Thursday, November 21, 2013

The news that is

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* Can Obama keep campaign promise on Afghanistan?  -- "President Barack Obama’s credibility, stretched thin by the broken promise of Obamacare, may soon face another difficult test: explaining how his promise to end the war in Afghanistan squares with leaving thousands of U.S. and NATO troops there."
* Costco in Simi Valley labels Bibles as fiction; pastor disagrees -- "Caleb Kaltenbach, pastor of Discovery Church, came across the Bibles while shopping for a gift and tweeted the picture on Friday with the comment: 'Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm...'"
* Florida Republican Representative Radel admits cocaine possession -- "A Drug Enforcement Administration official said Radel bought cocaine in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood on Oct. 29. Later that night, federal authorities went to his apartment and informed him that he would be facing criminal charges."
* McCaughey septuplets turn 16 -- "The McCaughey septuplets — the first septuplets in the world all known to have survived infancy — turned 16 today. And they want to drive as soon as possible."
* Nacogdoches, employees saying good bye to iconic Hotel Fredonia -- "In all, 90 employees hired and laid off by Hotel Fredonia..."
* Liberty University Student Killed In Dorm Shooting -- "The warrant states that Hathaway approached the security officer, claiming that 'he had been robbed and someone stole his vehicle,' but then 'pulled out a hammer from his clothing and assaulted the officer.'"
* Obamacare ‘success story’ says she can’t afford new health plan -- "During a White House Rose Garden ceremony on Oct. 21, Obama read an email from Sanford in which she thanks the president for offering her help in obtaining a low-cost, high-quality coverage plan...However, CNN reports that in the days following Obama's Rose Garden ceremony Sanford received a letter telling her that her tax credit had been taken away, meaning she won’t be able to afford coverage. Officials reportedly told her that they made a mistake in calculating her benefits."
* Obama was briefed in spring on widespread website problems -- "President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed last spring on a detailed consultant's report that warned of system failure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday."
* Pennyslvania Methodist pastor suspended 30 days for officiating gay wedding -- "The jury told him he must “discern his newly discovered calling to the LGBT community” and surrender his credentials if he decides he can’t uphold all of the church’s Book of Discipline."
* Why a Lesbian Lawmaker Voted Against Hawaii's Same-Sex Marriage Bill -- "...a Hawaii state representative has caused waves for becoming the first openly gay lawmaker to vote against a state's same-sex marriage bill."

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