When it comes to healthcare, said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick, “the decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” With healthcare costs rising and Medicaid enrollment growing — and slated to increase by another 16 million beginning in 2014 — Americans are already getting an eye-opening experience in what such rationing will look like.

Janet NapolitanoThe Department of Homeland Security is authorizing illegal aliens to work in the United States, a Senate commitee learned October 19. According to CNSNews.com, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, got confirmation of this news in response to a question he asked Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano (photo at left).

ICE badgeThough the drunk-driving illegal alien who allegedly mowed down a recent college graduate in Framingham, Mass., was indicted for murder on Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement permitted the illegal alien who witnessed the crime to escape custody.

Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich emerged as the winner of the October 22 Iowa Faith and Freedom Forum, if measured by the level of audience applause. The Christian-right audience gave the thrice-married Gingrich several rounds of loud applause and an enthusiastic standing ovation at the end of his address.

Michele BachmannAt least four members of the five-person paid staff of the Michele Bachmann presidential campaign in New Hampshire have resigned, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported Saturday morning, but apparently someone forgot to tell the candidate.