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Obamacare’s Empty Shell; A Good Guy With A Gun; Re-Made In America; Senators Warn Obama On Iran ‘Trap’; Consensus Grows That Government Is Too Powerful; Michelle Mooches Fame From Phony Twitter Users – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 9-24-2013

September 24, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage. Source: POLITICO…

 

  • A former British marine emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege Sunday after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives. The ex-soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday. With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex. His story emerged as sporadic gunfire continued to ring out from inside the mall early today as Kenyan security forces battled al-Qaida-linked terrorists into a fourth day. Source: Daily Mail…

 

  • The ‘Made in America’ revival is gaining momentum with a majority of manufacturing executives now ready to consider pulling some production back from China. The number of firms that have shifted manufacturing to the U.S. from China, or will do so in the next two years, has nearly doubled over the past 18 months. Source: CNN Money…

 

  • Senators from both parties on Monday warned President Obama he might be walking into a trap by pursuing diplomatic relations with Iran. In letters delivered on the eve of a possible meeting between Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, lawmakers said the president should be on guard against a time-killing ploy intended to buy time for nuclear weapons development. Source: The Hill…

 

  • Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power. Source: Gallup…

 

  • Nearly 2 million of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Twitter followers are not real. According to the Twitter analytics application Status People, 37 percent of Michelle Obama’s 5,290, 506 Twitter followers — or approximately 1,957,487 followers — are considered fake. Thirty-five percent of her followers are inactive, and 28 percent are considered “good,” or real. Michelle Obama’s account is run by Organizing for Action, and sent its last Tweet on March 4. Source: The Daily Caller…

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