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It takes a lot of abuse to break the White House Press Corps’ thrall to President Barack Obama’s cult of personality. So it’s surprising that this happened at the White House press briefing today: This went on for more than 15 minutes. The press was largely upset over the President’s recent refusal to allow press […]
This article, by Charles Ornstein, appeared on the ProPublica website on Dec. 12. When Healthcare.gov and some State-run insurance marketplaces ran into trouble with their Web sites in October and November, they urged consumers to submit paper applications. Now, it’s time to process all that paper. And with the deadline to enroll in health plans less than […]
During his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) unloaded on conservative groups who have criticized his agenda throughout the years and are now attacking the $85 billion bipartisan budget compromise announced earlier in the week. “Frankly, I just think they’ve lost all credibility,” Boehner told reporters. While the lawmaker didn’t name […]
“This one is going to be a major headache for us all because Sen. Reid’s office/staff is pushing hard and I just had a long yelling match on the phone.” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) legislative affairs official Miguel Rodriguez wrote those words one year ago, steadying himself against the corrupt favor call-in he’d allegedly […]
On Tuesday, the White House posted via Twitter a picture of President Barack Obama holding a sign which says: “#GETCOVERED Because nobody should have to go broke just because they get sick.” Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) promptly re-purposed the picture and tweeted “fixed it for you” back to the White House. Here’s the original: President […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Santa Claus is too old and too white — but mostly just too white. That is the opinion expressed in a recent column by Slate culture blogger Alisha Harris, who recounted her painful feelings of being disenfranchised each Christmas as a black girl growing up in a world full of mostly white Santa Clauses.
Commercial unmanned aerial systems are set to start flying over U.S. airspace in 2015. In November, the Federal Aviation Administration released its final privacy rules for the six drone “test sites” that the agency will use to evaluate how drones will be integrated into domestic air traffic.
A two-month report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claims a combined 364,682 people had “selected” an Obamacare insurance plan through either the Federal Healthcare.gov website or through one of the State-managed exchanges, as of Nov. 30.