Eager to find someone — anyone — who had successfully managed to enroll in a plan through the HealthCare.gov website, both local and national media outlets flocked to the story of 21-year-old Chad Henderson who claimed to have enrolled in the federal exchange. He just so happens to be a volunteer for Organizing for Action, the nonprofit outgrowth of the president’s campaign apparatus. And now, his father, Bill Henderson, just so happens to be contradicting his claims. Since Thursday morning, when Henderson’s story emerged, at least seven media outlets have detailed his successful enrollment without mentioning his association with OFA and
NEW DELHI: Why was Einstein such a brilliant scientist? This question has fascinated the world ever since he published four scientific papers in one ´miracle year´ - 1905 - and forever changed the way humans looked at space, time, energy and mass.(Snip)Now the Chinese have also joined the search. In a new study published this week in the scientific journal Brain, a group of scientists from East China Normal University, Shanghai, analysed Einstein´s brain images which were provided by their colleagues from US. And, they found a significant difference, never noticed before. The left and right hemispheres of Albert Einstein´s brain
It’s getting too familiar. Gunfire. Sirens. Tweets. “Are you okay?” calls. “We’re all okay” updates. Twice in the past few weeks, my Capitol Hill neighborhood has been locked down. On Thursday afternoon, I heard a bunch of sirens. Nothing new. Then there was a roar of gunfire, like a jet engine right outside my window. I had to stop and stick my head out the window to make sure it was what I thought it was. Then, pop-pop. Two more. Gunfire, for sure. People were running down my street, away from the mayhem. A guy asked if he could shelter in my house. Sorry, dude,
Barack Obama strolled out of the White House in an unusual walkabout with Joe Biden, declaring "nobody is winning" from the US government shutdown. The photo-op was a clear attempt to clean up after a White House misstep in which a senior aide was quoted as saying the administration did not care how long the shutdown lasts because it feels it is beating up on Republicans. "There´s no winning when families don´t have any certainty over whether they are going to get paid or not," Mr Obama said, referring to the plight of furloughed federal workers. "Nobody is winning ... that is the
RUSH: You know, there he is. Obama´s on Fox right now, "I´m happy to have negotiations with the Republicans." No, he´s not! But I´ll tell you, this whole talk about "negotiations" bothers me anyway. Now, not that maybe you can make Obama look like the stonewaller. That´s fine. Don´t misunderstand. ´Cause on the one hand, I can see as Obama not talking. I wouldn´t talk to these guys if I were him. Why? I mean, knowing who he is -- knowing the kind of authoritarian, quasi-dictator mentality he has -- why should he negotiate with these schlubs? I mean, it´s his
Photographer Tony Powell is, according to the Washington Post, a "renaissance man." He´s known for his choreography, painting, composition, and graphic design along with his photography. But it´s certainly odd that on October 2, two days in to the government shutdown, Powell announced that he would be holding a Thursday photo shoot with President Obama via Facebook: Powell photographed Obama and Lady Gaga for Washington Life magazine in 2009.
