Who loses out under Obamacare?
July 25th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Who loses out under Obamacare?

(CNN) – When the state-based insurance exchanges open next year under Obamacare, many Americans should finally have access to affordable insurance. But millions of others will most likely be left out in the cold and remain uninsured.

These folks - mainly low-income adults in the 21 states that aren't expanding Medicaid - will not be eligible for either the long-standing government health insurance program for the poor, or for premium subsidies in the new exchanges.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Health care
July 25th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
12 months ago

Sources: Huma Abedin considered leaving Weiner last fall

Updated 11:07 a.m. ET, 7/25

(CNN) - While Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin say they're trying to move their marriage past Weiner's repeated sexting scandals, friends of Abedin's told CNN that upon the former congressman's confession to his wife last fall that he had relapsed into exchanging lewd messages, Abedin was furious and seriously considered ending the marriage.

She was done and ready to leave him, the friend said. Another friend said she was "this close to walking out the door."
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
July 25th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
1 year ago

Friend: Woman in sexting scandal loves politics, 'idealized' Weiner

(CNN) – The woman at the center of the Anthony Weiner scandal is a 23-year-old Indiana native who is passionate about politics, and was a strong supporter of the New York politician even after he resigned from Congress amid similar circumstances two years ago, a friend said Wednesday.

Sydney Elaine Leathers actively posts about politics and her Democratic views on Facebook. That's where she met Lou Colagiovanni, a political blogger and writer who moderates a political Facebook page where Leathers frequently posted messages.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
CNN Washington AM Note
July 25th, 2013
05:13 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: 'Whitey' Bulger pal on his cooperation with U.S.: 'I was dead either way'
James "Whitey" Bulger's defense lawyer continued hammering away at one of the government's star witnesses in a Boston courtroom Wednesday, trying to portray the convicted killer as a pathological liar who should have called it quits and gone to the electric chair when he had the chance. "Why not take the death penalty and get it over with?" Bulger attorney Hank Brennan asked Steven Flemmi. "I was dead either way," responded the Bulger henchman, who has spent five days on the witness stand. Flemmi said he decided to cooperate with the government to spare his friends and family from having to suffer through endless trials: "I took the path of least resistance."
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