Former Republican lobbyist David Jolly prevailed in a March 12 special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, a swing district victory many political observers are calling a bellwether for the November mid-term elections. The prime issue of contention in the race between Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink was President Obama's signature healthcare law, usually called “ObamaCare.”
With the March 31 healthcare deadline fast approaching, the White House is in the difficult position of having to admit that they it likely not reach its goal of 7 million enrollees. According to figures put out by the White House, 4.2 million Americans have signed up for ObamaCare through February, but the White House has yet to indicate how many of those enrollees actually paid for their insurance.
Property owners and farmers in Virginia are celebrating after another victory in the battle against what critics said was oppressive government schemes infringing on private-property rights under various pretexts. Known as the “Boneta Bill,” SB 51 was quietly signed last week by Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe following a public uprising over draconian regulations and harassment targeting family farmers — and Martha Boneta’s small farm in particular. In Virginia and nationwide, however, the battle continues.