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Obama Apologizes To Americans Losing Their Health Insurance

President Obama on Thursday apologized to all Americans who are now receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers. His apology comes after his assurances that no one would have to give up a health plan they like. President Obama told NBC news that he failed to do enough to ensure that the law did not force the termination of insurance …

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Idris Elba to Attend White House Screening for “Mandela”

Famed actor Idris Elba has definitely had a lot on his plate lately. With two films in post-production, one currently filming, and another two in pre-production, it’s safe to say he’s a busy man. However, there’s yet another film in particular that has caught a vast amount of media attention – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” Elba stars in the …

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Janet Yellen Nominated to Lead Federal Reserve

As expected, President Obama announced Wednesday that he would be nominating Fed vice chairwoman Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve. She would replace retiring chairman Ben Bernanke. “For nearly 8 years, Ben has led the Fed through some of the most daunting economic challenges of our lifetime…Against the volatility of global markets, he’s been a voice of wisdom, and …

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Navy SEALs Somalia Assault Raises Strategic Questions

Yesterday, Navy SEAL Team Six raided an al-Shabaab HQ in Barawe, Somalia. Although none of the SEALs were killed in the assault, a series of conflicting reports about the raid’s target were released, some of which claiming the individual was captured while others were claiming he died in the firefight. The raid was aborted as a failure. Despite conflicting reports, …

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White House Goes on the Social Media Offensive with New ‘Shareables’ Resource

There are very few things about the Obama presidency that are universally accepted and won’t start a family argument at Thanksgiving – but one of them is the administration’s impressive social media strategy. I mean, the President (…’s social media staff) is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. They’ve conducted a reddit AMA. I don’t know why, but for a …

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Sarah Palin: Stop The “Hysterics” Over Government Shutdown

Sarah Palin wrote a commentary for Breitbart.com over the weekend, and in it she tackles everything from Obamacare to the impending government shutdown, calling out Republicans for being unable to stand their ground when it comes to defunding the health care initiative. “When you’re living on a fixed income, having to pay hundreds of dollars more each month for health …

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Caroline Kennedy: Humbled To Carry On JFK’s Legacy

Caroline Kennedy has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the US Ambassador to Japan. Caroline is the former First Daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Bouvier Kennedy. At 55 years old, she is the only living child of the famous couple. As she awaits confirmation from the Senate, she said that she would …

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA

Whenever House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte isn’t thinking about implementing a nationwide online sales tax, he’s busy thinking about the NSA. That’s only a good thing, however, as he’s one of the lawmakers that wants to subject the agency to more Congressional oversight. The Hill reports that Goodlatte’s committee hosted a classified hearing today with senior intelligence officials. After the …

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Navy Yard Shooting: President Obama Says Investigation Is Underway

By now, you’re no doubt aware that a shooting took place at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. this morning. Multiple people were injured, and the AP reports that there were at least six fatalities. Now President Obama has made a statement regarding this latest shooting. The President was scheduled to speak about the financial crisis of 2008 this morning, …

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Obama Asks To Head Down “Diplomatic Path” With Syria

President Obama addressed the nation tonight regarding Syria and said he has asked Congress to delay a vote on whether or not to use military force while he pursues Russia’s plan to take over and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. Obama acknowledged that the “diplomatic path” must be handled carefully in order to convince Syria that the U.S. means business, something …

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White House Backs Russia’s Proposal For Syria

President Obama agreed on Tuesday morning to work with the U.N. on a proposal to get Syria to give up its chemical weapons in order to avoid military action. The deal will only work, however, if the threat for U.S. military involvement is credible to the Syrian government. In other words, Syria needs to know the U.S. means business. “Nothing …

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Grandparents Day 2013: Celebrating Grandparents Across the Country

Today is the day to celebrate those people who are there for us in all walks of our lives. The people who serve not only as grandparents, but as our teachers, caregivers, friends, and confidants. They guide us with their never-ending wisdom and provide us their stories from generations past. Today, is National Grandparents Day! According to the United States …

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