Blog Best of The Week

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | February 7, 2014 | 4:20 PM EST

Here’s a look at the stories that have made the ‘Best of The Week.’

Your Order Is Ready

President Obama has expressed his willingness to bypass Congress and use executive orders for his “year of action”.

It is surprising however, that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders he can sign.”

The ObamaCare Disincentive

If they are concerned about full employment, the Full Employment Caucus Now may want to look into repealing ObamaCare. The Congressional Budget Office reports the measure may knock off over 2 million jobs in a decade by killing people’s incentive to work.

The subsidies that help low-income people buy expensive health insurance are a "disincentive for people to work," Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, told Congress on Wednesday.

No Choice On Buying Insurance - But You Can Choose Not To Work

The White House says ObamaCare doesn't hurt employment – it gives you the freedom to choose if you want to work.

"This is a choice on the part of workers," Jason Furman, the chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.

Obama Critical of "Killing The Innocent"

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, President Barack Obama said that “killing the innocent” is the “ultimate betrayal of God’s will.”

But the president was talking about terrorism, not abortion.

Is New England the "Least Religious"?

God’s will may not be garnering a lot of interest from people in New England.

A recent Gallup poll puts Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts on top of the list of “Least Religious States.”

Mississippi, Utah and Alabama top Gallup’s list of “Most Religious States.”

Check out the details of the Gallup poll and the many other stories available on

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