Kentucky governor sees promise for Democrats in healthcare law
Officials say Phil Schiliro, who as Obama’s top liaison to Capitol Hill helped push the Affordable Care Act through Congress, is taking on a short-term assignment to help coordinate policy surrounding the law. He’ll work with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, other agencies and members of Congress. The Medicare agency oversees the federal website that uninsured people are supposed to use to buy government-subsidized health insurance. Starting next year, virtually all Americans will be required to have coverage or face fines. But a cascade of technical problems overwhelmed HealthCare.gov when it went live on Oct. 1, frustrating consumers and sending Obama’s poll ratings into a dive. After weeks of repairs, the administration announced last week that the worst of the technical problems had been fixed and that the site was working reasonably well for most users. But it’s too really to say if the website has really turned a corner. It’s also quite likely that the White House will stumble into another crisis as officials try to implement a complex, politically polarizing law with broad effects on society. Schiliro’s appointment is comparable to that of Jeffrey Zients, the management expert and former Obama administration official who returned in mid-October to oversee the rescue of the dysfunctional website.
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Ajay Chaudhary , 23, a student of the University Institute of Law and Management Studies, stormed into the examination hall at 10am, ignored the professor’s objections and snatched the question paper from her. To the shock of classmates already writing the test, he attacked the professor when she threatened to complain to the university authorities if he didn’t leave the hall. Chaudhury also beat up an assistant professor who had intervened before sitting down to write the paper. A police team led by Jai Prakash Yadav, station head officer of Sector 40 police station, arrived within minutes of getting a call from the university but waited for the exam to finish before arresting Chaudhury. A magistrate’s court sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. “The student was also found to have misbehaved with the director of the institute in the past,” said Rajiv Kumar, ACP (Sadar). It was the second instance of campus indiscipline in the city in two days. On Friday, students of Government Secondary School in Carterpuri put the campus under lockdown when a teacher who they wanted removed was reinstated.
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Iowa is reacting to a drop in applicants in recent years. Law school enrollment dropped by a third from 2010 to 2013 nationally. Iowa’s law school saw a 24 percent decrease during the same period. The tuition change will cost the school around $300,000. Officials estimate they need close to 20 additional students to cover the difference. “We want to take a leading role in the evolving face of legal education and ensure our place as a best value proposition among the top public law schools,” Law Dean Gail Agrawal said in a statement. According to the university, 94 percent of their graduates find employment in the legal field within 9 months of graduation, but the class of 2012 also carried an average debt of $95,574. Iowa State University has also launched a “3+3 program” that allows students to get their Juris Doctor in just six years. Students study at ISU for three years before joining the more expensive three year law programs at UI or Drake University, a private school in Des Moines.
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Obama lived with Kenyan uncle prior to law school, White House says
You punch me back, scaring me-it’s a good thing I have a gun, because it is now legal to shoot you. December 5, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm | The Real Tom Paine -Ol’ Yeller @The Real Tom Paine “All the things necessary to help people to rise up the economic ladder have been dismantled, all because a few people decide that poverty and working crushing hours for low pay and no benefits is somehow ennobling.” Yes… remember when dubya said to the lady, who was trying to explain her plight to him, that she was working 3 jobs and still couldn’t make ends meet… he interrupts her and says (with that Alfred E. Neumann grin on his face), “Now isn’t that uniquely Merican?” Lord I am so thankful he is gone. Even if President Obama WAS the inept leader the republicants try to make him out to be, he would still be tenfold better than what the ‘What, me worry?’ guy ******************* Well, I’m also gald he’s gone, but Cruz is brilliant at debating people and can present a case that would make you want to work 3 part-time jobs because he’s convinced you that is in your best interest. Cruz needs to be exposed for what he is: the Objectivist advocate for the GOP/Libertarians who truly believes what he is selling, and has no concerns about the effect of his ideas would have on this country. I look at Texas, and I see a basket case: so much potential, and so little of it being used in a thoughtful way. He’s one of the reasons why its a basket case. December 5, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm | Lynda/Minnesota GOP/Teatrolls outreach is clearly on a roll. ————– Well, yes.
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Law School Tuition Slashed At The University Of Iowa
They didn’t lie….unless someone out there has evidence that they knew at the time what they were syayng was wrong. Many keep saying this administration and the President in particular, are telling lies and not being truthful. Well, several of thier recent statements have turned out to be wrong but I have yet to see any evidence of lying. If those calling the President a liar have any evidence, please let us know! December 7, 2013 10:20 am at 10:20 am | Redeye Dog White House says, “there was no record of the two ever meeting.” Oh, except the one in Obama’s head!! December 7, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am | Ruby It there ANYTHING that obama hasn’t lied about ??? December 7, 2013 10:27 am at 10:27 am | Carol This should read: Obama visited his uncle for 3 weeks. What is controversial about that??? This is not news. Have any of you bashers here ever had a child stay with a relative?
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Cruz refers to controversial law as advice to conservative group
Steve Beshear with members of the House Democratic leadership after attending a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / December 5, 2013) Also By Michael A. Memoli December 5, 2013, 10:01 a.m. WASHINGTON — For congressional Democrats worried about the toll Obamacare might take on their reelection chances next fall, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a surprising message. “You know what Democrats ought to run on next November? The idea that we want every American to have affordable healthcare,” the two-term Democrat said Thursday. Beshear spoke to House Democrats in a closed-door meeting about his state’s experience with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The commonwealth has become “the gold standard” for implementation thus far, Beshear said, with heavy interest from residents and 69,000 enrollments so far. “We showed that the system can work and will work,” Beshear said.
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