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share save 120 16 California Proposition 8 on Gay Marriage to Be Ruled Unconstitutional Tomorrow?
yeson8bumpersticker California Proposition 8 on Gay Marriage to Be Ruled Unconstitutional Tomorrow?

More than likely by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to release its opinion on the constitutionality of California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday morning.

The appeals court is deciding whether to uphold or reverse a federal judge’s 2010 ruling that Proposition 8, which was approved by voters in 2008, was unconstitutional. Regardless of the outcome, the decision is expected to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

The opinion will be posted online at 10 a.m, according to a press release from the court.

Judge Reinhardt and Judge Hawkins will probably vote to affirm Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and that Walker did not need to recuse himself (obviously).

The decision will be stayed and the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue in the next term beginning in October 2012.

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share save 120 16 Why Did Ann Coulter Bother to Endorse Mitt Romney?

Watch the video and continue to wonder…

Why?

Mitt Romney WILL lose to President Obama, especially after Obama-Biden 2012 portray him as the flip-flopping Wall Street parasite that he is.

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share save 120 16 State of Texas Encouraging Teens to Get Pregnant for Orthodontic Braces?

This is definitely government run amok in Medicaid and in the state of Texas.

No one would say being a single mom is easy. Especially being a single, teenage mother.

But the State of Texas appears to be encouraging teenage girls to become pregnant so they can receive free dental care under Medicaid.

Watch the excellent investigative video above and explain to me why the State of Texas is even covering orthodontics with federal medicaid dollars when California has NO dental medicaid for adults – at all?

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share save 120 16 Crooked Teeth Video: The Investigative Story of the Texas Orthodontic Medicaid FLAP

This is an excellent investigative series, albeit long video that discusses the problems with the State of Texas and their delivery of orthodontic care via Medicaid.

The WFAA-TV news special “Crooked Teeth” highlights an 11-part investigative series that reveals tens of millions of dollars in questionable billings and a troubling lack of oversight of the Texas Medicaid orthodontic program.

Although Texas Medicaid limits orthodontic care to poor children with severely misaligned teeth, “Crooked Teeth” reveals Texas paid more for Medicaid-funded dental orthodontics than the other 49 states combined.

In fact, a number of Texas dental clinics receive more in Medicaid orthodontic reimbursements than the amounts paid annually to entire states like Illinois, Georgia, Florida and California.

The half-hour news special “Crooked Teeth” raises questions about other Medicaid reimbursements nationally, including a troubling payment policy by one of the nation’s largest government contractors.

Watch it all and wonder why government financed and run health care is just filled with danger – fraud and cronyism included.

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share save 120 16 The Morning Flap: February 6, 2012

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

These are my links for February 3rd through February 6th:

Many Democrats have high hopes for the Southwest in Election 2012 and some even think that President Obama even has a decent shot to move Arizona from Republican to Democrat in the Electoral College column this November. However, the president may have an uphill fight to achieve that goal as most voters in the Grand Canyon State disapprove of the way he’s done his job.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone poll found that just 41% of Likely Voters in Arizona approve of the way President Obama has performed his role. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove. Those figures are significantly lower than the president’s national ratings. They include 28% who Strongly Approve and 48% who Strongly Disapprove.

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