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The Kochs are no strangers to pulling the old bait-and-switch agenda rally; at this point, they’ve scienced it down to a four-step process known as the “KOCH procedure.” We’ll explain that further in a moment, but for now, a basic question: How do you bait in rich college kids who care more about parties and hot hookups than they do about freedom, liberty, business and immigration? YOU TOTALLY THROW A KEGGER, BRAH!!

When House Republicans shut down the government last Tuesday, they did so with the blessing of Catholic bishops. One week prior to the shutdown, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote a letter to the GOP House. The letter asked them to hold America hostage until Democrats kill birth control rules set by the White House. The rules require insurance companies to include birth control coverage for all employees, regardless of the religious beliefs of employers.

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning

Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.

Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live

The 26 Republican-dominated states not participating in an expansion of Medicaid are home to a disproportionate share of the nation’s poorest uninsured residents. Eight million will be stranded without insurance.

A recent CNBC poll found that 46 percent of people opposed Obamacare, while only 37 percent opposed the Affordable Care Act. There's just one problem: They're the same damn thing.