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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White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod incorrectly claimed that Republican Scott Brown “didn’t run one ad on health care in the entire campaign” against Democrat Martha Coakley. In fact, a Brown campaign TV spot attacking health care legislation ran heavily in the days before Tuesday’s Senate election in Massachusetts. Axelrod, …
This week, readers sent us comments on a FactCheck curriculum, the Massachusetts race and global cooling. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can send comments to email@example.com. Letters may be edited for length.
Q: Does the health care bill specifically exempt members of Congress and their staffs from its provisions? A: No. This twisted claim is based on misrepresentations of the House and Senate bills, neither of which exempts lawmakers.
There is no accepted method of predicting when, where and how great in magnitude an earthquake will occur. Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Last week we barely dipped our toe in the torrent of ads blanketing Massachusetts, where voters are going to the polls today to decide who will replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy: Democrat Martha Coakley or Republican Scott Brown. There have been more since in the close race, too many …
The deadliest recorded earthquake in history killed 830,000 people in Shensi Province, China, in 1556. Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Q: What's up with "Columbo" and his questions for Obama? A: The interrogator in a chain e-mail gets his facts fouled up and makes false accusations.
On Nov. 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill declaring that the third Monday of January, starting in 1986, would be recognized as the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. Source: The King Center
Haiti declared its independence from France on Jan. 1, 1804. Source: CIA World Factbook
Thirty-eight percent of Haiti’s 9,035,536 people are aged 14 and younger. Source: CIA World Factbook