Support For Obamacare Hits New Low; Health Reform Killing Democrats’ Chances; Former CIA Chief Wants More NSA; Susan Rice Ain’t Got Time For Benghazi; Reid Predicts Boehner Will Cave On Immigration – Monday Morning News Roundup 12-23-2013

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

  • Support for the Affordable Care Act has dropped five points in a month to a record low, according to a CNN/ORC [Opinion Research Corporation] poll released Monday. The poll finds that just 35 percent of the public supports the law, compared to 40 percent in late November. Source: The Hill…

 

  • President Barack Obama’s healthcare law could have a “meltdown” and make it difficult for his Democratic Party to keep control of the U.S. Senate next year if ongoing problems with the program are not resolved, a Democratic senator said on Sunday. Source Reuters…

 

  • Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA and a member of President Obama’s task force on surveillance, said in an interview on Sunday that a controversial telephone data-collection program conducted by the National Security Agency should be expanded to include emails. He also said the program, far from being unnecessary, could prevent the next 9/11. Source: National Journal…

 

  • National Security Advisor Susan Rice expressed no regrets over her interviews following the assault on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying she does not have time to think about an issue blown out of proportion. “I don’t have time to think about a false controversy,” Rice said in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Source: The Hill…

 

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will negotiate on comprehensive immigration reform next year, despite his declarations to the contrary. The Democratic leader argued that Boehner has a new willingness to confront Tea Party groups and this, in turn, gives Reid confidence that he will not have to break up the Senate immigration bill to negotiate a series of piecemeal reforms with the House. Source: The Hill…

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