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Republicans Push Obama On Keystone

Posted On February 04, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- House Republicans are increasing pressure on President Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. In a Capitol news briefing, House Speaker John Boehner said the project will create jobs and lead to energy security for the U.S.   Friday, a State Department assessment raised no serious environmental objections to the…

CBO: Lost Hours Due To Obamacare Amount To Two-Million Jobs

Posted On February 04, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare will reduce workplace participation by the equivalent of two-million jobs in 2017. The CBO released a report today saying that the healthcare law will cause lower-income workers to limit their hours in order to avoid losing health insurance subsidies. Those lost hours would amount to the…

Data Breach Reported At Certain Marriott Hotels

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Merrillville, IN) -- A data breach at certain Marriott hotels is being blamed on a franchise management company. Security analyst Brian Krebs says Marriott had detected the breach last year, but was puzzled because it was limited to certain hotels in cities such as Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. Investigators finally discovered the link between…

Obama Tackles Obamacare Rollout In Super Bowl Interview

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says nobody expected the problems with the rollout of Obamacare. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox host Bill O'Reilly, the President said he's holding everyone accountable for the problems with Healthcare.gov website. When Obama was asked if it was his biggest mistake when he said people could keep their…

Christie Aides Face Subpoena Deadline

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Trenton, NJ) -- Aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are facing an afternoon deadline to reply to subpoenas issued by state lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. The state legislature is demanding documents from Christie aides who may have been involved, though some are reportedly requesting more time to reply.. One…