Susan B. Anthony: 11 Things to Know About the Women’s Rights Activist

Nov 8, 2016, 1:32 pm EST

Susan B. Anthony, the late women’s right activist, is in many women’s minds today as they go out to vote.

There have been many women today that have been vising Susan B. Anthony’s grave. These women have been placing their “I Voted Today” stickers on her grave. Her grave is located at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York.

Here are a few things to know about Susan B. Anthony, as collected from History.com. Read 

U.S. Presidential Election 2016: When Will We Know Election Results?

Nov 8, 2016, 11:25 am EST

When will we know election results for the 2016 U.S. presidential election?

It’s hard to determine when the United States will know who its next President is. What we do know is when the polls will close. Florida, North Carolina and Ohio are three of the big swing states that will help determine the winner of the 2016 presidential election. Florida polls close at 7:00 p.m. EST, while North Carolina and Ohio polls will close at 7:30 p.m. EST.

So, when will we know election results for 2016? Well, it likely won’t be until at least these states have closed their polls and votes are counted. However, other states won’t finish voting until much later into the night. This means it could be closer to midnight EST when we learn the results of the 2016 presidential election. Read 

Janet Reno Died: 9 Things About the First Female U.S. Attorney General

Nov 7, 2016, 12:26 pm EST

Janet Reno — the first female Attorney General of the U.S. — has died at age 78. Source: Wikipedia

Here are 9 things to remember her by:

    She was Valedictorian at Coral Gables High School in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where she was debating champion. Reno graduated from Cornell University, then enrolled at Harvard Law School, where she graduated in 1963. From 1963 to 1971, her career started to take off as she joined the staff of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives. She joined the Dade County State Attorney’s office in 1973, then left in 1976 to become a partner at a private law firm. Bill Clinton nominated Reno as the U.S. Attorney General in 1993, eventually becoming the first woman to serve in that position. She achieved a lot of impressive feats during her time in office, including the capture of the Unabomber. Reno also helped to capture and convict those responsible for the plane bombing of the World Trade Center. One of perhaps her most controversial moments was the armed seizure of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who was taken back to his father in Cuba. She also brought a lawsuit to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Rest in peace, Janet. Read 

Standing Rock Protest: Why Facebook Check-Ins Are Soaring

Nov 1, 2016, 1:52 pm EST

The Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota is getting plenty of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) attention.

The environmental wonder is garnering attention from concerned U.S. citizens around the country who are sharing their support for the Native Americans of the land with Facebook check-ins. These moves are gaining steam over the last couple of days.

The location is located in Fort Yates, N.D., but most of the people who are checking in are not actually making the trip there. Instead, these Facebook check-ins express opposition towards an oil project that is taking place in this place. Read 

Obamacare Open Enrollment 2017: 11 Things to Know

Nov 1, 2016, 1:50 pm EST

Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017 has begun and InvestorPlace has collected some things to know about it.

    Today, Nov.1 2016, is the first day of Open Enrollment for 2017. Americans can use Open Enrollment to sign up for a new insurance plans, re-enroll or make changes to their current plan. Coverage for Americans that sign up during Open Enrollment by Dec. 15, 2016 will start on the first day of 2017. Jan. 31, 2017 is the last day that United States citizens are able to sign up for a health plan through Open Enrollment. After Jan. 31, 2017, people can only sign up for an Obamacare plan if they meet requirements for the Special Enrollment Period. Events that allow citizens to sign up for Obamacare during the Special Enrollment period include loss of insurance, a death in the family, having a child, getting married or divorced, and more. Customers signing up for an Obamacare plan during Open Enrollment can get price estimates before signing up. The price of health insurance through the Marketplace changes depending on how much an individual, or family, makes per year. Citizens can sign up during Obamacare Open Enrollment via the website, with a phone call, in-person or with a paper application. Those with Medicare are unable to switch to Obamacare, can’t use it as a supplement or get a dental plan through it. There is a fee for Americans that don’t have health insurance, but there are some exemptions to this if certain circumstances are present.

You can learn more about the Obamacare Open Enrollment period for 2017 at this link. Read 

Peter Thiel Defends His Support of Donald Trump

Oct 31, 2016, 3:06 pm EST

Peter Thiel has publicly expressed his support for Donald Trump and received plenty of backlash.

However, the tech billionaire stands by his convictions and he has issued a statement explaining why he believes Trump would make a good president, as well as why the media has taken everything he says a little to literally.

At an hour long presser at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Thiel said he agreed to donate $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign after being asked for money from the Republican candidate, which he didn’t realize Trump needed. Read 

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