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Conservatives Unveil Alternative to Obamacare: A coalition of conservative leaders have assembled under the banner of The 2017 Project to offer a proactive alternative to President Obama’s troubled health care overhaul. Weekly Standard editors William Kristol and Jeffrey H. Anderson describe the project as follows: “It would solve the three core problems that called out for real reform even before the Democrats passed Obamacare: getting more people insured; dealing with the problem of preexisting conditions; and lowering costs. In providing politically attractive and substantively sound solutions to these three core concerns, it would justify bringing an end to Obamacare, and thus would pave the way for full repeal.”

The Hillary Papers: The Washington Free Beacon obtained archived documents related to former U.S. Secretary of State and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The papers of Diane Blair, a political science professor whom Clinton described as her “closest friend,” shed new light on President Bill Clinton’s sexual exploits and the political ruthlessness of the former First Lady.

Democrats try to block audit of welfare system: Top Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill to revoke a nearly $1 million contract with Gary Alexander of the Alexander Group. According to House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport), the bill fulfills a prediction of BDN columnist Matt Gagnon, who has said Democrats will use this legislative term as a “soap-box to campaign against the governor.” “Instead of scoring political points, Democrats should help us find solutions to the countless fiscal and economic problems caused by their decades of one-party rule,” Fredette said in a statement.

Voter I.D. Hypocrisy: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has a track record for opposing election integrity reforms, including voter I.D. requirements. But at a recent protest against voter I.D. laws, the NAACP required protestors to present identification.

Levin to Keynote Tea Party’s Five-year Anniversary: Conservative talk radio host and New York Time’s bestselling author Mark Levin will give the keynote address for a five-year anniversary event hosted by Tea Party Patriots, according to Breitbart News. “The Tea Party, which consists of millions of hard working taxpayers, is to be celebrated not condemned,” Levin told Breitbart News. “The ruling class must be trounced and its media cheerleaders must be exposed if the republic is to survive. The Tea Party is our only hope.  It’s a great honor to be asked to speak to such outstanding and courageous patriots,” he added.

Gun Control Advocated Arrested for Carrying Gun in School: From DailyCaller.com: “A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.”

Snowden-linked Journo Makes Solo Debut: Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who rose to prominence through his work with Edward Snowden, has started his own new media venture, The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media. Greenwald’s inaugural story, co-written with Jeremy Scahill, alleges that the National Security Agency is using questionable electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, to target individuals for drone strikes.

The Daily Catch is a new daily post The Maine Wire. It will feature top local and national news stories of interest to conservatives. If you have a story you would like included in the Daily Catch, please send an email to Editor Steve Robinson at serobinson@themainewire.com

About Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson is the former editor of The Maine Wire and currently the executive producer of the Kirk Minihane Show. Follow him on Twitter @BigSteve207.

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