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House Republicans Just Made Another Attempt At Undermining Obamacare 4.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law. The GOP-led chamber voted 248-179 to change the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 hours a week. The result would be that fewer workers would get employer-sponsored health coverage and hundreds of thousands more people would be uninsured, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Republicans, backed by the Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, said the change would restore the traditional definition of full-time work while providing needed relief to businesses that are struggling with increased costs from the health care law. Businesses say they are being forced to cut worker hours, limit full-time jobs and drop health coverage because of the law, which requires businesses with 50 or more full-time ...
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A Wildly High Percentage Of Tesla Drivers Read The Drudge Report While Behind The Wheel 3.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Tesla Model S comes equipped with a 17-inch touch screen in its center console, from which drivers can connect to the Internet and browse the Web -- even while the car is in motion. And what online info is so important that Tesla riders can't wait to get out of the car to look up? A digital advertising firm has the answer, and we have to admit we're a little surprised by what it is. According to a study by Quantcast, 54 percent of webpage views on the Model S sedan's built-in web browser were spent on news websites, with a full 10 percent of all page views going to right-leaning news aggregator Drudge Report . Sifting through more than 460,000 page views, the digital advertising firm looked at the websites Tesla Model S drivers favored between Feb. 24 and March 23 and found that Tesla drivers also get much of their news from local sites, with these sites accounting for 26 percent of page views. When Tesla drivers weren’t looking for the latest headlines from Matt Drudge or their local news source, ...
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Obama To Meet With Top Lawmakers On Ukraine Crisis 3.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with top lawmakers on Thursday about the situation in Ukraine.

Obama plans to host House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday evening in the Oval Office.

The White House says Obama will also update the leaders on his trip last week to Europe. Much of that four-country trip was dominated by efforts to coordinate the West's response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.

Congress has sent Obama a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and punishing Russia for its bold annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Some in Congress are pushing Obama to take further steps, including increasing natural gas exports to Europe.

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Congress Sends Obama Bill Aiding Ukraine, Sanctioning Russia 2.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BY DEB RIECHMANN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and take punitive measures against Russia for its annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

Russia's incursion into Crimea caused a deep rift between Moscow and Washington. The bill, passed with bipartisan support, was a way for Congress to denounce Russia's move and express support for Kiev.

The House voted overwhelmingly to pass it Tuesday. The bill is also aimed at discouraging any further actions that President Vladimir Putin might be contemplating in the region.

The bill provides $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and supplements sanctions the Obama administration already has levied on Putin's inner circle and a Russian bank.
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Misleading Anti-Obamacare Ad Explored 2.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org . Americans for Prosperity’s latest anecdotal TV ad attacking the Affordable Care Act features a Michigan mom who says her family’s “new plan is not affordable at all” and that the law is “destroying the middle class.” In fact, her case is an example of how middle-class families can benefit from the law — if they choose to do so. The ad, which features Shannon Wendt of Michigan, leaves the false impression that the family obtained its costly new insurance plan through the federal exchange set up by the new law. But that’s not the case. The family’s “new plan” is a temporary plan that does not meet the ACA requirements. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan offered the plan to customers who had their old policies canceled but did not want to purchase insurance on the exchange. It turns out that Wendt found a cheaper, subsidized plan on the exchange, but declined to accept it because she did not want her children on the Children’s Health Insurance ...
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Kathleen Sebelius Talks With HuffPost Community On Obamacare Deadline Day 31.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Kathleen Sebelius Talks With HuffPost Community On Obamacare Deadline Day
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Kathleen Sebelius Fights Claims White House Is 'Cooking The Books' On Obamacare 31.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Kathleen Sebelius Fights Claims White House Is 'Cooking The Books' On Obamacare
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Sen. John Barrasso: White House Is 'Cooking The Books' On Obamacare Enrollment Numbers 30.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sen. John Barrasso: White House Is 'Cooking The Books' On Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
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Hedgehog Makes Perfect Bowling Ball, Totally Nails A Strike 29.3.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If you can get past the somewhat prickly exterior, hedgehogs are a total bundle of cute. It also turns out that one hedgehog has another hidden talent as both a bowling ball and great bowler as exhibited by this short clip from shahan albaloshi above.

If he keeps on nailing those strikes, we're thinking he may want to consider finally breaking that whole species barrier in bowling and possibly going professional!
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Two-Legged Boxer Dog's First Beach Trip Is Jealousy-Inducing Fun In The Sun 29.3.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We can almost feel the sand between our toes after watching Duncan Lou Who, a two-legged boxer dog who stole our hearts, spend the day day at the beach in the video above.

Duncan's legs were removed due to a severe birth deformity, but nothing holds him back. The pluck this pooch displays running around during his first day at the beach will make you feel like you can do pretty much anything.

Using some unique camera angles, YouTube user pandapawsrescue captured the awesome footage above.
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House Delays Vote On Ukraine Aid To Next Week 28.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is putting off until next week a vote on a bill that would aid cash-strapped Ukraine and sanction Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

Senate and House congressional aides say lawmakers want more time to vote on the bill. They saw no obstacles to passage. It had appeared that the House would vote Friday on the bill, sending it to the White House, where President Barack Obama is expected to sign it.

If signed into law, the bill would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and further sanction Russia for its military incursion into the Ukrainian Peninsula.
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Americans Are Tired Of ACA Debate 27.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Americans Are Tired Of ACA Debate
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Stay Calm Or Go Crazy: Everyone's Got Some Free Advice On The Ukraine Crisis 26.3.2014 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Stay Calm Or Go Crazy: Everyone's Got Some Free Advice On The Ukraine Crisis
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One Vote Could Change The Course Of Mexican-American Studies 26.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
One Vote Could Change The Course Of Mexican-American Studies
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25 Percent Of People In Mississippi Can't Afford Food 26.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A number of on-the-ground groups are working to address the plaguing hunger problem in Mississippi. Learn more about their missions and how you can help below: Mississippi Food Network To reduce poverty-related hunger, the Mississippi Food Network distributes donated and purchased food and grocery products to its network of churches and nonprofits, and provides nutrition education to its clients. Find out how you can help here and here. No Kid Hungry Mississippi In Mississippi, 27 percent of children struggle with hunger, an issue No Kid Hungry hopes to tackle by connecting youngsters with school breakfast and summer and after-school programs. It also works to teach low-income families how to cook healthful and affordable meals. Find out how you can help here. Oxford Lovepacks After a teacher at a local school in Oxford, Miss., noticed that a child had taken unfinished milk cartons from his classmates’ trays because he wasn’t getting enough food at home, she decided to launch Oxford ...
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Harry Reid Drops IMF Language From Senate Ukraine Aid Bill 26.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Harry Reid Drops IMF Language From Senate Ukraine Aid Bill
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Obama Concerned Over Further Russia Encroachment Into Ukraine 25.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Obama Concerned Over Further Russia Encroachment Into Ukraine
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Obama Urging World Leaders To Isolate Russia From G8 24.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Obama Urging World Leaders To Isolate Russia From G8
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Understanding How Americans View the Environment 24.3.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Understanding How Americans View the Environment
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Possibility Of War With Russia 'Very High' And 'Growing' 23.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Possibility Of War With Russia 'Very High' And 'Growing'
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