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An Omaha, Nebraska Wendy's franchise is cutting its non-management employees back to 28 hours per week in response to Obamacare's mandate that it pay for health insurance for employees who work at least 32 hours. The owner says he can't afford to pay for the insurance.

Chuck Hagel now says he has "unequivocal, total support for Israel." Maybe the "Jewish lobby" finally got to him. /sarc

I guess this is the type of thing we should want from Hagel now. He's going to be confirmed (look no further than the conspicuous silence coming from AIPAC and Israel for confirmation of that) after he appears for hearings and the Democrats make a big production about saying they're satisfied with his answers. All that's left to do in the meantime is to get some public admissions from Hagel and try not to let Obama use the distraction to score other points.

Democratic commentators are now laying the groundwork for the platinum coin trick. In the past week, econ writers for the NYTimes, WaPo, and now Bloomberg News have been chattering about how its such a great idea and won't do anything bad to inflation or the markets. Uh huh. Jim Pethokoukis has more on the coin trick.


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