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Iran accord in Geneva followed
by new violence, new
diplomacy for Mideast

Washington Post, by Liz Sly

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/3/2013 10:04:30 PM

BEIRUT — A surge of diplomacy and an outburst of violence in the days since world powers reached a deal with Iran illustrate both the promise and the peril of what could be the start of a more peaceful era in the Middle East — or the beginning of a new round of bloodletting. The announcement of the six-month accord on Iran’s nuclear program, hailed by President Obama as an opportunity to reverse decades of hostility between Washington and Tehran, has quickly been followed by indications of the deal’s potential to unlock other regional conflicts. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad

      


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Iran accord in Geneva followed
by new violence, new
diplomacy for Mideast
Washington Post, by Liz Sly    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/3/2013 10:04:30 PM     Post Reply
BEIRUT — A surge of diplomacy and an outburst of violence in the days since world powers reached a deal with Iran illustrate both the promise and the peril of what could be the start of a more peaceful era in the Middle East — or the beginning of a new round of bloodletting. The announcement of the six-month accord on Iran’s nuclear program, hailed by President Obama as an opportunity to reverse decades of hostility between Washington and Tehran, has quickly been followed by indications of the deal’s potential to unlock other regional conflicts. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad

   

 

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White House: Obama hasn´t
yet signed up for Obamacare
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/3/2013 7:28:27 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has yet to make good on the administration´s promises that he would sign up for health insurance on the new government exchanges, the White House acknowledged on Monday. White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Obama has not signed up for Obamacare and that he did have a reason for the delay. A reporter pressed Carney on whether the White House would make it an open-press event if and when Obama does enroll. “I´ll get back to you,” Carney replied. Shortly after Obama signed the new health care law in March 2010, a White House official said

U.S. sends submarine-hunting
jets to E. China Sea post
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 10:32:35 PM     Post Reply
U.S. military authorities dispatched the first of six top-tech submarine-hunting jets to its Okinawa post near the disputed East China Sea, a move sure to ratchet up tensions among China and the United States. The Navy plans to send in a total of six P-8 Poseidon patrol craft, aimed at bolstering the United States’ ability to root out submarines in the area, Reuters reported. The deployment was planned months ago, but nonetheless comes as China declared an air defense zone above islands that it’s fighting Japan to control. President Obama, in response to the declaration, flew in two B-52 bombers

Obama administration: Private
sector runs better websites
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 10:29:36 PM     Post Reply
On Cyber Monday, millions of Americans flock to popular websites such as Amazon.com to begin holiday shopping — and most do so without encountering any technical problems or glitches. Those visiting HealthCare.Gov, however, still are experiencing delays, a fact that demonstrates how the private sector simply is better than the government when it comes to building a functional website, according to the White House. “What is absolutely the case is the private sector does some things very well and better than the government can, and running effective websites may be one of them, is one of them,” White House press

Health-care enrollment
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Washington Post, by Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 10:26:28 PM     Post Reply
The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have chosen health plans through the online federal insurance marketplace contain errors — generated by the computer system — that mean they might not get the coverage they’re expecting next month. The errors affect roughly one-third of the people who have signed up for health plans, according to two government and health-care industry officials. The White House disputed the figure but declined to provide its own. The mistakes include failure to notify insurers about new customers, duplicate enrollments or cancellation notices for the same person, incorrect information about family

Tiger Beat... White House
Beat... Who Can Tell?
National Review Online, by Mark Steyn    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 10:12:14 PM     Post Reply
These have been tough times for the Obammysoxers of the US media. So many mean-spirited right-wing extremists want to blow up out of all proportion one itsy-bitsy website and a few million bad-apple health insurance cancelations. But fortunately there are lots more important things for the expensively credentialed news journalist to cover. Hence the Associated Press’s hold-the-front-page news on five NEW things you never knew about President Obama! Number One: He sings in the bathroom! Number Two: The mother of a Pakistani roommate taught him to cook “an exciting lentil dish known as daal”! Number Three: He once got a

   

 

  


 
Alaskan Misled about
Her O’care Premiums
Now Can’t Cancel Plan
National Review Online, by Sterling Beard    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 10:07:02 PM     Post Reply
Could the only thing more difficult than signing up for Obamacare be canceling it? Lara Imler, an Anchorage-based hairstylist, managed to enroll in Obamacare, but problems with her application — her new insurer didn’t have it and nobody she reached on the HealthCare.gov hotline could help her figure out why; she also discovered that the exchange under-calculated the subsidy she was supposed to receive by $50 — made her want to cancel her enrollment. “If you look at my profile on the website it shows my full subsidy, but it says I’m only using part of it,” Imler told Alaska Public Radio.

How Much Trouble
Are the Democrats In?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 9:42:29 PM     Post Reply
The generic Congressional ballot is a pretty good proxy for the parties’ standing with voters. It is surprisingly volatile: you might expect that preferences for one party over the other would change slowly, over generations, but in fact the generic ballot number is quite sensitive to the news cycle. That said, the normal state of the generic ballot question is for Democrats to lead. Equality in the generic ballot generally translates into a big year for Republicans. So when Republicans pulled even or took a slight lead in generic preference polling a week ago, wiping out the big lead the

Study: Having daughters
makes households more
likely to be Republican
Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 9:39:26 PM     Post Reply
Hm. In newly published findings that challenge earlier research, Dalton Conley of New York University and Emily Rauscher of the University of Kansas found that having more daughters than sons and having a daughter first “significantly reduces the likelihood of Democratic identification and significantly increases the strength of Republican Party identification.” Not only is the daughter effect statistically significant, it’s substantively large. They found that overall, “compared to those with no daughters, parents with all daughters are 14% less likely to identify as a Democrat….[and] 11% more likely to identify as a Republican than parents with no daughters,” they write

ObamaCare Mission Accomplished
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/2/2013 7:21:49 AM     Post Reply
Great news: The White House says that Healthcare.gov and the 36 federally run insurance exchanges are finally good to go. The only thing missing from Sunday´s relentlessly upbeat progress report was President Obama in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner. Sunday´s eight-page report was intended to meet Mr. Obama´s deadline for fixing the site after its October 1 debut was a calamity. But the more important goal was political—namely, claiming enough progress to prevent Democrats on Capitol Hill from joining the GOP demand for delaying the individual mandate to buy insurance or even the entire program. Most Democrats are eager

Officials: Worst tech bugs
over for Healthcare.gov
Associated Press, by Philip Elliott    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/1/2013 11:03:48 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday. But that doesn´t mean HealthCare.gov is ready for a clean bill of health. Officials acknowledged more work remains on the website that included hundreds of software bugs, inadequate equipment and inefficient management for its national debut two months ago. Federal workers and private contractors have undertaken an intense reworking of the system, but the White House´s chief troubleshooter cautioned some users could still encounter

   

 

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Broken promise of Obamacare to haunt
Democrats’ congressional campaigns
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/1/2013 10:55:10 PM     Post Reply
President Obama completed an ambitious fundraising schedule for Democrats in November, but many of the congressional candidates he is trying to help are finding their election prospects next year imperiled by the president’s faulty health care law. Several polls in the past week have shown congressional Republicans pulling even or slightly ahead of Democrats in generic balloting for the midterm elections, a swing of at least 10 percentage points in less than a month. Pollsters attribute the seismic shift to the series of glaring flaws in Obamacare, most of which came to the public’s attention after the program’s rollout Oct.



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