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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Initially, the Supreme Court chambers were in the Merchants Exchange Building in New York. Source: Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas had the longest tenure on the court, serving for a little more than 36 years. He retired in 1975, at the age of 77. Source: Supreme Court Historical Society
Construction began on the Supreme Court building when Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone on October 13, 1932. Source: Supreme Court
The term of the Supreme Court begins on the first Monday of October and lasts until the first Monday of the following October. Source: Supreme Court
John Jay was the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1789 until 1795. He retired from the court in order to become the governor of New York. Source: Columbia University
The Supreme Court’s caseload has sharply increased in recent decades. Whereas in 1945, there were only 1,460 cases on the docket, today that number is more than 10,000 per term. Source: Supreme Court
The term of the Supreme Court begins on the first Monday of October and lasts until the preceding day the next year. Source: Supreme Court
The 100-watt incandescent light bulb will be banned in the U.S. starting Jan. 1, 2012, under energy legislation signed by President Bush. The law bans 75-, 60- and 40-watt bulbs by 2014. Source: Wall Street Journal
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters say there is a 70 percent chance of having nine to 14 named storms in the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which is June through November. Of those, four to seven could become hurricanes and one to three could become major hurricanes. Source: NOAA
Koalas are only found on mainland Australia. Source: Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia