<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/obamacare-poll_n_5639192.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Obamacare Is More Unpopular Than Ever, Poll Shows</a>

Obamacare Is More Unpopular Than Ever, Poll Shows

A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the highest share since President Barack Obama’s health care reforms became law more than four years ago, according to survey findings released Friday.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53 percent of people view the Affordable Care Act unfavorably, a jump of 8 percentage points since June. July’s results mark the fifth time since April 2012, and the first time since January, that at least half of Americans are not supportive of the health care reform law.

The poll found that …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/tropical-storm-bertha-atlantic_n_5640137.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Tropical Storm Bertha Forms In The Atlantic</a>

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms In The Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75 kph). The storm is centered about 275 miles (445 kilometers) southeast of Barbados and about 385 miles (620 kilometers) southeast of St. Lucia, and is moving northwest at 20 mph (31 kph).

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Barbados and Dominica. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Bertha …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/us-ambassador-to-russia-john-tefft_n_5640122.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Senate Follies Almost Derail Confirmation Of New U.S. Ambassador To Russia</a>

Senate Follies Almost Derail Confirmation Of New U.S. Ambassador To Russia

In the midst of major political turmoil, fiery rhetoric, sanctions, violence in eastern Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, America’s new diplomatic envoy to Russia almost didn’t get confirmed by the Senate.

On Thursday night, a Republican senator refused to confirm John F. Tefft as the new ambassador to Russia as payback for a procedural change made by the Democrats last year, The Associated Press reported.

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) said he blocked the vote for diplomatic appointments, including Tefft, because of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/obama-katy-perry_n_5640052.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Obama Doesn't Like Katy Perry -- He LOVES Her</a>

Obama Doesn't Like Katy Perry -- He LOVES Her

We have an important clarification to make: President Barack Obama doesn’t like Katy Perry.

He LOVES her.

HuffPost’s Jen Bendery was the pool reporter during an event Thursday in which the president sung the praises of Perry, who would perform that evening at a White House event for the Special Olympics.

“I like Katy Perry,” Bendery’s initial pool report quoted the president as saying. “She is just a wonderful person. I just met her mom, now I know why she’s such a wonderful person.”

Committed to getting the story …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/camelia-entekhabifard/why-cant-obama-enforce-pe_b_5636740.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Why Can't Obama Enforce Peace Between Palestine and Israel?</a>

Why Can't Obama Enforce Peace Between Palestine and Israel?

Not long ago, perhaps less than a decade ago, I was one of those Iranians who view Palestinians as terrorists and opportunists. As somebody who was born and raised in Iran, I can confidently tell you that this view is prevalent there; there are many Iranians who view Palestinians in this way.

Tehran is one of the biggest supporters of the Palestinian Hamas movement, and of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia, and ultimately it is the Iranian government’s support for such organizations that creates this feeling among the Iranian public.

Iran’s state media coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is characterized …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/too-big-to-fail-gao_n_5639945.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared</a>

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and taxpayers.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group were among lawmakers and organizations warning that college students and their families are being harmed by financial institutions that either refuse to reduce student debts, push borrowers into default, or prey on low-income students through campus-sponsored banking products that hit them with high fees when they try to access their federal student loans.

Meanwhile, the federal <a class="colorbox" …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-brous/israel-unity_b_5640027.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Israel: Unity Not Uniformity</a>

Israel: Unity Not Uniformity

My friend Candice, a Talmud Professor, recently posted her hope that the fighting ends soon in Israel and Gaza, with a note of concern for her sister in Jerusalem who plans to get married later this month. Her colleague at UCLA, Awad, a Palestinian American, responded that his sister, too, was planning an August wedding, hers in Ramallah. It turns out that both celebrations are planned for the same day, so these two friends shared blessings that they might both dance at their sisters’ weddings and meet for coffee afterward. “It turns out,” Candice told me, “we really all want …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/obamacare-subsidy-supreme-court_n_5639996.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Obamacare Subsidy Case Could Be Reviewed By Supreme Court</a>

Obamacare Subsidy Case Could Be Reviewed By Supreme Court

July 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday.

The petition requests the U.S. high court decide the issue after two lower U.S. court rulings created uncertainties last week regarding the legitimacy of subsidies for individuals enrolled on federally run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerome-karabel/the-meaning-of-terror_b_5639973.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The Meaning of Terror</a>

The Meaning of Terror

Imagine that you are a parent (as I am) and that your children are caught in a war zone, facing the prospect of death or maiming at any moment. What do you do? The answer is obvious: you remove your children from the war zone as quickly as is humanly possible.

This is why wars generate masses of refugees; the horrific civil war in Syria, to take but one example, created in 2012 alone over 700,000 refugees, scattered among Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and other countries.

But if you are a parent in Gaza, …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/transgender-woman-raped-immigration-center_n_5639822.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Transgender Woman Raped At Immigration Center Should Be Released, Activists Say</a>

Transgender Woman Raped At Immigration Center Should Be Released, Activists Say

By David Schwartz

PHOENIX, July 31 (Reuters) – Rights activists called on Thursday for the immediate release of a transgender women allegedly raped by her cellmate at an Arizona immigrant detention center, accusing authorities of refusing to provide for her safety.

The activists say immigration and detention center officials have shown they are incapable of protecting the 23-year-old woman following the alleged July 20 …read more

Source: World News


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