Farrakhan a VIP guest at dinner party with Iran’s Rouhani

Farrakhan a VIP guest at dinner party with Iran’s Rouhani

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    Louis Farrakhan, (l.), hung out in New York Tuesday night with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The Iranian delegation may be pariahs inside the UN building, but they’ve found at least one friend during their visit to New York – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan and his entourage attended a dinner party hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday night. Rouhani’s dinner party was held on the second floor of the One UN Hotel, where the Iranian delegation is staying, and at the same time as President Obama’s party at the Waldorf Astoria just blocks away.
The private dinner party was held just hours after Rouhani’s speech to the general assembly.
Farrakhan, the fiery 80-year-old who has previously sidled up to the likes of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi, and his massive entourage and private security detail were seen departing the hotel around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Pedestrian traffic was stopped while the minister and his group piled into various cars with lights and sirens and New Jersey license plates.
Also in attendance at Rouhani’s party was German Deputy Foreign Minister Peter Florin, who was elected president of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
Farrakhan made headlines during the General Assembly last year when he dined with Rouhani’s predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Farrakhan is no stranger to controversy. He has been blasted for his anti-Semitic remarks and has aligned himself with former Iranian presidents and other controversial world leaders. In 2011, Farrakhan blasted Obama, calling him a “murderer” in response to the death of Qaddafi.
“We voted for our brother Barack, a beautiful human being with a sweet heart,” Farrakhan said. “Now he’s an assassin.”
Rouhani doesn’t appear to think any more of Obama, who extended an olive branch to the rogue nation when he told the General Assembly “regime change” in Iran is not the goal of the U.S., and urged peaceful talks to diffuse Tehran’s nuclear program. But Rouhani spurned Obama later, refusing to shake his hand because there was “not enough time.”
This reporter can be reached at jana.winter@foxnews.com

The media is painting Hillary Clinton as the world’s most perfect person

The media is painting Hillary Clinton
as the world’s most perfect person

Welcome to The Michael Savage Newsletter, your daily insider report on all things “Savage.”

The election is a few years away, but the media is already touting Hillary Clinton as Obama’s most worthy successor.

Michael Savage reminds his audience of the former first lady’s many misdeeds, declaring that she should have resigned after her involvement in the Benghazi cover-up was revealed.



“They’re pushing Hillary Clinton for the presidency, and a lot of people fear her,” Savage said, noting:

    All of a sudden she’s the most perfect person on the planet all over again.

    She’s a woman, so supposedly that automatically makes her better than a man. Any man.

    If George Washington ran against Hillary Clinton, he’d be called a demon.

    Nancy Pelosi has been praising Hillary just because she’s a woman. I couldn’t believe it.

    The two of them wanted to bomb Syria. Why?

    Because of the scandals, number one, and the pipeline, number two.

    War would be the perfect cover story to mask the worst record in modern presidential history.

    They were willing to bomb a sovereign nation for no reason, to get the negative headlines off the front pages: The IRS scandal. The NSA scandal.

    Why wasn’t Hillary forced to resign in disgrace after Benghazi?

    That scandal could have changed history during the 2012 election, but Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt Romney, wouldn’t even mention it.

Obama lied, my health plan died

Obama lied, my health plan died

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By Michelle Malkin  •  September 25, 2013 01:42 AM
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Obama lied, my health plan died
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2013
Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed small-business owner who buys health insurance for my family directly on the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to choose from a wide range of doctors.
Or rather, we had such a plan.
Last week, our family received notice from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado that we can no longer keep the plan we like because of “changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA).” The letter informed us that “(t)o meet the requirements of the new laws, your current plan can no longer be continued beyond your 2014 renewal date.”
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In short: Obama lied. My health plan died.
Remember? Our president looked America straight in the eye and promised: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also lied when she pledged: “Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”
This isn’t just partisan business. It’s personal. Our cancellation letter states that Anthem is “not going to be selling new individual PPO plans.”
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When we asked whether we could keep our children’s doctors, an agent for Anthem told my husband and me she didn’t know. The insurer has no details available yet on what exactly they’ll be offering. We either will be herded into the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange regime (launching October 1), a severely limited HMO plan, or presented with costlier alternatives from another insurer. If they even exist.
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My family is not alone. Across the country, insurers are sending out Obamacare-induced health plan death notices to untold tens of thousands of other customers in the individual market. Twitter users are posting their Obamacare cancellation notices and accompanying rate increases:
Linda Deright posted her letter from Regency of Washington state: “63 percent jump, old policy of 15 yrs. cancelled.” Karen J. Dugan wrote: “Received same notice from Blue Shield CA for our small business. Driving into exchange and no info since online site is down.” Chris Birk wrote: “Got notice from BCBS that my current health plan is not ACA compliant. New plan 2x as costly for worse coverage.” Small-business owner Villi Wilson posted his letter from HMSA Blue Cross Blue Shield canceling his individual plan and added: “I thought Obama said if I like my health care plan I can keep my health care plan.”
Few among Washington’s protected political class are paying attention, because they enjoy their lucrative government benefits and are exempted from Obamacare’s destructive consequences. But one of my state’s congressional representatives, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner, also lost his individual market plan. Unlike most politicians on Capitol Hill, Gardner chose not to enroll in the federal health insurance program. He told me that he opted to participate in the private market “because I wanted to be in the same boat as my constituents. And now that boat is sinking!”
Gardner points to recent analysis showing individual market rate increases of 23 percent to 25 percent in Colorado. “After my current plan is discontinued,” he wrote last week, “the closest comparable plan through our current provider will cost over 100 percent more, going from roughly $650 a month to $1,480 per month.” He now carries his Obamacare cancellation notice with him as hardcore proof of the Democrats’ ultimate deception.
Maryland announced that its post-Obamacare individual market rates could also rise by a whopping 25 percent. The National Association for the Self-Employed is recommending that its small-business owners and freelancers plan for at least a 15 percent increase nationwide. One of the reasons for those rate hikes, of course, is that Obamacare’s mandated benefits provisions force insurers to carry coverage for items that individual market consumers had deliberately chosen to forgo.
Americans who had opted for affordable catastrophic coverage-style plans now have fewer and fewer choices. This includes a whole class of musicians, photographers, artists, writers, actors and other creative people who purchased health plans through the individual market or through small professional organizations. As St. Vincent College arts professor Ben Schachter reports in the Weekly Standard, groups like the College Art Association, Modern Language Association and the Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust are dropping their plans. Young, healthy members of these groups “are far more likely to see their rates go up — or to face the individual mandate penalties.”
Thanks to Obama, access is down. Premiums and health care spending are up. Research and development on lifesaving drugs and medical devices are down. Hours and benefits have been cut because of Obamacare costs and regulatory burdens by at least 300 American companies, according to Investor’s Business Daily. And the Obamacare layoff bomb continues to claim victims.
Obamacare is destroying the private individual market for health insurance by design, not accident. For hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of self-employed job creators, three fundamental Obamacare truths are becoming as clear as Obama’s growing nose: 1) You can’t keep it. 2) We’re screwed. 3) The do-gooders don’t care.
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