What We’re Reading December 14, 2013

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Saturday December 14, 2013.

One reason for the seeming lack of climate change over the last decade or so – the sun has been in an extremely quiet solar cycle. Leading some to say, maybe the sun is the most important factor in climate change…

Obamacare may never, ever be completely “fixed.”

Conservatives are not happy with Speaker Boehner’s antics over the budget bill…

After the plan was publicly unveiled by the Republicans at six o’clock on a Tuesday night, conservative fears were realized. Those things they knew would be in the plan were, in fact, in the plan. The plan funded Obamacare. The plan raised taxes. The plan broke the sequestration spending limits that only a month before Republican leaders had said would never be broken.

Speaker Boehner then did something curious. He held two press conferences wherein he lashed out at conservative groups. He denounced them for making up their minds before the plan was publicly unveiled. Never mind that everyone knew what would be in the plan. Never mind that he only gave the public thirty-six hours to explore the text of the plan — a violation of a campaign promise to give at least seventy-two hours of examination. Speaker Boehner’s statement sounded like former Speaker Pelosi claiming we had to pass the Ryan plan to find out what was in the Ryan plan.

But really what Speaker Boehner was doing was preparing the ground for the upcoming illegal immigration battle. Boehner wants to pass amnesty but knows conservatives will not be happy with that plan.

But Speaker Boehner’s crocodile tears in his attacks and cries against the conservative movement are really about the next fight. Speaker Boehner intends to pursue immigration reform, with an amnesty component. Before he gets there, he needs to shape battle lines.

Paul Ryan (R-WI) is moving forward with plans to be the next Speaker of the House.

Sarah Palin is tired of Republicans who talk about fiscal conservatism and then raise taxes and increase spending.

A teenage killer in Texas got off with a light sentence after telling the judge that he shouldn’t be punished because he wasn’t used to it. They’re calling his defense… affluenza.

Pope Francis defends life in the womb and attacks the abortion culture.

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