WASHINGTON, DC - Report into the FOX 5 Newsroom: From Twitter: @DCFDRescue3: Male set himself on fire @ 7th Street and Madison Drive N.W. Paramedics transported him to the hospital. There are a couple of photos already posted on Twitter from spectators that were on the Mall at the time. They show a medical helicopter and ambulance leaving the scene apparently taking the man for treatment. Vanessa Sink ?@LiveMusicGirl tweeted a couple of pictures and reported: "I didn´t see him light the match, but I saw the flames engulf his body. It was surreal." And "DC police and passerby help
RUSH: C-SPAN Washington Journal this morning, the anchor Pete Slen spoke with the publisher of National Review, Jack Fowler. The subject was what National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. might think about the Tea Party. Now, I want to preface this. Those of us listening to the program know very well how respected Mr. Buckley was, in my eyes. He was one of my heroes and idols, and it was a dream come true to be able to meet him, and to become his friend. I´ve recounted many stories of the times that we spent together, and the first time
Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak uses her piece today to implicitly make the case that Obamacare and gun control might have been able to prevent yesterday´s police shooting and last month´s Navy Yard shooting. "The latest incident occurred in the nation’s capital, a fortress of a city with 30 police forces, a blanket no-fly zone and barricades all over the place," she writes, talking of yesterday´s police shooting of dental hygienist Miriam Carey on Capitol Hill. Dvorak continues: When Alexis walked into the Navy Yard last month, we quickly turned the conversation away from gun control and to the issue of mental illness
Washington, D.C. “We have a report of a man on fire at 7th and Independence,” said D.C. police spokeswoman Saray Leon.Leon said authorities didn’t know what caused the fire. She said the man was “conscious and breathing” when firefighters responded.Fire Department spokesman Timothy J. Wilson said that the man was taken to the hospital with “life threatening injuries.” “No indication on our end of what caused the fire, the only thing we can pretty much comment on is we were dispatched to the call and responded to it,” Wilson said. “So how it started,
On Thursday, the government´s official Obamacare Facebook page was riddled with people expressing sticker shock over the government´s high cost premiums after struggling for hours to wade through the technical failures vexing Obamacare exchanges all across the country. "I am so disappointed," wrote one woman. "These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!" The comment received 169 "likes." "There is NO WAY I can afford it," said one commenter after using the Kaiser Subsidy Calculator. "Heck right now I couldn´t afford an extra 10$ [sic] a month...and oh apparently I make to [sic] much
White House press secretary Jay Carney got in a verbal scrap with a reporter Friday, accusing him of spouting his opinion rather than asking a serious question during his daily briefing. Carney didn´t take kindly to the Daily Caller´s Neil Munro shaking his head during an exchange with another reporter about Obamacare">Obamacare´s enrollment numbers. After calling out Munro, Obama´s top spokesman then took a number of questions from the reporter about the White House response to the federal government shutdown. Munro noted the closing of federal parks and other open-air monuments, before asking whether Carney could “name one thing” the administration
RUSH: AP story.... You talk about a bleeding heart, tug your heartstrings, "Oh, my gosh, I don´t know if I can finish the day," story? I have it here for you from Allentown, Pennsylvania. "Shutdown/Feeding Children -- Shutdown Jeopardizes Nutrition Program for Poor." Folks, this is so over the top... I laugh at this. I go back and forth. I laugh at it and I get angry of course, but I laugh at this. This is the kind of thing that most people wouldn´t tell you what they really think about it. That´s never stopped me. "Jacob Quick is a fat
President Obama lectured Republicans about their "attitude" problem on Thursday, telling an audience in suburban Maryland that Republican "extremists" are the only thing standing in the way of a "yes-or-no vote" on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. He quoted a House Republican as refusing to be "disrespected" by failing to "get something" out of the CR vote. "If you´re being disrespected, it´s because of that attitude you´ve got -- that you deserve to get something for doing your job," Obama said. "Everybody here just does their job."
