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By Denise Cassells on February 9, 2010

Last year, Fox News took the lead in portraying that Tea Party Patriots were just average run of the mill Americans who did not want Government meddling in their lives, or imposing larger bureaucracies.

Fox neglected to mention that corporate lobbyists contrived most of the setting up and execution of the disdainful events people have witnessed, and some fringe right GOP lawmakers touted as a basis for arguments against any real health care reform.

Republicans on the take, caved to insurance giants. Having tried and failed to make the whole debate disappear, they have proven without doubt, they are the same party who led our country into financial ruin and have not changed one iota.

Looking back, you may remember the tearful testimonies by insurance adjusters who were guilt-ridden while explaining at congressional hearings how some insurers revoke policies of the seriously ill. Health insurance companies have a bottom line – like any other business; turn a profit.

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By Denise Cassells on December 5, 2009

Founder of Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, attempted to convince readers that Tea Partiers began their grass root movement prior to President Obama taking office. The irony is that it rightfully should have begun during the Bush tenure, as Hot Air falsely claims happened.

In an effort to attract viewers to purchase and view the upcoming “Tea Party ‘Documentary’”
of how the tea party movement has flourished under Dick Army’s Freedom Works, Malkin has posted a few absurdities that do nothing but match the ridiculousness of the contorted views shared by a populace convinced that Obama is not a legal citizen.

Whether tea partiers like it or not, they have collectively taken in the other whacks (Birthers) who dispute the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate, and both shutter at the thought of the video in which they swear Obama touted himself to be a Muslim.

Never enjoyed being the bearer of bad news; Birthers' and Tea Party members are one in the same. This I discovered when I had the misfortune of covering one of their events. That particular event had members lined up across the street from a post office (which was closed at the time) with tea bag stuffed envelopes penned to the White House ready to be delivered for mailing.

Many discussions have taken place over the airwaves to convince the naysayers that Obama is in fact a genuine, born in America citizen, yet neither words nor photos have phased the hyped up lies and self-delusions. Gee, even Sarah Palin recently admitted on a talk show that elected officials and others have a right to know the truth and have questions answered.

Along with assistance from a newly released report from Annenberg Political Fact Check, one more time, we will attempt lying to rest such doubts.

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By Denise Cassells on November 23, 2009

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Deputy Communications Director, Megan McClendon confirmed this afternoon that, "He (Moore) is indeed stepping down."

U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore, 64, now serving his 6th term, will become the first member of Congress to retire without seeking another public office.

The official statement released today by Moore's D.C. Communication Director Brandon Naylor gave confirmation to Moore's retirement.

It has been an honor and a privilege to have been elected six times to represent the people of the Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have decided not to seek reelection in 2010. It is time for a new generation of leadership to step forward.

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By Denise Cassells on November 20, 2009

Comparing the 2004 boom in refinancing home mortgage rates to a lowered interest rate thus allowing homeowners to stay in their homes at a lower monthly cost, Citigroup, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan have weighed the financial losses of their own, reaching the conclusion, it is cheaper to create jobs than to foreclose on mortgage holders.

Crediting federal incentives, lending companies have beefed up staffing of mortgage officers to avoid drawn out, expensive foreclosures.

Since the beginning of this year, seventeen thousand new jobs at an annual salary of $30,000 to $60,000 plus bonuses have resulted, enabling lenders to prevent balance sheets from bogging down for many years out.

These jobs entail sitting at a desk, making phone call after phone call to everyday people strapped for cash having trouble making house payments. Borrowers receive options such as deferred principal, lowered interest rates on loans, and extended maturity. All designed to lower payments to approximately one-third of the borrowers’ monthly income.

