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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Women’s rights advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on Nov. 12, 1815, in Johnstown, N.Y. Source: Library of Congress
Designated as Veterans Day in 1954, Nov. 11 is the day Allied powers signed a cease-fire agreement with Germany in 1918, ending World War I. Source: Library of Congress
The children’s show "Sesame Street" has won 97 Emmy Awards. That’s the most Emmys won by any television show. Source: Sesame Workshop
The Berlin Wall’s Checkpoint C (Checkpoint Charlie), where Allied forces crossed into East Berlin from West Berlin, got its name from the NATO alphabet. Source: Governing Mayor of Berlin (Berlin.de)
Illinois produced 496 million pounds of pumpkin in 2008, the most of any state in the U.S. Source: Census Bureau
Ninety-three percent of U.S. households with residents considered their neighborhood to be safe, according to 2003 Census data. Source: Census Bureau
Americans consumed 23.8 pounds of candy per capita in 2008. Source: Census Bureau
The World Series began as a best-of-9 championship in 1903, but was changed to a best-of-7 in 1905. It reverted to a best-of-9 briefly, in 1919-1921. Source: MLB.com
In a 2008 survey of teenagers on their cell phone use, 42 percent of respondents said they could text while blindfolded or without looking at the keypad. Source: Harris Interactive
The first words stored on a hard drive were: "This has been a day of solid achievement." Source: Computerworld