Fact Check: Employers are not cutting back workers hours because of Obamacare

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Obamacare is not causing an increase in part time employment.
“There were many people who speculated that when this law came into place that it would add to the cost and there would be a lot more part-time workers instead of full-time workers… so far, that’s not true. There has not been an increase in the percentage of our employment in part-time work.” Former President Bill Clinton.

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Republican Texas Judge has had enough of Republican homophobia and bigotry, switches parties – DailyKos

I love this story being reported by Think Progress. It seems that Bexar, Texas County Criminal Court Judge Carlo Key has had enough of the fire-breathing homophobia and racism of the Republican party. In a video posted to YouTube today, Key renounces his Republican affiliation and goes into quite the rant over why he has decided he will run for re-election as a Democrat.

I can no longer be a member of the Republican Party. For too long, the Republican Party has been at war with itself. Rational Republican beliefs have given way to ideological character assassinations. Pragmatism and principal have been overtaken by pettiness and bigotry. Make no mistake: I have not left the Republican Party. It left me. (More)

Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) Investigating Allegations Of Teacher’s Racism – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fifth graders at a Fort Worth elementary school told their parents a teacher separated them by race, and then insulted them and their families. The Fort Worth Independent School district said in a statement it was aware of the allegations, and would take appropriate action after the facts are known.

Parents said the incident happened in a music class Friday at Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary school. Sandra Lee said it was the first thing her daughter told her about after school.

“He called the class stupid, and when he separated the black kids from the white kids, he told the black kids I know where y’all from,” Lee said her daughter told her. “He said I can tell neither one of y’all get punished at home.” (More)

AR-15 assault rifle stolen from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ home – ABC 11

DUNN, N.C. — The Dunn Police Department is investigating the theft of an AR-15 assault rifle from the home of U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers.

Investigators said they were called to the home on Kingsway Drive last Wednesday for a report of a breaking and entering.

According to a police report, Bret Ellmers’ said the rifle was left leaning against a gun safe the day before in the garage, which had been left unlocked. Bret Ellmers told officers he and his son had left the rifle in the garage after going target shooting. The report does not say whether the weapon was loaded.

The gun, a gun case, and a GPS unit were taken. The total value of the items was put at $1,100. (More)

Inside The Meeting Where Obama And Reid Vowed Not To Be ‘Taken In By These Crazy People’ – HuffPost Politics

Response: A must read!

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and Harry Reid needed to clear the air. The relationship between the president and the Senate majority leader had been deteriorating since 2011, with Reid losing respect for Obama’s ability to negotiate with Republicans and Obama unsure if Reid had as much control over his Senate Democratic caucus as he liked to say.

So at the White House’s invitation, the two met in the Oval Office on July 9, with no staff, to talk one on one. It was a cathartic moment, one in which long-buried tensions were fully aired. Aides to the two men tell a similar story: Their boss had been losing confidence in his counterpart and wanted the meeting as a way to buck up the other. (More)

Grambling University football players deserve applause for not playing- theGrio

Grambling Football isn’t the only thing suffering on a state campus in Louisiana. If taxpayers acted more like the Grambling players, who refused to attend the team’s game against Jackson State in protest this weekend, maybe higher education in Louisiana would be in a better place.

n a letter to Grambling University administrators, the players cited moldy equipment and facilities, harsh travel conditions, unwarranted staffing changes and having to pay for their own Gatorade. The administration should have met their demands. (More)