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The “Teflon President,” a global terrorist group officially labeled, review of “Ender’s Game,” WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award winner
Today’s news and commentary from WORLD News Group founder Joel Belz on Obama and his public image, plus: Boko Haram named a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department, a review of a film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s classic sci-fi novel, the winner of the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion is revealed, and more
Obamacare enrollment: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reports that only 106,000 Americans have enrolled in Obamacare, only a fifth of the administration’s goal. The disappointing sign-up total is even more troubling for the White House when compared to the millions who have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare.
Healthcare security: At a hearing of the House Oversight Committee, questions were fired about the so-called Mitre report released in mid-October, which revealed serious security concerns with healthcare.gov, specifically that it wasn’t adequately tested for security breaches before it was launched. Additionally, Karen Evans of the Office of Management and Budget testified that healthcare.gov has been targeted by hackers numerous times since October 1st.
Iran sanctions: Iran sanctions are debated as the White House pushes for more time. Republicans and Democrats alike are skeptical of a proposed deal to relieve Iran of some economic sanctions amid nuclear negotiations. But Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers for more leeway.
Business/economy: U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday and as business reporter Warren Smith explains central-bank moves overseas drove the markets along with upbeat results from Macy's, which beat expectations not just on the earnings side, but also on the revenue side.
Commentary: The new “Teflon President”
WORLD News Group founder Joel Belz on “Obama’s remarkable ability to shake off even his most serious missteps.”
Global terror: Boko Haram officially labeled a terrorist organization
The group which calls itself Boko Haram has clear ties to al-Qaeda and has been tagged by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization and specially designated global terrorists.
“Ender’s Game:” A classic sci-fi novel struggles at the box office
The winner WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion
We had five terrific finalists! And the winner is...