Jan 29, 2014, 9:52 am EST
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., revealed during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that his oncologist was not covered under his insurance through Obamacare.
When asked about his health, Coburn said, “Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care, and I have a great prognosis.”
Coburn’s spokesman confirmed that the insurance he enrolled with through the Affordable Health Care exchange reduced his coverage and eliminated coverage for his cancer specialist. The senator will continue to see his oncologist and pay out of pocket. Read
Jan 29, 2014, 9:33 am EST
President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address for 2014 on Tuesday night. The speech lasted from 9:11 p.m. ET to 10:22 p.m. ET and went as follows.
THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For 220 years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They’ve done so during periods of prosperity and tranquility. And they’ve done so in the midst of war and depression; at moments of great strife and great struggle. Read
Jan 28, 2014, 1:19 pm EST
President Barack Obama plans to announce a minimum wage increase for a few federal employees at tonight’s State of the Union address.
The President is expected to announce an executive action during his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. ET that will increase the minimum wage for new federal contracts from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. The increase is expected to affect roughly 250,000 government employees. Obama is also expected to announce his plans work with Congress to increase minimum wage for all government employees to $10.10 an hour, reports USA Today.
“Nobody who works full-time and works hard at their job should live in poverty,” Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, told The Wall Street Journal. ”We think $10.10 an hour will allow them to do that.” Read
Jan 28, 2014, 12:45 pm EST
President Barack Obama will be giving his 2014 State of the Union Address tonight.
Obama’s fifth State of the Union address will star at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Viewers have multiple options for how they want to watch the State of the Union Address. The speech will be streamed online to Facebook (FB), Google+ and Google’s (GOOG) YouTube. The White House’s website will also be streaming the speech. Those who can’t stream can keep up with the speech with posts on Facebook, Twitter (TWTR) and through emails. Read
Jan 27, 2014, 1:34 pm EST
The US Post Office (USPS) has officially raised US postal rates with the price of stamps up by 3 cents.
The increasing US postal rates that were announced last month are officially in effect with stamp prices at 49 cents now. The price hikes come in an attempt to counteract the budget deficit that the USPS has been struggling with over the last few years.
The price to mail a post card has increased by 1 cent, now up to 34 cents. USPS also announced that you might be in luck if you have a stock of Forever Stamps as they are selling books of (20) stamps for $9.80, a 60 cent increase. Read
Jan 27, 2014, 11:29 am EST
Trey Radel will have officially completed his resignation from Congress as of 6:30 p.m. today.
According to The New York Daily News, Republican Rep. Trey Radel presented his resignation to House Speaker John Boehner in a letter. In the letter, Radel tells Boehner that he “cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States Representative.” He was advised to resign from congress by several other Republicans.
Trey Radel was arrested for cocaine possession in October when he bought 3.5 grams of the drug from an undercover agent. He faced court charges of possession of cocaine and pleaded guilty on Nov. 20. He has been sentenced to one year of supervised probation. The New York Daily News notes. Read