the Rock River on one side and abandoned, derelict factory buildings on the other.

As we approached the city limits, the Patriot Guard motorcyclists accompanied us in, blocking intersections to hold back traffic and let us pass through any and all red lights. It was the first escort we’ve had so far on the tour, and it was a thrill to see them riding at our flanks, wingmen in black leather flying the red, white and blue.

Marathon Pundit John Ruberry and Andrea finally got to meet each other. John has some great posts up at his site about the day’s event.

John Ruberry visits the TPX III “nerve center”. Pictured aboard the Red Bus are John, Levi Russell (Communications Director), and Joe Wierzbicki (All Around Wonder Man)

The Boys on the Bus

Sal Russo, chief strategist for the Tea Party Express and John Ruberry, the “Marathon Pundit”

It’s for his future that we fight

Theirs too

We estimate 1400 came out for the Rally



On a cool, damp, raw and windy evening, some 300 hardy souls came out to rally with the Tea Party Express. Ann Althouse was there and posted about it at her site.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the rally was held at a parking lot on U.S. Senate candidate Terrence Wall’s property.

Lloyd Marcus and the Lloydettes!



By: Dave Logan

DAY 11: TPX III tour embed Andrea Shea King reports on Tuesday’s rallies — three states, one report. Yesterday’s rallies–Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin–had some very special moments for Andrea — witnessing the Patriot Guard Riders escorting the caravan of tour buses, and meeting Marathon Pundit at the Rockford rally. She documents the rallies with an extensive collection of photos. “Good morning, Cheeseheads!

***From the front of the Blue Bus, it’s Marathon Pundit. John Ruberry traveled to the Rockford Rally, met Andrea, the TPX crew and was treated to a VIP tour. See John’s photos of the Rockford rally — he’ll have a full Rockford report later in the day. (Report up now) John is one of our most dedicated TPX supporters–he makes a difference each and every day.

DAY 12: The Tea Party Express will make its swing through Wisconsin, stopping for rallies in Milwaukee — 9:30 am; Green Bay — 2:00 pm; Eau Claire — 7:30 pm. All times CDT.

TPX COVERAGE: Tea Party Express, Tea Party Express TV and TPX tour schedules are your best links for tour news and information. And you can attend rallies via your computer by hitting the TV link. Wm and Selena Owens do a great job of producing all TPX TV coverage.

AND SPEAKING of coverage, dedication and all-around TPX spirit, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at Noisyroom fills her blog throughout the day with updates. Trying to keep up with her is a full-time job. Tour officials are most thankful for the work she does in support of TPX III. And in between TPX updates, she finds time to include other important items as well. How about this video of LTC Allen West, who’s running for Florida’s 22nd congressional district. Great leader.

**TONIGHT — The Andrea Shea King Show broadcasts “live” from somewhere in the Wisconsin area. Tune in at 9 pm et. Call us at 646-478-4604.

The TPX III nationwide tour is all about the next generation, and Andrea captures two members of that generation in this photo–Davenport, Iowa.