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Americans Step Up, Show What Personal Responsibility Looks Like in Effort to Help Houston Cop and His Wife in Time of Need
Tragedy hit a family in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 15 when Harris County deputy constable Joe Williams and his wife, Laurie, were badly injured in a tollbooth collision. A garbage truck hit their vehicle going about 65 mph while they were stopped and paying the toll.
The driver of the garbage truck blew through the toll area and hit two other cars before the vehicle burst into flames, killing the driver and another person.
NBC News’s Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd is hardly one of us nor is he a reporter looking for opportunities to hammer President Obama. In fact, most of the time, Todd excels at making up excuses for Mr. Obama, no matter how far-fetched.
But the fiasco which is the rollout of ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges—the near impossibility of getting on the website and the truth that millions of people are going to lose the insurance they want—has even Todd in a cranky mood.
Too little too late. That’s the feeling most Americans who have lost their health insurance under Obamacare will have about President Barack Obama apologizing this afternoon for those who have had their insurance plans canceled thanks to his government-run health care system.
“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.
Hundreds of thousands of people have received notices from their health insurance companies cancelling their current policies. It turns out that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Millions of Americans are going to lose their existing coverage.
The Weekly Standard reports that health policy expert Bob Laszewski has analyzed the impact of Obamacare’s complex regulations on the individual health insurance market. According to his findings, 85% of existing individual plans do not comply with Obamacare. Translation: 16 million people will lose their current policies.
Nearly a year after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings spawned considerable U.S. debate about passing stricter gun control laws, almost half of Americans believe the laws covering the sale of firearms should be strengthened and half say they should stay the same or be less strict.
In August, the Pew Research Foundation released survey results which focused on the morality of abortion, and indicate that just about half of the population (49%) views abortion as flat-out immoral. But that does NOT mean that the remaining 51% view having an abortion as a morally acceptable choice. In fact, only 15% of Americans consider having an abortion morally acceptable, according to the survey, while 23% hold that it is not a moral issue.
When it comes to issues involving human embryos, most Americans think that having an abortion is a moral issue, according to a new survey analysis by the Pew Research Center. By contrast, the public does not view stem cell research or in vitro fertilization as much of a moral issue as they do abortion.
WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Don’t even think about it. People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday.
The FAA released a statement in response to questions about an ordinance under consideration in the tiny farming community of Deer Trail, Colorado that would encourage hunters to shoot down the flying aircraft. The administration reminded the public that it regulates the nation’s airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.
Obama Calls for Calm, Says Americans Need to Ask if ‘We’re Doing All We Can to Stem the Tide of Gun Violence’ After Zimmerman Verdict
President Barack Obama called for all Americans to reflect on what they can do to lessen gun violence in the country in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Buried deep in a report that has received a lot of fanfare and criticism and has been used by media elites to declare that social conservatism is a dying cause is a stark and poignant fact that gives hope that the pro-life movement is far from antiquated.
Not everyone in Hollywood is happy with President Barack Obama. While the majority of Tinseltown certainly leans left, there are some Republicans quietly lurking in the mix. While his official political affiliation isn’t known, actor and musician Frankie Muniz came out earlier today against at least one of the president’s most recent decisions.
In a tweet, he announced his frustration with Obama’s choice to make Susan Rice his new national security adviser. After voicing his angst and surprise, Muniz appealed to the public to “wake up.”
Liberal celebs Meghan McCain and Kristin Chenoweth whine about Sanford, gay marriage; Update: Polls show gay marriage not a top concern for most Americans
How cozy. Liberal MSNBC mouthpiece Meghan Meghan, posing as the spokesperson for Tolerant Young Republicans, got an attagirl from 40-something Hollywood starlet and Obama donor Kristin Chenoweth.
Conservatives reached for their barf bags.
Not even ABC News could overlook the obvious parallels between layoffs today at Fisker Automotive and another spectacular, high-profile failure of the Obama administration’s “green energy” push. Solyndra, which received a $ 535 million loan guarantee from the government, wasn’t a total loss; someone found a way to salvage the company’s inventory for an art exhibit. Fisker isn’t a museum piece yet, but things aren’t looking good.
Thanks so much for the suggestion, Sen. McCain, but we’ll pass. We’re good with “Gang of 8.”