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AP Wire
May 2, 2014

1. VIDEO SHOWS TEENS ON SINKING FERRY

The heartbreaking footage was found on the cellphone of a 17-year-old whose body was recovered after the disaster off South Korea.

2. OKLAHOMA PRISONS CHIEF DETAILS DIFFICULTIES DURING BOTCHED EXECUTION

An intravenous tap was placed at the inmate's groin because suitable veins couldn't be found elsewhere. That vein later collapsed, disrupting delivery of the lethal drugs.

3. 'OBAMACARE' ENROLLMENT HITS 8 MILLION

The latest sign-up numbers also show subpar enrollment among Hispanics, the nation's largest minority group and also its least insured.

4. MILITARY RESPONSE TO BENGHAZI ATTACK FAULTED

A now-retired U.S. general testifies before a House panel that U.S. forces "should have tried" to get to the outpost in time to help save the lives of the ambassador and three Americans.

5. ROB FORD HEADS TO REHAB

His treatment will last at least a month, his lawyer says, but the Toronto mayor isn't quitting his bid for a second term.

6. HOW NATO'S VIEW OF RUSSIA IS SHIFTING

With the annexation of Crimea, Moscow needs be treated as an adversary rather than a potential partner, the Western alliance says.

7. BLAST LEVELS INSIDE OF FLORIDA JAIL

The apparent gas explosion kills two inmates and injures scores.

8. WHICH FEDERAL AGENCY IS BREAKING NEW GROUND

For the first time, the Education Department reveals U.S. colleges and universities that are being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints.

9. PEACHES GELDOF'S DEATH LINKED TO HEROIN

The model and TV personality had recently used the drug and it likely "played a role" in her sudden death, an inquest reveals.

10. WHO'S HOPING TO MAKE HISTORY THIS WEEKEND

Jockey Anna Rose Napravnik, a rising star, is vying to become the first woman to ride a Kentucky Derby winner.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#3. The evidence is that for the Federal Obamacare Exchange at least, 1/3 of those signing up didn't pay; it's possible that the State Exchanges will have higher percentages and that more will pay this month due to the numbers who signed at the last minute, but that didn't stop Jay the Court Jester Carney from disputing the 1/3 figure even while stating he had no numbers of his own.

Meanwhile, Accenture has estimated it will cost $121 Million tax dollars to fix the Federal website, more than the original no bid contract awarded to the Canadian company, CGI. Coincidentally, a top executive of CGI, Toni Townes-Whitley, has a long history with Michelle Obama - Both are 1985 graduates of Princeton University, both are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, and both worked with or were members of the Organization of Black Unity (OBU) and the Third World Center (TWC) while
at Princeton.

#11. THE STINK SURROUNDING BENGHAZI INCREASES

While Jay the Court Jester Carney continues to lie about the White House involvement in the fairy tale about a youtube video causing the attack, a retired Air Force General who was deputy director for intelligence at Africa Command stated U.S. military personnel knew early on that the Benghazi attack was a "hostile action" and not a protest gone awry. He also stated rescue forces were waiting for a request for assistance from Hillary Clinton's State Department. Although he did not believe they could have gotten to Benghazi in time, they did not know how long the attack would be ongoing and in his opinion they should have done more.

Meanwhile, the White House is refusing to answer the question about where Obama and Hillary were when this was unfolding. One would think their security details would have some idea.

Wolverine49457

So what happened at the office in Benghazi was not work place violence coupled with sexual harassment and an electrical fire?

Barry Soetoro

11) 'Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago'

http://www.businessinsider.com/b...

Wingmaster

...and who was in the situation room? More importantly who was not! !!

AlexBell

#3. Evidence? What evidence? Show us the evidence. Either put up or shut up.

Vladtheimp

April 30, 2014. "WASHINGTON, DC – Data provided to the committee by every insurance provider in the health care law’s Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) shows that, as of April 15, 2014, only 67 percent of individuals and families that had selected a health plan in the federally facilitated marketplace had paid their first month’s premium and therefore completed the enrollment process. Nationwide, only 25 percent of paid enrollees are ages 18 to 34."

"For months, the committee and members of the press have urged the administration to provide rudimentary details about enrollment under the law, including information regarding the makeup of the risk pool and who had actually paid for their health care plans. Administration officials repeatedly insisted they were incapable of collating that data and that the insurance providers are the only ones with those details. The committee followed the administration’s suggestion and went directly to the insurance providers.

“In a sad reversal away from its vows of transparency, the Obama administration, from inside the Oval Office on down, has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep basic details of the health law from the public. Tired of receiving incomplete pictures of enrollment in the health care law, we went right to the source and found that the administration’s recent declarations of success may be unfounded,” commented full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). “We need a complete picture of how this law is working. We will continue to strive for transparency and hold the administration accountable for this law’s shortcomings and broken promises.” http://energycommerce.house.gov/...

And before you rant and sputter about the source, please recall who has been lying about keeping your doctor and your insurance policy; who has failed to show any documentation about the real numbers who signed up, their ages, their health, and who paid. And please note the Committee went to the insurers to get the information at the suggestion of the White House.

If you have better numbers and better information, I suggest you first provide it to Obama and Carney who claim, with much justification, to be clueless.

Wolverine49457

#2, it was not botched, he is dead just like his victims...unlike the woman he helped bury alive he suffered much less.

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