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Obamacare hits its target in final days

Obamacare hits its target in final days

By Nate Beeler 05/04/2014 10:18

You can forgive a little football-spiking, even if Obamacare is far from the end zone. The White House this week announced that the number of people who enrolled in new individual health-care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act topped 7 million and could still rise.

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Iron Dome ‘disgraced’ Israeli regime

Iron Dome ‘disgraced’ Israeli regime

By Mohammad Kargar 05/04/2014 10:11

A senior Iranian military figure has scoffed at the Israeli regime’s claims about its Iron Dome missile system, saying that Israelis see no safe place for themselves in the occupied Palestinian lands.

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Obamacare for the Mortgage Industry?

Obamacare for the Mortgage Industry?

By John R. Rose 05/04/2014 09:31

A slate of new ads from the 60 Plus Association evoke a well-worn conservative punching bag — “Obamacare” — to attack seven senators for supporting a lesser-known plan to overhaul the housing finance market. But the group stretches the analogy to absurd lengths to make the case that a Senate proposal amounts to a “takeover of the mortgage industry.”

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Iron Dome ‘disgraced’ Israeli regime

Iron Dome ‘disgraced’ Israeli regime

By Mohammad Ali Rajabi 04/04/2014 13:32

A senior Iranian military figure has scoffed at the Israeli regime’s claims about its Iron Dome missile system, saying that Israelis see no safe place for themselves in the occupied Palestinian lands.

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Obamacare Propaganda in TV Scripts?

Obamacare Propaganda in TV Scripts?

By A.F.Branco 04/04/2014 13:30

Top Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett recently granted an interview to a celebrity gossip website called POPSUGAR and revealed why she had come to Hollywood. "I'm meeting with writers of various TV shows and movies to try to get it into the scripts." The "it" is Obamacare.

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Flawed U.S. Policy Led to This New Cold War

Flawed U.S. Policy Led to This New Cold War

By Elkin 04/04/2014 13:23

The East-West confrontation over Ukraine, which led to Moscow's annexation of Crimea but long predated it, is potentially the worst international crisis in more than 50 years — and the most fateful. A negotiated resolution is possible, but time may be running out.

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NRA Does Victory Dance Over the Woes of a California Gun Foe

NRA Does Victory Dance Over the Woes of a California Gun Foe

By Pat Bagley 04/04/2014 12:58

It’s tough to blame the National Rifle Association for gloating over the humiliation of Leland Yee. A Democratic state senator in California, Yee has long been a darling of gun-control proponents and a foe of the gun lobby. Now he stands accused of selling his political connections in a gun-trafficking scheme. Oh, the irony.

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Malloy issues health care challenge to NRA

Malloy issues health care challenge to NRA

By Adam Zyglis 04/04/2014 12:45

Commemorating Connecticut's first anniversary of tougher gun laws, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't mince words on Thursday, challenging the National Rifle Association to support the federal Affordable Care Act and help expand opportunities for mental-health treatment.

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House passes bill to change Obamacare’s workweek from 30 hours to 40

House passes bill to change Obamacare’s workweek from 30 hours to 40

By David G. Brown 04/04/2014 12:39

Eighteen House Democrats ignored President Obama’s veto threat and helped Republicans pass a bill Thursday that rewrites the health care law to define full-time work as 40 hours per week — and not 30 — out of concern the current rules are forcing Americans to work fewer hours and earn less.

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Japan’s Russian dilemma

Japan’s Russian dilemma

By 03/04/2014 17:58

Tokyo is concerned with Russian expansionism, because it is the only G7 country that currently has a territorial dispute with Moscow

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The New Cold War

The New Cold War

By Elkin 03/04/2014 17:52

Russia and the West entered February surrounded by uncertainty — frustrated and angry with the other side but still ready to explore an admittedly fraught path forward.

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