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Obama: ‘Sorry’ for Obamacare Cancellations

Obama: ‘Sorry’ for Obamacare Cancellations

President Obama said his administration is working hard to fix the website and it should be functioning much better by the end of November. President Obama has apologized for pledging repeatedly that Americans who want to keep their existing health insurance plans can do so under his new health care law. Millions of people...

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Obama Says Biden Is ‘Friend, Adviser’

Obama Says Biden Is ‘Friend, Adviser’

President Obama said he never would have approved dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012. Addressing reports that his campaign staff considered dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012, President Obama said he never would have approved such a move and he lavished praise on Biden...

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Distorted Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Up to 7.3 Percent

Distorted Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Up to 7.3 Percent

October’s jobs report is distorted because of the timing of the shutdown. The government’s job report released Friday says the nation added 204,000 jobs in October and that the unemployment rate ticked upward, to 7.3 percent. Those numbers are marred, however, by the government shutdown, and it may be months before data not distorted...

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Report: Arafat Was Poisoned With Polonium-210

Report: Arafat Was Poisoned With Polonium-210

Reports released by Swiss scientists say that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by Polonium. Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is reported to have died from poisoning according to Al-Jazeera. The Arab network has published the conclusions of Swiss scientists’ reports that support the allegations on its website. Arafat died from a stroke...

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Reddit Co-Founder Wants ‘More Nerds in Office’

Reddit Co-Founder Wants ‘More Nerds in Office’

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion believes more tech-savvy staffers on the Hill has contributed to Congress backing away from laws curbing Internet freedom. Washington is known for its wonks and hired geeks, but “more nerds in office” would bring more tech savvy to Capitol Hill, says Alexis Ohanion, co-founder of social news website Reddit. Startup...

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Monkey Mind Control Could Lead to Treatment for Paralyzed Patients

Monkey Mind Control Could Lead to Treatment for Paralyzed Patients

Duke University researchers taught rhesus monkeys to control virtual arms with their minds. It’s an unusual path, but promising therapy for paralyzed patients may come from the work of monkeys. Researchers at Duke University conducted a study in which monkeys learned to control the movement of virtual arms by using just their brains. These...

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Ready for Hillary Taps Running Start Founder to Lead Women’s Outreach

Ready for Hillary Taps Running Start Founder to Lead Women’s Outreach

Jessica Grounds, Director of the Women’s Office for Ready for Hillary, a group pushing for a presidential bid by Hillary Clinton. Women will be a pivotal part of the Hillary Clinton voting bloc, if the former secretary of state does indeed make a run at the White House in 2016. Thus the “Ready for...

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Kerry Promises Europe ‘Right Balance’ on NSA Surveillance

Kerry Promises Europe ‘Right Balance’ on NSA Surveillance

Secretary of State John Kerry promised a balance between privacy and protection to Europeans during a speech in Warsaw, Poland Tuesday. Secretary of State John Kerry promised Europeans on Tuesday that the U.S. would strike “the right balance” on surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency, while the Senate faces division on whether or...

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Christie Cruises to Re-election in New Jersey, Prompts Presidential Speculation

Christie Cruises to Re-election in New Jersey, Prompts Presidential Speculation

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, shown here with wife Mary Pat Christie immediately after voting, was re-elected in a landslide Tuesday by voters. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, was re-elected in a landslide Tuesday by voters, who embraced their brash, larger-than-life leader. But whether he’ll be around to serve the full four...

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Obama’s Plummeting Popularity Threatens His Presidency, Pollsters Say

Obama’s Plummeting Popularity Threatens His Presidency, Pollsters Say

Democratic strategist Celinda Lake speaks at The Christian Science Monitor breakfast Monday at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and perception about his signature domestic policy, the Affordable Care Act, are at a critical public opinion juncture, a bipartisan pair of pollsters said Monday. Basing their opinion on the George...

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