Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
2012 Players Guide
Be Our Friend
Monthly Archives: May 2009
On April 20, President Barack Obama caused a bit of a splash when he gathered members of his Cabinet and directed them to cut (collectively) $100 million in expenses within the next 90 days. Now that sounds like a lot of money. And we’re not ones to complain about cutting …
Mexico was the United States’ third-leading trading partner in 2008, with $367.5 billion worth of goods traded between the two countries. Source: Census Bureau
In 2007, 29.2 million U.S. residents were of Mexican origin. That’s 10 percent of the total U.S. population and 64 percent of the Hispanic population. Source: Census Bureau
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Source: Census Bureau
In the New York Times‘ "Caucus" blog today, Kate Phillips offers a well-documented and thorough analysis of a lingering controversy: Did Winston Churchill really say about torture what President Obama says he did? There has been considerable back-and-forth elsewhere regarding this passage in the president’s "100 days" news conference: Obama, …
Q: Was H.R. 1388 passed "behind our backs"? A: This latest e-rumor is a double-header. It recycles one false claim and alludes to another. We’ve debunked both before.
Half of single-race Asians 25 and older in the U.S. had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2007, compared with 28 percent for all Americans in that age group. Source: Census Bureau
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, containing about 650 miles of bookshelves. Source: Library of Congress
The Asian population in the U.S. grew by 2.9 percent between 2006 and 2007, when it totaled 15.2 million residents. Source: Census Bureau
At President Obama’s April 29 news conference, he claimed that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has "already saved or created over 150,000 jobs." Wait a minute. Isn’t the number of jobs actually plummeting? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy lost more than 1.3 million jobs in …