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Obamacare for thee but not for me, terror threat not over after all, cowering corporations
Today’s news and a report on the White House plan to mollify members of Congress and their staff angered by the cost of Obamacare to them personally, plus: the reality of the terror war highlighted by embassy closures, a look at “LBGT-friendly” corporate America, a TW&E anniversary, and more
Tuesday morning news
New questions about the extent of Washington’s victory over al-Qaeda, in light of the current global alert on terrorism: Reporters in the White House briefing room yesterday aggressively questioned presidential spokesman Jay Carney.
Late yesterday came word about what prompted the closure of American embassies around the Arab world. Unnamed sources inside the State Department confirmed the trigger was a message between al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen.
GOP threatens to blacklist CNN and NBC for promotional coverage of Hillary Clinton as 2016 nears.
Sports: Thirteen MLB players suspended for substance-abuse violations. The biggest offender is also the game’s highest paid, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, who received a 214-game suspension he plans to appeal.
Markets: Stocks were in negative territory most of the day on Monday, but one better-than-expected report provided a welcomed lift.
Obamacare waiver for members of Congress?
Faced with mutinous lawmakers and their staff, the Obama Administration weighs a special fix for Congress to blunt the pain of the new healthcare law.
Al-Qaeda: Stronger than we thought
An interview with foreign-policy expert and former Pentagon official Steven Bucci on the re-emergence of terrorism
Many of America’s largest companies in lockstep with pro-homosexuality group
The Human Rights Campaign, a group advocating the normalization of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism, gives top marks to 13 of the nation’s largest companies for being “LGBT friendly.”
A notable milestone: TW&E’s second anniversary
We launched, as a weekend-only program, on Aug. 6 2011.