Although President Barack Obama has said that negotiating over the debt ceiling would be unprecedented, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace isn’t buying it. “The White House keeps saying, the president says this has never happened before, we’ve never had a negotiation on the debt limit,” Wallace told POLITICO for this week’s “Turn the Table” series. “That’s bull. It just isn’t true.”“They’ve had negotiations over the debt limit sometimes on related budget issues, sometimes on completely unrelated issues for years.” CNN’s Candy Crowley told POLITICO that she doesn’t expect the shutdown to end anytime soon. “When you look at the
Speaking on the Senate floor Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said although he has not been to the Senate floor in days, that hasn’t stopped Senate Democrats from disparaging him. “You know, it has been several days since I have been to the floor of the Senate, and yet, I feel that I have been here in absentia, because so many Democrats have invoked my name as the root of all evil in the world,” Cruz said. Cruz thanked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for admonishing the Senate to maintain civility, but he pointed out that Reid himself was
CBS This Morning has a long established history of conducting softball interviews of liberal/Democratic guests, while unleashing on conservative/liberal ones. But on Friday, the morning newscast surprisingly hounded Rep. Nancy Pelosi on the ongoing government shutdown. Obama supporter Gayle King repeatedly pressed Pelosi about "people [who] are just saying...work it out....both sides have to be willing to leave something on the table." Anthony Mason underlined how "Senator [Harry] Reid called some Republicans anarchists. You´ve called them arsonists....How do you get a meeting of the minds when people are talking like that?" Norah O´Donnell also wondered about "a scenario...where Democrats would
The White House is under siege, and has been so since the 2013 sequestration. America’s top tourist draw continues to be held under siege by a malcontent community organizer who claimed the presidency in 2008, and his chip-on-the-shoulder wife. Under sequestration even school children cannot get into their White House. You can no longer get into the White House unless you’re a Hollywood star, a favored world leader, a union boss or activist, unless allowed entry at the express invitation of a covetous Barack and Michelle Obama. As of yesterday you can’t panic when you come upon a new White House Security
The closure of D.C.´s war memorials continues to be a source of contention for tourists and law enforcement officials. Like the hundreds of World War II veterans who came to National Mall to pay their respects this week, a group of Vietnam veterans found a barricade blocking the way to their memorial Friday. News4´s Mark Segraves said two U.S. Park Service Rangers manning the gate asked that the group respect the government´s shutdown but moved aside. Segraves described the exchange as pleasant and respectful. The veterans then moved the barricade and walked down to the wall to pay their respects. But a flood
National Park Service rangers are being ordered to “make life difficult” during the government shutdown, according to the Washington Times. After the shutdown began, park police have been barring tourists from a number of popular attractions nationwide, including the WWII memorial. Even privately-owned landmarks, such as Mount Vernon, are being told by the National Park Service to close their doors. The Times reported: The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred
“How has the government shutdown affected you?” That´s the question posted Thursday at 7:50 p.m. on the White House blog by Nathaniel Lubin, acting director of digital strategy for the Obama administration. Don’t forget that at the top of the blog, a handy little disclaimer notes that “due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date.” Looks like it’s perfectly up to date. Also remember that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., won´t bring up any resolutions that would fund government programs such as national parks and veterans´ services. So, while
House Democratic leaders believe they have hit on a new way to potentially force House Republican leaders into allowing a vote on a “clean CR” funding the government without any defunding of Obamacare attached. At last count, as many as two dozen House Republicans appear prepared to vote for a clean CR. With Democrats included, that means a majority of the House of Representatives would vote right now to reopen the government. But the House GOP leadership won’t allow such a vote.
Way back in January, when it emerged that Beyoncé had treated us to the first-ever lip-synched national anthem at a presidential inauguration, I suggested in this space that this strange pseudo-performance embodied the decay of America’s political institutions from the real thing into mere simulacrum. But that applies to government “crises,” too – such as the Obamacare “rollout,” the debt “ceiling,” and the federal “shutdown,” to name only the three current railroad tracks to which the virtuous damsel of Big Government has been simultaneously tied by evil mustache-twirling Republicans. This week’s “shutdown” of government, for example, suffers (at least for those
Wealthy families have always had the option of sending their children to all-male or all-female schools, but parents of modest means have rarely had that choice. That changed in 2001, when four female senators sponsored legislation that sanctioned single-sex classes and academies in public schools. Today, there are more than 500 public schools that offer single-sex classes and 116 public all-girl or all-boy academies. Many are in struggling urban neighborhoods and many have proven to be hugely successful.
A powerful storm expected to hit western South Dakota early this morning could break a nearly 100-year record. Rapid City may see the earliest major snowstorm in recorded history, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City. Records date back to 1888. This very powerful storm prompted a blizzard warning stretching from Belle Fourche to Pine Ridge to be issued Thursday afternoon effective 6 a.m. today to 9 a.m. Saturday. Winds up to 50 mph are expected with 70 mph gusts. Snowfall amounts in Rapid City could reach up to a foot, obliterating the record of nearly three inches.