10 things to know today

Here's what's making the buzz on Wednesday:
AP Wire
Jul 3, 2013

1. GOVERNMENT DELAYS KEY COMPONENT OF HEALTH LAW

Businesses won't have to provide health insurance to employees for another year.

2. MORSI DEFIANT AS MILITARY DEADLINE LOOMS

The Egyptian president's fate hangs in the balance as he vows to protect "constitutional legitimacy."

3. INTELLIGENCE CHIEF APOLOGIZES FOR 'ERRONEOUS' NSA CLAIM

James Clapper had told Congress the government does not collect data on millions of Americans.

4. WHAT HOTSHOTS SAW BEFORE THEY DIED

A photograph taken by a firefighter shows the Arizona crew approaching the wildfire that would kill them.

5. WHY THE BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT HAD TO STOP IN VIENNA

Evo Morales' plane was diverted on its way home from Russia because of suspicions it was carrying NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

6. GUNS WON'T FLY, BUT PASSENGERS STILL TRY

Airport security officials tell the AP more passengers are trying to bring loaded firearms onto planes.

7. FEDS STICK TO FLIGHT 800 STORY

The NTSB stands by the conclusion of its yearslong probe: The TWA jumbo jet explosion and crash was an accident, not a missile strike.

8. UNIONS TALK, COMMUTERS WALK

Talks will resume to end a strike by San Francisco Bay area rail workers that threw commutes into chaos.

9. WHERE YOU'LL PAY MORE FOR LESS — AND LIKE IT

Two new Android phones are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles, simplifying their use.

10. REDS PITCHER THROWS FIRST NO-HITTER IN MAJORS THIS SEASON

It was also Homer Bailey's second no-hitter in 10 months, as Cincinnati beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 3-0.

 

Comments

Wingmaster

1. We watched while they had to hurry up and pass the bill to see what was in it now we have to wait to implement it! Anyone see the irony here?

The bill is 2300 pages long and now we are told it is too complicated for business to implement. Duh, maybe this should have been figured out before it was passed!

Good thing we don't have any elections after it is...oh wait a minute...I get it now!

rukidding

You are a very funny person, you maka-me laugh. Is this ironoliticle?

Vladtheimp

Hoo Hah - the brilliance of Obama is on full display today, with his signature domestic policy success "Obamacare" being seriously delayed for a year (probably just a coinkadink that its implementation is after the midterm elections), and his signature foreign policy success (getting rid of former ally Mubarak in favor of his friends, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists) going up in flames.

As to the former, I will leave it to Lanivan and the Obama Chorus to explain how giving big business a one year respite from additional taxes (mandates) while not giving a similar respite to small businesses and individuals is really the fairest way to proceed (paying their "fair share)? They can also explain how this favor to big business will not impact implementation of Obama's vaunted exchanges, since qualification for subsidies for individuals is dependent upon offers of qualified insurance from business owners.

How fitting the the Egyptian military has provided the citizens of that country relief from a dictator while here our President assumes that, dictator like, he can amend legislation passed by his democrat representatives, no matter how flawed the process was - the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, the Gator Aid, and now the Big Business Bonus.

I'm awaiting with bated breath the explanations from Lanny and the Lugubrians - the popcorn's ready, the beer's cold, and it's the Fourth Of July - it don't get better than this!

Vladtheimp

Lanivan, to put you in a better mood: http://americandigest.org/mt-arc...

Happy Fourth.

Wingmaster

And to put the rest of us in a better mood until we again have a leader that understands his constitution and the oath of office he took to protect it!
http://www.youtube.com/embed/_T-...
Happy 4th of July to all.

Vladtheimp

Crickets . . . .

Vladtheimp

To enhance that mood a bit: http://youtu.be/V1weRo8uWA0

Lanivan

Your mood enhancement selections indicate perhaps a premature start to the festivities, possibly the result of too many bitters?...pale ale? In an attempt to be a bit more apropos, I propose you peruse the following over the 4th...http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes...

Have a great Fourth, and, please, take a break from the lists!

Lanivan

The instant I read about the delay, I thought - "Cachi! Wait til Vlad gets a whiff of this!" Or something along those lines. What an indictment of our poor, compromised corporatocracy that just couldn't get it figured out in time. Upon reflection, I'm quite sure it has something to do with the fact that they all knew that of course Romney would win in a landslide and repeal the heinous Heritage Foundation abomination within minutes of entering the Oval Office, so what's the rush? Thankfully, the majority of the major players already offer health insurance and won't be affected one way or another.

But it just might be another brilliant Obama strategy - get everyone so impatient, the country embraces a single payer health care system like the rest of the developed world. As for your cynical midterm election wisecrack - DUH!

Only in the funhouse mirror-like convoluted mindset of some people could the delayed enforcement be juxtaposed to the military overthrow of a dictator. Another fantasy, perhaps?

Although thrilled to be a source of amusement on this fine evening, I was sorely tempted to conclude with the use of your quote from this morning - KMA (or in your case, it should have been KM(C)A), but on second thought and deeper reflection, I thought better of it and instead will take the high road, raise my G&T, and offer a toast: Here's to our Founding Fathers (one of whom I am a direct descendent so just watch it, buddy) who gave Birth to the Nation, and to Obama, who saved it! Clink!

Vladtheimp

Birth of a Nation? LOL

Lanivan

I had to give you a reason to toast, didn't I?...

Vladtheimp

If that's the best you can do in defense of the Chosen One on both Obamacare and foreign policy, he's in big trouble. Popcorn and beer will be consumed seeing if his national media sycophants can do a better job than the local ones.

Lanivan

Obviously, the answer is bitters....

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