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Obamacare "is working," time to move past political fight, Obama says

Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
About 8 million Americans signed up for private insurance on the new Obamacare marketplaces, President Obama announced Thursday. "This thing is working," Mr. Obama said from the White House briefing room, scolding the Republican Party for keeping up its call to repeal the law. "I know every American isn't going to agree with this law, but it's well past time to move on as a country and focus our energy on the issues that people…
Chelsea Clinton: I'm pregnant
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
Updated at 4:50 p.m. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced on Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child later this year. Clinton was speaking alongside her mother at a forum for women and girls at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City that was part of the Clinton Foundation's "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project" initiative. As…
Obama: My hope is to see Russia follow through on its Ukraine promises
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to deescalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United States and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments. PlayVideoPolitics Hagel: Obama approved non-lethal assistance for Ukraine
Obama: 8 million now covered under Obamacare
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
April 17, 2014, 4:30 PM|President Obama says the Affordable Care Act is expanding health insurance coverage and helping rein in health care costs, and that the debate over repealing the law is "over."
Space first: NASA finds 'Earth cousin' that may sustain life
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a dim red dwarf star about 490 light-years from Earth. While the host star is dimmer than Earth's sun and the planet is slightly bigger than…
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles…
On Politics: Democrats hark back to the politics of race
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
So now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence (unless they were talking privately to one another or their supporters), Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress, told CNN's Candy Crowley, the Republican base, "to a significant extent," is "animated by racism." Just to make himself clear, Israel did…
Obama on health law: 'This thing is working'
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: About 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of…
NASA finds first Earth-sized planet that may sustain life
Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:01
For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a dim red dwarf star about 490 light-years from Earth. While the host star is dimmer than Earth's sun and the planet is slightly bigger than…
Beau Biden, son of U.S. VP, to run for governor of Delaware
Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:15
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - At least one member of the Biden family will be seeking higher office in 2016. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, said on Thursday he plans to run for governor of the Mid-Atlantic state. In a message to voters posted on his website, Biden, a Democrat like his father, said he would not be seeking re-election to a third term as Delaware attorney…