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Summer Fashions Recommended by People Who Don’t Have Your Best Interests at Heart

Anyone who tells you to wear a shorts suit is not your friend. That goes double for anyone who recommends wearing seersucker. And yet, two stories today pointed to the return of both trends: Business Insider pointed out the rise of the $400 shorts suit, and according to The Washington Post our elected representatives in […]

Ninety people arrested across U.S. in $260 million Medicare fraud

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – Ninety people, including doctors, pharmacy owners and elderly patients, were arrested this week in six cities and charged with submitting fake billings to Medicare worth nearly $260 million, federal officials said on Tuesday. \”They each tried to use the Medicare program as their own personal ATM machine and to […]

Fifty-nine people arrested in South Africa post-election protests: police

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Fifty-nine people were arrested after post-election protests in a Johannesburg township turned violent overnight, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protestors in the impoverished Alexandra area who had burned tires and barricaded roads, Brigadier Neville Malila told Reuters. Alexandra was "calm this morning," […]

8 Million People Enrolled in Obamacare, and 28% Are Between 18 and 34

Eight million people have enrolled in Obamacare, President Obama said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. The White House announced that 28 percent are between the ages of 18 to 34, "virtually the same youth percentage that signed up in Massachusetts in their first year of health reform," and 5.7 million are uninsured because […]

CBO: Obamacare Will Cover More People at a Lower Cost Than We Expected

Into the bucket labeled "Small Bits of Good News that Will Not Change People's Minds on Obamacare" (it is a wide bucket), throw this: The Congressional Budget Office has reduced its estimate for how much Obamacare will cost and increased its estimate of how many people will be covered. The CBO, the non-partisan analysis arm […]

Obama Isn’t Inspiring People to Run for Office the Way Nixon and Reagan Did

Very few of the young Americans who carried President Obama to electoral victory in 2008 have chosen to follow him into public service, The New York Times reports on Monday. But regardless, Jason Horowitz writes, "[u]nlike John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who inspired virtual legislatures of politicians and became generational touchstones, Mr. Obama has so far […]

Ted Cruz Thinks People Hate D.C. Because It Has To Work Around His Misinformation

"Last week is a perfect illustration of everything that's wrong with Washington," Sen. Ted Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash, because the Republican majority had to use "trickery" on a critical vote to raise the debt ceiling. Which they only had to do, of course, because Cruz and other far-right Republicans have consistently and perennially misrepresented […]

Readers Write: Afghan women eager to learn; ‘We the people’ have other solutions

Regarding Samina Ahmed’s Nov. 25 commentary, “Save Afghan women from a bad peace deal”: As a senior on a pension, I spend $10 (Canadian) a month for an Afghan woman to learn English through the volunteer-run Canadian International Learning Foundation ( Regarding Steven Kull’s Dec. 9 commentary, “How ‘we the people’ can help end gridlock […]

600 People Involved in Movie Theater Brawl, 5 Arrested

Five teenagers were arrested when a 600-person brawl broke out in a Florida movie theater’s parking lot on Christmas night. Described by police as a “melee,” the fight occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday outside the Hollywood River City 14 movie theater in Jacksonville when… View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – […]

Obamacare is on the horizon, but will enough people sign up?

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Healthcare reform should be the signature Democratic achievement of President Barack Obama's presidency. But with "Obamacare" five months from show time, Democrats are worried about whether enough Americans will sign up to make the sweeping healthcare overhaul a success – and what failure might mean for Congress heading into […]