Apr 11, 2014, 12:26 pm EDT
Hillary Clinton dodged a shoe that was thrown at her by an unidentified woman during a speech in Las Vegas.
The woman who threw the shoe at Hillary Clinton was detained by security personal and held in the hallway of the hotel where the speech was being given. The woman admitted to throwing the shoe as well as tossing some papers, but she refused to identify herself. The woman was checked and it was dsicovered that she wasn’t approved to attend the speech. It is unknown what the woman will be charged with, the Associated Press notes.
Officials behind the Hillary Clinton speaking event claim that the unidentified woman “must have slipped under the rope at the last second” to get in. Read
Apr 11, 2014, 9:04 am EDT
On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange website last year.
Kathleen Sebelius led HHS for five years. She was a constant target for congressional Republicans unhappy with White House policies, especially Obamacare. That criticism continued even after the government announced last week that Obamacare enrollment had exceeded the original goal of 7 million sign-ups, the Associated Press notes.
A number of Republicans called for Kathleen Sebelius to step down last year amid technical glitches that marred the federal health exchange’s rollout. At the time, the Obama Administration backed the HHS secretary. Read
Apr 10, 2014, 8:06 pm EDT
The IRS has warned taxpayers of a new tax scam making its way through the internet via e-mail.
The agency has said that the e-mail is a phishing scam and it has nothing to do with the IRS. “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error,” reads the e-mail.
“Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance,” continues the e-mail. “To avoid delays processing your 2013 filing contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.” Read
Apr 8, 2014, 11:01 am EDT
GOP Rep. Vance McAllister, who is married, was caught kissing a member of his staff in a video from December.
In the video, which shows the inside of Vance McAllister’s office, the politician can be seen kissing a woman that works for him. The woman is a part-time aide that was added to McAllister team the day after he was elected. A large part of McAllister’s campaign included citing his Christian faith and marriage of 16 years in a heavily Republican area, Politico notes.
The woman seen kissing Vance McAllister in the video is Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock. Peacock is also married and is no longer an aide to McAllister. McAllister claims that the recorded incident was the first time he had relations with someone outside of his marriage. He still plans to run for re-election, reports CBS News. Read
Apr 8, 2014, 10:21 am EDT
New data from a Gallup poll that was collected from 43,562 Americans over the age of 18 has found that the uninsured rate is the lowest its been since 2008.
Data from the Gallup poll shows that the uninsured rate in America was down to 15.6% in the first quarter of 2014. This shows that there has been a late surge of people signing up for Obamacare as the uninsured rate decreased from 18% in late 2013 to the current 15.6%.
According to the Gallup poll, uninsured the rate for adults in the age groups of 18 to 25, 26 to 34 and 35 to 64 all fell by about two points. The uininsured rate fell the most among households that make less than $36,000 a year and blacks. Both of these groups saw the uninsured rate decrease by a little more than three points. Read