Archive for 'National News'
The Boston Globe – Maria Sacchetti President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting. Their relationship came into question […]
Townhall.com – Katie Pavlich Today a mass email was sent to Senate staff informing them the Washington DC Health Link website has crashed. Congressional staffers must sign up for Obamacare through the Washington D.C. exchange. Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid exempted his staff from Obamacare.
CNN – Ed Payne Yes, it happens every year — the snow and the cold. After all, it is winter, or least late, pre-winter. But how’s this for a change in the weather? Wednesday’s official high in Dallas was 80. Thursday night brings freezing rain, sleet and a low in the 20s, according to the National Weather Service.
CNN – Ed Payne A South Florida man killed his wife and son with a crossbow, drove 460 miles to try and kill his other son, and then slit his own throat. The violent, long-distance rampage took Pedro Maldonado Sr. from one end of the state to the other.
IRNUSA News – Sean Scott Ferguson The feed from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden seems never-ending, as does the amount of data the NSA has been collecting. According to top-secret documents and interviews with intelligence sources, the NSA is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the locations of cell phones around […]
IRNUSA News – Sean Scott Ferguson Libya continues to be a melting pot of political, military and economic problems – with no real central government. And Benghazi, a city that’s in turmoil where murder on a daily basis is commonplace. In September 2012 US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered by terrorists […]
The Hill – Elise Viebeck Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House. While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll.
The Hill – Amie Parnes White House chief of staff Denis McDonough held an unpublicized meeting with Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.), chairman of the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm, amid anger and anxiety that ObamaCare’s botched rollout could cost the party its majority next year. In the meeting, requested by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), […]
The Washington Post - Anthony Faiola Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on Tuesday vigorously defended his decision to publish a series of articles based on the secret files leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling a parliamentary committee that the right to continue pursuing the story goes to the heart of press freedoms and democracy in […]
World Net Daily ‘We have drawn a line in the sand. The government is powerless’ Liberty University is shocked the U.S. Supreme Court rejected it’s multifaceted challenge to Obamacare, but it vows to keep resisting components that its leaders claim violate their conscience – even going as far as promising civil disobedience to stay true to […]
World Net Daily – Michael Carl Relatives say life endangered after transfer to even worse prison American pastor Saeed Abedini, jailed by the rogue regime in Iran for his Christian work, has been threatened at knife point even as his physical condition has worsened, according to reports. His relatives, who are in Iran, said he […]
BBC People with dementia who exercise improve their thinking abilities and everyday life, a body of medical research concludes. The Cochrane Collaboration carried out a systematic review of eight exercise trials involving more than 300 patients living at home or in care.
CNN – Sophie Brown Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are seen as the most corrupt nations in the world, according to Transparency International’s latest survey, released Tuesday. More than two thirds of the 177 countries included in the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index scored below 50, where 0 indicates the country’s public sector is seen as highly corrupt and […]
The Hill - Jonathan Easley Former Rep. Mike Kreidler (D-Wash.), the Washington state insurance commissioner, testified on Wednesday that the administration’s proposal to allow people to keep their existing coverage won’t work. Kreidler, a healthcare law supporter, has declined President Obama’s offer to allow states to continue offering plans that don’t meet ObamaCare’s mandated requirements for […]
The Hill - Kate Tummarello The nation’s libraries are backing legislation that would curb the powers of the National Security Agency. Revelations about NSA surveillance have created a “climate of concern” for libraries, which are seeking to defend the freedom to read and research away from the government’s prying eyes.
The Hill – Molly K Hooper House Republicans are considering various legislative options that would either tacitly or explicitly rip the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. A handful of House GOP lawmakers told The Hill that the party is debating how best to express disapproval of the multilateral agreement, which was struck shortly after […]
If its good enough for the American people its good enough for us. Well, not exactly. Under a provision of Obama-care lawmakers can allow committee and leadership staffers to keep their federal employee insurance plans. So far the only leading Congressional leader to exercise this option is Senate majority leader Harry Reid. As millions of […]
BBC A federal judge has ruled Detroit should be granted protection from its creditors, marking the largest public bankruptcy in US history. US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes said payments to retired staff, which make up half of the city’s liabilities, could be “impaired” as a result.
CNN Money – Aaron Smith Cyber Monday sales broke a record in 2013, with shopping on mobile devices leading the charge. Cyber Monday sales jumped 20.6% year-to-year, making it the biggest online shopping day in history, according to an analysis released by IBM Tuesday.
CNN - Alexandra Field, Matt Smith and Catherine E Shoichet The commuter train that jumped its tracks in the Bronx was barreling into a curve at nearly three times the posted speed when it derailed, killing four passengers, federal safety officials said Monday.
The Hill - Jonathan Easley The University of Notre Dame re-filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Tuesday contesting the birth control mandate under ObamaCare. In January, a federal judge rejected a Notre Dame lawsuit after determining it had no standing on the matter because it wouldn’t be subject to the new regulation.
The Hill – Russell Berman Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday accused Senate Democrats of holding up year-end agreements on the farm bill and the budget. “It is time for the other chamber to get serious about getting its work done,” Boehner said after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican conference.
The Washington Times – Jeffrey T Kuhner History is repeating itself. The recent interim nuclear deal signed by the United States and other major powers with Iran in Geneva paves the way for war. President Obama is the new Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister who boasted of creating “peace in our time” after signing an agreement with Nazi […]
The Hill – Rebecca Shabad Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the Obama administration’s Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify before his committee next Wednesday on the ObamaCare rollout. “Given your continued unwillingness to appear voluntarily next week, I am left with no choice but to compel your appearance. Please find attached to this letter a […]
(CNSNews.com) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the federal government’s major health-care programs as well as the Obamacare insurance exchange, spent $1,113,178,000,000 in fiscal 2013, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for September, which was released last week. That sets a record for the most money ever spent by a federal […]