Archives for November 2013

Presidential Medal of Freedom honors diverse group of Americans

Source: The Washington Post Highlights and the president's speech from the ceremony at the White House Wednesday where former president Bill Clinton, Oprah and the Washington Post's Ben Bradlee received the Medal of Freedom. … [Read more...]

Bush on Tonight Show: “I think I’m a painter”

Former President George W. Bush spoke with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show about his love for painting. Bush then presented Leno with an original portrait. … [Read more...]

Connecticut Governor Malloy on Making Gun Control Work at the State Level

By: John Hudak, Brookings After the school shooting in Newtown last year, Connecticut passed comprehensive reforms to address gun violence. Last week, Governor Dannel Malloy discussed the implementation of those reforms in an interview with Brookings’ John Hudak. Read the remainder at … [Read more...]

Cummings: Administration Shake Up Likely

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings believes an administration shake up is on the way after ACA website problems. Cummings also says Democrats stand with the President making sure that site is working for the 40 million uninsured Americans, but Democrats are … [Read more...]

Obamas, Clintons to lay wreath at JFK’s grave in 50-year remembrance

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will join former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday in a wreath-laying ceremony at John F. Kennedy's grave to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his assassination. First lady Michelle Obama will also attend the … [Read more...]

106,185 Americans Selected Health Plans

Source: HHS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 13, 2013 106,185 Americans selected health plans in first reporting period of open enrollment 975,407 customers through the process but have not yet selected a plan; an additional 396,261 assessed or determined eligible for Medicaid or … [Read more...]

Typhoon Relief Efforts

Source: Associated Press The American Red Cross has activated its family tracing services. It asked those who want to support relief efforts to mail a check to their local American Red Cross chapter, with 'Philippines Typhoons and Flood' in the memo line. Go to redcross.org ... or redcross.org.ph … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Troubles

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Enrollment numbers from those signing up for Obamacare are being reported and the White House is lowering expectations as less than 50,000 people have signed up for health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website. LISTEN:    More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

Inside the White House: Tanya Bradsher

By April D. Ryan, aprildryan.com It is Veterans Day, and according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, it is a Federal holiday designated as a time to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. This morning, … [Read more...]

Former Homeland Security Secretaries Support Jeh Johnson

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretaries Michael Chertoff, Tom Ridge and Janet Napolitano wrote a letter urging the Senate to confirm Jeh Johnson. Johnson letter (PDF) … [Read more...]