Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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About 92 percent of the coal used in the United States is used for generating electricity. Source: Energy Information Administration
Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve and is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Source: National Library of Medicine
On this date in 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueled with pistols in Weehawken, N.J. Source: PBS
Recently, we have seen several ads from liberal advocacy groups thanking various Democratic representatives for voting in favor of the Waxman-Markey energy bill. Some, like those from the group Americans United for Change, benignly mix images of nature with kind words of thanks. Others pour on the superlatives, but could …
On this date in 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state. Source: Wyoming Chambers of Commerce
Q: Is it true that persons older than 59 can’t get heart surgery in England? A: There’s no such prohibition on heart operations in England, as a chain e-mail claims.
House Minority Leader John Boehner has again attacked the way his home state is spending its stimulus funds. And again, he’s wrong. At his weekly news conference, Boehner criticized the Ohio Department of Transportation for using millions of dollars in American Recovery and Reconstruction Act money for a project study, …
While a student at Yale University, George H.W. Bush played first base on a team that twice went to the College World Series. Source: WhiteHouse.gov
John Boehner, phone home. Or at least check the Ohio Department of Transportation’s highly informative Web site before talking about state road projects on TV. Last week, Rep. Boehner, the House Republican leader who hails from the Buckeye State, released a video featuring a bloodhound purporting to sniff out jobs …
When the clock hits 34 minutes and 56 seconds past noon today (7/8/09), the time and date together will be 123456789. Source: Politico.com