Bill Clinton's Obamacare treatment
August 28th, 2013
09:43 AM ET
12 months ago

Bill Clinton's Obamacare treatment

Updated at 11:07 a.m. ET on 8/28

(CNN) – As the clock ticks down to key elements of President Barack Obama's health care law taking effect, former President Bill Clinton will provide a defense of the controversial measure in a speech next week at his presidential library in Arkansas.

The announcement of Clinton's address comes on the same day a new national poll indicates that half the public remains in the dark about the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Health care
Color photos from 1963 March on Washington
August 28th, 2013
09:13 AM ET
12 months ago

Obama won't try to re-create King's 'Dream' moment

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's address Wednesday from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, representing a symbolic moment in U.S. history.

On that day in 1963, when King and his fellow marchers attended what he labeled 'the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation," few in that crowd could have imagined that half a century later, the first African-American president of the United States would mark the occasion with a speech in the same location.

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Filed under: Martin Luther King • President Obama
Booker's opponent says sexuality speculation 'weird'
August 28th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Booker's opponent says sexuality speculation 'weird'

(CNN) – Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, said in an interview Tuesday that ongoing chatter about rival Cory Booker's sexuality was "weird," and that he personally likes "being a guy."

The response was prompted by an interview that Booker, the mayor of Newark, gave to The Washington Post this week in which he said he wasn't bothered when people speculate whether he's straight or gay.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
IRS finalizes penalties for Obamacare "individual mandate"
August 28th, 2013
02:38 AM ET
12 months ago

IRS finalizes penalties for Obamacare "individual mandate"

(CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service has issued finalized rules for the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s healthcare plan.

The individual mandate penalty has long been one of the contentious components of health care reform, with lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of the law reaching the Supreme Court.
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Filed under: Health care • IRS
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