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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In 2007, China became the world’s largest salt producer, surpassing the U.S. Source: Salt Institute
About 240 million tons of salt are used each year in the world. U.S. salt reserves contain an estimated 55 trillion metric tons of salt. Source: Salt Institute
An estimated 1.8 percent of U.S. adults are underweight, due to poor nutrition or health conditions. Source: 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
The latest anti-Obama rant to show up in e-mail inboxes accuses President Obama of an "unholy" and "anti-American" series of omissions, which it claims no other president has committed. But the fact is, Obama was just doing the same thing that Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush …
According to the 2008 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 41.5 percent of physicians reported at least partially using electronic medical records in their office-based practices. In 2007, the figure was 34 percent. Source: CDC
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running a false ad claiming that "52 percent of all lawsuits" target small businesses. The claim is contradicted by the very study the Chamber cites as its source, and it’s not even close to the truth. The study shows the true figure is somewhere …
The macaroni penguin is the most numerous of the 17 species of penguins in the world. Source: International Penguin Conservation Work Group
Jazz musician and composer Dizzy Gillespie died on this day in 1993 in Englewood, N.J. Source: Library of Congress
Q: Did Obama sign an order giving Interpol the right to police the U.S.? A: No. The executive order Obama signed in December simply gives Interpol the same privileges that other international organizations operating in the U.S. already have.