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Obamacare enrollment to surpass 7.5 million: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 7.5 million people are expected to sign up for private health coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, surpassing the 7.1 million total announced just last week, the top U.S. health official said on Thursday. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius…

Donald Trump tells Fox: ‘Really unfair’ that Obama has a job and Mozilla CEO doesn’t

Reality star Donald Trump on Monday lamented that President Barack Obama still had a job after the former CEO of Mozilla was forced to resign for funding groups that worked to strip LGBT of people of their existing marriage rights. Last week, a gay Mozilla developer explained to newly-appointed CEO…

Controversial Obama ‘selfie’ now in the hands of lawyers

Samsung ‘selfie’ flap now in hands of lawyers: White House (via AFP) The controversy over a “selfie” photo of President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz now is in the hands of attorneys, a White House official said on Sunday. The White House last week warned Samsung against using…

U.S. reports three million Medicaid enrollments under Obamacare

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three million lower-income Americans have enrolled in the Medicaid program for the poor so far during the rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, the administration announced on Friday. That brings to more than 10 million the number of people who have…

Tea Party group suggests ‘dictator’ Obama staged Sandy Hook massacre to ‘get your guns’

A notoriously credulous Tea Party group made a pair of Facebook posts questioning whether a Connecticut school massacre was staged by President Barack Obama. The Florida-based National Liberty Foundation posted a photo Wednesday showing the aftermath of the school’s demolition, with the caption, “Destroying the evidence: What’s left of Sandy…

U.S. ambassador to India quits after rift over diplomat’s arrest

The U.S. ambassador to India resigned Monday in the wake of a bitter rift between the usually friendly countries following a diplomat’s arrest in New York. The announcement by Nancy Powell, a veteran diplomat with extensive experience in South Asia, comes days before India heads into elections in which the…

Alabama congressional candidate’s ad uses assault rifle to ‘do some damage’ to Obamacare

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – A congressional candidate in Alabama is taking aim – literally – at the federal statute known as Obamacare in a new campaign advertisement in which he fires rounds from several weapons into a paper copy of the healthcare reform law. Will Brooke, a Birmingham businessman, is…

Fox legal analyst: Obama’s contraception rule forces Hobby Lobby to cover ‘euthanasia’

Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano on Monday told viewers that religious people objected to President Barack Obama’s rules about insurance companies covering contraception for women because it also included “euthanasia.” On her Monday night show, host Megyn Kelly asked Napolitano to explain why Hobby Lobby is arguing before…

U.S. and G7 nations reject Russian invitation to meet in Sochi

The G7 group of top economic powers on Monday scrapped a planned meeting to be hosted by Russia as they sought to deepen Moscow’s isolation over the Ukraine crisis. After emergency talks called by U.S. President Barack Obama, the G7 said they would hold a meeting in Brussels without Russia…

Obamacare deadline to be extended for people fighting ‘glitches’ while enrolling online

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration. The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the…

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