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By Denise Cassells on November 11, 2009

The list of House Democratic members who represent right-leaning districts is as follows:

KS-03 Moore, Dennis R+3
AZ-01 Kirkpatrick, Ann R+6
AZ-05 Mitchell, Harry R+5
AZ-08 Giffords, Gabby R+4
NY-19 Hall, John R+3
FL-08 Grayson, Alan R+2
MI-07 Schauer, Mark R+2
NY-24 Arcuri, Mike R+2
WI-08 Kagen, Steve R+2
CA-11 McNerney, Jerry R+1
IL-08 Bean, Melissa R+1
IL-11 Halvorson, Debbie R+1
IL-14 Foster, Bill R+1
MN-01 Walz, Tim R+1
NY-23 Owens, Bill R+1
NH-01 Shea-Porter, Carol R+0
NY-01 Bishop, Timothy R+0

Not only did these legislators support the House health care reform bill, they also voted against the Stupak-Pitts amendment. Please support these House members.

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By Denise Cassells on November 8, 2009

On Saturday, November 7, a majority of the House of Representatives made history by passing H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.

Representatives who voted for H.B. 3962 deserve many thanks for abandoning extreme pressure from the insurance industry and standing up for citizens who do not wish to witness large corporate takeover in America.

By voting yes, our representatives took control of the helm to provide secure and reliable coverage for those with insurance, expand coverage for those who do not have insurance, lower costs for families and businesses, and took a major step in reducing the deficit.

After nearly a century of attempts, people in this country stood for health care reform by making their voices heard and electing a President, a majority in both the house and senate who would not fail to fulfill a basic human right for all Americans.

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By Denise Cassells on October 2, 2009

Prairie Village, Kansas resident Charles Schollenberger has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a possible U.S. Senate run. The committee plans to meet through the end of 2009 to determine if sufficient support exists for a candidacy.

Schollenberger believes “Kansans deserve better representation. Republicans have tied up [those] seats for over 70 years.” From a “fair play standpoint, the other party ought to have a chance.”

Schollenberger hails from Hudson, Ohio has been a resident of metropolitan Kansas City for 27 years. He grew up in northeast Ohio where he was a strong advocate for passage of the 26th amendment in 1971, which lowered the legal voting age to 18.

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By Denise Cassells on October 2, 2009

Welcome to rural Kansas. Linn County consists of roughly 10,000 citizens. Oh yes, they are sticklers for heading to the polls. They also host tea bagger parties, promote Americans for Prosperity, deny President Obama his legal citizenship status, and tout the greatness of one state senator who has become synonymous with every aspect of the party of No ideas, Sam Brownback.

Reared only minutes from my own backyard, Brownback is considered most everyone’s hometown hero.

After realizing his self-assumed greatness was not scoring brownie points on the hill, dropping out of his bid as a GOP presidential contender; Brownie has hit pay dirt. With former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius now acting Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services with Obama’s Administration, Brownback spots an opportunity to return to his home state finally presenting itself.

Kansas, look out, we may be on a fast track time warp returning us to an era of gunslingers and black lung.

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By Denise Cassells on September 29, 2009

Having had very intelligent conversations with many who identify themselves as Republicans, with any luck common sense will prevail when ballots offer an alternative to Lynn Jenkins in 2010.

Many people in recent years have come to realize that the GOP has abandoned its stance on limited government. After all, under the Republican controlled White House, Senate, and House, government expanded.

Conventional wisdom that says Democrats are most likely to break the piggy bank was thrown out after the Carter Administration. Still, many fear an increased Democratic majority in Congress topped by a Democratic president. Yet, the proof is in the pudding, Democrats spend less than the party who decries no spending.

If limited government is the goal, history tells us we should root for Democratic presidents. No matter which party is in power, Texans should be banned from the White House.

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By Denise Cassells on September 14, 2009

Number crunchers are having a political heyday over health-care reform. Yet, one in particular, is having a field day in shaping the debate. A consulting firm known as the Lewin Group, aka United Health, whose research is making the rounds by opponents of the hotly debated public insurance option.

Respectively stated, by Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, Lewin Group is an "independent research firm.” Rep. Eric Cantor of Va., House Republican whip, says it is "the nonpartisan Lewin Group."

Also, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the second-ranking Republican on the key Finance Committee, refers to Lewin Group as "well known as one of the most nonpartisan groups in the country."

What these prominent members of the Republican Party fail to mention is that the Lewin Group is owned entirely by United Health Group, one of this countries mega health insurance providers.

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